Nancy Hoffmann is an independent curator and art critic. She studied Art History at Leiden University, with a specialisation in contemporary architecture, critique and cultural philosophy. Until 2011 Nancy Hoffmann was director of Instituto Buena Bista – Curaçao Center for Contemporary Art, a platform for the development of contemporary art in Curacao. Instituto Buena Bista was founded in 2006 by Hoffmann, David Bade and Tirzo Martha. The center promotes the development of young talent through an orientation course, an extensive artist in residence program and a network in the field of education and research.
In 2012, Hoffmann curated the exhibition Who More Sci Fi Than Us? with contemporary art from the Caribbean for the exhibition space KAdE in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. She worked closely with Framer Framed for public programs for this exhibition, such as the artist talk Close Encounters of the Caribbean Kind, and the roundtable discussion Close Encounters of the Caribbean Kind II. On Decolonial Aesthetics and European Blackness.
Over the years she has also have taken up teaching positions at Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (Studium Generale 2010), Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam and the Willem de Kooning Academy for Applied Arts and Sciences in Rotterdam (2013-2016). Since 2016 she has worked as a mediator, coach and producer for creative start-ups in Rotterdam, mainly focusing on product design and documentary film. She currently lives and works in Rotterdam, NL.