KUNSTENAARS

Smits, George

°1944 - Antwerp (Belgium).
George Smits was a multi-faceted musician and visual artist.  He was a fixture of Antwerp's underground art scene starting in the mid-1960s, and preferably describing himself as a beatnik ...

New Humans

°2003 - New York (United States).
Formed in 2003, New York-based New Humans make collaborative works involving sound, installation, and performance actions. New Humans is a moniker for Mika Tajima's projects with other musicians, artists and designers. New Humans performances and recordings continue a working use of physical materials, piercing drones, sheer static, and low bass frequencies ...

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 ...

Murcof

°1970 - Tijuana (Mexico). Lives and works in Spain.
Murcof is the performing and recording name of Mexican electronica artist Fernando Corona. Corona was born in 1970 in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in Ensenada. He was for a time a member of the Tijuana-based Nortec Collective of electronic musicians under the Terrestre project name. In 2000 he returned to Tijuana. Since 2006 Corona lives in Barcelona, Spain. ...

Lambrechts, Franciska

°1967 - Ninove (Belgium).
Franciska Lambrechts (1967, Ninove, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels. She studied Video and Film at Sint-Lucas, Brussels. Lambrechts makes films and videos, but she also makes installations in which she combines moving images with other, more ‘handcrafted’ art forms such as drawing, painting and sculpture. This interdisciplinary way of working often has a sour, provocative side. ...
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Kondek, Christopher

°1962 - Boston (United States).
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De Vries, Erki

°1978 - Vilvoorde (Belgium).
"Erki De Vries got his Master in Spatial Arts at the Karel De Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp, after which he took a postgraduate in Visual arts in Breda, the Netherlands. In 2003 he was admitted into the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) in Antwerp. His videos are poetical explorations of the stratification of a specific environment ...

Marxt, Lukas

°1983 - Schladming (Austria). Lives and works in Cologne and Brussels.
Lukas Marxt studied at the University of Art and Design Linz from 2004 to 2009, and completed the Post-graduate program at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2012. In his work, he is always searching for relics of human impact upon nature ...

Heiremans, Ronny

°1962 - Heist-op-den-Berg (Belgium). Lives in Brussels.
Heiremans' fascination for space, landscape and architecture is incorporated in his videos and installations, in which the notion of ‘displacement’ plays an important role. The collaborative work with his partner Katleen Vermeir examines the dynamic relation between art, architecture and economy, and its mediation in private and public spheres. ...
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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. ...

Benisheva, Stefka

°1988 - Bulgaria.
Stefka Benisheva is interested in objects, mechanical explanations and hypothetical stories. Montage in the broad sense where a pipe and wheel mean sentiment or a skin disease and the stories - funny or not but always sincere, search for the cracks where life appears more beautiful than real. ...

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 ...
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Lindemans, Gorik

°1956 - Mortsel (Belgium).
In 1999, Gorik Lindemans stopped working as an artist. For more than twenty years he had been, amongst other things, a graphic designer, a children’s book illustrator, a painter, photographer, as well as a video and installation artist. After leaving graphic design, Lindemans started working with video ...
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Delfosse, Claude


Born towards the end of the Second World War, Claude "Claudy" Delfosse started singing at the age of 14.In the very beginning, using the name Rocky Tiger, he went from place to place with his guitar, and created his first bands: Dynamic's Boys, Black Riders, Chatons, Trepidos, ..., in which he was the singer or played the guitar ...

Tazartès, Ghédalia


In 1974, the French artist Ghédalia Tazartès bought a microphone, tape recorder and band echo. Primarily using his voice as an instrument, he began to develop ‘Impromuz’, his own musical language. In his performances, Tazartès creates a musical background of drones and loops over which he sings in a style reminiscent of gypsy folk music ...

Luyckx, Eddy


Created producing company Tarantula in 1995, together with Donato Rotunno. They forged relationships with fellow producers such as Jo Rouschop in Belgium and Marco Giusti in London and others in Switzerland and Paris. ...

Vermeire, Katrien

°1979 - Ostende (Belgium).
Katrien Vermeire (1979, Belgium) studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and Art History (BA) at Ghent University. The winner of the 4th annual Fine Arts Award of the Province of West-Flanders (BE) in 2002, she has been working as an independent artist since, developing a distinctive style that is not only highly poetic but also very varied and layered ...

Gwinner, Florian

°1977 - Germany. Lives and works in Berlin.
Florian Gwinner studied Architecture and Visual Communication at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar (Germany), and Art and Design at the Nagoya Zokei University in Japan. In his work, Gwinner constructs a model of a world from the viewpoint that reality and its model are one. ...
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LeCompte, Elizabeth

°1944 - New Jersey (United States).
Elizabeth LeCompte is an American director of experimental theater, dance and media. A founding member of The Wooster Group, she has directed that ensemble since its emergence in the late 1970s. ...

Ferrand, Carlos

°1946 - Lima (Peru). Lives and works in Montréal.
Carlos Ferrand studied Cinematography in the United States, in his native country Peru, and in Belgium. He is a director, director of photography and screenwriter. His works have been awarded several times. Carlos Ferrand is the vice-president of the M.R.C. (Montfaucon Research Center)-Montréal, created in 1977 ...