Self-taught artist Guillaume Bijl (born 1946, Antwerp, where he lives and works), is mostly recognized for his alternative take on conceptual art, his desire to directly engage the viewer, and his Transformation Installations started in the late 1970s. In these works he realizes meticulous imitations of everyday realities in galleries and museums, mainly focusing on trade and exchange locations—whether in commodities, information, or skills.

Toon Boeckmans’ projects include installations, sculptures and paintings. His work defies ready classification and is often both dystopian as well as humoristic. Toon’s multifaceted works are often centered around observations of, and engagements with, the poetry of the profane, the momentary, the homo ludens and non-verbal communication.

D.D.Trans, pseudonym of Frank Tuytschaever, lives and works in Kruiskerke and belongs to the same generation of artists as Honoré d'0, Wim Delvoye, Michel François and Ann Veronica Janssens. In his work he often gives a small, surrealistic twist to everyday objects. The specific form language of D.D.Trans is in line with minimalism.(Picture: David Samyn)

Anthony Duffeleer expresses his thinking patterns by using objects which can be of different origin. They are intuitively altered or combined and become a reflective interlocutor capturing the vibrations of our society and thinking. Conventions, truths, cyclicity, humility, stigmatization and even arrogance are actors that, sometimes tackled by mental distortion or humor, determine the identity of the work. (Picture: Vita Duffeleer)

Kris Martin is internationally recognized for a rigorous conceptual practice in which he addresses existential questions with subtlety and wit. Martin’s sculptures, drawings, photographs and installations reflect his ongoing preoccupation with matters of human existence and its contradictions. In his work Martin often makes use of the readymade; through subtle acts of displacement and with minimal intervention, he re-contextualizes familiar objects, infusing them with new meaning.

The oeuvre of Sofie Muller portrays La Condition Humaine in a wayward way. This results in an impressive and varied repertoire in which man excels in all his vulnerability. With installations and sculptures, supplemented with works on paper, she visualizes our deepest and darkest psyche. Her urge for perfection and craftsmanship reconciles with the sometimes brutal visualization of inner injuries, which reinforces her message and leads to a mental portrait of us, human beings.

Through her artwork, Polly Pollet evokes a personal view on reality that confronts us with ourselves in relation to the Other. As a storyteller she explores the human condition by aesthetically dissecting topics such as sexuality and intimacy, individuality and identity, privacy, taboo and connectivity. With the mind of a researcher she critically analyses the societal phenomena that emerge out of our contemporary hyper digitalized era.

Simon Verheylesonne lives and works in Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium. His multi-disciplinary practice is centered on the importance of the semiotic/iconic quality of images. Driven by our “innate ability to create” he researches how these creative manifestations relate to their community. Verheylesonne pays a tribute to his/our collective past, to the arts, to objects and memories that changed his worldview as a child and today as an adult.