Dieter Roelstraete (1972) was trained as a philosopher at the University of Ghent and 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; Auguste Orts: Correspondence; and the collaborative projects Academy: Learning from Art, The Projection Project and All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. In 2005 he co-curated Honoré d’O: “The Quest” in the Belgian pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale; he has also curated solo exhibitions of Roy Arden (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2007) and Steven Shearer (De Appel, Amsterdam, 2007), as well as small-scale group shows in galleries and institutions in Belgium and Germany. He is an editor of Afterall and FR David as well as a contributing editor to A Prior Magazine, and a tutor at both De Appel in Amsterdam and Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.
Roelstraete has published extensively on contemporary art and related philosophical issues in numerous catalogues and journals; his latest book, Richard Long: A Line Made By Walking, was published by Afterall Books/The MIT Press. He lives in Berlin.
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as interviewer at The Vienna L'Internationale* Conference 2010: Points of Connection,
together with: Graciela Carnevale (interviewee), Ješa Denegri (interviewee),