Vincent Meessen studied journalism and cultural policies, he was active as a social worker and photographer and postgraduated at the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) in Antwerp. His work develops mainly around the idea of "disputed spaces”- territory as a political issue. Once preferring photography as a medium, he now explores a multitude of media, including video. His work has been shown, among others, in art centres STUK (Leuven), Netwerk (Aalst) and Muhka_Media (Antwerp) and at the Oberhausen International Film Festival, where he was awarded with the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen for N12°13.062‘/W001°32.619‘ Extended. He also published the photo book Qui-vive (La Lettre Volée, 2003)