Lives in Antwerp (BE), born in Merksem (BE).
Ria Pacquée is active as an artist since 1979. She portrays casual situations and objects from the everyday world: the street, the market, cemeteries and the desert are her work area.
Initially, her work consists of performances and body art. In the early eighties, for example, she develops the Madame character, exploring its life for several years. She is accompanied by a photographer who captures Madame's experiences.
Since 1992, Pacquée renounces performance and takes place behind the camera herself. From then on, different series follow. Often, these are pictures of objects found in the street, which are mutually associated through their shape or colour. This way, she shows our environment in a different manner.
Pacquée's later work is characterised by observation, with strong elements of visual anthropology and political commentary.
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FROM MY ROTTING BODY, FLO...
Ria Pacquée, FROM MY ROTTING BODY, FLOWERS SHALL GROW AND I AM IN THEM AND THAT IS ETERNITY, 2014. Multiple, photo print on barite paper, wooden shelf, flower pot in terra cotta, ground, dymo lettering.
Document for the right to...
Ria Pacquée, Document for the right to the everyday, 1999-2000. Photography.
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Hommage à Bernd Lohaus
20 January 2011.
In order to commemorate Bernd Lohaus, who died November 5 2010, the M HKA brought an homage. Interventions of befriended artists and small pe
LATT: Dialogue #3 Ria Pac...
27 June 2014 - 05 October 2014.
Lonely at the Top (LATT) on the sixth floor has been a platform for dialogue since 2014. In four episodes, an established name in the Belgian
From Broodthaers to Braec...
06 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Through representative examples From Broodthaers to Braeckman. Photography in the Visual Arts in Belgium shows how the medium of photography
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
SUPERDEMOCATIE / SUPERDEM...
The voices of citizens are heard louder than ever in parliaments all over the world, while the diversity of who and what these institutions r