Jeroen Cluckers Video artist • filmmaker

Jeroen Cluckers

• bio

Jeroen Cluckers (BE) is a video artist and experimental filmmaker. He creates audiovisual dreamscapes that explore, question and transform the boundaries between fiction and reality, cinema and painting, image and imagination. His work has been exhibited in more than 30 countries worldwide, at festivals and venues like ZKM, The State Hermitage Museum, Message to Man IFF, FILE Festival, VIDEOFORMES, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Athens Digital Arts Festival and ISEA. He teaches film & video art at Kunstacademie Wetteren. Together with Wout Lievens, he founded The Stargazer TV. He currently lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.

• education

2007-2012 Master of Fine Arts, specialization Free Arts (Media Art), KASK – School of Arts, University College Ghent, graduated Cum Laude

• selected filmography

2016 Traumwald (in production)
2016 Eidolon (in production)
2015 Tears in Rain
2014 Ships in Distress in a Datastorm
2014 Oneiria
2013 We Would’ve Been Stuck Here Forever (with Wout Lievens)
2013 Marketing Song – music video for Marco Z
2012 This Smile – music video for Marco Z
2012 25 Stories High
2011 Marble Of The Universe
2011 Platform Infinity
2010 Planet Tow-El
2010 If The Thunder Doesn’t Get You, Then The Lightning Will

• awards & distinctions

2016 Best Short Animation Grand Jury Winner, Cinema Los Angeles Film Festival, Los Angeles, California (US)
2016 Best Short Art Film Award Grand Jury Winner, Los Angeles World International Film Festival, Los Angeles, California (US)
2016 Best 60 Seconds Film, New York Film Week, New York (US)
2016 Nominated for Special flEXiff Award, The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival, Sydney (AU)
2016 Honoring Prize, Visual Music Award 2016, Gelnhausen (DE)
2016 Nominated for backup.award, backup_festival, Weimar (DE)
2016 Nominated for Best Abstract Film, Third Culture Film Festival 2016, Hong Kong (HK)
2016 Nominated for Prix VIDEOFORMES, VIDEOFORMES 2016 International Festival, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
2015 Audience Award, 2nd place, Interference Festival 2015, Gdańsk (PL)
2015 Nominated for Special flEXiff Award, The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival, Sydney (AU)
2015 Official BLOOOM Award Nominee, WARSTEINER 2015, Cologne (DE)
2015 Travel grant for artists, Kunsten & Erfgoed Vlaanderen, Brussels (BE)
2015 Nominated for EUROVIDEO 2015, EUROVIDEO 2015, Liège (BE)

• festival screenings

2016 Tahoe Underground Film Festival, Incline Village, Nevada (US)
2016 Quest x Doclab Short Film Competition, Son Tinh Camp, Ba Vi (VN)
2016 Over The Real, Festival Internazionale di Videoarte, Viareggio (IT)
2016 Cinema Los Angeles Film Festival, International Competition, Los Angeles, California (US)
2016 ÍCARO Festival Internacional de Cine, Guatemala City (GT)
2016 Los Angeles World International Film Festival, International Competition, Los Angeles, California (US)
2016 New York Contemporary Cinema 2016, best of New York Film Week, Broadway Film Festival, Manhattan Independent Film Festival, New York (US)
2016 Punto y Raya Festival, International Competition, ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE)
2016 The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival, Special flEXiff Award competition, Sydney (AU)
2016 Message to Man International Film Festival, GlitchDoc program, St Petersburg (RU)
2016 CINETEKTON!, Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura, International Competition, Puebla (MX)
2016 Sydney Underground Film Festival, RE:CINEMA program, Sydney (AU)
2016 Experimental Superstars 2016, Novi Sad (RS)
2016 FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo (BR)
2016 Visual Music Award 2016, International Competition, Gelnhausen (DE)
2016 CURRENTS New Media 2016, Taos, New Mexico (US)
2016 Proceso de Error – International Festival of Experimental Video 2016, Valparaíso (CL)
2016 backup_festival, international backup.award competition, Weimar (DE)
2016 IVAHM Festival, Madrid (ES)
2016 FONLAD Festival 2016, Coimbra (PT)
2016 Third Culture Film Festival 2016, International Competition, Hong Kong (HK)
2016 Rome Media Art Festival 2016, MAXXI Museum, Rome (IT)
2016 Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Film Festival, International Competition, Minsk (BY)
2016 VIDEOFORMES 2016 International Festival, International Competition, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
2016 Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Crossing the Code program, Regensburg (DE)
2016 CologneOFF 2016 India, Shillong (IN)
2016 danubeVIDEOARTfestival, Grein (AT)
2016 ZOOM-ZBLIŻENIA International Film Festival, video art competition, Jelenia Góra (PL)
2015 Experimental Superstars, Novi Sad (RS)
2015 Festival Transterritorial Cine Under Recife, International Short Film Program, Recife (BR)
2015 CÓDEC Festival, Mexico City (MX)
2015 Cairo Video Festival, Cairo (EG)
2015 Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel (DE)
2015 CYBERFEST, Cyber Arts Festival with screenings at SOFA, Bogotá (CO), The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (RU) & Made in New York Media Center, New York (US)
2015 South Texas Underground Film Festival, International Competition, Corpus Christi, Texas (US)
2015 SIMULTAN Festival 2015, Talking to Strangers, Timișoara (RO)
2015 The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival, Special flEXiff Award competition, Sydney (AU)
2015 Filmfestival Oostende, Young Vagrants on Tour, Ostend (BE)
2015 BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Bilbao (ES)
2015 InShort Film Festival, London (UK)
2015 FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo (BR)
2015 Mister Vorky, International Film Festival of One Minute Film, International Competition, Ruma (RS)
2015 Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens (GR)
2015 FIBER Festival, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 Leiden International Short Film Experience, Leiden (NL)
2015 Montreal Videomusic Festival 2015, Montreal (CA)
2015 Festival Parachute Light Zero Act II, Paris (FR)
2015 Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, International Competition, Regensburg (DE)
2015 EUROVIDEO 2015, international competition by Vidéographies, Liège (BE) & in Donostia San Sebastian (ES), Sarajevo (BA), Mons (BE), Skopje (MK) & Kaliningrad (RU)
2015 Gstaadfilm Festival, with screenings in Dublin (IE) & on tour in the UK
2015 FOKUS Video Art Festival, Copenhagen (DK)
2015 Pop Up Kino #4, video art festival with screenings in Berlin (DE) & Buenos Aires (AR)
2014 Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, International Competition, Goiânia (BR)
2012 Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven, Wildcard selection, Leuven (BE)

