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Vincent van Velsen

Vincent van Velsen

Vincent van Velsen (1987) is curator photography at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.  He has been working as a writer, critic and curator with a background in art and architectural history. He regularly writes for individual artists, institutions and magazines; amongst which Volume, Tubelight, ArchinedFrieze, Flash Art and Metropolis M – where he also holds a position as contributing editor.

He curated exhibitions for Castrum Peregrini, Framer Framed, Kunsthuis SYB and Museum Flehite, among others. For Framer Framed he collaborated on three exhibitions: Common Ground (2015) with works by Charl Landvreugd and Antonio Jose Guzman; Ancestral Blues – Return to the State of L3 (2015) with work by six Amsterdam artists who are part of the international artists collective The State of L3; and A blueprint for toads and snakes (2018), a solo exhibition by Sammy Baloji. Other exhibitions include Even if it’s Jazz or the Quiet Storm, Nest, The Hague (2018) and No You Won’t Be Naming No Buildings After Me, TENT, Rotterdam (2019).

In collaboration with Alix de Massiac, he won the second edition of the curatorial prize of the Dutch Association of Corporate Collections (VBCN, 2014). In 2015-2016 he was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht. Currently he is working on forthcoming exhibitions for TENT, Nest, and De Brakke Grond. Van Velsen is a board member at Frontier Imaginaries and De Appel (Amsterdam) and part of the curatorial team of Sonsbeek 2020.


Exhibition: A Blueprint for Toads and Snakes

A solo exhibition by Sammy Baloji
Works by Antonio Jose Guzman

Exhibition: Ancestral Blues - Return to the State of L3

A research on a hybrid Transatlantic culture curated by Vincent van Velsen

Exhibition: Common Ground

Featuring work by Charl Landvreugd and Antonio Jose Guzman


Finissage: A Blueprint for Toads and Snakes
With Sammy Baloji, Georges Senga Assani and Heleen Debeuckelaere.
Book launch: When we speak about colonisation
On the occasion of the recent publication by Faassen and Verdijk, and in the context of the running show 'A Blueprint for Toads and Snakes' by Sammy Baloji
Curator tour: A Blueprint for Toads and Snakes
A tour by Vincent van Velsen.