Directorial Team

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


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 (media lab)
Marietta Dirker (library & collection)
Stephan Kuderna (metal)
Arend Nijkamp (paint lab)
Marianne Peijnenburg (ceramics)
Kees Reedijk (electronics)
Elke Uitentuis (social practice)
Pieter Verweij (print lab)

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


María Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (fellowship support & friends)
Lotte Hemme (special projects)


Vanessa Groenewegen

Finance / Administration / HR

Joost Cras (head of finance)
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)


Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Martine Albitrouw-Segijn

Supervisory Board Rijksakademie

Defne Ayas
Karl Guha
Bregtje van der Haak
Otobong Nkanga
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Vinod Subramaniam (chair)

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Sands Murray-Wassink / Gift Science Archive

  • resident
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • 2021

Artist statement

Gift Science Archive is an 18-month durational performance happening at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, where Sands Murray-Wassink is a guest resident through April 2021. For the performance Murray-Wassink and collaborators Megan Hoetger (Curator, If I Can’t Dance), Radna Rumping (independent curator and editor), and Amalia Calderón (storyteller and graduate student in Artistic Research) are digging, ordering, and archiving the full inventory of the artist’s expansive, multimedia 25-year studio practice. As part of the durational performance the artist and collaborators will be holding various gatherings (process events, archiving marathons and research exchanges), which invite members of Amsterdam’s diverse communities into the studio-archive depot to join them in conversation, as well as in the material process of cataloging—because building a performance archive founded upon feminist ideas of collective authorship means opening up archiving systems and history-making processes to as many as different voices and perspectives as possible.

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