KUNSTENAARS

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Dujourie, Lili

°1941 - Roeselare (Belgium).
Lili Dujourie (1941, Roeselare, Belgium) lives and works in Belgium. In her work, Dujourie plays with the sensuality and immediacy of materials, emphasizes the performative aspect of the artwork, investigates the relationship between nature and culture, and gives decorative and ornamental elements a central role ...
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De Vries, Erki

°1978 - Vilvoorde (Belgium).
"Erki De Vries got his Master in Spatial Arts at the Karel De Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp, after which he took a postgraduate in Visual arts in Breda, the Netherlands. In 2003 he was admitted into the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) in Antwerp. His videos are poetical explorations of the stratification of a specific environment ...

Dunoyer, Vincent

°1962 - Neilly-sur-Seine (France).
Vincent Dunoyer began his professional career in 1989 as a dancer for Wim Vandekeybus, then joined Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s company Rosas from 1990 to 1996. In 1997/98, he performed and toured internationally '3 solos for Vincent', choreographed for him by The Wooster Group, Steve Paxton and De Keersmaeker. Since 1998, he has worked as a free-lance dancer (for Rosas, Raimund Hoghe.. ...
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Denicolai, Simona

°1972
"Simona Denicolai studied at BRERA in Milan, but until further notice Brussels is her take-off point. She works together with Ivo Provoost. For the description of their work they often refer to the metaphor of the earthworm, which gulps down its context, digests it and casts it back out again in order to survive and be able to move about in its environment ...

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. ...

De Clercq, Anouk

°1971 - Ghent (Belgium).
Anouk De Clercq (°1971 in Ghent) studied piano in Ghent and film at the Hoger Sint-Lukas Instituut in Brussels. Her films explore the audiovisual potential of computer language to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character ...

de Tapol, Aymeric

°1974 - France. Lives and works in Brussels.
Born in 1974 , Aymeric de Tapol started to listening the sound carefully by filming with HI8 camera in 1998 at Toulouse Music university the color of the doors where musicien played behind it .Each doors contains the colors of the instruments departement. What ever he his composer,Sound-Engineer for film, art Video, documentary, radio Création . He lives right now in Brussels ...
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Delfosse, Claude


Born towards the end of the Second World War, Claude "Claudy" Delfosse started singing at the age of 14.In the very beginning, using the name Rocky Tiger, he went from place to place with his guitar, and created his first bands: Dynamic's Boys, Black Riders, Chatons, Trepidos, ..., in which he was the singer or played the guitar ...

De Cock, Jan

°1976 - Etterbeek (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Jan De Cock is renowned for his sculptural installations, which the artist sees as monuments to Modernism. His monumental installations mix often plywood sculptural modules that recall twentieth-century abstraction – formally referring to the modernist and constructivist idioms – with color and black-and-white photographs, video- and film works ...

Dumon, Dirk

°1943
"Dirk Dumon studied at the RITCS film academy in Brussels and he worked for the former BRTN (now VRT). He made some fifty documentaries, focussing for the most part on the sociological, anthropological and cultural-scientific, with an emphasis on the Third World ...
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Ducat, François

°1963 - Saint-Etienne (France). Lives and works in Brussels.
François Ducat studied at the art academy of Saint-Etienne in France and the INSAS in Brussels, where he was active as a director and producer – among others for AJC! in Brussels. He makes documentaries as well as fiction and also devotes himself to various multimedia projects, among them a CD-ROM project which is connected with improvised music: ‘Kew Rhône’ ...

Debauche, Jen

°1978 - Charleroi (Belgium).
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De Volder, Geoffroy

°1964 - Brussels (Belgium).
De Volder started his studies in painting at La Cambre in 1985. The teachers who influenced his style most were Pasternak, Guy Bauclair and Jacques Sojcher. Initially he wanted to become a graphic designer, and create sleeves for music records, but due to bad grades and after visiting an exhibition of Giacometti he switched to painting instead ...

de Pierpont, Philippe

°1955 - Brussels (Belgium).
"Philippe de Pierpont is a genuine jack-of-all-trades. He studied art history in Brussels and he worked as a scriptwriter for comic strips and films (among them L’Héritier, Belgium, 1998) and on various editions (Journal Burundais, Hors la Boxe) ...

