EMMANUEL VAN DER AUWERA

Emmanuel Van der Auwera makes videos, photos and installations with which he unravels notions such as making the invisible visible, the void, loss or emptiness. A cryptic perception of reality emerges from the political, historical or scientific context and references which he includes in his work. The things he interacts with are on the verge of change. Engaged in metamorphosis they are phenomena which question the multiple dimensions of reality. They produce situations in which the logic is deconstructed and laid bare as they invite us to reflect on our relationship with the world. Perception undoubtedly undergoes a paradigm shift at the hand of virtual worlds and new communication technologies, thus producing a new strangeness in many aspects of our interaction with the world and with others.

Emmanuel Van der Auwera (°1982, Brussels) lives and works in Brussels. He studied in France at the École supérieure d’Art in Clermont-Ferrand (2005-2008); at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (2008-2010) and followed a postacademic course at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent (2014-2015). In 2015 he was present at Art Brussels on the stand representing the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and in past years he has put on solo shows at ESA, Tourcoing (2013); La Mediatine, Brussels (2013); Iselp, Brussels (2013); Wiels, Brussels (2013); Fondation Roche, Basel (2012); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011).