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Renée (° 1989) lives and works in Brussels. She captures a world full of contrasts. Her images show disharmony, memories in nowadays. Emptiness and fullness, day and night, white against deep black backgrounds. Coolness and heat, burning ice. The present and the absent. She’s looking for attachment, but captures displacement too. Themes are the uncanny, abjection, the enigmatic, isolation vs connectedness. Fictional worlds to overthink reality, vulnerability and resilience. Creaking discomfort in down, a sensory touch in a flat image. A glimpse, an error, disturbance, the lyrical. Distance, yet close framing. She uses the dark room, groping for light. Light traversing trees and water, that lives on the tide during spring. Everything is strange, yet daily and known. Trees, water, horse and dew, rustle, a man in a suit, sand mountains and a statue.


UPCOMING
/Ardennes, book publication and group exhibition with the collective 1010, Enfant Sauvage, Brussels, januari 2020
/shelter, in group exhibition ‘A hen in Skaw is a gös at Moola’ with Erien Withouck and Lola Pertsowsky, Szenne Gallery Brussels, 2021
/shelter, in group exbition at Enfant Sauvage, Brussels, 2021
/shelter, book publication, Edition Du Caïd and Matthieu Litt, 2021

PAST
/online tutoring, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Hungary, 2020-2021
/participant of the online festival Futures Photography, European photography platform, oktobre 2020
/shelter, in group exhibition, .TIFF, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, october 2020
/shelter and noctuary, in group exhibition Re/settle, Pianofabriek Brussel and Parcours d’artistes, september 2020
/noctuary in projection show, Night of Photography, Tiblisi Photo Festival, Georgia, 2020
/shelter, solo show and performance, Kunst in Huis, Brussels, 2020
/noctuary, in .TIFF- magazine and reading for .TIFF-event, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, 2019
/reading for DIP-talks, Luca School of Arts, Brussels, 2019
 /Noordzee, publication of the project and group exhibition with the collective 1010, Recyclart, 2019
/review of noctuary, in L’intervalle, Fabien Ribery, 2019
/noctuary, solo exhibition Netwerk Aalst, 2019
/noctuary, book publication with Posture Editions, booklaunch at Netwerk Aalst, 2019
/statues, in collaboration with Eva Beazar, in group exhibition “beloved bodies”, KADOK, Leuven, 2019
/“many a moon”, curation and concept, Recyclart, Brussels, 2019
/tussentijd, in collaboration with Judith Desmyttere, and buitentijd, in group exhibition “many a moon”, Recyclart, Brussels, 2019
/tussentijd, in collaboration with Judith Desmyttere, in group exhibition “dis(m)asters of photography”, Recyclart, Brussels, 2019
/noctuary, self-published book, in group exhibition “photobook Belge”, FoMu, Antwerp, 2019
/buitentijd, in group exhibition “bring your photobook”, galerie de Wégimont/ Cinéma Churchill, Liège, 2019
/noctuary, self-published book, in group exhibition “bring your photobook”, galerie l’Image son nom, Liège, 2019
/reading for the exhibition “resistence and young resilience”, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels, 2018
/shortlist Photobook Awards with noctuary, self-published book, photobook festival, Liège, 2018
/portfolio viewing exhange at SMAK, for exhibition “the Photographic I – Other Pictures”, Ghent, 2017
/l’ ( ), in graduation show, LUCA school of arts, Brussels, 2016
/l’ ( ), in group exhibition “final findings”, Sint Lukas Gallery, Brussels, 2016
/re:form, in group exhibition “printed matter”, Sint Lukas Gallery, Brussels, 2015
/oogst, in group exhibition “Sneak Peak”, Gallery Tussenin, Ostend, 2015
/re:form, in graduation show, LUCA school of arts, Brussels, 2015
/roots, in group exhibition “Mammoet”, City Hall Schaerbeek, 2014

shortened bachelor photography
LUCA school of arts, Brussels
2013 – 2016

master film studies and visual culture
university of Antwerp
2012 – 2014

bachelor art history
university of Ghent
2007 – 2011








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