OVERVIEW ARTISTS

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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. ...

Suermondt, Robert

°1961 - Geneva (Switzerland). Lives and works in Brussels and The Hague.
Robert Suermondt studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Visuels in Genève and at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In his films, Suermondt demonstrates an explicit attitude towards the exploration of the dramatic potential of anonymous places as well of his own way of looking. The boundaries between the act of looking and the act of filming are never clearly drawn ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grimonprez, Johan

°1962 - Roeselare (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Johan Grimonprez studied Photography and Mixed Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (Belgium), and Film and Mixed Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He took part in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York and a post graduate course at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (The Netherlands) ...

Bünger, Erik

°1976 - Växjo (Sweden). Lives and works in Berlin and Stockholm.
The Swedish artist, composer, musician and writer Erik Bünger (1976) works with re-contextualising existing media in performances, installations and web projects. In Gospels, sections of Hollywood interviews are removed from their original contexts, interacting to form a new, seemingly coherent whole ...

Persijn, Jurgen

°1966 - Waregem (Belgium)
During a short period of three years, immediately after graduating from Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design, Jurgen Persijn (°1966, Waregem) directed three commissioned videotapes in collaboration with Ana Torfs, amongst which, Akarova &. Baugniet/L’entre-deux-guerres (1991) and Mozartmaterial (1993) ...

Saleh Mohamedali, Nizar

°1987 - DR Congo
Nizar Saleh Mohamedali is a graphic designer, filmmaker and photographer. In 2013 he followed a film training in Kinshasa, organised by INSAS. Currently he is finishing his studies in visual communication at the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Nizar has worked on several documentaries and, together with fellow filmmaker Paul Shemisi, founded the production house 'Kimpavita films' ...

Pacquée, Ria

°1954 - Antwerpen (Belgium).
Since the seventies, Ria Pacquée has recorded her presence in this world, or rather disguised herself as a specific persona. These personifications, including ‘Madame’ or ‘It’, were ‘played out' in photographs at first, but for some years now she has been recording characters on video as well, displaying a slightly adapted version of her ‘true’ self ...

Case, Charley

°1969 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels and Spain.
Charley Case has introduced words in a playful, ironical way in photographs and film. He travels intensively, which is a source of inspiration and also provides ideal conditions for working. To Case, fellow artists Dumas, Orozco, Basquiat and Kapoor are much more than 'influences' in the art historical sense. Rather, they appear to be genuine "compagnons de route" on his road to the 'symbolic' ...

Vanhoe, Reinaart

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

Gibson, Beatrice

°1978 - London (United Kingdom). Lives and works in London.
Beatrice Gibson's practice concerns the politics and poetics of everyday sites and spaces. It is site-specific, research-based and often participatory in nature, reflecting on ideas of representation, collective production and the artist's role as an author in collective processes. ...
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Paesmans, Dirk

°1965 - Brussels (Belgium).
Dirk Paesmans studied plastic arts together with Koen Theys at St. Lukas in Brussels, and sculpting at the Academy in Ghent. In 1981, only just about getting on twenty, they began to make videos together under the name of V-side. Their first work Radar (1981) was, as they put it, "a flood of images we caught on our sensory radar" ...

Gaillet, Jaad

°1990 - Paris (France). Lives and works in France.
Videomaker and Film Director ...

Lorand, Michel

°1961 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Michel Lorand (1961, Brussels, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Through the construction of movements, dislocations and shifts in perspective he examines the creation of particular interpretational areas among the various interpretational elements that embody his projects: architectural signs, tension between text and images, time passing by, the perception of sound and voice. ...
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Eisenhoet, Bedrich

°1963 - Brussels (Belgium).
Writer and video artist. Co-director of De Ezel van Buridan (Buridan's Donkey), created together with Frank Theys in 1990 as a message for the Belgian king Baudouin on his birthday, concerning a subject very dear to the king: youth and the search for identity in a multicultural society. ...