Iris Sikking / Independent Curator & Producer

Iris Sikking is an independent curator, educated as a film editor and a photo historian. As a curator and author, she positions herself in the overlapping fields of photography and video art with a focus on a cinematic approach and the creation of narrative structures. For over ten years, she has conceived exhibitions, web based projects, and photo books in the Netherlands and abroad.

She has curated, among other the thematic group exhibitions, Baby: Picturing the Ideal Human, 1840–Now (2008) and ANGRY: Young and Radical (2011), both for the Netherlands Photo Museum in Rotterdam. She acted as the chief curator of the Krakow Photomonth 2018 and compiled the main program Space of Flows: Framing an Unseen Reality. For the Krakow Photomonth 2016 she made the group exhibition A New Display: Visual Storytelling at a Crossroads and wrote for the coinciding publication (The (Un)becomings of Photography, ed. Lars Willumeit 2016) about the shifting field of photography. In 2018 she co-edited the volume Why Exhibit? Positions in Exhibiting Photographies (FW:books) to provide a foundation for a wider discourse about exhibiting photographies in the twenty-first century.
In addition to her curatorial projects, she carries out portfolio reviews, serves on multiple competition juries, and sits on the advisory committees of the Mondriaan Fund and Stroom Den Haag. She is also a tutor of the BA Film & Photography at the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda.