Jan Fabre is an artist, theatre-maker and author. He was born in Antwerp in 1958.

In the late seventies he studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Art and the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and Crafts in Antwerp. His first works date from that period.Jan Fabre makes installations, sculptures, drawings, films and performances. Over the years he has built up a sizeable body of work and has become internationally acclaimed.
His best-known works include Tivoli (1990, Mechelen), a mansion covered entirely in ballpoint drawing, The man who measures the clouds (1998), a bronze sculpture, versions of which can be seen at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, deSingel in Antwerp, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and in the sculpture garden at Catanzaro in Italy; and not least Heaven of Delight (2002), a permanent work commissioned by Queen Paola of Belgium for the Mirror Hall at the Royal Palace in Brussels.