Erik Verhagen is a lecturer in contemporary art history at the University of Valenciennes. He has published numerous essays and articles on art from the 1960s to the present and is a regular contributor to specialist periodicals including Art Press
, Critique d'Art
and Les Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne
. In 2010 he was curator of the Jan Dibbets exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He co-authored the Stephan Balkenhol
catalogue, published in 2010 on the occasion of the artist's first major solo exhibition in France which ran until January 23, 2011 at the Musée de Grenoble.