Ilse Ghekiere is an artist, writer and activist. She studied dance at the Antwerp Conservatory and art sciences at the Free University of Brussels. In 2017, she received a scholarship from the Flemish Government to investigate sexism in the Belgian dance field. She is the founder of ENGAGEMENT ARTS, an artists’ movement that tackles sexual harassment, sexism and abuse of power in the Belgian art world. Since then, Ghekiere writes, lectures and gives workshops on these topics. She has also worked as a consultant and researcher in art organisation and education.