PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
This is your last chance to visit Art: Concept Gallery’s exhibition of new works by Geert Goiris, “Plot Twist” that ends on December 10, 2016.Read More
PHOTOGRAPHS AS PROPHESIES – GEERT GOIRIS ON HIS LATEST PHOTOBOOKRead More
New National Museum in Monaco presents the exhibition Construire une Collection (Building a Collection), a selection of works purchased over the past ten years. It takes place in both exhibition areas of the NMNM, first of all from January at the Villa Paloma, and then from March at the Villa Sauber.Read More
Born in 1971 in Bornem, Geert Goiris lives and works
in Antwerp. Primarily using photography, Goiris’ practice documents
strange sites and unusual encounters with subjects that appear
distinctly out of place, whether a rock formation, an abandoned
house or an albino wallaby. His technique reflects the
unnaturalness of the situations he records, using prolonged
photographic exposure to lend his pictures a surreal quality.
Constantly traveling in search of images to complement his singular
lexicon, Goiris has evolved a body of work, which he describes as
"Traumatic Realism”. His photographs often represent alienated
landscapes: empty fields, mountains and abandoned urban
environments infused with nostalgia, solitude and drama.
Solo shows include “Amygdala” at Extra City, Antwerp (2016), “Fight or Flee” at FRAC Haute Normandie, Rouen (2016), "Flash Bulb memories, “Ash Grey Prophesies” at FOAM, Amsterdam (2015), “Unfathomable”, Belfast Exposed, UK (2015), VOX, Montreal (2014), Barrage de Mauvoisin, Le Châble (2014), Museum M, Leuven (2013), "Darkcloud", Galerie art:Concept, Paris (2012), "Whiteout and Other Stories", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2012), and “Imagine There’s No Countries”, Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine (2009).
His work has been on display in group shows at Centre Pompidou Metz - Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Palais de Tokyo, Paris - Bozar, Brussels - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam - MUHKA, Antwerp - NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf - S.M.A.K, Ghent - Les rencontres de Photographie, Arles - Museum of contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile - Jeu de Paume, Paris - Manifesta 5, San Sebastian and Platform Garanti, Istanbul.
Monographic books include “Czar Bomba”, “Lying Awake”, “Proliferation” and “Prophet”(Roma Publications, Amsterdam).
Geert Goiris is represented by Galerie Art:Concept in Paris.
For additional information about this artist, visit Mutual Art