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 ...

Jacobs, Rob

°1989 - Mortsel (Belgium).
Rob Jacobs (Belgium, 1989) is a PhD candidate in Film studies and Visual Culture, connected to the Visual & Digital Cultures Research Center at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and the 'Uses of The Past Programme' at Aarhus University, Denmark ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kobland, Ken

°1946 - The Bronx, New York (United States). Lives and works in New York.
Ken Kobland 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. As spectators, we are invited to look and interpret actively, rather than to passively identify with emotions suggested by a continued storyline ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Goryainova, Ira A.

°1984 - Moscow (Russia). Lives and works in Belgium.
Ira A. Goryainova graduated in 2016 as a documentary director from the Brussels' Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound and received greatest honor for her thesis. Goryainova plays with the expectations of viewers as she often crosses the borders between fiction and non­fiction. Her personal visual and narrative style is dark and often influenced by underground art movements and film ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Salloum, Jayce

°1958 - Kelowna, British Columbia (Canada). Lives in Vancouver.
Jayce Salloum is the grandson of Lebanese immigrants; the 1975 outbreak of the Lebanese Civil War is a pivotal element in his artistic practice. He studied the historical, social and cultural elements that constitute representation and reflects on the blurred aspects of the (Lebanese) post-colonial condition: life in between the polarities of culture, geography, history and ideology ...

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 ...

Reijniers, Anne

°1992 - Deurne (Belgium).
Anne Reijniers (Belgium, 1992) graduated in 2014 in the Master of Audio-Visual Arts from Luca school of Arts Brussels. Her fiction film Looking at Marie is been shown at EMAF (DE), OFFoff (BE) and Cinematek (BE) amongst other places.In an extra master at KASK Ghent in 2014-2016 she focused on documentary ...

Van der Auwera, Emmanuel

°1982 - Brussels (Belgium).
Emmanuel Van der Auwera makes videos, photos and installations with which he unravels notions such as making the invisible visible, the void, loss or emptiness. A cryptic perception of reality emerges from the political, historical or scientific context and references which he includes in his work. The things he interacts with are on the verge of change ...

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 ...