Weiner, Lawrence

°1942 - Bronx, New York (United States). Lives and works in New York.
A crucial figure in Conceptual Art, Lawrence Weiner has long pursued inquiries into language and the process of art-making. The artist defined art as “the relationship of human beings to objects and of objects to objects in relation to human beings”, a premise that defines the core of his own work to date. ...

Kempenaers, Jan

°1968 - Heist-Op-Den-Berg (Belgium). Lives in Antwerp and works in Ghent.
Jan Kempenaers studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (Belgium) and the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (The Netherlands). He has been affiliated with the School of Arts Ghent since 2006. Since the beginning of the 90s Kempenaers has been photographing urban & natural landscapes and in 2012 he completed a PhD in the visual arts ...

Vostell, Wolf

°1932 - Leverkusen (Germany).
Wolf Vostell was a German painter and sculptor of the second half of the 20th century. Wolf Vostell is considered one of the early adopters of Video art, Environment, Installation, Happening and the Fluxus Movement. Techniques such as blurring and the Dé-collage are characteristic of his work, as is embedding objects in concrete. ...

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" ...

Asselberghs, Herman

°1962 - Mechelen (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Herman Asselberghs practices a cinema of the possible, not one of reality. In a commentary on and a resistance to the tyranny of the absolute spectacle he explores the spaces in between, where (conscious) being is still in full development, where hardening has not yet set in ...

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 ...
Evolution Revolution, Peter Finnemore, 2005. Courtesy the Artist

Finnemore, Peter

°1963 - Llanelli, Wales (United Kingdom).
Peter Finnemore was one of the first student intakes at the new Fine Art Photography Course set up in 1984 by Thomas Joshua Cooper at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Here he received a BA Hons. in Fine Art Photography and Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art (1984-88). He later studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) where he gained an MFA in Photography (1992-94) ...

Ghammam, Fairuz

°1980 - Kortrijk (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Fairuz is fully living the European dream as a visual enthusiast in film and in print. She wonders how to change the world and hopes to find an answer as soon as possible. Luckily she grew up with the knowledge that patience is the key to happiness. She graduated as an experimental filmmaker and works as an editor, cinematographer and director in cinema beyond genres and formats ...

Deridder, Jean-Paul

°1963 - Brussels (Belgium).
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. ...

Jashari, Shelbatra

°1981 - Prishtina (Serbia). Lives and works in Brussels.
"Shelbatra Jashari studied at the Sint Lukas Hogeschool in Brussels. Her work has been shown during the International Film Festival in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Prendsçacourt! (Montréal, Canada) and the Courtisane festival in Ghent (Belgium), where she won the Distribution Award 2004." (Source: argos festival 2004 catalogue) ...

Catrysse, Wim

°1973 - Leuven (Belgium). Lives and works in Antwerp.
Wim Catrysse’s experimental video installations are concerned with 'becoming', as a term, which leads to associations with active and reactive forces, ultimately determining the personal identity. His attention is principally aimed at corporeal expression, at the language of the body, which can be perceived as the result of his fondness for the theater and live performances. ...

LeCompte, Elizabeth

°1944 - New Jersey (United States).
Elizabeth LeCompte is an American director of experimental theater, dance and media. A founding member of The Wooster Group, she has directed that ensemble since its emergence in the late 1970s. ...

Van Waeyenberghe, Inneke

°1977 - Orange (France).
Inneke van Waeyenberghe works and lives in Brussels (Belgium). She studied Audiovisual Arts at the Saint-Lukas Hogeschool (from 1995-1999) in Brussels. She works as a filmeditor and productioncöordinator (multimedia and audiovisual arts) and participated in several projects of Sarah Vanagt, Dora García, Eleni Kamma, a.o. ...

Krüger, Peter

°1970 - Ghent (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Peter Krüger is working as an independent writer/director and producer. As a writer/director he has been making documentaries, fiction as well as music-theatre productions. In his work, he often investigates the borders between fiction and documentary. His last film 'Antwerp Central' won the Grand Prize at the International Festival of Films on Art in Montréal (Canada) ...

Gaillet, Jaad

°1990 - Paris (France). Lives and works in France.
Videomaker and Film Director ...

García, Dora

°1965 - Valladolid (Spain). Lives and works in Barcelona.
Dora García produces drawings, photographs, (sound) installations, performances, videos, and net.art. She is interested in the creation of situations that alter the traditional relationship between artist, artwork and spectator ...

Locus, Jan

°1968 - Halle (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Involved with social, political and ecological problems, photographer and filmmaker Jan Locus explores themes such as inequality, poverty, conflict, religion, migration and the impact of industry on the environment. Locus’s photographs are void of anecdotes and  hesitate between the format of the documentary and that of reporting ...

Pauwels, Eric

°1953 - Antwerp (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Filmmaker, writer and film lecturer Eric Pauwels started his career with what he calls ‘cinéma mémoire’, or ethnographic documentary. He obtained his PHD in cinematography in Paris with a documentary on the ‘possessed’ in Indonesia. Afterwards, eager to step out of his role of being a spectator, Pauwels begins to make dance videos and works of fiction ...