Els Dietvorst is a Belgian visual artist, filmmaker and shepherd who lives and works in Duncormick, Ireland. Her work focuses on communication, collaboration and social conflicts.
Her work has been shown and supported by well known art institutes and festivals such as the Kaaitheater and Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, M HKA, Antwerp. Her work was shown internationally in New York, Utrecht, Casablanca, London and Vienna. In 2009 she curated the Time Festival together with Dirk Braeckman. From the perspective of their concerns about the condition and the future of the world, the curators decided to make a clear statement: Time 2009 would be a book rather than a festival, a place to think rather than an event.
Her filmproject The Rabbit and the Teasel was selected for its international premiere in one of the most important documentary festivals in Europe, Visions du Reel, in Switzerland. In september 2015 she was selected for the Moscow Biennal of Contemporary Art. She is chosen by an international jury to win the two-yearly Evens Arts Prize 2017.