Our Team

Daily Care & Maintenance team

Aline Hernández, artistic director
Marianna Takou, executive director
Erik Uitenbogaard, head of diverse economies
Leana Boven, curator & cultural programmer
Luke Cohlen, communication & campaign
Jip van Klaveren, curatorial intern

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Cooperative team

Reza Afisina 
Binna Choi
Nuraini Juliastuti
Annette Krauss
Wan Ing Que


Xalil Abdullah, Nonzuzo Gxekwa, Donghwan Kam, Bart Leguijt, Chun Yao Lin, Niels Moolenaar, Rachel Morón, Francisco Baquerizo Racines, Giovanni Salice, Franz Mueller Schmidt, Martha Stroo, Angela Tellier, Alëna Vinokurova, Merel Zwarts, photography
Liz Allan, Clementine Edwards, Cannach MacBride, Caroline Woolard, editors
Katayoon Barzegar, library creative
David Bennewith / colophon.info, graphic design
Loes van Beuningen, Rosa Paardenkooper, translators
Tal Daniel / WP Concepts, web-maintenance
Tim van Elferen, Jochem van Grieken, Michael Klinkenberg, Thomas de Kroon, Bram Kuypers, Martijn Linssen, Julian Stolwerk, installation
Oygar Erdal / Dietwee, webdesign and programming
Parvaneh Karimi, food and catering
Josje Rövekamp, HR-advice
Faisol Subroto (IMWU), Maria Sujecka, exhibition space cleaning
Sjon Verbeek, financial advisor and controller

Katayoon Barzegar, Laura Casanovas, Yota Celenti, Sanne Coopmans, Laura Cuzzocrea, Amelie Eckersley, Ana Flores Giráldez, Mafalda Gomes, Aneesha Goswami, Amy Gowen, Charli Herrington, Rekana Owan Isong, Ingrid Kramer, Ming Lo, Patricia Jiménez López, Sophie Mak-Schram, Una Mc Auley, Serena Medici, Laura Sanchez Mera, Jo Metcalfe, Martha Miari, Abhaya Mistry, Dung Nguyen, Shannon O’Reilly, Egoyibo Okoro, Amy Pekal, Pieter du Plessis, Ellyse Randrup, Agustin Faundez Rojas, Maria Sujecka, Gentry Tsiatsiou, Roos van Unen, Jorge Vitorino, Gordon H. Williams; hosts & volunteers

Past employees

Staci Bu Shea, curator (until May 2022)
Ki Hyun Park, artist at work (until May 2022)
Rosa Paardenkooper, curator of language and dissemination (until June 2020)
Yolande van der Heide, deputy director (until December 2019)
(list in development)

Amaia Yoller, research intern (February 2023–July 2023)
Victoire Raffy, communications intern (February 2022–July 2022)
Sophia Park, production and curation intern (May 2022–June 2022)
Anna Dupont-Crabtree, research intern (February 2021–August 2021)
Niamh Hermsen, archive intern (September 2020–May 2021)
Rebecca Boswell, curatorial intern (April–July 2020)
Sun Chang, intern (November 2019–March 2020)


Ansuya Blom, artist
Martijn Jeroen van der Linden, (interim-chair, treasurer) professor of New Finance at The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Irene van Renswoude, (secretary) professor of Manuscripts and Cultural History, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities
Müge Yilmaz, researcher and artist

The board of Casco endorses the Governance Code Cultuur 2019 and applies it in practice together with the director and the other team members of Casco Art Institute. The composition of the board takes into account the nature of the foundation, its activities and the desired expertise, diversity, independence, and background. The profile of the board is periodically evaluated by the board, but in any case when a vacancy needs to be filled. Membership of the board is incompatible with the position of director or employee of the foundation. The board carries out its duties on an unpaid basis, meets on average four times a year, and supports the team where necessary.

Former board members

Charles Esche (August 2012–April 2022)
Pascale Gatzen (April 2022–April 2023)
Aetzel Griffioen (January 2013–April 2022)
Wendelien van Oldenborgh (November 2012–April 2022)

Casco Art Institute’s program is made possible with regular financial support by Gemeente Utrecht and Stichting DOEN via Arts Collaboratory. The additional funds come from European Union Creative Europe, Foundation for Arts Initiatives, K.F. Hein, Mondriaan Fonds, and Province Utrecht.