Two Dutch curators will be part of the Curatorial Exchange Program of the EXPO CHICAGO. The program was launched in 2018, and offers mid-career and established international curators the opportunity to engage closely with their peers and with EXPO CHICAGO’s more than international exhibitors while exploring Chicago’s cultural landscape through a tailored four-day program. The two Dutch participants are Zippora Elders and Bas Hendrikx.
Zippora Elders (NL) is a curator and art historian based between Amsterdam and Berlin. She is the artistic director of Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen – Island for Art and Heritage in The Netherlands and cocurator of exhibitions for Sonsbeek 2020. Previously she has worked at Foam museum for photography and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, amongst others. She regularly writes, lectures and advices for various international institutions.
Bas Hendrikx is a Dutch curator. He has curated exhibitions for amongst others De Appel arts centre (Amsterdam, NL), CIAP Kunstverein (Hasselt, BE), museum De Domijnen (Sittard, NL), and Skulptur Bredelar (Bredelar, DE). His publication Authenticity? Observations and Artistic Strategies in the Post-Digital Age was published in 2017. He has commissioned online works of art for stedelijk.nl, deappel.nl, and impakt.nl. Bas is currently curating a series of exhibitions for Garage (Rotterdam, NL), and he is the founder of Kunsthalle Amsterdam.