Steven Antonio J Manes (1993, BE) Ghent based Italian visual artist, abstract sculptures and drawings

“I always feel an urge to create, to translate my view on the world and feelings into abstract images to tell the story of who I am/what I feel.
It’s important to me to be honest with yourself and true to who you are and how you feel inside while co-existing in this perishable world.

Feelings in which people can recognise themself, that once and a while everyone has like sadness, frustration or feeling lost.

Also my Italian roots have a profound influence on my work. This is the language of my heart and still the best way for me to express myself purely.

Only in art I can be 100% purely myself, without thinking too much or compromise to someone or something. This is my art and this is me.”

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‘Uomo Perso’, Winkelhaak House of C, Antwerp BE


‘Close your eyes and I will kiss you’, CC Muze, Zolder BE



 Verticale/Orizontale, BLANCO, Ghent BE

Kunstgezind ‘BE…’, The Canvas, Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York USA

Vitrine d’Amour, Chambre d’Hôtes Hotel Verhaegen, Ghent BE


Goodnight Antwerp, Antwerp BE

Atomic Backyard Party, Volkstraat 20, Antwerp BE

Kotroute Gent, Ghent BE

Out of the Studio, Campo Santo, Gentbrugge BE

Apprentice Master Project 2017-2018 : Expo ‘Keepsake’, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg NL



Kunstkrakers, Krijgshospitaal, Dendermonde BE

BRIK Art Project, Mol, BE



‘CURATING AS AN ART-FORM’, luxe-edition of the catalogue by Johan Van Geluwe, Stedelijke Kunstacademie Waregem, Belgium

Colloque International ‘Dessin, Design, Projet, représenter & reconfigurer les espaces ouverts’, publication after presentation ‘Dessiner sur la surface des objets’ with Karel Wuytack (Université de Liège), l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Villette, Paris, France


‘Aardstaal’, sculpture commissioned by the city of Beringen by We Claim The Streets, artistic project of Jeugdhuis Club 9 in collaboration with artist Bart Dewolf, Paal, Belgium


Featured in ‘Cult.opvrijdag’, section of newspaper DeMorgen, drawing on the cover, 5/5/2017, Belgium

Appearance in tv-show ‘Gert Late Night’, invited to make drawings on the boat, episode of 18/5/2017, Antwerp, Belgium


Selected for the Mark Macken Prijs voor Beeldhouwkunst 2016, Antwerp, Belgium



2017 - 2019    LUCA School of Arts, teacher programme, Ghent

2016 - 2018    LUCA School of Arts, Master in Visual Arts - Sculpture, Ghent

2014 - 2017    LUCA School of Arts, Bachelor in Visual Arts - Sculpture, Ghent

2012 - 2014    / work period /

2011 - 2012    PHL Mad Faculty, Bachelor in Sculpture, Hasselt

2009 - 2011    PIKOH Kunsthumaniora, Visual Arts, Hasselt

2007 - 2009    PIKOH Kunsthumaniora, Artistic Education, Hasselt