Anke Bangma is a cultural theorist, editor and independent curator based in Rotterdam. As assistant curator at Witte de With, Rotterdam, from 1993-1998, Bangma worked with artists such as Craigie Horsfield and David Lamelas. From 1999-2007 Bangma was course director of the Fine Art programme at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, where she put together an annually changing program of thematic projects with a range of practitioners, including artists Babak Afrassiabi & Nasrin Tabatabai, Bik Van der Pol, Sarah Pierce, Hinrich Sachs and Milica Tomic; theater director Emil Hrvatin; curators Annie Fletcher, Maria Hlavajova, Maria Lind and Tracey Warr; publisher Christoph Keller; and theorists Maaike Bleeker, Dorothea von Hantelmann and Jan Verwoert. As an extension to the MA course, Bangma realized a public program of lectures and exhibitions in collaboration with TENT Center for Visual Art in Rotterdam, and a series of publications in collaboration with Revolver. Since 2004, she has also been Associate Professor at the Kunsthøgskolen in Bergen, Norway. The publications Bangma edited include The Projection (BAK Basis voor Aktuele Kunst, 2003); Looking, Encountering, Staging (PZI & Revolver, 2005);Experience, Memory, Reenactment (with Steve Rushton and Florian Wüst, PZI & Revolver, 2005); Resonant Bodies, Voices, Memories (with Deirdre M. Donoghue, Lina Issa and Katarina Zdjelar. PZI & Revolver Publishing, 2008); and Katarina Zdjelar: But if you take my voice, what will be left to me (Museum for Contemporary Art Belgrade/Serbian Pavilion of the 53rd Venice Biennial, 2009). Currently, she is engaged in Performing Evidence, a research project that explores the role of visual practices in the actualization of certain social scenarios. The project resulted in an exhibition of contemporary art works as well as documents from the early human sciences at SMART Project Space, Amsterdam in 2009. During her residency at Bard CCS, Bangma will continue her work on this project with a series of conversations with New York based artists, and develop the concept for a new book project. Bangma’s residency is made possible through a partnership with the Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten, a non-profit arts initiative based in Amsterdam.
This residency was made possible through the support of Fonds Voor Beelende Kunsten Vormgeving En Bouwkunst.