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In her projects, An works with information and data that she collects from books and online sources. In a twist of fiction and humor, she loves to explore the boundaries between science and art, fascinated by the systems behind and in an attempt to understand the world and the unknown. In another part of her practice she questions the role of the (artist)book and the use of analogue  techniques in this digital age.

An Onghena was an Artist in Residence at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, a multiform institute for art, design and reflection. She graduated in 2014 as MA graphic design at St Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp. In 2016 she continued her research based practise at the postgraduate course Master of Research in Art & Design and she was awarded as laureate of Toegepast20 in z33.




Conference Travelers on the earth, European Schools, Wuhan China
Talk YONN Integrated Conference - deSingel Antwerp


Vier Gedichten/Four Poems, 2018
Performance for the Book, 2018
Analysis on the other side of the Moon, 2016
83 brightest stars in the universe, 2015
Questions regarding the universe, 2015

Kunstraum Lakeside: Statements #02
Metropolis M: Review Open Studios Jan van Eyck Academie
The Lost Painters: Review Open Studios Jan van Eyck Academie
Mister Motley: Review Open Studios Jan van Eyck Academie
Jan van Eyck Academie: Artist-in-residence
Komplot: ExpoTradition doesn't graduate
Z33 & Cultuurplatform Limburg: Participant Toegepast20
LimburgActueel: Review Expo Toegepast20
Sint Lucas Antwerp: Daybreak in Wuhan, China
Sint Lucas Antwerp: Travelers on the Earth, in Wuhan, China
Sint Lucas Antwerp: Publishing in the NY Times



Artist-in-Residence, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

Master Research in Art and Design, Sint Lucas Antwerp
Laureate Toegepast20, Z33 Hasselt

Master Graphic Design, Academie of Fine Arts Sint Lucas Antwerp Nominated for the Lucas Prise for promising artists
Intern The office of Paul Sahre, New York

Bachelor Graphic Design, Academy of FIne Arts Sint Lucas Antwerp



Solo exhibitions
Summer 2018 Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria
Fall 2018 Art Center, Sarasota, USA

Group Exhibitions
Open Studios, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
Nominated Art Project Scheldelei
Sea Foundation, Tilburg, NL

Typp-publication, Sint Lucas Antwerp
(Re-)Inauguration Margaret Van Eyck Academie - mimeography
Performance for the book, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

Self publishing evening with RUIS, Tique, Antwerp
Masters of research in art and design, Hole of the Fox
Broodnodig, Kunstnacht, Hasselt
Tradition Doesn’t Graduate, Komplot, Brussels
The Sideshow, RUIS Collectief
Manama Papers, SD Worx, Antwerp

Expo Lucas Prise, Sint Lucas Antwerp
Destination Unknown - Chambre National and Collectiv National, Antwerp
De Invasie Toont - Ghent
Daybreak, Chinese and European contemporary young artists, Wuhan China
20 Years of Toegepast, C-Mine, Genk
Toegepast20, Hasselt, Group Show

Master exhibition, Acadamy of Fine Arts, Sint Lucas Antwerp
Environmental art piece, Suomussalmi, Finland
The year 2525, One Armed Man, ‘t Groen Kwartier, Antwerp
Iron Human Unfold, Designcenter De Winkelhaak Antwerp
Travelers on the earth, European Schools, Wuhan China

Bachelor Exhibition, Sint Lucas, Antwerp
Waanzin exhibition, Scheld'apen, Antwerp
BYOB, M HKA, Antwerp