GUEST ARTIST Jonas Vansteenkiste (1984)
Jonas Vansteenkiste lives and works in Kortrijk. He is a visual artist who investigates the field of tension between architectural spaces and the psychological impact of space. He has a broad visual language that ranges from installation, sculpture, video to drawings. He obtained a Master in Media Art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and later a second Master in Research in Art and Design at the ST Lucas in Antwerp.
Next to his solo career he works as a duo with artist Veerle Michiels, together they develop site-specific installations and investigate how fragile history can be.
Vansteenkiste is also a curator and has created several shows with artists such as Manon de Boer, Anouk De Clercq, Ronny Delreu, Freddy Tsimba, Eva Koch, Renato Nicolodi, etc.
Vansteenkiste is internationally active, he was invited as a resident at the renowned cité des arts international in Paris, he was selected for the ZK/U Residency in Berlin where he researched urbanism and scale models.
During both his residencies at Sundaymorning@EKWC, the Netherlands, he developed a complementary visual language by working with ceramics, which he incorporates into his installations.
He was selected and won several prizes, including the provincial prize for visual arts in East Flanders.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in various shows.