2010-2013 — Academic Bachelor Graphic Design at St Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp
2013-2014 — Master Visual Arts, specialization Graphic Design at St Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp
2014-2015 — Academic Bachelor Textile Design at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent
2015-2016 — Master Visual Arts, specialization Textile Design at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent
Projects, expositions and exhibitions
2013 — Bachelor exhibition, St Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp
2013 — WAANZIN exposition, in association with Scheld'apen
2013 — BYOB exhibition, M HKA, Antwerp
2014 — Master exhibition, St Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp
2014 — Guest student at the annual Design Week, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, California
2015 — Graduation Show, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent
2016 — Exhibition 'Hand Job' by Apprentice Master project, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2016 — Handwoven products at the Concept Store 'Behold the Belgian Bunch', Leopoldstraat, Antwerp
2016 — Graduation Show Textile Design, Croxhapox, Ghent
2016 — Graduation Show, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent
2016 — Exhibiton 'Een meubel is ook een huis', Design Museum, Ghent
2016 — Exposition 'Happily Ever After', DOP Platform, Antwerp
2016 — Exhibiton 'The Pliable Moment' at De Fabriek as part of the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
2016 — Exhibiton Young and MAD at Dansaert, Grains, Nieuwe Graanmarkt, Brussels
2016 — Selected as one of the Laureates of Toegepast 21 by Cultuurplatform Design Limburg & Z33
Exhibition 'The Matter of Facts' at Z33, Zuivelmarkt 33, Hasselt
2013 — Internship at Catapult, Graphic Design Studio, Antwerp
2014 — Graphic Designer for the ARTForAIR project
2015 — Internship at Nathalie Van der Massen, Textile Designer, Antwerp
2016 — Internship at Studio Berlinde De Bruyckere, Ghent
2016 — Freelance Graphic Designer at Dille & Kamille
Waanzin exposition 2013
The Waanzin exposition took place in june 2013. We worked together with the Antwerp based organization Scheld’apen and they provided the beautiful location, a big old hangar. Together with five friends and fellow graphic design students (Linde Luyten, An Onghena, Line Broeckx, Freya Clijmans en Tille Lingier) we put this exhibition together. The six of us chose to work around the theme of madness (Waanzin in Dutch), but we all filled it in in a different way. The exposition was only open during one weekend. It started on friday with a crouded but cozy vernissage with good food and free drinks. Nunki played a charming set that fitted the evening completely. The vernissage ended with a superb afterparty. On saturday and sunday the exhibition was open for visitors during the day.
BYOB exhibition 2013
BYOB stands for Bring Your Own Beamer. The BYOB event was created by artist Rafael Rozendaal and exists of a gathering of filmmakers that show their movies on their own beamers. This effects in a beautiful, extraordinary scene of dark rooms in which the movies are displayed on all sides of the walls, even on the ground and the ceiling.
Linde Luyten organized the first BYOB event in Antwerp at the Museum for contemporary Art, M HKA. This was the one I participated at, with a typographic black and white movie.
Master exhibition 2014
During the Master exhibition in 2014 of St Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp in presented my project 'I Will Be Haunted by This Forever’. It was a five-day exhibition with on the first day a beautiful vernissage.
Design Week, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, California
In june 2014 I went together with Linde Luyten for ten days to America. Two students of St-Lucas Antwerp were invited to visit Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles and attend Design Week. Design Week consists of days full of workshops, given by well know international designers like: Felix Pfaffli, Cox & Grusenmeyer, Lava, Richard Niessen, Project Projects en Type Radio.
Workshop 'Deadline: Tonight!' by Cox & Grusenmeyer
Tijdens During the three-day workshop ‚Deadline: Tonight!’ we were given the job of an editor and we had to make three analog transformations of existing printed publications. For example: they gave us a fashion magazine like Vogue and we had to transform it (by cutting and pasting) into a puzzle book. It was important that we did not use a computer, so everything was manually made. This in combination with tough deadlines led to surprising results. We ended the workshop by giving an exhibition with all the books and the end result was one big catalogue that consisted of all the pieces.
© Cox & Grusenmeyer
Workshop by Richard Niessen (Niessen & de Vries)
During the three-day workshop of Richard Niessen we individually made large banners. Again completely manually, by cutting and pasting. Each banner describes a gift for which we are grateful to have received it from a particular person. Eventually all the banners were brought together in one big, colorful, spectacular building.
Graduation Show 2015
During the Graduation Show in 2015 of the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent in presented my bachelor project 'Functioneel Volmaakt’.
Exhibition 'Hand Job' by Apprentice Master project
18 art academies from all over Europe and one participating academy in China, 122 young artists, 26 master artists, 24 exhibitions, 5 master talks at Museum De Pont = the eighth edition of the Apprentice/Master project of Kunstpodium T.
