Join us for an opening weekend exhibition walkthrough of N. Dash: and Water, guided by Philippe Van Cauteren, artistic director of S.M.A.K.
Philippe Van Cauteren is the artistic director of S.M.A.K. (Museum for Contemporary Art) in Ghent, Belgium. Since 2004 he has been directing the museum towards its further developments in accordance with the necessities and needs of a contemporary art museum. Under his guidance, the exhibition program mainly concentrates on major monographical exhibitions.
At the 55th edition of the Biennale di Venezia / Pavilion of Belgium, he was co-curator of the exhibition Kreupelhout – Cripplewood by Berlinde De Bruyckere and in 2015 he was appointed by the RUYA Foundation to curate the Pavilion of Iraq at the 56th edition of the Biennale di Venezia.
At the invitation of the Siddhartha Arts Foundation, he curated a major exhibition, titled My City, My Studio / My City, My Life for the Kathmandu Triennale 2017.
His particular interest in art in the public sphere was among others exemplified by the international exhibition TRACK (2012) in the city of Ghent, co-signed with Mirjam Varadinis (curator at Kunsthaus, Zürich).
In the past, Philippe Van Cauteren has been working as a freelance curator and publicist in Germany, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil. It is in the city of Fortaleza (Brazil) that he was the curator of the first Biennal Ceara America’ (2002). He regularly writes and lectures on contemporary art.