Esther Vossen

Esther Vossen is an art professional dedicated to contemporary art and mental health. She is director and curator of The Fifth Season, an artist residency that focuses on art and mental health, and the artist-in-residence at Fukuroda Hospital in Japan. Besides this, she is part-time director of a gallery and art rental space for art made by artists who have a psychiatric background and art consultant at hospitals in The Netherlands. As an art consultant, she’s responsible for art commissions and the art collection of the organizations. Vossen is a committee member of the various national funding bodies and has regular positions as a board member. She studied Journalism and worked as a program-maker for a Dutch national broadcast company (VPRO). Hereafter she studied at the Art Academy Amsterdam, followed by art history at the University of Amsterdam. Since 1998 she was project manager and curator of contemporary art at several art institutions, like de Appel Arts Centre, the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, and the Dutch National Museum of the Mind.

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