The selection of fellows or our 2023 Tilting Axis Fellowship are selected by an international jury composed of leading scholars and practitioners.
Setareh Noorani is an architect, researcher, zinester and is part of various experimental collectives. She uses various media in her projects and artistic contributions to explore ways of publicizing and embodying, questioning processes of trauma and time; always moving in the grey space between academic research and art. This is expressed in the researching, disrupting and exposing of archives through spatial research and (self-)publishing, for example in her residencies at the Biënnale Gelderland (2022-), DSGN-IN at The Black Archives (2021-2022), SHELTER IN PLACE/SHELTER IN SOLIDARITY (2021) at Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn (together with graphic designer Matt Plezier, as SMET), and spatial and architectural designs, for Metro54, Amsterdam Museum, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam among others.
Her current research at Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam, NL) focuses on the qualitative, paradigm-shifting notions of decoloniality, feminisms, queer ecologies, non-institutional representations, and the implications of the collective, more-than-human body in architecture, its heritage and ambiguous future scenarios – all part of the projects Collecting Otherwise, Appropriation as Collective Resistance, Feminist Design Strategies, and the cross-institutional The Critical Visitor. Setareh Noorani received for this work the Museum Talent Prize 2021. Setareh holds a master’s degree (MSc) in Architecture (TU Delft, cum laude).
Dr. Charl Landvreugd is an artist, researcher and educator, who explores concepts of citizenship and belonging, and studies how these are expressed in the visual arts in continental Europe. His artistic work has been presented at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in Chicago and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Landvreugd completed his PhD in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London and applies the results of his ongoing research at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam among other places.
Iyawo (Holly) Bynoe
Holly Bynoe is an independent curator, writer, educator, spiritualist, Earth Ally and researcher from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Bynoe is the co-founder of ARC Magazine, and is a graduate of Bard College | International Center of Photography where she earned an M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies.
She is co-director of Caribbean Linked, a regional residency program held annually in Aruba supporting cultural exchange, and co-founder of Tilting Axis, the annual meeting charting arts activism, decolonial methodologies and models of creative sustainability across the region. Bynoe held a 5 year tenure as Chief Curator of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas through the end of 2019.
Most recently she joined arts non-profit, The Hub Collective Inc an arts non-profit based on her home island of Bequia to build out their sustainable, regenerative, environmental and intergenerational pillarsand is co-founder of Sour Grass, a curatorial agency supporting contemporary Caribbean art practice.
Huib Haye van der Werf
At the moment Huib is interim director at de Appel in Amsterdam. Before this, he initiated/ran mistral in Amsterdam with Radna Rumping, a space dedicated to archives a way to understand abundance. In 2019 he was appointed curator of the Yinchuan Biennale 2020 in China (cancelled due to Covid-19). From 2013 until 2020 he was Head of the artistic programme at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Further endeavours have been founder/curator for international social/artistic commissioning organization TAAK from 2012 until 2014, from 2011 until 2012 curator for the Foundation for Art in Public Space (SKOR), and from 2008 until 2011 curator for the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in Rotterdam – now ‘Het Nieuwe Instituut’.
Author of numerous texts for periodicals such as Artforum, Metropolis M, Mousse Magazine, Manifesta Journal and Open, various artist’s publications, as well as film/performance productions. Degree in Visual Arts from the Royal Academy of Art in Den Haag, Contemporary Art History at the University of Amsterdam, and alumnus of the 10th Curatorial Training Programme at De Appel center for contemporary art in Amsterdam.
Annalee Davis' hybrid practice is as a visual artist, cultural instigator, and writer. Her work sits at the intersection of biography and history, focussing on post-plantation economies by engaging with a particular landscape on Barbados. Her studio, located on a working dairy farm that operated historically as a 17thC sugarcane plantation, offers a critical context for her practice.
Drawing, walking, making (bush) teas, and growing living apothecaries, Annalee Davis’ practice suggests future strategies for repair and thriving while investigating the role of botanicals and living plots as sites of refusal, counter-knowledge, community, and healing.
Annalee’s recent exhibitions include “Staple: What’s on your plate?”, an inaugural show at Haay Jameel (Jeddah), “And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?” (Kunsthalle Wien, Austria) and “Potential Agrarianisms: Will there be sugar after the rebellion?” (Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia). Upcoming exhibitions include the group exhibition, “Vanishing Lines” (Venezuela, Uruguay, and Bolivia), the Sharjah Biennale and a major commission for the National Trust for Scotland exploring historic links between Scotland and Barbados.
Jessy Koeiman is curator Collective Learning at Kunstinstituut Melly since 2018. Koeiman raduated from the Willem de Kooning academy Rotterdam (Lifestyle & Design 2013-2017), focussed on styling and photography with a more specific aim on visual culture and critical studies. As visual artist, the projects are directed at social cultural intersectionality, being and spirituality. She completed the “Inclusive Leadership” course provided by the Academy for Culture management in 2020 and in 2021 her first curated exhibition BACK IN THE DAY IS OUR FUTURE was shown at the Melkweg, Amsterdam. She completed a residency at Ateliers89, Aruba in November 2021 where she was a workshop lead in photography. She is part of the supervisory board of A Tale Of A Tub, co-founder of Yemaya.education and a model at Evd Agency
Prof. Mark Raymond (Trinidad and Tobago /UK) is an architect and educator and the Director of the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg where - amongst various other things - he is currently developing the ‘Transformative Practices’ Advanced Design Research programme. He still rather unfashionably believes in the idea of global peace. Mark is a graduate of the Architectural Association and RMIT’s invitational PhD Creative Practice-Based research programme.
Inez van der Scheer
Inez van der Scheer is junior curator of contemporary art at the Amsterdam Museum, curating and writing about the representation of the colonial past and decolonial futures in Dutch art institutions. She is currently working on her PhD at the University of Amsterdam, exploring the relationship between the human and nonhuman world in Caribbean philosophy and art.
Aric Chen is General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch national museum and institute for architecture, design and digital culture in Rotterdam and London Design Biennale 2023 Artistic Director. American-born, Chen previously served as Professor and founding Director of the Curatorial Lab at the College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai; Curatorial Director of the Design Miami fairs in Miami Beach and Basel; Creative Director of Beijing Design Week; and Lead Curator for Design and Architecture at M+, Hong Kong, where he oversaw the formation of that new museum’s design and architecture collection and program.