Remco de Blaaij


Birthplace: Holandia

Living place: London, Great Britain / Eindhoven, Netherlands

Theme: art

ECC Participation: event curator

photo: private archive

Remco de Blaaij is a cultural producer who focuses on the development of autonomy/heteronomy in the visual field, and researches motivations on mobility, urban space and contemporary politics, probing possibilities in collaborative working.

Next to curating exhibitions like “Towards Confluence” in Ghent, Belgium, 2009, together with Kamila Wielebska, he also resently curated “Picasso in Palestine” (together with Charles Esche, Khaled Hourani, Fatima Abdulkarim), an unique project of presenting one of Picasso’s work at International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah, connected with “Picasso Talks”, a special programme in which international speakers were invited to respond to the artistic, political and social implications surrounding the Picasso exhibition and process of taking it to Ramallah.The project was prepared by the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands where de Blaaij has been working since 2007. “Be(com)ing Dutch” was a starting point, a two-year elaborate project in the museum that dealt with residues and beginnings of globalisation, national identity and immigration. Also he is curating a space there called “The Eye” that invites local artists for a six-month working period next to developing several projects that mainly take place outside the museum walls. Currently he is also undertaking his studies at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University, London.

For the European Culture Congress Remco de Blaaij curates (together with Anna Colin) a part of the 10x10 project. He has been recommended by Charles Esche (Netherlands).

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TAGS: 10x10