M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Bia Davou

1932 - 1996

Died in Athens (GR), born in Athens (GR).

Bia Davou (1932 – 1996) studies painting at the atelier of Costas Iliadis (1952-1958). Initially she paints compositions which tend towards the style of Abstract Expressionism and Art Informel. From the early seventies on, she shows an interest in creating a new form of language communication based on the codes of science and technology.

In 1970 she exhibits a series of three-dimensional syntheses made from plastic materials, at the PR gallery in Athens. Consequently she turns to researching the diagrammatic structure of the image, reproducing computer programmes and codes via specific commands.  These commands give Davou the opportunity to develop her personal theory about the work of art, its social function and its communication potential.

In 1976, she participates in the show of the art group Processes - Systems at the Athens Art Gallery, where she presents electrical circuits on copper plates. Two years later, she presents her Serial Structures at Desmos gallery, a natural progression from her previous interests via which dots are organised according to sequences of Fibonacci numbers and binary language systems, having the ability to go on forever.

In 1981 she translates the rhythmic scheme of ‘The Odyssey’ into serial structures on white sails/canvases which comprise a parable of Odysseus’s journey. She thus inaugurates a series of presentations with sails which gradually develop more freely in space and transform from solid sails on stable bases, to suspended triangular pieces of lightly woven painted cloth. The sails are organised according to the space they are shown in.


>Bia Davou, Serial Structures, 1978.Installation, ink, graph paper.

>Bia Davou, Sail - Odyssey, 1982.Sculpture, fabric, thread, 440 x 470 x 157 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. 15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens, Part I: Thinking Visually. 28 April 2017 - 25 June 2017.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Ensemble: Middle Gate.


> Ensemble: Thinking Visually.