Jef Cornelis

° 1941

Born in Antwerp (Belgium), lives in Antwerp (Belgium).

Jef Cornelis (1941, Belgium, lives in Antwerp) worked for BRT, Belgian Radio and Television, from 1963 until 1998. He first made documentaries about architecture and urban planning, but from the late 1960s he produces many programmes about contemporary art, offering artists direct access to the television medium. His critical documentaries of large-scale exhibitions such as Harald Szeemann’s Documenta V (1972) are both invaluable documentation and subjectively authored statements. Cornelis also co-founds the A379089 art space in Antwerp, co-ordinated by German curator Kaspar König in 1969–1970, where James Lee Byars, Marcel Broodthaers and other internationally renowned artists stage significant projects.

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