Christophe Clarijs(BE)

Christophe Clarijs (1990) is a graphic designer living and working in Antwerp, Belgium. His practice focuses on commissioned and self-initiated projects with an emphasis on editorial design. He works in close collaboration with artists, cultural and educational institutions on identities, exhibition design, websites and printed matter.

Christophe graduated from St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp with an MA in Graphic Design in 2012 and with a Master of Research in Art and Design in 2014. He was an intern at studio Integrated for the 2011 conference. In 2013 he completed an additional Master in Film Studies at the University of Antwerp. Christophe was a participant for a year-long artist residency in 2015 at Van Eyck in Maastricht. Currently he is the in-house graphic designer of M HKA, where he developed the identity for the contemporary art museum’s reopening and worked on the Joseph Beuys: Greetings from the Eurasian exhibition. Next year Christophe will be teaching a masterclass at St Lucas School of Arts on slowness in artistic practices entitled ‘The world is a complicated place, Hobbes’. He once described his practice as being concerned with "living in dangerous times”.

Lecture abstract

Christophe will present a selection of recent projects on which he has been working with artists and art institutes. He will focus on how a close collaboration with artistic practices has played a formative role on his own graphic design practice and how 'proximity' gave an insight in their working methods, which has become a concrete strategy in the development of Christophe Clarijs own design process.