OVERVIEW ARTISTS

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 ...

Asselberghs, Herman

°1962 - Mechelen (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Herman Asselberghs practices a cinema of the possible, not one of reality. In a commentary on and a resistance to the tyranny of the absolute spectacle he explores the spaces in between, where (conscious) being is still in full development, where hardening has not yet set in ...

Dufranne, Nicolas

°1977 - Belgium
"Nicolas Dufranne studied audiovisual arts at Brussels’ La Cambre. He has developed a personal style in his video work, a combination of photographical and computer animated tableaux vivants, telling the story of human relations in a dark way and at a slow pace of their own, without any specification of time or place ...

Tzaig, Uri

°1965 - Kiryat Gat (Israel). Lives and works in Tel-Aviv.
Ever since Uri Tzaig started out as an artist in the early nineties, he has been engaged in cultural, anthropological and political topics. The artist works with multiple media, using techniques to divert the attention of the viewer and challenge his expectations. In his highly reflective and contextual work the ordinary is mingled with the magical ...

Bonnemaison, Michel

°1923 - Paris (France).
Michel Bonnemaison referred to himself as a ‘professional European’. His work touched on such diverse subjects as cinema, media rhetoric, overland and sea trade and transport, travel overseas and, at a later stage, he was increasingly interested in theology. ...

Convents, Cherica

°1950 - Diest (Belgium).
Cherica Clara Convents (1950, Belgium) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. She studied film and photography at NARAFI Brussels and St LUCAS Institute Brussels (Belgium); and experimental film at Psychopolis Den Haag (Netherlands). Her main interests include symbolism, metaphysics, mysticism ...

Mulot, Florent


Florent Mulot studied photography and video at the Beaux-Arts of Angoulême and Marseille. After working for the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Centre, he collaborated with the architect Jose Morales on documentary films about architecture, and worked on the film Grand Littoral, by Valérie Jouve. His personal photographic work concerns contemporary architecture ...

Silver, Shelly

°1957 - Brooklyn, New York (United States).
Shelly Silver (1957, New-York ) attended Cornell University, graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Intellectual History, and a B.F.A. in Mixed Media and subsequently attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program ...

De Gruyter, Jos

°1965 - Geel (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Jos De Gruyter studied at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Fine Arts Department, in the Netherlands. Best known for his collaborations with Harald Thys ...

Borenstein, Amir

°1969 - Haifa (Israel). Lives and works in Brussels.
Amir Borenstein and Effi Weiss are an artist duo who works together since 1999. Visual artist, their work shifts between different disciplines such as video, performance and partcipatory projects. Apart from their own artistic projects, they collaborate with other artists as editors, cameramen and effects designers. They facilitate video workshops worldwide, destinated to diverse audiences. ...

Destoop, Alexis

°1971 - Kortrijk (Belgium).
Alexis Destoop (1971, Kortrijk, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He studied philosophy and obtained a post-graduate in the visual arts from Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing). His multilayered constructions in photography, installation and film examine the component elements of storytelling, the experience of time and the processes of identification and memory ...

Decostere, Stefaan

°1955 - Kortrijk (Belgium). Lives and works in Ostend.
Stefaan Decostere studied film direction at the National Film School RITS in Brussels. He is among the handful of truly innovative directors working within television, creating new forms to more complex ideas. In his works he tries to problematize the relation between documentary and fiction by dissolving the boundaries between them. ...

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. ...

Shemisi Betutua, Paul

°1982 - DR Congo
Paul Shemisi Betutua started studying law, but soon swapped the lawbook for the camera. After gaining experience as a sound engineer and a camera assistant for foreign film crews, he started his own film training in 2013, organised by INSAS ...

Francis, Filip

°1944 - Duffel (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
A painter by education, Filip Francis has been working with different media since the 1970s, creating conceptual art and installations. ...

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 Lancker, Laurent

°1969 - Brussel (Belgium).
Laurent Van Lancker (1969, Brussels, Belgium) studied both Film and Anthropology, and holds a PhD in Art. He lectures at film schools (INSAS, IAD) and universities (FU Berlin). For Laurent Van Lancker, every project is a new experience, in which a dialogue between form and content, ethics and aesthetics, political and poetical realms is to be found. ...

Pacquée, Ria

°1954 - Antwerpen (Belgium).
Since the seventies, Ria Pacquée has recorded her presence in this world, or rather disguised herself as a specific persona. These personifications, including ‘Madame’ or ‘It’, were ‘played out' in photographs at first, but for some years now she has been recording characters on video as well, displaying a slightly adapted version of her ‘true’ self ...

Crabeels, Cel

°1958 - Antwerp (Belgium).
In his videos, installations, photographs and performances, Cel Crabeels toys with the notion of emptiness as being something meaningful, open to a multitude of interpretations. His spatial works often stimulate the audience to interact and experience the environment on a physical level; circumstantial elements play an important role ...