Anne was portrayed for Unseen Amsterdam edition 2012. Click here to view it.
Anne was intervied for Nalden’s One Minute Wonder 2012. Click here to view it.
Anne was in Kunststof TV November 6 2011. Click here to view it.
Anne spoke at TedX Amsterdam Women edition 2011. Click here to view it.
Anne was on air in AVRO "1/2 Kunstuur" September 9th 2009. Click here to view it.
Anne graduated in Modern and Contemporary Art at Utrecht University. During her study she started to work in the field of art and design. In the years that followed Anne organized exhibitions, symposia and educational programs in several Dutch museums, and gave lectures at universities and academies within and outside the Netherlands. Next to that she edited and wrote several publications and articles on art, design, fashion, architecture and cultural heritage.
In 2006 she was asked to lead the creative department of AkzoNobel, world leader in coatings with brands as Dulux, Sikkens, Levis and Flexa. The AkzoNobel Aesthetic Center is responsible for the trend and design work for AkzoNobel’s paint brands worldwide. Here she developed her passion for color.
In 2009 she started her own company, meetAnne. Anne hosted the Utregse Diezijnprijs 2009, wrote a statement on color for the Dutch Design Week Trend Book 2009 and an article about artist's books for Time Festival in Belgium. She performed a design study for UNStudio, advised the Museum Hilversum on the Arts and Crafts exhibition "Een Mooi Ding" and organized the symposium "Dudok 2010".
Anne also initiated the international symposium Colour in Time in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, realized in collaboration with ArtEZ Institute of the Arts and the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. The symposium was a preview of the publication Colour in Time/Kleur in Beeld that she made together with Jan Brand, designed by Irma Boom and published by ArtEZ Press and Terra Lannoo in July 2011.
In 2011 she initiated and curated the worldwide multidisciplinairy manifestation MAKE a FOREST with Joanna van der Zanden. She performed a study on Social Design for Stichting DOEN, advised Sikkens, the Dutch Design Center-Initiative, the Dream Amsterdam Foundation, Materiaalfonds and the Mondriaan Foundation. In 2011 Anne also became Director of OBJECT Rotterdam. OBJECT Rotterdam is a platform for the latest limited editions and one-offs from well-known and upcoming designers working in different design disciplines and various materials. OBJECT was held during Art Rotterdam in the opposite Las Palmas building in February 2012.
From 2011 to 2014 Anne is appointed guest curator at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam developing the BLACK&WHITE programme, presenting photography, art, film, design, advertising and other visual media trough exhibitions, installations, publications and more. BLACK&WHITE is made possible by the generous support of the Wertheimer Foundation.
At the moment she is also working as a curator and editor on the 100 year jubilee program of the Dutch furniture label Pastoe, together with Gert Staal. Established on April 13th 1913 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Pastoe is a company richly endowed with history. The jubilee program consists of an exhibition in the Rotterdam Kunsthal and a publication that both present Pastoe in an historical and contemporary context but also includes future visions from architects, designers and artists.
In November 2012 the exhibition Secret Postcards opens in Maastricht, where Anne is one of the curators. Secret Postcards is a rather special project in which hundreds of artists produce postcard-sized works that are exhibited and sold to a wide audience, anonymously.
Furthermore, in October 2013 her new publication on Social Design will be launched during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, presented during an international symposium on the topic, published by Frame Publishers.
Anne is a board member of the art magazine Mister Motley, the multimedia platform Dropstuff/Pleinmuseum, Dutch Doc Photo, a member of the Kunstkoop committee and advisory board of the Utrecht School of the Arts and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.
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