Dieter Roelstraete

Dieter Roelstraete /

Dieter Roelstraete is curator of the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches. Recent Neubauer Collegium exhibitions have featured the work of Anna Daucikova, Jason Dodge, Martha Rosler, and Cecilia Vicuña.
Roelstraete previously worked as a curator for documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens in 2017. From 2012 until 2015 he served as the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where he organized The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology (2013), Simon Starling: Metamorphology, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music 1965 to Now (both 2015), and Kerry James Marshall: Mastry (2016). From 2003 to 2011 Roelstraete worked at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, where he curated exhibitions featuring Chantal Akerman (2012), Liam Gillick & Lawrence Weiner (2011), and survey shows of contemporary art from Rio de Janeiro (A Rua, 2011) and Vancouver (Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists, 2005). Recent free-lance curatorial projects include Machines à Penser, an exhibition at the Fondazione Prada’s Venice seat devoted to the topic of the philosopher’s hut, organized in conjunction with the 2018 architecture biennial; The Other Transatlantic: Kinetic Art and Op Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America (on view in museums in Warsaw, Moscow and Sao Paulo in 2017-2018); and The Twelfth Time Zone: A Contemporary Art Report from Russia, organized at BOZAR in Brussels in the summer of 2019. He has published extensively on contemporary art and related philosophical issues in numerous catalogues and journals.