Directorial Team

Emily Pethick (director)
Martijntje Hallmann (deputy director, head of residency)
Susan Gloudemans (director strategy & development)
Danielle Kars (secretarial services)


Annelie Musters (manager & deputy head residency
Virág Szentkirályi (residency & programme coordinator)
Sandra Felten (alumni relations & documentation)
Daphne Verweij (project coordinator residency)

Workshops / Technical advisors

José Miguel Biscaya (media lab)
Marietta Dirker (library & collection)
Stephan Kuderna (metal)
Arend Nijkamp (paint lab)
Marianne Peijnenburg (ceramics)
Kees Reedijk (electronics)
Elke Uitentuis (social practice)
Pieter Verweij (print lab)

Seamus Cater (wood)
Roger Cremers (wood)
Lotte Nijhof (mould making)
Monique de Wilt (laser cutter & CNC)


María Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (fellowship support & friends)
Lotte Hemme (special projects)


Vanessa Groenewegen

Finance / Administration / HR

Joost Cras (head of finance)
Niels Andree Wiltens (HR, residency & process administration)

Building / Operations

Michel de Rooij (head of operations)
Harold Verbakel (ICT)
Peter Amponsah (caretaker)
Feras Dahhan (caretaker)
Anita Autar (cleaning)


Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Martine Albitrouw-Segijn

Supervisory Board Rijksakademie

Defne Ayas
Karl Guha
Bregtje van der Haak
Otobong Nkanga
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Vinod Subramaniam (chair)

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Artor Jesus Inkerö

FI, 1989

  • resident
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • 2021

From the Open Archive with tags
  • Open Studios
  • Artor Jesus Inkerö
  • 2021


Artor Jesus Inkerö works with socially coded topics through drawing, painting, film, music, photography, performance, sculpture, sound, text, and video. Many of Artor’s works deal with the experience of being nonbinary, and their art tries to generate information around that personal narrative. They tend to go deep into punishing self-transformations, such as behavioural therapy, vocal coaching, bodybuilding, dieting, and such. Now, Artor presents their studio with art that looks into domestic life, home, and family.

From the Open Archive with tags
  • Open Studios
  • Artor Jesus Inkerö
  • 2019


Experiencing the world and responding to it through self-reflection and recognition, Artor Jesus Inkerö points at the Western notions of masculinity that shape the overall culture as well as their persona in an attempt to interpret and find refinement in conflicting ideals for the body. Inkerö examines how language, gestures and, for example, a tone of voice can deny or allow access to specific groups. By inserting themselves into unfamiliar situations with masculine connotations, they get to interrogate their personal history and former appearance as their body has changed from non-passing to passing. In asking you to look closer at structures of power, Inkerö creates space for a fantasy of norm defiance.

Sports teams, athletes, and armies become a focal point that hosts Inkerö’s cultural remarks. Undergoing a process of bodily transformation they follow a regular gym and diet routine, which connects their practice to self-growth as well as self-harm. As in bodybuilding, while the body evolves the muscles must be broken down to allow them to grow larger.

Inkerö works in moving image, photography, sculpture, performance, text and installation. In their video works, Inkerö has placed their now dissonant figure in spaces such as hotel rooms, pools, and an airplane. The character is often quietly observing the surroundings creating a dialogue between the space and the subject that evoke empathy with an adverse effect of disconnect and detachment.

From the Open Archive with tags
  • Artor Jesus Inkerö