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, she 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.