Vanessa Van Obberghen
Lives in Antwerp (BE), born in Seoul (KR).
Vanessa Van Obberghen (°1969) uses different media to reflect upon questions such as perception, migration and integration. Her works are concerned with the role of the 'document,' and the misunderstandings that arise when these come to be translated. This way Van Obberghen makes the glances and points-of-view themselves into the subject of her observations. In her oeuvre, Van Obberghen create space and time for viewers to call their own prejudices into question.
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Vanessa Van Obberghen, Big Wig, 2007. Photography, digital print on aluminium foil mounted on dibond, 120 x 80 cm.
Tracing Cheikh Anta Diop ...
Vanessa Van Obberghen, Tracing Cheikh Anta Diop , 2014. Photography, digital print on aluminium foil mounted on dibond, 86 x 130 cm .
Stair (remake 1996) ...
Vanessa Van Obberghen, Stair (remake 1996) , 2014. Photography, white tiles, mdf, scrap, variable dimensions.
Off Shore (remake 2014)
Vanessa Van Obberghen, Off Shore (remake 2014), 2014. Photography, digital print on aluminium foil mounted on dibond, 112 x 150 cm.
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14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.
The M HKA collection is always expanding. With Recent acquisitions, M HKA showcased purchases that help shape our excisting collection. When
Visite Herentals - Reflec...
04 March 2017 - 26 March 2017.
From 4.3.2017 on M HKA brings a number of works from the permanent collection into Le Paige castle. A local artist reflects on the work of an
Superdemocracy – The Sen...
01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.
The exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY engages with the collections of M HKA (Antwerp) and BPS22 (Charleroi). The exhibitions allows the voices of ind
EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
Exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a cooperation between M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Civilisations don’t appear out of nowhere and never reach a point of completion. They are created, grow and are renewed through cultural exch