Gerrie van Noord
Gerrie’s career covers a range of experiences in arts project management and publishing.
Before moving to the UK in 1996, Gerrie worked in various capacities (including as fundraising coordinator) at the artist-in-residency institute the Rijksakademie voor beeldende kunsten (1988-1992).
Subsequently, she worked at De Appel Foundation (1992-1996), also in Amsterdam, where she was exhibitions organiser and helped establish and then coordinated its Curatorial Training Programme for several years.
Between 1997 and 2002 she was Head of Publishing at arts commissioning organisation Artangel in London and in that capacity commissioned, produced and edited publications with Douglas Gordon, Tony Oursler, Janet Cardiff, Susan Hiller, Michael Landy, Jem Finer and Jeremy Deller among others.
In 2002-2003, she was Project Manager of Zenomap, Scotland’s first independent presentation at the Venice Biennale, which involved newly commissioned work by 27 artists including Claire Barclay, Jim Lambie and Simon Starling. Staying in Scotland, she then worked as a researcher for the Scottish Arts Council and the Glasgow School of Art on what would become PAR + RS, an advocacy and information platform about art in the public realm.
In 2005 she was project manager for Radiance, Glasgow’s first festival of light, and she subsequently consulted on the artists’ commissions for Glow in Newcastle/Gateshead in 2006, both programmed by environmental arts commissioning agency nva.
Recently she’s been working with nva again, notably n a commission plan for a big site near Loch Lomond.
In 2006-2007 she worked with Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic on The Endless City, published by Phaidon in association with the London School of Economics’ Urban Age project.
She regularly works with Lisbon-based curator Jürgen Bock, most recently on several publications on Ângela Ferreira’s work (Portuguese pavilion at Venice Biennale 2007, and Berardo, Lisbon, 2008). She’s also associated with DutchDFA, a platform that aims to enhance the international profile of Dutch design, fashion and architecture.
As a freelance editor, she has worked on publications for organisations like London’s ICA, the Gulbenkian and the Berardo in Lisbon and with artists like Jim Lambie.
Between 2006 and 2009, she was commissioning editor of a three-year long, co-publishing project entitled Fabrications, published by Book Works, an independent London-based art and artists’ book publisher, which includes new work by artists like Ahmet Öğut, Luca Frei and Heather & Ivan Morison.
Currently she is Co-Director of the Artist Pension Trust London, an international mutual trust scheme for future financial benefits for artists.
Alongside teaching at Birkbeck, Gerrie has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Master of Fine Arts department of the Glasgow School of Art since 2003.
Key areas of Gerrie’s interest are the growing diversity of artistic and curatorial practice, both within the gallery and museum sphere and in the public realm, and the translation and mediation of artistic and curatorial ideas and practices from one context, medium or language to another.