Hans Theys (°1936, Brussels) holds a Master in Philosophy (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1987) and a PhD in the Arts (Universiteit Antwerpen, 2012). He is currently a Professor at the Royal Academies of Fine Arts in Antwerp (since 2001) and in Ghent (since 2007). Collaborator of the magazine H Art since 2007. Theys is curator of exhibitions since 1999 and writes influential books and essays about art since 1986. As such he has collaborated with nearly all the prominent artists, numerous art centers, galleries, museums and art schools in Belgium and a couple of institutions abroad.