Belgian conceptual artist, who critically analyses the radical changes that technology imposes on society, negatively affecting the environment. He explores them both from the technological point of view and in the conceptual, perceptual, sensory and human register. He studied fine arts, media art and philosophy. He deals with the penetration of art, science and technology in physical and digital space. He explores the concepts of what is inaudible and elusive. His art is based on the interaction between complex systems rooted in dark ecologies and invisible territories.
A perfect example is the conceptual development of the pioneering Blackest-Black project (a new colour created in nanotechnology for a new industrial revolution exploring the nature of nothingness), which was developed in collaboration with Rice University and NASA. This project received the Ars Electronica Next Idea Award (2010) and the award for the best European collaboration between artist and scientist. He collaborated with many universities and organisations around the world, incl. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the University of Wyoming in the USA and the European Space Research and Technology Center, NASA.
His works have been shown, among others at Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (Germany), Art Basel (Switzerland), Art Science Museum (Singapore), Pompidou Center (France), Venice Biennale (Italy).
Currently, Frederik works as an Associate Artist at the University of the West of England, Bristol, in the Non-Conventional Computing Laboratory.