Residents

Julian Abraham Togar IN
  • resident
  • 2020
Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba MX
  • resident
  • 2020
Özgür Atlagan TR
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Razia Barsatie SR
  • resident
  • 2020
Salim Bayri MA/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Verena Blok NL
  • resident
  • 2020
Simnikiwe Buhlungu ZA
  • resident
  • 2020
Sara Culmann RU
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Tanja Engelberts NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Aldo Esparza Ramos NL/MX
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
G GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Lotte van Geijn NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Robert Glas NL
  • resident
  • 2020
Catalina González CL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Lungiswa Gqunta ZA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Saemundur Thor Helgason IS/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
Hannah Dawn Henderson GB
  • resident
  • 2020
Takeshi Ikeda JP
  • resident
  • 2016
  • 2020
Artor Jesus Inkerö FI
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Donghwan Kam KR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Arturo Kameya PE/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Özgür Kar TR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Penelope Koliopoulou GR
  • resident
  • 2020
Wouter van der Laan NL
  • resident
  • 2020
Sungeun Lee KR
  • resident
  • 2020
Sheng-Wen Lo TW/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Tessa Mars HT
  • resident
  • 2020
Silvia Martes NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Polina Medvedeva NL/RU
  • resident
  • 2020
Ima-Abasi Okon GB
  • resident
  • 2020
Ian Page US
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Claudia Pagès Rabal ES
  • resident
  • 2020
Molly Palmer GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Eoghan Ryan IE
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Hend Samir EG
  • resident
  • 2020
Ratu Saraswati ID
  • resident
  • 2020
Silke Schönfeld DE
  • resident
  • 2020
Tomasz Skibicki PL
  • resident
  • 2020
Mette Sterre NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Takanori Suzuki JP
  • resident
  • 2020
Kanitha Tith KH
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
Anh Tran NZ/VN
  • resident
  • 2020
Werker Collective
  • resident
  • 2020

Team

Directorial Team

Emily Pethick (director)
Martijntje Hallmann (deputy director, head of residency)
Susan Gloudemans (director strategy & development)
Danielle Kars (secretarial services)

Residency

Annelie Musters (manager & deputy head residency
Virág Szentkirályi (residency & programme coordinator)
Sandra Felten (alumni relations & documentation)
Daphne Verweij (project coordinator residency)

Workshops / Technical advisors

José Miguel Biscaya (workshop audio-visual)
Marietta Dirker (library & collection)
Stephan Kuderna (workshop construction)
Arend Nijkamp (workshop chemicals)
Marianne Peijnenburg (workshop ceramics)
Kees Reedijk (workshop electronics)
Pieter Verweij (workshop graphics)

Freelancers:
Seamus Cater (workshop wood)
Roger Cremers (workshop wood)
Lotte Nijhof (workshop mould making)
Monique de Wilt (laser cutter & CNC)

Development

María Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (friends)
Irene Huberts (fellowships & funds)
Andrea de Bruin (assistant development)

Communication

Vanessa Groenewegen

Finance / Administration / HR

Joost Cras (head of finance & HR)
Niels Andree Wiltens (HR, residency & process administration)

Building / Operations

Michel de Rooij (head of operations)
Harold Verbakel (ICT)
Peter Amponsah (caretaker)
Feras Dahhan (caretaker)
Anita Autar (cleaning)

Cantina

Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Freelancer:
Martine Albitrouw-Segijn

Supervisory Board Rijksakademie

Defne Ayas
Chris Buijink (chair)
Bregtje van der Haak
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Marlies Rohmer
Vinod Subramaniam

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Yazan Khalili

PS, 1981

  • guest resident
    • 2020

Artist statement

Yazan Khalili lives and works in and out of Palestine. He is an architect, artist, and cultural producer. His works have been exhibited in several major exhibitions, including among others: KW, Berlin, 2020. MoCA, Toronto, 2020. New Photography, MoMA 2018. Shanghai Biennial 2016. He was the director of Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre between 2015 and 2019. He is one of the founders of Radio Alhara, Palestine. Currently he is the co-chair of the Photography department of the MFA programme at Bard College, NY, a PhD candidate at ASCA, University of Amsterdam, and a guest researcher at Rijksakademie.

His practice frames landscapes, institutions, and social and technological phenomena as politicized entities. His background in architecture allows him to look at landscape in a critical manner, deconstructing colonial visual discourse around Palestinian landscape. His practice engages with the settler colonial question, whether in Palestine or elsewhere. He has worked extensively on surveillance related technologies such as facial recognition and its links with indigenous masks and European recognition of who is human during European colonization. He is interested in structures, institutional as well as other, and how those structures are built, and how they perform. This aspect can be traced both in his work at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, in Ramallah where he has been leading the institution, critiquing funding and the foundations of a cultural institution under settler colonialism, and in his recent installation on the roof of the Palestinian Museum where he has installed a large stone emphasising the ‘weight’ of art and the institutional responsibility that comes with it.  Khalili uses multiple forms, however in his videos, photography and artist books his textual narratives play a large part. He is aware of the fluctuating economy of the image and the visual archive in our time, at many times alluding to it, and so ensures to add a scrupulous narrative over it. The tone of the narrative is never abstract, but mostly poetic, as if refusing to engage in a ‘factual’ tone, entrusting the language of fiction to the oppressed.

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