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Naomi van Dijck

Artist and curator Naomi van Dijck explores ways of producing differently and how we can learn from existing structures to do so. Research within her artistic practice reflects on the act of learning as an ecology, grounded in her experience within museum education and her experimental secondary education.

Her practice is committed to creating horizontal structures that facilitate collaborative spheres for cross-disciplinary learning, resulting in a doubled practice where learning is both the production and that which is produced. Here, the focus lies on ties and bounds, information and resources, to make artistic practice inherently sustainable rather than concentrated on its intrinsic logic. Further interest in methods of usership and collective knowledge within online and offline networks motivates her to deploy generative, discursive and performative forms like workshops and platforms informed by a diversity of disciplines.

Naomi completed her Bachelor in Fine-Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2015) and her Masters in Curatorial Practice at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow (2018). Her continuous peer, pedagogical researcher and mother, has inspired her to use curricular design studies in her work.

She currently practices both as an artist and as a freelance curator in Glasgow, which includes her work as an assistant curator for the Scottish Pavillion at the Venice Biennale for Architecture 2018 and her work as a producer for urban place-making and community arts organisation WAVEparticle. As a self-taught programmer, she also creates websites and web-applications for cultural purposes that cross-influence her practice.

She is a co-founder of FLING; a Glasgow/London based network platform of emerging artists and curators that learn together. Besides regular exhibitions she curates, hosts or participates in, independent projects include sandbox studio (learning network), and The Following Doesn’t Exist (durational podcast-exhibition).

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