Marlies van Hak

Marlies van Hak is a freelance researcher and writer at TAAK. She holds a master’s degree in Cultural Memory from Radboud University, where she graduated with a thesis on art in the public domain and forms of collective and embodied memory. Since then, space and situatedness are recurring topics in her work, serving as a thread that runs through both content and process. 

Among other projects, Marlies worked on Wat als we over ‘vrije ruimte’ spreken, Public Art Amsterdam: Transparency | Opacity, the spread of a mo(nu)ment and Don’t Fence Me In en In Quarantine.

Marlies worked as a programme coordinator and teacher of Theory in the Arts at ArtEZ University of the Arts. She coordinated exhibitions and residencies at BAK,
basis voor actuele kunst. Marlies was also an assistant curator of the symposium Rethinking Robert Smithson, as well as author-editor of the publication The Non-Urban Garden. Tuinen van de 21e eeuw. She writes for Buro Ruimte Rondom.