Sven Augustijnen

Sven Augustijnen

Belgium

Biography

Sven Augustijnen (1970, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels. His work concentrates on political, historical and social themes while constantly challenging a genre definition that reflects a wider interest in historiography and a predilection for the nature of storytelling: ‘Historiography is by no means a natural phenomenon. The way we use stories, images and fiction to construct reality fascinates me.’ His films have been included in international exhibitions and festivals in Athens, Basel, Freiburg, San Sebastián, Siegen, Rotterdam, Tunis, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Vilnius, among others. In 2007 he participated in documenta 12 and in 2011 he received the Evans Prize for Visual Arts. In 2013, his latest film SPECTRES (2011) was distributed through the Art et Essai, Recherche et Découverte network of French cinemas. Augustijnen is a founding member of Auguste Orts, a Brussels-based platform for the production and distribution of films by artists.

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