Kris Dittel is a Rotterdam-based curator, editor and occasional writer.
Informed by her background in economics and social sciences, her curatorial practice pays attention to the social, political and economic context of her work. Her long-term research projects materialise in a multitude of ways, as exhibitions, performances, publications, talks, public events, and other. Most recent research interests include Kinship & Community (Temporary Gallery, Cologne 2022); The Voice as Material (Post-Opera at TENT, V2_, Operadagen Rotterdam, 2019); and the question of value (The Trouble with Value at Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow and Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2016–19). With Eloise Sweetman Kris co-hosts I Hope This Message Finds You Well, a podcast about curating.
Currently Kris is co-editing two publications, The Material Kinship Reader with Clementine Edwards (2021) and Singing Beyond Human with Jelena Novak (2022). Other edited volumes include The Trouble with Value: Art and Its Modes of Valuation (Onomatopee, 2020), Marjolijn Dijkman: Radiant Matter (Onomatopee, 2018), The Economy is Spinning(Onomatopee, 2017), and Antonis Pittas: Road to Victory (co-edited with Clare Butcher, Mousse Publishing and Hordaland Kunstsenter, 2017).
Between 2013-14 Kris was participant of De Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam. She holds a master’s degree in art theory from Maastricht University (2010) and in economic policy and administration from Masaryk University, Brno (2006).
Kris is 2021-22 Mediankunst fellow NRW, hosted by Temporary Gallery in Cologne.