About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

Chris Keulemans

Chris Keulemans (Tunis, 1960), was till September 2014 artistic director of the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. He grew up in Baghdad, Iraq. In 1984 he founded the literary bookshop Perdu in Amsterdam. During the nineties he worked at De Balie, Centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam, first as a curator, later as director.

He has published books, fiction and nonfiction, and has published numerous articles on art, social movements, migration, music, cinema and war for national newspapers. Recently he wrote essays for publications by Jonas Staal, Lidwien van de Ven, Anna Tilroe, Gert Urhahn, Fiona Tan and the exhibition The Unwanted Land (2009). He traveled extensively to study art after a crisis in cities such as Beirut, Jakarta, Algiers, Prishtina, Sarajevo, Tirana, New York, New Orleans and Ramallah, where he visited many talented artists.

Chris Keulemans was one of the founders of the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. For his work he received the honorary pin of the city council. The city of Amsterdam praised him for his work for the city of Amsterdam in recent years. For the next two years Keulemans will be appointed as the district-chroniquer of the Northern part of town.


Guided Tour: Art on the Northern IJ-river bank in Amsterdam
In het kader van Public Art Amsterdam en Framer Framed's openluchttentoonstelling 'Monuments to the Unsung'
Guided tour: The disappearing of art in Amsterdam-Noord, by Chris Keulemans and Massih Hutak
Part of Public Art Amsterdam and Framer Framed's outdoor exhibition 'Monuments to the Unsung'
Live conversation HOME #4: The politics of autonomous art
A panel discussion in the context of the exhibition 'HOME'
Live conversation HOME #3: The political construction of HOME
An event in the context of the exhibition 'Home' on the construction of home in a context of violence and destruction
Live conversation HOME #2: The Nakba, Heritage and Cultural Memory
Live conversation HOME #1: Imaginations of HOME
An event in the context of exhibition HOME
Remapping Europe screenings: Migrant perspectives & superdiversity
Screening van korte films uit de Doc Next Media Collectie, die perspectieven van jonge migranten in Europa laten zien
Voice-over Noord – Part Two
Bustour with performances and lectures about the North of Amsterdam
Collecting without boundaries. Creating a future-proof museum
A discussion on collection exchange, mobility and museum collaboration