March 28, 2019 - Kunstverein - New director announced
March 28, 2019


Maxine Kopsa & Yana Foqué. Photo: Johannes Schwartz.

New director announced

Hazenstraat 28
1016 SR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Hours: Thursday–Saturday 1–6pm

Kunstverein is a curatorial office that researches and pushes the concepts of art presentation and was founded in 2009 by Maxine Kopsa and Krist Gruijthuijsen. It is a space for exhibitions, performative and social events and, at times, a bookshop. Kunstverein is also a publishing house and a membership-based franchise, with sister "vereins" in Toronto and Milan. Kunstverein pairs discreet institutional ambition with beneficial nonconformity, on an intimate scale. Kunstverein questions prevailing models of presentation and at the same time remains in dialogue with the existing discursive field (local and global) so as to propose inspiring alternatives to staging cultural production.

After 10 years, co-founding director Maxine Kopsa will be leaving Kunstverein, but in good hands: Yana Foqué will be taking over as director.

Kopsa: "It’s time to pass on the baton. I am extremely proud and satisfied with the work done thus far and excited to see a new generation take on the next ten years. Kunstverein fulfills a crucial part in the cultural landscape of the city and has built up a solid network internationally. In these difficult times, I believe Kunstverein’s role as cultural generator for reflection and conversation on an intimate yet global level can only expand."

Foqué: "I look forward to carry on the line of remarkable projects that Kunstverein has become known for with a renewed team. Together we will reassess what our (cultural) climate lacks today and attempt to fill those gaps, with one eye on the past and the other on the now."


New position of Associate Curator to begin in September 2019
for application: April 30

Kunstverein (Amsterdam) is seeking an Associate Curator who will be responsible for two of the four main projects taking place annually. We are looking for a candidate who has affinity with our mission and our program, is a critical thinker, a keen problem-solver and capable of working independently as well as being part of our team.

The associate curator will be making a substantial contribution to the overall program of Kunstverein, with projects that are free in form and can vary from a series of events, to an exhibition or focus on a publication.

The candidate should have a relevant degree or equivalent experience in an equal position. A minimum of 2 years experience in arts administration, programming or a related field is a basic requirement. Our ideal candidate would possess a broad knowledge of activities in contemporary art and related fields on a global level, as well as maintain an extensive global professional network. They would have excellent communication skills, written and oral, as well as exceptional attention to detail, including proofreading and editing capabilities.

We want to underline that you do not need to be based in the Netherlands to apply, nor does the chosen candidate need to relocate to the Netherlands.


For more information please see:

Share - New director announced
  • Share
Click to subscribe to e-flux and be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements
Subscribe to e-flux
Be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements.
Subscribe to architecture
Explore the most recent content from e-flux architecture and urbanism
Subscribe to e-flux programs
Keep up-to-date on all upcoming talks, screenings, and exhibitions at e-flux in New York