2016 is a good year
donderdag 15 september, 2016
2016 is een rollercoaster.
2016.09.15 I am part of this years TIFF selection: 10 promising photographers in Belgium brought together in a yearly publication of the Museum of Photography Antwerp, now in its 5th edition. The full list: Tomas Bachot, Philippe Braquenier, Wiktor Dabkowski, Ode de Kort, Colin Delfosse, Miles Fischler, Matthieu Litt, Camille Picquot,Diane Tamane.
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2016.08.31 “We are happy to let you know that your book was shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award 2016, Amsterdam.”
Click here for the shortlist at the Unseen website
2016.08.22 I participate in a group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. “In 2016 Japan and Belgium celebrate 150 years of cultural and diplomatic relations. The city of Kanazawa, sister city of Ghent, wants to bring together leading artists from Ghent and Japan in an exhibition in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. Due to budget restraints, the selection is limited to 2D work. From the long list of artists proposed by us to our colleagues in Japan, your work was selected for participation in the exhibition together with 15 others.
It is not the goal of this exhibition to show only top end artists; rather a sample of what Ghent has to offer within the visual arts.” Other selected artists: Steven Baelen, Thomas Bogaert, Atelier Elke Andreas Boon, Céline Butaye, Marie Cloquet, Mario de brabandere, Johan De Wilde, Isa D’hondt, Marnix Everaert, Tatjana Gerhard, Cindy Morlion,Meggy Rustamova, Ante Timmermans, Servi van Grinsven, Colin Waeghe.
Yasuyoshi Botan, Yoko Enoki, Gin Hasewaga, Chisato Ishiyama, Yoshio Kamitani, Satoshi Kikuya, Takahiro Kudo, 眞壁 陸二 Makabe Rikuji, Shichio Minato, Saori Miyake, Jin Ote, Hiraki Sawa, Kazumi Skimode, Atsuki Takamoto, Masami YAMAMOTO, Yamamoto Motoi.
2016.05.26 My dummy book is rewarded with a honourable mention of the jury (top 3) at the DOCfield Dummy Award 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
2016.05.23 My dummy book is on the shortlist of the Dummy Award Kassel 2016 of the Fotobookfestival Kassel. Jury: Eva Gravayat (Curator, Berlin), Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt (B-B-B-Books, Stockholm), Jeffrey Ladd (Blog 5B4, Errata editions, Köln), Frederic lezmi (The PhotoBook Museum.. Köln), Markus Schaden (The PhotoBook Museum.. Köln), Richard Reisen (Verlag Kettler, Bönen), Dieter Neubert (Fotobookfestival, Kassel).
2016.05.17 My new dummy book got rewarded with the top 10 best books at the Riga Dummy Photobook. Contest 2016. Jury: Erik Kessels, Hester Keijser, Vincent Marcilhasi and Tom Mrazauskas.
2016.03.24 Sometimes it is time for something completely different. So here it is: a glimpse of my new photographic research project “swimming taco salad”.
Feeling a bit naked though: the new curator on Democratic Jungle, wrote an article about it even though my project is still under development.
A small selection of works is included in the article, and I am continuing with reflecting about possible installations, writing texts and finding people to talk about it.
It started in 2014 combining a growing interest in digital media and abstraction.
>> LINK to the article in dutch with some images
2016. I am continuing working on a project on Antwerp, being selected as one of the city photographers of Antwerp for the year 2015-2016. In collaboration with Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) and Roger Szmulewicz of Gallery 51.