Emmanuel Van der Auwera (b. 1982, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Through filmmaking, videosculpture, theatre, printmaking, and other media, Van der Auwera sets up encounters with found images that provoke a questioning of our visual literacy: How do images of contemporary mass media operate on various publics and to what end? Van der Auwera brings us no closer to a monolithic truth, but constructs new paradigms for reading images and understanding our relationships with them. Van der Auwera is a 2015 Laureate of the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) post-academic course in Ghent, a 2015 Langui Award recipient of the Young Belgian Art Prize, and the first winner of the Goldwasserschenking awarded by WIELS and the Belgian Royal Museums of Fine Art. His work has recently been featured in exhibitions at the Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich, DE), WIELS (Brussels, BE), Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, FR), Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato, IT), the First Jinan International Biennial (Shandong, CN), Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art Contemporain (Luxembourg City, LU), Mu.ZEE (Ostend, BE), Botanique (Brussels, BE), and the House of Electronic Arts (Basel, CH) amongst others. His work has been acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX, US), KANAL - Centre Pompidou (Brussels, BE), Mu.ZEE (Ostend, BE), Fundación Otazu (Pamplona, ES), Collection de la Province de Hainaut - BPS22 (Charleroi, BE), the National Bank of Belgium (Brussels, BE), the Stockholm School of Economics (Stockholm, SE) and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (Eugene, OR, US). In 2020, Yale Press & Mercator Fond published a monograph dedicated to his work. In 2021, Van der Auwera was a participant in the Nasher Prize Dialogues with Jacolby Satterwhite, Mika Rottenberg, Alice Rawsthorn and Randy Kennedy.