Vincen Beeckman

Born in 1973 in Brussels, Belgium. Lives and Works in Brussels.

© Vincen Beeckman

© Vincen Beeckman

Vincen Beeckman

Vincen Beeckman

 

As a photographer and a programmer at ASBL Recyclart (Brussels) since 2002, Vincen Beeckman is a « creator of a protean work » (Jean-Marc Bodson, 2018). His work is exhibited throughout Belgium (FOMU, ISELP, Wiels @ Mons, Bozar, Central for Contemporary Art, Foundation A, Summer Gallery 78, Gallery A, etc.), but also across Europe, especially in Berlin (Germany), Lithuania, Porto (Portugal), Switzerland, Toulouse (France), Naples, Riga, etc. Vincen Beeckman is an unconventional photographer. He is a performer, an actor of photography, he develops photographic projects involving the local population, he exhibits in public spaces or distributes disposable cameras to migrants. He makes pictures « with people, all people. (...) without worrying about reproducing a style, or even less, to conform to the labels of contemporary art » (J-M Bodson).

As an unconventionnal photographer, Vincen Beeckman lets himself being guided by his camera. He captures still life, neither beautiful nor ugly, just being on his path.

As part of the PhotoBrussels Festival, Vincen Beeckman brings out a series of still lifes captured during his trip to the United States and especially to New York. Packaging and trashes on the floor, bunches of fake flowers, frescoes in trompe l'oeil, tables set up,… in short, everyday objects he finds along his way, neither beautiful nor ugly, just there. His photographs will be coupled with texts from Kapser Demeulemeester.