Shirley Villavicencio Pizango

SHIRLEY VILLAVICENCIO PIZANGO - Dode konijnen, kapitalisme en feminisme (De Standaard, Jozefien Van Beek)

Bekende laureaten zijn onder meer Rinus Van de Velde, Koen van den Broek en Nicolas Provost. De tien studenten die in het vreemde coronajaar 2020 afstudeerden, stellen nu tentoon op de Gossetsite in ­Molenbeek.


Curator Daniella Géo, die de studenten twee jaar lang volgde, wilde geen thema of concept vastleggen. Ze gaf de tentoonstelling de titel In a long blink of an eye. ‘Een toespeling op onze contradictorische perceptie van tijd’, zegt Géo. Toch zijn er enkele rode draden. Zo houden meerdere kunstenaars zich bezig met machtsverhoudingen: tussen mannen en vrouwen, tussen blank en zwart, tussen mens en natuur. De Peruaanse schilder Shirley Villavicencio Pizango, die al werd opgepikt door galerie Geukens & De Vil, maakte de installatie A tear for power....

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SHIRLEY VILLAVICENCIO PIZANGO - The collection of Flor Linckens (Galleryviewer)


Shirley Villavicencio Pizango was born in Lima but has lived in Belgium since she was five. As a child she already knew that she wanted to become an artist, but she was amazed by how women and specifically women of colour have been depicted on the canvas throughout art history: viewed from a combination of the oriental and male gaze, as mentioned above. Villavicencio Pizango: “I think it is very important to paint people with a brown skin colour: beautifully and frequently. To give them a new, powerful place in painting.” In her work we don’t see any slaves or even the slightest suggestion of primitiveness, but rather people of colour who are empowered, who are the protagonist in their own story.

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In a Long Blink of an Eye - HISK Laureates 2020

From Wednesday 16 December untill Sunday 31 January

Gabrielle Petitstraat 4-6, 1080 Brussels

Artists: Hanane El Farissi, Katya Ev, Helen A Flanagan, Che-Yu Hsu, Nikolay Karabinovych, Diego Lama, Štefan Papčo, Oussama Tabti, Luca Vanello and Shirley Villavicencio Pizango.

Curator: Daniella Géo

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Walk the Art Route of To Be Antwerp 5th edition

From 27 November 2020 until 11 December 2020

Discover this year’s graduates by walking the art route along the windows of all participating locations.

To participate in TO BE 2020, Geukens & De Vil selected Elien Roemendael & Jeffe De Brabandere.

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PETER DE MEYER - Listen to Your Eyes (Voorlinden, Wassenaar)

From 19 November, Museum Voorlinden will present Listen to Your Eyes. For this collection presentation, art collector and museum founder Joop van Caldenborgh was given the nearly impossible task of selecting his favourites from among the modern and contemporary works he has spent the past six decades collecting. The result is a visual journey of discovery that offers you a glimpse inside the mind of the collector. 

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ANE VESTER - A change of colour is likely

Ane Vester presents The change of color is likely. This artist book is conceived in two parts: a section with artist pages printed in 11 different Pantone colours, followed by a second part including an essay by Magnus Thorø Clausen and an interview by Ann Cesteleyn.


Published by Peter Foolen Editions
Edition of 500 copies

Price: 20 euro / 18 GBP


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