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Tom Engels

Tom Engels works as a curator, editor, writer, educator, and dramaturge at the intersection of performance and the visual arts. Since October 2021, he is the artistic director of Grazer Kunstverein. He was Associate Curator for trust & confusion (2021) at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, in collaboration with Xue Tan and Raimundas Malašauskas, and served as the editor of voices, trust & confusion’s online audio program. He is the initiator of front (2021), Brussels, where he has presented artists including Trevor Yeung, Julie Peeters & Elena Narbutaitė, and Hamish Pearch. Other recent curatorial projects include Touch Release, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (2021), Techno-Intimacies in collaboration with Joanna Zielińska, M HKA, Antwerp (2021), Hana Miletić: RAD/Materials, Haus, Vienna (2020), another name, spoken, Jan Mot, Brussels (2017) and the series Matters of Performance at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent (2017-2019). He is the co-editor of Conversations in Vermont: Steve Paxton (2020), published by Sarma, for which he received a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archive Research Grant. He collaborated with choreographers such as Alexandra Bachzetsis during documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, and Mette Ingvartsen for steirischer herbst, Graz, as well with Mette Edvardsen, Bryana Fritz and PRICE/Mathias Ringgenberg. Since 2013, Engels has held a visiting professorship at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent, and has regularly contributed to various art educational contexts such as P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), a.pass (Brussels), S.N.D.O. (Amsterdam), and Centre National de la Danse (Paris). His writing has appeared in magazines including Artforum International, frieze, CURA., Extra Extra Nouveau Magazine Erotique, and De Witte Raaf.

Flanders Arts Institute

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