CURRICULUM VITAE 

 

Over 20 years of experience as a manager, curator, facilitator and editor:

strategic innovation of organizations; managing a team of fix and freelance staff; supporting research and production; project management from A to Z in collaboration with local authorities and other stakeholders; financial management, controlling and fundraising; coaching makers and thinkers to develop their projects; develop and facilitate workshops, discussions formats and co-creation contexts; contributing writer and editor for different publications. 

Languages

Dutch: mother tongue

French: C2

English: C2

German: C1 - C2

Italian: B1
Russian: A1

Work
experience

Director
Museumsquartier Bern

Bern, Switzerland

1 July 2021 - ongoing
 

Since the 1st of July 2021 the Museumsquartier Bern reunites 11 institutions in the quarter Kirchenfeld in the city of Bern, Switzerland.

In the next years a new model for collaboration and a new urban space will be developed in a participative way with the collaborators of the institutions, inhabitants and other stakeholders.

Freelance project manager / mentor / facilitator
2000 – ongoing

Alps Art Academy, Tenna, (CH); HKB, Bern (CH); Roc, Romainmôtier (CH); La Manufacture, Lausanne (CH); ZHdK, Zurich (CH); Eikon Fribourg (CH); Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, Zurich (CH); LIVE, Fribourg (CH); Frascati, Amsterdam (NL); Cifas, Bruxelles (BE); EDHEA, Sierre (CH); Tanzquartier, Vienna (AT); K3, Hamburg (DE); Dutch-Flemish Theatre Festival (NL/BE), ...  
 

Freelance contributing writer & editor

2000 – ongoing

This Book is Yours - Recipes for artistic collaboration, Arsenic, Frakcija, Oncurating.org, Substitut, Galerie Fortlaan 17, Journal for Visual Arts Practice, Etcetera, ...


 

Director
Arc artist residency

Romainmôtier, Switzerland

2014 - 2019​

arc-artistresidency.ch
 

  • Strategic development of the institution into an interdisciplinary, collaborative research programme between arts and science; development and facilitation of the formats, thematic residencies and public events

  • Hosting and mentoring artists and experts from other fields

  • Management of the organisation, administration, communication, finances and  building maintenance

  • Development of communication, public relations and network

  • Management of a small team of fix member, freelancers and volunteers

  • Member of the board of the Directorate of cultural and social affairs of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives in Zurich

 

Director

Festival Belluard Bollwerk International
Fribourg, Switzerland

2007 - 2013
belluard.ch (festivals 2008 - 2013) 

 

  • Artistic direction of the annual festival programme 

  • Organizational development

  • Financial management, controlling & fundraising; raised the budget

  • Responsibility for production, administration and logistic organisation of the festival 

  • Management of a fix team of 3 persons and a freelance staff of 40 professionals and 80 volunteers in the 4 months up to and during the festival                      

  • Developing of public relations and international network 

 

Curator and producer dance & performance

Arts centre STUK / Festival KLAPSTUK
Leuven, Belgium

2003 - 2006
stuk.be

  • Artistic direction and management of the season dance & performance             

  • Artistic direction and management of the biennale Klapstuk 

  • Financial management and fundraising

  • Administration, communication and production

  • Public relations and international network   

 

Dramaturge

HETPALEIS
Antwerpen, Belgium
2002 - 2003

hetpaleis.be

                                                                                       

  • Advising theatre projects, artistic & text research, editing              
     

Full-time critic & journalist theatre, dance & film

De Morgen

Belgium

2000 - 2002
demorgen.be      

 

  • Reviews theatre, dance, performance and film

  • Interviews; reportages; follow-up cultural politics
     

IT

Microsoft office

Website development / maintenance
(CMS, SEO, SEM)

Social media

Indesign (basics)

Photoshop (basics)

Slack (basics)

Freelance project management, 
facilitating, teaching, writing 

(selection)

Founder & co-director

Roc (Romainmôtier contemporain)

