built in the midst


‘built in the midst’ explores similarities, repetition, and differences in a magical constellation of references. The elements of the installation function as sculptures, feelings, or contexts, according to the physical position of the observer. The visitor is therefore guided in the chapel in a constantly renovated discovery of various levels of visibility.

Hamed Dehqan’s practice is based on personal studies and research around phenomena of language and perception, engaging in a studio-based practice that creates a unique formal language through sculptural installations, multi-dimensional spatial drawings, and paintings.

He is a visual artist currently studying advanced studies and practice-based research in the visual arts as a resident at the HISK Academy in Ghent (2022-2023). His work has been shown at 3-Platform, Tehran, Iran, CalArts Expo, California, USA,  Lona Galeria, São Paulo, Brasil. In 2016, he started the Pansion Project, an art project space. He has also worked as a writer in collaboration with art magazines.

The exhibition is the third installment of Bodies of Work, a summer program of exhibitions and events that unfolds in the chapel of Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp. Organized by the Curatorial Studies postgraduate at KASK & Conservatorium.




With the support of HISK.

Curated by Yasaman Tamizkar and Valentina Bianchi

Pictures by Van den Bussche-Vanden Bossche



More about ‘built in the midst’

In cabelgium.be

On HISK’s website 

In Bodies of Work