Renzo Martens — Artistic Director
Janke Brands — Business Manager
Anthony Downey — Research Associate
David van den Berg — Research and Development
Marlise van der Jagt — Coworker Projects and Office

Renzo Martens

Renzo Martens gained recognition with the acclaimed film Episode III: Enjoy Poverty, on labour conditions in Congo. Enjoy Poverty has been shown at amongst others Centre Pompidou, the Berlin Biennial, and Tate Modern, and was televised in 23 countries. Martens is a researcher at the KASK – School of Arts in Ghent and a member of Yale University’s World Fellows program. Martens lectures widely at institutions such as Yale University, the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, Städelschule Frankfurt, and Goldsmiths-University of London.


Derk Sauer, chairman
Jan Theo Krol, treasurer
Azu Nwagbogu, Member
Delya Allakhverdova, member
Gert Jan Van Den Bergh, member
Jacqueline L. Gerritsma, member
Boris R.C. Hilberdink, member
Remco H.J. Polman, member
Guido P.J. van Staveren van Dijk, member

Advisory Board

Pierre Bismuth — Visual artist, Oscar winner for the best original screenplay for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Charles Esche — Co-founder and co-editor of Afterall Journal, co-curator of the 9th International Istanbul Biennial, co-curator of the 31st São Paulo Biennial, Executive Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Serge Kakudji — Countertenor, winner of the 2008 Prix Jacques Dôme

Joris Luyendijk — Author, correspondent, writer of the Joris Luyendijk Banking Blog for The Guardian, London

René Ngongo — Biologist, recipient of the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, former director of Greenpeace Congo, Kinshasa

Katrien Pype — Anthropologist, Fellow at the Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham, and co-founder of the Congo Research Network

Theo van Rompay — Deputy Director P.A.R.T.S., Brussels

Yakubu Yahaya — Policy entrepreneur, team leader at Facility for Oil Sector Transparency and Reform in Nigeria, Abuja Partners


Human Activities has been identified by the tax authorities as a public benefit organization:
ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling).

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