Surya Ibrahim


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Works


Eng/
In his work, Surya Ibrahim confronts the logics behind the construction of physical space with those
that support synthetic images in order to question the current configuration of our environment: its
conditioning, its codification, its manipulation, and more particularly the impact that digital representation
systems have on our relation to space and time. In «Chaine d’arpentage» (2016), for example,
he makes a landscape from a statistical diagram and measurement systems used by the surveyor.
The artist seeks to create reflective spaces, architectural figures or abstractions, which play with
differences and correspondences between images and signs and between virtual and physical
workspaces, by using industrial everyday materials. It thus examines what can arise from the wear,
the transformation or the manipulation of these elements. Finally, the composition principles of his
artworks form an integral part of his plastic vocabulary for their symbolic charge.


Fr/
Dans son travail, Surya Ibrahim confronte les logiques de constructions concrètes avec celles
des images de synthèse afin d’interroger la configuration actuelle de notre environnement: son
conditionnement, sa codification et instrumentalisation, et plus particulièrement l’impact que les
systèmes de représentations ont sur notre rapport à l’espace/ temps. Dans Chaîne d’arpentage
(2016), il réalise par exemple un paysage à partir de diagramme statistique et des systèmes de
mesure servant au géomètre.
Il recherche à matérialiser des espaces de réflexion, des figures ou abstractions architecturales
jouant sur les différences et les correspondances entre images, signes, espace de travail virtuel
et physique en travaillant avec des matériaux industriels. Il remet en question ce qui peut naître
de l’usure, de la transformation ou de la manipulation de ces éléments.
Les principes de construction de ses pièces font partie intégrante de son vocabulaire plastique
pour leur charge symbolique.








Biography

SURYA IBRAHIM (1988, Brussels, Belgium)
Lives and works in Brussels

2012 - 2013 Master 2 in Visual Art and Space, departement image printed, option Lithography Specialization, Drawing ARBA-ESA
2011 - 2012
Master in Visual Art and Arts Space in the Public Space ARBA-ESA

DISTINCTIONS / PRIZES
2017
2013
2008

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
2016
Hatzigeorgiou, BOZAR,Brussels
2014 – 2015
PIANOFABRIEK,Brussels
2013 – 2014
Riego, Alix Dussart, Olivia Mortier, Tim Segers, Sharon Van Omeiren, Vincent Chenut T.A.G. city Passage Charles Rogier, Brussels
2011 – 2012
Brussels


PUBLICATIONS

LE VIF, 35 th year n ° 16, weekly from 21 to 27 April 2017, p9
KNACK, Weekly Bulletin-47E, NR 16VAN19 TO 25 APRIL 2017, p85
ART MÊME, n°70, p52

OTHER ACTIVITIES
2014- 2015
Alternate head of departement of printed image, option lithography in the Royal Academy of Fine
Arts of Brussels
2014-2016
Research Module at ARBA-ESA
- Coordinator and project’s holder of the research module communication and exhibition
support
- organization / Conference of Tania Mouraud
> http://www.arba-esa.be/fr/agenda_archives_details.php?aid=2015&vid=157

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