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Triennale Art
& Dunkerque
Triennale Art & Industrie Dunkerque Hauts–de–France

Hannes Dereere & Silke Huysmans

1990 / 1989, Bruxelles, Belgique

Silke Huysmans (Brazil, 1989) & Hannes Dereere (Belgium, 1990) live and work in Brussels.

Silke Huysmans studied theater at the KASK School of Arts (Ghent), and Hannes Dereere studied theater sciences at Ghent University. As a duo, they explore the use of journalistic and documentary elements within theater performances. Their work is based on in-depth field research, which they use to shape their projects. Since 2016, they have been working on a trilogy involving extensive research on mining exploitation. The first part of the trilogy, “Mining Stories,” was selected for the Circuit X/Het Theater Festival 2017 (Belgium) and received the first prize at Zürcher Theaterspektakel 2018 (Switzerland).