Lives and works in Belgium.
Anne-Claire Schmitz (1981, Belgium) is the founding director and curator of La Loge, a Brussels-based non-profit space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture and theory that started its activities in 2012. Since its opening La Loge has developed projects with Sophie Nys, Roe Ethridge & Zin Taylor, Kate Newby, Peter Hutton, UP, Emily Wardill, Shana Moulton, Michael Beutler, Gareth Moore, Sven Augustijnen and Arvo Leo among others. Prior to this, she was a curator at Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, in Rotterdam, where she curated and co-curated a range of projects, among them: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else and From the Sculpture International Rotterdam Collection, both public commissions by Billy Apple®; the exhibition I Could Live in Africa; Between You and I, a series of projects in public space by AES+F, Isa Genzken, Maider López and Ayse Erkmen; and the city-wide exhibition Melanchotopia featuring over 40 new artist commissions. In 2012 WIELS invited her to co-curate, with Elena Filipovic, the exhibition Un-Scene II, a triennial project intended to present a panorama of the Belgian artistic scene. Alongside her work at La Loge, she was the Belgian consultant for Europe Europe a group show curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thomas Boutoux and Gunnar B. Kvaran and recently curated Individual Stories – Collecting as portrait and methodology with Luca Lo Pinto and Nicolaus Schafhausen at Kunsthalle Wien.