KUNSTENAARS

Christiaens, Xavier

°1963 - Brussels (Belgium).
Lives and works in Brussels (Belgium). The self taught film maker Xavier Christiaens conceives his films with uncompromising independence and autonomy, which is rigorous and very demanding towards the medium. This places him in a line along with avant-garde film-makers ...

Lambrechts, Franciska

°1967 - Ninove (Belgium).
Franciska Lambrechts (1967, Ninove, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels. She studied Video and Film at Sint-Lucas, Brussels. Lambrechts makes films and videos, but she also makes installations in which she combines moving images with other, more ‘handcrafted’ art forms such as drawing, painting and sculpture. This interdisciplinary way of working often has a sour, provocative side. ...

Vanhoe, Reinaart

°1972 - Kortrijk (Belgium). Lives and works in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Jakarta (Indonesia).

Claes, Axel

°1963 - Elsene (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Deutschland im Herbst, Alexander Kluge, 1977-1978. copyright

Kluge, Alexander

°1932 - Halberstadt (Germany). Lives and works in München.
In the early 1960s, Alexander Kluge was one of the co-founders of the 'Junger Deutscher Film' or New German Cinema. Since then, he has made numerous films and television programmes, and written fiction as well as cultural and social critiques. In his films and television programmes, Alexander Kluge reveals a strong belief in the critical power of a playful gaze. ...

Montoya, Mara Elsa

°1984 - United States
Mara Montoya was born in the United States, grew up in Mexico, and currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland. Since she was a child, Mara has been driven to explore other cultures. Mara graduated from the Humboldt German High School in Guadalajara, Mexico and the Zurich University of the Arts ...

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 ...

Efrat, Eitan

°1983 - Tel Aviv (Israel). Lives and works in Brussels.
Eitan Efrat has been collaborating with Sirah Foighel Brutmann for several years, creating works together in the audiovisual field ...
Test Tube, General Idea, 1979. Courtesy Electronic Art Intermix (EAI), New York

General Idea

°1968 - Toronto (Canada).
In 1968, AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal founded the Toronto based artists’ group General Idea. Their subjects came from mass culture’s consumerism, celebrity, glamour, and from the art world. Their artworks participated in mass culture, rather than oppose or work outside it ...

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 ...

van. Dienderen, An

°1971 - Brasschaat, Antwerp (Belgium). Lives and works in Ghent.
An van. Dienderen (1971, Braaschaat, Belgium) is a filmmaker and obtained a PhD in Comparative Cultural Sciences. She made several (inter)nationally awarded films, published in (inter)national journals and directs a small non profit art production company (Elektrischer Schnellseher) ...

Murray, Alison

°1970 - Nova Scotia (Canada). Lives and works in London.
Alison Murray studied film at the Royal College of Art. Murray’s oeuvre is based upon personal experience and is formally located between experimental cinema, the music video, video art and narrative film ...

Schwindt, Grace

°1979 - Offenbach (Germany). Lives and works in London.
Grace Schwindt, born 1979, is a German artist based in London. Her practice involves film, live performance, sculpture and drawing. Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp represents her. Her work has been featured in solo presentation at White Columns Gallery in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, at South London Gallery, among others ...
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Cornelis, Jef

°1941 - Antwerp (Belgium).
For Jef Cornelis, who directed films for Belgian television between 1964 and 1998, it is important that his work should add something extra to the ‘television experience’. Cornelis’s work is primarily a dissection of television itself ...

Baes, Pascal

°1959 - Nice (France). Lives and works in Brussels.

Pascal Baes experiments with the use of the stop-motion technique and specializes in image-by-image animation. He has also produced a range of "dance films". where dancing itself is released from its limitations, which are inherent to the stage, and recorded as a paradoxical experience. Thematically, as well as philosophically, he refers to the cinematic avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. ...

Reyns, Ailien

°1984 - Ronse (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Aïlien Reyns studied history and film at Sint-Lukas Brussels. She creates filmic portraits and audiovisual installations. Her films are always the result of an extended interactive dialogue and research process with the subjects of her film projects ...

Bijl, Guillaume

°1946 - Antwerp (Belgium).
Guillaume Bijl's work is about questionning the ordinary, the social reality and what supposedly separates it from “art”. Taking everyday, common elements and placing them in an unsual context, he forces the spectator to rethink his relation to reality. ...

Vandeweerd, Pierre-Yves

°1969 - Rocourt (Belgium).
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd was trained as an anthropologist and journalist specializing in African civilizations. His work is deeply rooted in the tradition of Cinema réel. Most of it has been filmed in Africa, especially in Mauritania and the Sudan, countries throughout which he undertook long travels, accumulating footage of political conflict and the human suffering caused by it. ...