Hedwig Fijen appointed as an Officer in the Order Oranje-Nassau


We are deeply honoured and very happy to announce that on Tuesday the 26th of April, Manifesta’s Founding Director, Hedwig Fijen was selected as an Officer in the Order Oranje-Nassau by the appointment of H.M. the King of the Netherlands.

Photograph © Evert Elzinga

Presented by the Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, Fijen was recognised for her remarkable accomplishments over 25 years of leadership of Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial. The members of the Supervisory Board as well as the entire Manifesta team is thrilled and very proud of this announcement.

“Under her leadership, Manifesta has grown over the past 25 years into one of the most innovative and high-profile art exhibitions in Europe. Precisely because she is so committed to giving young people a chance within the art world, she can now call herself Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.” – Het Parool

You can read more about this incredible achievement, and Fijen’s selection, in the Het Parool coverage here.