Yves Callewaert


19th February-18th May, 2016

“Galeria” da Igreja do Sacramento | Calçada do Sacramento, 15, Lisbon

Ocupart  presents the  individual exhibition  Nishikigoi by Belgian photographer  Yves Callewaert at Igreja do Sacramento,  Lisbon.


In  this series  of photographs  the artist dedicated  himself to the observation  and representation of Nishikigoi,  the noble Japanese fish, through staged  compositions, where the game of reflexes,  light and color is constant. The contrast between  calm and movement results in a photographic balance  that almost transports us to the painting.


Born  in Belgium  in 1976. At  the age of 18  the photographer moved  to London where he took  a BA in Art at Chelsea College  of Art and Design. Three years he  changed London for Los Angeles and ventured  a course in the field of Film and Television  at UCLA – School of Theater, Film and Television.  After living in Morocco and India for some time the  photographer returned to his origins, to Belgium, where  he continued his work in the film area.The crucial moment  that launched him into the world of photography occurred in  2002 when he won the Worldwide Photography Competition with DzFuture  Adultsdz organised by Bristol&Myers. Along with the recognition achieved  by winning the award came an invitation from the DzBlue Travel” magazine  to photograph several parts of the globe for almost 4 years long.In 2006,  with a whole range of diverse life experiments, the photographer embraces one  more challenge and casts himself as a freelancer in the advertising world. In 2010  he began his production company and established his studio in Lisbon, from where he develops  his multiple projects both to the Portuguese and to the international markets. And it is exactly  in the area of advertising that once again the photographer sees his work recognized for several times  by integrating the 200 Best Ad Photographers world wide of Lurzer ́s Archive, PDN awards, One Eyeland, Cannes  Lions, MIFA awards and a few more.