Dries Verhoeven is a multi disciplinary artist with roots in the theatre world, creating movies, installations and performances in various locations, including public spaces. The spectator is often involved in the work or given the opportunity to influence their own experience. Verhoeven aims to make visitors and casual passersby "complicit" by enabling them to view their own living environment from a different perspective.
His work gets international acclaim and won numerous prizes, in 2018 he was awarded 'Best International Performance award at the Fadjr International Theater Festival in Tehran for 'Guilty Landscapes'. And in 2022 Verhoeven was granted the Fentener van Vlissingen Cultuurprijs for his outstanding contribution to the arts in the city of Utrecht and beyond.
Since 2020 Dries Verhoeven is a member of the 'Akademie van Kunsten', an organization which gives a platform to the debate about the worth and place of the arts in a healthy society.