Lavinia Wouters (1976) lives in Mechelen and studied photography at Sint-Lukas Hogeschool in Brussels. She teaches photography at Luca School of Arts, Campus C-mine Genk and IKA Mechelen (Instituut voor Kunst & Ambacht). She works as a freelance documentary, landscape and architecture photographer.
Within her artistic practice she conducts research into the image and our conditioned and fragmented view. The research raises questions about phenomenology: What appears? How do we experience that appearance? How does it appear to us? How can we read and recognize it? The image is a product of observation, imagination and interpretation.
In addition, photography also serves to reflect on certain social themes such as migration and borders. Her investigative photography invites you to explore the boundaries of mental and physical space. This photography plays with the dialectic between objectification and subjectification.
Landscape, history, traces and perception lead Lavinia Wouters to create visual work that raises questions and is critical of migration and unsafe routes.