We are pleased to introduce, Clymene Christoforou, Mella Jaarsma and Frederik Hardvendel.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their application and to everyone who took the time to cast their vote. We are pleased to introduce, Clymene Christoforou, Mella Jaarsma and Frederik Hardvendel, as the three new additions to the Res Artis Board of Directors:
Clymene Christoforou (United Kingdom) is the director of D6:Culture in Transit. D6 runs an artistic programme with residencies and advises internationally on the value of the arts in local and national policy. She is particularly interested in work which connects artists to neighbourhoods and across borders. Clymene is Chair of International Newcastle a partnership between civil society, the municipality and the universities to promote internationalism across the City. Further afield she is an expert advisor to United Cities and Local Governments and Culture Action Europe’s Pilot Cities programme, which considers the role of culture in the sustainable development of cities across Europe. With the British Council and the Creative Europe team in Ukraine she she’s an advisor to the Culture Bridges programme.
Mella Jaarsma (Netherlands/Indonesia) studied visual art at Minerva Academy in Groningen (1978-1984), after which she left the Netherlands to study at the Art Institute of Jakarta (1984) and at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta (1985-1986). She has lived and worked in Indonesia ever since. In 1988, she co-founded Cemeti Art House with Nindityo Adipurnomo, the first space for contemporary art in Indonesia, which to this day remains an important platform for young artists and art workers in the country and region. Now called Cemeti Institute for Art & Society, organizes residency programs since 2006. Mella Jaarsma has become known for her complex costume installations and her works have been presented widely in exhibitions and art events in Indonesia and abroad, including the 20thSydney Biennale (2016), ‘Power and Other Things’, Bozar, Brussels (2017), The Thailand Biennale (2018) and she has experienced several residencies herself (18th Street Arts Center-Los Angeles, Rimbun Dahan – Kuala Lumpur, etc)
Frederik Hardvendel (Denmark) who has background as a graphic designer, is Director of the Danish Art Workshops which also runs the new official Danish residency programme MALTAIR. For many years he has been managing creative enterprises in Denmark and abroad and has been with the consultancy agency Advice, Key Ac-count in Format & Partners, Bangkok as well as Head of Design in Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Frederik works occasionally as a professional advisor to creative companies. He has been Chairman at the International Ceramic Research Centre and in the steering committee for interdisciplinary leadership in the Ministry of Culture. He has recently joined the board of Art Hub Copenhagen.