Bas Vroege

Founder / director

Bas Vroege (1958) studied economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam (1976-1979, BA) and photography at Art Academy St. Joost in Breda (1979-1981). From 1981-1993 he was director of Perspektief, Centre for photography in Rotterdam, and the Fotografie Biënnale Rotterdam (1988-1992). He also acted as the editor in chief of Perspektief Magazine from 1980-1995. Vroege is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, China) and he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of World Press Photo and ISEA (Inter Society for Electronic Arts). He also works as an an independent curator and was responsible for various exhibitions. As an advisor he has worked for several institutions in the Netherlands. He is currently lecturing curatorial studies at the Masters in Film & Photographic Studies at the University of Leiden. Vroege founded Paradox in 1993 and has been the organisation’s director since.