ABOUT

Hi!

I’m Nico Neefs, Brussels based visual artist, Born in 1987, freelance since 2008.

In my personal work, I explore the relationship existing between sound, images and time.
Since the birth of my first daughter, I’m questioning myself about our perception of time and the different transitions we’re living now, about the rhythm of life, the natural cycles, our various relations to our spiritualities and the impact of our conceptions on our daily life.
Since 2017, in collaboration with Thomas Vaquié, I started to explore sound as a visual element with the video “Ether”

My practice cover a wide range of through the lens based techniques. From still photography to moving images, from print to video installation.

I always struggle to define myself as a specialist. Over the years I worked as a still photographer, as a video director, as a motion control operator, as a rock ‘n’ roll roadie, as a concert organiser, as a creative for marketing companies, published handmade zines, and I had a foot into vfx houses as data wrangler on big features films.

Contact

nico.neefs@gmail.com

+32 493 78 59 60

Here’s a selection of things I’ve been working these last years:

Coming:

23.06.2022 > 03.09.2022 – “Limbes” – In-situ video installation
Musée de la Cour d’Or – Constellation de Metz,  Festival international des arts numériques – FR.
https://www.constellations-metz.fr/

Past:

2021 – “Ether” is in the permanent collection of the Chateau de Beaugency – Centre d’art Numérique, FR

2017 – Ether was showed as an in-situ video installation at the collective exhibition “La danse du vide” at the Cinéma Galeries for the Stellar Swamp Festival, Brussels, Belgium

MAGAZINES

  • Wallpaper – UK
  • L’officiel Art – France
  • Sjiek – Belgium
  • Marie Claire Maison – France
  • Feeling Wonen – Belgium
  • Knack Weekend – Belgium
  • Sight Unseen – USA
  • New York Times – USA
  • Bold Journal – Korea
  • WU Magazine – Italy
  • Elle Décoration – Belgium
  • Archi Magazine – China
  • Art Collector – Germany
  • Attitude – Portugal
  • Elle Decor – Italy
  • Pi Magazine – Netherlands
  • Arquitectura y diseno – Spain
  • CWI Magazine – Gulf and India
  • Forbes – Spain
  • Harpers Bazaar – Brazil
  • Modern – Usa

 

GALERIES & FAIRS

  • Victor Hunt (BE)
  • Galerie du passage (FR)
  • Nilufar (IT)
  • Design Miami / Basel (US/CH)
  • Salone del Mobile Milan (IT)
  • Henry Van de Velde, Design Vlaanderen (BE)
  • Design Museum, Gent (BE)

BOOKS

  • BELGIUM’S BEST DESIGN’, EDITED BY HADEWIJCH CEULEMANS – LUSTER
  • 2013 ‘THINK DUTCH’, EDITED BY ROBERT THIEMANN FRAME
  • IN RESIDENCE DESIGN DIALOGUES 4, SENSE MEMORY, EDITED BY BARBARA BRONDI & MARCO RAINÏ, CORRAINI EDIZIONI 2012

I always love to throw gigs in unconventional places, I do this for fun, only fun.
No fame involved, just good vibes and music I love.
Those thing happens sporadically, if you want to be informed when something pops out, don’t hesitate to send me an email.

 

They played for this magic place we use to live and roll called THE CASTLE:
AYYUKA (TR)

THE WANDS (DK)

HAYVANLAR ALEMI (TR)

SINGAPORE SLING (ICELAND)

ELECTRIC EYE (NORWAY)

TYPHON (FR)

TAU (WORLD)

AURÉLIE EMERY (CH)

NADIA DAOU AKA NÂR (WORLD)

MOANING CITIES (BE)

AZMARI (BE)

THE JUNGLE SYNDROME (BE)

MELLOW LEVY (BE)

MILK TV (BE)

SYCAMORE AGE (IT)

THE BLONDI SALVATION (FR)

THE VICKERS (IT)

QUETZAL SNAKES (FR)

BLACK WAVES (FR)

 

They played for our STELLAR SWAMP Festival:

RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON (nl)

PHOENICIAN DRIVE(be)

RATS ON RAFTS (nl)

THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH(uk)

AH! KOSMOS (tr)

FENSTER(de)

BODA BODA (be)

GIÖBIA (it)

THE LUCID DEAM(uk)

FRED ALSTADT & JP DE GHEEST

HYPOCHRISTMUTFREEFUZZ(be)

MOANING CITIES (be)

NIGHT BEATS (US)

THE OSCILLATION (UK)

WOODEN INDIAN BURIAL GROUND (US)

TOMAGA (UK)

THROW DOWN BONES (IT)

SOUND SWEET SOUNDS (FR)

AZMARI (BE)

MILO GONZALEZ (US)

SCRAP DEALERS (BE)

 

They played on our Pirate Ship, lost in the Belgian forest:

SWEAR I LOVE YOU (CH)

PHOENICIAN DRIVE (BE)

WALRSS (BE)

KING JOKER (BE)

HABILE BILL (FR)

DAWN (WORLD)

TAU, (WORLD)

MELLOW LEVY (BE)

OLI MONHAGAN (UK)

TYPHON (FR-BE-CH)

MILK TV (BE),