Currently the director of Vleeshal in Middelburg, Roos Gortzak has been active in the field of contemporary art since 2002, when she graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. As a critic, she was a regular contributor to the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, and to art magazines such as Metropolis M, ArtReview, while also writing texts for exhibition catalogues. As a curator, she worked on projects and exhibitions for, amongst others, the Biennale of Puerto Rico (2004), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2005), Kunsthalle Basel (2007-2012), the Badischer Kunstverein (2014), and the multidisciplinary festival ‘’What Happens in Offenbach Stays in Offenbach’’. Since 2014, she has taken up her position at Vleeshal and curated solo shows with among others: Cally Spooner, Andrea Éva Győri, Simone Forti, Paul Maheke, Sandra Mujinga and Egle Budvytyte & Marija Olsauskaite.
Roos Gortzak joined the DAI-Week of April 2023 to act as respondent to 13 so called Kitchen presentations.