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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 a member of the 2017 International Advisory Board for the Rotterdam Cultural Sector (non-subsidized workgroup).

Previous roles include: Assistant Curator at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam (2016); Curatorial & Publications Intern at Witte de With (2015); Young Curator at Tate (Tate Modern & Tate Britain), London (2008-2012, 2015); Guest Curator at Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (2014); Curatorial & production team for the outdoor exhibition campaign Art Everywhere, in collaboration with public art collections and institutions across the UK (2013 & 2014).

Starting out with a background in Fine Art at University of the Arts London, 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 at the University of Leiden with a thesis titled ‘Dancing with Theory, in Theory and Practice: Degrees of Swinging in the work of Trisha Brown.’