Rob Ritzen (BRXL) works as an curator, exhibition maker and writer. He holds a BA in Museology from the Amsterdam University of the Arts (Reinwardt), a MA in Philosophy and Ethics from the Free University of Brussels, and he participated in the research master in philosophy at the KU Leuven. He has worked at a number of institutions including Museum de Paviljoens, SALT, VanAbbemuseum, Onomatopee, and Extra City. He was an associate researcher at a.pass institute for artistic research. Currently his curatorial practice is intertwined with That Might Be Right, Artist Cooperative Level Five, and Permanent.
Recent projects include Reconstituting Geographies a research into primary accumulation (2020-ongoing), The Labour of Laziness at a.pass with Steyn Bergs and Sofia Céasar as part of the block Not In The Mood hosted together with Isabell Burr Raty, Antye Guenther, Adrijana Gvozdenović, Sara Manente, and Sina Seifee (2020), Forms of Life of Forms (2019), M’ (2018), All Work No Pay (2018), the video installation Borderscapes: From the Margin to the Centre (2017) at PeriFeria, Brussels; the series of cultural assemblies Between the Sheets (2017) at That Might Be Right, Brussels; the initiative to visit places of work eavesdropping (2017-ongoing); the evening of reading performances TMBR reading performance event (2017) at WOLKE, Brussels; the educational summercamp UTOPIA Camp (2016) at ArtEZ, Zwolle; the mobile commons print lab MANE’FESTO (2015) at Nuit Debout, Brussels; the group exhibition Frame of Mind (2015) at Corridor, Amsterdam; the group exhibition The Stone That Was a Bone (2015) at Corridor, Amsterdam; the audio installation Reflecting on the Edge (2015), at État des Lieux, Brussel; the group exhibition We Tell Stories (2012) at DE KIJKDOOS, Amsterdam; the group exhibition When Squares [Re]Frame Meaning (2011) at DE KIJKDOOS, Amsterdam.
He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals such as Archined, Krisis, Mister Motley, Tubelight.