Traces AIR Antwerpen

Wim Catrysse

Apr 2019 to Jun 2019
1973 °Louvain, lives and works in Antwerp

Wim Catrysse takes part in a residency of three months at Mamarat, Ramallah, the residency program of the Municipality of Ramallah, in the framework of the exchange and exhibition project Everyday Forms of Resistance (2019-2020).

Wim Catrysse is a Belgian artist and filmmaker. He has worked in various media, but since the late 1990’s Catrysse has focused on the medium of film in the form of multi-channel video installations and single-screen works. More recently he started working within the context of theater. Catrysse’s films are rarely the result of a preconceived idea, but arise from direct and intuitive interactions with the geographical and socio-cultural aspects of a place and its inhabitants. In his recent films Wim Catrysse focusses on sites where industrial exploitation takes place, contested environments where reckless human interaction determines the geography. Wim Catrysse’s approach is an attempt to fulfill a catalytic role in the development of an artistic mind map with regard to the complex relations in a globalized world.

Wim Catrysse was invited for the following solo exhibitions and screenings (a selection): Outpost, Belgian premiere, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 2018; Restricted Area, De Garage Mechelen, 2014; Outward-bound, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, 2011; Dusking, LLS387, Antwerp, 2009; Caught in the Act, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2006; Lifted, SMAK, Ghent, 2004; Witness. Listen … and sign as having seen, ARGOS, Brussels, 2001. His works were shown in the following group exhibitions, screenings and filmfestivals (a selection): Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, 2018; deSingel, Antwerp, 2018; Rencontres International, HKW, Berlin, 2018; International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2018; The Living Room XL, AIR Antwerpen, 2017; Ruhrtriennale, Essen, 2016; The Corner Show, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, 2015; Screening Room: Brussels, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, 2012; Fantasy, M HKA, 2008.

Everyday Forms of Resistance is an exchange and public program that has come about as a result of the collaboration between AIR Antwerpen; CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (U-Jazdowski); Helsinki International Artist Program (HIAP); and the Municipality of Ramallah.