OVERVIEW ARTISTS

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. ...

Pacquée, Ria

°1954 - Antwerpen (Belgium).
Since the seventies, Ria Pacquée has recorded her presence in this world, or rather disguised herself as a specific persona. These personifications, including ‘Madame’ or ‘It’, were ‘played out' in photographs at first, but for some years now she has been recording characters on video as well, displaying a slightly adapted version of her ‘true’ self ...

Cattelain, Claude

°1972 - Kinshasa (Congo).
Claude Cattelain (1972, Kinshasa, Congo) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and Valenciennes, France. He experiments in various disciplines - painting, sculpture and video art - aiming at notions of instability, fragility and escapism. ...
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Paesmans, Dirk

°1965 - Brussels (Belgium).
Dirk Paesmans studied plastic arts together with Koen Theys at St. Lukas in Brussels, and sculpting at the Academy in Ghent. In 1981, only just about getting on twenty, they began to make videos together under the name of V-side. Their first work Radar (1981) was, as they put it, "a flood of images we caught on our sensory radar" ...

Marxt, Lukas

°1983 - Schladming (Austria). Lives and works in Cologne and Brussels.
Lukas Marxt was born in 1983 in Schladming/Austria. He studied at the University of Art and Design Linz from 2004 to 2009, and completed the Post-graduate program at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2012. In his work, he is always searching for relics of human impact upon nature ...

Adepoju, Aisha

°1995 - Mönchengladbach (Germany). Lives and works in Brussels.
Aisha Adepoju studies documentary film at the RITCS in Brussels, where she has lived for several years now, after growing up in the province of West Flanders. She is fascinated by social theme’s. Images from her daily life, photography and illustrations are an important source of inspiration. Adepoju doesn’t necessarily project her ideas on the screen ...
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Suleiman, Elia

°1960 - Nazareth (Israel). Lives and works in New York and Nazareth.
Filmmaker Elia Suleiman was born in Nazareth, well after the establishment in 1948 of the state of Israel in historic Palestine. He lived in New York and Paris in self-imposed exile, before returning to the land of his birth to look for his roots. He now commutes between New York and Nazareth. He made his first work, Introduction to the End of an Argument / Speaking for oneself.. ...
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Iorio, Maria

°1977 - Lausanne (Switzerland). Lives and works in Geneva and Berlin.
Maria Iorio is a Swiss visual artist. In her collaborations with Raphaël Cuomo she explores the classification in time and space which gives rise to our modern day society, and the advantage of the visible therein by means of photography and video ...

Michels, Bie

°1960 - Kimwenza (Congo). Lives and works in Belgium.
As an artist Bie Michels is an observer. An investigation of the complex relationship that men maintain with objects/things is an investigation of our surrounding, our being. She is interested in the ‘little’ aspects of humanity amidst the ‘big’ society and social contexts. In the impact of contexts on semiotic processes involving objects ...

Vermeir, Katleen

°1973 - Bornem (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
The work of Vermeir revolves around the invisible topographical traces of a city, as well as a series of ‘tableaux vivants’, video paintings identifying universal aspects of human attitudes and architectural models. The collaborative work with her partner Rony Heiremans examines the dynamic relation between art, architecture and economy, and its mediation in private and public spheres. ...
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Reinke, Steve

°1963 - Ontario (Canada). Lives and works in Chicago.
In his darkly witty works, the artist, writer and professor Steve Reinke appropriates everything he sees and creates multiple fictions, making his improbable scenarios and appalling fantasies sound completely reasonable. He lures us into complicity, then take us one step beyond, into a region we cannot occupy comfortably ...

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. ...
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François, Michel

°1956 - Sint-Truiden (Belgium). Lives in Brussels.
Michel François is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses all sorts of materials and methods, combining man-made and natural objects, and photographs as well as installations. His aim is to appeal to all the senses. François’ photographs and videos are about ‘living’, and how to give form to that ‘living’ ...

Sanders, Mira

°1973 - Uccle (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
'Journal pour un usager de l’espace' is the generic title Mira Sanders has so far given to her overall artistic practise. Such multifaceted title conveys the various aspects of the activity it seeks to cover ...

Provost, Nicolas

°1969 - Ronse (Belgium). Lives and works in New York (USA).
Nicolas Provost’s oeuvre, shown with notable success at international film festivals in recent years, has been described as a working-off of the filmic codes of narrative cinema ...
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Scholten, Peter

°1954 - Enschede (The Netherlands). Lives and works in Rotterdam.
Peter Scholten is a freelance documentary and programme maker. He was educated at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem and at RITS School of Arts in Brussels. He is programmer and policy contributor for Cinema Enschede and works as a lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academy. ...

Kobland, Ken

°1946 - The Bronx, New York (United States). Lives and works in New York.
Ken Kobland is an independent film and video artist, collaborating at times with performing artists such as Philip Glass or The Wooster Group. He retains a critical distance and poetical tension that seem to be lacking in a media-dominated society. As spectators, we are invited to look and interpret actively, rather than to passively identify with emotions suggested by a continued storyline ...

Bernatchez, Patrick

°1972 - Montreal (Canada).
Born in 1972, Patrick Bernatchez lives and works in Montréal. He was the Québec finalist for the 2010 Sobey Art Award. His work has been featured in a number of solo exhibitions, at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2010); Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris (2009 and 2012); West, Netherlands (2009 and 2012); and Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal (2011). ...