Fleurie Kloostra

Fleurie Kloostra (1977) is a curator at Melkweg Expo, an exhibition space and platform for young visual artists with a focus on innovative, contemporary photography situated in the heart of Amsterdam. Melkweg Expo is part of the Melkweg, a stage for pop culture. After obtaining her master’s degree in Art and Economics from HKU, she worked for 7 years as a curator for Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond.

She specializes in innovative exhibition concepts such as the Asielzoekmachine, and Team Annemarie and Team Franc, in which residents of Almere collaborate with the mayor on exhibitions for Corrosia Almere. Kloostra is often much solicited as a jury member or portfolio reviewer, and teaches at art academies and shares her vision and work method with secondary school students.

She feels it is her role as a curator to act as an intermediary between an artist and the audience. Photography is pre-eminently an art form in which topical social issues can be translated to an audience.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Fleurie Kloostra

You Huddle To Keep Warm

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 coming soon

Elizar Veerman is a Moluccan-Dutch photographic artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Over the past years he portrayed boys and men with a history of migration as they reclaimed space.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Fleurie Kloostra

We Don’t Talk

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

Marjolein Busstra followed the lives of minors entangled in complex networks of sexual violence. Can the old, unprocessed memory be overwritten and processed by going back to to the locations where they felt extremely unsafe, by the collaborative act of photographing?

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Die lewe is nie reg vir my nie (This life is not right for me)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2020

Gangsterism in Schauderville was constructed during the apartheid era. Although apartheid is abolished, the trauma that emerged from years of oppression is still alive. This work exemplifies a humane representation of a community, trying not to let the past, nor the stereotypes, define them.

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The Last Season I & II

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The Last Season I & II by Harmen Meinsma focuses on the cultural diversity of Rotterdam-West (NL) and the inhabitants of the campsite Hoek van Holland (NL) by selecting extraordinary personalities that he meets on the streets and photographing them using exaggerated styling and glamorous lighting. It’s a celebration of being older, different, and of not being afraid to stand out in a crowd.

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Boda Boda Madness

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Meet Mad Max Driver, Machette, Vibze, Ghost Rider, Red Devil, Lion and The Rasta Driver! These motor drivers proudly cruise through Nairobi wearing dazzling outfits on their matching bikes. The outfits are designed by Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case in the context of the collaborative project, “Boda Boda Madness” by Bobbin and Dutch artist Jan Hoek.

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