Docus van der Made | Contemporary Art Professional



Curator of Education & Public Programs 

| higher education programs, collective and collaborative projects 

| talent & professional development programs 

| programming and coordination of lectures, workshops, masterclasses 


Teacher in Art Theory and History 

| Art since 1800, Contemporary Art, and Art Mediation 

| Basiskwalificatie Examinering (BKE, Basic Examination Qualification), certified in 2023  



| curating, coordination, research (see 'Exhibitions' above for a selection of documentation)  


Art Historian (MA Art History Modern and Contemporary Art, Cum Laude) 

| specialised in contemporary art

| research focussed on a.o. installation art, conceptual art and participatory practices

Current Activity


Head of Education & Interpretation (per July '23) 

| Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle 


Theory and Art History teacher (Teacher in Arts and Design) | ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem 








Past Activity


Sand = little stone(s), Social Practices in the Arts | Workshop series for practitioners in the arts interested in deepening their knowledge of social practice | together with Martín La Roche Contreras


Curator | Aberrant Readings at TENT Rotterdam in collaboration with WdKA Rotterdam x KABK The Hague exhibition (20 March - 18 April 2022)  


Theory Teacher | HKU Utrecht Bachelor Fine Art and Design in Education 


Project Leader of Fine Art Theory Curriculum Revision

| HKU Bachelor Fine Art 


Teacher and Curator | DBKV Teacher in Arts and Design | ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem |  Development and teaching of year long specialisation course The Artist Educator - Social Arts Practices 


Curator of Academic and Public Programs | (2018-21)  Kunstinstituut Melly - Formerly Known as Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art | Public Program &  Studium Witte de With (higher education platform incl. Alumni Present and Parallel Curriculum)  


Education Assistant | (2015-18)  

Kunstinstituut Melly - Formerly Known as Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art 


Article for Kunstzone 2021-02 | 'Experimenten in Ontmoeten' i.c.w. Wouter Engelbart | On socially engaged arts and our specialization course 'The Artist-Educator' at ArtEZ Arnhem 


Advisory Board of Kunstlicht | Academic Journal

for Visual Art, Visual Culture and Architecture 


Curator | Finals Graduation Show Artez Arnhem DBKV Education in Art & Design : 

DON'T PANIC DBKV Finals 2020


Curator | Finals Graduation Show Artez Arnhem DBKV Education in Art & Design 2019 :

Stop! And smell the roses


Coordinator | Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek

2016 & 2018


University teacher | Erasmus University Rotterdam | Tutor "Introductie Kunst- en Cultuurbeleid" (BA1)


Public Program Curator | Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 

De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs INTRODUCES...

Artistic and professional development program 


Gastdocent | Bcademie 2018


The Name of the Game | Lectures on the unspoken rules of the arts | Stedelijk Museum Schiedam |

In collaboration with Willem de Kooning Academy


'Taalbarrières' | Tubelight #105

Interview with Kolbrún Inga Söring (Dutch) 


Curator for De Kleine Zaal Invites | Exhibition with Naïmé Perrette at De Vishal Haarlem | March 2017


Opening speech: A brief history of the silkscreen in three stages | Exhibition opening of Regenerate #2

by Studio Onvervalst at De Vishal Haarlem 


Writer for RijksakademieOPEN 2016 Visitors Guide


Moderator | Art collectors in conversation at Horizonverticaal during Haarlemse Lente 2016 | Saturday 19 March, 15:30h  


Artist Talk Saskia Burggraaf (in conversation with me)

13 September 2015 at 37PK, starting from 15:00h |  

Facebook Event 


Curator & Programmer | Locatie Z, The Hague |

The Tongue of the Chameleon : Sunday June 14th 


Curator | Betwixt and Between |

Exhibition of artists' books at the Jan van Eyck Academie | Launch and Exhibition event : June 23rd


Coordinator | Haarlemse Lente 2014 |

A.o. all internal and external communication, research, grant applications, production, and public programming (May 2013 - June 2014)


Editor for Kunstlicht | Academic Journal for

Visual Art, Visual Culture and Architecture


Moderator | Kunstvlaai 2014

Round table discussion at Spaces in Dialogue

Theme: Space and Context: Display

Thursday 22 May, 19:30h


Final Editor for 'Mind the Map' | Kunstlicht

publication on cartography in art | 

(Click here for an overview of the content,

and here for the accompanying exhibition)


Writing (Dutch) | 'Hoe het gras bij de buren inmiddels tropisch is, maar nog altijd even mooier'


Junior Project Leader | Public Program

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Special Event : 'Great Expectations'

(April - July 2013)


Curator | Exhibition maker for

'Relax Baby Be Cool' by The Holls Art Collective

(exhibition for Haarlemse Lente 2013)


Writing (Dutch) | 'De onmogelijke functie van kunst'

(Recensie Céline Berger bij RijksakademieOPEN 2012)


Public Programming | Exhibition Studio Verwey

Museum De Hallen Haarlem |

A.o. Symposium : The Future Studio 

Also: writing (blog) and editing (exh. catalogue)


Curatorial Assistent | Exhibition 'Studio Verwey'

by Radna Rumping and Michiel van Iersel

(Non-Fiction, office for cultural innovation) |

(Aug - Dec 2012)


Master (Cum Laude) | Art History :

Modern and Contemporary Art | VU Amsterdam

Minors: 'Visual Arts' and 'Art, Market & Connoisseurship' (Sept 2011 - Aug 2012)


Writing (Dutch) | 'Verzet in Utrecht : God Save the Queen & Schlingensief' | (Geschreven voor het Mastervak Kunstkritiek aan de VU Amsterdam en geselecteerd door Sven Lütticken voor zijn bloemlezing uit de collegereeks)


Jury Member | N8 Award 2012

N8: Museumnight Amsterdam


Curator & PR | USVA Gallery Groningen

(four exhibitions between Sept 2009 - Aug 2010)


Production & Research Internship

Manifesta | 7th edition of The European Biennial

of Contemporary Art (Dec 2007 - Feb 2008)


Bachelor | Arts, Culture and Media | Minor:

'Modern and Contemporary Art' | specialisation:

Arts Management, Policy and Organization Theory |  Rijksuniversiteit Groningen




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