Senior Innovation Expert for the Arts and Technology:
Dunn Klerks sits at the nexus between business and the creative sector where his visions and perspectives are respected and where he is recognized as “the creative maker”, sitting where it all starts because of his understanding of the global future industry and his long-standing ties with experimental artists.
He is the Co-Founder and Associate Director of PIATE [Platform for Innovation Arts & Technology Europe] based in Antwerpen. He was previously CEO of Iris van Herpen, the couture label well known for its explorations with materials, processes, and cutting-edge technology.
Dunn Klerks graduated as a 3D visual-artist designer from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem (NL). He is currently collaborating with visionary designer Yuima Nakazato (JP), biotech firm Spiber, and Epson Innovation Labs on the future of fashion.