Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg

Curatorial advisor

Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg (she/her) is a curator, initiator and producer based in the Netherlands. She specialises in working with artists to extend their practices into new territory and has often been involved in interdisciplinary projects that bring together contemporary art, film and theatre.

Gouwenberg has worked on exceptional large-scale projects with LAS, Berlin; If I Can’t Dance Its Not My Revolution; Amsterdam; Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam, and Performa, New York. She also has long term collaborations with a number of artists. In 2022 she was co-curator of the Dutch Pavilion of the 59th Venice Biennial, supporting Melanie Bonajo’s installation ‘When the body says Yes.’ She was also artistic director of Jester, Genk, Belgium in 2022. 

Gouwenberg served on the short and mid-length selection committee for the International Film Festival Rotterdam from 2012-2021 and was co-founder (with Joris Lindhout) and director of the multidisciplinary residency program Deltaworkers in New Orleans from 2014-2021. This was one of the official residency programmes of the Mondriaan Fund and Dutch Literature Fund. She has served on many artistic boards and committees and curated several graduation exhibitions. Gouwenberg was a participant in the De Appel Curatorial Programme in 2006, under Ann Demeester.