residency: MarchMay 2014

Jurgen Ots (Belgium)

Jurgen Ots

visual artist born in 1978 in Belgium. He graduated from Sint-Lukas University College of Art and received his MA of Fine Arts degree in 2006. His work, lingering on the border between sculpture, installation and (Xerox-) printing, is generated under the Alchemist motto 'Solve et Coagula', literarily meaning dissolve and coagulate, or even more simple; to break down (in smaller parts) and re- assemble (into a new greater whole). Through repetitive actions and extensive ways of manipulation he is exploring the boundaries of the image.

His recent solo exhibitions include: Periaqueductal grey, Elisa Platteau, Brussels; La porte de l'enfer, Elisa Platteau, Brussels; Denoting Frenzy, Etablissement d'en face projects, Brussels. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including: ReMap4, Athens; Rainbow juice at The Helper in New York; Celluloid Brushes at Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi in Berlin; A world bound in secret knots at Giuliani Foundation in Rome and Show me, don't tell me, Brussels Biennal 1 curated by Witte de With, Brussels.

During residency Jurgen Ots worked on his new project in collaboration with Galeria Stereo. His work was also later presented in 2015 at kurz / dust / غبار exhibition at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art. 

This residency has been possible thanks to financial support of Kunsten en Erfgoed (the Flemish Arts and Heritage Agency) and the City of Warsaw.