Vincent MEESSEN (1971, USA) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. In his artistic work including moving images, he decenters and multiplies gazes and perspectives to explore the variety of ways in which colonial modernity has impacted the fabric of contemporary subjectivities. He has presented films and artworks in festivals and artistic institutions around the world, including recent solo shows at The Power Plant, Toronto and Centre Pompidou, Paris, and he has participated in the Chicago, Lubumbashi, Venice, Shanghai, and Taipei biennials, among other exhibitions. Meessen was the recipient of an Ammodo Tiger Award at IFFR in 2018 with Ultramarine. He is a member of Jubilee, a platform for artistic research and production.
Vincent Meessen at IFFR
Made in Belgium
A visual poem narrating the 'exile blues' through spoken-word performance, improvised rhythms, historical objects, documents and a universal colour.