Gaëtan Rusquet

©  Louise Tanoto
© Louise Tanoto


Gaëtan Rusquet (1984) is an artist who lives and works in Brussels. After studying Applied Arts in Paris at L'ENSAAMA, Rusquet obtained a Masters degree in stage design and performance at l'ENSAV La Cambre. He is working as an artist-performer, interpreter, or in collaboration as project leader in the field of performance, dance, theater and visual arts. Recently, he performed in Celestial Sorrow by Meg Stuart, Square Dance by Bryan Campbell and created the costumes and scenography for Boundary Games by Léa Drouet.

In his artistic proposals, Rusquet focuses on the relation between the body and the space, by using a medium and the necessity of a movement linked to this. In his work, he wants to share a visual and a performative experience with the audience. In Meanwhile, (2014) the performers struggle against the disintegration of the construction they build, while As We Were Moving Ahead Occasionally We Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2018) explores the choreographic potential of (live) video editing and the perspective of the selfie. the eYe in the light in the eYe (2020), commissioned by Europalia, echoes the photographic practice of Brancusi by making images appear and disappear in the eyes of the viewers, who become the medium themselves.

His work has been presented at Trouble Festival (BE), Impulstanz (AT), MDT Stockholm (SE), Centre Pompidou (FR), Theater Avantgarden (NO), Accionmad (ES), FRAC Lorraine (FR), Kaaitheater (BE), Palais de Tokyo (FR), Homonovus festival (LV).