Annet Dekker. bio + cv

Published on January 23rd, 2015

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selected CV: Annetd


Annet Dekker is Assistant Professor Cultural Analysis and MA Coordinator Archival and Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor and co-director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. She has previously been Researcher Digital Preservation at Tate, London, core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. She also worked as web curator for SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Domain 2010-12), was programme manager at Virtueel Platform (2008-10) and curator/head of exhibitions, education and artists in residence at the Netherlands Media Art institute (1999-2008). She has published in numerous collections and journals and is the editor of several volumes, among others, Lost and Living [in] Archives. Collectively Shaping New Memories (Valiz 2017) and Speculative Scenarios, or What Will Happen to Digital Art in the (Near) Future? (Baltan Laboratories/Virtueel Platform 2013). Her recent monograph, Collecting and Conserving Net Art (Routledge 2018) is a seminal work in the field of new media conservation.

most recent cv (till 2020): AnnetDekker_CV

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Experience (till 2014)

2014 –2016

Researcher Digital Preservation for Pericles @ Tate, London.

Research Fellow. The Centre for the Study of Computational Image Cultures @ London South Bank University & The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

Co-curator Layers @ WORM, Rotterdam.

Curator. New Interpretations of the Archive @ The New Institute, Rotterdam. With new works by Richard Vijgen, Template, Erica Scourti and more to come.

2012 – present

Core tutor Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design and Communication, Rotterdam.

2009 – present

Co-founder aan @ (with Annette Wolfsberger).


The Art of Documentation, for Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam @ WORM, 24 June.

Co-curator side programme. Vertical Cinema, for Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, workshops with Tina Frank and Esther Urlus @ WORM in Rotterdam and lecture by Erkki Huhtamo @ IFFR, 23 & 24 January.


Co-curator (with Peter Taylor). Proud to Be Your Version 1 & 2, for Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam @ WORM in Rotterdam, 21 November & 11 December.

Curator. Curating Your Memory, with Robert Sakrowski, Dragan Espenschied and Igor Stromajer for Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam @ V2_ Rotterdam, 28 November.

Curator education programme. F.A.T. GOLD Europe. Five Years of Free Art & Technology @ MU in Eindhoven, 13 November – 26 January 2014.

Curator. The Prism of Evil Media: Matthew Fuller and Graham Harwood @ The New Institute, Rotterdam, 12 September.


Initiator, curator International working conference Collecting and Presenting Born-Digital Art. A matter of translation and (historical) knowledge. for Baltan Laboratories in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 14-15 December.

Tutor Piet Zwart Institute 2012-2013.

Co-curator Paraphrasing Babel. Video and Sound Art About Language in Public Space, in Maastricht and Heerlen, 19 October – 18 November.

Project Coordinator Planet M @ Lowlands 16-20 July.

Lecturer Theme project Archive and Memory, Piet Zwart Academy Rotterdam, January – April.


Lecturer New Media @ Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Arts Department, October.

2010 – 2012

Webcurator at SKOR (foundation for art and public domain) Amsterdam.

2009 – 2012

Coordinator Artist in Residence, NIMk (with Annette Wolfsberger).

2010 – 2011

Executive producer Funware, travelling software exhibition curated by Olga Goriunova: MU & Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven; Arnolfini, Bristol (with Annette Wolfsberger).

2009 and 2010

Supervisor Masterclass Mediafonds/Sandberg, Amsterdam (with Martijn de Waal).

2008 – 2010

Programme Manager Virtueel Platform, Amsterdam.

2000 – 2008

Curator Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo, Amsterdam. Since 2005 head of Exhibition, Artlab, Education and member of Staff.

1999 – 2008

Curator Impakt Online, Utrecht.

2005 – 2006

Artistic Director Virma (Virtual Institute for Research in Media Art Amsterdam; a collaboration between Paradiso, De Waag Society for Old and New Media, De Balie, Steim and Netherlands Media Art Institute.

1997 – 1999

Project Manager art- and media projects at Axis, organisation for art and gender, Amsterdam.


2008 – 2014

PhD: Enabling the Future, or How to Survive FOREVER. A study of networks, processes and ambiguity in net art and the need for an expanded practice of conservation. Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University in London. Supervisor: Matthew Fuller.

1994 – 1997

Faculty of Arts, Utrecht University, Master of Arts (Art History, Film and Television Studies and Gender Studies)

thesis: M/F. Constructions of masculinity and femininity in the advertising strategies of the Royal Navy.

1992 – 1993

Faculty of Social Sciences, Media Psychology, Utrecht University.

1990 – 1992

Spanish, Utrecht University.

1989 – 1990

VWO, Luzac College, Arnhem

1983 – 1989

HAVO, Stedelijk Lyceum, Zutphen



Future, or how to survive FOREVER, research for an article in the edited volumne A Companion to Digital Art by Christiane Paul (Blackwell Publishers). With support of a cultural mediation grant of Mondriaan Fund.


Documenting Internet Based Art. The Dullaart-Sakrowski Method. Culture Vortex. Public Participation in Online Collections. Collaboration between Institute of Network Cultures, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Constant Dullaart and Robert Sakrowski.

Born Digital Art in the Netherlands. Commissioned by The Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art, Virtueel Platform, Netherlands Media Art Institute and Digital Heritage Netherlands.

2009 – 2010

Inside Movement Knowledge, documentation strategies for contemporary dance. A collaboration between EGlPC, Amsterdam School for the Arts, University Utrecht, Netherlands Media Art Institute.

2008 – 2010

The New Media Art Network: on Performativity and Authenticity, Tate Modern London.


Beyond Physical Space – the (im)possibilities to create an affect of place. The impact of ubiquitous technologies on our sense of space: how the public space is changing into a private space and its affect on processes of in- and exclusion. With support of a Cultural Mediation grant of The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB).

2002 – 2005

VJ Culture: a phenomenon in history, presentation and perception. With support of a Cultural Mediation grant of The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB), Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) and Netherlands Media Art Institute.

1997 – 1999

Media Wise: Cyber culture and multi-media developments in the Netherlands, Centre for Addiction Research, at the department of Social Psychology, University of Utrecht, for Veronica Broadcast, Hilversum.


2014 – present

Advisor e-Culture, Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industries, Rotterdam.

2013 – present

Advisor on Piet Zwart Institute Interdepartmental Think Tank, Rotterdam.

2010 – present

Advisor Mediafonds, Amsterdam.


Jurymember e-PERMANENT, online gallery Artist Commission#02, January.


Panorama preview viewing Impakt Festival 2012.

Online archiving for May Day Rooms, London, 30 May.

Piet Zwart Institute, 22 May.


Expert meeting Tate London, documentation & preservation of Internet art.

Program Committee ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program, Florence, Italy.

2009 – 2010

Advisor Cultuur Totaal, City of Eindhoven.

2004 – 2009

Board member Umatic, Utrecht.


Interview Commission, LabforCulture, Amsterdam.

2007 – 2008

Advisor Interregeling, Mondriaan Foundation Amsterdam.


Curatorial Committee ACM Multimedia Interactive Arts, Augsburg Germany.

Selection panel ‘Call for Curators’, LabforCulture.


Program committee ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program, Santa Barbara.

Jury member Kunstbende, June 3.

2006 – 2007

Board member Foundation Re:Vision, Netherlands Film Festival,



Jury member Workspace #5, The Hague.

Program Committee ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program, Singapore.


Program Committee Cosign 2004: Computational Semiotics, Split (Croatia).

Program Committee ACM Multimedia, New York.


Jury member CYNETart festival, Dresden.

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