International Visitor Programme : September 2015

Niels Van Tomme

Curator/Writer

Niels Van Tomme

Niels Van Tomme is a New York-based curator and writer working on the intersections of contemporary culture, politics, and aesthetics. Currently associated with the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture in Baltimore, he is the appointed curator of the 7th Bucharest Biennale, 2016. His exhibitions and public programs are shown at venues such as The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA; Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, USA; Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, USA and Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany. His curatorial endeavors have received grant awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Lambent Foundation and The Nathan Cummings Foundation, as well as critical press in publications such as Afterall, Artforum, Art in America, Afterimage, and The Wall Street Journal. Van Tomme is a Contributing Editor at Art Papers magazine, while his writings in a wide variety of publications explore contemporary art, literature, and music in relationship to broader cultural developments. His books include Where Do We Migrate To? (2011), Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen (2014), and Aesthetic Justice: Intersecting Artistic and Moral Perspectives (2015), co-edited with Pascal Gielen.