A Tale of A Tub is a non-profit institution for contemporary art and culture. The program is centred around questions of how art can contribute to our understanding of present-day social, political, and ecological issues. Our exhibition program is framed through intersectional ecological thinking, in which subjects related to nature, climate, ecology and the shared living environment, gender, feminism and decolonization, as well as the increasing influence of digital infrastructures and advanced-capitalist and neoliberal systems and governments intertwine with one another. We want to make these naturecultures and complexities tangible and accessible for our publics, and thereby endorse the essential importance of educational and discursive actions and events as an integral dimension of our programming. From the former bathhouse at the heart of the monumental Justus van Effen complex, A Tale of A Tub offers its space, infrastructure and resources to artists, curators and practitioners from different fields of inquiry to develop newly commissioned artistic productions, reflecting on complex societal issues and debates as to further strengthen and enrich our daily living and working practices, often based on long term-research and interdisciplinary dialogue.
A Tale of A Tub was founded in 2014 by Nathanja van Dijk and Suzanne Wallinga and was directed in partnership with Fleur van Muiswinkel and Carolyn Drake Kandiyoti. Between 2019 and 2021, A Tale of A Tub was directed jointly by Julia Geerlings and Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk. Julia Geerlings is the current director of A Tale of A Tub.
CHRISTEN FAVER (Volunteer coordinator)
ERIKA ROUX (Project Leader)
JULIA GEERLINGS (Curator & Director)
LISANNE JANSSEN (Education Curator)
SABO DAY (Graphic Design)
JANIS DZIRNIEKS (Technician & Audiovisual Support)
MARINA EROSHENKO, LEONIE FERNHOUT, VIVIEN HOLLO, EDITH LEE, AKVILE SLEGERYTE, ALËNA VINOKUROVA, ALINA SING-CIH WANG, TUTU XINYI GUO, LISA ZAKHAROVA, NOËLLE VAN DUNGEN, ANTONINA IAKOVLEVA, AMISHI SINGHAL AND CHRISTEN FAVER.
NORBERT JOSEPH MARIA DE MUNNIK (Chair)
Date of birth: 24-12-1953
Chair of the board since 2016
Justice at the Criminal Court of Appeal Amsterdam (plv)
Board member Hustai National Park Trust, Mongolia (reintroduction of the Przewalski horse)
Member Advisory Board Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe
Board Member Stichting Collectie De Stadshof
Board Member Stichting Chimbo
ELIZA MARIA VAN DER VALK (Treasurer)
Date of birth: 07-06-1963
Treasurer of the board since 2020
Owner Fiscaliset Rotterdam tax consultant agency
JESSY ILONA KOEIMAN (Member)
Date of birth: 18-09-1991
Member of the board since 2022
Visual Artist & Curator Collective Learning at Kunstinsituut Melly
VINOD ANAND KUMAR SINGH (Member)
Date of birth: 02-11-1979
Member of the board since 2020
Freelance Communication advisor in the arts and culture
Supervisory board Bimhuis
Member monitoring committee Raad voor Cultuur
Become part of our team!
A Tale of A Tub is the first contemporary art institution in Spangen, Rotterdam. Based in the bathhouse of the world-famous Justus van Effen Complex, A Tale of A Tub focuses on the development and presentation of contemporary art practice. Research, reflection and dialogue are central to this. A Tale of A Tub offers artists and curators the opportunity to experiment and/or develop new work, with the organisation providing substantive and practical support.
This experimentation results both in a presentation programme of group and solo exhibitions and participation in local and (inter)national events. Intertwined with the presentation programme, a public programme is organised, consisting of performances, screenings, artist talks, publications, lectures by curators, scientists and theorists and theory development, around the practice of the artists A Tale of A Tub works with.
We are looking for an intern (m/f/x) to join our team:
— 16-24 hours per week
— Minimum of 4 months
You will be responsible for:
— Conducting supporting research;
— Assisting in writing and editing texts for exhibitions and events.
— Providing support for the installation and de-installation of exhibitions.
— Promotion, social media channels and newsletter.
— Preferably a master's student, or you are in the final phase of your bachelor's degree (towards art history, possibly culture and/or history).
— Demonstrable affinity with contemporary art.
— Affinity with writing and doing research.
— Good communication skills (preferably Dutch and English).
A Tale of A Tub offers you the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic team within a small, driven organisation. The internship consists of a combination of practical support and a theoretical component, including editorial and research work. You will work closely with the artists, (guest) curators and the director and will receive an intern fee of 300 euros per month.
Information and application:
Your application consisting of a motivation letter and CV can be sent by e-mail to Julia Geerlings (Director & Curator) email@example.com
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers!
We are looking for people who:
– Are interested in art, and how art can contribute to our understanding of present-day social, political, and ecological issues.
– Who enjoy and are interested conversing with visitors.
– Who are available to host for a minimum amount of three times per exhibition. An exhibition runs for two-three months and A Tale of A Tub is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 to 18.00.
Why work for us?
– You will meet a lot of interesting people from the cultural field.
– You will be given a volunteer fee of €4,50 per hour.
– It will be a nice addition to your resume.
– You will be surrounded by art all day!
A Tale of A Tub is offering you the chance to elaborate your network and build up experience within the art context of Rotterdam. You will be part of a small team and you will come in contact with a lot of artists and other people from the art field. If you are interested, do not hesitate to send us a short motivation and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you soon!