Christel Vesters | Curator in Residence
Elisa van Joolen & Vincent Vulsma, Technik (detail) 2012/13
Currently, Christel Vesters works on two longer-term curatorial research projects: Touch/Trace: Researching histories through textiles, which unravels the intricate connections between textile, history, and society from a contemporary art perspective. As well as Unfinished Systems of Non-Knowledge, which focuses on the power of art to evoke other ways of thinking and its political agency vis-à-vis dominant systems of knowledge.
Christel Vesters is a curator, writer, and lecturer based in Amsterdam. She studied art history and curating in Amsterdam, New York, and London. She graduated cum laude from the University of Amsterdam with an MA in Art History. Christel has an established practice in art criticism and curating. She has curated numerous exhibitions and discursive projects, including the successful lecture series and publication Now is the Time: Art & Theory in the 21st Century (2007-09), between 2009 and 2011 Christel was part of the curatorial team of the Netherlands Architecture Institute where she was responsible for the public programme. Utrecht Manifest 4: The New Working Landscape (2012/13), Global Collaborations, Stedelijk Museum (2013-16)
Christel Vesters regularly contributes to various international art magazines and art publications, including Afterall, FlashArt, MetropolisM. She also publishes in magazine De Groene Amsterdammer and De Gids. In 2014 Christel Vesters was the MondriaanFund curator-in-residence at CCS Bard, New York, where she divided her time between research and lecturing.