David Helbich (1973; Berlin/Bremen) has been living and working in Brussels since 2002. He studied composition in Amsterdam and Freiburg.

His works take place on stages, on paper, online and in the public space. His trajectory moves between representative and interactive works, pieces and interventions, between conceptual work and actions.

They have been recently presented a.o. at Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Oude Kerk (Amsterdam), Queens Museum and UnionDocs (New York).

Apart from teaching, as for example at the International Summer Courses for New Music Darmstadt, he is the author of the bestselling photo books Belgian solutions - volume 1 and volume 2 (Luster, Antwerp).

Many of his works address concrete physical and social experiences. A recurrent interest is the direct work with a self-performing audience. His concepts are often presented in print, such as photo and score books as well as in live performances and audio guides.

CV David Helbich (2017)

dates of performances and exhibitions

interview with Harold Schellinx about some of my concepts (2013)

Helbich currently works with a generous support of Flanders - State of the Art.

For the portraits, please contact me or the photographers directly, if you would like to use any of these pictures.

in front of the installation Be There, Do This, Berlin 2016 photo: Aram Bartholl
in front of the installation Be There, Do This, Berlin 2016, photo: Aram Bartholl


photo edit: MaĆ­ra Ramos, 2014

photo: David Helbich, 2014

photo: Katja Dreyer, 2013

©Andri Haflidason
©Bart Dewaele, 2013

©Choy Ka Fai


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