OVERVIEW ARTISTS

Vanhee, Sarah

°1980 - Oostende (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Sarah Vanhee's artistic practice is linked to performance, visual arts and literature, and unfolds in various environments. “I create temporary, porous yet clearly defined spaces in which I analyze existing realities and confront those with an absurd, utopic or poetic proposal. From this friction different narratives, landscapes, practices and fictions emerge ...

Peres dos Santos, Miguel

°1976 - Lisbon (Portugal). Lives and works in The Hague.
Miguel Peres Dos Santos (°1976, Lisbon, Portugal) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By emphasising aesthetics, he reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history. ...

Synak, Wiktoria

°1994 - Gdynia (Poland). Lives and works in Brussels.
Born in 1994 in Gdynia, Poland. Based in Brussels. Studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, ESADMM in Marseille and currently doing a Master degree in Photography at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. In June 2017 she received Roger de Conynck Prize - a support to young talented photographers awarded by Fondation Roi Baudouin ...

Leech, Adam

°1973 - San Diego (United States). Lives and works in Brussels.
Adam Leech is a video artist and painter. In his videos, which are more or less static images, he investigates, through the use of his voice, a number of narratives which play on specific moments of psychological and social unease ...

Desamory, Lucile

°1977 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Berlin.
"Lucile Desamory is a genuine Bruxelloise, but since mid 2004 she has sought refuge in Berlin. Video maker, DJ, VJ, musician, jack-of-all-trades... As a self-educated woman she has built up a broad audiovisual oeuvre, ranging between slapstick and trash, electro and chanson, the absurd and the fantastic ...
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Barry, Orla

°1969 - Wexford, (Ireland). Lives in Brussels and Wexford.
The strongly poetic and lyrical work of Orla Barry crosses a wide variety of media whilst evoking undercurrents of emotion and drawing on Irish disciplines of poetry and song. An interest in language stands central to her work; via frequently associative techniques she researches the semantics of her mother tongue and it’s cultural imbedding and implications. ...
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Theys, Frank

°1963 - Ukkel (Belgium). Lives and works in Amsterdam.
During his studies in philosophy Frank Theys wrote a dissertation on the German 19th century composer Richard Wagner. After his studies, he and his brother Koen checked the intrigues with the scenarios of the epic cycle Ring des Nibelungen and the opera Parsifal, both by Wagner, resulting in the epoch making two volume video Lied van mijn Land (Song of my Soil, 1982 - 1988) ...

Bucquoy, Jan

°1945 - Harelbeke (Belgium).
Jan Bucquoy (°1945, Harelbeke, Belgium) lives and works in Belgium. He studied Literature in Grenoble, Philosophy in Ghent, film directing in Brussels (INSAS) and Political Science in Strasbourg. His work - feature films, comic strips, theatre and literature - is mainly satirical in nature, with a slight touch of anarchism. ...

Villevoye, Roy

°1960 - Maastricht (The Netherlands). Lives and works in Amsterdam.
In his work Roy Villevoye explores issues around anthropological representation, the conventions of documentary filmmaking and the legacy of colonialism. Even though his videos, often realized in collaboration with Jan Dietvorst, are frequently considered documentaries, he distances himself explicitly from the genre, by freeing himself from a number of characteristic conventions. ...
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Konrad, Aglaia

°1960 - Salzburg (Austria). Lives and works in Brussels.
Aglaia Konrad produces photos and videos of global urban space and her work can be considered to be a form of visual research. Over the years, she has brought together an enormous archive of images shot in such diverse cities as São Paulo, Beijing, Chicago, Dakar, Tokyo, Cairo or Shanghai. Konrad draws from this reservoir for her exhibitions ...

Benisheva, Stefka

°1988 - Bulgaria.
Stefka Benisheva is interested in objects, mechanical explanations and hypothetical stories. Montage in the broad sense where a pipe and wheel mean sentiment or a skin disease and the stories - funny or not but always sincere, search for the cracks where life appears more beautiful than real. ...

Dietvorst, Jan

°1953 - Bergen Op Zoom (The Netherlands). Lives in Amsterdam.
Jan Dietvorst (1953, Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands) works with anthropological themes, exploring the making of myth and mythologisation of realities. In his extensive collaborations with Roy Villevoye, he examines these issues in documentary-style video footage shot primarily in parts of former Dutch New Guinea, but refuses to simplify or reduce his subject. ...

Morris, Wendy

°1960 - Walvis Bay (Namibia). Lives in Deerlijk (Belgium).
Wendy Morris is a Belgian-based visual artist and animated filmmaker. Her work explores fictional, documentary and autobiographical genres and is frequently concerned with colonial migrations and histories of religious dissent. A South African artist, born in Namibia, the focus of her work has been on the two-way traffic between Europe and Southern Africa ...

Thys, Harald

°1966 - Wilrijk (Belgium).
Harald Thys (1966, Wilrijk, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels. He studied at the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Fine Arts Department, in the Netherlands. Best known for his collaborations with Jos De Gruyter ...
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D'Haeseleer, Kurt

°1974 - Lives and works in Brussels (Belgium).
The recent work of video artist Kurt D’Haeseleer examines the impact of public space on our everyday reality. In a strategy of ’hidden complexity’, his images reveal his concern with social and architectural themes. Kurt D’Haeseleer studied modern history in Leuven and Vienna, and cinema, video and television in Brussels ...

Geenen, Pieter

°1979 - Hasselt (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Pieter Geenen’s work consists of audiovisual impressions of physical space, in relation to time and duration. The landscapes, public spaces and fragments of ordinary life he films, seem to represent space, but only as a reference, a mere abstraction. Geenen searches for patterns and structures: human presence becomes small and anonymous ...

Weiss, Effi

°1971 - Ramat-Gan (Israel). Lives and works in Brussels.
Effi Weiss and Amir Borenstein are an artist duo who works together since 1999. Visual artist, their work shifts between different disciplines such as video, performance and partcipatory projects. Apart from their own artistic projects, they collaborate with other artists as editors, cameramen and effects designers. They facilitate video workshops worldwide, destinated to diverse audiences. ...

Silver, Shelly

°1957 - Brooklyn, New York (United States).
Shelly Silver (1957, New-York ) attended Cornell University, graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Intellectual History, and a B.F.A. in Mixed Media and subsequently attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program ...

Dietvorst, Els

°1964 - Kapellen (Belgium). Lives and works in Duncormick.
Els Dietvorst (Belgium) lives and works in Duncormick, Ireland and Brussels, Belgium. She studied at Sint-Lucas in Antwerp and obtained a Master's degree in Fine Art at Sint-Lucas in Brussels. She is an artist with a great interest in communication, collaboration and social conflicts. Themes that are dominant in her work are the outsider, the condition humaine and utopia ...

Augustijnen, Sven

°1970 - Mechelen (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Sven Augustijnen (°1970 in Mechelen) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the Hoger Sint-Lukas Instituut in Brussels, and at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. His work concentrates mainly on the tradition of portraiture and the porous boundaries between fiction and reality, using a hybrid of genres and techniques to disorienting effect ...