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Marthe Van Dessel

Marthe Van Dessel lives and works in Antwerp. She graduated Political and Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp (1998) and Graphic Design (2002) in St-Lukas. She was a researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht in 2005, a UNIDEE resident in 2007 and has been a guest lecturer at St-Lukas in Antwerp, the Royal Academy of Ghent and the Higher Institute of Fine Art. In 1998, Marthe initiated bolwerK, a non-exclusive temporal constellation which curates, mediates, facilitates and appropriates local and international projects, abducing thought and reflection on relevant issues. In her media practice she hacks, shares, relates, engages, transforms and nestles in urban and institutional soft- and hardware. For this cyber-feminist, open source is a philosophy or just a pragmatic methodology to meet each other.  Currently she is building invisible structures (interfaces). Under her own name she performs.

Flanders Arts Institute

Expertise centre for performing arts, music and visual arts.