Within my artistic practice I examine certain aspects within our society which I find difficult to accept as a valuable contribution to our lives. Whether it being influencers on social media, the intangibility of online hate speech, the alienation from our fellow humans or the absurdity of living in enormous houses with an even bigger debt. Each work originates from the conflict between myself and these aspects which I experience as problematic. For each work a new method is constructed in which I appropriate these aspects to explore what other meanings they can have for us.

 
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours..”
― Thoreau, Henry David
EDUCATION & WORK
2020 - Photography Mentor, Villa Basta, Hasselt      
2019 - Object & Social Designer,Studio Oebjet Troevee, Hasselt
2019 - Social & Urban Designer, The School, Hasselt    
2018 - Graphic Design Mentor, Villa Basta, Hasselt 
2018 - Internship Visual Arts, Patrick Ceyssens, Houthalen 
2018 - MA Visual Arts, PXL-MAD Faculty, Hasselt
2017 - BA Visual Arts, PXL-MAD Faculty, Hasselt
2016 - Erasmus, Arte y Diseño, UPV/EHU, Leioa
EXHIBITIONS
2021 - Cake aan de zee, PXL-MAD, Hasselt
2021 - Magnificent Migraine Festival, Hasselt
2020 - 1M2, Moving, Hasselt
2020 - Beauty / ?, K.L.8, Brussel
2020 - Ithaka Arts Festival, Stadsvilla, Leuven
2020 - Moving Backwards, Maison Florida, Hasselt
2019 - Without the first, the second would not be there, CCHA, Hasselt
2019 - SABOTAGE, Dommelhof, Pelt
2018 - BIT ROT, CCHA, Hasselt
2018 - Päper ShØp, Hasselt
2018 - EXIT, CCHA, Hasselt
2017 - MoMeNT, Tongeren
2016 - Expo, PXL-MAD, Hasselt
2016 - Exchanging Connection, ZAWP, Bilbao
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