Maud Vanhauwaert (c) Jimmy Kets
Maud Vanhauwaert, born in 1984, is a writer and performance artist. She studied Linguistics and Literature at the University of Antwerp and gained a Masters Degree from the Antwerp Conservatory. As a poet and actor, Vanhauwaert deliberately treads the impossible and difficult boundary between poetry and performance. She has published two collections of poetry; in 2011 her debut Ik ben mogelijk appeared and was awarded the Vrouw Debuut Prijs for 2011-2013 and early this year Wij zijn evenwijdig appeared. Vanhauwaert also took part in the 2012 World Championship of Poetry Slam in Paris as well as the 2014 Leids Cabaret Festival. She also organises concerts and literature events and performs regularly in the theatre herself.