Bert Danckaert (1965) studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts and the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Antwerp. Since the mid 90s, he has been working as a photographer and has showed his work in several solo and group exhibitions in Belgium and abroad.
Besides his artistic activities, Danckaert writes about photography for several newspapers and magazines (mainly H ART) and has worked as a freelance curator. He is associate professor of photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. Bert Danckaert is POC (Piece of Cake) member, an international network of photographers.
In 1999, Danckaert started the series Make Sense! which was published as a book in 2006. In 2007 he started working on a series entitled Simple Present of which the book Simple Present - Beijing appeared in 2008, Cape Town Notes in 2009 and finally the complete series Simple Present in 2013. In 2016 his fifth book Horizon appeared together with the English translation of his novel De Extras as The Extra's.