Witte de With Contemporary Art
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Rosa de Graaf
Assistant Curator

Rosa de Graaf (UK) is Assistant Curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (since March 2017). She is also an Editor at Kunstlicht, the Amsterdam-based academic journal of visual art, visual culture, and architecture and writes for Extra Extra. Outside of her work at Witte de With, De Graaf is working as an Independent Curator with artist initiatives Precious (UK) and Billytown (NL). Previous roles include: Member of the 2017 International Advisory Board for the Rotterdam Cultural Sector (non-subsidized workgroup); Assistant Curator at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam (2016), working as Curator for the institution’s concluding exhibition Jeronimo Voss - Inverted Night Sky; Independent Curator in collaboration with Russian artist Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya; Curator at Tate Collectives (Tate Modern & Tate Britain), London (2008-2012, 2015); Curatorial & Publications Intern at Witte de With (2015); Guest Curator at Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (2014); Curator & Producer for Art Everywhere, in collaboration with public art collections and institutions across the UK (2013 & 2014).

Starting out with a background in fine art practice at University of the Arts London (UAL), Rosa studied under Griselda Pollock at the University of Leeds, gaining a BA with First Class Honours in Social and Critical Histories of Art. This year she is due to complete her MA in Contemporary Art Theory & World Art Studies at the University of Leiden with a thesis titled ‘To be with; Undoing Witte de With.’