Sasha DeesCurator

New York / Amsterdam
“I want to provide a platform for emerging artists who push limits, cross borders and break down barriers. Art for me is about communication, confronting people without imposing, and creating a dialogue that offers a different perspective.

I am interested in the collaboration between different cultures, traditions, genders and the various art disciplines. All art disciplines are equally important to me –theater, visual art, dance, music, spoken word and film. I work with artists who experiment with the classical art forms, who mix them up and break them down– not to destroy, but to analyze and re-use and build something new.”
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Sasha Dees is an independent cultural producer / curator on international art projects, she lives and works between Amsterdam and New York.

Dees works as a producer on interdisciplinary dance/video projects: YeYe (PS122, 2001), Ri-T-es (Summerstage, 2001), Americana/Immi-G (E-Moves, 2002) and Dominata (DTW, 2004) by Danzaisa/Burnt Sugar Arkastra; Project 7002 (Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 2007). Advisor for Mondriaan Foundation for projects in USA and the Caribbean (2010-2012), Roots and Wings/Brighton Photo Fringe (UK/Barbados/Martinique, 2011), CCADI (NYC 2012), Uniarte (Curacao as of 2012). Founding curator for Open Ateliers Zuidoost, Artist in Residence OAZO-AIR (Amsterdam, 2010-2014); juror for Akrai Residency (Italy, 2014). Curator for Chinese Whispers I, II en III (Chelsea Art walk / New Museum New York / Frascati Amsterdam 2000-2002); Crossing Waters and Borders down Memory Lane exhibit (Triskell, Cork Ireland, 2005); District Q, exhibitions part 3, 4 & 5 (Locus11 Rotterdam / W139, Amsterdam, 2006-2008); Faces of Curacao presented by RU (Brooklyn, 2012); Amsterdam in Front of You by Pop-Up Gallery Amsterdam (2012); Sharing Identities (2011) Be You (2012) and FREE (2013) (with Renske de Jong)and Wanderlust (2014), t/huis (2015) and UNLAND (2016) at Centrum Beeldende Kunst (NL). Dees is published in Imago Mundi, Caribbean Together Apart (2014), Jamaica Flux (2016) and Bridge Art & Tekst (2016)

At the moment she coaches artists and art organisations internationally, produces the video art projects Miss T - My American Dream/ Sietske Tjallingii (USA) and Overvloed / Simone Bennett (NL), is a guest curator for Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten (NL), visiting curator for Residency Unlimited, Art Omi (NY) & Gerrit Rietveld Akademie (NL) and contributing writer for ARC Magazine, Africanah and Trendbeheer.

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