Sonia Dermience (b. 1971)
After studying art history, Sonia Dermience worked in assistant curatorial roles and in 2002 founded Komplot, a non-profit curatorial collective concerned with nomadic creative practices and trends of specialisation. The projects of Komplot such as Midi Zuid (on gentrification and speculation), Vollevox(on the voice in contemporary art) or Architecture of Survival (on ephemeral architecture) explored new terrain in relation to objects, spaces, artists and the public. Under the name of Catherine Vertige, she conducted extensive research into post ’68 collaborative art practices in Belgium; organising seminars and making two documentary films in collaboration with Kosten Koper.