Defne Ayas

Director, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, The Netherlands

Defne AyasDefne Ayas is a curator, producer, and publisher in the field of contemporary visual art and its institutions. Ayas is currently the director of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, where she oversees an exhibition and publication program devoted the question of crisis, be it aesthetic, geographic, economic, communal, ecological, and even spiritual, and how artists and art world can be active co-creators of politics, institutions and representations, if at all.