Christel Vesters is a curator, writer and researcher, based in Amsterdam. She studied art history and curating in Amsterdam, New York and London, and holds an MA in Art History from the University of Amsterdam. Currently, Vesters is a PhD student in the Department of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. Her research centres on the idea of the exhibition as a space for alternative modes of thinking and knowledge production, investigating its political agency vis-à-vis dominant systems of knowledge. In tandem with her PhD research, Vesters is initiator and curator of the longer-term, research-based project ‘Unfinished Systems of Non-Knowledge’, which consists of public lectures and performance events. Christel has an established a career in art criticism and curating. She has curated numerous exhibitions and discursive projects, including the successful lecture series and publication Now is the Time: Art & Theory in the 21st Century. She regularly contributes to various international art magazines and art publications, including Afterall, Flash Art and Metropolis M, and the Dutch news magazine De Groene Amsterdammer and journal De Gids. In 2014 she was the Mondriaan Fonds curator-in-residence at CCS Bard, New York, where she divided her time between research and teaching.
克里斯朵在艺术批评和策划领域有着成熟的职业生涯。她策划了许多展览和话语实践项目，包括成功的讲座系列和出版物《现在正当时：21世纪的艺术与理论》。 她的写作常见于各类国际艺术杂志和艺术出版物，包括Afterall，FlashArt和MetropolisM，以及De Groene Amsterdammer和De Gids。2014年，她是蒙德里安基金会在纽约巴德策展研究中心的驻地策展人，驻地期间她继续自己的研究并从事教学。