Anneleen Swillen

Anneleen Swillen (°1992) received her Masters’ degree in Object & Jewellery in 2014 (PXL – MAD, Hasselt). The following year, she completed the postgraduate Exhibition and Management of Contemporary Art (Tebeac, School of Arts, Ghent). Since October 2015 she is working on a PhD research entitled ‘Presentation as creation’ at the University of Hasselt and PXL – MAD, Hasselt. In her research, Anneleen will explore the expressive potential roles of presentation techniques in the design process of visual art. Thereby she wants to develop a framework for thinking about presentation as a way of developing new meanings and significance, based on visual artistic work wherein both concepts of creation and presentation overlap and even coincide in autonomous units.

Anneleen is active as a designer and curator, both in Belgium and abroad. Her work was on display in various exhibitions and is represented by gallery Beyond Fashion in Antwerp, where she had her first solo show in 2014 (‘CONTAINERS in context’). Currently she is working as a Toegepast 20 laureate on a new project entitled ‘Exercises in staging objects. Part 1: tools for thought’, wherein she is inspired by jewellery displays and will explore their artistic potential through photography and sculpture. Beside, Anneleen is one of the members and co-founder of No Performance Please., a curatorial research collective concerning  performativity in the visual arts and the impossibility of excluding performances.


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