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V.S. (Vanessa) Bakhuizen-van 't Hoogt, MA

PhD candidate
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Work experience

03/2020-present: PhD candidate, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, Curious Hands in Educational Workshops. Identifying distinct patterns in teaching and learning making in the art academy.

09/2021-present: Teacher Art History and Art Theory at Minerva Art Academy, Groningen. Department: Docentopleiding Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving.

2019 - present: Member, SYB Circles, Writers program, Kunsthuis Syb, Beetsterzwaag In SYB Circles, young artists and academics are encouraged to experiment with all types of media to reflect on SYB’s residents and their projects. Their ideas and reflections will be expressed through podcasts, dialogues, talks or live events. In doing so, SYB aims to investigate the role that different (new) media can play in the field of art criticism.

12/2018-11/2019: Project assistant, Institute of Education, University Medical Center Groningen Organize return day (terugkomdag) for medical students (master), design workshop/courses and research the way in which the visual arts can be implemented in medical curricula.

09/2018-08/2019: Researcher, Research Group Art & Sustainability, Minerva Art Academy, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Research within “Art, Making, and Materials” on material literacy inquiring the relation between art, material and processes of making to get an insight into how the workshop specialists pass on tacit knowledge about materials and techniques to the students.

04/2018-06/2020: Writer, writing coach and presenter, Het Resort.

01/2017-05/2018: Co-founder and curator, Livingallery, Groningen Gallery/ project space, 6-week collaboration with artist working towards an exhibition; Exhibitions: Tiny Art Exhibition (8/04-20/05 2018), MESH, Wouter van der Laan (11-14/ 01/ 2018), Cross-Stitch, Marieke Opgelder (17-23/ 11/ 2017), SO FRESH. SO CLEAN. SO SEDUCTIVE, Dragan Glamočić (22-24/09/2017), Translating Textures (11-14/ 05/ 2017).


2015-2018: Research Master Art History (cum laude), Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen. Thesis: The Rijksakademie’s teaching collection – tracing the impact of the academic doctrine in a post-academic institution (8.5).

  • Course for Research MA & PhD students, “Materials and Materiality in Art History” (8.0)
  • Internship Kunsthal KAdE, Amsterfoort (9.0); Curator’s assistant helping with diverse tasks, from loan applications and studio visits to writing texts about the artworks/ the theme of the exhibition Goed gemaakt. Ode aan het maakproces, organized on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Kunstschrift.

2012-2015: Bachelor Arts, Culture and Media, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen.

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