Charl Landvreugd is as an artist and researcher who grew up in Rotterdam in an environment and time when many different migrant communities were making the Netherlands their home. Being part of this vibrant space, he advocates for local continental European concepts and language coming out of these spaces, that have the potential to speak about the sensibilities specific to the area. Using a broad range of artistic disciplines, he applies the results of his research to think about citizenship and belonging and how this is expressed in the visual arts in continental Europe. As a Goldsmiths (BA), Fulbright and Columbia University (MA) alumnus he completed his PhD in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London.
Landvreugd is on the supervisory board of the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and the board of the Akademie van Kunsten (Dutch Society of the Arts ). He is also a member of the Commissie voor de Tekeningen (Drawing Committee Amsterdam). He has been a fellow at BAK (Basis voor Actuele Kunst (2018-2019), Utrecht), the Van Abbemuseum (Deviant Practice, 2017-2018) and the Tholenaar van Raalte at the Research Center for Material Culture (2015-2016). Next to that he advised the Raad voor Cultuur (Dutch Council for Culture) and was an advisor to the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst among other activities. Besides his practice he is the core tutor at the Masters Institute of Visual Cultures AKV| St. Joost and is a regular tutor at Dutch art academies.
Landvreugd’s work has been published by: Open Arts Journal (UK), Small Axe Magazine (USA), ARC Magazine (St. Vincent & the Grenadines), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), CBK Rotterdam (NL) , Uprising Art (FR), NRC Handelsblad (NL), De Ware Tijd (SR), KIT Publishers (NL), Dominion of New York NY (USA), KadE Amersfoort (NL), De Unie Rotterdam (NL), TENT Rotterdam (NL), Volkskrant (NL), HYCIDE Magazine (USA), Metropolis M (NL), Antilliaans Dagblad (CW), and NTR Kunststof (NL), among others.
portrait by René Bosch