Jozef Wouters is a Brussels-based scenographer and theatre maker. His work often relates to a specific location and initiates a dialogue between strategic spaces, social processes and the power of imagination. Since 2017 he is an autonomous artist in residence with Damaged Goods.
In 2016 Wouters and his technical director Menno Vandevelde founded Decoratelier, a constantly evolving project located in a former factory in Brussels. Next to being the base from which Wouters initiates his projects, it functions as an accessible workspace and platform for artistic collaborations, residencies, nightlife and social experiment.
Among his most recent stage works are INFINI (2016/ongoing); Projecting [Space[, a co-creation with Meg Stuart and Jeroen Peeters (2017/2018), The Soft Layer (2019/2021) and A Day is a Hundred Years (2023). Jozef Wouters has also created scenographies for various artists and organisations in- and outside of the performing arts scene, often in the form of temporary architectural structures.
In 2020 his book Moments before the wind (ed. Jeroen Peeters) was published, a heterogeneous collection of notes and reflections on space, scenography, art making and institutional critique.