GEENEN Pieter

, Belgium -
Lives and work : Belgium
Nationality : Belge

Pieter Geenen (°1979) lives and works in Brussels. After his Master’s degree in photography he completed the international postgraduate program Transmedia at Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design Brussels. In his audiovisual work he shows interest in the suggestive and evocative qualities of the landscape, in relation to the personal and collective memory and identity. He wishes to translate the ambiguity of the geo-political reality into reflections on the concepts of imperialism, borders, migration, identity and land. His work has been presented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, VIDEOEX Zürich, Images Festival Toronto, EMAF Osnabrück, EXiS Festival Seoul, FID Marseille, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, M-Museum Leuven, La Capella Barcelona, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Médiathèque FMAC Geneva. Geenen won the Input/Output Art Prize for emerging artists in 2007 and in 2011 he was awarded the first prize ‘Fondation Henri Servais’ from the Art’Contest Art Prize. His first institutional solo exhibition ‘This land is my land. This land is your land.’ was presented at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels in 2015. Together with audiovisual artists Sirah Foighel Brutman, Eitan Efrat and Meggy Rustamova he is a founding member of Messidor, a collective platform for reflection, production and distribution.

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