© Johan Janssen, 2019

Dr. Charl Landvreugd

1971, Suriname

Started teaching in Visual Arts in 2019


Charl Landvreugd is an artistic researcher, writer, and curator working on mapping a continental European artistic environment that emerges from migrant aesthetics. His PhD dissertation at the Royal College of Art in London looked at Dutch Afro citizenship and belonging and how this is expressed in contemporary art. He is a Fulbright fellow alumni who holds an MA in Modern Art/Critical Theory from Columbia University, New York, and a BA in Fine Art/History of Art (joint hons.) from Goldsmiths University of London, London. His work has been exhibited in the US, UK, the Caribbean, Senegal and the Netherlands. Landvreugd is a member of the Akademie van Kunsten (Dutch Society of the Arts). He is also a research fellow at BAK (Basis voor Actuele Kunst (2018-2019), Utrecht) and has been a fellow at the van Abbemuseum (Deviant Practice, 2017-2018) and the Tholenaar van Raalte at the Research Center for Material Culture (2015-2016). Next to that he advised the Raad voor Cultuur (Dutch Council for Culture) and was an advisor to the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst among others. Landvreugd is a member of several Dutch art committees including the Comissie 'voor de tekeningen' (committee for drawings), who selects Amsterdam’s annual city drawer (stadstekenaar).

Landvreugd is a core tutor at the Masters Institute of Visual Cultures and is a regular tutor at Dutch art academies. In teaching, Landvreugd’s specialism is artistic research with a focus on unpacking the motives behind the practice. His artistic research focuses on contemporary artistic and curatorial practices, migrant aesthetics, global Afroness including ethnic- and gender relations as a route into imagining a new social environment.

Exhibitions & Bibliography 

His work has been published by: Open Arts Journal (UK), Small Axe Magazine (USA), ARC Magazine (St. Vincent & the Grenadines), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), CBK Rotterdam (NL) , Uprising Art (FR), NRC Handelsblad (NL), De Ware Tijd (SR), KIT Publishers (NL), Dominion of New York NY (USA), KadE Amersfoort (NL), De Unie Rotterdam (NL), TENT Rotterdam (NL), Volkskrant (NL), HYCIDE Magazine (USA), Metropolis M (NL), Antilliaans Dagblad (CW), and NTR Kunststof (NL), among others.



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