KUNSTENAARS IN DE KIJKER

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 ...

Silver, Shelly

°1957 - Brooklyn, New York (United States).
Shelly Silver (1957, New-York ) attended Cornell University, graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Intellectual History, and a B.F.A. in Mixed Media and subsequently attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program ...

Spilliaert, Lisa

°1990 - Tokyo (Japan). Lives and works in Belgium and Japan.
Lisa Spilliaert, daughter of a Japanese mother and a Belgian father, was born in Tokyo in 1990 and moved to Belgium in 2007. In 2013 she received her Master's degree in Photography at KASK in Ghent. In 2014 she won the Fine Arts Award of the Province of West-Flanders ...

Van der Auwera, Emmanuel

°1982 - Brussels (Belgium).
Emmanuel Van der Auwera lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Through films, VideoSculptures, conceptual projects and installations, Van Der Auwera unravels the simulation and framing of messages, exploring conceptual and formal filters in the production and dissemination of images ...

Noël, Cédric

°1978 - Argenteuil (France).
Cédric Noël is a visual artist interested in the nature of images, and more specifically in the mental processes involved in the production and the reception of an image ...

Kötter, Daniel

°1975 - Bergisch Gladbach (Germany). Lives and works in Berlin.
Daniel Kötter is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. His work has been shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over the world. ...

Morris, Wendy

°1960 - Walvis Bay (Namibia). Lives in Deerlijk (Belgium).
Wendy Morris is a Belgian-based visual artist and animated filmmaker. Her work explores fictional, documentary and autobiographical genres and is frequently concerned with colonial migrations and histories of religious dissent. A South African artist, born in Namibia, the focus of her work has been on the two-way traffic between Europe and Southern Africa ...

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 ...

Geenen, Pieter

°1979 - Hasselt (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Pieter Geenen’s 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 ...

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 ...

Adepoju, Aisha

°1995 - Mönchengladbach (Germany). Lives and works in Brussels.
Aisha Adepoju studies documentary film at the RITCS in Brussels, where she has lived for several years now, after growing up in the province of West Flanders. She is fascinated by social theme’s. Images from her daily life, photography and illustrations are an important source of inspiration. Adepoju doesn’t necessarily project her ideas on the screen ...

Arthur, Rebecca Jane

°1984 - Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom).
Rebecca Jane Arthur (b.1984, Edinburgh) is a visual artist working predominantly with the moving image and writing. Her works often revolve around portraits of people and places, and her interest lies in personal stories that depict a socio-political context and history. Arthur obtained her MA in Fine Arts at KASK, Ghent, in 2017 ...

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. ...

Villevoye, Roy

°1960 - Maastricht (The Netherlands). 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. ...

Rustamova, Meggy

°1985 - Tbilisi (Georgia). Lives and works in Brussels and Ghent.
Meggy Rustamova (1985, Tbilisi, Georgia) lives and works in Brussels and Ghent. She studied at KASK in Ghent where she obtained her MA in fine art and studied meanwhile for a year at the UdK, (Universität der Künste) in Berlin. Most recently she completed a post academic residency program at HISK, Higher Institute for Fine arts in Ghent, Belgium ...

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 base 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 ...

Couturier, Michel

°1957 - Liège (Belgium).
Michel Couturier is fascinated by unlivable places: parking lots, shopping malls, harbour installations. The fundamental intuitive idea behind his work is that these places are like a magnifying mirror of the public space. These places are like ‘forest of signs’ those of power and alienation), a substituted nature ...

Rubio, Edurne

°1974 - Burgos (Spain).
Edurne Rubio (Spain, 1974) is a visual artist working in the fields of exhibitions, performance, cinema and architecture. Very often, she makes in-situ projects in public space. Her research has always been related to the individual or collective perception of time and space ...

Vanagt, Sarah

°1976 - Brugges (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Sarah Vanagt (1976, Brugges, Belgium) makes documentaries, video installations and photos, in which she combines her interest for history with her interest for (the origins of) cinema. Her graduation film AFTER YEARS OF WALKING (2003) looks at the rewriting of Rwandan history after the genocide of 1994 ...

Benisheva, Stefka

°1988 - Bulgaria.
Stefka Benisheva is interested in objects, mechanical explanations and hypothetical stories. Montage in the broad sense where a pipe and wheel mean sentiment or a skin disease and the stories - funny or not but always sincere, search for the cracks where life appears more beautiful than real. ...