About

I work with artists, curators, editors, writers, designers and others involved in publishing on art and curatorial projects. This site gives an overview of a selection of books and other publication formats I have worked on over the years; sometimes I have steered the entire process – from conceptualisation to production – and in other cases I have managed the whole cycle, or parts of it, for and with others. To distinguish between specific roles/activities, posts are organised under the headers ‘editorial projects’, ‘copy-editing’ and ‘proofing’. Occasionally I also translate – from Dutch into English – which has its own strand. References to talks can be found under ‘other’, including mentions of my teaching**, and there is also a separate research strand.***

I thoroughly enjoy working with other people with different perspectives and skillsets and immersing myself in the intricacies and complexities of what it means to translate and/or materialise ideas, work, individual projects and sometimes whole practices and help (re)articulate them in words and images into print or on digital platforms.

You can contact me directly via gvannoord@googlemail.com.

For my love of walking and nature – and occasional art / curating posts – see my Instagram. My twitter account does similar, with now and again forays into other territories.

* ‘curator of publications’ (as listed in the strapline above) is a slight provocation; although so much of what we know about art and exhibitions relies on publications in some shape or form, little attention is being paid to them as medium/platform.

** I am a visiting lecturer at the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, after having taught on art and curating at Birkbeck, University of London (2006-2019) and at the MFA at the Glasgow School of Art (2003-2011), as well as a range of other courses.

*** In my PhD I approach publications not only as sites of display, through which issues of mediation and translation and collaboration of authorship can be explored, but situate them as examples of an intra-active ecology of practices.

**** The header image was taken on the Parkland Walk in North London in July 2021. The red pen symbolises some of the work I do as a copy-editor/proofer – jokingly obviously, as editing to me is very much a collaborative practice.