Born in Liège in 1953, Eric Duyckaerts was a Belgium contemporary artist mainly known for his work mixing performances and videos as well as installations that were allowing him to support his intentions and his conferences. After studying philosophy and law, he finally found his path in the contemporary art field and sign up for the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques of Paris (IHEAP). He then became a teacher at the école nationale supérieure d’arts of Bourges (ENSA), at Dijon, at the Villa Arson in Nice, at the école supérieure d’art Pays Basque of Biarritz (ESAPB). In 1980, he co-found Groupov, a group of artists from Liège, along with Michel Delamarre, François Sikivie, Monique Ghysens, Jacques Delcuvellerie, Francis Landrain and Jany Pimpaud. Turned to drama, fed by Fluxus, the Happenings, the Black Mountain College and Julian Beck’s Living Theatre, Groupov explored drama’s potential (acting, body language...). Eric Duyckaerts was one of the actors from 1980 to 1987. In 2007, Eric Duyckaerts represented the Belgium pavilion at the Venice Biennale’s 52nd edition, exhibiting the “Palais des Glaces et de la Découverte”. Perrotin dedicated him several solo exhibitions in 1993, 1997, 2004 and 2007. In January 2019, Eric Duyckaerts died in Bordeaux at the age of 65.