Traces AIR Antwerpen

Mathieu Verhaeghe (STRT Kit)

Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
1986 woont en werkt in Antwerpen

Mathieu Verhaeghe participates in the third edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of Studio Start in collaboration with AIR Antwerpen and Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp.

The roots of Mathieu Verhaeghe's art practice are situated in the tradition of painting. Over time it has evolved towards a multidisciplinary practice with conceptual and performative aspects, whereby the emphasis often shifts towards actions of the artist. Mathieu investigates the tension between existential weight and lighthearted relativism. His work presents itself as a reflexion of the artist on himself, artistry, and art as object.

Mathieu Verhaeghe was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): I love Kippenberger, Galerie BE-Lieven, Antwerp, 2016; Silent Circle, Cinema Zuid, Antwerp, 2016; De Sokkel van Teniers, KASKA, Antwerp, 2015; A L’Etat Sauvage, Maison d’art & design – Les Forges de Tronçais, Tronçais, 2015; Showcase 2015, KASKA, Antwerp, 2015; KoMASK vzw Bachelor Prize, KASKA, 2014; DEUCE Painting sculpture, 2014; Starter Prize, KASKA, Antwerpen, 2013.