Anneke Abhelakh
Curriculum vitae

Anneke Abhelakh teaches a course on Architecture exhibitions in Fall 2020 and is part of the curatorial team that develops an exhibition on the ‘Cornice’(or Gesims) in collaboration with the Graphische sammlung (planned August 2021). She works on “Xenotheka”, a teaching tool dealing with a plethora of texts on architecture through coding, together with Dr. Miro Roman (Chair of Computer-Aided Architectural Design, Prof. Dr. Ludger Hovestadt). Recently she coordinated the report for the evaluation of the Department of Architecture together with Maarten Delbeke, Director of Studies, and Zeljko Medved, coordinator of the department.

Anneke divides her time between research, design and curating. She is interested in producing narratives of architectural representation and pedagogy.

After studying Architecture (Delft) and Art & Cultural Studies (Rotterdam), she produced a few short documentaries while being a contributor to the cultural pages of a Rotterdam-based newspaper. She started working as an assistant curator at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in 2006, gradually receiving more responsibilities. Her last task there was the conceptual development of a new part of the institute, called the “Studio for Unsolicited Architecture”. At the Design Academy in Eindhoven she has taught a studio on public space. She joined AMO, where she has managed “OMA/ Progress”, a large-scale exhibition at the Barbican in London. After two years at OMA, she was Head of Public Program at The Berlage in Delft, before she moved to Switzerland. In Zurich she curated the exhibition “Carte Blanche XIV: KCAP Architects & Planners – ‘Train and the City’” (2016) at the Architekturforum Zürich. From July 2018 till January 2019 she was responsible for the program and exhibitions at ZAZ Zentrum Architektur Zürich.