Niet Normaal Foundation

Niet Normaal Foundation was founded in 2007 and aims to create expanded visual art exhibitions on socially relevant themes for a broad audience. Founding director of the Niet Normaal Foundation Ine Gevers organized before I + the Other. Art and the Human Condition and the accompanying book Beyond Ethics and Aesthetics. This 1994‐1997 project, which she realised along with chairwoman Hester Alberdingk Thijm, is known to be the first Dutch politically engaged exhibition and received widespread international praise and attention.

At a time when government, corporations and research institutes struggle to reach their audience and to activate them, the Niet Normaal Foundation brings an alternative. The foundation uses the practice-what-you-preach model and has been investing in relations with different audiences in its preliminary phases.

Inspired by artists, thinkers and activists the Niet Normaal Foundation closes the gap between public and politics, seeking the power that makes people citizens rather than consumers, showing how informal survival strategies and small initiatives can overcome rules and protocols that are too entrenched to actually work.

December 2016


Book cover 'Hacking Habitat'

ISBN 978-94-6208-268-7
NAi010 Publishers, Rotterdam

Book cover 'Yes Naturally'

ISBN 978-94-6208-063-8
NAi010 Publishers, Rotterdam

Book cover 'Difference on Display: Diversity in Art, Science and Society'

ISBN 978-90-5662-715-7
NAi Publishers, Rotterdam

  • Board by January 1, 2017

  • — Caroline Nevejan (chair)
  • — Frens Frijns (vice chair)
  • — Tonny Groen (treasurer)
  • — Margreth Verhulst (secretary)
  • — Anastasia van Gennip (board member)
  • — Julienne Straatman (board member)

  • Board until January 1, 2017

  • — Hester Alberdingk Thijm (chair)
  • — Riemer Knoop (vice chair)
  • — Toine van der Horst (treasurer)
  • — Julienne Straatman (board member)
  • — Frans Vreeke (board member)
  • — Vincent Bijlo (board member)
  • — Andrée van Es (chair light)
  • Robot Love Committee of Recommendation

  • — Ute Meta Bauer
  • — Rosi Braidotti
  • — Hendrik Driessen
  • — Vanessa Evers
  • — Vincent Icke
  • — Maarten Steinbuch
  • — Martijn Sanders
  • — Peter Weibel

  • Robot Love Committee of Advice

  • — Hester Alberdingk Thijm
  • — Daniele Arets
  • — Tom Aussems
  • — Geert Bogaard
  • — Paul Domela
  • — Randall van Poelvoorde
  • — Tim Vermeulen

  • Robot Love Editorial board

  • — Robin Celikates
  • — Luis Lobo Guerrero
  • — Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
  • — Martijntje Smits
  • — Iris van der Tuin
  • — Dennis Kerckhoffs
  • — Wisse Ruyter


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