"Koen Broos deliberately places himself completely outside of that self-referential world in which nothing surprises us anymore and everything must reassure. With his photographs he seems rather to strive after the opposite: to save photography from the clutches of the dominant image culture of the recognizable, predictable and repeatable." (Harold Polis, 2015)
Koen Broos (°1972) lives in Antwerp. He focusses already from the start of his photographic career on author portraits and theater photography. He collaborated with several cultural institutions and companies. Broos always creates his own visual and creative language within the boundaries of commissioned work.
He has worked for De Bezige Antwerpen, Polis Publisher, Toneelhuis, cie de KOE, STAN, Theater Zuidpool, Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and others. This is how he works for already several years now in which he's always seeking the confidence and creativity of long term collaborations. He guides the scenography for the international music ensemble Graindelavoix and preserves the light and set design of the film Ossuaires and is the DOP off the new film Outlandish about thomas more utopia. With inne goris en stef stessels he made the thaeter installation HUIS / HOME witch goes around in Belgium, France and the UK
Koen Broos exposes his autonomous work, which he gathers in numbered series, in C-Mine in Genk, Galeria ASVS in Porto, the Bourla Theater in Antwerp, Kaaitheater in Brussels, Workplace in Antwerp, Elim Art in Kapellen, Flachlandfestival in Berlin, Antwerp photo festival 2018, photo friction Mechelen, ter posterie Roeselare and at several private places.
interview during the dark room photo event, cmine, Genk, Belgium