Studio Christophe Clarijs is an independent practice for graphic design based in Antwerp, Belgium, founded in 2016.
My practice focuses on commissioned and self-initiated projects with an emphasis on editorial design. I aim to work for a wide range of clients, both internationally and locally. I often work in close collaboration with artists and cultural institutions on visual identities, publications, websites and printed matter.
Currently I teach at Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp in the Studio Grafisch Ontwerp. I was the in-house graphic designer of M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp from 2016 to 2020. In 2015 I was a researcher and participant of the one year-long artist-in-residence program at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.
Selected clients and collaborators:
Jan van Eyck Academie
Matylda Krzykowski and Depot Basel
Jason Hendrik Hansma
Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp
Selected exhibitions, talks and publications:
— Poster contribution 'Provenance' on Europe published in Slanted magazine, issue 34, 2020 (publication)
— Masterclass 'The world is a complicated place, Hobbes (Slow Media)', Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, Antwerp, 2018 (workshop)
— A small book fair with publications of friends, Building Friendship Book Fair #1 & #2, Antwerp, 2017–2018 (co-organisor)
— Lecture 'Proximity' about collaborating with artists during Integrated2017 at deSingel, Antwerp, 2017 (talk)
— Research project 'A Ghost Discipline' presented at the Van Eyck Open Studios, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2016 (exhibition)
— 'The Subversive Form' published in YPPP#2, Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, presented at Extra City, Antwerp, 2016 (publication)
— Invitation for 'Wild Horses & Trojan Dreams', Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, 2014 (exhibition)