LAB Zippora Elders, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert
May 24th, 2019, 4-6pm
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Zippora Elders (NL, 1986) is a curator from The Netherlands.
She studied art history, museology and curatorial practice in Amsterdam. Subsequently she was curator-in-training at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and curator at Foam museum for photography. Since 2016 she is artistic director at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen.
Elders curated solo exhibitions with amongst others Nobuyoshi Araki, Catherine Biocca, Roe Ethridge, Katy Grannan, Takeshi Ikeda, Rachel de Joode, Botond Keresztesi, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Hannah Perry, Momo Okabe, Serge Onnen, Aura Rosenberg, Dan Walwin, Charlott Weise – as well as various group shows.
Moreover she has lectured, curated or written for several (international) platforms and institutions such as DARS Platform Tehran, Doornburgh buitenplaats voor kunst en wetenschap, Dutch National Opera and Ballet, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung Frankfurt, Foam Magazine, Garage Museum Moscow, HOW’s art museum Shanghai, International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), Kiasma Art Museum Helsinki, Kunsten ’92, Melk Galleri Oslo, Metropolis M, Mondriaan Fund, Preus Museum Norway, Rietveld Academie, Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam et cetera. She is Cocurator of Exhibitions for SONSBEEK 2020, as part of the curatorial team of artistic director Bonaventure Ndikung. For 2021 she is codeveloping Constant I 0 I, a year dedicated to the legacy of Constant Nieuwenhuys. Her program for Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, a 19th century concrete fortress peninsula since 2004 devoted to contemporary art, is inspired by the genre of science fiction.
After Frank and Robbert graduated with a master’s degree in visual arts (Ghent, Belgium, 2012) they have chosen to go through life as the artist duo Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert. This intense collaboration forms the basis for their artistic practice and symbolizes their vision on friendship, collectivity, interplay and knowledge sharing. Seeking the poetical rather than the provocative they create personal works that invite the viewer to take a closer look. Questioning the status of the artist, they continuously develop new methodologies for creating and showing their art. Together, they realise a multidisciplinary body of works, containing objects, prints, installations, videos, actions in public places and cross-over performances on the border between arts and theatre. Trial and error, persistence and humor are key ingredient in their practice.