Goryainova, Ira A.

°1984 - Moscow (Russia). Lives and works in Belgium.
Ira A. Goryainova graduated in 2016 as a documentary director from the Brussels' Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound and received greatest honor for her thesis. Goryainova plays with the expectations of viewers as she often crosses the borders between fiction and non­fiction. Her personal visual and narrative style is dark and often influenced by underground art movements and film ...

Vanhee, Sarah

°1980 - Oostende (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Sarah Vanhee lives and works in Brussels. Her artistic practice is linked to performance, visual arts and literature, and unfolds in vairous environments. She creates temporary, porous, yet clearly defined spaces, in which she analyzes existing realities and confront those with an absurd, utopistic or poetic proposal ...

Nyst, Danièle

°1942 - Liège (Belgium).
Danièle Nyst studied at the Madrid Academy of Fine Arts and produced music programs for the RTBF (Radio Television Belge-Française). Together with her husband, Jacques Louis Nyst, she made reflective, capricious, fantastic, poetic or purely theoretical videos. The concern of how art ‘functions’ is always central ...

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.. ...

Brehmer, Andreas

°1965 - Ludwigshafen/Rhein (Germany). Lives in Karlsruhe.
Andreas Brehmer (1965, Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany) lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany. He studied photography, video and multimedia at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent and design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. Brehmer concentrates himself in his output on the particularities of his medium and his work material ...

Torfs, Ana

°1963 - Mortsel (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Since the early 1990s, Belgian visual artist Ana Torfs has been composing a unique, visually striking oeuvre, which addresses fundamental questions of representation and its narrative structures. The relation or tension between text and image plays a central role in her work, and with it all the related processes of visualization, interpretation, perception, manipulation and translation ...

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

Castro, Libia

°1970 - Madrid (Spain). Lives in Rotterdam and Berlin.
Libia Pérez de Siles de Castro is a Spanish-born artist currently based in Rotterdam and Berlin. In her collaborations with Ólafur Ólafsson, she explores the ways life, society and the personal are influenced and constructed by socio-economic and political factors. ...

Foighel Brutmann, Sirah

°1983 - Tel Aviv (Israel). Lives and works in Brussels.
Sirah Foighel Brutmann has been working in collaboration with Eitan Efrat for several years. Together, they create works in the audiovisual field. Sirah and Eitan's practice focuses on the performative aspects of the moving image ...

Duke, Emily Vey

°1972 - Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada).
Cooper Battersby (b. 1971, Penticton British Columbia, Canada) and Emily Vey Duke (b. 1972, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada) have been working collaboratively since 1994. They work in printed matter, installation, curation and sound, but their primary practice is the production of single-channel video. ...

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) ...

Burki, Marie José

°1961 - (Switzerland)
"Marie José Burki was born in Switzerland and she lives and works in Brussels. She studied literature in Genève, where she also frequented the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel. Her work mainly consists of video installations, often working with several projections in a single space, entering into a relationship or a dialogue with each other ...

Boccara, Tom

°1990 - Brussels (Belgium).
Tom Boccara was born on 22 February 1990 in Brussels (Belgium). While following a traditional school curriculum, he actually spent most of his time at the circus school in Brussels, where he developed a passion for the art of the clown, acrobatics and juggling. He had always loved cinema and at the age of 18 he entered the Institut des Art de Diffusion, where he started studying direction ...

Gibson, Beatrice

°1978 - London (United Kingdom). Lives and works in London.
Beatrice Gibson's practice concerns the politics and poetics of everyday sites and spaces. It is site-specific, research-based and often participatory in nature, reflecting on ideas of representation, collective production and the artist's role as an author in collective processes. ...

Chu, Yun-tien

Yun-tien Chu (1983) is a Taiwanese video artist who moved to Brussels in 2014. She works primarily in the fields of photography, film and video-installation. Her video works often focus on the subject of crossing borders. Starting from her own experience, she then looks for similarities with other people’s experiences ...

Olender, Joachim

°1980 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works between Paris and Brussels.
Joachim Olender who studied law and film in Brussels is interested in "stories with holes". He moves between cinema, directing and writing, while being concerned by the manufacturing of a fictional archive. In 2006 he started a PhD in Paris on ‘the flaw in the narrative’ (EHESS) and wrote his first screenplay adapted from the novel ‘Les choses’ (The Things) of Georges Perec ...

Case, Charley

°1969 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels and Spain.
Charley Case has introduced words in a playful, ironical way in photographs and film. He travels intensively, which is a source of inspiration and also provides ideal conditions for working. To Case, fellow artists Dumas, Orozco, Basquiat and Kapoor are much more than 'influences' in the art historical sense. Rather, they appear to be genuine "compagnons de route" on his road to the 'symbolic' ...

Opsomer, Els

°1968 - Gent (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Els Opsomer is a video artist, photographer and graphic designer. The complexity of daily reality fascinates her. Drawing from her ever-growing archive of urban images, she compiles personal reinterpretations of global reality, revealing its polymorphic and multi-coloured textures and many illusive sounds and languages buzzing through the streets and over the squares ...