Born in 1972, in Beveren-Leie, a small village in Belgium, reinaart vanhoe grew his hair long. He gave supporters of football clubs the pleasure of yelling: “There is a girl on the pitch!” In Rotterdam, where he has lived since 2001, he played for a Turkish club. In 2004, he brought his Indonesian friends from ruangrupa (2000) to the club to meet the Dutch-Indonesian trainer.
reinaart vanhoe studied audio-visual design in Ghent and Tilburg, and attended the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, from 1999 to 2000. Since 2002, he has taught at the WDKA, Rotterdam.
reinaart vanhoe’s current focus is the concept of neighboring, or how to speak and build together. His practice takes shape through education, installations, collaborations, books, and videos. His book Also-Space (2016) looks into an understanding of art for a citizen-scene through Indonesian art practices. Although he should work harder and be more dedicated, reinaart vanhoe exhibits regularly, both in and outside the art world. Recent shows include: Zo stel ik het met voor, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2016); #Speakeraktif, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Jatiwangi (2017/18), The Problem with Value, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow (2017), ondertussen, Speeltuin Tarwewijk, Rotterdam (2020).