Biography

Beatrijs Albers’ artistic practice researches issues like identity, space, markings and territories. In her videos and installations she uses such diverse subjects as design, monuments and customary ways of dealing to question and break through all kind of barriers.
An important aspect of her work is the research on how people occupy space. She is especially interested in observing this as an outsider and likes to investigate this issue from a tourist point of view. As a tourist one has a certain goal to enter another space, which can consist of deciding to visit a certain venue, city or country. One marks out, stakes out, defines this goal and then studies it, first from the outside and then from within. Albers appropriates this way of discovering and researching and introduces it inside the exhibition space. By transforming and win this place over she confronts the real with the artificial and vice versa.

Solo
2010 — Antichambre #4, Patrimonies, M museum Leuven, Louvain, BE
2009 — |kaktus|, Experimental Intermedia, with Reggy Timmermans, Ghent, BE
2009 — Twins, L’Observatoire Maison Grégoire, Brussels, BE
2008 — Stella, silo’s Vaartkom, Kulturama 2008, project with Reggy Timmermans, Louvain, BE
2007 — Tourism, Netwerk / center for contemporary art, project with Reggy Timmermans, Aalst, BE
2007 — Càmaras, Torre Latinoamericana Museum, with Reggy Timmermans, Mexico City, MX
2003 — Argos Festival, Belgian Focus ‘ black box’ and book presentation ‘zabriskie’, Brussels, BE
2001 — Les Soirées d’ Argos, ‘Construction’ video 45 with Reggy Timmermans, Brussels, BE
2002 — Puddles, Videoart Center & Out-lounge Gallery, Tokyo, JAP
2000 — Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, curator Luk Lambrecht – with Emilio Lopez- Menchero, Brussels, BE
1997 — Kunstverein Heizhaus, Vienna, Austria, AT

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Fusion, Kulturama 2011, Louvain, BE
2010 G.U.E.S.T.S., Tréfilerie, Laeken, Brussels, BE
with Koen Wastijn, Reggy Timmermans, Johan Muyle,
Dimitri Vangrunderbeek, …
2010 FULL CONTACT, Jean-Sébastien Uhoda Art Contemporain, Liège, BE
with Nicolas Kozakis, Eugène Saviitzkaya, …
2009 Border, ConcentArt e.V., Berlin, DE
2009 Blue, CO21 – Le Centre de couleur contemporaine, Brussels, BE
with Sandra Biwer, Benoit Felix, Michel Clerbois, Reggy Timmermans, …
2008 Expositions 58t, station Congres, curator: Emmanuel Lambion, Brussels, BE
with Charlotte Baudry, Pierre bismut, EdithDekyndt, Alexandra Dementieva, Simona Denicolai en Ivo Provoost, Filip Van Dingenen, Cédric Noël, …
2008 Folde-in, Personal Cinema, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, ES
2007 Kulturama 2007, insitu #1, video-installation ‘Situation leading to a void’, Louvain, BE
2007 Grabbing Felix G.T., A4, SLAC, Tweebronnen, Louvain, BE
2006 Kulturama 2006, fatherland & mother tongue, ID-entiteit, Louvain, BE
2006 1ère Triennale d’Art Ppublic Liège, Personal Cinema, Liège, BE
2005 Kunst & Zwalm 2005, Zwalm, BE
with Reggy Timmermans, Michael Dans, Heidi Voet, Dirk Zoete, Caroline Coolen, ….
2005 Wartalk, European Media Art Festival – Media Lounge, Personal Cinema, Osnabrück,, DE
2005 Argos Festival, Argos, Brussels, BE
2005 Transcendental Tourist, Slib, off program Super! Triennial for Visual Art, Fashion and Design, Hasselt
2004 Cinéma et Architecture, Les Rencontres de l’Architectuur 2004, Montpellier, FR
2004 Media Art Institute Montevideo, Personal Cinema Project, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Tentoonstelling Prijs Beeldende Kunst Provincie Vlaams Brabant, Louvain, BE
2004 ARCO 4, media-lab Personal Cinema -Balkan wars, The Game, Madrid, ES
with Ria Pacque, Angel Vergara, Babis Kandilaptis, lias Marmaras, ….
2004 Film Festival Lyon, Les Inattendus, Lyon, FR
2003 Festival Paris / Berlin, Personal Cinema, Berlin, DE
2003 Festival de Arte Visual, Morales, MX
2003 Next 5Minutes Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2003 Refuge, Les Brasseurs, curator Isabelle de Visscher- Lemaître, Luik, BE
with Marie-France & Patricia Martin, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Reggy Timmermans, …
2002 mixMEDIA 2, Videofestival 3015, Parijs, FR
2002 Sight-mapping, Site-seeing, Tokyo, JAP
2002 BXL-20.02.2002, Puddles 2002, project by Experimental Intermedia, Vooruit, Ghent, BE
2002 ART and TELEVISION, selection out of 60 1-min productions, La Raffinerie, Brussels, BE
2002 TELE-NICC, NICC-Bruxel with ARKIPELAG TV and Hans-Ulrich Orbist
2002 Choose me, Argos Festival- Belgian Focus ‘ black box ‘, Brussels, BE
2002 E.N.E.R.G.I.E., project in public space, org. NICC-Bruxel and Stad Brussel
with Annemie Maes, Benoit Platéus, Gauthier Pierson, Michel Couturier, Reggy Timmermans, Anna Best, Brussels, BE
2002 Henry!, public library – curators: Luk Lambrecht and vzw. Dirk Bouts, Louvain, BE
with Bernd Lohaus, Guy Mees, Patrick Merkaert, Pieter Vermeerch, Reggy Timmermans
2002 COURTisane filmfestival, Ghent, BE
2001 Argos Festival, Brussels, BE
2001 Argos Festival, Brussels, BE
2001 Videobrazil, videofestival, curator Paul Willemsen, Brazilië, BR
2001 de toi a toit – meeting on a roof, 6 locations, Brussels, BE
2000 Raamwerk, NICC, Oostende, BE
2000 Télé-NICC, ’1 Minute ‘, production for television, Brussels, BE
2000 Video Informatiedagen Argos, Brussels, BE
1999 Video Informatiedagen Argos, Brussels, BE
1998 Fantasy Jacoba IV, côtéKaNaL, curators Luk Lambrecht and Eva Gonzalez- Sancho, Brussels, BE
with Lara Almarcegui, David Evrard, Leen Voet, Imogen Stidworthy,
Emilio Lopez- Menchero, Ilona Ruegg, …
1997 Kunstverein Heizhaus, Vienna, Austria, AT
1993 Ecole Supérieure d’Art, Gitega, Burundi
1990 Centre Culturel Français, Bujumbura, Burundi
1988 Art Centre, Mbabane, Swaziland
1984 Galerij Zizkov Divadlo, Prague, CS
1984 Vysoky Skola Vytvarnich Umeni, Bratislava, SK

