Born in Merksem (BE), lives in Antwerp (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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INDIVIDU : DUIDING. Verbo...
Marlene Dumas, Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK, Ria Pacquée, 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.
GA - Tijdschrift van de G...
Christian Boltanski, Luis Buñuel , Salvador Dalí, Ria Pacquée, Wilfried Huet, GA - Tijdschrift van de Galerij van de Akademie Van Waasmunster, Jrg.8, nr.2, 1 maart 1989, 1989. Periodical, ink, paper, 57.7 x 41.7 cm, 3 p., ill., language : Dutch, publisher : Galerij van de Akademie Van Waasmunster.
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.
Zes foto's van verschille...
Ria Pacquée, Zes foto's van verschillende performances 1982 - 1988 [Six photographs of various performances 1982 - 1988], 1989. Photography, colour photograph, marouflage on canvas, 6 x (40 x 50 cm).
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Visite - Kunstenparcours ...
28 September 2013 - 13 October 2013.
De Ververij, a cultural centre in Ronse, has devised a challenging art-route through the center of the city featuring top textile designs fro
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
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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...
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MIGRATIE | MIGRATION
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