"Mr Hoet became known as the curator of the Museum for Contemporary Art in Ghent, which he re-named Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK). His flamboyant personality and his often intuitive, but always uninhibited comments make him an influential, but also controversial figure in the world of Art. With his immense popularity in the media, unusual for this sector, he created a huge goodwill towards his museum and for modern art in general. The SMAK brought cultural Ghent back to live, with many events outside the museum: he tried to bring art closer to the masses and vice-versa. Chambres d'amis, a renowned project of 1986 literally left the confines of the museum: works of art were conceptualised by internationally renowned artists in private homes and were displayed and performed in that particular space. In a later project the city of Ghent was completely taken over by Art in the concept of Over the edges in 2000 Hoet regularly works as a guest curator for other international art centra, among other Documenta IX in Kassel (1992)" and as an artistic director (2003 - 2008) of the Marta-museum in Herford, Germany.