Board Members

Delphine BEDEL (She/Her) is a media artist, writer, and educator based in Amsterdam. Her practice includes exhibitions, performances, writing, with a focus on feminism, publishing, and questions of representation. She is the founding director of the publishing house Meta/Books and co-founder of the Roadmap for Equality in the Arts in NL. Bedel is an alumna of Rijksakademie and was an advisor for the Mondrian Foundation. She is a board member of the Auteursbond, section Journalism/Non-fiction, co-founder and Chair of ENGAGEMENT ARTS NL. She is a trained Confidentiality Advisor (Vertrouwenspersoon ongewenste omgangsvormen en integriteit).

Vivian CINTRA (She/Her) is a Brazilian visual artist and writer based in Rotterdam, alumni of the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2022). Vivian is also a lawyer, holding an LL.M degree in Public International law from the University of Leiden (2012), and has more than 15 years of legal and executive experience working for governmental and non-governmental companies in Brazil and in The Netherlands. Vivian is the Co-Founder, Interim Treasurer and Co-chair of ENGAGEMENT ARTS NL.

Silvia GARDINI (She/Her) is a Munich-based visual artist and lawyer, who studied LL.M Civil Law and L.L.M, Criminal and Criminal Procedural law at the University of Leiden. She is currently studying at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. Her research focuses on abuse of power and gender-based violence in the art context. She is the Secretary of ENGAGEMENT ARTS NL. 


Meenakshi THIRUKODE (She/Her) is a writer and educator. The recipient of the 2016-17 FICA Inlaks Goldsmiths scholar at the M.Res program in Curatorial/Knowledge, Goldsmiths, University of London, she also graduated with Honors in the MA History of the Art Market, Connoisseurship and Art Criticism from Christies Education, New York (2008-09.) Her areas of research include the role of culture and collectivity from the POV of a queer femme subjectivity, located within the realm of a trans-nomadic, transient network of individuals and institutions. Primarily using workshops and a digital para-academic platform, School of Instituting Otherwise (IO), She works via transformative justice practices, in creating many infrastructures of the ‘otherwise’, with a focus on ‘study’ as a radical tool of political agency. Meenakshi is Research Fellow at ENGAGEMENT ARTS NL.

Daniel IGLESIAS GONZALEZ is a Colombian artist and designer based in Schiedam. His ongoing project El Corruptor works with drawings, illustrations, publications, animation, texts, and sound. However, the way these mediums are approached is heavily influenced by a drawing and collage mindset. He is in charge of the development of the design of ENGAGEMENT ARTS NL, the website and its administration.

Merel SEVERS (She/Her) is a Dutch actress, performer, and theater maker. She graduated from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht in 2013. In recent years she has worked as a performer for various (inter)national artists and companies. In 2020, she made her debut as a creator with the solo ‘Let me tell you something you already know’, winning the Best of Fringe 2020. She searches for radical shamelessness and celebrating vulnerability.