• solo exhibitions

2015 KPK 0.4, CC De Ploter, Ternat (BE)
2014 SECONDroom, DOK, Ghent (BE)
2011 Pleinvrees, duo exhibition Joeri De Mulder & Jeroen Cluckers, Kunsttoren, Ghent (BE)
2011 Brief Encounter, duo exhibition Joël Schuurmans & Jeroen Cluckers, WARP, Sint-Niklaas (BE)

• group exhibitions & screenings

2016 Fatal Error, video art program by Festival Miden, Kalamata Street Festival, Kalamata (GR)
2016 Everything is a Remix, whitebox, Munich (DE)
2016 ENAPE Pachuca 2016, Teatro Guillermo Romo De Vivar, Pachuca (MX)
2016 In the Name of Truth: Time, Peace and Humanity, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, California (US)
2016 Muestra CÓDEC FVYCS, Centro Cultural ALIAC, Mexico City (MX)
2016 VIDEODROME, Rye Wax, London (UK)
2015 Glitch Art is Dead, Glitch Artists Collective exhibition, Teatr Barakah, Kraków (PL)
2015 ISEA2015, 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (CA)
2015 VAPORWAVE, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver (CA)
2015 KURZfilmBAR mit Internationalen Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Monopol Kino, Munich (DE)
2015 Muestra Internacional de VideoArte nodoCCS 2015, Sala Múltiple Centro de Arte El Hatillo, Caracas (VE)
2015 EUROVIDEO 2015 selection, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (DE)
2015 Nacht van de Experimentele Film, Young Vagrants, Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent (BE)
2014 6th namaTREba biennial, main exhibition, Gallery Academy of Fine Arts, Trebinje (BA)
2014 The wanderer above the mist, video art program by Festival Miden, Theater of Neos Kosmos, Athens (GR)
2013 Galerie Studio ARBOR, Zottegem (BE)
2012 Graduation 2012, Kunsttoren, Ghent (BE)
2011 artMUSE Festival, From Industrial To Postdigital Revolution, MIAT, Ghent (BE)
2010 4 plus 1, Kunsttoren, Ghent (BE)
2010 Jazz & Sounds Festival, Bijloke, Ghent (BE)

• TV & online screenings

2015 Interference Festival 2015, Gdańsk (PL)
2015 Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival, Carbondale, Illinois (US)
2015 DELETE TV, Vienna (AT)
2014 Novella Showcase, Michigan (US)

• collections

2015 Never More! Hiroshima-Fukushima, Collective Trauma Film Collections, artvideoKOELN, Cologne (DE)
2015 VAPORWAVE, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver (CA)

• publications & press

2016 backup_festival catalogue, Weimar: Bauhaus Film-Institut
2015 32. Kasseler Dokfest catalogue, Kassel: Kasseler Dokfest
2015 The Daily Psychedelic Video, Roy Aston, publication of Ships in Distress in a Datastorm
2015 Belio Magazine, publication of teaser for Tears in Rain
2015 11th Athens Digital Arts Festival 2015 catalogue, Athens: Multitrab Productions
2015 Art and Disruption, ISEA2015 catalogue, Vancouver: New Forms Art Press in conjunction with ISEA
2015 FILE SÃO PAULO 2015: THE NEW E-MOTION, FILE Festival catalogue, São Paulo: SESI-SP arte
2015 Lacroix, Grégory, ‘EUROVIDEO 2015 ou quand la création vidéo rassemble l’Europe’, in: Bouchon Magazine
2014 ‘An interview with Wout Lievens & Jeroen Cluckers’, in: Stigmart10 Videofocus, Stigmart10 Press
2014 Ldc, André, ‘I Fronteira Festival: Curtas’, in: Revista Janela
2014 RESUMÉ, a book by Topo Copy about SECONDroom at DOK, exhibition catalogue, Ghent: Topo Copy
2014 Fronteira Festival catalogue, Goiânia: Fronteira Festival
2012 GRADUATION 2012, summary of final projects by graduated students of School of Arts Ghent, Ghent: School of Arts Ghent
2009 Cluckers, Jeroen, ‘Ethiek in een versnellende technosamenleving’, in: Hertmans S., Depestel D. (eds.), Grenzen aan de ethiek?, Studium Generale 2008-2009, Ghent: Academia Press in association with ISKA


01.11 - 02.11: Cinema Los Angeles (US)
04.11 - 05.11: Tahoe Underground Film Festival (US)
04.11 - 06.11: Quest x Doclab (VN)
17.11 - 20.11: Over The Real (IT)