ART

ANN DEMEESTER

Ann Demeester is currently director of de Appel arts centre and head of the de Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam. She is on the editorial board of the magazines A Prior and F.R. David and has written recent essays on Michael Borremans, Jennifer Tee, Salla Tykkä, and Nicolas Floc’h. After studying the literature and linguistics of Germanic languages, Demeester worked as an editor and art critic for the Belgian national newspapers De Morgen and De Financieel-Economische Tijd. From 2000 to 2003, she worked as an assistant curator for Jan Hoet at both S.M.A.K. (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art) in Ghent, Belgium, and Museum MartA Herford, Germany, realizing exhibitions and projects with Luc Tuymans and Raoul De Keyser, Rui Chafes, Royden Rabinowitch, Rob Birza, Joe Scanlan, and Bjarne Melgaard. From 2003 to 2006 she was director of the contemporary art and exhibition space W139 in Amsterdam, where, in addition to programming, she managed the renovation and acquisition of the art space. Demeester recently served as curator (in collaboration with Kestutis Kuizinas) of the 2009 Baltic Triennial in Vilnius, Lithuania.