Pjeroo Roobjee

° 1945

Born in Ghent (BE).

Pjeroo Roobjee studied painting, drawing and engraving at the Ghent Royal Academy of Fine Arts and continued his studies at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. It is the start of a rich and varied artistic career, for example Pjeroo Roobjee will represent the Belgian entries at the 11th Sâo Paulo Biennale, together with Raoul De Keyser and Roger Raveel. His work can be found in numerous (Belgian) museums; in 2022 he was included in the 8th Biennale of Painting in the Roger Raveel Museum. In addition to the visual arts, he is also active in other artistic disciplines: he is -among others - an actor, (play)writer and singer. For his visual art as well for his literary activities he received several awards, among others: the Leo J. Kryn Prize in 1966 for his debut novel 'The Night Writer', in 1969 the 'Mention' in the La Jeune Peinture Belge prize, in 1984 the Eugène Baie Prize, in 1994 the Louis Paul Boon Prize, in 1998 the Ark Prize of the Free Word, in 2004 he was laureate of the Culture Prize of the city of Ghent for his literary work and in 2018 he was awarded the Luc Bucqouye Prize of the VUB for the entire literary oeuvre.

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