Talk by Koen Deprez, A Few Words about Fictions and Invisibles in my Architecture Work
Koen Deprez (Kortrijk, 1961) graduated in 1984, from what was then the St. Lukas School of Art and Architecture in Brussels. He subsequently collaborated with OMA (Rotterdam) and Studio Alchimia (Milan) and, enriched by these academic and professional experiences, began developing his passion for landscapes, interiors and urban spaces – a preoccupation of his since the early 1980s. Deprez explores these dislocated and imposing environments via drawings, collages, architecture, isometries and interventions, and even through an educational curriculum. Although Deprez trained as an interior architect, the two most decisive moments in his career took place beyond the walls of the architecture school. One of them was the army.
Important exhibitions: Storefront for Art and Architecture, New-York – Museum voor Sierkunst, Ghent – Musée Horta, Brussels – Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt – Sint-Lukasgalerij, Brussels – Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki – Nietzsche Archive, Weimar – Kunsthal, Rotterdam – Deutsches Architectur-Museum, Frankfurt a/Main – Gammel Dok, Kopenhagen – Fundaçao das Descobertas Lisbon – Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach – Grande Arche, Paris-La Défense – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – SMAK, Gent – Lokaal 01, Breda – Center for Architecture, New-York – ETH, Zurich Scientific assistant at the KU Leuven, faculty of Architecture (Brussels).