Dieter Roelstraete

Dieter Roelstraete (°1972) was trained as a philosopher at the University of Ghent and currently works as a curator at the Antwerp museum of contemporary art MuHKA. His curatorial projects there include Emotion Pictures; Intertidal, a survey show of contemporary art from Vancouver; The Order of Things; and the collaborative projects Academy: Learning from Art and The Projection Project. His most recent curatorial project, The Thing, is part of a larger series of MuHKA-organized exhibitions titled All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, now on view in the Belgian city of Mechelen. In 2005 he co-curated Honoré d’O: 'The Quest' in the Belgian pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale; he has also organized group shows and monographic exhibitions in Amsterdam, Berlin and Vancouver.

He is an editor of Afterall and FR David as well as a contributing editor to A Prior Magazine. Roelstraete has published extensively on contemporary art and related philosophical issues in numerous catalogues and journals, and is currently preparing a book on the early work of Richard Long, as well as an anthology of his literary writing to be published by ROMA Publications in 2009. He is a tutor at De Appel Curatorial Training Program in Amsterdam and at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Dieter Roelstraete lives and works in Berlin and Antwerp.