Mieke Vanmechelen (b. 1974, Antwerp, Belgium) is interested in alternative ways of ‘being’ that do not include the metrics of momentary gratification. She makes films using observational and performative methodologies. She is drawn to imagery that is viscerally charged, explicitly harsh, yet inherently untamed and resonant of an intrinsic life force. She holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin (1996) and received an MA in Art & Process from Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork (2014).