Karel van Laere makes both video art and live performances.
In his work, the central theme is made up of opposing human movement to mechanical movement. Using electric hoists Van Laere shows the helplessness of the human body. From his work one can distil the ambition to amaze the viewer with new perspectives and different ways of seeing.
With his video artwork “Impact” he won in 2013 the first prize at the Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award in Taiwan. In November 2014 Karel van Laere was in The Hague awarded the “Piket Art Prize” for young artists in the category of theater.
After graduating as a performer at the Maastricht Theatre Academy in 2012, Van Laere continued his education at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. Currently he works, from his studio in The Hague, on several new video works and live performances.