Julia holds a master in Artistic Research and has worked on projects bridging the visual arts to dance and performance.
Since 2011, she has been working as a freelance researcher and art producer on a large range of (inter)national projects.
In close dialogue with artists, bringing in her specific analytic skills, Julia is able to locate and structure the often still ungraspable elements in early stages of a work or project, to then develop and produce this.
She has worked as a collaborator of artists such as Athi-Patra Ruga (SA), Rossella Biscotti (NL/IT), Lieven De Boeck (BE), as a gallery responsible for DVIR, Brussels and co-produced projects in different public institutions such as Kunstmuseen Krefeld (Haus Esters), The Darling Foundry, Montreal, FRAC-PACA, Marseille, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, La Bellone, Brussels, Contour Biennale, Mechelen amongst others.
Katrien Reist - van Gelder
Katrien is a Brussels-based, freelance curator, art producer/facilitator and personal coach to many individual artists world wide.
She was administrative director of Kunsthal Extra City in Antwerp from 2008 to 2012 and co-founder of the artists run research platform Jubilee. Before coming to Belgium, Katrien lived in Switzerland, where she worked as a visual arts curator and artistic director of various artists residency projects, a.o. PROGR Bern.
Her international trajectory connected her with a wide range of cultural realities. This experience still forms the base for her current interest and research into self organised structures, both in and outside the cultural realm.