Roel Backaert

(1978, Mortsel, Belgium) Started his study on photography at SISA in Antwerp. He studied one year in Brussels at the Sint Lucas Academy and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

Exhibitions
2012
Out Of Obscurity, Associazione Nazionale Costruttori Edili (ANCE), Rome (IT)
www.abitare.it
2011
Cultureel Cafe, solo exhibition on 3 different locations, De Markten - Lowi - Chez Henri, Brussels (BE)
Out of Obscurity, curated by Hans Ibelings on the Architectuur week in Sofia (BG)
2010
Light on Culture, dialogue between Yemeni and Dutch architecture in the National Musuem of Yemen
2009
Landscapes of Transition, French Cultural Centre, Zagreb (HR)
2008
Cities and Objects, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (NL)
Captured: Recent Architectural Photographs, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam (NL)
2007
Stedelijke implosies, travelling exhibition in cooperation with Hans Ibelings, assigned by the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), Lisbon (PT)
2006
Defining the Space, photographic installation, Soco, Amsterdam (NL)
solo exhibition, Huis Hellemans, Edegem (BE)
2005
Impositions, De Balie, Amsterdam (NL)
2004
Media Art Friesland Festival, Leeuwarden (NL)
2003
Group exhibition, FOAM, Amsterdam (NL)
Magazines

A10 Magazine (European)
A+U, Architecture + Urbanism (JP)
Architectural Record (US)
AWM (NL)
Blueprint Magazine (UK)
Boekman (NL)
Bright (NL)
Damn Magazine (BE)
Deutsche Bauzeitung (DE)
Dezeen Magazine (UK)
Exe (FR)
Ezzine (NL)
Items (NL)
Modulo (IT)
NRC (NL)
Rassegna (IT), in collaboration with Niels Schrader
De Standaard (BE)
Süddeutsche Zeitung (DE)

Covers

A+U, issue no. 496, Feature: Architecture in the Netherlands 2000–2011
A10 Magazine
Architecture in the Netherlands, Yearbook 2010–2011

Books

Dezeen Book of Ideas, Marcus Fairs (ed.)
Mooi Europa, Phillip Strromberg
The New Tradition, Hans Ibelings and Vincent Van Rossum
European Architecture since 1890, Hans Ibelings
Best Dutch Book Designs 2010
Nieuwe Moskeeen in Vlaanderen, MANAvzw, Brussels (BE)
Euro Islam Architecture, Christian Welzbacher
Grotto (Callum Morton), Fundament Foundation

Special assignments

Landscapes of Transition: An Optimistic Decade of Croatian Architectural Culture, Krunoslav Ivanišin and Hans Ibelings, Sun Publishers
125 Years of Simson
Voor aan de Zaan, Zaandam (NL)
Stedelijke Implosies, travelling exhibition in cooperation with Hans Ibelings, assigned by the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), Lisbon (PT)

Interviews

Interview in Villa D’Arte Magazine