Book publication  

Jaune, Geel, Gelb, Yellow. Monochrome

With Alex Farrar and Jap Sam BooksPublication coordinator and editor
To be published in November 2021

The book publication of Antonis Pittas will discuss the failure, collapse and historicisation of the modernist ideals espoused by Theo van Doesburg, set against the current political backdrop of mass protest. With contribution by Laurie Cluitmans, Maria Barnas, Bram Ieven, Dirk van den Heuvel, Thalia Ostendorf, Doris Wintgens and Bruno Latour.
Group exhibition 

Impossible is Nothing 

by Thierry Oussou(1988, Allada, Benin) at Centraal Museum 
From february 5 to May 1 2022.
"If you take the king's throne, you take his place".

In Impossible is Nothing, Thierry Oussou shows that the chair represents power. He asks questions about access to and ownership of cultural heritage, and about craftsmanship and scholarship.

Group exhibition

Moving Stories 

at Museum het Valkhof
Project management for Antonis Pittas
February 2022
More info soon
Group exhibition

Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)

at Centraal Museum Utrecht
in collaboration with Impakt Festival
Projectcoördinator CM
Nov 3 2021 - Feb 2022
The exhibition is a collaboration between IMPAKT and Centraal Museum, with Katerina Gregos as guestcurator. It explores social patterns and examines the challenges and opportunities that the Internet and social media - and currently the coronapandemic - present for our intimate relationships.
Group exhibition

The future can be humane

at Cobra Museum in collaboration with Fondation Constant
Project management for Antonis Pittas
4 Nov 2021 - Feb 2022
Constant I 0 I is an interdisciplinary annual program that binds contemporary makers and institutions, celebrating the work, concepts and life of Constant and what role he still plays today. Pittas will design and curate the exhibition with works from Constant.
Solo exhibition  

Jaune, Geel, Gelb, Yellow. Acts of modernism

at Centraal Museum Utrecht
Project management for Antonis Pittas
14 August 2021 - February 6 2022
‘Jaune, Geel, Gelb, Yellow. Acts of modernism with Antonis Pittas and Theo van Doesburg is a collection intervention and commissioned work, reflecting on the work of Theo van Doesburg through the lens of contemporary political protests.
Group exhibition

Ω - Omega

at De Elektriciteitsfabriek
by Gabriel Lester
Project assistant for Antonis Pittas
From 23rd of September - 28th of November 2021
Soft monument (2021) is a site specific intervention, as a response to the debate around public statues and its contested histories. The work plays with the tension between monument and ephemerality, questioning what and how we represent public memory  in our current time. Soft monument displaces one of the monumental curtains hanging in the Electriciteits Fabriek and repurposing it as sculptural material. The result is an enclosed space, that disorientates, isolates, and changed our spatial perception.
Group exhibition

Good Citizenship

at Oscam
Project management for Antonis Pittas
Opening Sept 9 2021 - Jan 2022
What do you think ‘good citizenship’ means? OSCAM invited UP, Marlou Fernanda, Maikel Deekman and Antonis Pittas to translate their answer into art.




Project Bureau

Project coordinator 

at Centraal Museum in Utrecht 
More info soon
Research Assistant 

Academic theory 

for Antonis Pittas
Antonis Pittas holds tutoring positions at KABK (Professional International Practice) and Design Academy Eindhoven (MA Critical Inquiry Lab) and is a Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.
Editorial manager

Text work 

for various artists
Advisor & textwork

Funding

Coordination, strategy and editorial for artists
In the past years multiple funding has been granted by Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Jaap Harten Fonds, Stichting Stokroos, and Stimuleringsfonds.

Application text for

Susanna Inglada

Editorial 
June 2021
Susanna Inglada  a politically committed artist, who makes large scale installations that balance between drawing, painting and sculpture.  
Solo exhibition

From a River to the Room


by Gerbrand Burger
at Bellyditcham project space Project communication
Gerbrand Burger creates sculptures and site-specific installations in the intersections of visual art, architecture and design with materiality and craftsmanship as the common thread. The exhibition From a River to the Room is a solo project by Gerbrand Burger. It shows new work, mainly sculptures, that are a visualization of his approach towards form, materiality, craftsmanship and technique.

