Call for Applications Rijksakademie Residency 2022 / 2023

Team

Directorial Team

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

Residency

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)

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

Development

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

Communication

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)

Cantina

Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Freelancer:
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)

Saemundur Thor Helgason

IS/NL, 1986

  • resident
    • 2020
    • 2021
    • 2022

Artist statement

Saemundur Thor Helgason is an Icelandic artist based between Reykjavik and Amsterdam. He is a co-founder of HARD-CORE, an Amsterdam based art organization, developing algorithmic curatorial methods since 2011 and Cosmos Carl - Platform Parasite, an online platform that only hosts hyperlinks provided by artists and curators. In 2017 he founded the interest group Félag Borgara (eng. Fellowship of Citizens), with the aim of lobbying for Basic Income in Iceland. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Recent exhibitions that Helgason has taken part in include; Í alvöru / Really, Sequences Art Festival, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland (2019), Object of Desire, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), Singapore, Republic of Singapore (2019), Solar Plexus Pressure Belt™ at Unit 110, New York, United States, Fellowship of Citizens at arebyte gallery, London, A guiding dog for blind dog, Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Prague, Czech Republic (2018), Silicon Dreams with HARD-CORE at Harbinger, Reykjavik, Iceland (2018), SuperFetish S/S at Goethe Institut, Beijing, China (2016), Not in the Berlin Biennale at 9th Berlin Biennale (2016), ÁVÖXTUN % | Rate of Return at Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (2016), CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2015), Vanity Fair | Demo Mode with Leslie Kulesh at Project Native Informant, London (2015).

Since 2015, HARD-CORE teaches its own module ‘Documentation and Online Presence’ at the fine art department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.

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