Articles by: Alice Smits
Alice Smits is the initiator and artistic director of Zone2Source, a platform for art, nature and technology at the Amstelpark in Amsterdam. International artists are invited for regular exhibitions, talks, workshops and excursions where which new imaginations on nature-culture relations are developed at the park’s pavilion and outdoor spaces. With Zone2Source, she also organizes longer term transdisciplinairy collaborative research programmes, such as Machine Wilderness (together with FoAM), with a series of artist residencies at Artis Zoo. She is currently a researcher at the Instititute for Art and Public Space at the Rietveld Academy, on contemporary land art practices and theories of the Anthropocene, as well as a researcher for the Smart Hybrid Forms project, supported by an NWO Smart Culture Grant. She writes regularly as a freelance art critic for art magazines such as Metropolis M. She is also a guitarist in the free improvisation band Oorbeek.