Joëlle Tuerlinckx is one of the artists presented in If I Can't Dance's Programme of performances. Tuerlinckx has been commissioned by the Corpus members Playground (STUK & Museum M) in Leuven, Tate Modern in London and If I Can’t Dance in collaboration with Het Veem Theater in Amsterdam, to develop a new performance work that will premiere in April 2014.
Corpus is co-founded by If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam, Playground (STUK & M), Leuven and Tate Modern, London, and is supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.
Joëlle Tuerlinckx was born in Brussels (Belgium) in 1958, where she currently lives and works. Since 1980 she has developed a rigorous artistic language that incorporates archives and institutional critique. She has had many individual exhibitions in different international institutions, among them, The Drawing Center New York, (2006), Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2004) and a series of interconnected retrospective exhibitions at Wiels in Brussels (2012), Haus der Kunst in Munich (2013) and Arnolfini in Bristol (2013). Her work has also been part of numerous group exhibitions including Documenta 11, Kassel (2002); Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2000), and Inside the Visible: An Elliptical Traverse of 20th Century Art in, of, and From the Feminine at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass. (1996). She received the Cultuurprijs Vlaanderen Beeldende kunst in 2008. She is a professor at ERG master, Brussels and HEAD, Genève.