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Pieternel Vermoortel


Pieternel Vermoortel is artistic director of Netwerk Aalst. She is curator and writer, and cofounder/director of the curatorial institute FormContent, where the most recent project, “The Subject Interrupted,” looks at the drives and conditions around cultural production. Currently she teaches curating at Curatorial Studies KASK, Ghent, and was a lecturer in Critical Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has also taught at LUCA, in Brussels, and HISK, in Ghent. Vermoortel has written for various catalogues and magazines, such as Art Agenda and Metropolis M, and has edited publications including a.o., Cave#1: Territories (2016, Sternberg Press, met Els Silvrants-Barclay), It’s Moving from I to It (2014), The Responsive Subject (2011), and Out of the Studio (2008). Recent exhibitions she has curated include A Faraway Rendez-vous, at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen (2016) Practicing the Habits of the Day, at the ICA in Singapore (2016); The Play, with Tim Etchells, at Tate Modern (2015); If I Can’t Dance, in Amsterdam (2015); and The Young People Visiting Our Ruins See Nothing But a Style, at the GAM, in Turin (2010).



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