KUNSTENAARS IN DE KIJKER

Op de Beeck, Hans

°1969 - Turnhout (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Hans Op de Beeck (1969, Turnhout, Belgium) studied at the high school of arts Sint-Lukas in Brussels and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. As a multi-disciplinary artist he makes use of various media, like video, sculptural installations, photography, text, animation and drawings. The medium is carefully selected, always looking for some kind of parallel world, an ageless nowhere ...

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 ...

Makengo, Nelson

°1990 - Lives and works in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Nelson Makengo has a degree from the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa (2015) and has been trained at La Femis in Paris, France. Fundamentaly, Makengo is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker ...

Goryainova, Ira A.

°1984 - Moscow (Russia). Lives and works in Belgium.
Ira A. Goryainova graduated in 2016 as a documentary director from the Brussels' Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound and received greatest honor for her thesis. Goryainova plays with the expectations of viewers as she often crosses the borders between fiction and non­fiction. Her personal visual and narrative style is dark and often influenced by underground art movements and film ...

el Salem, Mouaad


Since 2017, Mouaad el Salem is director, producer, cameraperson, soundperson, editor, activist and lead character(s) of the debut film 'This day won’t last’. Mouaad lives and dreams in Tunisia and Europe. ...

Battersby, Cooper

°1971 - Penticton, British Columbia (Canada).
Cooper Battersby (b. 1971, Penticton British Columbia, Canada) and Emily Vey Duke (b. 1972, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada) have been working collaboratively since 1994. They work in printed matter, installation, curation and sound, but their primary practice is the production of single-channel video. ...

Wieland, Gernot

°1968 - Horn (Austria). Lives and works in Berlin.
The Austrian artist Gernot Wieland works with research, memory and narration. His films bring together historical reports with personal recollections and scientific facts, fictional and real elements and develop a sense of the uncanny, mostly in ironic and absurd forms. The works are characterized by a gripping, tragicomic and poetic sobriety and follow associative narrative structures. ...

Jean-Baptiste, Maxime

°1993 - France. Currently based in Brussels and Paris.
Maxime Jean-Baptiste is a filmmaker born and raised in the context of the Guyano-Antillese diaspora in France, of a French mother and Guyanese father; his interest as an artist is to dig inside the complexity of western colonial history by detecting the survival of traumas from the past in the present ...

Michels, Bie

°1960 - Kimwenza (Congo). Lives and works in Belgium.
As an artist Bie Michels is an observer. An investigation of the complex relationship that men maintain with objects/things is an investigation of our surrounding, our being. She is interested in the ‘little’ aspects of humanity amidst the ‘big’ society and social contexts. In the impact of contexts on semiotic processes involving objects ...

Blume, Félix

°1984 - France. Currently lives and works between Mexico and France.
Félix Blume is a sound artist and sound engineer. His work is focused on listening, it invites us to live sonic experiences that enable a different perception of the surrounding. He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations ...

Duke, Emily Vey

°1972 - Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada).
Cooper Battersby (b. 1971, Penticton British Columbia, Canada) and Emily Vey Duke (b. 1972, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada) have been working collaboratively since 1994. They work in printed matter, installation, curation and sound, but their primary practice is the production of single-channel video. ...

Cos, Teresa

°1982 - Latisana, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (Italy). Lives and works in Brussels and London.
Teresa Cos makes use of improvisation and reiteration techniques to create audiovisual works which investigate the active and passive forms of repetition at the bases of human emotional and social processes ...

Van der Auwera, Emmanuel

°1982 - Brussels (Belgium).
Emmanuel Van der Auwera lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Through films, VideoSculptures, conceptual projects and installations, Van Der Auwera unravels the simulation and framing of messages, exploring conceptual and formal filters in the production and dissemination of images ...

De Raes, Ben

°1990 - Antwerp (Belgium)
Ben De Raes is a filmmaker who lives and works in Brussels. In 2016 he graduated from KASK School of Arts (Ghent, Belgium) with his documentary The Potato Eaters. His films aim to explore the world of economics, labour and unemployment. Ben is also founder of small-scale production platform, Dagvorm Films ...

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 ...

Fruitman, Rébecca

°1991 - Brussels (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Rébecca Fruitman currently lives and works in Brussels, focusing on the visual arts and cinema, her practice blending documentary and experimentation. She is a founding member of Labobine, an educational laboratory for film development. She teaches experimental cinema at ERG and at La Cambre Architecture ...

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. ...

Vanagt, Sarah

°1976 - Bruges (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Sarah Vanagt makes documentaries, video installations and photos, in which she combines her interest for history with her interest for (the origins of) cinema. Her graduation film AFTER YEARS OF WALKING (2003) looks at the rewriting of Rwandan history after the genocide of 1994 ...

Markov, Alexander

°1973 - Leningrad (Russia).
Alexander Markov is a documentary filmmaker, cinema historian and artist. He directs films in Saint Petersburg and abroad, teaches documentary directing at Saint Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, and works as an independent curator. His video installations were shown at Sharjah Biennial, Calvert 22, Iwalewahaus, Africa.Cont, CEU, among many others ...

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. ...