Résidence — Brussels

Thomas Bakker

From 24/10/2023 to 14/01/2024

Fondation CAB Brussels is pleased to present its 26st artist-in-residence, Thomas Bakker (The Netherlands, b. 1969).

Thomas Bakker’s conceptual practice explores the way that ideas can be communicated through form, incorporating a diverse range of media including installation, sculpture, photography, film and text. Bakker employs strategies of exhibition making that are often site-specific, viewing exhibitions as a catalyst to produce a reservoir of possible meanings and discursive experiences. His poetic work derives its refined aesthetic from a wide range of influences including film, sculpture and literature. Visual or textual sources and ideas are often repeated across different bodies of work, an indication of his desire to keep ideas in play or to bring them back to life as raw material for future use.

Apart of his residency, Thomas Bakker shot a number of 16 mm films in situ in the Atelier du Moulage depot at the Royal Museum of Art and History of the Cinquantenaire which will be part of sculptures and space installations . These films will be developed, selected and edited during his residency at Fondation CAB.

Thomas Bakker exhibits his new works at the Atelier du Moulage of the Royal Museum of Art and History of the Cinquantenaire from December 14 to December 15, 2023 and at Fondation CAB on December 16, 2023 and January 13, 2024.