Vincent van Velsen (1987) is an autonomous critic, writer, researcher and curator with a background in international business administration, art- and architectural history. His practice deals with a broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from politics and philosophy to art and architecture relating to their theoretical realm in ways that are relevant to notions on historic meaning and contemporary significance. He frequently contributes to platforms and magazines such as Metropolis M, Volume, Tubelight and Archined; aside from working with several artists, galleries and institutions such as SMBA, Lokaal01, Castrum Peregrini and Platform BK. In 2015 he curated the show Ancestral Blues – The Return to the State of L3 at Framer Framed with work of the international artist collective State of L3.
Van Velsen is also part of the editorial board of the new cultural platfrom We Are Public. In 2014 he published an article on the position of transcultural art whithin Dutch curatorial practice; Een ster is geen recensie deals with the means and situation of art critique in The Netherlands. Furthermore, together with Alix de Massiac hew won the second edition (2014) of curatorial price organised by the Netherlands Association of Corporate Art Collections (VBCN). He currently is a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht where he researches notions on alterity.