Ilse Roosens (Mu.ZEE)
Op 21 juni ontvangt Cas-co Ilse Roosens, curator in Mu.ZEE. Van 12u30 tot 13u30 stelt ze haar praktijk en werkwijze voor. Bring your own lunch & van harte welkom voor een gesprek.
Ilse Roosens is a curator currently working at Mu.ZEE in Ostend (BE), the museum for modern and contemporary Belgian art. Post-colonial, geopolitical, ecofeminist and post-capitalist topics lay the groundwork for her work both inside and outside the museum. Ilse Roosens questions existing power structures and focuses on the social responsibility of institutions, governments and artists. Co-authorship and polyphony are focal points of her working ethic. She is actively rethinking the formats for presenting collections by experimenting with transhistorical and transcultural concepts.
At Mu.ZEE Ilse Roosens curated exhibitions such as ‘Maarten Vanden Eynde — Digging up the Future’ (2021) together with Katerina Gregos, ‘Wintrum Frod. Orla Barry & Els Dietvorst’ (2019), ‘Frans Masereel and contemporary art: images of resistance’ (2017) and ‘Carsten Höller. Videoretrospective with Two Lightmachines’ (2016). She published several catalogues and curated different public programmes accompanying the exhibitions. In 2018 she co-founded the MEER curatorial collective, focusing on artists working with video and performance art. Prior to Mu.ZEE she worked at S.M.A.K. Ghent and Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp and as a freelance curator and mediator.