Annick Geenen (°1970) is a visual artist and professor of photography based in Belgium. With a background in fine arts photography, she focuses on new ways of visual storytelling in which she investigates the tradition of the portrait genre. 
Her work is concerned with the construction of a fictional photographic reality. In her practical research, she focuses on memories, the photographic gaze and visualizing stories in which fact and fiction coexist and transform reality. Her often explicit references to the point-of-view, the staging and placement of the characters, the delay and disclosure mechanisms question how we experience its long-term sensorial experience.  
She has forged multiple collaborations with creative individuals, choreographers, designers, fashion designers, various magazines and companies in Europe.
Her images were extensively presented, both nationally and internationally, and exhibited in the collections of Veronique Branquinho, Raf Simons, Anke Loh, Heaven Tanudiredja, Alex Schrijvers, Harvey Bouterse, Wouter Hoste, Revital Avidar, Hideki Seo, Ilia Eckardt, Hilde Frunt, Essential Antwerp, Scabal, Luciano Benetton, Eastpak Simons, Kathleen Missotten, Casimir, Modenatie Antwerp, Anne Pastré, Delvaux, The Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI) and much more.
Annick Geenen’s work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at Vooruitzicht Antwerp, Fashion Museum Hasselt, De Warande Turnhout, Gallery S & H De Buck, the Flemish Parliament, Campo & Campo Art Gallery and various cultural centers in Flanders.
Her work has been published in VISION magazine, Kwintessens, ISEL art and culture magazine, dS Magazine, Knack Weekend magazine, Blend, AAA art magazine, De Lichte Kamer, Designers Against Aids (Ludion), Moi Veronique Branquinho Toute Nue (MoMu) , Delvaux (Lannoo), Contradictions: 350 Years Antwerp Academy, The Fashion Book (Phaidon) and The Rage of Staging (Lannoo).
Annick Geenen is a professor of photography in the academic Bachelor and Master program of the Visual Arts department at LUCA School of Arts campus C-Mine (BE) since 2004. She was also the chairperson of the Visual Arts Department at Media, Arts & Design Academy Genk, from 2004 to 2012.
She studied Fine Arts Photography at the Higher Institute for Visual Communication & Industrial design in Genk, earning an Master degree in Fine Arts. In 1991-’92 she was the assistant of fashion photographer Marcel van der Vlugt in Amsterdam. After that period she worked for 17 years as an independent freelance photographer. She was also a resident in the workplace of the multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre, for two years. From then on she focused on her research, focusing on sustainability and artistic development.



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