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 engender 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.
On view now: Lexicon of Infinite Movement, co-curated by Eloise and Suzanne Wallinga with artworks by Charlotte Posenenske, Ruth Buchanan and Yeb Wiersma at Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands. Opening 18 May 2019.
Forthcoming: Higher! Higher! Lower, Lower. Louder! Louder! Softer, Softer co-curated by Eloise and Jason Hendrik Hansma with works by Shanta Rao, Liu Chao-tze, & Gwenneth Boelens at Shimmer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Forthcoming: Strangers and Those We Hold Dear, curated by Eloise with artworks by Charlotte Posenenske, Katie West, Malin Arnell and Miyeon Lee at MADA Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Opening 4 October 2019.
Forthcoming: Everybody Knows, Everybody Knows, written by Eloise, edited by Huib Hayes van der Werf and Rosa Velde, Sandberg Insitute Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Release date to be announced.
-RECENT PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS
with 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.