Annet Dekker is an independent curator and researcher. She is researcher of Digital Preservation at Tate, London, research fellow at London South Bank University & The Photographers’ Gallery, London, tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Previously, she worked as Web curator for SKOR (2010-12), as program manager at Virtueel Platform (2008-10), head of exhibitions, education, and artists-in-residence at the Netherlands Media Art Institute (1999-2008), and as lecturer for new media theory at Rietveld Academy. 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 on conserving net art entitled 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 at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, under supervision of Matthew Fuller.
- 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.
- editor, Speculative Scenarios, or What Will Happen to Digital Art in the (Near) Future?, Eindhoven: Baltan Laboratories, 2013, 144 pp.