Lecturer in: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Frank Lubbers is a researcher, writer, exhibition organiser and art advisor. He studied painting at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and has a degree in art teaching. He started as a painter and art teacher, but later decided to engage in a museum career. He worked as a curator at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. As an international curator he also organised exhibitions in e.g. Reykjavik, Toulouse, Oslo, Toronto, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Beijing. He subsequently held the position of chief curator and deputy director at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. He has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Rodney Graham, James Coleman, Lawrence Weiner, Stanley Brouwn, Joseph Kosuth, Mike Kelley, Douglas Gordon, Marlene Dumas, Ann Hamilton, Aernout Mik, Tony Oursler, Jason Rhoades, Marcel Broodthaers, Thierry de Cordier, Julião Sarmento, Steve McQueen, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Matt Mullican, Ulay and Marina Abramovic with whom he also realised the Walk on the Chinese Wall. Later he worked as managing director and board member of the Not Normal Foundation in Amsterdam, organising large international art exhibitions. Afterwards he has been running a small museum in the Netherlands, dedicated to Dutch expressionist art. As a project manager he took care of the Historic Section of the Manifesta 9 exhibition. For two years he has been (co)responsible for the central exhibition at ArtBrussels. For decades he has been chairman of the board of different cultural institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium. He prefers to work with young and aspiring artists. He regularly is a visiting lecturer at HISK Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent.