Sidney Aelbrecht

Jan 2018 to Jun 2018
1990 lives and works in Antwerp

Together with Czech artist Romana Drdova, Sidney Aelbrecht is invited for a residency of six months in the framework of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and MeetFactory Prague. The first three months of their residency takes place in AIR Antwerpen, the last three months in the MeetFactory, Prague.

Sidney Aelbrecht researches archetypes using painting, music and installation. His paintings show trivial and meaningful objects placed in surreal environments constructed out of coulourfields. These seemingly naive images reveal layers that refer to philosophy, art history, literature and a personal symbolism. Through musical collaborations he explores the duality between intuition and the rational. This often results in installations where image meets sound. During his residency Sidney Aelbrecht will experiment with the construction of maquettes and theatre decors. 

Sidney Aelbrecht was invited for the following exhibitions: Plan B, Bekegem, 2017: SOLO Expo, Drongenhofkapel, Ghent, 2017; A walk through the park, TCG Nordica, Kunming, Yunnan, 2016; A perfect storm for business, Governors Mansion, Ghent, 2016. Hommage, Bozar, Brussels, 2016; Young, Het Kunstenhuis, Harelbeke, 2016.