OVERVIEW ARTISTS

Desamory, Lucile

°1977 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Berlin.
"Lucile Desamory is a genuine Bruxelloise, but since mid 2004 she has sought refuge in Berlin. Video maker, DJ, VJ, musician, jack-of-all-trades... As a self-educated woman she has built up a broad audiovisual oeuvre, ranging between slapstick and trash, electro and chanson, the absurd and the fantastic ...

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 ...
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Raad, Walid

°1967 - Chbanieh (Lebanon).
Walid Raad is an artist and a Professor of Art in (the still-charging-tuition) The Cooper Union (New York, USA). Raad’s works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and the ongoing projects Scratching on Things I Could Disavow and Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut) ...

Tuerlinckx, Joëlle

°1958 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Joëlle Tuerlinckx (1958, Brussels, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels. Professor at ERG masterII , Brussels (B) and HEAD, Geneve (CH). With Tuerlinckx’s work the conventional distance between the viewer and the art object fades. Her exhibitions are registrations of moments, proposals for temporary relationships between space, time and the world. ...
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The Atlas Group

°1999
The Atlas Group is a project established in Beirut in 1999 to research and document the contemporary history of Lebanon. The Atlas Group locates, preserves, studies and produces audio, visual, literary and other documents that shed light on this history. The documents are preserved in The Atlas Group Archive which is located in Beirut and New York ...

Synak, Wiktoria

°1994 - Gdynia (Poland). Lives and works in Brussels.
Born in 1994 in Gdynia, Poland. Based in Brussels. Studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, ESADMM in Marseille and currently doing a Master degree in Photography at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. In June 2017 she received Roger de Conynck Prize - a support to young talented photographers awarded by Fondation Roi Baudouin ...
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Nyst, Danièle

°1942 - Liège (Belgium).
Danièle Nyst studied at the Madrid Academy of Fine Arts and produced music programs for the RTBF (Radio Television Belge-Française). Together with her husband, Jacques Louis Nyst, she made reflective, capricious, fantastic, poetic or purely theoretical videos. The concern of how art ‘functions’ is always central ...

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 ...

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 ...
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Hänzel & Gretzel

°1966 - Nancy (France).
Hänzel & Gretzel was the pseudonym of Daniel Mangeon, video artist, author, maker of music videos, television director and image dresser of all sorts, who died in 2000 of AIDS at the age of 34. Throughout his broad oeuvre the recurring themes are a passion for transgressive pop music and an interest in the absurd ...

Bucquoy, Jan

°1945 - Harelbeke (Belgium).
Jan Bucquoy (°1945, Harelbeke, Belgium) lives and works in Belgium. He studied Literature in Grenoble, Philosophy in Ghent, film directing in Brussels (INSAS) and Political Science in Strasbourg. His work - feature films, comic strips, theatre and literature - is mainly satirical in nature, with a slight touch of anarchism. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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' ...
epic (malhame), Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, 2008 © the artists & producer

Thorne, David

°1960 - Boston, Massachusetts (United States). Lives and works in Los Angeles.
David Thorne is a politically engaged artist. He frequently collaborates with Los Angeles based artist Julia Meltzer to produce installations, photographs, and videos that raise questions about the uses of documents and their social, political, and affective impact. ...
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D'Haeseleer, Kurt

°1974 - Lives and works in Brussels (Belgium).
The recent work of video artist Kurt D’Haeseleer examines the impact of public space on our everyday reality. In a strategy of ’hidden complexity’, his images reveal his concern with social and architectural themes. Kurt D’Haeseleer studied modern history in Leuven and Vienna, and cinema, video and television in Brussels ...

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 ...
The Interpreter, 2009 Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo © the artist(s) & producer(s)

Iorio, Maria

°1977 - Lausanne (Switzerland). Lives and works in Geneva and Berlin.
Maria Iorio is a Swiss visual artist. In her collaborations with Raphaël Cuomo she explores the classification in time and space which gives rise to our modern day society, and the advantage of the visible therein by means of photography and video ...