de Boer, Manon

°1966 - Kodaikanal (India).
Manon de Boer (India, 1966) lives and works in Brussels, where she is a member of the artist collective Auguste Orts, created in 2006. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam and at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam ...

de la Garenne, Christine

°1973 - Karlsruhe (Germany). Lives & works in Berlin.
Christine de la Garenne grew up in a small village near the border with France. While studying Media Arts at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe and she also studied German studies at the university. She now lives and works in Berlin and is part of the elite of young Berlin artists, whose works are in great demand all over the world ...

Downsbrough, Peter

°1940 - New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA). Lives in Brussels
Peter Downsbrough’s work encompasses sculpture, graphics, photography, video, film, and books, and presents complex associations between architecture, text and typography. Only the bare essentials remain: form is often reduced to lines, colours are mostly barred ...

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. ...

Dekyndt, Edith

°1960 - Ypres (Belgium). Lives and works in Tournai and Strasbourg.
Edith Dekyndt investigates methods of perception and phenomena on the verge of the invisible, through installations, video art, drawings and photography. Her work consists of disturbing observations of physical phenomena. The disturbance itself is seldom spectacular. Instead, the artist playfully explores universal forces at work in everyday life, such as heat, light, gravity and magnetism. ...

Dekegel, Olivier

°1970
Olivier Dekegel (1970, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He studied cinema at INSAS Brussels. He worked for several years as assistant, dramatist, light and sound designer for different modern dance and theatre companies. All his films are made on Super 8 or 16mm, and always oscillate between documentary and experimental approach. ...

de La Casinière, Joëlle

°1944 - Casablanca
Joëlle de La Casinière (1944, Casablanca, Morocco) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She is continually educating herself in graphic poetry on various kinds of supports (canvas, paper, film, magnetic tape, optical disc). All her videos have in common that they do not research what television transmits, but how it transmits it ...
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Dewaele, Daniël

°1950 - Knokke (Belgium). Lives and works in Bruges.
The issue of the public domain is a recurring theme with Daniel Dewaele. Several of the artist’s interventions take place in public or expose the complexity and paradoxes of public space ...

de Pencier, Nick


Nicholas de Pencier is a director, producer, and director of photography working in documentary, performing arts, and dramatic film. He is President of Mercury Films Inc., the Toronto-based production company he shares with his partner, Jennifer Baichwal. ...

Dardenne, Jean-Pierre

°1951 - Engis (Belgium)
Dardenne brothers, Belgian filmmakers known for their starkly realistic approach to working-class themes and characters. In addition to directing, Jean-Pierre Dardenne (b. April 21, 1951, Engis, Belgium) and Luc Dardenne (b. March 10, 1954, Awirs, Belgium) also wrote and produced their movies ...

Deleu, Luc

°1944 - Duffel (Belgium). Lives and works in Antwerp.

Deridder, Jean-Paul

°1963 - Brussels (Belgium).

Dundic, Emmanuel

°1969 - Ougrée (Belgium).
Co-founder of IBWT (2002) and of the group Hôtel Jeudi in February 2009 with Florence Marchand, Pablo Garcia Rubio and Selçuk Mutlu. ...
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Degueldre, Claude

°1950 - Liège (Belgium). Lives and works in Brugg, Argovia.
Claude Degueldre performs late 1970 in Walonia his first research-drawings, early 1972 his first oil paintings, mid-1973 his first videos and in April 1974 his first films/movies. 1980-1985 in Algeria, he starts working on 'Water samples' ...

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. ...

