Dirk Blikkendaal, Head of Finance, IT & Production at IDFA, Amsterdam‘I experienced the collaboration with Holger as something very special, co curating with him the exhibition Speed Bump which showed a part of my collection. Beside that he became a friend and enjoys contemporary art as much as I do.’
Frans Oomen, art collector and gallery owner from mo-artgallery.com, Amsterdam‘Holger Nickisch is a great collaborator. Always open to listen to your dreams and wishes and very good in alining the stars to make them to happen. It is being a pleasure to work together with him and the team he surrounds with. I look forward for more to come in the future.’
Inti Hernandez, visual artist from Havanna, CubaIt is and was thrilling to work with you in some of my projects, and to work for you in some of your projects. very engaged, very professional, just fun and pleasure!
Markus Ambach, MAP Projekte curator and artistic production, Düsseldorf, Germany‘Holger is the enthusiastic director of the’ Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen’, who has many ideas to improve the visibility and the experience of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘The Defence Line of Amsterdam’’, of which the Kunstfort is a part.’
Nanette van Goor, program manager of The Defense Line of Amsterdam. www.stellingvanamsterdam.nl‘In het kader van de Ringbiënnale ontwikkelde ik een ambitieus project. De betrokken houding van Holger tot het project in zowel ideeontwikkeling als in de uitvoering maakte het project mede tot een succes.’
Neeltje ten Westenend, social designer en visual artist, Amsterdam‘As a director of Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Holger Nickisch has increased it’s profile of an institution that produces and reflects on public art. Through smart re-contextualisation (spatial and conceptual) he has given new life to some important public art works (some of which realized by my former employer, SKOR) which would else have decayed or even disappeared. These works have found a great new spot and use at the Kunstfort’s terrain. Holger’s program in Vijfhuizen is exemplary forprofessionals who deal with urgent questions in regard to the relation between and meaning of, art, heritage and the public domain.’
Nils van Beek, partner/curator TAAK, Amsterdam
TAAK is an international platform that develops innovative art projects and educational programme‘As a photographer of the work and activities of Holger Nickisch I am part of his career for many years now, from the early beginnings as an Art Curator at Artwalk till his work at the Kunstfort recently and big art events like Archipel, Atelier Malkovich, Nieuwe Domeinen en de Ringbiënnale. In our professional relationship I get a lot of trust and freedom in my work. And as I trust the artistic and conceptional integrity and quality of his work, he has the same confidence in the way I capture these activities. There is a certain obviousness (vanzelfsprekendheid) in our relationship that makes working with him very pleasurable. For many more years to come.’
Thomas Lenden, photographer, Amsterdam, www.lenden.nl‘As the project leader of the Kunstfort Bijenmuseum (a.o.) I work together with Holger Nickisch. With his natural curiosity, extended network, free and interdisciplinary thinking, open mind and artistic political agenda Holger greatly enriches my practice in the arts.
Mariken Straat, producer, programmer and fundraiser in the cultural/artistic field, Haarlemmermeer‘Working together with Holger is entering the world of the unexpected. Seldom a dull moment!’
Frits Ferres, consultant, advisor and co-founder of the Ring biannual, Haarlemmermeer