Michel van Dartel is the new Director of V2_

Michel van Dartel succeeds Alex Adriaansens as Director of V2_.

The supervisory board of V2_Lab for the Unstable Media is proud to announce that Michel van Dartel (42) will take over as the organization’s director. “With his knowledge, skills, broad experience and passion, I’m confident that Michel will succeed in renewing V2_’s philosophy and helping the organization to evolve further,” says board chair Korrie Louwes.

Van Dartel: “I’m exceptionally proud to be able to take the helm at one of the most important institutions in the international art and technology sphere. I’m very much looking forward to working with V2_’s dedicated team and supervisory board to deploy its unique mix of expertise, its extensive network and its critical character to make important artistic contributions to addressing the social and cultural challenges that accompany technological change.”

He takes over on June 1, 2018, from Alex Adriaansens, who founded V2_ with Joke Brouwer in 1981. Adriaansens says, “I consider Michel’s appointment as the new director of V2_ to be a very good decision. He possesses a deep understanding of the organization and its mission and has a highly motivated team standing ready to help him develop the organization further and to translate its mission into a challenging program.”

Michel will combine his directorship at V2_ with his work as a professor at the Avans Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology.

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