Contact

nico.neefs@gmail.com

+32 493 78 59 60

Portrait by Vincent Van Utterbeek

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.

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.

I’m focusing now on my personal practice, from photography to movie direction, from print to video installation. I stay open for interesting assignements.

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

Current:

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

Past:

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/

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

2014 – Zero Gravity – Choreographic Captures – Exhibition “Moving Movies: Film/ Art/ Video in Choreography” in the Villa Stuck Museum in Munich

photography design Maarten De Ceulaer desk of suitcase leather mutation photographer objects studio fendi design miami basel
Illustration for Design Miami/Basel 2012
photography design Maarten De Ceulaer balloon bowls photographer objects studio victor hunt
Maarten De Ceulaer, Balloon bowls
photography design Maarten De Ceulaer desk of suitcase mutation photographer objects studio
Maarten De Ceulaer, Suitcase desk
Kwango Lee design photography photographer interior architecture
Kwango Lee, Feather lamps

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
  • Dezeen

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
photography design Maarten De Ceulaer sofa mutation photographer objects
Maarten De Ceulaer, Mutation Bench

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),