DreamCamEra

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ABOUT

DreamCamEra

Arjan Vanmeenen media artist

Arjan Vanmeenen (1986°) is a multimedia artist working primarily with video, sound, text, laser cutting and drawings, which are often combined in installations.

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.

Regardless of medium, his works are interlinked 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 various Belgian museums and has been selected for several international festivals including: European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrueck), BOZAR (Brussels), S.M.A.K. (Ghent), Happy New Ears festival (Courtrai), Sameheads Gallery (Berlin), Museum Of Fine Arts (Ghent),   Kikker Theater (Utrecht), Opera Studio (Ghent),  Netwerk (Aalst), Broelmuseum (Courtrai), Red Fish Factory (Antwerp), Actuele Kunst Labo (Ronse), Muziekcentrum De Bijloke (Ghent), Fort Monostor (Komarom),  Fashion Week (Paris) and Pixxelpoint New Media Arts Festival (Nova Gorica).

 

Education

Master in Fine Art
2008-2010
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent

Bachelor Experimental Sudio
2005-2008
LUCA School of Arts, Ghent

Artistic Education
2001-2005 
Van Eyck Academy, Bruges

 

SELECTION OF EXHIBTIONS

Upcoming

Week Van De Klank – TBA, Brussels (audio installation)

2022

Air Biekorf 6. Misfigure – Poortersloge,  Bruges (lasercut)
Expanded Video – Sphinx Cinema, Ghent (video)
 

2020

Tekenen in Lockdown – S.M.A.K. Ghent (drawing)
BRU(I)T– Bogardenkapel / Academy Van Eyck, Bruges (guest lecture and sound installations)
AiR Biekorf 4. Comedie Van Het Menselijk Tekort– Biekorf, Bruges (cyanotype)

2019

FRAGMENTS Artist Exchange Program Romania-Belgium – Brussels/ Bucharest/ Cluj-Napoca, Bozar, Brussels (installation)
Carbon Copy – Tique Art Space, Antwerp (text)
Kunstoevers – Huis Debolle, Aalst (lasercuts)

2018

Expo Prijs Van Buggehout Kunstprijs Tekenkunst – ACC, Buggenhout (lasercuts)
JackyX+I – Shipperskapel, Bruges (video installation)
JackyX+I – Bogardenkapel, Bruges (lasercuts)
ID3 – De Oude Pastorie, Ressegem (lasercuts)

2017

Input/Output – De Bond, Bruges (lasercuts)
Drawing Days – Window Walk, Ghent (drawing)
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, Aalst (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)