Jozef Wouters (1986, B) has been active as a stage designer and artist in the Flemish and Brussels performing arts world since 2007. In 2010, he graduated from a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies) in Brussels, where he specialised in scenography. Since then he has worked with, amongst others, Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Thomas Bellinck, Benny Claessens, Michiel Vandevelde, Scheld’apen/Het Bos...
Wouters’ own work often relates to a specific location, such as All problems can never be solved (2012) for the Cité Modèle in Laeken and the Zoological Institute for Recently Extinct Species (2013) for the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels. During Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2016 he took over the main auditorium at the Brussels City Theatre (KVS) with his Decoratelier performance, INFINI 1-15. In 2017 he worked on the site-specific creations Atelier III and Projecting [Space[, in collaboration with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and dramaturge Jeroen Peeters. Passage, a project in collaboration with Open Arts House Globe Aroma will premiere during Performatik 19 (Kaaitheater) in March 2019.
Jozef Wouters often departs from questions that may, or may not, be predetermined, ideas that gradually take shape inside and outside the boundaries of making. Strategic spaces thereby enter into dialogues with social processes and the power of the imagination; sometimes functional, sometimes committed or absurd, but always with a focus on the things that preoccupy him as an artist and as a person.
Wouters is an integral part of Damaged Goods, the Brussels based company of choreographer Meg Stuart. He initiates projects as an independent artist in residence, using his Decoratelier in Brussels as a base.