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Alliage

Alliage

Graphic design

Alliage is a graphic design studio composed of Lucile Martin (1991, FR) and Julien Pik (1991, FR), started in 2008 and based in Brussels. They work for cultural institutions, events, businesses as well as individuals. Their regular partners include Jester (art centre based in Genk, BE), Le Magasin – Centre national d’art contemporain (art centre based in Grenoble, FR), schiev – a simple music festival (electronic music festival based in Brussels, BE) and Psst Mlle (intersectional feminist platform based in Brussels, BE).

Steyn Bergs

Steyn Bergs

Research, Art History;

Steyn Bergs is an art historian and critic whose work operates at the intersections of contemporary art, aesthetics, critical theory, political economy, and media theory. He is a lecturer in modern and contemporary art at Utrecht University, and obtained his PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2022. Currently, his research focuses on the aesthetics of infrastructure in contemporary art, as well as on artistic practices that address uneven development and trouble linear conceptions of time and history. His texts have appeared in numerous magazines, book publications, and journals, including Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts, Afterimage, and Third Text.

Dayna Casey

Dayna Casey

Artistic researcher, graphic designer, editor

Dayna Casey (Boorloo/NL, 1988) is an artistic researcher, graphic designer and editor with an MA in Art Praxis and Critical Theory from the Dutch Art Institute. She has just completed a post-graduate residency at the Jan van Eyck Academy. Her practice traverses ecology, (in)fertility, reproduction, mythologies and its interrelations to extractivism and global finance. These subject matters are the basis for various (visual and sculptural) essays, often culminating in (spatial) publications and/or mixed-media installations. She was initiator, co-editor and designer of the Wxtch Craft zine series with Erika Sprey, and teaches design research at the Critical Inquiry Lab in Eindhoven.

Wes Damen

Wes Damen

Research, Law, Digital human rights

Wes Damen is a historian, data protection officer, and legal scholar. He is currently pursuing a PhD in law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL) researching privacy, state surveillance, and data protection law. Additionally, he is ethics & data protection advisor to numerous (medical) research consortia, and he consults on legal affairs to artists, curators and designers. He sits on the board of Brussels based MAX Collective and on the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam (NL) based Wet Film Collective.

Gary Farrelly

Gary Farrelly

Performance, mixed media, artistic research

Gary Farrelly (IE) is an Irish visual and performance artist based in Brussels. Recurring preoccupations in his work include the built environment, institutional power and magic. Manifestations of his practice encompass drawings, installations, performances, walking tours, and a radio show. Much of his work occurs within Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence duo with German artist Chris Dreier. Farrelly studied art at NCAD in Dublin and later at LUCA School of Arts and a.pass in Brussels. He currently lectures at La Cambre ENSAV and is a recipient of a bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Florian Fromager

Florian Fromager

Graphic design, creative coding

Florian Fromager is a designer currently based in Brussels. Originally trained as printed graphic designer, he ended up as a digital designer. He focuses his multidisciplinary practice on graphic design and web development in digital platforms that he tries to make both engaging and absorbing. He works mainly for cultural institutions, artists and designers.

Giullio Galli

Giullio Galli

Typeface Designer, Teacher, Researcher

Giulio Galli (IT, 1996) is a typeface designer, researcher and teacher based in Brussels, Belgium. He is a PhD candidate within READSEARCH Research Lab at the University of Hasselt, studying parametric typeface design for legibility purposes and human vs computational interpretation of letterforms. Since 2018 he is also associate typeface designer at CAST Foundry (Cooperativa Anonima Servizi Tipografici), in Italy, where he releases custom and retail typefaces. He teaches typeface design and typography at PXL-MAD School of Arts in Hasselt, Belgium. Other published and ongoing research focuses on aspects of the history of typography like Baroque types in Rome (Italian Baroque types at the Vatican Press 1588–1614, published in Journal of the Printing Historical Society, 2023), woodcut types by music publishers in the Lutheran reform, Art Deco and avant-garde lettering on album covers and music sheets covers in the early XX Century.

Marjolein Guldentops

Marjolein Guldentops

mixed media, textual work, performance

Marjolein Guldentops is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brussels, researching textual experiences through writings and orality. Her exploration focusses on the interplay between the human body and its spatial surroundings, delving into the concepts of motion, place, and urban rhythms. She engages with a range of linguistic systems, leveraging the ambiguity and conventionality of language to convey multiple layers of meaning and interpretation. Her work takes the form of textual sequences that can be graphic or typographic images, spatial compositions, or song-like sequences.

