Henk Slager


As Professor of Artistic Research (Finnish Academy of Fine Art 2010-2015, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht 2006- ) Henk Slager has made significant contributions to the debate on the role of research in visual art. In 2004, Henk Slager – together with Jan Kaila and Gertrud Sandqvist – initiated the European Artistic Research Network (EARN), a network that investigates the impacts of artistic research on current art education through symposia, expert meetings, and presentations. Departing from a similar focus on artistic research, he also (co-)produced various curatorial projects, e.g. Freedom, What was that all about, Kuandu Biennale 2018; To Seminar, BAK Utrecht 2017; Timely Meditations, 5th Guangzhou Triennial 2015; Experimentality, 1st Research Pavilion, Venice 2015; Aesthetic Jam, Project Taipei Biennial 2014; Offside Effect, 1st Tbilisi Triennial 2012; Doing Research, curatorial project for dOCUMENTA (13) 2012; As the Academy Turns, Collaborative project Murcia, Manifesta 8, 2010; Nameless Science, Apex Art, New York 2009; and Translocalmotion, 7th Shanghai Biennale 2008. In 2015 he published The Pleasure of Research, an overview of educational and curatorial research projects.