Managing Director at Trans Europe Halles
Mieke Renders is the Managing Director of Trans Europe Halles. She was born in Belgium in 1975 and is passionate about culture and languages, having lived in several countries. She is a strong believer in the independence of cultural operators and their capacity to self-organise in networks in order to achieve greater impact. Before she moved to Sweden, she was the general manager of the Flemish Cultural Center ‘De Brakke Grond’ in Amsterdam and worked as cultural attaché for Flanders House in New York. She studied physical anthropology and arts management, which led to her starting off in the museum and cultural heritage field, where she both worked as a curator and as a project manager. Many years later, her interest shifted more towards the living arts and she made connections between heritage, performance and visual arts. Networking is one of her passions, which she can now develop within Trans Europe Halles.