Traces AIR Antwerpen

Pieter Geenen

Sep 2018 to Oct 2018
1979 woont en werkt in Brussel

Pieter Geenen is invited for a residency of six weeks in R.A.T. Mexico City. During this residency he explores the influence of the megalopolis on the construction of identity. Next to this Pieter Geenen will research the technical possibilities of the pinhole camera and experiment with super 8 film.

Pieter Geenen works with film, text and photography. His practice articulates a general interest in the suggestive and evocatieve qualities of the landscape, and how that landscape relates to the personal and collective memory and the personal and collective identity. Pieter Geenen tends to translate the complex geopolitical reality into ambiguous reflections on the concept of borders and land. This resolves around places and communities which find themselves between appearing and disappearing, forgetting and remembering, construction and deconstruction, life and death, the utopian and dystopian. As outposts of the Old and the New World they are subjected to war, persecution, colonialism, cultural genocide, migration, economic or demographic changes, globalization and climate change.

Pieter Geenen was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): This land is my Land. This land is your land’, ARGOS, Brussels, 2015; Pieter Geenen, Museum of Ixelles, Brussels, 2012; Land Ahead, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, 2010; Shot by Both Sides - Pieter Geenen & Johan Grimonprez, bkSM #8, cc Strombeek/ De Garage, Mechelen, 2009. His projects were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Visions in the Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, Londen, 2018; The Raft - Art is (not) Lonely, curated by Jan Fabre and Joanna De Vos, Oostende, 2017; COM nu TIES - Thresholds/ Seuils/ Drempels, ARGOS, Brussels, 2017; Some Arguments Later, ISELP, Brussels, 2017; Unfinished Histories: Limes - Voyages de frontière, Médiathèque - Fonds d’art contemporain de la ville de Genève, Geneva, 2015; Blijven Kijken / Ce qui nous regarde/ Dropouts, M Museum Leuven, 2013.