MAAIKE GOUWENBERG (NL)
Maaike Gouwenberg (NL) is a freelance curator for several projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Next to that she is head of production and think tank curator for the rolling platform If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, where she works on long term productions with small groups of artists. In the current project she produces the works of Keren Cytter, Jon Mikel Euba, Olivier Foulon, Suchan Kinoshita, Joachim Koester and Sarah Pierce.
After finishing her studies, Maaike was head of the platform for emerging artists Expodium in Utrecht. In 2006/07 Maaike participated in the Curatorial Training Program at de Appel arts centre. In 2008 Curator Curator, a series of projects of emerging curators at HISK in Ghent, was initiated by herself and Maarten Vanden Eynde from Enough Room for Space.Next to this the experimental project Mostly It Happens At Night took place in February 2009 in one of the suburbs of Amsterdam. On the base of this project, which took place in physical and virtual space, a new project will be shown around the theme of the relation between men and machine.
Gouwenberg's overall interests are often edgy performative practices, with an interest in the regime of theater, starting from the base of fine arts.