Lives in Brussels (BE), born in Etterbeek (BE).
Christophe Terlinden (°1969, Etterbeek, Belgium) has a quite varied oeuvre. He creates photos, videos, cartoons, sound systems, graphics, and intervenes in existing architecture. He gives surprisingly simple solutions for (seemingly) complex situations, pointing to the essence of the problem, without choosing a specific medium. Christophe Terlinden turned simple but radical interventions into his trademark. Terlinden’s approach could be described as an ephemeral institutional criticism with a playful do-it-yourself attitude.
The artist started a ‘business with constructive character’ under the name of Techtur. The slogan of this company is: "No art and no tralala". Techtur derives from architecture "but then mutilated, split into two, allowing me to do anything that supposedly is not art. Posters, sheets, wooden cases or benches. The limit is pretty thin of course."
Christophe Terlinden also founded a publishing house, which he describes as a "creation space", called Small Noise. Within this context, he works in all possible directions with other artists on the idea of 'printing'. Small Noise is also the name of a free downloadable font, developed based on his handwriting. Copyright does not apply here.
Christophe Terlinden observes his environment and engages in simple but effective actions. He plays with the things that are already present and redefines them.
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Christophe Terlinden, Échelle, 2017. Sculpture, bronze covered with 23 3/4 karat gold leaves, 22 x 9 x 4.5 cm.
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28 April 2017 - 05 April 2020.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
Superdemocracy – The Sen...
01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.
The exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY engages with the collections of M HKA (Antwerp) and BPS22 (Charleroi). The exhibitions allows the voices of ind
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It is possible to borrow works from the M HKA’s collection under strict conditions in terms of security and climatic conditions. Loan takers
Permanent Collection 2017...
REMARKABLE PRESENCES A collection grows organically. Aside from its main lines and core references, it is also made up of moments an