Bieke Depoorter & Ramon Pez in conversation with Joachim Naudts
Saturday Night Talk
Saturday 8th June from 20:00pm @Space Studios - FREE entry
Bieke and Ramon will engage in a dynamic conversation with Joachim Naudts from Antwerp’s FOMU on Bieke’s current work Agata and about the creative process behind the design concept of book making. Joachim’s involvement with Bieke work and Ramon’s personal dedication in book-design will add an insight to the beautiful and complex world of visual story-telling.
Bieke Depoorter (°1986, Belgium) received a master’s degree in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in 2009. Three years later, when just 25 years old, she was made a nominee of the photo cooperative Magnum Photos, where she was named a full member in 2016. Depoorter has won several awards and honors, including the Magnum Expression Award, The Larry Sultan award and the Prix Levallois. She has published four books: Ou Menya, I am About to Call it a Day, As it May Be, and Sète#15. She worked together with Aperture, Editions Xavier Barral, Edition Patrick Frey, Lannoo, Hannibal and Le bec en l'air to publish these books.
Ramon Pez Studio is a Creative Lab for Visual Arts, publishing, and exhibition design. The Studio headquarter is based between Barcelona & Mexico city.
Studio's works focuses on projects where stories and narrative structures mix different media.
His most recent projects including: A History of Misogyny – On abortion book (Laia Abril, Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2018), Oscurana (Antoine D’Agata, Inframundo, 2019), Libyan Sugar (Michael Christopher Brown, Twin Palms, 2016), Ponte City (Mikhael Subotzky, Patrick Waterhouse, Steidl, 2014), Afronauts (Cristina de Middel, Self-publishing, 2012) and the Art direction of COLORS magazine.
Joachim Naudts (BE, °1982) started curating exhibitions on contemporary photography in 2008. He has curated over 30 exhibitions, most of them for FOMU (museum of photography, Antwerp, Belgium), including Paul Kooiker – Untitled (nude) (2018), Harry Gruyaert – Retrospective (2018), The Still Point of the Turning World – Between Film and Photography (2017), Boris Mikhailov – Ukraine (2016), Mijn vlakke land (My Flat Land, 2015), Broomberg & Chanarin – Everything was Beautiful and nothing Hurt (2014) and Power! Photos! Freedom! (2013). He is also chief-editor of the FOMU magazines Extra and .tiff and is regularly invited as a jury-member, speaker, curator, writer, advisor and guest teacher in the field of contemporary photography. www.fomu.be