Nick Geboers (1987) lives and works in Balen, Belgium.
As an image-seeker fascinated by the rich history of photography, he is excavating the medium from the functional to the aesthetic. First and foremost an image maker, he deploys a wide variety of photographic instruments and techniques. He is also a collector of photographs that were once made for scientific or descriptive purposes but which appear now - when their context has been lost - as enigmatic artefacts. He presents his own shots and the ‘acquired imagery’ in carefully thought out constellations. These visual constructions provoke a wide gamut of possible readings. Various layers of references and meanings grow thicker by negotiating between the human sensibility and sterile technology. Different photographic traditions and their visual languages form a broad frame of reference, suggesting different ideas and narratives. This allows Geboers to move in a free space between hard and soft sciences. Switching between the position of an archaeologist and a visual author.
He is currently working on a research project of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp titled 'How To Hunt With The Camera'.
2013-2014, MFA, Photography, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2009-2012, BFA, Photography, Sint Lukas Higher College for Arts and Science Brussels
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018, Vitrine #92: The center of knowledge is the table, Library of Sint Lukas, Brussels
2018, Sights of Light, Tique, Antwerp
2017, How's The Water?, Crying Space, Antwerp
2017, Musée de la Photo de Bruxelles, Recyclart Art Center, Brussels
2017, Futures Now, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp
2017, Changing Perspective: A Multi-Camera Experience, FOMU, Antwerp
2017, Kunst In Puurs, Puurs
2016, Camouflage Studies, Articulate Research Days, deSingel, Antwerp
2015, Nothing is Cool, Ruimte 34, Antwerp
2015, .tiff, de Brakke Grond, part of Unseen Festival, Amsterdam (NL)
2015, Guest-Room, Selection by Kim Knoppers, Der Greif
2015, Off Course art fair, Brussels
2014, Nieuwe Meesters, curated by Philip Aguirre Y Otegui, De Lange Zaal KASKA, Antwerp
2014, Within our Shelter, Antwerp
2013, AMOK, PIKAIA, Antwerp
2013, Tillstånd, Antwerp
2013, NEIN Expo #1, Ghent
2012, VITRINE2012 nav Turnhout Cultuurstad van Vlaanderen Turnhout2012, Turnhout
2011, KADOC/ EXPO 8, Migrantenverenigingen in Vlaanderen, Leuven
2016, AND/AS, Jap Sam Books/Track Report, Heijningen
2016, Camouflage Studies, Antwerp Academy Art Press, Antwerp
2016, Extra #20 ‘Apparaat’, FW:Books, Amsterdam
2015, .tiff, Young Belgian Talent, Fourth Edition, FoMu, Antwerp
2015, Recurring Walks, Self-Published
2014, Prize of the department of Photography Academic Year 2013-2014, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

- Crabbe, Sofie, Liesbet Grupping & Nick Geboers, Sights of Light at Tique Art Space, HART #178, 2018 (NL)
- Humblet, Steven, Sights of Light, Tique Art Space, 2018 (EN)
- Segers, Dries, interview Democratic Jungle, 2015 (NL)