Since 2012, I have been refining my approach and position in contemporary art, which has been developed in The Netherlands and influenced by my Western Australian upbringing. In my curatorial practice, I am committed to engendering moments and spaces where intergenerational audiences can come together with art, the various ways such encounters come about, and how temporary communities arise from such a meeting. To clarify, I am defining community as the entanglement of voices that constitute ever-changing spaces of gathering and momentary encounter. I approach the concept of community as one that momentarily emerges within an exhibition context (for example) is continuously fluctuating and redefining itself. The community that I describe may emerge as the assembly of beings, things, and ideas within the artwork, the exhibition, the talk, the walk, the dinner, the excursion, or online and out of sight among others. This has led me to develop a curatorial voice that intertwines the group exhibition format with a strong emphasis on event-based programming and working within diverse organisational contexts from the Biennale to glasshouse, from the observatory to artist-run space.
Current: Higher! Higher! Lower, Lower. Louder! Louder! Softer, Softer co-curated by Eloise and Jason Hendrik Hansma with works by Zarouhie Abdalian, Gwenneth Boelens, Dean Bowen, stanley brouwn, Liu Chao-tze, Theo van Doesburg, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Grigely, Gordon Hall, Ian Kiaer, Elena Narbutaite, Kate Newby, Shanta Rao, Katie West, and Ma Qiusha at Shimmer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Current: Everybody Knows, Everybody Knows, written by Eloise, edited by Rosa te Velde & Huib Hayes van der Werf, Sandberg Insitute Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Forthcoming: Instituting Ecologies edited by Inga Lāce, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
-RECENT PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS
with MADA Gallery, Monash Univerity, Melbourne; A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam; Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Turning A Blind Eye, São Paulo Biennial; De Appel, Amsterdam; and Political Arts Initiative. She is theory lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and was a researcher at the Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. She has a Master of Fine Art, School of Missing Studies, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam and a Master of Art in Arts Management, University of the Arts Utrecht and Open Universities London.
With artist Jason Hendrik Hansma, Eloise is co-founder co-director of Shimmer, an exhibition, events and online platform in the Port of Rotterdam.