Brigitte van der Sande

Brigitte van der Sande is an art historian, independent curator and advisor in the Netherlands. She has curated exhibitions on contemporary art, design, architecture and cultural heritage in museums, art institutions and in the public domain, working with an interdisciplinary approach of cultural topics, seeking new connections between different worlds. In the nineties Van der Sande started a continuing research into the representation of war in art, resulting in the exhibitions like 'Soft Target. War as a Daily, First-Hand Reality' in 2005 in Basis Actuele Kunst (BAK) in Utrecht, War Zone Amsterdam (2007-2009) as well as many lectures, workshops and essays on the subject within the Netherlands and abroad. Since 2011 Van der Sande is committee member and chair of the Mondriaan Fund, the national fund for visual arts and cultural heritage.

Together with Babs Bakels of the funeral museum Tot Zover in Amsterdam Van der Sande has started a project on the role of informal media on the public image of death. Since the beginning of this year she works as a guest curator for the architecture and art centre Stroom Den Haag, developing the cultural programme See You in The Hague, a multifaceted narrative about the bright and dark side of The Hague as International City of Peace and Justice.