<br/>Photo: Tom Cinko / Noterdaeme pulling the $0 Collection to the Inauguration of HoMu in 2003 
Noterdaeme pulling the $0 Collection to the Inauguration of HoMu in 2003
Photo: Tom Cinko

Filip Noterdaeme


Filip Noterdaeme is a New York-based artist and the founding director of the Homeless Museum of Art (HOMU), a conceptual art project that seeks to subvert the increasingly impersonal, market-driven art world and expose the sellout of cultural institutions to commerce, cronyism, real estate, and star architects. A witty parody of the contemporary art museum, HOMU has at turns been a live-in museum in a rental apartment in Brooklyn, an activist's initiative, an exhibit in a vacant artist studio, a collection of original artworks, and a mock museum booth embedded in a commercial art fair. Noterdaeme and HOMU have been profiled by numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Believer Magazine .

Filip Noterdaeme was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1965 and grew up in Brussels and Geneva, Switzerland. He moved to New York City in 1986 and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1990 and his Masters from New York University in1996. His Homeless Museum of Art (created in 2003 ) was inspired largely by the work of his compatriot, the late Marcel Broodthaers, a conceptual artist closely associated with the practice of institutional critique. Noterdaeme is also an adjunct professor of cultural studies and art history at New York University and the New School. He is frequently freelancing as a museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. In 2007, he was a visiting artist at the Kansas City Art Institute and taught an interdisciplinary workshop entitled "The Undoing and Remaking of Museums." In 2008, he took the Homeless Museum to the streets and staged four weekly performances outside the New Museum.

Noterdaeme lives in the Homeless Museum of Art with his partner, performer Isengart.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1965 in Brussels, Belgium.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Master of Arts, New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York, 1996
Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, 1990

Solo Exhibitions
2005 - HOMU BKLYN, Brooklyn, NY
2003 - $0 Collection, Elizabeth Kley Studio, Chelsea, NY

Group Exhibitions
2008 - Market Forces, Part 2: Consuming Territories, Carriage Trade Gallery, Soho, NY, curator Peter Scott
2008 - Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2008 - Everything is Museum, Guggenheim Museum, NY, curator Cai Guo-Qian
2008 - TBD, Why [plus] Wherefore (whyandwherefore.com), NY, curators Summer Guthery, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist
2007 -The Dotted Line, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curator Colby Chamberlain
2007 - The All-Smoking Art Opening - Sponsored by Altria - New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY, curator Dan Levenson
2007 - Beginnings, Why [plus] Wherefore (whyandwherefore.com), NY, curators Summer Guthery, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist
2007 - From the Fat of the Land, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, curator Stacy Switzer
2005 - e-flux video rental (EVR), E-Flux, NY, project by Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda
2003 - Quixotic, Slingshot Project Gallery, Soho, NY, curator Gabrielle Giattino

October 2008 - Mission on the Bowery, NYC
June 2006 - HOMU Cribs for Grand Arts' Urban Test Sites event series, Kansas City, MO, curator Stacy Switzer
March 2005 - HOMU Unplugged, Armory Show, Swiss Institute booth, curator Gabrielle Giattino

Spring 2008 - MAC: The Museum Awareness Campaign, NY
November 2005 - MoMA HMLSS, a free alternative MoMA presented in front of the Museum of Modern Art, NY
November 2004 - Penniless at the Modern, a civil protest staged at MoMA, NY

Public Art Projects
August 2008 - The Solarplex Theatre, Hearth, Redwood, New York

Selected Bibliography

Books, Catalogs & Brochures

Noterdaeme, Filip. "The Art Dealer." In The Bruce High Quality Foundation Foundation & Other Ideas. Exhibition catalog for "The Bruce High Quality Foundation: The Retrospective," Susan Inglett Gallery, NY. The Bruce High Quality Foundation University Press, Brooklyn, NY, 2008, pp. 99-101.

Weintraub, Linda. From the Fat of the Land: Alchemies, Ecologies, Attractions. Exhibition brochure, Grand Arts, 2007.

Noterdaeme, Filip and Madame Butterfly [Daniel Isengart]. Discomfort Food: Recipes from the Homeless Museum. Limited edition, Brooklyn, NY, 2006.

Collard, Andrew, and Hattie Spires. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies. Publisher: Andrew Colard, 2006.

Werner, Paul. Museum, INC: Inside the Global Art World. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2005.

E-Flux Video Rental Catalogue. Eds. Anton Vidokle & Julieta Aranda. E-flux and Revolver, 2005.

Hollwich, Matthias, and Rainer Weisbach, eds. Umbauhaus: Updating Modernism. Edition Bauhaus. Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 2004. DVD included.

Magazines, Journals, Newspapers

Koppel, Lily. "A Museum With No Exhibits, But Plenty of Ideas." The New York Times 2 Nov. 2008.

Clarkson, Lamar. "Cosmetic Fix." Art News Feb. 2008, p. 38.

Johnson, Paddy. "The Dotted Line." Time Out New York, issue 634, 22-27 Nov. 2007.

Thorson, Alice. "The Art of Museum Critique." The Kansas City Star, 22 Jul. 2007.

Shaw, Dan. "A Museum That's Part Serious and Part Send Up." The New York Times, 7 Jan. 2007.

Topol, Samantha. "Homelessness Begins at Home." The Believer, Vol. 4, No. 10, Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007, pp. 15-20.

Friedlander, David. "Thin Line Between Irreverence and Institutional Critique." Columbia Spectator 11 Oct. 2006.

Trivett, Vincent. "Home Is Where the Art Is: Visiting with a One-Man Museum." The L Magazine, NYC Profiles, June 21-July 4 2006.

Webster, Liz. "Raising the Roof: The Homeless Museum Rents a Two-Bedroom Pad in Brooklyn Heights." Time Out, New York, Issue 535, Dec. 29 - Jan 4 2006.

Schubert, Alex. "Ideas are Key to 'Homeless' Tour of Art." The Kansas City Star, 17 June 2006.

Poschardt, Ulf. "Zurück in die Zukunft [Back to the Future]", Die Welt am Sonntag, 20 Feb. 2005
Zurück in die Zukunft.

Paoli, Guillaume. "Modern ist, wer gewinnt. Das Alte neu zu bauen ist nicht notwendig trivial: Das Bauhaus und die kommende Ära der Rekonstruktion [Modern is He Who Wins. To Build the Old Anew Is Not Necessarily Trivial: The Bauhaus and the Common Era of Reconstruction]." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 5 Jan. 2005.

Noterdeaeme, Filip. "HoMu Unplugged: The Homeless Museum at the Armory Show 2005." Art Fairs International, Vol. 1 # 5/6, 2005.

Lubell, Sam. "The $20 Problem: Opposition Still Rages Against MoMA Ticket Prices." Architectural Record January 2005, p. 26.

Vogel, Carol. "What Is the Value of Priceless Art? Debate Continues on $20 Admission." The New York Times 18 Nov. 2004.

Television and Radio

"HoMu"; TVJapan (Japanese Cable TV Network). Prod. Akihiro Yamamoto. TV Japan Club, New York. 18 Jan. 2006.

"Art After Dark." Prod. The Artist Network, New York. Host and Art Critic, Raul Zamundio. DiVA Digital & Video Art Fair, New York, 2006.
Available online at The Artist Network.

"HoMu Cribs." Prod. Laura Spencer. Public Arts. NPR. KCUR, Kansas City. 23 June 2006.