AtelierWG foundation invites visual artists to act as curator, organizing exhibitions or events in the presentation space puntWG.

Artist-curators are selected based on submitted proposals. Previous experience as a curator is not required and does not influence selection.

 This invitation, by atelierWG foundation, is intended to offer artists the opportunity to experiment with the creation of a presentation, in the belief that artists have a unique sensitivity and vision to explore, leading us into an interesting dialogue about art.

curator 2016
Emily Bates

British artist Emily Bates (1970) graduated from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and has been based in Amsterdam since being awarded the Scottish Arts Council Amsterdam Artists Residency in 1997.

When not traveling to exhibit or create new works, and undertake further artist residencies and fellowships such as at Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, 2000; Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden, 2000; S-Air in Sapporo, Japan, 2002-2003; Lijiang Studio, China, 2006 and 2007; the Dutch Affiliated Visual Arts Fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 2008; and as part of nomadic residency Il Ventre di Napoli in Italy, 2013-2014, with support from the Mondriaan Fund; she might be found in her studio at WG.

Her work has been exhibited widely including at the Barbican Centre and the Hayward Gallery, London; Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg; the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Yokohama Museum of Art; Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Stills, Edinburgh; Flatland Gallery, Utrecht; This Is Gallery, Sapporo; Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn; Nottingham Castle Museum; CCA Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; the American Academy in Rome; C-Space, Beijing; FRAC Fonds regional d’art contemporain, Poitou-Charentes; MAC’s Musée des arts contemporains, Grand Hornu; Smart Project Space, Amsterdam; Site Gallery, Sheffield; and Casino Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg; with a prominent solo exhibition ‘The sky is glowing with the setting sun’ at Mudam Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg in 2012.

Emily Bates is the initiator of the exhibition ‘Reports from the Year of the Monkey’, presenting works in dialogue with Madelon Hooykaas, Saskia Janssen and herself.