Dardenne, Luc

°1954 - Awirs (Belgium)
Dardenne brothers, Belgian filmmakers known for their starkly realistic approach to working-class themes and characters. In addition to directing, Jean-Pierre Dardenne (b. April 21, 1951, Engis, Belgium) and Luc Dardenne (b. March 10, 1954, Awirs, Belgium) also wrote and produced their movies ...
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d'Ursel, Laurent

°1959
"Laurent d’Ursel lives and works in Brussels, where he studied Economy and Philosophy. He has published several books - or "l’oeuvrettes" as he likes to call them - even though he’d rather situate himself within the visual arts ...
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Dementieva, Alexandra

°1960 - Moscou (Russia). Lives and works in Brussels.
Alexandra Dementieva’s main interests focus on social psychology and perception and their application in multimedia interactive installations. Her videowork integrates different elements including behavioral psychology, developing narrative using a 'subjective camera' ...
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De Boe, Rik

°1964
Rik De Boe (°1964) lives and works in Ninove, Belgium. His work often deals, in a melancholic way, with the passing of time, memory and the illusive quality of it. ...

De Clercq, Pierre


Pierre De Clercq is a Belgian filmmaker, known for 'Jan Cox, a Painter's Odyssey' (written and directed with Bert Beyens, Belgium The Netherlands 1988). ...

Derlon Cordina, Amélie

°1985 - Marseille (France). Lives and works in Brussels.
Amélie Derlon Cordina studied at the fine arts school in Marseille (France), in a video-cinema-literature studio, from which she graduated with honors in 2009. She then joined the post-academic program of the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon, promotion 2009-2010, headed by Jean-Pierre Rehm (director of the festival FIDMarseille) ...

Decostere, Stefaan

°1955 - Kortrijk (Belgium). Lives and works in Ostend.
Stefaan Decostere studied film direction at the National Film School RITS in Brussels. He is among the handful of truly innovative directors working within television, creating new forms to more complex ideas. In his works he tries to problematize the relation between documentary and fiction by dissolving the boundaries between them. ...

Destoop, Alexis

°1971 - Kortrijk (Belgium).
Alexis Destoop (1971, Kortrijk, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He studied philosophy and obtained a post-graduate in the visual arts from Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing). His multilayered constructions in photography, installation and film examine the component elements of storytelling, the experience of time and the processes of identification and memory ...
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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 ...
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De Gruyter, Jos

°1965 - Geel (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Jos De Gruyter studied at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Fine Arts Department, in the Netherlands. Best known for his collaborations with Harald Thys ...

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 ...

De Clerck, Alain

°1967
Born October 2nd 1967. Lives and works in Liège, autodidactic sculpter since 1990. ...
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De Bemels, Antonin

°1975 - Brussels (Belgium).
Antonin De Bemels works with diverse media, including drawing, electronic music, photography, and writing. His super-8 films are shot frame by frame. The camera records automatically, its shutter-speed increasing or decreasing according to the levels of light it captures ...
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De Volder, Eric

°1946 - Sint-Niklaas (Belgium).
De Volder’s career started on the musical scene when he became a drummer for the boogieband Papadock’s. Later he founded Parisiana, a musical theatre group. In the eighties he joined the street theatre group Radeis and in 1987 he created the non-profit organization KIM (Kunst Is Modder). Since 1992 he was the artistic leader of the theater company TG Ceremonia in Ghent ...

De Kegel, Jan

°1979 - Ghent (Belgium). Lives and works in Lives in Deux-Acren.
Jan de Kegel studied, among others, at the Fine Arts Academy. He points to his direct surroundings as the major inspiration for his drawings, paintings and video work. Confusion and astonishment are recurrent themes in his oeuvre ...

Dierckx, Isabelle

°1966
"Isabelle Dierickx lives and works in Brussels. She studied film at the ELICIT/ULB in Brussels and drama at the Liege Conservatory. She spent long periods in the U.S., Burkina Faso, Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica and especially the Canaries, where she based the larger part of her documentary work and research ...

Dufranne, Nicolas

°1977 - Belgium
"Nicolas Dufranne studied audiovisual arts at Brussels’ La Cambre. He has developed a personal style in his video work, a combination of photographical and computer animated tableaux vivants, telling the story of human relations in a dark way and at a slow pace of their own, without any specification of time or place ...

De Mey, Thierry

°1956 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Thierry De Mey (°1956, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He teaches at P.A.R.T.S., the dance school in Brussels. An instinctive feel for movement guides his entire work, allowing him to tackle and integrate a variety of disciplines ...

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 ...