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Gerrie van Noord

Trained as an art historian, Gerrie’s career spans a broad range of contexts and capacities. Before moving to the UK in 1996, she worked for artist-in-residency organisation Rijksakademie voor beeldende kunsten (1988–92), Amsterdam, and subsequently at De Appel Foundation (1992–96), also in Amsterdam, where she was exhibitions organiser and helped establish its Curatorial Training Programme.

She was Head of Publishing at Artangel, London (1997–2002), where she commissioned, produced and edited publications with artists such as Douglas Gordon, Tony Oursler, Janet Cardiff, Susan Hiller, Michael Landy, Jem Finer and Jeremy Deller. More recently she was involved with a book on Roni Horn’s Library of Water.

In 2002–03 she was Project Manager for 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. Subsequently she worked as a researcher for what would become Public Art Resource + Research Scotland (PAR+RS).

She was the commissioning editor for a series entitled Fabrications (2006–09) for independent artists’ book publisher Book Works, London, which included new work by artists like Ahmet Öğut, Luca Frei and Heather & Ivan Morison, as well as several thematic books.

As a freelance editor she has worked with a wide range of artists and arts organisations. Recent projects include Piercing Brightness (Modern Art Oxford, 2012), and Black Sun (Ridinghouse, 2013), both with artist Shezad Dawood; Subplots for a City, on ten years of projects initiated and realised by commission organisation In Certain Places (2014); Olivia Plender, Rise Early, Be Industrious (Sternberg, 2015). Gerrie also regularly works as a translator for arts and design organisations.

Gerrie has been a Visiting Lecturer at the MFA of the Glasgow School of Art since 2003, while she has contributed to the MA in the History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market, IESA/Warwick, since 2011. She has been an Associate Lecturer at the MA Arts Policy & Management at Birkbeck, University of London, since 2006. Currently she is engaged in PhD research that looks at publications as curatorial platforms and editing as a curatorial practice, also at Birkbeck.