Professor Kris van ‘t Hof specialised in Monumental and environmental Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium and at the National Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Antwerp (Bachelor & Master level in Fine Arts design/execution of situation specific art projects and practices). He is teaching in the In Situ department. and also lectures in figure drawing and conceptual art up to post graduate level at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. He was awarded an arts-and-cultural heritage fellowship by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City in 2014. Van ‘t Hof organises international workshops and study trips promoting transnational artworks and the collaboration of artists. He has been a guest Professor at Universities in Krakow, La Laguna, Turku, Roma, Oslo, Athina, Delphi, Rethymnon, Syros & Hydra, Sofia, Varna, Praha, Porto, Lisbon, Leiria, Dublin, Sevilla and Zagreb in Europe, Sarasota (US), Pretoria, Midrand and Johannesburg (South Africa). He has adjudicated several art competitions in Europe and has received numerous awards for his own artworks such as from OPEL, Belgium. Van ‘t Hof has completed eighteen pulic art projects (two-and three-dimensional works) and designed stage sets, amongst them for the National Opera in Brussels and the Royal Ballet in Flanders. His artworks (paintings, drawings and quilts) are in private and corporate collections worldwide. From 2015 to 2018 he has been engaged in a Creative Europe project. A joint artistic venture IPIP (In Public in Particular) with the Universities of Turku, Dublin, Zagreb and Antwerp which was sponsored by the European Union. For this he art directed and co-ordinated multifaceted/multidisciplinary projects, art happenings and collaborative Community parades in Antwerp, Belgium. The main part of this project, the Noorderlicht, he is still curating in collaboration with the city of Antwerp. IPIP had a strong research based component concerning the engagement and development of audiences; specifically focussed on working with local citizens. See practice-led academic reports and feedback contain the theorists consulted (http://ipip-project.eu). He co-authored a printed and on-line publication in November 2018. Refer to: In public in particular - art and exchange in four European cities. Van ‘t Hof is a director of Ponte d’ Arte (Arts Bridge) an Artistic Hub and Residency in Ponte da Mucela, near Coimbra, Portugal. It is a large site-specific development in progress, containing several aspects including social, architectural, ecological, pedagogical, historical, performative, visual art & design.
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