Nectar Art Projects

Liquid Landscapes: what if the ground under your feet can’t be trusted? An interview with the art collective Border Agency for Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen

30 August 2019

MvS: Liquid Landscapes is an initiative of Border Agency. What is the background and the composition of this artist collective?  Border Agency is currently composed of the Chilean artists Maria-Rosario Montero, Sebastian Melo and Paula Salas. It’s an artistic research project that seeks to explore the limits of landscape in relation to the territory and… Read more »

Interview Metropolis M – Carolina Ponce de León and Madelon van Schie on contemporary Latin American art

3 April 2019

Read here an interview by Jorne Vriens for Metropolis M about Rivers flow out of my eyes, an exhibition I curated for tegenboschvanvreden and Here/Now, curated by Carolina Ponce de León.   

Land of Tomorrow. Juan Javier Salazar at the Peruvian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017

30 October 2017

“If we are going to create counterculture it should not just be intelligent and dry, but also fun and courageous. Artists should try to perform miracles, not sell paintings to millionaires.” – Juan Javier Salazar The art of Juan Javier Salazar (1955 – 2016) reflects the urban popular culture of Peru in a critical, humorous way and… Read more »

Caracas: where there is so much to do and everything is possible

10 January 2017

One of Jean de la Fontaine’s fables tells about an idle grasshopper and a diligent ant. When winter comes, the grasshopper starts to get hungry. Realizing the ant is fully prepared, having stored up food for months already, he begs for help. The ant however tells the grasshopper to dance the winter away instead. The… Read more »

photo review São Paulo Biennial, November 2016

14 November 2016


Mondriaan Orientation Trip to Chile and Colombia

11 October 2015

In September/October 2015 I participated in an orientation trip organized by the Mondriaan Fund to Chile and Colombia. You can read all about our joint experiences here!

Teresa Burga at the Venice Biennial 2015

3 August 2015

This year several series of drawings by Teresa Burga (Iquitos, Peru, 1935) are included in the presentation of the biennial’s central pavilion. A pleasant surprise. Despite of its quality Burga’s work is still relatively unknown. Being a woman in Peru’s patriarchal society trying to build up a carrier as a conceptual artist in a, to make… Read more »

São Paulo Biennial, October-November 2014

15 November 2014

In October-November 2014 I visited the 31st São Paulo Biennial and some independent art spaces and artist studios in São Paulo. See here a photo review of the trip.  One of the first pieces you run into at the entrance of the biennial, a mural by the Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie that represents a huge map of… Read more »

Photo review of Artbo 2014

14 November 2014

This year I visited Artbo in Bogotá for the second time. The fair and the program around it were at least as strong as in 2013. More attention was given to younger, upcoming artists (not represented by a gallery yet). A novelty was the section Referentes, in which a more museological approach was chosen to present… Read more »

Een impressie van Artbo 2013

15 November 2013

Dé kunstbeurs van Colombia, de Feria de Arte van Bogota (Artbo), toont overwegend Latijns Amerikaanse kunst gerepresenteerd door Latijns Amerikaanse galeries maar zet in op internationalisering. Naast enkele galeries uit de Verenigde Staten deden dit jaar voor het eerst ook galeries uit Nederland (Annet Gelink Galerie), Duitsland, Zwitserland, Zweden en Portugal mee. Met een steeds… Read more »