ABOUT

Stef Van Looveren (1992) is an Antwerp based multidisciplinary genderfluid artist. They studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, London and Sint Lucas, Antwerp.

Stef Van Looveren’s practice translates itself into video installation, photo, sculpture and performance. Van Looveren uses the installations as an attempt to reflect and dismantle the performativity of our human behaviour, primarily within the notion of gender. Playfully mimicking our social conducts along with visual culture, their work moves towards a surreal gesture.

 

CONTACT

+32 478 77 02 71
stef@stefvanlooveren.com
www.instagram.com/stefvanlooveren

 

  • This is an example of what a privileged white gender-fluid person looks like. Being queer does not take away that I must constantly remind myself of my white privilege. My whiteness allows me to enter a room without being prejudiced based on the color of my skin, it allows me to make people listen easily and navigate my body through spaces where others are at risk. As #pridemonth just started I will continue my work, in solidarity with the black queer community, as a promise to do more. @blklivesmatter 
During lockdown I sat down with @metal_magazine to look back at my practice and life. Interview in BIO. 🍜

In a society that is ruled by white heteronormative, cisgender and able-bodied, views, money and ideals. The fight against inequality is one with many layers. To all my white queer friends, call out racism in our community. To all my white straight friends, In order to move forward, we as white people must do better. STOP taking your privileges for granted. ACT with a moral and ethical compass, that includes ALL lives BPOC and the LGBTQIA+ community, at ALL times. Make sure to put your money where your mouth is. “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” - Audre Lorde -
While I’ve been growing a crispy noodle hairdo and chopstick nails, I’d like to thank these lovely shrimps for adding the flavor to the soup. 🍤🍤🍤🍤🍤 @arnaumauvais @_nini_barbakadze_ @rachel.alv @marionmdenne @stems_gallery @everydaygallery_yyy @basealphagallery @gallerysofievandevelde @barbe_urbain @ninamounah @ferdisibbel @fleurpierets @clara_lissens @eligible_silverware @vincent.egon.verschueren @anthe.hermans @leoalopez @stxhdx @gabrielleduchesse @kimpeers @jd.ankomah @cecile.beirinckx @timosassen @sylviekreusch @_erenchan @dilaylahbrownbrown @shaylithelabel @lemmensnicky @zeldavontrapp @djajaja @frederiksaccount @elisabethmestdagh @quintenvanpoucke @selmwens @retrosurferka @lumifeu @maureennaudts @ko.ko.ku @menno_tomballe @manusheila1 @elienroemendael @lycheespears @olivierhendrikx
  • One of my favorite writers 💜 “Born in New York, Audre Lorde (1934-1992) described herself as ‘Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’. Her extraordinary belief in the power of language - of speaking - to articulate selfhood, confront injustice and bring back about change in the world remains as transformative today as it was then, and no less urgent.” #blacklivesmatter #pridemonth
  • On the cover for @subbacultcha.be edition of the acclaimed 20-something list🧚🏻 ______
THANKYOU 
Editors in chief: @herr_linde & Kasper-Jan Raemen 
Magazine editors & writers: @gg_rondo_ , @juliencastillo & @isalineraes 
Special thanks: @lauracallewa 
Design: @chloedhauwe
  • #tb 💦 @stems_gallery
  • Yesterday was international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. Today should be no different. 
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LOVE regardless of sex, gender, sexuality, race, disability and religion. Simpel 💜 #idahot
  • 🤍🖤 Mini Betsy PUSSY bag @betsyjohnson_ 🤍🖤
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MINI DICK BAG - W: 17cm  x H: 14cm  x D: 10cm
  • Yesterday was #transdayofvisibility, today should be no different. 
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#tb 2 years ago this day I was working on what became my first DICK, INTERSEX, PUSSY, ASS bags / portable sculptures. Shown at the @antwerpart pavilion in 2018. Questioning our sexed body and how to navigate it. Opening up a space to playfully rethink the evolving meaning and possibilities of our body, celebrating diversity and the distinction between ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ ( translated into DPA bags ), that ultimately evoke and desire to reclaim your own.
  • Arming up to stay at home.
  • Queen of Hearts
  • 🔥 PUSSY BAG 🔥
  • Fave backstage images from my collab with @ninamounah Complete Metamorphosis PT.2 show by @teampeterstigter up on @purplefashionmagazine 🤍 Mini DICK bag
  • Fave backstage images from my collab with @ninamounah Complete Metamorphosis PT.2 show by @teampeterstigter up on @purplefashionmagazine 🤍 PUSSY bag / clutch edition
  • Fave backstage images from my collab with @ninamounah Complete Metamorphosis PT.2 show by @teampeterstigter up on @purplefashionmagazine 🤍 pearl DICK bag / clutch edition
  • CORONA BE LIKE #stayhome