Curator Nanda Janssen (right) and assistant curator Véronique Baar (left)


Nanda Janssen

Curator, art critic, and Visual arts Advisor for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in France. She is Dutch and based in Paris and the Netherlands.


She is currently preparing “I Hit You With a Flower”, a large-scale group exhibition that is set to open in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in 2024, after which it will travel to the MABA in the Paris banlieue. Her recent exhibitions include “A Touch of Light” i.c.w. Colin Huizing, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, 2023; “Fine Fleur”, Omstand, Arnhem, 2023; “Fluid Desires”, Nest, The Hague, 2020. She also writes essays about artists, commissioned by artists and art institutions such as Centre Pompidou Metz and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Until recently, her subjects were mostly restricted to the French art scene and published in Dutch art magazines like Metropolis M, Museumtijdschrift, See All This, and Hart magazine from Belgium. As Visual arts Advisor for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in France, she has promoted collaborations between Dutch and French art institutions since 2018. She is also a member of the acquisition committee of the Frac Alsace (2024-2026). Other juries she has been a member of include the Fondation des Artistes in Paris, the largest private art fund in France, the Institut Français NL for the residency programme Le Nouveau Grand Tour, and Révélations Emerige, an incentive prize for young French artists. 

Véronique Baar

Art historian and works in the (semi)public domain. Supervises art commissions and develops presentation concepts for public buildings.


 Commissions undertaken by her team, QKunst, connect contemporary art to the heritage lines in the landscapes, with examples including the New Dutch Waterline and the royal route from Utrecht to Cologne (Via Regia). In public buildings, existing collections enter a dialogue with new work by emerging artists; “Samenweven”, for the provincial government building of South Holland, revolved around fabric. One example of a prior collaboration between Nanda and Véronique is the integration of art into the stations of line 52 of the Amsterdam Metro.