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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Have you accepted that wh...
Ria Pacquée, Have you accepted that whatever seems to be is not, and that that which seems not to be is?, 1991. Photography.
INDIVIDU : DUIDING. Verbo...
Ria Pacquée, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler, Marlene Dumas, INDIVIDU : DUIDING. Verboden verbindingen + Twijfelachtige verbanden (Marlene Dumas, Christine & Irene Hohenbuchler, Annemie Van Kerckhoven, Ria Pacquée), 1991. Book, ink, paper, 42 x 29.8 cm, 31 p., language : Dutch, publisher : Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten/Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen.
Zonder titel [Untitled]
Ria Pacquée, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1992. Installation, colour photo, 490 x 690 cm.
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Museum E!: Els Vanden Mee...
28 January 2017 - 25 February 2017.
M HKA and the Immaculata nursing home have developed an enduring partnership on the topic of contemporary art. This project aims to stimulate
EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
Exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a cooperation between M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural
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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
MOBILITEIT / MOBILITE / M...
From a technocratic point of view, the term ‘mobility’ refers to road works, trucks, trains and airports. But mobility is also an existential