Anastasia Hadjipapa-McCammon

Anastasia Hadjipapa-McCammon

Performance, Research, Education

Anastasia McCammon is a performer, teacher, and researcher from Cyprus, based in Brussels. Trained as a dancer and actor, her performance praxis now builds upon various methods of improvisation as tools for theatrical world-making and character creation. Anastasia is drawn to the interaction between objects and narratives. Through the use of movement and voice, its rhythms, characters and stories, Anastasia likes to ask: when does a character or disguise end... or begin... or dissolve? What are the signals or signs that tell you you are being watched/you are performing, that you are watching/are part of an ‘audience’? Furthermore, what types of storylines and ‘evidence’ emerge or fail when we feed movement, objects, words, characters, expressions and images into a live interaction? Anastasia is also curator of performance at the Cypriot-based Xarkis NGO Festival, and she holds an MA in Art Praxis from the Dutch Art Institute (2020).

Christophe Hefti

Christophe Hefti

Design Textiles Ceramics

Christoph Hefti is a textile designer and artist who was born in Switzerland, and now divides his time between Brussels, Paris and Zurich. After studying textile design in Zurich and fashion at Central Saint Martins in London, he started designing for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Dries Van Noten. On a freelance basis, he designed for various fashion houses. Christoph Hefti’s love for crafted textiles has taken him to Nepal, where he designs and develops his own series of hand-knotted rugs. He rediscovered the direct interaction between the designer and the craftsman and became fascinated by the use of traditional crafts in a contemporary context. He approaches the mystical and even spiritual tradition of storytelling textiles through his very personal yet worldly themes. In parallel, he is engaged with fairtrade Textile Projects in Nepal, creating in close dialogue with the weavers handwoven fabrics made on traditional looms. In the last years, Christoph has shown his Textile work, such as rugs, curtains and patchworks as installations in various galleries, museums, and fairs.

Clément Horard

Clément Horard

Graphic Design

Clément Horard is a graphic designer from the south of France and has been working in Brussels for 8 years. He mainly works on visual identity and book design projects in the cultural and fashion industry. Clément originally came to the work space as a close collaborator of Alliage studio, where he has been a member for a year now.

Katinka de Jonge

Katinka de Jonge

Research, Collectivity, Visual Arts

The practice of Katinka de Jonge is a blend of theory and artistic practice. It unfolds itself in well-chosen settings, engaging in a dialogue that unravels the invisible power dynamics in everyday reality. She delves into the realms of collectivity, polyphony, and authority within various professional and non-professional contexts. Through text, video, installations, relational performances, audio tours, and publications, she captures these various dynamics, translating major issues of power into playful action. Currently a PhD researcher at Hasselt University, her exploration focuses on the boundaries between artwork and artist-run organizations.

Marie Malingreau (MAISONMIET)

Marie Malingreau (MAISONMIET)

visual arts, drawing

Is a visual artist based in Brussels. She likes HB2 pencils, B4 pencils, red coloured pencils, bright yellow oilish pencils, acrylic paint, mostly the off pink-ish tints, pastel yellow and dark reds, same counts for the coloured pencils, brushes, all ranges of textiles, sewing and embroidering, red thread, blue thread, and cords, all different sorts of cords, natural rubber, clay, oil crayons. Trying to translate her inner world, infected by the outside, she creates through different media, mainly pencil. She also produces commissioned illustrative/graphic work for bands, cafés and other private clients.

Alexander Pfeiffenberger (Spassberger)

Alexander Pfeiffenberger (Spassberger)

Drawing, Design, Sound

Alexander Pfeiffenberger, often operating under the alias 'Spassberger,' is a graphic designer and artist from Bremen, Germany based in Brussels. Rooted in a Drawing practice, his work spans various mediums, including printed materials, animated films, and commissioned illustrations for clients such as cultural institutions, bands, and music labels. Next to his visual practice he is a DJ and member of the electronic music group ‚PFUHL‘.

Julie Pfleiderer

Julie Pfleiderer

Multimedia artist

Julie Pfleiderer is a multimedia artist based in Brussels and Berlin. From a background of theatre, she works across the boundaries of performing arts and expanded cinema. In her work Julie explores the border of documentary and fiction. She is interested in the shift where fiction becomes truth and truth starts to be fictional. Julie enjoys collaborative processes where different media and approaches are put in dialogue to create friction out of permanent differentiation.

