FEATURED ARTISTS

Goryainova, Ira A.

°1984 - Moscow (Russia). Lives and works in Belgium
Ira A. Goryainova (°1984, Moscow) lives and works in Belgium. Graduated in 2016 as a documentary director from the Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound and received greatest honor for her thesis. Ira A. Goryainova plays with the expectations of viewers as she often crosses the borders between fiction and non­fiction ...

Marxt, Lukas

°1983 - Schladming (Austria). Lives and works in Cologne and Brussels.
Lukas Marxt was born in 1983 in Schladming/Austria. He studied at the University of Art and Design Linz from 2004 to 2009, and completed the Post-graduate program at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2012. In his work, he is always searching for relics of human impact upon nature ...

Provost, Nicolas

°1969 - Ronse (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Nicolas Provost’s oeuvre, shown with notable success at international film festivals in recent years, has been described as a working-off of the filmic codes of narrative cinema ...

Locus, Jan

°1968 - Halle (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Jan Locus is a photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in Brussels. In his photography he focuses on long-term projects. An initial project resulted in the book Mongolia (2005, Cypres/FoMu Museum of Photography Antwerp), showing a country that is trying to build a new existence on the remnants of seventy years of socialism ...

Vanhee, Sarah

°1980 - Oostende (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Sarah Vanhee's artistic practice is linked to performance, visual arts and literature, and unfolds in various environments. “I create temporary, porous yet clearly defined spaces in which I analyze existing realities and confront those with an absurd, utopic or poetic proposal. From this friction diffferent narratives, landscapes, practices and fictions emerge ...

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 ...

Geenen, Pieter

°1979 - Hasselt (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Pieter Geenen’s (1979, Hasselt, Belgium) work consists of audiovisual impressions of physical space, in relation to time and duration. The landscapes, public spaces and fragments of ordinary life he films seem to represent space, but only as a reference, a mere abstraction. Geenen searches for patterns and structures: human presence becomes small and anonymous ...

Vromman, Jan

°1958 - Wingene (Belgium)
The media used by the socially-focused artist Jan Vromman includes both video documentaries as well as text, theatre, fiction films and more recently multimedia projects. With Vromman it is not the primary amazement of all that is exotic, but his own experience, the things he is familiar with, that define his choices. ...

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 ...

Wouters, Maurits

°1986 - Turnhout (Belgium)
Maurits Wouters (°1986, Turnhout) completed his master studies at the RITS School of Arts and has been active as a filmmaker and visual artist since 2009. Besides his master at RITS he graduated from University Antwerp (Film-& theatre studies) in 2011. Since October 2013 he has been doing a PhD, supported by the fund for scientific research – Flanders (FWO) ...

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 ...

Dietvorst, Jan

°1953 - Bergen Op Zoom (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. ...

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. ...

Peres dos Santos, Miguel

°1976 - Lisbon, Portugal. Lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Miguel Peres Dos Santos (°1976, Lisbon, Portugal) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By emphasising aesthetics, he reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history. ...

Villevoye, Roy

°1960 - Maastricht (NL). Lives and works in Amsterdam.
In his work Roy Villevoye explores issues around anthropological representation, the conventions of documentary filmmaking and the legacy of colonialism. Even though his videos, often realized in collaboration with Jan Dietvorst, are frequently considered documentaries, he distances himself explicitly from the genre, by freeing himself from a number of characteristic conventions. ...

Kobland, Ken

°1946 - Bronx, New York (USA). Lives and works in New York
Ken Kobland (1946, New York USA) is an independent film and video artist, collaborating at times with performing artists such as Philip Glass or The Wooster Group. He retains a critical distance and poetical tension that seem to be lacking in a media-dominated society ...

Oki, Dan

°1965 - Zadar (Croatia)
Slobodan Jokić, artist name Dan Oki. Filmmaker and visual artist, professor of film and electronic arts at the University of Split and Zagreb. Belonging to the generation of artists who in 1990s in Amsterdam worked with film and photography, made cinematographic databases and interactive video. Made four independent feature films: Oxygen4, The Performance, The Dark and The Farewell ...

Gwinner, Florian

°1977
Florian Gwinner (1977, Germany) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He studied Architecture and Visual Communication at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, and Art and Design at the Nagoya Zokei University in Japan. In his work, Gwinner constructs a model of a world from the viewpoint that reality and its model are one. ...

Gigounon, Bernard

°1972 - Mouscron (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
The perceptual ambiguity of cinema, and multiple layers of reality involved in the moving, time-based image, are at the basis of Bernard Gigounon’s video work. Our outlook on the world is constantly mediated and determined by all kinds of special effects, but Gigounon carries us back to a proto-cinema ...

Cos, Teresa

°1982 - Latisana, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (Italy). Lives and works in the European Union
Teresa Cos investigates the human condition, understood as the endless negotiation between individual subjectivities and global societies, embedded conditions of birth and displaced nomadic becomings ...