Saturday, November 17, 2012

"Within Without", duo show with Aidan Koch in Portland

The end of the year brings a new challenge: I will be travelling West across the ocean to Portland in America, to set up a double show with the amazing Aidan Koch. Next to silkscreens and prints, we’ll be showing original pages from comic books, illustrations and hopefully some brand new location sketches too! Hope to see some US friends there, and make a bunch of new ones while we’re at it.

Place to be: Floating World Comics / 400 NW Couch Street / Portland / USA / opening on Thursday December 6 from 18 until 22h / show running until Sunday December 31 / open daily from 11 until 19h

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Grafixx" - zine fest - lectures - shows at DE Studio in Antwerp

On December 1 and 2, I am organizing Grafixx, a brand new curated festival for small press and printed matters in Antwerp. Lectures by your favourite (inter)national graphic novelists, performances, exhibitions and of course the second edition of the one and only Huis Haas zine fest will all be happening at the beautiful old building of DE Studio in the center of town.

Mark the weekend in your calendars right now for a weekend of visual stunningness with lectures by Ward Zwart and Randall.C, Olivier Schrauwen, Paul Paetzel, Imprimitiv, Goele Dewanckel, Jack Teagle – performances by Sketch, Earth Control, Myland & Lion – a giant zine fest with over 100 participants – stunning exhibitions by Park Pardon, Studio Fluit, Bert Scholten, Jack Teagle, Laura Geurten and Eva Vermeiren, Daniel Frost, Imprimitiv, Cazzimir Meulemans and Janus Prutpuss, Louis Reith – video projections from contributors all over the world and much, much more.

Flyer image by Ward Zwart and Louis Reith

Place to be: DE Studio / Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4 / Antwerp / Belgium / on Saturday December 1 from 12 until 18h and Sunday December 2 from 10 until 18h

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Dos à Dos" with Isabelle Vandenabeele at Kornél

Isabelle Vandenabeele and Ephameron, two renowned Flemish visual storytellers, challenged each other to make a book together. They made up a – possibly – fictive tale that leads from one character to the next, each beginning from a selfportrait and ending with the other’s. An intriguing starting point that led to surprising results that can be read from front to back and back to front.

Welcome to the book presentation of the wonderful “Dos à Dos”, paralleled by a dual exhibition by both authors.

Flyer image by Ephameron and Isabelle Vandenabeele

Place to be: Kornél / Sint-Lambertusstraat 1 / Berchem (Antwerp) / Belgium / opening on November 23 from 18 until 21h / show running until January 20, 2013 / open Mon-Fri from 9:30-18:30h and Sun from 12-19h

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

New 2: "In one hand a Ghost, the other an Atom"

The last leg of my American trip in December will be to fly to San Francisco for the show opening of New2's solo exhibition. Sharing a studio with the amazing Australian artist, I have seen all of the artworks being crafted from up close. His intricately detailed papercut abstract lettering has awed me from day one: the amount of time and patience the guy puts into each piece is just astounding. So all of you from the Bay Area, you know what to do!

Flyer image by New2

Place to be: White Walls / 835 Larkin Street / San Francisco, USA / opening on December 15 from 19 until 23h / show running until January 5, 2013 / open Tue-Sat from 12-19h

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

"Art Trek 9" opening on Saturday July 28

For this ninth edition of the annual international group exhibition "Art Trek", as usual I designed a colourful flyer and invited 13 fellow illustrative and graphic artists to show with me at Galerie Mekanik in Antwerp. The opening is this Saturday July 28 from 18 until 22h ,I'm really stoked about the line-up and I hope to see you all there for live painting, music and good times... The show will run afterwards for the rest of summer, until September 22, so there's plenty of time to pop in.

Participating artists:
Anthony Zinonos (ZA), Bjorn Rune Lie (NO), Cortney Cassidy (US), Ephameron (BE), Jim Houser (US), JooHee Yoon (KR), Lizzy Stewart (UK), Maarten Donders (NL), Martha Verschaffel (BE), Max Rippon (US), Nora Krug (DE), Park Pardon (NL), Sebastiaan Van Doninck (BE) and Shimrit Elkanati (IL).

