Maaike Gouwenberg

Curator and producer Quartair exhibition project

Maaike Gouwenberg is a Dutch curator specialised in curating and producing large scale experimental art projects on the cusp of theatre, visual arts, and film. She is currently a co-curator of Melanie Bonajo's presentation at the Dutch Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2022.

Gouwenberg is a co-founder of A.P.E. (art projects era) with artist Keren Cytter and curator Kathy Noble, a programmer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and, since 2017, a producer for Performa, New York. She ran her own multidisciplinary exhibition space, Expodium, Utrecht, in the early 2000’s, participated in the De Appel Curatorial Program from 2006-2007, and worked as a curator for the performance platform If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolutionfrom 2007 - 2011.

In 2014, she co-founded the Deltaworkers residency programme in New Orleans, and over the last few years has produced major projects at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (now Kunstinstituut Melly), including Alexandre Singh’s “The Humans”, Michael Portnoy’s “Relational Stalinism - The Musical,” and “The Ten Murders of Josephine” with Rana Hamadeh.