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The FIUWAC was Founded October the First 1999

Founding Director: Waldo Bien

Board Members: Patrick Healy, Hilarius Hofstede, Jacobus Kloppenburg, Babeth Mondini Vanloo, Alfons Alt and Deborah Grotfeldt.

Advisory Board:
Walter Hopps (May, 3th, 1932 - March, 20th, 2005): Founding Director of the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, USA Senior curator 20th century art, Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Ron Manheim: Adjunct Director Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany.
Ferdinand Ullrich: Director Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany.
Luk Darras: Ambassador of Belgium
Dolf Rueb: Lawyer, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Waldo Bien

Born 1949 The Hague, NL.

Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany, Raum 20 (Prof. J. Beuys), Meisterschüler.

Book & art dealer in Düsseldorf. Sharing studio with Michael Rutkowsky, Lankerstraße.

Interdisciplinary research (anthropology and phenomenology) .

Over one hundred and fifty international exhibitions, solo and group shows. Full bibliography and details published in Waldo Bien (ed. Ferdinand Ulrich, Hans-Jürgen Schwalm), text Patrick Healy, Kunstausstellung der Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Wienand, Köln, 2000.

Founding director of the Free International University World Art Collection, since 1999, development of the collection and publications. Krasner Pollock Foundation Award for outstanding achievement, 2000. Trustee and representative of the Artchive for the Future.
Professor FIU, Amsterdam, Director of the FIU Summer School, Normandy, France.



Jacobus Kloppenburg

Artist. Born in Amsterdam 1930. He has been active as an artist since 1943, and his  studies include design, typography, practising in many domains, including architecture. A full study is in preparation of his life and work, to be published later this year, and the book is a collaboration between Patrick Healy and Waldo Bien. The extensive publication covers all his development as an artist over 63 years, with a full report on the current situation of the Artchive for the Future, his life work, and ‘mega- sculpture which was removed from his atelier on the orders of the City of Amsterdam, which is the subject of ongoing actions by the FIU Amsterdam.

Patrick Healy



budah_BoardmembersBabeth Mondini vanLoo

Film & TV Director , producer and Media-artist.
Masters in Film 1977, San Francisco, California

Studied Social Sculpture with Prof. Joseph Beuys at the academy in Düsseldorf, Germany. Continued her Film study in the United States. Masters Degree at the San Francisco Art Institute, 1977.

1980: Founded Film Art Productions Amsterdam and directed/produced about 40 films and video projects (several with Joseph Beuys). Her work has been shown worldwide: PBS, USA; NHK, Japan;  WDR Germany; Antenne 2, France; and for Dutch television stations: VPRO, IKON and EO Television.

She is one of the professors of the Free International University, F.I.U. Amsterdam, and is cofounder and board member of the FIUWAC (Free International University World Art Collection) since 1999.

1994 – 2001 Babeth worked as producer and personal assistant for the filmmaker Johan van der Keuken.

Since 2000 Babeth is Programming director of the Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation  (BOS).

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Alfons Alt

Photographer.  Born in Bavaria 1962, moved to France in 1985 where he has been active as a photographer, and to Marseille in 1993. In 200 he was awarded the European Publishers award for photography. He has exhibited widely in France, Spain, Portugal, Egypt and Belgium. He is part of PPP, and the FIUWAC.

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Alfons Alt, left, and F.I.U. member Carl Giskes, Leembouw Nederland


Hilarius Hofstede

Artist. Born in Hilversum, NL, 1965. After film studies in Paris, Hofstede has published texts, and given several international exhibitions. He has exhibited widely in Moscow, Amsterdam, Dublin, Brussels, Aarhus and lives with his wife between Holland and Denmark, where he continues his exhibition work, recently Natural Born History, and Bison Caravan.. He is the founding editor of PPP, now at number 30.

Deborah Grotfeldt

Deborah Grotfeldt is an artist/organizer who lives and works in Houston, Texas.  Trained as a photographer, for eight years she was the Assistant Director of Diverse Works, Houston’s premiere alternative art space where she organized and curated exhibitions, readings, and performance. In 1993, she co-founded Project Row Houses, a two-block site of 22 abandoned shotgunhouses that were transformed into a public art and cultural community development project in one of Houston’s oldest and poorest African American neighborhoods.  Since then, PRH controls six blocks including the Eldorado Ballroom, the oldest black music venue in the city and has expanded the canvas to 35 blocks.  This work has garnered recognition by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Keystone Award from the American Institute of Architects, and the Rudy Bruner Award for Excellence in the Urban Environment.  In addition to Project Row Houses, Grotfeldt has developed projects in the Watts area of Los Angeles; East St. Louis, Illinois; the May Street Project in Philadelphia; and an ongoing project in Detroit, Michigan.  Grotfeldt subscribes to the Conceptualists’ idea that the most exciting art might still be buried in social energies not yet recognized as art. These energies are out there, waiting for artists to plug into them, potential fuel for the expansion of what art can mean.