Art Trek 9 is organised with the generous support of the Province of Antwerp, Ibis Budget Hotel and Levis.
WHAT: "Art Trek 9" - group show
WHERE: Galerie Mekanik - Sint-Jacobsmarkt 73 - Antwerp - Belgium
WHEN: opening on July 28 from 18-22h, show running until September 22 - open Mon-Sat: 10-18h

Friday, July 20, 2012

Knack Weekend summer issues 2012

Fellow illustrator Sarah Vanbelle and I were asked to design the covers for the summer issues of Belgian lifestyle magazine Knack Weekend. For a period of ten weeks, you will see her and my art alternatingly illustrate the Flemish and Walloon provinces of Belgium. We're already halfway, but it's not too late to still pick up the future issues!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Group show at Comma Festival - Perugia, Italy

My husband Brendan and I had an amazing time last month in Perugia, Italy. I was there on an artist residency to work on a group show at the Palazzo della Penna museum for the Comma festival. This is what the result of a whole week of working non-stop looks like - we even kind of missed out on enjoying the beautiful weather and amazing food :)

The festival ended last week but hopefully I'll be able to show the installation again sometime, somewhere.

Comma festival / Perugia, Italy / contributions by Dem, Andrea di Cesare, Ephameron, Lok Jansen, Morcky, Rocca Pezzella, San, Lennard Schuurmans, Shoe, Joe and Pane (WhyStyle)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Joanna Hellgren: "Humans and Others"

Come and enjoy this sweet little exhibition by Joanna Hellgren (SE) over a cup of coffee or tea, until the 24th of August!

Joanna Hellgren is a Stockholm-based illustrator and comics artist. She lived in France between 2003 and 2006, and started making comics and having them published there, by Édition Cambourakis, later also in Swedish by Galago. Now Hellgren lives in Stockholm and combines the making of comic books and children’s books with freelance illustration for different Swedish magazines and some graphic design, mostly book covers.
Her black and white artworks were recently shown at group exhibition “Now or Ever” at cc Ter Dilft in Bornem, now coffee bar and coworking studio Kornél in Antwerp brings Joanna’s colourful illustrations.

WHAT: Joanna Hellgren - "Humans and Others"
WHERE: Kornél - Sint-Lambertusstraat 1 - Antwerpen - Belgium
WHEN: running until August 24 - open Mon-Fri from 9:30-18:30h + Sun from 12-19h

Monday, March 26, 2012

masterclass presentation at Galerie Mekanik

At Galerie Mekanik from March 28 at 18h, fifteen students from Sint Lucas Antwerpen and Academie Antwerpen / Artesis present the results of our masterclass together, where we researched storytelling, publications, graphic novels and scenography.

Come and see the different approaches of Lana Cox, Kachiri Faes, Stephanie Gerdon, Jochem Harteveld, Jasper Hoovers, Caroline Kolkman, Jelle Nicolai, Ina Kurthen, Ans Leysen, Eva Mundorff, Ineke Van den Broeck, Rebecca Peersman, Ben Peeters, Eva Jongen and Naomi Kolsteren.

WHAT: masterclass presentation "Beeldend Vertellen / Vertellend Beelden"
WHERE: Galerie Mekanik - Sint-Jacobsmarkt 73 - Antwerpen - Belgium
WHEN: opening on March 28 from 18-21h, show running until April 14 - open Mon-Sat from 10-18h

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Aidan Koch + Martha Verschaffel at Kornél in Antwerp

Huis Haas - a new curation project by Mayken Craenen and myself - is all itchy and excited to present its very first exhibition at coffee bar Kornél.

Aidan Koch from Portland, USA will present her poetic pencil drawings and whimsical watercolours in her first Belgian solo show and accompanying zine "The Dancer at Midnight". Meanwhile, Martha Verschaffel’s bittersweet pencil drawings will haunt us in her mini show and zine presentation "Owl Cave II". On the 23rd of March from 18 until 21h, we'll throw a small welcome party for both their new books. Welcome!

