Born in 1994 in Belgium
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium
In his work, Charles Degeyter explores complex themes such as natural history, cultural anthropology and childhood. Where a lot of artists
root their work in 20th century art history, Degeyter’s work draws reference from a larger history of human artistic production. The series
of Pet Sarcophagi, which started in 2019, was Degeyter’s first proposition as an alternative approach to transience, deeply rooted in his
fascination with burial rites and offerings in ancient Egypt. By making these historical references, Degeyter often blurs past into present and
present into past, making ancient objects, rituals and events highly topical. Degeyter has created sarcophagi for domesticated birds and
mammals before, and is now for the first time proposing a series for fish.