Dirk Vis (1981) writes essays, scripts, poetry, and real-life science fiction, in Dutch and English. Vis spends his time between Amsterdam, Berlin and the forest of Białowieża. He studied Image & Language (BA) at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and Graphic Design (MA) at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. His books have been published in Dutch: a limited edition of Bestseller (2009), the ebook Het reality-essay (2017), and in English: the (anti-)manual for artistic research Research for People Who (Think They) Would Rather Create (Onomatopee, 2021). He presented a series of texts in different forms and media e.g. animations, chapbooks, performances, websites, etcetera. Vis directed several video works based on his scripts, is contributing editor of Dutch literary magazine De Gids (The Guide) and co-founder of De Internet Gids. He is lecturer-researcher at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and artistic research tutor at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, besides having guest lectured at several other European art universities.
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contributing editor literary magazine De Gids
tutor, lecturer and research fellow Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
tutor artistic research Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
adviser Amsterdams Fund for the Arts
co-founder subscription-only absinthe-label Rue_du_Dindon with Edgart_Walthert
Photo: Lonneke van der Palen