WHAT: Aidan Koch - "The Dancer at Midnight" + Martha Verschaffel - "Owl Cave II"
WHERE: Kornél - Sint-Lambertusstraat 1 - Antwerpen - Belgium
WHEN: opening on March 23 from 18-21h, show running until May 18 - open Mon-Fri from 9:30-18:30h + Sun from 12-19h

Friday, March 16, 2012

"Now or Ever" at cc Ter Dilft in Bornem, Belgium

I was invited for the third time to organize and curate a group show at culture centre Ter Dilft in Bornem. "Now or Ever" is opening this Saturday March 17 from 19 until 22h, with a live performance by Nous Vous! Visitors receive a free limited edition zine, so don't miss out on this one.

With art and installations by illustrative artists Nous Vous (UK), Nick White (UK), Ward Zwart (BE), Ephameron (BE), Joanna Hellgren (SE) and Louis Reith (NL).

WHAT: "Now or Ever" - group show
WHERE: cc Ter Dilft - Sint-Amandsesteenweg 41 - Bornem - Belgium
WHEN: opening on March 17 from 19-22h, show running until May 5 - open Mon-Sat from 14-18h + Sun from 14-16h

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Beyond the Empty" at Needles and Pens in SF

From September 9, 2011 until November 5, Needles and Pens presents "Beyond the Empty", an international group show with figurative artworks by eight European-based creatives. I've curated the exhibition and chose some of my finest friends for this trip across the ocean to San Francisco, filling the gallery space with over 150 pieces. The show is also accompanied by a catalog / zine designed by the artists, available in a limited printrun of 200.


Participating artists:
Ana Albero (ES), Atsuko Ishii (JP), Ephameron (BE), Gemma Correll (UK), Louis Reith (NL), Paul Paetzel (DE), Till Hafenbrak (DE), Ward Zwart (BE).
WHAT: "Beyond the Empty" - group show
WHERE: Needles and Pens - 3253 16th Street - San Francisco - USA
WHEN: opening on September 9 from 19-21:30h, show running until November 5 - open daily 12-19h

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Art Trek 8" opening on Saturday August 6

The 8th edition of the yearly "Art Trek" exhibition, opening on August 6 from 18h and running until September 17, gathers 14 up and coming international artists who showcase their talents in contemporary illustrative art... And more.


Participating artists:
Ana Albero (ES), Ana Carucci (AR), Aidan Koch (US), Edel Rodriguez (CU), Ephameron (BE), Henning Wagenbreth (DE), Jack Teagle (UK), New 2 (AU), Olivier Schrauwen (BE), Paul Paetzel (DE), Romy Blümel (DE), Sainte Machine (FR), Till Hafenbrak (DE), Vagabundos (BE).

Art Trek 8 is organised with the generous support of the Province of Antwerp and Levis.

WHAT: "Art Trek 8" - group show
WHERE: Galerie Mekanik - Sint-Jacobsmarkt 73 - Antwerp - Belgium
WHEN: opening on August 6 from 18-22h, show running until 17/09 - open Mon-Sat: 10-18h

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Jeanne" - risograph print

Last week, I made a new design for "Risografia" by TOPO COPY at DOK in Gent, a two-colour risograph exhibition with 24 international artists. All prints are for sale for only 15 euros! Check it out...

WHAT: "Risografia" - group show
WHERE: DOKkantine - Koopvaardlijlaan 13 - Ghent - Belgium
WHEN: 04/06 until 15/07 - open Thu/Fri/Sat: 17-01h and Sun: 13-19h

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Water"- mural at Coney Island

As some of you may have noticed on Facebook, with a little help from my better half I've done a 20 meter-long, water-themed mural in Coney Island, New York last month. Thanks to No Longer Empty and with moral support from Veng and OverUnder painting just around the corner of the same fence, we finished the job in 10 hours - I still can't believe it. Make sure to stop by if you're in the neighbourhood in the few coming months - if you're not and you'd like to see some footage of the making of, check this link!

"Bubbles" - silkscreen print

Check out this new silkscreen poster printed by ttdmrt and published by Nexus gallery in Reims, France, where I had a big solo show a few months ago and many great adventures. It's a two-colour, 50x70cm poster on heavy paper, limited edition of 30 pieces, signed and dated, and costs only 50 euros plus shipping. Email me if you're interested! 

