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Karel van Laere

1988, the Netherlands

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.

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  • 2017
    • Slow Rise at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery, Milano
    • Slow Rise at EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

Archive

  • 2016
    • Premiere Largo - Eye filmmuseum (NL)
    • Premiere Paralasys - Eye filmmuseum (NL)
    • Premiere Contact - Dutch Design Week (NL)
    • Premiere Slow Rise - Dutch Design Week (NL)
  • 2015
    • Bokko selected for AEROWAVES Top20 best European dance performances (SP)
    • Bokko at Lowlands (NL) Guandong Dance Festival (CH) Zurich Tanzt (SW) Theatre de la Ville, Paris (FR) Seoul Dance centre (K)
  • 2014
    • [Karel van Laere] wins 'Piket kunstprijs' 2014 (NL)
    • [SLow] winner audience award - Cinedans 2014
  • 2013
    • [Impact] Wins Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award 2013 (TW)