Zippora Elders

October 2016

Zippora Elders is a curator based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Zippora Elders studied art history, heritage and curatorial practice at the University of Amsterdam and the VU University, where she specialized in visual art of the 20th and 21st centuries, network culture and visual culture. In addition she was a curator-in-training at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam where she worked on collections and exhibitions like Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde and Stedelijk at Trouw: Contemporary Art Club which included work by a.o. Tracey Emin, Cyprien Gaillard, Camille Henrot, Sarah Morris, Hannah Perry and Elizabeth Price.

Recent Activities

The past years she has worked as a curator at Foam museum for photography and written for several art institutions, magazines and blogs. She collaborated with international institutions, organizations and galleries, and initiated various group shows as well as solo exhibitions with a.o. Nobuyoshi Araki, Roe Ethridge, Katy Grannan, Momo Okabe and Bruno Zhu.
Moreover she is an advisor for the Mondriaan Fund on residencies, established talent, museums and project spaces. She also regularly advises and writes for collectives, professionals and artists.
Her current research revolves around the representation of man and nature – the construction of image, internet and advertising aesthetics, and questioning (established) systems.
From July 2016 she is Artistic Director at Fort bij Vijfhuizen, Centre for Art & Heritage in The Netherlands.