Filmmaker and artist

Sven Augustijnen is a filmmaker and artist whose work largely focuses on the permeable borders between fiction and reality. Using a wide range of genres and techniques, his publications, films, and installations mirror historiography and show a fondness for storytelling. In his well-known film Spectres (2011), Augustijnen traces Belgium’s colonial history, particularly the assassination of Congolese politician Patrice Lumumba. He has had solo shows at The Hugh Lane, Dublin, 2016–2017; La Loge, Brussels, 2016; Taipei Biennial, Taipei, 2016; Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, 2015; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2014; and Contour Mechelen, Mechelen, 2013.