It is me
Independent director and developer in art, fashion, design and craftsmanship - Marian Duff.
I have a rich background as an independent fashion and contemporary art curator and director with a specialty in young (sub)cultures. Born in tropical Suriname, with roots in French Guiana, I grew up in Haarlem (Schalkwijk) and am now residing in Amsterdam. I move effortlessly between artists, institutions and the public.
At the moment I work as the director of the Open Space Contemporary Art Museum, in short OSCAM. A museum for fashion, art, design, craftsmanship and development. As the director of OSCAM I act as a steward, activate ideas, draw connections, bring attention to lesser-known artists and overlooked regions, and highlight topics that warrant deeper conversation.
I am also coach at Patta Academy, co-founder City Collective Amsterdam, fellow at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, member of the Supervisory Board of the Bonnefanten Museum, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Fashion For Good museum and board member of Amsterdams 4 en 5 Mei Comite.
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I act as a steward, activate ideas, draw connections, bring attention to lesser-known artists and overlooked regions, and highlight topics that warrant deeper conversation.