Traces AIR Antwerpen

Pieter Huybrechts

May 2015
1977 °Brasschaat, lives and works in Antwerp

In the framework of the new exchange program between Antwerp and Tehran, Pieter Huybrechts has been selected for a residency of four weeks in Tehran. Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian is invited to do a residency of four weeks in AIR Antwerpen in August 2015.

The influence of urban texture plays an essential role in the practice of Pieter Huybrechts. He departs from photography but easily going into other media and art disciplines like installation art, theatre and performance. He uses photography as a tool to capture, organize and repeat the various perspectives through which he looks at his surroundings. Through this process Pieter Huybrechts focusses on the corner stone of our everyday surroundings, presenting them in ambiguous images who seem in the same time close and far.

Pieter Huybrechts graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): The book project, icw Erki De Vries, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, 2012; ARASST toonmoment #8, icw Luc Vleugels, Warande Turnhout, 2012; Condition, QUSS, Antwerp, 2009; Scapes, Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Ghent, 2007; Heads, Koraalberg, Antwerp, 2004. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Curating Space, EMWAP Festival, SALT, Istanbul, 2015; The Image Generator, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, 2015; Le Pli/De Plooi, WorkPlace, Antwerp, 2014; Playground Festival, M Museum, Leuven, 2014; Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, 2013.