Portfolio Category "Contemporary Art"

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Flugblätter (pamphlets) is an exhibition-series initiated by Düsseldorf-based curator Birgit Jensen in which Holger Nickisch is participating as an artist. For this project, Jensen approached some 130 international artists from her wide network, asking them how they, as visual artists, respond to […]

West Wednesdays

West Wednesdays is an art tour along an alliance of art spaces and initiatives in Amsterdam West / Hallenkwartier. Every second Wednesday of the month we open in the evening the doors for an additional program in The Hallen, Tetterode, […]

Nan Hoover

From 22 October 2015 to 17 January 2016, the Akademie-Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung in Dusseldorf (GER) presented a retrospective of the painter and video artist Nan Hoover (New York 1931 – Berlin 2008). From 1987 to 1996 Nan Hoover […]

Director Fort bij Vijfhuizen

Fort bij Vijfhuizen (Fortress at the village of Vijfhuizen) is a cultural heritage site repurposed as a centre for contemporary art. The fortress dating from 1897 is part of the Stelling van Amsterdam, a historic defense line around the Dutch […]

Armed and relatively dangerous

Five sculptures by Thom Puckey Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen showed recent work by the sculptor Thom Puckey. In the presentation rooms of the fortress were five life-sized marble statues of naked young women wearing drafted carefully forged weapons. Their pose was as […]

Van Zwaarden en Ploegen

Trenchart and Contemporary Art “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and learn their spears into pruning hooks. No nation raises the sword against another war and they do not.” – Holy Bible: Isaiah 2:3 Trench Art is the generic […]

Fransje Killaars: Front to Back

In Autumn 2012 Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen showed the Front to Back solo exhibition of artist Fransje Killaars. Killaars enjoys international fame with her large-scale installations, often made up of brightly colored textiles.

Boardmember AtelierWG

Foundation atelierWG is a collective of more than 100 workspaces for artists , located in two buildings of the historical Wilhelmina Hospital in the heart of Amsterdam, the former women’s clinic. Presentation space puntWG and the artist in residency program […]

Independent Work pre-2007

While maintaining a professional practice as curator and mediator, I have continued my work as a visual artist. Although the practice of the curator has been a career priority, the two identities of Curator and Artist have remained co-dependent throughout: […]