About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

Irene de Craen

Irene de Craen, (born 1980 in Voorburg, the Netherlands) is the editor-in-chief and founding director of Errant Journal, an international arts & culture journal published in collaboration with Framer Framed. Previously, she founded the research platform Undercurrents which aims to question the relation between historic and present-day instances of movement such as colonialism, trade and migration, as well as the infra-structure and significance of mobility within the cultural field.

Between 2014 and 2018 De Craen was the artistic director of Hotel Maria Kapel, an artist-in-residence, exhibition space and cinema for contemporary visual art in Hoorn, the Netherlands. In 2011 and 2012 she was co-organizer and curator at FATFORM, an interdisciplinary and experimental art platform in the Southeast of Amsterdam. As researcher and board member De Craen was part of Platform BK (Platform for Visual Arts) between 2013 and 2019, which helped establish the guideline for artists’ fees in the Netherlands in 2017.

Additionally, she has contributed to many national and international publications and magazines, among others Metropolis M, and Frieze.


Exhibition: Elsewheres Within Here

Curator: Jo-Lene Ong