OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen with Peter Wächtler and Michael Van den Abeele

Brussels, Belgium

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen is one of the most interesting and uncompromising young architectural practices at work today. It is renowned for its idiosyncratic architecture, in which utopian and unrealized projects are also customary. It does not invent the architecture, but reflects and considers what architecture can signify and be today, reducing the discipline to its bareness and essence. Their architectonic ideas start from geometrical corrections and rather rigid classifications, in order to measure the world as it presents itself to us and to allow life to unfold in all its complexities. OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen was founded in 2002 by Kersten Geers and David Van Severen.

Peter Wächtler (1979) has recently had solo exhibitions at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2017), M HKA, Antwerp (2017), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2016), Renassaince Society, Chicago (2016), Reena Spaulings, New York (2014), Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster (2014), and dépendance, Brussels (2013).  His work has been featured in numerous international group exhibitions, including The Absent Museum, WIELS, Brussels (2017), L’Almanach 16, Le Consortium, Dijon (2016), 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience at the New Museum, New York (2015), the Liverpool Biennial (2014), La Biennale de Lyon 2013, and Pride Goes Before a Fall – Beware of a Holy Whore at Artists Space, New York (2013). The SOTOSO project was an artist-run apartment exhibition coordinated by Peter Wächtler and Hans-Christian Lotz (2011 - 2014) A book of his texts, Come On, was published in 2013 by Sternberg Press.

Michael Van den Abeele (1974), is a Brussels based artist with a practice that combines painting, furniture pieces and the writing of lyrical essays. He is equally a member of the Brussels based exhibition-space Etablissement d’en face. Recent exhibitions include The Squater at Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, France; P P P Punctual at Galerie Levy Delval, Brussels - Belgium and Relax, Galerie Trampoline Antwerp, Belgium, Opacity Please, Museum Leuven, Belgium. He recently published Forked Apologies with FOREST publications.

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, AFTER THE PARTY, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2008