Photographer and video artist Mirjam Devriendt (1961) studied at LUCA, School of Arts in Brussel. Photographer and graphic designer Johan Duyck from Ghent was her mentor in photography. Through him, music became an important influence in her life, which reflected in various projects with the tenor Stephan Van Dyck, with György Kurtag, the Danel Quartet, the piano duo Jan Michiels & Inge Spinette, or with dancers such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaecker, Pierre Droulers and Alexander Baervoets. Since 2000 she collaborates closely with choreographer/dancer Vincent Dunoyer and with Berlinde De Bruyckere. As her regular photographer she played an essential part in the way the world looks at the work of De Bruyckere. Her camera is as it were a natural continuation of the view of this artist. In 2009 she provided images for the production Where is my soul? by Muziektheater Transparant, in which madrigals of Monteverdi were put on scene in an original way by director Caroline Petrick. In 2015 she created videos for the opera Penthesilea in De Munt/La Monnaie, directed by Pierre Audi and with a scenography by Berlinde De Bruyckere. Besides her portraits of winners of the Culture Prize, she photographs regularly for various music and theatre ensembles, B’Rock, Ictus Ensemble, Muziektheater Transparant and Collegium Vocale a.o. Mirjam Devriendt teaches at the photography and project department of the Rhok Academie Beeldende Kunsten in Etterbeek.



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