• © Tom Callemin

  • © Tom Callemin

After Frank and Robbert graduated with a master’s degree in visual arts from KASK (Ghent, 2012) they have chosen to go through life as the artist duo Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert. This intense collaboration forms the basis for their artistic practice and symbolizes their vision on friendship, collectivity, interplay and knowledge sharing. Together, they realise a multidisciplinary body of works, containing objects, prints, installations, videos, actions in public places and cross-over performances on the border between arts and theatre. With their works, they actively relate to the global society and formulate questions and poetical alternatives.

With the performance A Journey into Space, their graduation work at KASK, the young makers won the yearly Horlait Dapsens prize and were nominated for the European Startpoint Prize 2012. That same year, the performance was also selected for the section Jong Werk at the Belgian theater festival TAZ#2012.

In 2014, they created their second stage performance TO BREAK – The Window of Opportunity, at the arts centre CAMPO. They have been touring all over Europe ever since the premiere, with stops in a.o. Brussels, Lille, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Bern & Belfast.

Spring 2017, the artists presented their new creation for the stage Don’t we deserve grand human projects? at 'Performatik' festival (Beursschouwburg Brussels) and toured in Belgium and abroad — Utrecht, Amsterdam, Gent, Bern, Oostende, Lille, Mechelen, Marseille, 's Hertogenbosch, Aalst, Tielt, Harelbeke, Menen, Leuven, etc.

As visual artists they had solo exhibitions in a.o. Croxhapox (Ghent), Netwerk (Aalst), Buda (Kortrijk), Lage Egal Gallery (Berlin) and group shows in a.o. Baro Gallery (Sao Paulo), Charlama Contemporary Art Gallery (Sarajevo), Panthera Art Space (Brussels), Belvédère (Rotterdam), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin) and Bozar (Brussels).

They performed at a.o. Les Atelier Claus (Brussels), De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), The Mine Gallery (Dubai), Findars (Kuala Lumpur), Skena Up Festival (Kosovo) and their video's were screened at a.o. the Kuala Lumpur International Film festival, Millennium and Le Petit Versailles (New York), The National Centre for Contemporary Art (Moscow).

They have been artists in residence at Be-Part (Waregem, 2015), WING, Centre for Performance (Hong Kong, 2015), Timelab (Ghent, 2017) and AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz (Berlin, 2019).

Between 2022-2024, the duo is developing their Table Dialogues, five individual performances based on the five elements of wuxing. The project combines extended reality with interactive theater and visual art.

And last but not least, Frank&Robbert Robbert&Frank show their works with self-initiated actions in public spaces, as well in Belgium as abroad. They see this as a strategy to reach more people, to continuously evaluate their experiments and to broaden their network.


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