On Wednesday, 23 September, at 17:30 the Jan van Eyck writer-in-residence Gamal Fouad and artist Marielle Chabal will give presentations about their artistic practice and research interests.
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Gamal Fouad is both a writer and a visual artist. In 2008, he won the Nieuw Proza Prize, and in 2019 he was nominated for the J.M.A. Biesheuvel Prize with his collection of short stories De voorhuidenverzamelaar (Querido, 2018). Recently, the story Nachtwacht was included in the collection of short stories Verhalen voor het slapengaan (Querido, 2020). Fouad is currently working on his new novel Oefeningen in nederigheid. As a visual artist, Fouad forms together with Claire Fons the artist duo Felix & Mumford. Since 2009 they have been working together in areas such as mapping & walking. They participate in international exhibitions and artist-in-residency programmes. Their work is included in the collection of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht and in private collections. The duo has been also curating exhibitions since 2014.
The Jan van Eyck Academie's writer-in-residence programme is a collaboration with the Dutch Foundation for Literature. Every year several Dutch writers can take up a residency in the academy amidst other international artists, designers, curators and architects.
Marielle Chabal is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Paris. Building universes that go hand in hand with the narratives she invents, Chabal's projects revolve around fiction, installations, sculptures, films, performances, concerts and other artforms that compliment each other. Her work is a synthesis, the sum of all the fragments that the nucleus has generated - all the anecdotes, the scenes - of all the cabrioles that define the project. Her projects are built like dramaturgies, she articulates the fragments and creates rhythms.