Jan Peeters (°1978) is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker. He studied languages and literature, fine art and multimedia at universities and art academies in Ghent, Bergen, Amsterdam and Nice, encountering manifold practices and discourses. In 2014 he obtained a PhD at the University of Leuven with his artistic research on 'reading film' ('leesfilm' in Dutch).
His practice is characterized by multidisciplinarity: he draws, paints, writes, prints, sculpts, designs or films, with a special interest in transgressing and bridging media or genres. He often works at the fringes of media, but also of fiction and non-fiction, and of narrativity. Recurring themes have an existential nature: the landscape, (in)finitude, the human being as a measure of things, contingency.
He co-operates with other artists and writers for his poetry films (e.g. with Paul Bogaert) and documentary films (e.g. Sculture nel tempo (2020) with Dany Deprez). His works were part in exhibitions and festivals in Belgium and abroad. His poetry films were selected at major international poetry film festivals. Today, he is doing research and teaching in the bachelor and master courses in visual arts at LUCA School of Arts (campus Sint-Lucas in Ghent).