Born in 1965 in Antwerp, Belgium. Lives and works in Antwerp.
Bert Danckaert studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts and in the National Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Bert Danckaert has been working as a photographer since 1995. He is a member of POC (Piece of Cake), an international network of photographers, and associate professor of photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
With solo and group exhibitions in Belgium and abroad, his photographs can be found in several museums and collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi and the Museum of Photography in Antwerp.
As a multifaceted artist, he is also a writer, curator and photography art critic. He has published several books of his works: Make sense (2006), Simple Present Beijing (2008), Cape Town Notes (2009), Simple Present (2013) and the novel The Extras (2016).
Bert Danckaert captures the beauty of empty public spaces. Through his compositions, the Belgian artist creates still lives that cannot be identified at first sight.
In his series True Nature, urban landscapes emerge from his photographs resembling abstract paintings. Bert Danckaert builds carefully planned landscapes through cropping and framing, displaying an interest in colors, texture, and architecture. Geometric and organic shapes are part of his visual language.
Bert Danckaert’s photos uncover the magic hidden in every corner of the cities he explored, potentially leading the viewers to look for this magic in their future walks.