The Apprentice/Master project matches talented graduating fine art students (BA or MA) from different art schools in Europe to renowned contemporary artists who connect with the work of the apprentices. During the project, groups of three to four apprentices work together and exhibit along with their master artist. The coming season will result in a series of 20 exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic and the Netherlands, from which 9 take place at Kunstpodium T.
© Guusje America
© Guusje America
© Guusje America
© Guusje America
Behold the Belgian Bunch 2016
LNKnits launched “Behold the Belgian Bunch”, a concept store with young Belgian brands. Besides LNKnits, there was a selection of about 7 participants with a different offer:
Ophelia lingerie – delicate, feminine and handmade designs
Charlotte Pringels – ‘one of a kind’ Belgian fashion collection
Julie Van den Meutter – exclusive textile interior collection
Dcember – high quality leather bags
NimZu. – contemporary and elegant jewelry
Rarámuri Sandals – fashionable sandals
By Julz – stylish yogawear
Graduation Show Textile Design 2016
In june 2016 I graduated as a textile designer. We showed our graduation projects in Croxhapox in Ghent. Discover my work 'In Between'.
Exhibiton 'Een meubel is ook een huis' 2016
Together with textile designers Marie Mees and Cathérine Biasiono, I designed and made the cushions for the installation of Marie-José Van Hee at the exhibition 'Een meubel is ook een huis' at the Design museum in Ghent.
About the exhibition: M.J. Van Hee, Robbrecht & Daem Architects, Christian Kieckens and Marc Dubois: five architects, who all graduated in Ghent in 1974, can be considered protagonists of a generation. The exhibition explores their views on interior and furniture designs. A keen interest in construction history, the relationship with art and, above all, craftsmanship characterize their buildings and are the building blocks for their interior and furniture design.
Exposition 'Happily Ever After' 2016
The 'Happily Ever After' exposition took place in september 2016, three years after the Waanzin exposition. We worked together with the Antwerp based organization POD Platform and they provided the beautiful location. Together with six friends and fellow old graphic design students (Linde Luyten, An Onghena, Line Broeckx, Freya Clijmans, Lieze Huybrechts en Tille Lingier) we put this exhibition together. We wanted to show how our work evolved after three years and how divers graphic design can be.
Exhibiton 'The Pliable Moment', at the Dutch Design Week 2016
I participated at the exhibition 'The Pliable Moment' at Da Fabriek in Eindhoven. The exhibition was part of the Dutch Design week in Eindhoven 2016.
About the exhibition (Dutch): In ‘Het plooibare moment’ presenteren jonge kunstenaars en ontwerpers onderzoek waarin textiel geen gladgestreken concept met een vooraf gedefinieerde identiteit is, maar een context waarin onverwachte dingen worden opgezocht en uiteenlopende disciplines in elkaar opgaan – textiel, sculptuur, in situ interventies, fotografie, grafisch ontwerp, design, mode, architectuur, biotechnologie. Dit in van één van de oudste kunstenaarsinitiatieven van Nederland: De Fabriek te Eindhoven.
Het project is echter niet alleen beperkt tot textiel en sluit aan bij de interdisciplinaire visie van de opleiding. Er zijn samenwerkingsverbanden aangegaan met de opleiding Grafisch Ontwerp van LUCA met o.a. de performance: 'The book-making machine' en met alumni die het concept van 'Het plooibare moment’ versterken.
© Peter Cox
Exhibiton Young and MAD at Dansaert 2016
I was selected to be a part of the exhibition 'Young and MAD' in Brussels.
About the exhibition: With "Young and MAD" fusion of Mode Parcours and the old prize for young Belgian designers "MADSurprize!", MAD Brussels is providing a weekend event from October 20 to 23 in Dansaert!
For the first time ever in our capital, Belgian fashion and design will join under artistic direction of Jean-Paul Lespagnard!
With this new event, MAD Brussels wants to join these two creative sectors, allowing professionals and the public to interact and to discover or rediscover the avant-garde Dansaert district, while having the opportunity to witness the creativity, expertise and potential of the new generation of Belgian designers!
Toegepast 21, The Matter of Facts 2016
I was selected as one of the Laureates of Toegepast 21 by Cultuurplatform Design Limburg & Z33.
The exhibition was called 'The Matter of Facts' and took place at Z33, House for Contemporary Art, Zuivelmarkt 33 in Hasselt, Belgium.
The other five laureates: Philippe Breels, Teis De Greve, Matilde Everaert, Dries Depoorter and William Ludwig Lutgens
Graphic design by Pati Petrykowska and scenography by Benjamin Sporken