"Clash" by Anneke Caramin, Ephameron & Kim Troubleyn

After three years of designing the brochure covers, bimonthly installations and special gifts for culture centre De Kern in Wilrijk, Belgium, Kim Troubleyn and I thought the time was ripe to present you with an overview of what we've done so far. Along with Anneke Caramin, whose illustrations for community centre Nova in the Kiel neighbourhood didn't go unnoticed, we decided to organize an artists-in-residence clash with a selection of the best of what we've made and more. You're more than welcome to come check out the results at Nova, open during office hours and performances at the culture bar!

WHAT: "Clash" - group show
WHERE: Nova - Schijfstraat 105 - Hoboken
WHEN: until Saturday June 25th - open Tue-Fri from 9-17h

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Drawing at the Krabbedans

Last month, I did a 5-day residency at the Krabbedans design center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. I had a great time drawing and creating in their temporary studio where people could come by and have a look at what I was doing... The all-new results are being exhibited for a few more weeks, so be quick!

WHAT: "Tekenkunst: Over de Lijn" - group show
WHERE: Krabbedans - Clausplein 10 / De Wite Dame - Eindhoven
WHEN: until March 27 - Tue-Sun: 12-17h

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ephameron: "Faux-Amis"

I passed a great time last month setting up this solo show at Nexus gallery in Reims, located in the beautiful cité-jardin area called "Chemin Vert", a very inspiring neighbourhood. New works and previous installations, wood silhouettes in a claustrophobic basement, bright ribbons and champagne... Don't miss the "définissage" on Saturday, March 19! See you there?

: solo show with installations, collages, drawings, photographs, prints and silkscreens from 2009-2010-2011
WHERE: Nexus - 2 Allée des Monts de Champagne - Reims - France
WHEN: until March 19 - Wed-Sat-Sun: 15-19h

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ephameron x MartHa!tentatief

What would you do when a brilliant theatre company approaches you to draw 100 pictures for their newest play? In February, Ephameron stars in a new chapter of her career performing on stage with the Antwerp-based MartHa!tentatief, well-known for their inventive, experimental and personal theatre pieces. Using her drawings as the actors and backdrop, the story is based around who passes through a certain park in a certain big city. Because there's park people and there's vacation people, and people who can't afford vacations will spend their free time at the park. Poles, jews, joggers, unfriendly ladies with friendly dogs, and who knows, maybe even you?

Be quick, because the MartHa!tentatief is renowned for selling out their performances quickly, so get your tickets while they're hot!

WHAT > "Polen op Zondag"
WHERE + WHEN > 05/02: Bourla - 12/02: cc Luchtbal - 18/02: cc De Kern - 25/02: cc Ekeren - 26/02: cc Deurne

New2 takes Mannheim

Australian graffiti veteran New2 opens his first European solo show in Mannheim, Germany on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 16h. "Sunset ... Sunrise" will be showing brand new wood sculptures, finely detailed collages and painted mounted panels. For this exhibition, the artist extracts shapes and symbols from his outdoors graffiti pieces and integrates them into the gallery space, Stoffwechsel in the Hafenstrasse 74.

With his psychedelic colours and retro sci-fi references, New2 manages to create his own style of letterforms, integrating traditional graffiti skills with all things space. The artist has been active on the streets for 25 years and uses this experience moving into the gallery world with inventive art installations. The show runs until February 25.

WHAT > New2: "Sunrise ... Sunset"
WHERE > Stoffwechsel / Hafenstrasse 74 / Mannheim / Germany
WHEN > Thursday January 6, 16:00 until February 25, 2011
Mon/Thu/Sat: 19-21h and Fri: 13-21h

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ephameron x Ward Zwart x Louis Reith: "CAMP OUT"!

Ephameron, Ward Zwart and Louis Reith are pitching their tents at Alley in Hasselt! For CAMP OUT we'll be presenting recent works and a brand new limited edition magazine with the show opening up on November 19 from 19h-22h. Pack your bags and come have roasted marshmallows with us!!!

