°1984, Belgium lives and works in Brussels.
Karel Burssens is a transdisciplinary artist who trained as an architect and engineer, initially working with Bogdan-Van Broeck architects and Bureau Bas Smets. He went on to become Head of Architecture at villa eugénie, while working on a wide range of fashion shows for Dior, Lanvin, Kenzo, a.o. In 2010 he began to collaborate with Jeroen Verrecht as 88888, developing both commissioned and self-initiated international projects in scenography, installation art and architecture.
Karel Burssens' independent practice is currently evolving on the sidelines of several distinct artistic worlds: sculpture, installation, performance and scenography. On different physical scales ranging from independent objects and sculptures to complex collaborative performance-oriented projects, his work aims to initiate reflections on subjects as broad as society, systems, technology and human interactions therewith.
In September 2019, his project Currents will have its avant-premiere in Dommelhof and premiere at Vooruit crystallising Burssens' previous transdisciplinary experience and research into a sculpture-performance.