Vincen Beeckman (Brussels,1973)
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Represented by Jacques Cerami Gallery, Charleroi, BE

Brussels-based Vincen Beeckman (1973) feeds off the universes that he roams and that move him in his practice. Collaborating intensely and as often as possible with the characters that fill his images, he can also become their model or form a storytelling duo with them. Immersed in the field, inside groups, he often positions himself as the guiding thread of a photographic collection under construction. In the Cracks project for instance, Vincen Beeckman used disposable cameras in collaboration with the homeless of Brussels Central Station.

His work focuses on the fragility of human life and the positive energy that can be decoded or injected into it. As the designer of offbeat projects such as La Fusée de la Motographie or La Pêche aux Canards Belge (Arles, 2019), the photographer also knows how to distance himself from an image and assemble mythical or realistic stories through other mediums such as sound, text, jam-making or still, tea dances…

Another remarkable talent: Vincen is a fan of miniature golf!

selected solo shows

2023(Forthcoming), FotoMuseum Antwerp, BE
2021(Forthcoming), Le Vecteur, Charleroi, BE
2021(Forthcoming), Wolubilis, Brussels, BE
2020Partout ailleurs on dirait Marseille, ZEF, Manifesta Marseille, FR
2020Splendid, Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Ghent, BE
2019Claude et Lilly, Cerami gallery, Charleroi, BE
2019Claude et Lilly, APE, Ghent, BE
2019Histoires Belges, ZEF, Photo Festival Marseille, FR
2019Local Fototek Foundation, Recyclart, Brussels, BE
2018Espinho, Tique Art Space, Antwerp, BE
2018Eric et moi, Office d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, BE
2018Je pense que vous êtes plusieurs, Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, FR
2018Resto chinois (Part II), Eté 78 gallery, Brussels, BE
2018A Castle Made of Sand, Fondation A Stichting, Brussels, BE
2016Si tu ne viens pas je te scalpe, Galerie Jacques Cerami, Charleroi, BE

selected group shows

2022(Forthcoming show with La Devinière), Le Botanique, Brussels, BE
2022(Forthcoming), BPS22, Charleroi, BE
2021Bruxelles Universelle – Multupli.city, Centrale For Contemporary Art, Brussels, BE
2019Amour, No’Photo, Geneva Photography biennial, CH
2019The invisible Cowboy, Le Hangar, Brussels Photo Festival, BE
2018Dry and Spicy, A Galerie, (with Alex Webb), Brussels, BE
2017Marge, FotoFabrik Bln Bxl gallery, (with Frederico Azevedo), Berlin, DE
2017Private Choices, La Centrale électrique, Brussels, BE
2016The Gang, Summer of Photography Biennale BOZAR, Brussels, BE
2016Next Generation Please, BOZAR, Brussels, BE
2015Atopolis, (curated by Wiels), Mons European culture capital

selected books

2021Les éternels (with Nicolas Polli), published by Ciao Press
2020Cracks, published by VOID
2020Le petit Rempart, published by Macaroni Books
2020Filip Anneessens, published by Recyclart
2019Claude et Lilly, published by APE

Public space exhibitions

2021Pikuur, (Solo show curated by Centrale for Contemporary Art), Saint-Pierre Hospital, Brussels, BE
2021Kiel, Fotomuseum Antwerp, BE
2007Metro Station Anneessens, Brussels, BE

awards and grants

2021Grand Prix Image Vevey (Shortlisted)
2020Bourse Futur pour la Culture, Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (Grant)
2018Platform Project, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH (Selected Artist and final nominee)

others

2002 - 2020Visual Arts artistic Director, Educational Facilitator, Recyclart, Brussels, BE
2020Eating manifesto, “A dinner with Franky and Johnny”, Recyclart, Brussels, BE
2014 - 2020Extra Fort (series of photography - themed evenings - invitation of 240 photographers / editors / curators)
Recyclart, Tipi Bookshop, Pinguin Space Project, Botanique, CFC, Brussels, BE
2014 - 2020Fusée de la Motographie (Travelling Photography Museum) – Founder and performer
Fotofestiwal Lodz Pologne, CNA Luxembourg, C/O Berlin, Le Bal Paris, FOtoMUseum Antwerpen, Wiels
2019Performance show, “Soirée Belge”, Rencontres de la Photographie, Temple Arles Books, Arles, FR
2019Workshops, Summer Camp Photography, ISSP Festival, Riga, LV
2007 - 2015“Fotomaton” (Moving Human Photobooth – 14000 pictures collected), Brussels, BE
2010 - 2013“Bewoner van de Maand”, Participative project in collaboration with Netwerk, Aalst, BE