Roel Arkesteijn (Scheveningen, 1974) is curator and writer. Since late 2008, he is curator of contemporary art at Museum Het Domein in Sittard, where he is preparing shows of amongst others Leon Golub and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré. Also, he is working on books on Ana Mendieta and Raymond Pettibon. Currently, he is guest-curating an exhibition on the Swedish pioneer of modern art Hilma af Klint for the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem.
After his studies in art history at Leiden University, he has worked as a curator of modern art at the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam and the GEM, museum of contemporary art, in The Hague. For the GEM, he curated exhibitions of Raymond Pettibon, Ni Haifeng, Marcel van Eeden, Elke Krystufek, Jimmie Durham, Hans Op de Beeck, Chen Zhen, Ricardo Brey, Daniel Pflumm, Gavin Turk and Yoshitomo Nara, to mention a few. Other recent shows include Respect! Forms of community in Marrakech (2005) and Drawing Typologies at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2007).