WHAT > Ephameron x Ward Zwart x Louis Reith: "CAMP OUT"
WHERE > Alley / Demerstraat 78 / Hasselt / Belgium
WHEN > Friday November 19, 19:00 until December 31, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Last Minute" at Felixpakhuis

I have a solo show opening up this Friday at the Felixpakhuis in Antwerp with prints, drawings and photographs! Come by and say hello :)

WHAT > Ephameron solo show "Last Minute"
WHERE > Felixpakhuis / Godefriduskaai 30 / Antwerpen
WHEN > Friday November 12, 20:00 until December 12, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shan Jiang at Lockwood

The young and talented graphic artist Shan Jiang draws sensitive lines and combines these in strong compositions which he digitally colours in. The modern elements and urban landscapes the artist uses in his illustrations are populated by immensely detailed and sometimes manga-inspired characters, people and animals in a breathtaking combination of lines, forms and colours. He focusses on figurative images to which each viewer can add their own meaning from their own visual life experience.

Shan Jiang grew up in Shanghai, a city in the South-East of China that is based on the contradiction between skyscrapers and bungalows, contemporary concepts and traditional superstition, communist ideologies and growing subcultures. He studied fine arts at the local university, then went on for a second degree at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. In 2005, he started working for graphic design company ILoveDust in South England. He has worked for clients like Miller beer, Nike, Levi’s and Coca Cola Zero and has been creating a children’s book as well.

WHAT > Shan Jiang skateboard launch and exhibition
WHERE > Lockwood Skateshop / Lange Klarenstraat 14 / Antwerpen
WHEN > Saturday October 30, 2010 from 16 until 19h

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Presentation "Weg"

I've got some very exciting news: my first graphic novel entitled "Weg" (text in Dutch) is about to come out and I would like to invite all of you to join us on the book presentation on September 15. It will be held at the University of Antwerp, where I recently finished a huge wall painting for Kunst op de Campus, and we'll be signing books from 20 until 22h. Hope to see you there to check it out!

WHAT > "Weg" book presentation
WHERE > University of Antwerp / Koningstraat 8 / Antwerpen
WHEN > Wednesday September 15 from 20 until 22h

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

“Art Trek 7” unites young and international graphic talent in Antwerp

The seventh edition of the yearly exhibition Art Trek opens on July 31st, 18h at Galerie Mekanik in Antwerp. A new international selection of fourteen street artists, illustrators, comic book artists and graphic designers make for an inspiring discovery of the contemporary alternative art scene.

LIVE DJ GIG BY LUXAFLEX during vernissage!!!

Participating artists:
Apetown (BE), Dominique Goblet (BE), Ephameron (BE), Hedof (NL), Lil' Shy (FR), Luke Ramsey (CA), Marcello Velho (US), Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch (US), Michael Swaney (CA), Nathaniel Russell (US), Nicolas Burrows (UK), Quentin Vijoux (FR), Rim (BR), Vanessa Dziuba (FR).

Art Trek is organised in partnership with SMartBe and Levis.


WHEN - Mon-Sat: 10-18h
WHERE - Sint-Jacobsmarkt 73 - Antwerp

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring 2010

Hi to all!

It's a busy few weeks so I thought I'd post some images and dates about upcoming shows for you... If you’d like to stay informed about all the latest news, just hook up on Facebook on my fanpage!

First of all, some space for friends.

In Antwerp at Mekanik Strip, this Friday April 16 from 18h, Bfree / Merijn Hos and Morcky are teaming up for a double show and signing their new fantastic books published by Buzzworks. On top of that, Modart is presenting their first book as well. The show’s running only until April 26, so you’ve got to think fast!

Meanwhile at Avenue, our dear Marcus Oakley is currently showing off his talents in a bewildering and colourful solo show, a must-see for those of you who missed him at Art Trek last summer. Running until May 13...

16/04-25/04: Bfree and Morcky at Mekanik
31/03-13/05: Marcus Oakley at Avenue

Then on to my own publicity :)
There’s a couple of interesting shows coming up, so here’s an update:

I’ll be working at Kartell all weekend to finish a giant tape drawing installation on the windows of their Brussels flagship store entitled “Everything in Between”. It will be visible throughout the Art Brussels fair, April 21 until May 2, and is open 24/7, so come on down whenever you’re in the neighbourhood.

