Antoine Horenbeek (b.1993, BE) is a Brussels-based photographer and architect. From a young age, he has been interested in many practices in the visual arts. After studying architecture at La Cambre in Brussels, he decided to work as an architect and as a photographer.
This duality between photography and architecture allows him to treat his subjects in a more interdisciplinary and unique way. His photographs are related to architecture, town planning, social and urban issues, housing and right to the city. The projects he works on address the issue of slums and their non-recognition as part of the so-called “formal” city (Intimate Favela, 2018), the intimacy and aesthetics of popular architecture, the relations between public and private space and urbanism in Brazil (Brésil, L’Aube, 2015-2018) or even the informal architecture of the homeless and their ability to create new forms of housing (Off The Map, 2020-2022). This alternative vision of architecture and the city is reflected in all of his projects. His work is mainly documentary and political.
Since 2015, he has collaborated with architecture and urban planning offices, artist collectives, NGO's and medias. His work has been the subject of numerous publications and several exhibitions in Belgium, France and Brazil, among others at Museu de Arte do Rio (2020-2021), Maison Stepman (2021), Académie Constantin Meunier (2021), Kaaitheater (2021), Halles Saint-Gery (2021-2022), Koninklijk Vlaams Theater (2021-2022) or Studio Baxton (2022).
2021 Intimate Favela, Maison Stepman, Brussels (BE).
2023 Pink Screens Festival, Brusels (BE).
2023 Unexposed, PhotoTwens 2023, Leuven (BE).
2023 Académie Constantin Meunier, Brussels (BE).
2023 Désirés, 110 Galerie X Lusted Men, Paris (FR).
2022 Mirror, Studio Baxton & B.A.G, Brussels (BE).
2022 Lusted Men, Le La Voir au Public, Lyon (FR).
2022 Lusted Men, Fey Festival, Villecien (FR).
2022 Académie Constantin Meunier, Brussels (BE).
2022 KAC, Maison Stepman, Brussels (BE).
2021 Festival System D, KVS, Brussels (BE).
2021 Urban Zoom, Halles Saint-Gery, Brussels (BE).
2021 Who owns the city?, Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE).
2021 Académie Constantin Meunier, Brussels (BE).
2020 Casa Carioca, Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro (BR).
2020 Mexico, Heritage Days at Maison Stepman, Brussels (BE).
Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro (BR).
2023 States, Issue n°3, Noia Magazine (IT).
2023 A Kingdom on the Verge, Issue n°6, Handbali Magazine, (ES).
2022 Marges et Marginalités au Brésil, Editions de l’ULB (BE).
2022 Reassemblage, Issue n°2, Noia Magazine (IT).
2022 Antoine Horenbeek Recounts Countries, C41 Magazine (IT).
2021 Casa Carioca, Museu de Arte do Rio (BR).
2020 Looking for a Favela Tour?, The Rio Times (BR).
2019 Horenbeek Captures Architecture Of The People, Ignant (D).
2019 Architettura e Fotografia, Elle Decor Italia (IT).
2019 Intimate Favela, RioOnWatch (BR).
2019 Fotógrafo Belga Retrata Vida Intima em Favelas, RDBN (BR).
2019 O Intimo das Favelas, Voz das Comunidades (BR).
2019 Brésil, l’Aube, WeAndTheColor (D)
2019 Arquitectura de las Personas, Mundo Flaneur.
2019 Brésil, l’Aube, AWorkstation (US).
2018 The Role of the Peripheries in Democracy, Periferia (BR)
2018 MTST Occupies Elite Beach in Rio, RioOnWatch (BR).
2018 Living and Working in Tokyo, ArcSharing (FR).
2018 Rediscover Rio’s Oldest Favela, RioOnWatch (BR).
2018 Museu da Maré Celebrates 12 Years, RioOnWatch (BR).
2017 Innovative City Harbour, 1010 architecture & urbanism (BE).
AWARDS, GRANTS & NOMINATIONS
2023 Culture Moves Europe Grant, Goethe-Institut/European Commission.
2023 Revela't Festival, Portfolio Review, Selected (ES)
2022 Athens Photo Festival, Short-listed, Athens (GR)
2021 Urban Zoom Award, Urban.Brussels, Brussels (BE)
WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
2023 Molenwest, Photography Workshops, Molenbeek (BE)
2022 TYN - Talented Youth Network, Lecture, Brussels (BE)
︎︎︎ Contact me here
For UV-prints on lightbox frame
︎︎︎ Gleam Gallery
COLLABORATIONS & CLIENTS
1010 architecture & urbanism, AC Plus Architecture, Catalytic Communities, Commune de Molenbeek-St-Jean, ERU-Etudes et Recherches Urbaines, Foyer Schaerbeekois, Homegrade.brussels, Le Logement Molenbeekois, Mediane, Olivia Gustot Architecte, RioOnWatch, SM Educação, SSM Seraing, Tetra Kayzer Associés, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Urban Architectes, Urban Brussels.
Antoine Horenbeek travaille via la coopérative d’activités JobYourself Coop. - BE 0479 233 349 - Rue d’Alost 7-11, 1000 Bruxelles.