Fleur Pierets is a Belgian award-winning performance artist, writer, speaker and LGBTQ+ advocate whose work balances between photography and theory, performance and non-fiction.
Together with her wife, Julian P. Boom, she founded Et Alors? Magazine, featuring conversations with queer musicians, visual artists, writers and performers.
In 2017, Fleur and Julian launched 22 The Project, a performance art piece in which the couple planned to get married in every country that legalised same-sex marriage at the time.
Following the untimely death of her wife in 2018, after only four marriages, Fleur turned to writing which led to her debut memoir ‘Julian’. Published in Dutch by Das Mag and in English by 3 TimesRebelPress.
Pierets two-volume children’s book Love Around the World and Love is Love, in which Fleur fulfill’s the dream of their beautiful 22 The Project, was published in the USA by Six Foot Press in 2020 and beautifully illustrated by Fatinha Ramos.
Fleur talks at consulates and embassies worldwide and at companies like Google and WeWork in New York, about the work she and her wife did as a female artist couple. About their online publication Et Alors? Magazine, the importance of inclusion, of completing the wedding performance piece, and the need to keep on working as a human rights advocate by launching bridge-building projects.
The keynote is an invitation and a dialogue about responsibility and how you can effect change in the world through positive communication.
In 2023 she’s was invited by the EU and the UN to talk about LGBTQ human rights during IDAHOT in Washington.
Julian is currently turned into a movie, produced by The Reunion, house of award winning director Lukas Dhont (Girl, Close) – ao. on the Oscar’s shortlist for Best International Film 2023, International Feature Award in the Adelaide Film Festival & Camera d’Or in Cannes. Fleur Pierets is co-writing the scenario.
Fleur recently launched her 4th book Heerlijk Monster at Dutch publisher Das Mag in 2022 and a new children’s book – Alle Dagen Sneeuw – at Uitgeverij Vrijdag.
She is currently writing an opera (2025), a new novel and is working on a new performance piece which will premiere in March 2024.