Also, I’m collaborating with fellow illustrative artists Brecht Vandenbroucke, Hannelore Van Dijck and Ward Zwart on a group show called “Thumb Wars” at Plan B in Bruges running from May 1 until 31, juxtaposing our different styles and techniques in a visual battle! Check out the flyer with image by the amazing Ward Zwart and my own typography.

21/04-02/05: “Everything in Between”, installation
01/05-31/05: “Thumb Wars”, group show

Since 2008, Kim Troubleyn and I have been collaborating with culture centre De Kern in Wilrijk near Antwerp. Every two months, we set up an art installation and produce matching multiples for visitors of their events, like Valentine’s day cards, match boxes, movie handkerchiefs, postcards, stickers,... Any time you visit, there’s something to see in the building that we made so don’t be shy and come on by!

For all you t-shirt lovers, there’s a new design on its way: after being hatched for years, it’s finally coming out on Friday May 14 at 18h at (who else) streetwear store Avenue. The Ephameron x Avenue collaboration will be available in a limited edition of black and white t-shirts for men, and in a super limited edition in blue for boys and purple for girls. Don’t hesitate or you’ll be late...

2008-2011: Kim & Ephameron at cc De Kern
14/05-31/06: Ephameron x Avenue t-shirt launch

More exciting news: thanks to popular demand, the “Ebb and Flow” group exhibition at cc Ter Dilft in Bornem will run a week longer, until April 30! So there’s even more time to enjoy the works of Anke Feuchtenberger, Cody Hudson, Hedof, Ephameron, Nigel Peake and Thomas Mazzarella. With a free 48 page catalogue for every visitor...

27/03-30/04: “Ebb and Flow” group show at cc Ter Dilft in Bornem

And last but not least, some more future plans: I’m contributing to a group show in Paris with Pictoplasma called “Pen to Paper” at Galerie LJ, running from May 1 until 26 / Galerie van der Mieden is taking me to the Amsterdam Art fair which runs from May 26 until 30 / Another show in Amsterdam called “Ladies First” is approaching, opening on May 27 and featuring girls only / Art Trek 7 looks delicious already and will open on July 31, while best buddy Louis Reith is working hard on its portfolio book (shhh! Top Secret!) / I’m finishing a comic book that is to be published by Bries this fall after 3 years of hard work / and many more to come

Loads of things to look forward to!
Hope to see you soon,
Eva / online shop open now!

PS: looking for a present? Check out Art Friendly who sell limited edition quality prints by a selection of great artists like Will Barras, Morcky, Ripo and myself, curated by No New Enemies. A tree gets planted with the purchase of every piece!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Ebb and Flow" group show coming up!

FREE 48 page zine/catalogue available for attending guests :)

After group show "Nothing Means Nothing" in 2008, illustrative artist Ephameron returns to culture centre Ter Dilft to curate this new project with a selection of six international creatives that make the choice between graphic and fine arts daily. For "Ebb and Flow", they combine new and existing works in a defying group show. They explore the limits between conceptual and applied arts, between commissions and autonomous work, thus coming to an accessible mix of digital and analogue techniques.


WHEN - Mon-Fri: 9-12h and 13-19h, Sat: 9-12h
WHERE - Sint-Amandsesteenweg 41 - Bornem

Monday, January 4, 2010

Arts Factory at Mekanik Strip

On January 16, Parisian collective Arts Factory presents the exhibition "Paris Calling" at Mekanik Strip in Antwerp. Most of the artists are showing their works in Belgium for the first time, and that's definitely worth checking out! After 14 years of organizing and over 150 projects on their resume, the ladies and gents at Arts Factory know exactly what's the most interesting in the contemporary illustration world, which suits us well. Graphic work of top quality, not to be missed!


WHEN - Mon-Sat: 10-18h
WHERE - Sint-Jacobsmarkt 73 - Antwerp


Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall 2009

Hello everyone!

I’ve taken some time to put a little Ephameron news together for you, so here goes - take a deep breath and...

