Ralph Collier (° 1990, BE) creates film installations, sculptures, photographs and exhibitions that investigate ruptures between fiction and reality.

 

In his artistic practice, Collier questions the nature of image, exhibition and reality by carefully unhinging their constitutive elements and meticulously modifying their fundamental or formal qualities. He reflects on the status of the image, what it can or should mean, and how it can be spectated, especially in the current culture of image overload. Collier considers that there are always ample contextual influences acting upon the viewer, hence impacting the way s/he can read an image. 

Another area in which Collier revels is the liminal space where reality and fiction oscillate. He interrogates how reality is perceived or described, shifting what s/he more often than not does not see.

Embedded in this propositional undertaking is Collier’s fascination for the exhibition format. Having received an education in curating after his MFA, he has a thorough knowledge of the conventions and characteristics of exhibitions, which fosters his curiosity to play with one or more of the model’s parameters. He orchestrates time and space in order to curates encounters happening in them and hence tests the elasticity of the medium.

 

Written by Eline Verstegen

Education

2016 - 2017

Postgraduate Curatorial Studies,

School of Arts KASK, Ghent, BE  

2012 - 2016

Bachelor and Master Fine Arts,

St. Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp, BE  

Internship

2017

Studio Anri Sala, Berlin, GER

Awards

2013

1st place 

Concordia Concours,

PAK Gistel, BE

Contact

Instagram   

+32 473 96 86 94

info@ralphcollier.com

Selected solo exhibitions

2018

Peripheral Vision,

Tique Art Space, Antwerp, BE

2016

Testifying of a real random encounter,

Van Der Mieden Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2015

The Shakespeare Mystery, Antwerp, BE

Selected group exhibitions

2019 - 2020

Nature Morte - Nature Vivante,

(co-curated with Veerle Wenes & Françoise Foulon), 

CID au Grand-Hornu, BE

2019

Le Quotidien, 

Valerie Traan Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2019

KONVOOI, 

Het Entrepot, Bruges, BE

2019

Fake Flowers,

co-curated with Clarisse Bruynbroeck, 

Valerie Traan Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2019

(...) - Alternating Narratives (curator),

St. Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp, BE

2018

chapter one ≈ chapter one,

with Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Damiano Curschellas

& Karen Amanda Moser, BIKINI, Basel, CH

2017

En cours d’installation,

co-curated with Clarisse Bruynbroeck, 

Valerie Traan, Rivoli, Brussels, BE

2017

Rabbit Is The New Beef (curator),

KASK, Ghent, BE                

 

2016 - 2017

Marres Currents #4: Running Time,

(curated by Barbara Cueto & Bas Hendrikx)

Marres, Maastricht, NL

2014

Jeu, Factor 44, Antwerp, BE  

 

2013

Concordia Concours, PAK, Gistel, BE