The photographic work of the Belgian artist Lisa De Boeck is based on impulses she got from an early age and then throughout the years she continued the reflexive use of the camera through occasional self-portraiture. As a result, the work selected for the first exhibition in the framework of the residency at Villa Pérochon during ‘Les Rencontres 2022 de la jeune photographie internationale’ at Niort, focuses primarily on self-portraits she took over the years. Mostly while testing at home, traveling, or when living alone at the time. Which eventually lead to the creation of docufictional and fairytale-like images where anything is possible and where viewers can choose their interpretations. In the same way, she will also approach the residency as it unfolds, guided by the moment, the sensations, and the possibilities at hand.
Lisa De Boeck (1985) is a self-taught photographer living and working in Brussels. She is also better known as the daughter of Marilène Coolens, with whom she has formed the unique Belgian mother-daughter artist duo memymom since 2004. When Lisa was a child, Marilène started taking photos of her when she was playing all sorts of improvised theatrical sketches from 1990 till 2003. This analog archive was bundled under the title ‘The Umbilical Vein’. As of 2004, she also began photographing digitally and reworking images in all their unconventionality. The strength of their duo and symbiosis also lies in their individuality as artists, still being two completely different people who get along very well and are also independently creative.
First exhibition: 1 April – 29 April 2022 (open from Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30pm till 6.30pm)
3 Rue de la Chamoiserie
79000 Niort, France
Residents 2022 with the artistic guidance by François CHEVAL: Lucie BELARBI, Lisa DE BOECK (Belgique), Clémence ELMAN, Julia GENET, Baudouin MOUANDA (Congo), Erdiola MUS- TAFAJ (Italie), Joséphine VALLÉ FRANCESCHI, Ali ZANJANI (Iran).