Van Looy Gerd
After his studies in Philosophy and Cultural Sciences, Gerd Van Looy cumulated a rich and varied series of professional adventures in the arts. Developing some personal projects in theatre, scenography and music, he moved from a first professional experience in deSingel (Antwerp) to Les ballets C de la B in 1996. It was the moment of the international breakthrough of this collective with Alain Platel, Christine De Smedt, Hans Van den Broeck and more. Since 2000 Gerd was working on a project basis, as production manager or general coordinator for the Cultural Capital of Europe Bruges 2002; Canvascollectie (a large scale participative project on visual arts, developed with the five Flemish museums of contemporary art and the Flemish television station); the film festivals of Ghent and Brussels; or dance companies like Peeping Tom or Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus. From 2008 until his start with ICTUS he worked in BOZAR as an artistic coordinator and manager of transversal and interdisciplinary projects.