For its first participation at UNSEEN, Eva Steynen.Deviation(s), is presenting for the 2023 edition a solo exhibition of works by Belgian artist Christine Clinckx (°1969) consisting of three recent series 'Lover Boy', 'The Noice Person' and 'The Artist Elisabeth Virginia, Joanna, Verheyen'.
1969 (B), lives and works in Antwerp (B)
Multimedia artist, performer and activist Christine Clinckx combines actuality and history in her installations and photographic work. Her photographic prints are made with an early 20th-century large-format camera obscura using a 19th-century wet-plate collodion process.
The works are part of an ongoing project based on a combination of found landscape photographs and family pictures. By cutting these images up and then manipulating them, their original meaning and function are disturbed and transformed, with ghost-like figures haunting landscapes of the past.
Clinckx combines historic and contemporary photographic techniques, giving rise to serendipitous and evocative imperfections - streaks, scratches, spots, and pits that estrange the original subject.
Clinckx‘ work shows how the past continuously penetrates the present and how we relate to this interaction amongst contemporary events and personal experiences, combining anonymous historical sources of familial relationships with private autobiographical narratives and critical engagement. Referring both literally and figuratively to the passage of time, capturing tensions between nature, history and memory.
Christine Clinckx studied at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts Antwerp (1989 - 1992). Since then her work was on view in numerous exhibitions national and international, including De Warande Turnhout B; Jacob Jordaenshuis, Cultureel Centrum 't Elzenveld , Antwerp ; Overbeck- Gesellschaft, Lübeck (D); Raum für Kunst, Graz, (AU); Cultureel Centrum de Markten, beurschouwburg, Brussels; Occupation ICC, Hessenhuis, INBOX MuHKA Antwerp ; Error Error, Bruge,( curator Michel Dewilde); Biennale Borken, (curator Jan Hoet) (D); Ename Actueel,(curator Flor Bex); Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle; Flux Art Gallery, Brussel; Dagmar de Pooter Gallery, Antwerp; De Garage, Mechelen; Stedelijk Museum - De Werf Aalst curator Roger D'Hondt; Brakke Grond Amsterdam curator Jan Van Woensel (NL); Geukens & Devil Gallery Antwerp; Verbeke foundation, Kemzeke; MAS Antwerp curated by Walter Van Beirendonck; Lokaal 01 Antwerp; L.A.C. Narbonne France; Bernaerts Gallery, Antwerp, Eva Steynen.Deviation(s), Art Rotterdam (NL), Positions Berlin (D), Pedrami Gallery, Antwerp, Musea Brugge, Art au Centre Liège, Galerie Ladislava Sutnara, Pilsen Czech Republic .
Works in public and private collections: SMAK, Museum Ghent (B); Groeninghe Museum, Bruge (B); Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, (NL); Provincie Antwerpen (B) and private collections (the Netherlands & Belgium)