Luc Derycke

Luc Derycke (°1963) has since 1988 been the publisher of many hundreds of art books, art catalogues and artists books, under various imprints. In 2014 he founded MER. Paper Kunsthalle, an independent publishing house looking into the book medium as an art medium or as a place for exhibiting art (

He is also a graphic designer and operates since 2005 with a small staff as Studio Luc Derycke.
Among his early designs are Show & Tell, The Films and Videos of Lawrence Weiner; Imschoot, uitgevers, Gent, 1992, Barthomeu Mari, editor; Inside the Visible, An elliptical traverse of 20th century art, In, of and from the feminine, ICA, Boston; MIT Press, Cambridge; Les editions La Chambre, Gent, 1995, M.Catherine De Zegher, editor; The Event Horizon, Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 1997, Michael Tarantino, editor; Afterall, A journal of Art, Context and Enquiry, first 4 issues, Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, London, 1998, Charles Esche, Mark Lewis, editors; Gabriel Orozco, Photogravity, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1999, Ann Tempkin, editor; The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond, The Drawing Center, New York; MIT Press, Cambridge, 2001, Catherine de Zegher & Mark Wigley, editors; Steve McQueen, Caribs Leap/Western Deep, Artangel, Documenta, Museu Serralves, Fundacion Tapiès, 2002; Ocean Flowers, The Drawing Center, Princeton 2004, Catherine de Zegher, editor; Jan De Cock, Denkmal 9076979162, Atelier Jan De Cock, 2004; Craigie Horsfield, Relation, Fundacao Gulbenkian, Jeu de Paume, MCA Sydney, MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2006; Matt Mullican, That Person’s Workbook, Ridinghouse, MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2007.
From 1999 till 2007 he was the designer of the Drawing Center Publications, New York.
From his integrated curatorial approach combining the role of editor, designer and publisher of books he has been the curator of a number of exhibitions and MER. Stations, a series of nomadic curatorial experiments re-thinking artists' books for exhibiting in institutional art spaces.
He is a teacher at KASK School of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.

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