Fred Eerdekens (b. 1951, Belgium) has for the past two decades been exploring our environment and atmosphere, manipulating light, material and language in playful and complex installations that render presumed stabilities senseless and ephemeral. His works become metaphors for the entanglement between reality and our individual conceptions of it, whereby both become ambivalent and yet palpable. He received a diploma in Fine Art at PHL, Media, Arts & Design Faculty, in Hasselt, Belgium in 1975.
Eerdekens has had solo and group exhibitions internationally for the past two decades including Words and Dreams, Galerie Magda Danysz (2013 Paris), Forever, Spencer Brownstone Gallery (2005, New York), New Math Gallery, New York, NY (1986), Museum of Modern Art, Brussels (1988), Stux Gallery, New York, NY (1990), Utopia of a private language Museum Z33 Hasselt (1994), The Retina Diamond, MuHKA Contemporary Art Museum, Antwerp (2002), Forever, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY (2005), Close your eyes… Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery Knokke (2010), In search for symbols, Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Knokke (2012), Seen not seen, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China (2012). His work features in more than twenty public and corporate collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, Bolzano, Italy, The Norton Collection, USA, the MUHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, the S.M.A.K. Ghent, Belgium.