Annet Dekker is an independent researcher and curator. She is Assistant Professor Archival Science at the University of Amsterdam and Visiting Lecturer at London South Bank University. Previously she was Researcher Digital Preservation at Tate, London, tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and Fellow at The New Institute, Rotterdam. She initiated aaaan.net with Annette Wolfsberger in 2009; they coordinate artists-in-residences and set up strategic and sustainable collaborations with national and international arts organisations. Previously she worked as Web curator for SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Domain, 2010–12), was programme manager at Virtueel Platform (2008–10), and head of exhibitions, education and artists-in-residence at the Netherlands Media Art Institute (1999–2008). Together with Annette Wolfsberger, she produced Funware, an international touring exhibition in 2010 and 2011 about fun in software (curated by Olga Goriunova). In 2014, she completed her PhD under the supervision of Matthew Fuller on the conservation of net art at Goldsmiths University of London, Enabling the Future, or How to Survive FOREVER. A study of networks, processes and ambiguity in net art and the need for an expanded practice of conservation.
- editor, with Cathy Brickwood, Navigating E-culture, Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform, 2009, 128 pp.
- editor, with Annette Wolfsberger, Walled Garden, Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform, 2009, 119 pp.
- editor, Archive2020 – Sustainable Archiving of Born-Digital Cultural Content, Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform, 2010, 112 pp.
- with Rachel Somers-Miles, Virtueel Platform Research: Archiving the Digital, Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform, 2011, 35 pp.
- with Rachel Somers-Miles, Virtueel Platform Research: Blast Theory, Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform, 2011, 35 pp.
- editor, Martine Neddam, Because I'm an Artist Too..., Amsterdam: SKOR, 2011, 32 pp.
- editor, Virtueel Platform Research, Born-digital kunstwerken in Nederland, Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform, 2012, 95 pp. (Dutch)
- editor, Speculative Scenarios, or What Will Happen to Digital Art in the (Near) Future?, Eindhoven: Baltan Laboratories, 2013, 144 pp.
- editor, Lost and Living (in) Archives: Collectively Shaping New Memories, Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017, 285 pp.
- Collecting and Conserving Net Art: Moving beyond Conventional Methods, London/New York: Routledge, 2018, x+192 pp.
- Enduring Liveness: An Imaginary Retrospective of Tino Sehgal’s Constructed Situations, Amsterdam: Monoskop, 2018, 89 pp. Artist's book.
- editor, Curating [in] Digital Art: From Presenting and Collecting Digital Art to Networked Co-curation, Amsterdam: Valiz, 2020.