Delphine Bedel works as photographer, publisher and curator and is based in Amsterdam. Bedel is a PhD researcher at PhDArts, Leiden,

In 2009 she founded Monospace Press, a publishing studio focused on publishing innovative photography and graphic design projects. Monospace Press’ activities range from editorial consulting, custom publishing, research projects and curating lectures series, workshops and events. Her edi-torial work with artists and designers includes over 60 books that are part of museum and private collections.

Bedel regularly contributes to books and magazines, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Her artistic and research-based practice involves documentary photography and writ-ing. She is the author of All that is Solid Melts into Air – Notes on Tourism. Her current curatorial practice focuses on publishing as artistic practice, which is also the topic of her PhD research.

In addition Delphine Bedel is co-founder of Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011 and curated over 40 exhibitions, screenings and lectures series. She taught at the Geneva University of Art and Design / MFA (2009-2012), Dutch Art Institute/ ArTEZ (2009-2011) and the Studium Generale at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.

She is a member of the Kenniskring since 2014.

Liesbeth Fit studied (jewellery) design at the University of the Arts in Utrecht and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her thesis was ‘an exploration of the interest in craftsmanship by contemporary Dutch designers’.

She works as freelance writer, curator and advisor in the field of design and architecture. Additionally, she teaches Design Theory at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and at the Design Academy Eindhoven where she teaches writing. She is also coordinator of the department ‘Studio’, where intuitive action is prioritized.

She has been published in several magazines, such as Items, Smaak, Mr. Motely and the Journal of Modern Craft.

Liesbeth Fit joined the research group of the lectorate in 2013.

Irene Fortuyn worked in close collaboration with Robert O’Brien from 1983 to 1988. Their work focused on the issue of the position of the artwork and its possible perceptions. After O’Brien’s death Fortuyn continued to work under the name Fortuyn/O’Brien until 2005. Since then she has been working as Irene Fortuyn. She is currently a doctoral student at PhDArts, University Leiden. ‘Portrait of the Dutch Landscape’ is a visual research into the relationship between the Netherlands as we imagine it to be and the physical reality of the Dutch landscape. Irene Fortuyn is head of the Man and Leisure Department at the Design Academy Eindhoven and lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Irene Fortuyn joined the research group in 2009.

Ingrid Grootes studied Art History and obtained a postgraduate teaching degree at Leiden University. Grootes specialized in photography and is predominantly interested in the processes surrounding the interpretation of a photograph, as well as in the relation of photography to other disciplines. She wants to do further investigate the connection between photography and text/language or literature. Grootes teaches theory at the Photography Department at the Royal Academy of Art. Additionally she is involved in various educational projects and pilots at the art academy. Ingrid

Grootes joined the research group of the lectorate in 2013.

Corinne Noordenbos is a photographer. She works on lengthy projects that predominantly conclude in exhibited work and publications. Her series on Alzheimer was in on display in many countries, including Canada, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Hungary. She has extensive experience with assignments for magazines, from Avenue to Vrij Nederlands, especially in the field of human interest. Corinne Noordenbos has taught and led departments since 1985 onwards, first at the University of Art in Utrecht and since 2005 at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Corinne Noordenbos joined the research group in 2008. As a research group initiative, she and colleague Hans Scholten created a research lab on documentary photography, which she and Scholten have led since 2010.

Ruchama Noorda (Leiden, 1979) is a visual artist who uses various media and materials in the form of installations and performances. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.

In 2008, Noorda exhibited the installation ‘Statisch Vooruitgangsmonument’ (‘Static Progress Monument’), which consisted of, among others, a combination of works from De Stijl movement from Museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, ceramics and anthroposophic artefacts. With this installation she investigated the desire for an all-encompassing ideology by placing her personal collection as Gesamtkunstwerk in a historical-subjective framework.

Since 2009, Noorda has been engaged in a doctoral research on ‘ReForm’ at PhDArts, Leiden University. This visual research is focused on the influence of the historical reform movement in Europe and the United States.

In her own work she recycles elements from this movement, such as reform education, food and dance. ‘ReForm’ is an investigation of the possibilities of this simultaneously progressive and conservative movement, and functions as a ‘test site’ where occult and indigestible remains are being examined and tested.

In addition, Ruchama Noorda is a member of CIVIC VIRTUE, an artists’ collective from Amsterdam, which has been working on a ‘Neo Classic Revival’ since 2010.

Ruchama Noorda joined the research group of the lectorate in 2009.

Ewoud van Rijn is an artist living and working in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His practice includes drawing, installation, printmaking and artists’ publications.

Van Rijn regards the image space of his often large-scale and overwrought images as a metaphorical and fictional space that simultaneously positions itself within, beyond, aside and in front of everyday reality. The content of his work is fuelled by the ever-recurring discussion on the end of art and the death of painting in particular, which is taken as a metaphor for today’s cultural and moral state of affairs.

Van Rijn also has a history in initiating and programming artist spaces. He is currently part of the team of a platform for artist publications named PrintRoom, located in Rotterdam.

Ewoud van Rijn is a member of the research group of the lectorate since 2013.

Hans Scholten (Roermond, 1952) studied sculpture and graphics at the Academy for Art and Design at Minerva in Groningen. He was co-founder and co-director of foundation De Zaak, Groningen and editor of art magazine ‘Drukwerk De Zaak’.

Currently he is a teacher at the St. Joost Academy, Academy of Art and Design, Breda. Previously he taught at the Rijksakademie for visual arts and at Post St. Joost, Breda, where he also led the Photography department.

Additionally, he has often been a visiting lecturer, member of forums and he has taught workshops in the Netherlands and the United States, including New York, Boston and Minneapolis. He has travelled extensively throughout Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia.

Scholten’s work is included in many public and private collections. In addition, he has realized public commissions in The Netherlands.

He exhibited his work in many galleries and art institutes in and outside the Netherlands, as well in museums such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, SMBA in Amsterdam, Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, museum Het GEM in The Hague and Museum De Hallen in Haarlem.

In 2010 he started his doctoral studies at PhDArts, Leiden University. He currently lives in the Netherlands and France.

Hans Scholten joined the research group of the lectorate in 2008. As a research group initiative, he and colleague Corinne Noordenbos created a research lab on documentary photography, which he and Noordenbos have led since 2010.

Taconis Stolk is a conceptualist and serial modernist based in Amsterdam (NL). He is the initiator of WLFR, studio for conceptualism. Since the mid-nineties WLFR develops meta-media projects and theory concerning the aesthetics of concepts and contextual technology, often at the intersection of art and science.

WLFR projects have been exhibited, performed and published on four continents and include P.I.A (interactive audio performance for magnetic card readers, 1994), fZone (website generating audio compositions based on weather conditions in the world’s time zones, 1995) PARR (research project on nano-aesthetics resulting in computer generated books and animations, 2000), BuBL Space (pocket device to disable mobile phones, 2002, with Arthur Elsenaar), Genetic Design (media project on art education in genetic modification, 2003), o—o—o—o (project on intention hacking the game of chess, 2010, with ConceptsAssociated) and WfNn (nanotechnology project on creating magnetic fragrances, 2011).

Stolk graduated from the ArtScience Interfaculty in The Hague, earning his Master’s degree summa cum laude in 2004. He also co-founded ‘formalism’ (concept & design creators) and ‘ConceptsAssociated’ (idea agency) and is chairman of the ‘eCulture’ Committee of the Dutch Arts Council. His is a lecturer and supervisor at, among others, the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and the PhDArts and MediaTechnology-MSc programmes of Leiden University.

Taconis Stolk is a member of the research group of the lectorate since 2009.