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Mark Swysen

Biography

Mark Swysen, * 1965 in Hasselt (Belgien)
Studium der Biologie an der Vrije Universiteit Brüssel
Studium der Kunst: Master of arts & research
Lebt und arbeitet in Antwerpen

Der Künstler Mark Swysen interessiert sich für das menschliche Verhalten in unserer westlichen Gesellschaft. Er geht dabei nicht auf eine anekdotische oder dokumentarische Weise vor. Der Künstler untersucht, wie sich angeborene biologische und psychologische Mechanismen mit Verstand und Emotionen bei der Steuerung des menschlichen Verhaltens gegenseitig beeinflussen. Er setzt dies Thema philosophisch um, indem er die Denkmuster des menschlichen Gehirns und die daraus resultierenden soziologischen Dynamiken des menschlichen Zusammenlebens hinterfragt.

www.markswysen.com

Exhibitions

2015
Flottmannhallen Ruhrmuseum: “I²¹AAA: der bevorstehende Abschied des Abendlandes?”, solo museum show, Herne, D

2014
Fiart, Château de Bougey, Haute-Saône (FR)
interrogating the concept of the original sin, Maschinenhalle Zeche Scherlebeck, Herten (DE)

2013
Sint-Baafs Abdijkerk: “Embodiment”, in situ project curated by Freddy Huylenbroeck (B) and Willem Behr (NL) for Zeeuws Museum, Aardenburg, NL

2011
Rouen (France) DRAC de Haute-Normandie: “H²O”, in situ project in the Cathedral of Rouen on invitation by the Direction Régional d’Art et Culture in collaboration with the Diocèse de Rouen, Rouen, F

Machariussite: in situ installation, commissioned by vzw Machariusproject for their 5th anniversary, Gent, B

2010
FeliXart Museum: “13.7″ extra muros solo-project, in collaboration with the municipality of Drogenbos and the Capital Region Brussels, curated by Sergio Servellon (artistic director), Brüssel, B

MMRK (Museum of Modern Religious Art): interventions in the collection, curated by art director Mark Delrue, Brüssel, B

2009
de Schrijnwerkerij: “Traag danst de tijd zijn oeverloze tango”, in situ solo project commissioned by C.C. de Werft, Geel, B

Magdalenachurch: “Man, a question in 4 seasons?” solo project commissioned by YOT vzw, in collaboration with the city of Bruges and the King Boudewijn Foundation, Bruges, B

O.L.V. Bijstandskerk: “In the name of the Lord” solo project commissioned for the celebration of 40 years Flemish Community, Brüssel, B

2008
Fort Napoleon: “Fortress Europe”, project on the migration issue commissioned by Fort Napoleon, Erfgoed Vlaanderen in collaboration with the city of Ostend, Ostend, B

Campo Galerie: “Berchem Artist of the Year”, annual selection by the department of culture, Antwerpen, B

Pieter and Pauwelchurch: “Dialogue”, exhibition in collaboration with Museum Felix De Boeck curated by art director Sergio Servellon, Mol, B

2007
MuHKA: artist talk on “ creativity”, with Ernest Van Buynder (M HKA chair-man), Julie Espeel (Arteconomy) and Ivo Van Vaerenbergh (MuHKA business club), Antwerpen, B

Abbey Museum Ter Duinen: extra muros project in the Saint-Nicolas-church commissioned by the Department of Culture, Koksyde, B

2006
Sint-Carolus-Borromeuskerk: “Causa Vitae”, solo-project on the meaning of life, later invited by a large number of gothic churches and cathedrals, Antwerpen, B

Campo Santo, “Causa Vitae”, try out of the solo-project, Gent, B

2003
C.C. Muze: “In memoriam Terra” solo show, Zolder, B