Pieter-Paul Mortier

Pieter-Paul Mortier is the artistic and financial coordinator of Courtisane vzw. He studied Audiovisual arts at Sint-Lukas Brussels and Media at Sandberg Institute Amsterdam. In 2002 he was one of the co-founders of the Courtisane festival. From 2005 till 2010 he ran a course Non-narrative Screenplay at Sint-Lukas Brussels and since 2014 he teaches Theory of Media Arts at KASK / School of Arts in Ghent.
From 2005 until 2013 and one extra year in 2019 he was curator Arts and Media at STUK arts centre in Leuven where he curated eight editions of the Artefact festival, with among many others Lygia Clark, Dušica Dražić, Alia Syed, Renata Lucas, Christoph Fink, Maria Thereza Alves, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Luke Fowler, Sven Augustijnen, Rotor, Marjetica Potrč, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Luc Deleu, Irational.org, Artist Placement Group, Constant, Sarah Vanhee, YoHa, Simon Starling, Robert Morris, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Morgan Fisher, Manfred Werder, Elmgreen & Dragset, Taryn Simon, Julien Maire, Manon De Boer, Akram Zaatari, Stefaan Decostere, Wesley Meuris, Michael Snow, Herman Asselberghs, ...
At STUK, with K-RAA-K and QO-2, he curated a series of programs on sound & sound art Displaced Sounds (with Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Akio Suzuki, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Charlemagne Palestine, ...), and many solo exhibitions with among others Harun Farocki, Alfredo Jaar, De Geuzen, Black Audio Film Collective, Ariella Azoulay, Aglaia Konrad, Sharon Daniel, … As a filmmaker, he made only a small number of works, She did see...in 1999 and In the midst of... in 2005.

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