Antoine Horenbeek       


Antoine Horenbeek 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 then as a photographer.  

This duality between photography and architecture allows him to treat his subjects in a more interdisciplinary and unique way. His photographs address subjects related to architecture, town planning, social and urban issues, and the right to the city and to housing. 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 (Mexico, 2019), the relations between public and private space and town planning in the cities of emerging countries (Brésil, l’aube, since 2015) or even the informal architecture of the homeless and their ability to create new forms of housing (Off The Map, since 2020). 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 and Brazil, among others at Museu de Arte do Rio (2020-2021), Maison Stepman (2021), Académie Constantin Meunier (2021), Kaaitheater (2021) or Halles Saint-Gery (2021-2022).

Individual Exhibitions

Intimate Favela, Maison Stepman, Brussels, December 2021

Collective Exhibitions

Urban Zoom, Urban Brussels & Halles Saint-Gery, Brussels, September 2021-January 2022
Collective exhibition, Académie Constantin Meunier, Brussels, June 2021
Casa CariocaMuseu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro, September 2020-August 2021
Mexico, Maison Stepman, Brussels, September 2020

Selected Publications

Museu de Arte do RioCasa Carioca
IgnantAntoine Horenbeek Captures Architecture Of The People
Elle Decor Italia - Architettura e Fotografia, un Binomio Perfetto
RioOnWatch - Intimate Favela
Rio de Boa Noticias - Fotógrafo Belga Retrata a Vida Intima em Favelas
Voz das Comunidades - Fotógrafo Registra o Intimo das Favelas
Journal Periferia - The Role of the Peripheries in Democracy
The Rio Times - Looking for a Favela Tour?
RioOnWatchMTST Occupies Elite Beach in Rio de Janeiro
ArcSharing - Living and Working in Tokyo
WeAndTheColorBrésil, l’aube
Mundo FlaneurArquitectura de las Personas
RioOnWatch - Rediscover Rio’s Oldest Favela
Viral BanditAntoine Horenbeek Captures Architecture Of The People
RioOnWatch - Favela Museum ‘Museu da Maré’ Celebrates Twelve Years
1010 architecture urbanism - Innovative City Harbour
AWorkstation - Brésil, l’aube

Collaborations & clients

1010 architecture & urbanism, AC Plus Architecture, Catalytic Communities, ERU - Etudes et Recherches Urbaines, Foyer Schaerbeekois, Le Logement Molenbeekois, Mediane, Olivia Gustot Architecte, RioOnWatch, SSM Seraing, Tetra Kayzer Associés, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Urban Architectes