Filip Van Dingenen's (Belgium, 1975) creative modes can consist of dream-like states, imaginary personages, situations and travels where the artist acts as a flâneur - he has set out to venture into new worlds by producing alternative mindsets.
For the past few years, Van Dingenen has traveled to zoos all over the world. He has visited museums of natural history, taxidermists, collectors and authorities and traced the former residents/remains of the Limburg Zoo. These travels and investigations resulted in ZOONATION, which is a web project or virtual platform for multidisciplinary research and was followed by the eponymous publication.
Another series of projects by Van Dingenen’s is realized through the non-profit organization Fantaman productions y Matelisto Contemporary Movements which was created in 2006 in Brussels in collaboration with the Argentinean dancer/choreographer Barbara Pereyra. The objectives of the organization are investigation/development in the fields of visual culture and performing arts and the production/realization of social, artistic and educative projects in Europe and South America.
Recent projects include a public installation Snorkelzone, Leuven; Flota Nfumu, performance & drawing intervention, Van Dingenen & Pereyra, Centro Cultural España en Bata, Equatorial Guinea; public installation in Ganshoren, VersBrussel; residency Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; exhibition Process Room – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and group exhibition Nós, Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro.