Belgian visual artist Ief Spincemaille works with light and human/non-human relationships, resulting in a diverse range of projects that transcend the confines of traditional art spaces. His practice intertwines ephemeral works centered around light with the everyday lives of people, seamlessly merging wonder and poetry with a deeply engaged social and political discourse.

In addition to creating installations that elevate the viewer's experience, Spincemaille's relational projects bridge the gap between art and non-exclusive audiences. Collaborating with diverse settings such as bicycle factories, prisons, abbeys and more, these projects not only challenge the notions of light and transitory phenomena, but also serve as catalysts for re-evaluating the exclusivity of art itself.

Through his work, Spincemaille emphasizes the power of ambiguity, uncertainty, and collective engagement, transforming the artistic process into a platform for forging transformative aesthetic experiences.

As a scenographer, Spincemaille has collaborated with a range of artists and directors, creating installations for the likes of Guy Cassiers, Seppe Baeyens, Andrea Molino, Ine Goris, and many others.

In 2021, Spincemaille joined forces with four fellow creatives to launch Ateliers Minnoye - an off-space dedicated to contemporary art and artisanal craftsmanship. Spanning an impressive 1000 square meters in the bustling city of Leuven, this cutting-edge creative hub provides a dynamic platform for the exchange of both artistic and technical expertise. Ateliers Minnoye is not just a space for art, but also a space for social integration and community outreach which aims to foster connections and create meaningful collaborations with the local community. Spincemaille is just one of ten individuals and organizations that are currently working in this inspiring atelier. For more information, please visit

In 2010, Kurt D'Haeseleer and Spincemaille founded Werktank, an organization dedicated to new and old media art.

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