Traces AIR Antwerpen

Sebastiaan Willemen

Jan 2019 to Feb 2019
1990 °Bonheiden, lives and works in Brussels

Sebastiaan Willemen was invited for a residency of one month in Kooshk Residency Tehran, as part of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency. The last two years this exchange happened in collaboration with BOZAR and EUNIC. A presentation with Sebastiaan Willemen and Pantea Shayesteh took place at BOZAR.

Sebastiaan Willemen is initiator and member of the multidisciplinary collective Chepas together with visual artist Lola Daels. Sebastiaan Willemen focuses on the physical and mental perception of space, the occurrence of liminal space and the urban phenomena behind the metabolism of the city. During his residency in Tehran Sebastiaan focused structures in public space that control the movements of pedestrians, and the way that is dealt with traffic. He does this by the introduction of interventions, installation and the use of video and photography.

Sebastiaan Willemen and Chepas Collective were invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Amman Iman, Flemish-Morrocan House Darna, Brussels, 2019; Khettara, Vitrine, LUCA, Brussels, 2018; Intervention, viavia, Brussels, 2017
His works were shown in the following group exhibitions: Khial Nkhel Art Space, Marrakech, 2018; Queens Collective, Marrakech, 2018; Jardin Maritime, Brussels, 2017; Next Generation, Please, BOZAR, Brussels, 2016; Er hangt iets in de lucht..., Kruithuis, Den Bosch.