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Roel Arkesteijn

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).


Foto's Michiel Landeweerd

Exhibition: herman de vries / basic values

Exhibition with works by artist herman de vries; a celebration of the cultural and biological diversity of Indonesia. Curated by Roel Arkesteijn

Exhibition: Costume Bureau

A collection presentation of Museum Het Domein, curated by Roel Arkesteijn


We Are Public tour
Guided tour through the exhibition 'basic values' by curator Roel Arkesteijn
Collecting without boundaries. Creating a future-proof museum
A discussion on collection exchange, mobility and museum collaboration
hard//hoofd festival & Framer Framed
Encounter with Roel Arkesteijn curator of the Costume Bureau exhibition
Booklaunch: Changing Perspectives & UNFIXED
SMBA Amsterdam, May 24, 2012