By sending letters that can’t be read or inviting visitors to draw on his documentary images, Tomas Bachot creates seemingly impossible arrangements. He stands still, listens, looks and connects with his environment. The sound of the sea at the highway or a talk with a colleague at the chocolate factory, are a few of the small encounters in his daily life that sparked long-term projects. Photographs, diary notes, short stories, installations, audio recordings or videos, he carefully chooses and mixes mediums treating them as carriers of distinct sensations. By letting the voices of other people be part of the process, he composes layered bodies of work.

Together with fellow artists Bachot runs de Facktorij collective, a home for creation and experiment, celebrating the extraordinary. In their shared atelier the artists meet, support and inspire each other. Step by step they deepen their artistic identity.

Bachot (1989, Belgium) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. He completed a Master in Visual Arts from KASK School of Arts, Ghent in 2016 and a Bachelor in Journalism from AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Antwerp in 2010.

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Exhibitions (selected)

Awards & Grants

Patchwork 2021 Watou Arts FestivalSomes Expus 2018
        FabHub 2017       
        tiff 2016
        ICR Grant for Cultural Journalists 2016
        1st prize De Donkere Kamer #26


British Journal of Photography
Ain't Bad
L’Oeil de la Photographie
Splash & Grab
It's Nice That
Radio 1
De Standaard
De Morgen


        Kunst in Huis
        Artphilein Foundation


        Watou Kunstenfestival
        Anna Luyten, .tiff
        Jessie Bond, Splash & Grab
        Gabriel Marian, Nano Gallery
        Odo Hans, Reclaim Award