My name is Anikó Ouweneel. I was born in an intellectual and artistic family in Budapest, Hungary in 1969. I lived and worked in three different European countries and the past decades my husband, Evert Jan Ouweneel, and I have settled in the Netherlands. We have three children and live in Soest.

Work experience:

2017-present: Project partner and co-curator of the Stations of the Cross project, travelling from New York to Amsterdam in 2019.

2017-present: Founder and owner of online art gallery Visio Divina, promoting and selling inspirational contemporary art.

2016-2018: Curator of the exhibition "Song of Songs" to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the city rights of Culemborg in 2018.

2013-2015: Co-editor (with Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker) and co-author of the Handbook for Art in the Church (2015, Buijten&Schipperheijn). Read a review here about this book.

2010-present: Freelance author and lecturer on art history and cultural history. Blogs on:;

2013-2014: Interim Chairperson CNV Art and Culture.

1989-present: Member of the A. Tóth Sándor Art Foundation. Assisted with the book  A. Tóth Sándor, Avant-garde Painter and Marionettist in Paris  (published in Hungarian and in French in 2001). As curator of the foundation assisted to all the publications and exhibitions related to the work of the artist, e.g. the last extensive oeuvre exhibition at the Balassi Institute in Budapest in 2014.

2010-present: As freelance cultural historian I initiate, facilitate and support movements like Co-organised, facilitated and hosted two national symposiums and several visual art exhibitions. Read a review here about one of the co-curated exhibitions (N)ergens thuis.

1989-present: Co-organized and designed more than 30 exhibitions as a freelance cultural historian, between 2010-2014 helped an exhibition to travel around the Netherlands as member of the exposition committee of CNV Expressive Arts.

2012-2014: Member of the board CNV Expressive Arts.

2009-2012: Member of the jury during the national annual exhibition of the members of CNV Expressive Arts.

2008-2012: Worked for a series of charity galas. Responsible for the process of acquiring, legally documenting, presenting and auctioning dozens of works of art.

2009: Editor of the television programme ‘God in de lage landen’.

2009: Led an interdisciplinary student research on behalf of Museum Catharijneconvent, organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Utrecht.

2008-2009: Led the concluding phase of the European pilot project ‘Converting Sacred Spaces’ on behalf of Museum Catharijneconvent. Besides working on a large database concerning European  monasteries co-wrote and co-edited the book Converted Monasteries.

2008: Editor of the television programme LUX by the IKON.

1995-2007: Moved to the Netherlands, married and gave birth to three children, integrated to Dutch society. Had many different voluntary functions, e.g. as the chairperson of the Cathedral Choir School Sunday School of the St. Catharina Cathedral in Utrecht.

1994-1995: Student teacher at Gordonstoun School (Scotland, UK). Besides being the Assistant House Mistress to Gordonstoun House I taught Cultural History, English, Hungarian, Finnish, basic Russian. Initiated and led the Philosophy Society. Coached the tennis team, sang in the choir, sailed in the outer Hebrides and assisted the students at horse riding, skiing and several excursions.

1992-1994: Loránd Eötvös University (ELTE) Budapest: Assistant teacher at the faculty of English Literature and Linguistics (Applied Linguistics) and at the faculty of Finnish Culture and Language.

1990-1994: As co-founder of the ‘Kazamata’ Foundation (to help art and culture flourish in post-communistic Hungary) hosted and presented several evenings organized by the foundation. Involved up to today.

1988-1994: Simultaneous translator Hungarian, English, Finnish.

1987-1988: Lived and worked in Helsinki for a year.


2007-2008: Cultural Heritage at the University Utrecht

1999: MA Finnish Culture and Language, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest

1998: MA English Literature and Linguistics, cum laude, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest  (extra courses on art history, cultural history, architecture)

1995: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (grade A)

1995: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Literature (grade A)

1987-1988: University of Helsinki Finnish language course

1987: Final exams Margit Kaffka Gymnasium, Budapest