Jonas Vansteenkiste’s exhibition, Architectural Wounds, is based on layers of personal experiences and emotions that have been translated into architecture. An architecture that takes on a universal form rather than a private one, and creates openings where the visitors can project the windings, rooms and stories of their own individual psyches. The exhibition not only takes aim at the relationship between body and architecture, at trauma and its consequences both physically and psychologically, but also focuses on the path to healing through the act of recapturing the story through an architecture that defies the impossible and occupies the space.
Martin Ålund, Curator
Jonas Vansteenkiste utställning Arkitektoniska sår utgår från lager av personliga erfarenheter och känslor som översatts till arkitektur. En arkitektur som tar en universell form snarare än privat och bildar öppningar där besökaren kan projicera sitt eget psykes vindlingar, rum och berättelser. Utställningen tar spjärn mot förhållandet mellan kropp och arkitektur – mot trauman och dess konsekvenser både fysiskt och psykiskt. Men också vägen till helande i att återerövra berättelsen genom en arkitektur som trotsar det omöjliga och intar platsen.
Martin Ålund, Curator
Detta är Jonas Vansteenkistes första soloutställning i Sverige. Tidigare har Vansteenkistes visats i Sverige på grupputställningen Heat/Energy, Kummelholmen, Vårberg 2021 samt Isolation | Communication, Färgfabriken, Stockholm 2020.
This is Jonas Vansteenkiste’s first solo exhibition in Sweden. Vansteenkistes has previously been shown in Sweden at the group shows Heat/Energy, Kummelholmen, Vårberg 2021 and Isolation | Communication, Färgfabriken, Stockholm 2020.
Jonas Vansteenkiste is a visual artist who investigates the field of tension between architectural spaces and the psychological impact of space. He has a broad visual language that ranges from installation, sculpture, video to drawings. He achieved a Master’s degree in Media Art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and later a second Master’s degree in Research in Art and Design at the ST Lucas in Antwerp.Besides his solo career he works as a duo with artist Veerle Michiels, together they develop site-specific installations and investigate how brittle history can be.
Vansteenkiste is also a curator and made several shows with artists: Manon de Boer, Anouk De Clercq, Ronny Delreu, Freddy Tsimba, Eva Koch, Renato Nicolodi, and more. Vansteenkiste is internationally active, he was invited as a resident at the renowned cité des arts international in Paris, he was selected for the ZK/U Residency in Berlin where he researched urbanism and scale models.
During his residency at Sundaymorning@EKWC, The Netherlands, he developed an additional visual language by working with ceramics, which he incorporates into his installations.
He was selected and has won various awards and prizes, including the provincial prize for visual arts in east Flanders.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in multiple exhibitions.