If you’re in the Antwerp area, come on by Mekanik Strip tomorrow, Saturday October 2 from 14-18h where I’ll be signing my books Found+Lost and Love/Pain. Or if you’re around Eindhoven for the Dutch Design Week, make sure to check out Paper Zoo, an exhibition by 5 young artists at MU that I contributed to with a giant silkscreened cardboard installation - it’s running until Sunday, October 25. There’s some pretty impressive stuff, so go visit...

24/10: book signing at Mekanik / until 25/10: group show in Eindhoven

Summer’s over and it has been mighty busy, putting together my first Brussels solo show at Alice Gallery, organizing the sixth Art Trek event at Mekanik Strip in Antwerp, travelling to Saint Louis to work on a publication with Dubble Dutch Editions and then off to Chicago for my exhibition at the Believe Inn - making friends for life, collaborating with and meeting new people, which was the best ever... Pictures will be online soon so check back in the Ephacation folder on my website!

So now it’s back to school, and this time I’m taking it literal again: I’ve started teaching at my old art college and am super stoked about it... And talking about life changes, I also got married this month, so from now on you can call me Mrs Chivers, hoorray :)

I should also make some publicity for a few Ephameron products that came out this year. I’ve worked with Buzzworks to create this special necklace pendant (35mm high), inspired by the Arabic hamsa. It sits in a nicely designed box and is yours for only 9 euros! Next to that, my publisher Bries also launched a 12x17cm, 2 colour silkscreen print that comes with the purchase of my last book, Found+Lost, for only 3euros extra... Or if you’d like to buy it seperately, a mere 5 euros will do. It’s a limited edition, so don’t hesitate!

Buzzworks jewellery, € 9 / Bries silkscreen print, € 5 or € 3

As for the future, you can expect a classy group show at Galerie van der Mieden in Antwerp opening up on December 3, a second year of collaborations with Kim Troubleyn at culture centre De Kern in Wilrijk, a mural for Subwalk’s 2nd birthday party on November 13 in Arnhem, my installation Secrets popping up in shopping mall Den Tir in Hoboken, thanks to culture centre Nova, from November 12 on, and last but not least from November 27 a group show in Lille organized by 100Pression. With many more projects to follow...

And if you don't know them yet, definitely check out artist collective No New Enemies which I'm proudly part of. NNE is a non-profit network that supports emerging artists and organizes projects all over the world...

Until next time!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ephameron in Chicago

I'm leaving for the US of A in one week! First stop: St Louis, where I'll be working on a book with Dubbledutch Editions - then off to Chicago to set up my solo show "Letting Go" at the Believe Inn - opening on August 29. Do come by if you're in the neighbourhood!


OPENING - Saturday August 29, 18-22h
WHEN - By appointment on
WHERE - 2043 N Winchester, Chicago, USA

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Art Trek 6" opening in Antwerp

For the 6th edition of the widely renowned yearly "Art Trek" expo that I organize, 14 young international artists present their illustrative works in an exciting collective exhibition.


OPENING - Saturday August 1, 18-22h
WHEN - Mon-Fri: 10-19h - Sat: 11-18h
WHERE - St.-Jacobsmarkt 73, Antwerp, Belgiun

With the art of Brecht Vandenbroucke (BE), Brent Wadden (CA), Ephameron (BE), Escif (ES), Esther Pearl Watson (US), Gemma Correll (UK), Julien Kedryna (FR), Louis Reith (NL), Marcus Oakley (UK), Mark Todd (US), Pacolli (BR), Raymond Biesinger (CA), Sammy Stein (FR) and Ward Zwart (BE).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Atsuko Ishii at Avenue

I've organised this show by Japanese illustrator Atsuko Ishii last week - she makes brilliant and endearing etchings that she handprints meticulously, one by one. Come on down if you're in the neighbourhood!


WHEN - Mon-Fri: 12-18h - Sat: 10-18h
WHERE - Lange Klarenstraat 29-31 - Antwerp

Japanese illustrator Atsuko Ishii (°1979, Osaka) lives and works in Paris, where she records daily life in her colourful and handprinted etchings. Her technique is very traditional but precise and underlines the poetic universe she creates with delicately drawn portraits, animals, objects and words. Ishii’s first solo show in Belgium shows almost 200 small and large artworks that are presented playfully in the sneaker boutique, and sold at incredibly low prices. Take them all home!