Residency Period Fall 2014
Lennard Dost, born in 1976, is working as freelance curator, art critic and advisor. He studied Management, Economy and Law at Hanzehogeschool, Groningen and afterwards Art History at the University of Groningen. Lennard is especially interested in socially and politically engaged art practises. So, basically in art that interacts and/or is about how people interact, on an individual basis or within/via systems.
Since 2007, Lennard has written/writes about contemporary art for Dutch newspapers like De Volkskrant, Het Parool, De Pers and Dutch and Belgian art magazines like Metropolis M, Kunstbeeld and H ART. From 2011 until 2012 he was project coordinator/editor at art initiative Noordkaap.
From 2011 until 2013 Lennard was advisor at the Mondriaan Foundation. Since 2013, he is jury member of the Hendrik the Vries Stipendium, a grant created by the city of Groningen to stimulate young local artists and writers. Since 2014, he is member of the so called “Werkveldadviesraad” of art academy Academie Minerva (Groningen). The “Werkveldadviesraad” includes professionals from the field of art. The WAR advises Academy Minerva about the position of visual art, about new developments, about possible adjustments of the study program and so on.
At studio das weisse haus Lennard worked on a project about (the borders of) Europe and the symbolism Europe is using.