Emmanuel Van Der Auwera

1982 · Belgium

Artist biography

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Belgium, like other well-known artists such as Eva De Chabaneix, Jules Vermeire, Rik De Boe, Koen De Cock, and Maxim Frank. Emmanuel Van Der Auwera was born in 1982.


Emmanuel Van Der Auwera most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels with the exhibition The Death of K9 Cigo. The exhibition was open from 04 September 2019 until 13 December 2019. Emmanuel Van Der Auwera's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Dogs of the newfoundland (12 January 2018 - 24 February 2018) at Baronian Xippas in Brussels and White Noise (01 March 2019 - 14 April 2019) at 214 Projects in Dallas .

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera in private collections

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera's works can be found on Artland in the following collection: harlan. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Shahnaz Aghayeva.

Historical Context of Belgium

Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a essential role in Surrealism, particularly through the work of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Other important Belgian artists of the twentieth century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans. In the late 19th century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an important hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also a key artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.

Further Biographical Context for Emmanuel Van Der Auwera

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera was born in 1982 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Emmanuel Van Der Auwera

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