DreaCamEra

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Arjan Vanmeenen Athens Underground
BIOGRAPHY

Arjan Vanmeenen
Arjan Vanmeenen (1986°) is a multimedia artist working primarily with video, sound art, ‘webbing’ and drawings, which are often combined in installations.
He has earned a master degree at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (2010) and prior to this a bachelor degree in Experimental Studio at the LUCA, Ghent School of Arts.

The common denominator in his work is the dissonance between fiction and reality. His poetic use of technology allows the hyper-personal to flirt with anonymity, confronting the etherical with the mechanical. By giving the upper hand to dream logic, he underlines the malleability of one's sense of reality.
He links his works to one another, regardless of medium, under the guise of ‘DreamCamEra’. Utilizing a myriad of fragmented structures and living archives, he enables different trajectories of exploration and interpretation.

His work has been featured in numerous Belgian museums and has been selected for several international festivals including: Happy New Ears festival (Courtrai) and the European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrueck), Museum Of Fine Arts (Ghent), Sameheads Gallery (Berlin), Guido Gezelle Museum (Bruges), Opera Studio (Ghent), Salon Voor Schone Kunsten (Sint-Niklaas), Kikker Theater (Utrecht), OFFoff artcinema (Ghent), Recyclart (Brussels), Broelmuseum (Courtrai), Red Fish Factory (Antwerp), Actuele Kunst Labo (Ronse), Muziekcentrum De Bijloke (Ghent), Fort Monostor (Komarom), Netwerk (Aolst), Fashion Week (Paris) and Pixxelpoint New Media Arts Festival (Nova Gorica).

CONTACT : info at dreamcamera.be

EXPOS / PERFORMANCES / EVENTS

2017

Moving Word at Campo – Campo, Ghent (video)
Expanded Video – Sphinx Cinema, Ghent (video)
Moving Word III – Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent (video)
TIG#5 (Tumult In Gent) – Design Museum, Ghent (audio installation)
Passage – Kunstenlab Bogardenkapel, Bruges (lasercuts)

2016

Spectrum – Minus One, Ghent (audio installation & drawings)

2015

TIG#3 (Tumult In Ghent III) – Gouvernement, Ghent (video installations)
OFFLINE parcours – Kunstroute, Waregem (audio installations)

2014

Hide & Seek – Bogardenkapel, Bruges (videos & audio installations)
Liberty Inviting Artists – Art Network, Alost (audio installation)
TANK – Entrepot, Bruges (videos & audio installations)

2013

Ik Ben Niet Gek – ICC, Ghent (audio installation)
Media Wave Film Festival - Fort Monostor, Komarom, Hungary (video)
Soundset II – MSK, Ghent (audio installation)
DreamCamEra – NVT Gallery, Ghent (videos & audio installation)

2012

Lection In Kultur - Department of Volxvergnuegen, München (videos & lecture)
Jonge Zwervers V - Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent (video)
C.O.C MASS - SASK, Sint-Niklaas (video & audio)
NU_Fashion - Redfish Factory, Antwerp (video)
Electrefied - Timelab, Ghent (video)
Berlin Fashion Week, Berlin (video)
Windowlicker - Sameheads Gallery, Berlin (video)
Norda Xposed - Norda, De Haan (audio installation & video)
Paris Fashion Week – Paris (video)

2011

Grote Ongeduld XTRA - Special Feature - Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent (video)
Get Carter Celebration - Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (audio)
Stage 3.2 - Wintercircus, Ghent (video installations)
SluimerS (with Joke Raes) - Kunstenhuis Buda, Courtrai (performance)
Edged Show 07711- Glashaus, Berlin (video)
Fashion Expo – SASK, Sint–Niklaas (video & audio)
Pixxelpoint Media Arts Festival - Nova Gorica, Gorizia (audio installation )
Volle Maan Maakt Gek! 2 - DOK, Ghent (video)

2010

It's A Strange, Strange World, Sally - Gallery St.Hubert, Brussels (video)
Jazz & Sound festival - Vooruit, Ghent (video)
Grote Ongeduld XTRA – Kultuur Kafée, Brussels (audio installation)

2009

Crossover - OFFoff artcinema, Ghent (video)
Kortrijk Ingeblikt - Broelmuseum, Courtrai (audio installation)
Soiréé ma Belle - MSK, Ghent (audio installation)
Actuele Kunst Labo - Delghust hospital, Ronse (video installations)
Poetry Hacking 09 - Arenbergshouwburg, Antwerp (video)

2008

Soirée Amusee Vous - 1302 Museum, Kotrijk (audio installation)
FRONT - Netwerk, Aolst (audio installation & video)
Dream & Ritual - OFFoff artcinema, Ghent (video)
LAB - Multimedia Festival - recyclART, Brussels (audio installation)
European Media Art Festival - Osnabrueck Gallery, Osnabrueck (audio installation)
Testlab 52 - Kikker Theater, Utrecht (audio installation)

2007

LAB – Recyclart, Brussels (audio installation)
Crapules de Flux - Zebrastraat, Ghent (video)
skINFANTS & MEDICi, Huis Van De Mens, Roeselare (photos)
Mr.K - M.SK, Ghent (audio installation)
Happy New Ears - Artcenter Buda, Courtrai (audio & media installation)
Testlab 45 - Kikker Theater, Utrecht (audio performance)

2006

Input/Output – Guido Gezellemusem, Bruges (photo)
3 Penny Opera - Operastudio, Ghent (video)
Mr.K - MSK, Ghent (audio installation)

2005

reFluxus - Operastudio, Ghent (video)