Lives in Antwerp (BE), born in Merksem (BE).
Ria Pacquée (°1954) has been 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 her life for several years. She is accompanied by a photographer who captures Madame's experiences. Despite the light humours approach, the photos present an endless loneliness.
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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Zonder titel [Untitled]
Ria Pacquée, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1992. Installation, colour photo, 490 x 690 cm.
Curtain of Silence
Ria Pacquée, Curtain of Silence, 1998. Photography, colour photograph on aluminium, protected by a layer of foil, 190 x 120 cm.
Ria Pacquée - 40 foto's
Ria Pacquée, Ria Pacquée - 40 foto's, 1989. Book, ink, paper, 21 x 15 cm, idea & layout : Ria Pacquée, nr 3/4 of the series PASSAGES, publisher : Stichting Kunst en Projecten vzw, Zedelgem.
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INBOX - Ria Pacquée
01 July 2014 - 31 July 2014.
In 2014 M HKA reserves the fifth floor for surprising interventions. From July 1, we show a selection of our collection, with special attenti
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: Ant...
18 November 2017 - 07 January 2018.
Last year, M HKA was invited by EMST in Athens for the opening exhibition in the new museum building. Today, Urgent Conversations: Antwerp –
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Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
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