Kris Verdonck


The training of Kris Verdonck (born 1974) in visual arts, architecture and theatre is reflected in the work he produces: we can situate his creations in the transit zone between the visual arts and theatre, between installation and performance, between dance and architecture. As theatre maker and visual artist, he can already look back on a wide variety of projects. He directed theatre productions and created various installations, amongst others "5"(2003), "Catching Whales Is Easy"(2004), "II" (2005). Verdonck often presents combinations of different installations/performances as "Variations". The first "Stills", consisting of gigantic projections commissioned by La Notte Bianca in Rome, were created in September 2006. In November 2007 he created the theatrical installation "I/II/III/IIII". The following year "End" premièred at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and "Variation IV", a combination of 7 installations, was shown during the festival of Avignon 2008. In January 2010 Kris Verdonck finished the ‘circuit performance’ "Actor #1" which shows 3 variations on the topic of chaos and order. "K, a Society", a circuit of installations and projections inspired by Franz Kafka's work premièred at Theater der Welt 2010 in Essen, Germany. In 2011 Verdonck will be working on two research projects: "Talk" sets out to explore language, while "Exit", created with Alix Eynaudi, aims to tackle theatre as a medium. In 2011 the first solo exhibition of his work, "Exhibition #1" was shown at the House for contemporary art Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium, together with a new work: "Exote".