Mariette Dölle has been artistic director of TENT since 2006. TENT is a platform for contemporary art that has its roots in Rotterdam. The monumental exhibition space is housed in a former school building in the Witte de Withstreet, Rotterdam's cultural hub, with fellow institutions such as Witte de With, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Worm and the Ro Theatre only a stone's throw away. With its diverse programme of exhibitions, discussions and publications, TENT addresses relevant developments in contemporary art, focused on the topicality of art in Rotterdam. A pivotal aspect of this work is our commitment to supporting artists who generate open and discursive connections between otherwise disparate fields and communities.
Mariette Dölle has organized solo exhibitions by Katarina Zdjelar, Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Lara Almarcegui, among others, and curated group exhibitions including To All Tomorrows Parties, Redefine the Enemy, and Paramaribo Perspectives. She was a member of the jury for the Dolf Henkes Award 2009 (winner Melvin Moti), a scout for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2011, and a member of the International Projects committee for the Mondriaan Foundation. Until 2005 she was responsible for Beyond; a long term public art project for a new neighbourhood for 80,000 residents to the west of Utrecht. She has supervised the building of a museum pavilion designed by Stanley Brouwn, an artist-in-residence pavilion by Bik Van der Pol and an archaeological centre designed by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Prior to this she was co-curator of the platform for experimental art Casco, and jointly responsible for projects by Otto Berchem, Matthieu Laurette and Asier Perez Gonzalez, among others.