simon.vngeel@gmail.com
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Simon Van Geel (Belgium, 1993), is a photographer/visual artist based in Ghent (BE). He’s best known for his documentary photography. His interests lies in recording the proximity and traces of human kind and what influence they’ve on our landscape. His work also focusses on the banality/everydayness of our society, sometimes with a humorous undertone.
In 2016 he received his bachelor degree in Fine Arts in Photography at the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool in Antwerp. After he obtained his bachelor degree he applied for the bridging program at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent. Currently he has finished his Master in photography.


Exhibitions
2021 Ragusa Foto Festival 2021, 9th edition, Desire, Solo-exposition, Ragusa (IT)2020 Backlight, Visual Catalysts Exhibition, Kulttuuritalo Laikun Galleria ja Studio Tampere (FI)
2020 Graduation 2020, Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent (BE)
2020 Loosenarte, SILENT CITIES, Millepiani, Rome (IT)
2020 Phototwens Unexposed, Kapel Romaanse Poort, Leuven (BE)
2020 Noorderlicht Internationaal Fotofestival 2020: Generation Z, Museum Belvédère Heerenveen (NL)2020 Looking for Serendipity Expo Masters KASK Photography, Curated by Iris Sikking, KASK, Ghent (BE)
2018 Gra(n)d Jam, De Morgen Graduation 2018, Yugen Kombucha, Ghent (BE)
2018 FILE NOT FOUND, The Edge of Excitement, Yugen Kombucha, Ghent (BE)
2016 Uitgedaagd! #3, Gentse Feesten, Het Objectief, Ghent (BE)
2016 Graduation Projects, I’d Rather Be Somewhere Else  , Designcenter de Winkelhaak, Antwerp (BE)


Education:
2018 - 2020 Master in Photography - The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent (BE)
2017 - 2018 Bridging Programme in Photography - The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent (BE)
2018 Internship at FOMU, solo-expo Bieke Depoorter / curator Joachim Naudts, Antwerp (BE)
2013 - 2016 Bachelor in Fine Arts, Photography - Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Antwerp (BE) 2016 Internship Kurt Deruyter, Brussels (BE)