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#47 – The Street Art Museum: STRAAT: With head curator David Roos.

Join us as we delve into the vibrant world of street art with David Roos, the esteemed Head Curator of STRAAT. Since 2016, David has transformed his passion for street art into a professional pursuit, curating a dynamic collection that showcases both renowned and emerging talents. In this episode, he shares insights into how he navigates the complexities of the art form, ensures the museum's collection remains relevant, and fosters exciting collaborations. Discover the stories behind the art and the vision that guides one of the leading figures in the street art scene.

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David Roos

David Roos has been a part of STRAAT as curator since 2016. During his Master’s in International Health in Berlin, his passion for street art developed in such a way that he decided to fully dedicate his time to the art form.

With his knowledge, his network in the street art world, and his unique vision, Roos guarantees that the STRAAT collection is a current and vibrant mix of artworks. Aside from well-known names, Roos makes sure that up-and-coming talent gets their spot in the museum, as he stays on top of the latest developments in the street art world.

“As Head Curator, I dedicate myself to intricate creative questions. I’m also constantly looking for interesting collaborations with external parties.” / David Roos

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Matt Gondek is a Deconstructive Pop Artist, whose work is possessed with a punk rock spirit, celebrating rebellion and destruction. With a visceral pop color palette and a disarmingly playful tone, he tears down cartoon idols, akin to slaughtering our modern day gods. Born in 1982, his creative voice is rooted in the 90s; as a true conduit of his generation and their potentially pointless search for meaning and purpose amidst a cruel life in a flawed world. He boasts sold out exhibitions in his home of Los Angeles as well as New York, Paris, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.


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