OVERVIEW ARTISTS

Christiaens, Xavier

°1963 - Brussels (Belgium).
Lives and works in Brussels (Belgium). The self taught film maker Xavier Christiaens conceives his films with uncompromising independence and autonomy, which is rigorous and very demanding towards the medium. This places him in a line along with avant-garde film-makers ...

Salpistis, Vassilis

°1975 - Thessaloniki (Greece). Lives and works in Paris
Vassilis Salpistis’s work takes its point departure in an approach to painting that boasts a great formal and technical diversity. Furthermore, the artist reaches beyond the strict framework of the medium and prefers to integrate other art forms, such as video and printed images, thereby extending the concept of the image ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Voignier, Marie

°1974 - Ris-Orangis (France). Lives and works in Paris.
Marie Voignier’s work is constantly seeking to explore the intertwinement of imaginary and factual elements in reality itself ...

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 ...

Martirosyan, Nora

°1973 - Yerevan (Armenia). Lives and works in Montpellier.
Nora Martirosyan (1973, Armenia) lives and works in France, Italy, and Armenia. After her studies in Amsterdam at the Gerriet Rietveld Academy in the Netherlands she continued with the residency programs in Le Fresnoy (France) and Rijksakademie (Amsterdam) ...
epic (malhame), Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, 2008 © the artists & producer

Meltzer, Julia

°1968 - Hollywood, California (USA). Lives in Los Angeles.
Julia Meltzer her work takes up subjects ranging from the bureaucracy of secrecy to contemporary politics in the Middle East. She frequently collaborates with Los Angeles based artist David Thorne to produce installations, photographs, and videos that raise questions about the uses of documents and their social, political, and affective impact. ...
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. ...

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 ...

Oki, Dan

°1965 - Zadar (Croatia).
Slobodan Jokić, artist name Dan Oki. Filmmaker and visual artist, professor of film and electronic arts at the University of Split and Zagreb. Belonging to the generation of artists who in 1990s in Amsterdam worked with film and photography, made cinematographic databases and interactive video. Made four independent feature films: Oxygen4, The Performance, The Dark and The Farewell ...

Gaillet, Jaad

°1990 - Paris (France). Lives and works in France.
Videomaker and Film Director ...

Salloum, Jayce

°1958 - Kelowna, British Columbia (Canada). Lives in Vancouver.
Jayce Salloum is the grandson of Lebanese immigrants; the 1975 outbreak of the Lebanese Civil War is a pivotal element in his artistic practice. He studied the historical, social and cultural elements that constitute representation and reflects on the blurred aspects of the (Lebanese) post-colonial condition: life in between the polarities of culture, geography, history and ideology ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grimonprez, Johan

°1962 - Roeselare (Belgium). Lives and works in Brussels.
Johan Grimonprez studied Photography and Mixed Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (Belgium), and Film and Mixed Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He took part in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York and a post graduate course at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (The Netherlands) ...

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. ...