Heidi Ballet

Heidi Ballet works as a curator at deSingel in Antwerp. She has a research interest in oceans and bodies of water, as well as the philosophical consequences of climate change. She is currently curating the 2021 Beaufort Triennial, a public art triennial that takes place along the Belgian coast. Exhibitions that she recently curated include the 2019 Tallinn Photomonth Biennial, the 2017 Lofoten Biennial (LIAF) and the exhibition series Our Ocean, Your Horizon at Jeu de Paume Paris and CAPC Bordeaux (2016). Between 2012 and 2015, Ballet worked as a research curator for After Year Zero at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, a project that later traveled to the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art and included a publication. Her writing has appeared in Mousse Magazine, Randian and Art Papers.

Thematically, I am currently looking at themes that are related to the climate crisis, particularly the idea of anthropocentrism and the consequences of the changed view on 'man' versus nature. In this, the ongoing effects of the domination of Western thought over other knowledge production. I just started a new research on the concept of walking for an exhibition, and have a long-term research interest in oceans and by extension all other types of unstable grey zones. Medium-wise, I have a particular interest in public sculpture and video.

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2020, 2017, 2011, 2022