Dieter Lesage (° 1966) is a Belgian philosopher, writer and critic. He studied philosophy at the University of Louvain and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where he attended the seminars of Jacques Derrida as an ‘étudiant libre’. In 1993 he obtained his Ph.D. at the Institute of Philosophy in Louvain. Dieter Lesage is a Professor of Philosophy, Politics and Arts at the Department of Audiovisual and Performing Arts Rits (Erasmus University College Brussels) and a Professor of Art Criticism at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the author of a dozen books, among which Peut-on encore jouer Hamlet?, Paris, Les Impressions Nouvelles, 2002 and Vertoog over verzet. Politiek in tijden van globalisering, Amsterdam/Antwerpen, Meulenhoff/Manteau, 2004. With Kathrin Busch, he is the editor of A Portrait of the Artist as a Researcher: The Academy and the Bologna Process, Antwerp, MuHKA, 2007. With Ina Wudtke, he is the author of Black Sound White Cube, Vienna, Loecker Verlag, 2010 and the curator of the eponymous group exhibition shown at Studio1/Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin in 2011. Dieter Lesage lives in Berlin.