Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk (Rotterdam, 1988) works as a curator and a writer. He holds a BA in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Utrecht, and an MA in Curating from the London Metropolitan University, delivered in conjunction with the Whitechapel Gallery. He has worked at a number of institutions including SMBA (Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam) and DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation). Recent exhibition projects include the group exhibition Can’t Hear My Eyes (2013), NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona & Madrid; the duo exhibition Two in the Wave (2013), Printroom, Rotterdam; the group exhibition Artists of the No (2012), Projektraum Viktor Bucher, as part of Curated by_Vienna 2012; the exhibition cycle Reading Complex (2012), Seventeen Gallery, The Government Art Collection, The Showroom, AND Publishing, London. He edited the anthology and hypothetical catalogue None of the Above (2011) on curating and the curatorial in the key of fiction. His publications include, among others,’Untitled’ (Constants Are Changing) on the works of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, published in 2010. He has contributed to a number of magazines, among Art Licks and Metropolis M. In 2012 he was the recipient of the inaugural Demergon Curatorial Award at The Whitechapel Gallery, in recognition of his fiction and literature–based approach to curating.