Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide

Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide’s interests lie in intersecting perspectives and modes that decentre the oppressor in practices of freedom and liberation, to influence art institutional practices. She is senior exhibitions curator at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and was previously deputy director at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons in Utrecht where she began as an intern in 2008. 

At Van Abbemuseum she is curator to: Ima-Abasi Okon’s solo exhibition (forthcoming 2025); Sung Hwan Kim: Protected by roof and right-hand muscles (2023); Positions #7: Everything worthwhile is done with other people (2023); A Lasting Truth is Change (2022) and co-editor to the epynomous publication (K. Verlag, Van Abbemuseum, 2022). She is also co-editor to: Laure Prouvost, This Means Love (Lisson Gallery, Van Abbemuseum, 2021); and I Think My Body Feels, I Feel My Body Thinks: On Corpoliteracy (Van Abbemuseum, 2022).

She has been a tutor at the Dutch Art Institute, Roaming Academy, thesis advisor in the Fine Arts department at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam (2016–19), a member of the editorial board of L’Internationale Online and is a board member at Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam.

Last updated 3 Apr 2024
  1. Towards Collective Learning, or, Decompartmentalizing Education

    María Berríos, Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca, Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, Nick Aikens
    Situated Organizations
  2. Glossary of Common Knowledge, Vol. 2