Solo exhibition De Factorij

CC De Factorij invited me to realize a solo exhibition in May.  New works from the series 'Awakening', 'As if the day never existed' and 'Daydream' will be shown. 

The 'Awakening' series evokes an awakening world that oscillates between daydream, night and reality. In each case, the relationship between the inner world of human experience and the visible world is at play. Seemingly banal images are charged with meaning and draw the viewer into a tranquil dream world. Art is not what you see, but what you make others see' (Georgia O'Keeffe). 

Opening: Saturday 21 May, 19h00
21/5 - 15/7
Address: Cultural Centre De Factorij, Willem Lambertstraat 10, 1930 Zaventem
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-17pm, Wed 10am-18pm, Sat 12pm-18pm
Group exhibition
EDEN arts festival
EDEN arts festival will show 6 works from my new series 'Awakening'.

The Eden/Genesis theme has always been a source of inspiration for artists. The exhibition brings work of national and international artists. With a fresh look they interpret the different layers of meaning of the theme in confrontation with our society.

12/3 - 10/4
Address: Gallery Nine-Point Nine 9.9. Sint-Amandsstraat 47, 8800 Roeselare
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 14:00-18:00

Participating artists
Adar, Michael Aerts, Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Helena Almeida, Richard Avedon, Joseph Ayerle, Isabelle Azaïs, Alexander Bossuyt, David Bruneel, Frederik Buyckx, David Claerbout, Caroline Coolen, Tony Cragg, Jo De Smedt, Jan De Vliegher, Peter Defurne, Ronny Delrue, Christophe Denys, Karien Deroo, Greet Desal, Christian Dotremont, Sarah Eechaut, Nick Ervinck, Bendt Eyckermans, Frans Gentils, Bart Gielen, Daan Gielis, Isidoor Goddeeris, Nan Goldin, Gesine Hackenberg, Leen Hermans, Thomas Hirschhorn, Bert Huyghe, Regina José Galindo, Sanam Khatibi, Gideon Kiefer, Karel Lambert, Thomas Lerooy, Paul Madeline, Malvine Marechal, Kris Martin, Enrique Marty, Märta Mattson, Karl Mechnig, Frank Missant, Geert Monteyne, Sofie Muller, Lennart Nilsson, Karel Noyez, Hans Op de Beeck, Irving Penn, Steven Peters Caraballo, Karl Philips, Max Pinckers, Martine Platteau, Tom Poelmans, Laure Prouvost, Marc Quinn, Antoine Roegiers, Kristof Santy, Andres Serranno, Kiki Smith, Saskja Snauwaert, Virginie Suriano, Koen Therry, Roeland Tweelinckx, Peter Van Ammel, Nele Van Canneyt, Aline Vandeplas, Nelly Van Oost, Daniëlle van Zadelhoff, Hans Vandekerckhove, Herbert Vandendriessche, Lydie Vandermeersch, Tinus Vermeersch, José Vermeersch, Stijn Verstraete, Sabine Victor, Bart Vinckier, Vadim Vosters, Joel-Peter Witkin, Cindy Wright, Jiang Zhi, Dirk Zoete.
Group exhibition CC Hasselt
And yet even the night is not hopeless as long as there is snow

For a long time the night was artistically reserved for musicians, writers, actors.
For a long time the night remained hidden territory for the 'light writers'. What was it that finally drove them to make images in, of and with the darkness?

The willfulness and stubbornness of the night, but certainly also technology. Thus, for photographers, the night became a playground for the sublime, often portrayed with caution. A caution that testifies to respect for the dual associations of the night: death versus life, light versus dark, end versus beginning, visible versus invisible. The night, place in between and time in between, which you can enter as a visitor of the exhibition through the poetic entrance Insomnia by author Luuk Gruwez. Behind it is the work of 9 photographers who each in their own way portray the twilight, the darkness, the crackling light of the night. 

Opening: Sun 20 March 2022 at 3 pm
Address: CC Hasselt Kunstlaan 5, 3500 Hasselt. Opening hours: tues-so 1 pm-5 pm
Curator: Gerhard Verfaillie

Participating artists
Iwert Bernakiewicz, Koen Broos, Jean Godecharle, Olga Karlovac, Dieter De Lathauwer, Memymom, Nele Van Canneyt, Cato Van Rijckeghem & Elisabeth Waltregny


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- ''As if the day never existed' in the Belgian Platform for Photobooks  by Stefan Vanthuyne.

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'As if the day never existed' in Kunstmagazine (7/2021)

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Past exhibitions

Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, Canada

Photofestival Photogaspésie 15/7 - 30/9/2021 

20 works from the series "As if the Day Never Existed" (book publication were currently exhibited in Canada during the Photogaspésie photo festival - "Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie".
On September 5, the photographers gave a presentation about their work.  

Inner land - solo exhibition
Musea Brugge 11/2020 - 4/2021

During the corona pandemic, photographer Nele Van Canneyt wandered through the centre of Bruges, the suburbs and Zeebrugge, day and night. She came across hidden places, had unexpected encounters and conversations. She penetrated into a new Inland and pictured the city, the silence and the emptiness. Van Canneyt's photographic works can be viewed like a film and lead the viewer into her world. At the same time, they leave a lot open. As a viewer, you can formulate your own answers, write your own story. An outspoken love for spatiality and a charge that tells - or suggests - a story. Han Decorte is the curator of the solo exhibition at Musea Brugge.

Common Ground -Bubox Musea Kortrijk
Duo exhibition with Bert Danckaert

Bubox, Musea Kortrijk, Paardenstallen 

Both photographers take urban space as the starting point for their pared-down work in which the interpretation of the urban environment is the starting point rather than its registration. Both artists travel the world for this purpose and the idea of the solitary flâneur is crucial here. 

The way in which the city is perceived as a ‘visual possibility’ determines the specific standpoint that both photographers take. Whereas with Van Canneyt we often find passers-by or introverted figures who become part of the stories within the photographic framework, the human figure has disappeared from Danckaert’s work. His images balance between abstraction and document. Nele Van Canneyt creates images from reality both during the day and at night. Her night images are shown in a projection. The places Bert Danckaert shows seem to come from one generic city with which he poses questions about cultural identity and the globalization of urban space.

Finding ‘common ground’ implies a mutual respect in which precisely the articulation of the individual is central. It is the opposite of the polarization to which our world is sinking today. 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)