PRO advisory committee 2022: new members

In order to assess which applications are eligible for a PRO grant, Stroom calls upon an independent advisory committee, which consists of a pool of 10 advisors with various specialisms who meet in varying compositions. As of 2022, we will also work - as a pilot project - with an external chair. We would like to introduce you to the new faces who will strengthen the PRO grants advisory committee in 2022.

Maritt Kuipers
As of 1 January 2022
Maritt Kuipers is artistic director and project leader at the intersection of art, design, technology and science. She studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Anthropology and Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam. As Head of Programme of the research group MAKE for the Waag, she works on large European research and innovation projects with international teams of artists, designers and scientists. Between 2014 - 2018 she was artistic director for Kunsthuis SYB, an artist-in-residence and presentation institution for contemporary visual arts in Beetsterzwaag, in addition she was coordinator and board member for Platform Beeldende Kunst.
Experience in committee and advisory work:
Applying/assessing project proposals and schemes at various funds and institutions; member Program Committee Kunsthuis Syb; board member Platform BK; project staff member VanDenEnde Foundation; project staff member Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

Kianoosh Motallebi
As of 1 January 2022
Kianoosh Motallebi (1982) is a Dutch Iranian artist working with videos, sculptures, animations, 3d models and more recently, text based work. His recent work utilises etymology as a point of departure to translate historical biographies and events into spatial experiences, in which the historical, individual and fictional converge. Motallebi is an alumnus of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten and a Lorentz Centre Fellow. In addition, he has taken part in residences including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Maine, USA) , Very Real time (Cape Town,SA), Juming Museum (Taipei, TW). Exhibitios and screenings include, Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE), Slyzmud (Buenos Aires, AG), STUK center for contemporary Art (Leuven, BE), De Hallen (Haarlem, NL), Honghah Museum (Taiwan, TW).
Experience in committee and advisory work:
Advisor at the Mondriaan Fund in committees of various grant schemes; advisor to the Creative Industries Fund NL, Digital Culture grant scheme; occasional jury member, most recently for the Gouden Kalf in the digital culture category.

Radna Rumping
As of 1 January 2022
Radna Rumping is a writer, curator and radio host. Her work is embedded in music culture, contemporary art (and its many herstories), communality and conditions of (in)visibility. Since 2015 she curates the performance program Come Closer at Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. She is co-founder of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee - an online radio platform dedicated to the arts. As a writer she develops essays that are often made public through audio pieces. Additionally, she's an advisor as part of Stadscuratorium in Amsterdam (focused on art in public space) and the Mondriaan Fund.
Experience in committee and advisory work:
Advisor Mondriaan Fund; advisor Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst; advisor Stadscuratorium Amsterdam; member of the jury of various academies; member of Adviescommissie Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving Utrecht.
radna.nl

Nadine Stijns
As of 1 January 2022
As a visual artist, Nadine Stijns works on projects fed by her curiosity about socio-economic and/or political situations. Topics such as labor migration in a globalized world, diaspora communities and national identity in post-colonial regions fascinate her and inspire her projects. In recent years her work has reached a wider audience through exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Contact Photo Festival Toronto, Format Photography Festival in Derby and lectures and publications in media such as The Ones to Watch issue of British Journal of Photography, Nataal and Metropolis M. She currently also teaches photography at the KABK (Royal Academy of Art The Hague) and HKU in Utrecht.
Experience in committee and advisory work:
Admissions committee academy HKU and KABK; external advisor for various academies.

Dewi Bekker
As of 1 September 2022
Dewi Bekker (1990) is an interdisciplinary artist. She graduated from the KABK in The Hague in 2013 at the Textile and Fashion department. Within her artistic practice she explores the ambiguity of identity and role playing within social structures. She creates installations in which she works with sculptures, the human body and objects. She is also part of the collective Das Leben am Haverkamp. Dewi Bekker's individual and collective work has been on show at Centraal Museum Utrecht, Zeeuws Museum, Le Signe - Center National du Graphisme (FR) and Bureau Europa a.o.
Experience in committee and advisory work:
Advisor for Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunsten.
www.dewibekker.com
www.daslebenamhaverkamp.com

Luuk Wilmering
As of 1 September 2022
Luuk Wilmering is a multidisciplinary artist who works mostly from artistic research within self-developed projects. His work includes photo series, collages, paintings, installations, text works, films and artist books. Installations and solo presentations of his work have been shown at Frans Hals Museum HOF and HAL, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Stroom Den Haag, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Museum De Pont and Institut Neérlandais (Paris). His work has also been shown at Teylers Museum, ACHK-De Paviljoens, the Van Abbemuseum, the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Musée Guislain (Ghent), and O/C Berlin. Wilmering's work is included in various museum collections, in The Netherlands and abroad.
Experience in committee and advisory work:
Advisor at the Mondriaan Fund; adviseur at the ABKV-committee of the city of Utrecht;  advisor at Fonds Kwadraat.
www.luukwilmering.nl

Rob Knijn
Temporary chair February-August 2022
Rob Knijn has been active professionally in the contemporary art world for over 25 years. As a painter in his own his studio, and as a curator, director, organizer and advisor at and for various organizations. Rob is co-initiator of the Alternative Art Guide, an internet guide of artist initiatives worldwide. Last year he started the publishing house Painpub which specializes in publications about painting. Previously Rob was artistic director of Heden, an art center in The Hague, and worked at the Mondriaan Fund in Amsterdam.
Experience in committee and advisory work:
Chairman of committees and committee member Mondriaan Fund; secretary Mondriaan Fund; advisor and board member at various visual arts institutions The Hague.