Michel van Dartel (42) is the new director of V2_Lab for the Unstable Media. He will combine his directorship at V2_ with his 3 days a week as a professor at the Avans Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology.
International art and technology sphere
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.”
Michel 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.”
V2_Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists, and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings.