Biography

Charlotte Mariën is a photographer based in Leuven, Belgium. After graduating in communication sciences, she emerged herself in photography at LUCA School of Arts, Narafi, Vorst. She presented her graduation series, A fashion dream, at the LUCA Showcase 2018. She continued her photography studies at Sint-Lukas, Brussels and was selected as a resident at the reopened historical BAC Atelier in Leuven. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions.

Challenging reality is a central theme in her work. She uses photography as a medium to turn her vivid imagination into a sharable story. Her work is often situated in nightly scenes, which she pushes beyond the boundaries of reality to create an alienating universe. She aims to revaluate imagination and a receptiveness to the other, the strange. This same attitude she considers invaluable in life, in order to challenge entrenched conceptions.



Exhibitions

2021 - Upcoming - Helsinki Photo Festival, Fearless - FI
2021 - Upcoming - International Foto Biennale Ostend - BE
2021 - Upcoming - PhotoTWENS 2021 - BE
2021 - Upcoming - Rotterdam Photo - NL
2021 - Unknown Masterpieces - Knokke-Heist - BE
2020 - PEP, New Talents 2020 - Berlin - GE
2019 - Open Atelier - Leuven - BE
2019  - Galloping Minds - Brussel - BE
2018 - Cas - Co Luca showcase - Leuven - BE
2018 - Tour & Taxis, Brussels, BE

Residency

2019 - 2020 BAC Atelier Leuven

Publications

PEP, New Talents Catalog - 2020
Fisheye Magazine - April 2021
loeildelaphotographie - May 2021

Education

2018 - 2020 Luca school of arts, photography, Brussels (BE)
2015 - 2018 Luca school of arts, photography, Narafi (BE)
2010 - 2015 KULeuven, communication sciences (BE)

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