Nathalie Hartjes works at de Appel arts centre as coordinator of the Curatorial Programme and as head of the Gallerist Programme. She is also a freelance writer and project manager, currently working with Dutch artist Arnoud Holleman on a work for public space in Rotterdam. Together with Natasha Ginwala (independent curator) and Sjoerd Westbroek (artist), Nathalie is initiating a Dutch branch to The Public School network. She has published for Tubelight magazine, of which she is currently on the editorial board, Kunstbeeld, Beton Brut (magazine Kunstverein Dusseldorf), BAM - Flemish Institute for Visual, Audiovisual and Media Art and has written fiction texts for Pataphor (artist's book by Hidde van Schie) and the catalogue 'The woods that see and hear' (dertien hectare, 2010).
In 2011 she co-curated the group exhibition 'Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully' with Bik van der Pol. Participating artists were Lara Almarcegui, Critical Art Ensemble, Harun Farocki, Jasper Niens, Runa Islam, Asa Sonjasdotter, Artur Zmijewski amongst many others.