#5: Angelique Spaninks

Our guest Angelique Spaninks tells about her path from being a journalist towards her curatorial profession. A change of perspective, but it is this combination that makes her stand out. Her plea is co–creation between different disciplines and its fringes. By doing so she matches with the tendencies of contemporary visual arts and culture. She is a strong example of somebody who thinks global and acts local, in which she links Eindhoven to the rest of the world.

Trained as a journalist and arts & cultural scientist at Erasmus University Angelique Spaninks’ career splits in two parts. The first half she spend in journalism writing about culture, cultural policy, visual arts, design, architecture, e-culture and managing the general news desk at a newspaper. After that Angelique switched to managing and curating at MU art space since 2005 and STRP Biennial since 2012. She combines general management and curation at both foundations based in Eindhoven. MU is one of the leading 4 ‘presentatie-instellingen’ for visual arts in the Netherlands (next to De Appel, Witte De With and Marres). STRP Biennial is the leading and most hybrid indoor festival for creative technology in the Netherlands.