Jef Geys

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Jef Geys

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Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Jef

Surname or Business Name

Geys

Years Affiliated

2018-2019

Birth Date

1934

Birthplace

Belgium

Death Date

2018

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

Jef Geys was among Europe’s most respected yet under-acknowledged artists. Producing artwork since the 1950s, Geys’ practice probes the construction of social and political engagement, and his work radically embraces art as being intertwined with everyday life. Geys graduated from the Antwerp Arts Academy before settling in Balen in the Kempen region of Belgium, where from 1960 to 1989, he taught art at a state school, focusing on educational experimentation in the arts. Since the late 1960s, Geys has been the editor and publisher of his local newspaper, the Kempens Informatieblad, and subsequently produced them in line with his exhibitions. He is known for his meticulous archive of his work, which in turn becomes generative of other works.

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Citation

“Jef Geys,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/766.