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 along
with a Masters from New York University six years later.
Noterdaeme is currently based in Brooklyn, New York, where he is 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. His Homeless Museum of Art initiative (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.
A witty parody of the contemporary art museum, HOMU has been everything from 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 his HOMU
initiative have been featured in an array of publications, including the New York Times and the Believer Magazine .
Noterdaeme is also an adjunct professor of cultural studies and art history at New York University and the New School.
He frequently freelances as a museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. His first public art project, The Solarplex
Theatre, will be inaugurated this summer at Hearth, an emerging artist commune in Upstate New York. Noterdaeme currently lives in the Homeless Museum of Art
with his partner, performer Isengart.