Rosa de Graaf (UK) is Assistant Curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (since March 2017). She is also an Editor at Kunstlicht, the Amsterdam-based academic journal of visual art, visual culture, and architecture; and a member of the 2017 International Advisory Board for the Rotterdam Cultural Sector (non-subsidized workgroup). Outside of her work at Witte de With, de Graaf is involved in heading number of curatorial projects in the UK and NL collaboratively, and shortly in ES, and writes for platforms including Metropolis M and The White Review.
Previous roles include: Assistant Curator at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam (2016); Curator at Tate Collectives (Tate Modern & Tate Britain), London (2008-2012, 2015); Curatorial & Publications Intern at Witte de With (2015); Guest Curator at Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (2014); Curatorial & production team for the largest outdoor exhibition campaign Art Everywhere, in collaboration with public art collections and institutions across the UK (2013 & 2014).
Starting out with a background in fine art practice at University of the Arts London, Rosa studied under Griselda Pollock at the University of Leeds, gaining a BA with First Class Honours in Social and Critical Histories of Art. This year she is due to complete her MA in Contemporary Art Theory at the University of Leiden with a thesis titled ‘What it means to be with; Undoing Witte de With.’