Dimitri Reist

Dimitri Reist

Graphic design, design research

Dimitri Reist is co-founder of ¬Bonsma & Reist ¬Studio for visual ¬communication, based in Bern and Brussels. He focuses on the responsibility we carry as ¬designers to create cultural value that generates meaningful outcome. The studio is engaged in ongoing and long-lasting partnerships with artists, curators, editors, architects, designers and institutions. Since 2020, Reist is part of the fashion/artist collective NCCFN (Nothing Can Come from Nothing). NCCFN uses fashion as a medium to deal with and understand the social and ecological problems the global fashion industry is causes. Since its very beginning, NCCFN works with the existing, with overproductions and remnants of the industry, to develop methods to re-address these global products without origin. Next to his work as a designer, he is engaged in his personal research, where he elaborates on questions of responsibility and value-making in design. By creating space for voices and stories of others, he discusses with peers about the conditions in which graphic designers create work, and how these circumstances shape their daily practice.

Peter Sattler

Peter Sattler

Visual arts, research, education

Peter Sattler (AT) is a visual artist and researcher currently working and living in Brussels. He has been collaborating with Kristinn Gudmundsson since 2009, and since 2011 they are fully committed to their duo practice, which has resulted in works shown around Europe. Since recently, Peter is also processing and digesting his research again as an individual practice that employs numerous artistic forms and approaches, including film/video, installation, performance, and writing. So far, this has resulted in a collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and a research fellowship at the Botanical institute of Brera University Milano. In both his collaborative and individual works, rules are to be explored and hacked, rather than broken or merely observed. The work addresses the ontologies, ecologies, and economies of friendships, labour and production, with a constant underlying awareness of colonial structures. Curiosity animates the process, which usually leads Peter to challenge perceptions of authenticity, nature, and friendship, through the many sources (of friction) he/they encounter. Peter has been studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (BA/2008 - 2012) and at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) (MFA/2014-2016) and as well working for the DAI since 2018 as production coordinator.

Zachary Schoenhut

Zachary Schoenhut

Performance, Visual Arts

Zachary Schoenhut (20/12/1991, NY, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and researcher. His focus rests within the political and theoretical implications present at the intersections of a variety of disciplines and discourses: queer theory, linguistics, performance studies, black studies, and ethnography. Zachary engages in a number of different practices that deploy multiple forms of performative, archival, sculptural, and digital methodologies.

Clémentine Vaultier

Clémentine Vaultier

Ceramics, artistic research, education

Clémentine Vaultier is a French artist based in Brussels (b.1991). Her interest, although trained as a ceramist, is in the surroundings of the fire rather than the production it engenders. Her long term research on how we raise, use and diffuse warmth connects the worlds of ceramics, performance and pedagogy around the fire, literally and by means of documentation. The creating, collecting and (re-)arranging of technical, historical and archival material in dialogue with others allows to create narratives around 'warmth', as a basic human need and phenomenon. Doing so, Vaultier’s practice is necessarily plural, in dialogue, and the output intended to keep the fire going.

Xilo

Xilo

Graphic design

Loup Lopez is a graphic designer currently based in Brussels. His multidisciplinary practice is mainly focusing on typography, and fosters the collaborative process through projects of artistic direction, editorial design and visual identities. On the other hand, he also works as a print designer for the clothing brand Bellerose.

ABCB first edition

ABCB first edition
ABCB first edition
ABCB first edition
ABCB first edition
ABCB first edition
ABCB first edition
ABCB first edition

Maximatics: a software party

Maximatics: a software party
Maximatics: a software party
Maximatics: a software party
Maximatics: a software party
Maximatics: a software party
Maximatics: a software party
Maximatics: a software party
Maximatics: a software party
Maximatics: a software party

GARY & LARRY MAKE A EUROVISION SOUP

GARY & LARRY MAKE A EUROVISION SOUP
GARY & LARRY MAKE A EUROVISION SOUP
GARY & LARRY MAKE A EUROVISION SOUP
GARY & LARRY MAKE A EUROVISION SOUP

Thanks to everyone who attended our Eurovision Soup event last Saturday at @max_brussels. We enjoyed exploring the immortal song contest through lenses of technology, intoxication, anxiety, concealed power and sacred geometry. Presentation by Gary & Larry (#garyfarrelly of @jointintelligence and Anastasia McCammon @framed.jest ). The letter "O" was donated by @marjolein_guldentops.

Next edition of MAX Talks

Next edition of MAX Talks
Next edition of MAX Talks

MAX Talks: design studio @deal_bxl present their work on their recent launch of the @adve_tf type foundry. 🦵

Steyn and Anastasia

Steyn and Anastasia
Steyn and Anastasia
Steyn and Anastasia

Presentations from two of our Maxies, Steyn and Anastasia @framed.jest 🥕

une petite come together

une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together
une petite come together

It was a pleasure, big thanks @piece_of_past for bringing your work 🖤 Also thanks to the artist-run-bike-tour for passing by on their latest trip.

First presentation at max

First presentation at max