Lut Pil (°1961) obtained a PhD in art history at KU Leuven in 1992. From 1986 until 2002 she was assistant/doctor-assistant and assistant professor at the Department Art History, KU Leuven. As a representative of Design Flanders, she co-ordinated the European Design Forum, a 6 European design partners project, in 2002-2005. Since 2005 she is assistant professor art and design history at LUCA School of Arts, campus Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst Gent (Association KU Leuven). She is visiting assistant professor in the fine arts at KU Leuven. She was coordinator of the research group Matter & Image, until it was transformed into a research cluster of the research unit Image at LUCA School of arts. She was chair of the Ceramics & Glass atelier and currently chairs the Textile Design atelier.
Her research focuses on art and design of the 19th-21st century, with particular attention to contemporary art and design. She was coordinator and research partner in several (inter)national research projects, such as The black cat territory. Fictions and frictions of inhabited space (2016-2017, LUCA School of Arts – Kunsthalle Erfurt (D) – Universiteit Antwerpen), Fiber-Fixed. Composites in Design (2018-2019, LUCA School of Arts-KU Leuven-Design Museum Gent) and Every move they make. Dialogues between object and space (2018-2019, LUCA School of Arts).