Member for

4 years




HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht

Short bio

As Professor of Artistic Research (Finnish Academy of Fine Art 2010-2015) and as Dean of MaHKU Utrecht, Henk Slager has made significant contributions to the debate on the role of research in visual art. In 2006, he co-initiated the European Artistic Research Network (EARN), a network investigating the consequences of artistic research for current art education in symposia, expert meetings, and presentations. Departing from a similar focus on artistic research, he has also (co-) produced various curatorial projects, a.o. Translocalmotion (7th Shanghai Biennale 2008), Nameless Science (Apex Art, New York, 2009), As the Academy Turns (Collaborative project Manifesta, 2010), Doing Research (dOCUMENTA 13, 2012), Offside Effect (1st Tbilisi Triennial, 2012), Aesthetic Jam (Project Taipei Biennial, 2014), Experimentality (1st Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2015), Timely Meditations (5th Guangzhou Triennial, Asia Time, 2016), To Seminar (BAK, Utrecht 2017), The Utopia of Access (2nd Research Pavilion, Venice, 2017), Freedom, What was that all about? (7th Kuandu Biennale, 2018), and Research Ecologies (3rd Research Pavilion, Venice, 2019).

Field of expertise

Artistic Research, Curating

Working Group

WG2: New vocabularies