Researcher/curator Yasmine Ostendorf has been undertaking research across Asia and Europe on artists proposing alternative ways of living and working – ways that ultimately shape more balanced, sustainable and resilient societies. She has extensively worked on international cultural mobility programmes and on the topic of art and environment, having worked for expert organisations such as Julie’s Bicycle (UK), Bamboo Curtain Studio (TW), Cape Farewell (UK) and Trans Artists (NL). She runs the Green Art Lab Alliance, a network of 35 cultural organisations in Europe and Asia that explores, questions, and addresses our social and environmental responsibility, and she is the author of the series of guides “Creative Responses to Sustainability,” published by the Asia-Europe Foundation (SG) and the Ecologic Institute (DE). She is an associate curator for the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (UK) and since 2017, is the Head of the Lab for nature-research at the Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (NL) and the initiator of the Van Eyck Food Lab (2018). In 2019 the Green Art Lab Alliance will expand into Latin-America, kickstarted by her curatorial residency at Capacete (2019/2020 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Recent exhibitions include Organic Theater at C-Platform in Xiamen, China (2018), The Big Invisible at Kunst Haus Wien (2017/2018) and Non-Human Narratives, stories of bacteria, fungi and viruses at the Van Eyck (2017).
Furthermore she writes a monthly blog on Artists & Climatechange