Simon(e) van Saarloos

Simon(e) van Saarloos is the author of Playing Monogamy, Take ‘Em Down. Scattered Monuments and Queer Forgetting and Against Ageism. A Queer Manifesto as well as several books in Dutch: Herdenken herdacht; Enz. Het Wildersproces; Het monogame drama; the novel De vrouw die and the collection of columns Ik deug / deug niet. They also work as a freelance curator of public programming and artistic collaborations. Recent projects include the museum installation Cruising Gezi Park, the spread of a mo(nu)ment, IDFA’s 2022 and 2023 queer program Not Yet Yes and Contagious & Queer, the 2023 lecture series Juicy Refuge at Rietveld Academy’s Studium Generale, multi-year transnational queer community, nightlife and art project Through the Window, and the ABUNDANCE exhibition at Het HEM.

Van Saarloos also writes fiction. Recent productions include the short sci-fi story “Dreamdead Surrender” (Postmodern Culture Journal) and De Foetushemel, a theater play about abortion and violent resistance for Ulrike Quade Company at Bellevue Theater Amsterdam. They have participated in artist residencies such as the KAVLI Institute for Nanosciences, Deltaworkers New Orleans and Be Mobile Create Together at IKSV in Istanbul. Van Saarloos currently pursues a PhD in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.