Diederik Peeters

Peeters has been reported to pop up in the work of colleague-artists, cunningly disguised as actor, performer or even advisor. But he especially keeps insisting on brewing his own artistic concoctions, sometimes in collaboration with carefully selected accomplices. He is an officially certified visual artist that accidentally got lost in the stables of stage-art, and usually makes performances, but has also been caught writing texts, inventing installations or video’s and crafting other amalgams that appear hard to categorise. Because Peeters is a patient of a pathological preference for confusion, in his work impossible contradictions and absurd consistencies are stubbornly piled up.

Some of his works are Chuck Norris doesn’t sleep, he waits… (2007, with Danai Anesiadou & Hans Bryssinck), Thriller (2009), Zanahoria (2010, with Hans Bryssinck), Red Herring (2011), Hulk (2013) and La Chasse (2015, with Julien Fournet). These performances have been shown in theatres in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Norway and Iceland.

Together with Hans Bryssinck and Kate McIntosh, Diederik Peeters founded SPIN, a Brussels based artist-run research and support platform.