Piet Rogie (Avelgem/België, 1954)
Bio: Piet Rogie (Avelgem/België, 1954) lives and works in Rotterdam since 1979. He has build his career around the two main talents he has; as a dancer/choregrapher and a visual artist. He has worked as a dancer, choreographer, set- and lightdesigner for Werkcentrum Dans, Stift and Penta Theater in the early stages of his career. In 1989, he starts his own choregraphic path, by founding his own company; first known as Rogie and Compagnie, later renamed as Rogie CS.
In 1996, he received the Choreographic prize of the Association of Theatre and Concert Hall Directions as well as the prestigious Prince Bernard Culture Foundation Theatre prize for his entire oeuvre. Having focused on dance mainly until 2005, he shifted focus since then towards his visual arts. He has had several exibitions since then, alternating with small scale dance projects and mentoring/coaching responsibilities for students in Codarts, Fontys and ArtEZ.
1972-1978 Sint Lucas Instituut, Ghent/B
1976-1978 Koninklijke Balletschool - Antwerp/B
1986-2017 Artistic director Penta Theater, Rogie & Company and Rogie CS
In this period he created pieces such as Cargo/Montage, Lichaam, Tragic Torso, Echo/Painthings and coached a variety of students, both in dance and circus, in almost every Dance Academy in the Netherlands.
2017 - Art The Hague, represented by galerie Hommes
2017 - group exhibition "A sense of Mysterious Sameness", met Marguerite de Geus, Tilly Heijster en Diana Roig, galerie Hommes, Rotterdam
2017 - Art Rotterdam, represented by galerie pARTners, Rotterdam
2016 - solo exhibition in Evermore/Kookstudio, Rotterdam
2016 - duo exhibition galerie pARTners, Rotterdam
2015 - Rotterdam Contemporary, represented by galerie Hommes, Rotterdam
2014 - solo exhibition, private livingroom, Rotterdam
2014 - solo exhibition, court of Justice, Rotterdam
2013 - solo exhibition galerie Hommes, Rotterdam
2011 - group exhibition in the former Rotterdam Photo Institute
2009 - solo exhibition galerie ONE, Rotterdam