Welcome to my website. Here I share information about my work as a curator, writer, and researcher. It functions as a personal public archive documenting my curatorial work and writing.

As a curator and writer, I am interested in exploring the visual arts’ relationship with cultural-historical phenomena from the early 20th century to now. In my view, social, geographical and aesthetic phenomena must be understood as intersecting rather than separate categories. Analyzing diverse artistic practices, including painting, photography, performance, sculpture, and installation, l write about how artists engage with the public sphere of museums and/or historical sites. As keepers of collective memories, museums bear social responsibility, and in my writing, I critically explore how artists and curators try to shape these memories and stories of the past. In my curatorial work, I enjoy engaging with the specificities of sites, such as their historical, social, cultural, and economic significance.

I am connected to the Institute for History at Leiden University as a Ph.D. Candidate. Feel free to get in touch for information about my work and research.


Contact: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/kerstin-winking#tab-1

Affiliation: https://www.kitlv.nl/researchers-winking/