Iris Sikking / Curator & producer

Iris Sikking is a curator who has worked on several exhibitions in the past few years. She has done a lot of assignments for Paradox: developing and initiating multi platform projects. During her time at Paradox she has given shape to the mission of Paradox from her position as member of the board since 2009. She has worked on The last days of Shishmaref’ by Dana Lixenberg, the ANGRY exhibition at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, PhotoStories (conference on multi media storytelling, and Poppy by Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong.

In 2011 she was one of the founders of the YdocFoundation. YdocFoundation aims to establish a knowledge platform on documentary photography: to bring together customers and artists by developing online distribution facilities (and an own publishing house YdocPublishing), a database for printed and electronic titles, a pitch facility and an index of the sector. Paradox has founded this because of the recent changes in the cultural field in the Netherlands but also because we are convinced there is an audience for in-depth complex stories told by photographers, in some case teaming up with journalists, filmmakers, researchers and alike. Other founding partners are Prospektor, Kummer&Herrman and Colour&Books.

Besides working as a curator/producer she isteaching at the AKV|St.Joost Academy in Breda, in the film department.

Iris Sikking has a Masters in Photographic Studies from the Leiden University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the Dutch Film and Television Academy. 
Iris has experience in working with documentary photographers, publishing books, compiling exhibitions and showing work via multimedia at online platforms. She teaches interactive documentary, traditional film documentary, and audiovisual installations at the St.Joost. 

Specialismen: curating, editing, advisor, coaching, researcher, good listener & motivator, enthusiastic and a sense of humor.


Number of participants