Ine Gevers

Ine Gevers giving talk at Dutch Design Week 2017

Ine Gevers (Valkenswaard, 1960) is a Dutch curator of contemporary art, writer and activist.


Gevers studied art history and philosophy at Utrecht University and graduated with a study on Modernism in Europe, which resulted in the exhibition Janus de Winter, de schilder mysticus at the Centraal Museum and a publication of the same name.[1] She worked as assistant-curator in het Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven and then went to Almere, directing the exhibition space the Aleph and preparing the grounds for the Museum De Paviljoens. From 1988 - 2000 she was head of Department Studium Generale at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.


In 1994 she curated the art exhibition I + The Other, Art and the Human Condition (Dutch: Ik + de ander), together with Hester Alberdingk Thijm and assistant curator Jeanne van Heeswijk.[2] As founding director of the DeCenter, center of neuro diverse cultures, she organised Encountering the Culture of the Norm, a multi-visual seminar in collaboration with Martijn Dekker and Gunilla Gerland.[3][4] With Stichting De Geuzen Amsterdam she realized with Temporary Sanity an alternative plea when considering madness and motive. For Stichting Interart she wrote the manifest Artists with Agenda’s and lectured on Diaspora Consciousness. In 2007 she became the founding Director of the Niet Normaal Foundation, which has organised several art manifestations and exhibitions in the Netherlands.[5] In 2016 she curated an exhibition called Hacking Habitat in a former jailhouse in Utrecht, featuring works by artists including William Kentridge, Andres Serrano, and Melanie Bonajo,[6] whose message was that technology is like a prison.[7]

Gevers lectured on her work at VIVA[8] and works as a tutor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, HISK Antwerpen, Dutch Design Academy Eindhoven, Dutch Art Institute Enschede, and HKU Utrecht.[citation needed]


  • 2017 ROBOT LOVE Embassy, Dutch Design Week/World Design Event, October 21-29
  • 2016 HACKING HABITAT – Art of Control (2016, former prison Wolvenplein, Utrecht)
  • 2013 JA NATUURLIJK • How Art Saves the World (2013, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag) Art and ecology[9]
  • 2009 : NIET NORMAAL • Difference on Display (2009, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam)
  • 1994 IK + DE ANDER • Art and the Human Condition (1994, Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam)


  • 2016 Hacking Habitat • Art of Control – Art, Technology and Social Change,[10]
  • 2013 Yes Naturally • How Art saves the World[11]
  • 2009 Difference on Display, Diversity in Art, Science and Society Niet Normaal[12]
  • 2005 Artworks that demand Consummation, in Documentary Now: Contemporary Strategies in Photography, Film and the Visual Arts[13]
  • 1997 Beyond Ethics and Aesthetics[14]
  • 1997 Strategies in Presentations, Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht [15]
  • 1994 I + The Other, Art and the Human Condition, Stichting Artimo, Amsterdam[16]
  • 1993 Place, Position, Presentation, Public, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht [17]
  • 1992 Cultural Identity: Fiction or Necessity, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht [18]

Ine Gever's essays have appeared in several Dutch and English publications.


  1. ^ "Janus de Winter; de schilder mysticus". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ Heeswijk, van, Jeanne. "I + The Other". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  3. ^ "Subversive Tactics of Neurologically Diverse Cultures". Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  4. ^ Institute, Dutch Art. "Ine Gevers". Dutch Art Institute. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  5. ^ Niet Normaal website
  6. ^ Bouma, Hilda (March 26, 2016). "Out of control". Financieel Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Gevangen in technologie: hoe zit dat?" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. February 2, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "VIVA Curatorial School – Ine Gevers". VIVA. 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  9. ^ "Art for the Anthropocene Era – Art in America". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  10. ^ Ine, Gevers (2016). Hacking Habitat : art of control : art, technology and social change. Tuin, Iris van der,, Kockelkoren, Petran,, Kerckhoffs, Dennis,, Wiersum, Friso,, Stichting Niet Normaal,, Universiteit Utrecht. Utrecht. ISBN 9789462082687. OCLC 945391160.
  11. ^ Yes naturally : how art saves the world. Gevers, Ine,, Haags Gemeentemuseum,, Niet Normaal Foundation. Amsterdam. 2013. ISBN 9789462080638. OCLC 853606243.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ Difference on display : diversity in art, science & society. Gevers, Ine., Niet Normaal Foundation., Stichting de Beurs van Berlage. Rotterdam: Nai Publishers. 2009. ISBN 9789056627157. OCLC 456904088.CS1 maint: others (link)
  13. ^ Documentary now! : contemporary strategies in photography, film and the visual arts. Gierstberg, Frits. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers. 2005. ISBN 9789056624552. OCLC 69848115.CS1 maint: others (link)
  14. ^ Voorbij ethiek en esthetiek. Gevers, Ine., Heeswijk, Jeanne van. Nijmegen: SUN. 1997. ISBN 9789061684930. OCLC 38580041.CS1 maint: others (link)
  15. ^ "publications_index_d". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  16. ^ "·Ik + de Ander. Art and the Human Condition | Walgenbach Art & Books". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  17. ^ Place, position, presentation, public. Gevers, Ine., Jan van Eyck Akademie. [Amsterdam]: Jan Van Eyck Akademie. 1993. ISBN 9789066171114. OCLC 36556572.CS1 maint: others (link)
  18. ^ "Cultural identity Fiction or necessity — An Introduction | Racism | Ethnicity, Race & Gender". Scribd. Retrieved 2018-01-17.

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