Adriënne van der Werf (°1991, Vlissingen) is an independent curator, researcher, and writer based in Ghent, Belgium. In her curatorial, written and productional work she is involved in interdisciplinary artistic projects and curates mostly performative exhibitions that pin into political and feminist frameworks. In the past she (co-)curated the shows Civil Disobedience, on artistic disobedience (2018), Maintenance, on reproductive labour: cleaning (2019) and Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Gift Shop, on artistic leisure (2020). Currently she is involved in the art project Tarot editions, is doing artistic research on the history of socialism and Vooruit (with Katinka de Jonge, Leonore Spee, Sascha Bornkamp), and is writing her thesis “Border Works: an overview of artistic and curatorial practice on the borderlands - case study: zeeuws-vlaanderen.”


Since moving to Ghent in 2016 for her studies in Art Science, she has (co-)curated multiple exhibitions and festivals for Friends of S.M.A.K., In De Ruimte, Vooruit, Kunsthal Gent and CAMPO. Next to her personal project, she co-curated the video- and performance event Etcetera VI & Etcetera VII, the exhibition The Eye on The Skin and she was involved as a curatorial resident for Katerina Gregos’ exhibition 14,700,000 KM3 in  Art Space Pythagorion in Samos, Greece. Next to her curatorial experience she has written successful funding applications for various artists and exhibitions.


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