Laurent Liefooghe

Laurent Liefooghe (Waregem, 1973) has been active as an architect since 1998. He first worked at the architecture firm ‘BDP’ and later at ‘Xavier De Geyter architects’ (XDGA) while in parallel developing an idiosyncratic and exploratory practice investigating the boundaries between architecture, art and performance. Between 2004 and 2005 he was a theoretical researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and since 2008 he has been a lecturer in the department of Architecture and urban planning at the University of Ghent. In 2010 Laurent Liefooghe founded 'LLAC architects', together with the Swiss architect Christophe Antipas. LLAC stands for an architecture that is mainly defined by what she does rather than by what she shows.

Liefooghe’s work has been presented in a variety of contexts. The performance/installation ViewMaster (2007) has been shown in theatres such as Vooruit (Ghent), deSingel (Antwerp) and Theatre Nowy (Warshaw). His short story Bordersquare was published in the guide of the Romanian pavilion during the 2004 Venice Biennale and Multiplications 2 was exhibited at the Netwerk Gallery, Aalst in 2007.

His latest work, the installation WoonMachine (2010), was commissioned by Z33 as part of the exhibition “Design by Performance”. In 2010 he developed a performance, Daydream House, within the WoonMachine in collaboration with Sanja Mitrovic. This performance premiered in May 2011 at the Festival aan de Werf (Utrecht).

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