Education
1979-1983 Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design, Brussels, BE
Institute for Socio-Cultural Promotion, Sint-Lukas Ghent, BE

Grants – prizes – residencies – prolonged stays abroad
2011 Residence, Cité des Arts, Paris, France
2009 Project Grant of The Flemish Community Commission Brussels
2009 Project Grant, Agency for Arts and Heritage, The Flemish authorities
2003 Project Grant, Agency for Arts and Heritage, The Flemish authorities
2003 1ste Price Beeldende Kunst Provincie Vlaams Brabant
2002-2003 Work Grant, Agency for Arts and Heritage, The Flemish authorities
1990-1994 Stay in Burundi with The Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance VVOB
1987-1990 Stay in Swaziland with The Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance VVOB
1984-1985 Study Grant, Agency for Arts and Heritage, The Flemish authorities
AVU, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
1983-1984 Study Grant, Agency for Arts and Heritage, The Flemish authorities
VSVU, Academy of Fine Arts Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Publications & catalogues
2010 be-DIX-TIEN
Publication by Emmanuel Lambion, Bn PROJECTS
2007 Netwerk, center for contemporary art, Aalst
Anual 2007
2005 Kunst & Zwalm 2005
catalogue
2004 E.N.E.R.G.I.E., Brussels : NICC-Bruxel and the Stad Brussel,
catalogue, with the support of Agency for Arts and Heritage, The Flemish authorities and The Flemish Community Commission Brussels
2003 ZABRISKIE, artist book
Beatrijs Albers, Reggy Timmermans, Emilio Lopez-Menchero
With the support of Agency for Arts and Heritage, The Flemish authorities and The Flemish Community Commission Brussels 2003 Refuge, Les Brasseurs,
Catalogue, curator Isabelle de Visscher- Lemaître
2002 Argos festival
catalogue
2001 Argos festival
Catalogue
2000 Raamwerk, Oostende
Catalogue
2000 Argos Information Days
Catalogue
1999 Argos Information Days
Catalogue

Videography
2009 |kaktus|, in collaborator with Reggy Timmermans
4 channel video installation, 1’, no sound, loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers , Reggy Timmermans
2009 Twins,
video, sound, 19’, loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers, Maison Grégoire
2008 Fish & chips, in collaboration with Reggy Timmermans
video, sound, 3’38”, loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers, Reggy Timmermans
2008 Tourism, 4xEfrain, Mexico, in collaboration with Reggy Timmermans
video, sound, 4’, loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers, Reggy Timmermans, Netwerk / center for contemporary art, Aalst
2007 Grabbing Felix G.T.
video, sound, 5’38”, loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers
2007 Situation leading to a void
video, sound, loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers, Stad Leuven
2004 Paperwork
video, sound, 3’30”
prod.: Beatrijs Albers
2004 War talk
video, English spoken, 16’37”
prod.: Beatrijs Albers
2003 choose me
Interactive installation
prod. :Beatrijs Albers
2002 BXL-20.02.2002
video, sound, 8’18”
prod.: Beatrijs Albers, vzw Dirk Bouts
2002 Marinadivenezia, in collaboration with Reggy Timmermans
video, no sound, 1’28”
prod.: C.H.E.A.P.
2002 Construction, in collaboration with Reggy Timmermans
video, sound, 8’37”
prod.: C.H.E.A.P.
2001 Pigeon
video, sound, 3’
prod.: Beatrijs Albers
2001 O-hand
video, English spoken,2’30″
prod.: Beatrijs Albers
2000 life on the edge radio line
video, English spoken,8’
prod.: Beatrijs Albers , Cultuurcentrum Strombeek
2000 Death Valley 2000
3 channel video installation, 3’loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek
2000 project Telenicc “1min.”, voor televisie
prod.: Telenicc
1999 Kanaal
video, sound, 5’ loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers, FANTASY JACOBA IV
1998 Barrières
7 channel video installation, 4’30” loop
prod.: Beatrijs Albers, Pianofabriek

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