Filip Dujardin is an artist and a photographer based in Belgium. After studying History of Art with a specialization in architecture at the University of Ghent in 1989 and photography at the Academy of Ghent in 1995, Filip Dujardin started as a technical assistant for the photographer Carl De Keyzer from 1998 to 2000, and then collaborated with Frederik Vercruysse from 2000 to 2006. Since 2007, Filip Dujardin started to work as an independent photographer and artist playing with the imaginary of architecture and design. His works oscillate between references of the ordinary and implausible structures, creating new architectures made out of assemblages from photographs of real buildings.
His solo exhibitions include “Fictions” first presented at BOZAR in Brussels in 2008, more recently in Highlight Gallery in San Francisco in 2011, and “Imaginary Architecture: Photographs by Filip Dujardin” at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison in 2010. His works were exhibited in group shows such as in “High Rise - Idea and Reality” in the Museum Fur Gestaltung in Zurich in 2011, in “Tranquil Dynamism” during the Jeonju Photo Festivall in Jeonju and at “Vero, Falso, Verosimile” in the Casabella Laboratorio of Milan in 2010, in “Ostrale 09” at the International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Dresden and at “L’alibi documentaire” au Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles a Paris in 2009, and in the show “Exister contre les faits” in the Centre de Design in Montreal in 2008.
Filip Dujardin’s works are also part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Bozar in Brussels and the Chazen Museum in Wisconsin. His collages and photographs have also been widely published in numerous publications around the world.