Mare van Koningsveld is a freelance curator, critic, project director, fundraiser and adviser in the fields of contemporary art, film and design. She curates and has curated independent exhibition projects and has as well curated and organized projects for organisations like Centrum Beeldende Kunst Groningen, the Municipality of Groningen, the Province of Groningen, Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018, Nieuwe Vide and Kunsthuis SYB.
Mare writes and has written for media like Metropolis M, Kunstbeeld and Kunstschrift. She lives and works in Leiden, The Netherlands. Mare is available for assignments.
“De Kracht van de Tuinsteden”
This year artist Pernille Lonstrup organizes “De Kracht van de Tuinsteden”, a project that is a combination of art, architecture and theatre. It’s Lonstrup’s goal to change the way inhabitants of the garden …
“Groningen Cultural Embassy” (“De Groninger Culturele Ambassade”)
Curator Project Director
I was the curator and project director of the Groningen Cultural Embassy, a project initiated by the Municipality and Province of Groningen. The project consisted of presentations of 6 Groningen…
Comic Art project Groninger Forum for CBK Groningen
In anticipation of the opening of the new cultural institute, the Groninger Forum, in 2020, comic artists in Groningen were invited by CBK Groningen to make a comic which were on installed at the…
Nacho Carbonell: Thinking chair
-original text in Dutch below- He is one of the most successful designers of his generation. Barely a few years from the Design Academy, he has already exhibited in the world's most important design centers. Nacho Carbonell (1980), the sculptor among the furniture makers. Crises are like a red line through the life and work of Nacho Carbonell, the Spanish designer who, together with Maartje Korstanje, has a duo exhibition at the Groninger…
Guilty pleasures and existential concerns
Is it not the ultimate guilty pleasure, wanting to know how the neighbour lives, what they own and what they are doing right now? TV reality shows have been dedicated to this. We are fascinated by what another has or does; we would love to own what they have, do what they do. Or the opposite: sometimes it is just wonderful to abhor the way someone shapes their life. The paintings of Adzer van der Molen are exactly that: places that others have…
Bringing something to live – Catherine Biocca
-Original text in Dutch below- In Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Catherine Biocca tells – on the basis of talking necklaces and other pieces - the story of of a CEO (from ancient history) and his relationships with his employees and personal environment (and she lets us guess which bully she might refer to). Mare van Koningsveld talks with Biocca about her work and interests. Catherine Biocca (1984) studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and after that, in…