Annual program

Constant 101

On Our Means and Perspectivesby Fondation Constant
Project assistant
Fondation Constant developed a multidisciplinary program of projects in collaboration with Dutch museums, presentation institutions, archives, individual makers, magazines, publishers and educational institutes.  
Group exhibition

EKO8

Triennial of Art and Environment
at UGM Maribor, Slovenia Project coordinator for Antonis Pittas
21 May- 18 July 2021
The EKO Triennial, dedicated to contemporary visual arts and the environment, will explore the intersections between the current socio-economic challenges, environmental policies, and post-colonial globalisation. Pittas will make a monumental site-specific installation.
Project Coordinator & Research Assistant

ENOUGH

Installation at Refresh Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Museum in collaboration with  Gemeente Amsterdam
11 December 11 2020 - 28 March 2021

The sculptural installation ENOUGH consists of historical building fragments from Amsterdam’s monuments. Through researching their origins, Pittas reflects on contested monuments and statues today and plays with the ambiguous narratives of heritage, political protest and social movements. The process reactivates history and takes it into the present. To echo, voice and recycle the transhistorical realities, the fragments are ‘vandalized’ with graphite and marble dust quotations, taken from alternative archives as well as the contemporary public domain. 

Editorial

Interview Charl Landvreugd

with Margriet Schavemaker, for CBK Zuidoost published at Mister Motley Magazine
”Er worden radicaal nieuwe stappen gezet in het culturele domein waarin bevraagd wordt welke positie het museum en culturele instellingen vandaag de dag zou moeten innemen in de maatschappij. Om de kritiek van ontoegankelijkheid en eenzeidigheid te bestrijden wordt er met man en macht actief naar manieren gezocht om inclusief te programmeren.” 
Assistant Curator & Research Assistant Intern

Pinball Wizard: The work and life of Jacqueline de Jong

at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, curated by Margriet Schavemaker

August 2018 - March 2019
Overview exhibition of the work and historical development of Jacqueline de Jong’s oeuvre, combined with works from the Stedelijk Museum collection. De Jong effortlessly switches between various styles: from expressionist painting to new figuration and pop art. Under the wings of Margriet Schavemaker (Head of Interpretation, Education and Publication) I worked closely with the artist and assisted in research into collection, as well as coordination, organization and realization of the exhibition. (Read Article)
Research Thesis (MA in Museology)

‘The role of in-between spaces and their potential for inclusivity in contemporary and modern art museums’

at Amsterdam University of Arts under the supervision of  Dr Jeroen Boomgaard

March 2019 - September 2019
My thesis researched the role of “in-between” spaces, meaning the non-programmed spaces which are efficient and functional public areas within the contemporary art museum, and how they can potentially contribute to a more meaningful museum experience and to a more inclusive museum culture. (Read My Thesis)
Production

‘Up Tycoon’ by Jim Whiting

for Stichting NDSM-werf, curated by Rieke Vos

September - December 2017
Stichting NDSM-wharf develops and curates a cultural program to show the cultural uniqueness of the old shipyard wharf and its historic value. As producer responsible for the production of a place-specific artwork of  British kinetic artist Jim Whiting (1951, UK), and the communication with various stakeholders.
Project Manager & Program Producer

Vincent op Vrijdag, Museumnacht

at Van Gogh Museum

October 2016 - April 2017
Vincent on Friday is a public program at the Van Gogh Museum, that focuses on contemporary art and music for young adults (ages 18 – 30). As freelance producer I worked at the Education department.
Project Management & Production

Eddie the Eagle Museum

with Eddie the Eagle Museum, Pluk de Nacht, and Lowlands Festival

July 2015 –December 2016
The subversive art collective Eddie the Eagle Museum, continuously works with diverse artists, in various disciplines, in different formats.
Founder & Producer, Artistic Director

Henk op de Helling

at NDSM-wharf

2008 - 2015
For 7 years, I produced music and art festivals for crowds of up to 5000+ people where I was responsible for all aspects of creative production and management.

Cleosponsex Imberium (October 2012)
HENK in de FABRIEK (April 2013)
HENK: We will meet in another tense (April 2014)
Read Article (April 2013)
Read Article (July 2013)
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