Romainmôtier, Switzerland
2015 – ongoing

Founder & administrator

Le club des opportunités

Facebook group with calls for proposals, residencies, jobs...
and other opportunities for artists and cultural workers

2015 – ongoing

Workshop facilitator & lecturer
Alps Art Academy

Safiental, Switzerland

2020

 

Mentor MA Art Education
Hochschule der Künste

Bern, Switzerland

2020

Director of publication
This Book is Yours - Recipes for artistic collaboration
Sally De Kunst et. al. (ed.)

art&fiction Lausanne / Vexer Verlag St. Gallen, Switzerland
2019

thisbookisyours.com

Lecturer & jury member
Master Theatre Direction

Manufacture Theatre School                                         

Lausanne, Switzerland

2015 – 2019

Co-founder & project manager

Sprinter Aid

fundraising for & volunteer work at refugee camps Greece

Fribourg, Switzerland

2016 

Sprinter Aid
 

Lecturer copyrights

Eikon, professional art school

Fribourg, Switzerland
2014  

       

Co-curator & project manager

LIVE off space

Fribourg, Switzerland

2014 – 2015 

 

Scout

DasArts

Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2012 - 2014

Organizer & facilitator

Watch & Talk

Discussion and exchange residence for young artists at Theaterspektakel

Zurich, Switzerland                                  

2010 – 2012                  

Co-curator & project manager

Expedition

International artistic research platform organized by Frascati Amsterdam (NL),
Brut Vienna (A) and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers Paris (F). 

2006 – 2007            

 

Member board of editors

Etcetera

Brussels, Belgium

2006 – 2007                 

 

Co-curator & project manager

Monsoon

Asian-European artistic research platform

Seoul, South-Korea

2006            

Member dance commission

Flemish Government

Brussels, Belgium

2004 - 2006

 

Freelance dance critic

De Morgen

Belgium

2003
 

Contributing writer

Etcetera

Brussels, Belgium                 
2001 - 2003

Jury member

Dutch-Flemish Theatre Festival

Belgium / Netherlands

2001 – 2003                 

Copywriter

Funding commissions Theatre, Dance and Music Theatre 

Flemish Government
Brussels, Belgium

2000 – 2001                    

 

Internship editing

janus (arts magazine Jan Fabre)

Antwerp, Belgium.        

2000                   

                         

Internship dramaturgy

Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus

Brussels, Belgium

1999       

Education

CAS Innovation Management

FHS St.Gallen, Switzerland

2020

CAS Nonprofit Governance & Leadership                                  Universität Basel, Switzerland

2016

 

Master Art History
University Ghent, Belgium

1998 - 2000             
 

Erasmus - Theatre Studies

Glasgow University, Scotland

1997 – 1998                 
 

Bachelor Art History

University Ghent, Belgium
1995 - 1997

 

Bachelor Graphic Design

Higher Art Institute St. Lukas

Brussels, Belgium

1993 - 1995

Mathematics - Science

KTA - Royal Technical Atheneum

Willebroek, Belgium

1991 - 1993

Certificates

IPMA-D project management
vzpm 
Zurich, Switzerland
2021


Scrum Master Professional
IUE Hochschule
Basel, Switzerland
2020

 

Creative writing (Fiction) I & II
Querido Academie
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2020


Masterclass I & II Designing and facilitating learning spaces
Kaospiloten
Aarhus, Denmark
2019

 

Pratiquer la dynamique participative / sociocratie 3.0 – Module 1
Ordinata
Fribourg, Switzerland
2019

Volunteer work 

Job coach
Powercoders
Bern, Switzerland

2021

President
Kollektiv Ortie
Fribourg, Switzerland
2021


Co-artistic director
Roc
Romainmôtier, Switzerland

2017 - now
 

Co-founder & project manager
Sprinter Aid
Fribourg, Switzerland
2016

 

Co-curator
LIVE arts association

Fribourg, Switzerland
2014-2015


Founder & admin
Le club des opportunités - Facebook group
2013 - now