Pieter Jan Valgaeren is a curator, researcher and lecturer. From his background in art history and law he specialized in new media, hybrid art forms, technology and intellectual property.
He published on different topics such as IP rights in the digital age, social media, media philosophy and art in the public domain. In the past years he worked as a consultant for the EU in Art and Technology and for the Flemish ministry of Culture.
As a lecturer he teached at Universities in Berlin, Valetta, Tilburg and Madrid and Thomas More Mechelen. Since 2014, he is the artistic director of Stadstriennale Hasselt-Genk, for which he is currently preparing SCREEN IT, a festival focussing on impact of our current screen-culture on the arts.