KUNSTENAARS

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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 ...

Tollenaere, Isabelle

°1984 - Ghent
Isabelle Tollenaere is an independent filmmaker from Belgium, making short and feature length films that playfully move between the codes and conventions of documentary and fiction, film and contemporary art. Her work deals with the connections between the current changing reality and the memory of the past ...

Derlon Cordina, Amélie

°1985 - Marseille (France). Lives and works in Brussels.
Amélie Derlon Cordina studied at the fine arts school in Marseille (France), in a video-cinema-literature studio, from which she graduated with honors in 2009. She then joined the post-academic program of the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon, promotion 2009-2010, headed by Jean-Pierre Rehm (director of the festival FIDMarseille) ...

Dekyndt, Edith

°1960 - Ypres (Belgium). Lives and works in Tournai and Strasbourg.
Edith Dekyndt investigates methods of perception and phenomena on the verge of the invisible, through installations, video art, drawings and photography. Her work consists of disturbing observations of physical phenomena. The disturbance itself is seldom spectacular. Instead, the artist playfully explores universal forces at work in everyday life, such as heat, light, gravity and magnetism. ...

Volckaert, Didier

°1971 - Belgium. Lives and works in Ghent.
Didier Volckaert obtained a Master Degree in Visual Arts and Experimental Cinema at the St Lukas School of Art in Brussels, and is a PhD. Researcher at RITS / University of Brussels. He mainly made documentaries, largely inspired, both with regards to form and content, by experimental films and pre-cinema. He is also a curator, teacher and visual artist. ...
Evolution Revolution, Peter Finnemore, 2005. Courtesy the Artist

Finnemore, Peter

°1963 - Llanelli, Wales (United Kingdom).
Peter Finnemore was one of the first student intakes at the new Fine Art Photography Course set up in 1984 by Thomas Joshua Cooper at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Here he received a BA Hons. in Fine Art Photography and Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art (1984-88). He later studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) where he gained an MFA in Photography (1992-94) ...

Van Damme, Philippe

°1965 - Brussels (Belgium).
Philippe Van Damme’s main preoccupation seems to be the city, its construction and the notion of time reflected in it. In Rue de l’Avenir he zooms in on a hundred year old demolished street in Brussels. For Der Landmesser am Japanischen Palais he went to Dresden and discovered (what did you expect?) a completely different city ...

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 ...
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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) ...

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' ...

Florizoone, Jan

°1959 - Belgium
Jan Florizoone is a writer, editor and documentary filmmaker for Argos film, Brussels. His articles have appeared in the Belgian newspaper De Standaard. Currently he is a teacher at the School of Arts KASK (Koninklijk Conservatorium) in Ghent. ...
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Denicolai, Simona

°1972
"Simona Denicolai studied at BRERA in Milan, but until further notice Brussels is her take-off point. She works together with Ivo Provoost. For the description of their work they often refer to the metaphor of the earthworm, which gulps down its context, digests it and casts it back out again in order to survive and be able to move about in its environment ...

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 ...

Jureša, Jelena

°1974 - Novi Sad (Yugoslavia). Lives and works in Ghent (Belgium).
Jelena Jureša works with video, photography and text, often starting with in-depth research. In her works, she relates individual stories and questions of identity to collective processes of oblivion and remembrance. She unceasingly questions historical and political narratives, and tries to destabilise our ideas of what is true. ...

Vanrunxt, Marc

°1960
"Marc Vanrunxt has been one of the key figures of the Antwerp dance scene since the beginning of the 1980s. He was taught by An Slootmaekers, but soon he began to develop a choreographic style of his own. He has worked as a dancer and choreographer with Jan Fabre, Catherine Massin, Truus Bronkhorst and the groups Fac’t and Nationaal Fonds ...

Keller, Dagmar

°1972 - Donaueschingen (Germany).
Dagmar Keller and Martin Wittwer studied at the Art Academy Düsseldorf and at the Academy of Media Art in Cologne. They have been collaborating as an artist duo since 1997, creating extensive photographic cycles, film and video installations. The artist duo has presented its artworks in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and at international festivals and venues ...
Avant-garde citizens: Janneke’s story, 2007, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson © the artists

Castro, Libia

°1970 - Madrid (Spain). Lives in Rotterdam and Berlin.
Libia Pérez de Siles de Castro is a Spanish-born artist currently based in Rotterdam and Berlin. In her collaborations with Ólafur Ólafsson, she explores the ways life, society and the personal are influenced and constructed by socio-economic and political factors. ...

Lancit, Matthew

°1979 - Toronto. Lives and works in Paris (France).
Matthew Lancit is an award winning Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Paris, France, who is known for his autobiographical films that intertwine his personal life with philosophical subjects. His films are marked by his simultaneously poetic gaze and self-deprecating humor, that sometimes borders on the burlesque ...

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 ...