Gruijthuijsen’s practice is centered on the structuring of the artist within the curatorial position. As artist and curator, his work examines from a historical perspective the role of the artist and the necessity to produce an image, or how an artist positions himself in relation to a curator (or visa versa). The recourse to archives and mythologized or mystified forms are amongst the strategies he employs.In 2003, Gruijthuijsen graduated from the Art Academy, Maastricht with a Fine Arts degree, then earned a post-graduate degree at HISK, Antwerp in 2005. This was followed by a residency at Platform Garanti, Istanbul and curatorial fellowship at the Konstfack, Stockholm. Recent exhibitions include : “The chess tour” (solo), Het Domein, Sittard; “The Peekskill project”, HVCCA, Peekskill, NYand “INDEX: six perceptions on an archive”, collaboration with INDEX, at K1, Cultural house, Stockholm.

Krist’s residency at Location One is supported by Fonds BKVB.


Alan (a memoir), 2007
Nine International Artists Exhibit
June 2nd – July 28th, 2007