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Laurie Cluitmans
Laurie Cluitmans

Independent curator and art critic Laurie Cluitmans (1984, the Netherlands) holds a BA in Communication Studies and a BA and MA in Art History from the University of Amsterdam. 
She curated a.o. the following exhibitions: He Disappeared into Complete Silence: Rereading a Single Artwork by Louise Bourgeois (2011) a group exhibition at De Hallen Haarlem (i.c.w. Arnisa Zeqo); Tribute to an Avenue (2013-2014), an exhibition of video art on the Coolsingel, commissioned by Sculpture International Rotterdam; solo exhibition by Liesbeth Labeur, Nachthutje in de Komkommerhof (2014-2015) at De Vleeshal Middelburg; Where the Sidewalk Ends (2015), a group exhibition (i.c.w. Rieke Vos) in public space, with works by emerging artists; solo exhibition by Saskia Noor van Imhoff #+21.00 at de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam. In 2011 Cluitmans was part of the research team of the Autonomy Project, culminating in a summer school, symposium and series of master classes at the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven. Until September 2016 she was artistic director at Galerie Fons Welters.
Cluitmans has written a.o. for MetropolisM, Fundament, Frieze, De Groene Amsterdammer, and individual artists. Recently she was awarded the Prize for Young Art Critics 2016 for her essay The possibility of a garden, on the gardens of Derek Jarman and Ian Hamilton Finlay. This essay is part of Cluitmans’ current curatorial research Radicants, Radicals, Epiphytes and Parasites, which will take place a.o. at CCS Bard.