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Billy Bultheel

*1987 Brussels, lives in Berlin

began his collaboration with artist Anne Imhof in 2013 and became an integral part of her group of close collaborators, beginning with her early works School of the Seven Bells, Parade, Deal, Rage, which have been shown worldwide in museums such as PS1, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Liste Basel, Basel.

In 2016, Bultheel wrote the music for Imhof’s wildly acclaimed opera ANGST, which was performed at Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and MAC Montréal, Montréal. In 2017, at the invitation of Susanne Pfeffer, Bultheel composed and produced the music for Imhof’s performance FAUST for the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. In 2018, Bultheel brings together his practices in performance and composition in large-scale performance installations. He transforms entire architectural complexes into musical instruments and uses performance to activate these instruments with choreographed movement. Recent works include The Minutes of Olomouc (2020), When Doves Cry (2019), and Signs of Invasion (2018), the latter of which took place at the Schinkel Pavilion in Berlin.