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Elisabeth van Odijk concentrated on contemporary art after studying art history at the University of Utrecht. After her studies she worked as a freelance advisor for corporations interested in collecting art and for the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam where she was responsible for the internationalization.
Since 1990 there has been a shift in her career towards the field of international artistic cooperation, intercultural and interdisciplinary practices. From 1999 Elisabeth van Odijk is director of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam where she also functions as senior advisor theory. The focus of her interest and work is on the individual art practice of young contemporary artists and activities which can be derived from that.
She initiated projects in the field of art and science and played a role in the development of artist platforms in Asia, Africa, South - and Middle America (RAIN). She was responsible among others for publications like "Silent Zones on globalization and cultural interaction" and "Shifting Map", Artists' platforms and strategies for cultural diversity.
As a board member Van Odijk is connected to Art Table Holland, foundation 'Domein voor kunstkritiek', foundation 'Toneelschuur Haarlem', and she is chairman of the magazine "JongHolland" art and visual culture after 1930. Amsterdam, August 2009
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