OVERVIEW ARTISTS

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 ...
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Van Snick, Philippe

°1946 - Ghent (Belgium).
The work of Philippe Van Snick is characterized by extremely simple forms and by the constant use of the same colours in combination with geometric shapes. Van Snick considers a painting to be much more than just a painted surface. The forms, objects and colours he uses never stand wholly alone ...
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Bonnemaison, Michel

°1923 - Paris (France).
Michel Bonnemaison referred to himself as a ‘professional European’. His work touched on such diverse subjects as cinema, media rhetoric, overland and sea trade and transport, travel overseas and, at a later stage, he was increasingly interested in theology. ...

Mulot, Florent


Florent Mulot studied photography and video at the Beaux-Arts of Angoulême and Marseille. After working for the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Centre, he collaborated with the architect Jose Morales on documentary films about architecture, and worked on the film Grand Littoral, by Valérie Jouve. His personal photographic work concerns contemporary architecture ...
The Interpreter, 2009 Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo © the artist(s) & producer(s)

Cuomo, Raphaël

°1977 - Delemont (Switzerland). Lives and work in Geneva and Berlin.
Raphaël Cuomo is a Swiss visual artist who performs research at Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands. In recurrent collaborations with artist Maria Iorio he explores basic, sometimes conflicting values of modern-day society and social systems such as states or nations ...

Voignier, Marie

°1974 - Ris-Orangis (France). Lives and works in Paris.
Marie Voignier’s work is constantly seeking to explore the intertwinement of imaginary and factual elements in reality itself ...
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The Atlas Group

°1999
The Atlas Group is a project established in Beirut in 1999 to research and document the contemporary history of Lebanon. The Atlas Group locates, preserves, studies and produces audio, visual, literary and other documents that shed light on this history. The documents are preserved in The Atlas Group Archive which is located in Beirut and New York ...

Schaerf, Eran

°1962 - Tel Aviv (Israel). Lives and works in Berlin.
Eran Schaerf (1962, Tel Aviv, Israel) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He studied architecture from 1978 till 1987, specialising in urbanism, video and photography, at the Hochschüle der Kunste in Berlin. Schaerf works on his videos together with his partner, artist, writer and philosopher Eva Meyer ...

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 ...
Avant-garde citizens: Janneke’s story, 2007, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson © the artists

Ólafsson, Ólafur

°1973 - Reykjavik (IS). Lives in Rotterdam and Berlin.
Ólafur Ólafsson is an Icelandic-born artist currently based in Rotterdam and Berlin. In his collaborations with Libia Castro, he explores the ways life, society and the personal are influenced and constructed by socio-economic and political factors. ...

de Tervarent, Manuela

°1967
Manuela de Tervarent (1967, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. After her studies of Visual Communication at the ERG (Ecole de Recherche Graphique), Manuela Tervarent mainly works with photographs, video art, books and documentary films. ...

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. ...

Van Paesschen, Bram

°1979 - Vilvoorde (Belgium).
Born in 1979, in Vilvoorde, Belgium. Graduated in 2002 from Sint-Lukas Brussels, specialized in film/video documentary. Lives and works in Brussels (except for when he’s elsewhere). Van Paesschen’s work is indebted to various traditions of documentary filmmaking, from ‘classic’ to fake documentary and essayistic formats ...

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. ...

Shemisi Betutua, Paul

°1982 - DR Congo
Paul Shemisi Betutua started studying law, but soon swapped the lawbook for the camera. After gaining experience as a sound engineer and a camera assistant for foreign film crews, he started his own film training in 2013, organised by INSAS ...
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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 ...
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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) ...

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. ...

Jacobs, Rob

°1989 - Mortsel (Belgium).
Rob Jacobs is a PhD-researcher, connected to the University of Antwerp in Belgium and the University of Aarhus in Denmark. His work concentrates on contested official representations of Belgian colonialism and artistic/activist reinterpretations of the colonial past in public spaces in Belgium and DR Congo ...

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. ...