Jasper Rigole (BE)

°1980, Bruges, BE
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium

2009-2015: PhD in the arts – University College Ghent (KASK) / Ghent University (UGent)
2007-2008: Laureate Higher institute for fine arts, Ghent (HISK)
2000-2004: Master in Audiovisual Art – Royal Academy for Fine Arts, Ghent (KASK)

Solo Exhibitions

- IMAGE — CAMERA — IMAGE, Out of Sight, Antwerpen (2021 - duo with Esther Shalev Gerz)
- Pre-Triënnale Brugge: PLATFORM (2020)
- Home Movies, Cinema OFFoff, Gent (2020)
- Homeless Movies, Huis van Alijn, Gent (2016)
- Le Système des objects, Brugge, (2016)
- Archivio Aperto – Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia Bologna (IT) (2016)
- 81 dingen waarvan ik dacht dat ik ze vergeten was, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL) (2015)
- 81 dingen waarvan ik dacht dat ik ze vergeten was, Z33, Hasselt (2015)
- OUTNUMBERED, a brief history of imposture: SMAK (BE) (2009)
- The Rehearsal Room, FormContent, London, (UK) (2008)

Group Exhibitions (selection)

- De Poreuze Stad, Triënnale Brugge
- The Image generator, Kunsthal ExtraCity, Antwerpen
- Het gebaar en de wens tot communicatie, Age d’or, Cinematek, Brussel

- Gekende woorden, Tielt
- 4’30”, wekelijkse TV rubriek tijdens Denderland TV, Eclips TV.

- Op losse Schroeven, museum Dr. Guislain, Gent
- Saudade: niets bestaat dat niet iets anders aanraakt, Watou
- Elective Affinities V, a collaboration with Ria Verhaeghe, Rijksarchief Brugge

- Kunstroute Muren, Geraardsbergen
- FLIP, About image construction, School of Arts, Gent
All you need is the lavatory, Croxhapox
Herzamelen II, Wulffaert Parket, Eeklo

- Herzamelen I, Croxhapox, Gent
- Homeless movies in de stad, Huis van Alijn, Gent

- Heden: Vergeten, VHDG, Leeuwarden (NL)
- Selective Memory: Artists in the archive, Glucksman Gallery, Cork (IE)

- Flashback, meditations on memory, SMAC, Berlin (DE)
- Hansevideoartworks – Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck (DE)
- Archives: déplier l’histoire, L’iselp, Brussels (BE)
- Post Script, International Filmfestival Rotterdam (NL)

- Dublin Doubles, Broadcast Gallery, Dublin (IE)
- Our Memory?, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (CN)
- Young Belgian Art Prize, Bozar, Brussels (BE)
- La joie de se perdre, Villa de Olmen (Wieze) & D’Apostrof (Meigem) (BE)

- Reality Bites, KIASMA, Helsinki (FI)
- KANAL, Soubry, Roeselare (BE)
- Between Memory and Representation, De Bond, Bruges (BE)

- Nostalgia Machines: David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, R.I. (US)
- Freestate: Oosteroever, Oostende (BE)
- Vergeet ’t maar: Corrosia!, Almere (NL)

- Expanding documentary: de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
- Zweierlei: Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (CH)
- Manifesta8: Murcia (ES)
- The past is a foreign country: CoCA, Torun, (PL)

- Ename actueel: Hoofdstuk VI, Ename
- The Zero Budget Biennial: Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris (FR)
- 1ères journées internationales du court-métrage de Nador (MA)
- An Evening on Memory: Courtisane filmfestival, Ghent
- 10 + 2 1/2, presentation of the archive of Voorkamer, Voorkamer, Lier
- It’s not for reading. It’s for making, FormContent, London (UK)

- Perché realizzare un’opera quando è così bello sognarla soltanto?, University, Ghent
- In-Flux, la Machine à Eau, Mons
- Found/Gevonden/Trouvé, Voorkamer, Lier
- La conquête du monde par l’ image, Josworld, Brussels

- El manifiesto de Santiago, Centro cultural Matucana 100, Santiago De Chile (CL)
- Underground, Salons voor Schone Kunsten, Sint-Niklaas


Elective Affinities (published by Editions Menard)
- Edition I, a collaboration with Egon Van Herreweghe (Gent)
- Edition I, a collaboration between Lara dhont & Egon Van Herreweghe (Mechelen)
- Edition III, a collaboration with Peter Morrens (Hasselt)
- Edition IV, a collaboration with Batia Suter (Amsterdam)
- Edition V a collaboration with Ria Verhaeghe (Brugge)
- Edition VI, a collaboration with Dušica Dražić (Antwerp)

Addenda, AraMER, 2015



Collaborative projects
- Vergeef Ons: scenography and video for theatre, Toneelhuis Antwerpen (2018)
- ForsterHuberHeyne: scenography for theatre, Cie de Koe, De NWE tijd, Staatstheater Mainz (2017)
- MarxKring, a collaboration with Willem de Wolf, Vooruit100, Ghent (2013)
- Cinéma invisible: sound collaboration with Heleen Van Haegenborgh. Jürgen de Blonde, Lander Gyselinck,Kristof Roseeuw & Kelly Schacht, Almost Cinema Vooruit Ghent (CD on Entr’acte)
- Editions Ménard: publishing house, collaboration with Egon Van Herreweghe (ongoing)

2013: Young Belgian Art Prize
2011: Prix Ars Electronica, honorary mention: hybrid art
2010: EHMN: It’s my film competition, Vicenza, Italy
2010: Vierjaarlijkse prijs voor beeldende kunsten van de provincie West-Vlaanderen (premie)
2009: Input/Output: award for fine arts, Bruges
2009: Courtisane festival: winner national competition
2009: AON-award for fine Arts


06.03 - 03.04.2022
solo exhibition

Sunday 06.03.2022

Jasper Rigole (°1980, Bruges, Belgium) makes films, media art and installations. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Rigole reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history.

His collected, altered and own films are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. By using an ever-growing archive of found documents to create autonomous artworks, he presents everyday objects as well as references to texts, painting and architecture. Pompous writings and Utopian constructivist designs are juxtaposed with trivial objects. Categories are subtly reversed.

His works are an investigation of concepts such as authenticity and objectivity by using an encyclopaedic approach and quasi-scientific precision and by referencing documentaries, ‘fact-fiction’ and popular scientific equivalents. With the use of appropriated materials which are borrowed from a day-to-day context, he absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation.

He creates situations in which everyday objects are altered or detached from their natural function. By applying specific combinations and certain manipulations, different functions and/or contexts are created. Jasper Rigole currently lives and works in Ghent.