Jonathan De Maeyer, °1994, België



Dé!KUNSThumaniora, Antwerpen, 2013     

KASK school of arts, Gent

LUCA school of arts, Gent, 2019


Current projects:

Lazy River Workspace Residency, Nucleo, Gent: 26 januari-30 maart 2021

The Festival That Never Happened, In de Maak platform, Leuven: 12-14 maart 2021

ADA, video-installation for Nemø Ensemble & Ellen Jacobs, Ghent, Antwerp: 2 mei & 15 mei 

Seasonal Neighbours, Z33 Hasselt: january 2022



BUYLOCAL Zomersalon, 17 juli - 30 augustus 2020, Kunsthal, Gent

Birds Of a Feather, Currents#7, 14 maart - 2 augustus 2020, Z33, Hasselt

#Untitled, 16 november 2019-12 januari 2020, MuZee, Oostende

Graduation Show 2019, , 29-30 juni 2019 , LUCA School Of Arts, Gent

AKA This thing in Aalst, 21-23 juni 2019, Netwerk, Aalst

When The Eye Touches the Landscape, 24 mei- 10 juni 2019, Cypres , Leuven

Photobook Belge (curator: Tamara Berghmans), 1 maart - 6 oktober 2019, FoMu, Antwerpen

Unfolding II/ SPATIE, 14-16 februari 2019, In De Ruimte, Gent

Travelling with a see-through mirror, 23-24 januari 2019, Beaux-artspopup, Gent

Vrijdag Visdag, Fadrea, 09 november 2018,  Plek, Gent, 

UNFOLDING 1-3 juni 2018, Kolder, Gent

TumultinGent, Gent 2016, 2017      

SCRPR #4, KASK, Gent, 2017

LODEXPO, solo docu-tentoonstelling, LOD muziektheater, Gent, 2013         

Jonathan De Maeyer holds a master's degree in Visual Arts - Photography from LUCA School Of Arts Ghent and works on autonomous projects as well as projects in collaboration with artists and musicians.


Jonathan is working on a digital and analog image archive that forms the basis for associatively composed series that try to translate the utopian desire for an unknown landscape. Additionally, the series are about the interpretation of place. Landscape is a freely discussed genre in art history and certainly in photography. The boundaries of perception seem to be determined by figures of speech and certain successful interpretations. In his work he tries to reinterpret landscape and give the viewer access to an alternative, personal perception.


“In recent years I investigated the effect of walking and wandering on my perception of the landscape. Along with the discovery of an emotional stratification that exists in the perception of landscapes, I have come to realize that the images in my head are influenced by literary / historical tropes and melancholy. “From where does the desire for an imaginary ideal landscape that most likely does not exist come from?” How does an idea get into my head when I don't even know what it looks like?”