Pieter Vermeulen (BE, 1983) is an independent curator and researcher. He studied Philosophy and Cultural Studies and held a position of guest professor in Philosophy and Philosophy of Art at University College Ghent – Faculty of Music and Faculty of Fine Arts (KASK). He is currently course director & lecturer at the Master of Research in Art & Design at St Lucas University College in Antwerp (BE), research assistant at Ghent University (S:PAM - Studies in Performing Arts & Media) and freelance curator and art critic.
As both a curator and theorist, Pieter set up exhibition projects such as Fantastic Illusions (MOCA Shanghai/Buda Kortrijk, 2009), Resonance (Bund18/World Expo 2010 - Belgian Pavilion, Shanghai), Uncommonplaces (Extra City Antwerp, 2011), Façades (BE-PART Waregem, 2012), Perpetual Travellers (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 2013), Wild Horses & Trojan Dreams (Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, 2013), The Ship of Fools (Museum of Post-Digital Cultures, 2014) and The Cloud of Unknowing (La Cambre, Brussels, 2015). He participated in ICI’s Curatorial Intensive in New York City (2010) and a curatorial resident at Vessel in Italy (2011). He moderated and co-/organized different international conferences and has articles published in many exhibition catalogues. Pieter is also active as a curator for De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers (The New Patrons), providing professional guidance for public art commissions, as a co-founder & curator of POPPOSITIONS (off-fair Art Brussels since 2012), co-founder of the BORG biennial (Antwerp), as an editor for the contemporary art magazine 'this is tomorrow' (Belgium) and a regular contributor for several magazines.