Philippe Pirotte (*1972 in Belgium) is an art historian, art critic and curator. He assumed the role of artistic director at Kunsthalle Bern in 2005. Philippe Pirotte has contributed to art magazines like Tema Celeste, Kunst-Nu, Afterall and Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art. He has also published essays and texts in various books and catalogues, for example in the publications The State of Things: Brussels/Beijing, BOZAR, Brussels, 2009, Zhang Enli, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2009. Philippe Pirotte is one of the founders of the organisation objectif_ exhibitions in Antwerp (1999).