Anneleen Swillen is a postdoctoral researcher and tutor at PXL-MAD School of Arts and University of Hasselt (BE). Since 2015, she has been an active member of MAD-Research. Her background in Object & Jewellery design as well as Curatorial Studies provided the foundations for her PhD in arts, which she defended in 2019. For her doctoral research, she explored jewellery through performative installations, active archives and interdisciplinary publications. She has curated exhibitions, conferences and debates (inter)nationally, and is regularly invited as a speaker, writer, and jury member. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and included in various publications.