Fellowship

Fellow 2018/2019

Charl Landvreugd peforming Conversational Tones with Wendelien van Oldenborgh during Propositions #1: What We Mean on 7 October 2017 at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Tom Janssen

Charl Landvreugd

Charl Landvreugd is an artist, writer, and curator working on mapping a continental European artistic environment that emerges from migrant aesthetics. His PhD dissertation at the Royal College of Art in London looked at Dutch Afro citizenship and belonging and how this is expressed in contemporary art. Landvreugd holds an MA in Modern Art/Critical Theory from Columbia University, New York, and a BA in Fine Art/History of Art (joint hons.) from Goldsmiths University of London, London. He has exhibited in the United States, Suriname, The Netherlands, and Senegal, among other places with sculpture, photography, and video. Landvreugd’s writing has appeared in journals such as Small Axe, ARC Magazine, and Open Arts Journal. Having traveled the world, he now lives in the city in which he grew up and that feeds his imagination, Rotterdam.

https://landvreugd.wordpress.com/

Charl Landvreugd

Charl Landvreugd is an artist, writer, and curator working on mapping a continental European artistic environment that emerges from migrant aesthetics. His PhD dissertation at the Royal College of Art in London looked at Dutch Afro citizenship and belonging and how this is expressed in contemporary art. Landvreugd holds an MA in Modern Art/Critical Theory from Columbia University, New York, and a BA in Fine Art/History of Art (joint hons.) from Goldsmiths University of London, London. He has exhibited in the United States, Suriname, The Netherlands, and Senegal, among other places with sculpture, photography, and video. Landvreugd’s writing has appeared in journals such as Small Axe, ARC Magazine, and Open Arts Journal. Having traveled the world, he now lives in the city in which he grew up and that feeds his imagination, Rotterdam.

https://landvreugd.wordpress.com/

Fellowship Research Trajectory

(Cultural) Hybridity is a given. From this point of departure, artist, writer, researcher, and curator Charl Landvreugd is interested in exploring and making visible what a contemporary and future continental European subjectivity looks like and how belonging is shaped. It is for this reason that in his recent work and research, including a PhD, Landvreugd has specifically looked at Dutch artists of African descent, as the marker of skin color cannot be denied. These artists have developed strategies of survival in the art world, which includes the paradox of performing blackness while not wanting to be judged by it. Looking deeper into this reveals that effectively this counts for many artists (including white, heterosexual, cis-gendered males). The large curatorial question is how to make central (artists with) a migrant background as contributing to the future development of Dutch/European society and (visual) culture rather than as a problem that needs to be fixed (through nationalism).

The main focus of this research trajectory is to research on and experiment with possibilities that defy the current institutional arena, develop a plan to put them into practice, and give shape to the future of this practice focused on the future of continental European subjectivities.

Charl Landvreugd Named Head of Research & Curatorial Practice at Stedelijk Museum

Congratulations to BAK 2018/2019 Fellow Charl Landvreugd on his new position as Head of Research & Curatorial Practice at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam! We know that he will do important, critical, and motivating work.

Charl Landvreugd’s Movt. Nr. 10: Ososma

BAK 2018/2019 Fellow Charl Landvreugd creates a large-scale, solo installation exhibition Movt. Nr. 10: Ososma at CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam (25/10–13/12/2019). The exhibition is a self-portrait and a critical reflection on cultural hybridity, integral to Landvreugd’s work, research, and current times.

Final BAK Fellows Intensive: Helianthe Kort and Preparing Propositions #8

The BAK 2018/2019 Fellows meet for their final Intensive in June. The week begins with BAK 2018/2019 Fellow Charl Landvreugd bringing Professor Helianthe Kort presenting and discussing her research on healthy built environments. The rest of the week, the Fellows build their own environment along with the BAK team, getting ready for the culminating public […]

“Art After Culture: Exile”

BAK 2017/2018 Fellows Charl Landvreugd and Jeanne van Heeswijk present at e-flux journal‘s “Art After Culture: Exile” on Saturday 29 January 2019, Witte de With, Rotterdam, the first iteration of e-flux’s conference series Art After Culture?. From the conference descrption: In this climate, artists and art practitioners are suddenly faced with a politics that goes […]

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