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

Steven Antonio’s work is a never-ending quest. Giving form to ‘the formless’. Resulting in expressionistic drawings and sculpture, but also playing with these boundaries: a sculptural drawing or drawing on sculptures,…

Always feeling an urge to create, to translate his view on the world and feelings into abstract images to tell the story about life, what he feels/who he is and how to live in this perishable world.

Among other, themes examined in this self-investigating journey are : The transience of life. The Spirit/ The Flesh, Right/Wrong. Life/Death.

His Italian roots have a profound influence on his work.

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


Verticale/Orizontale — Steven Antonio Manes & Robby Blondbaard, BLANCO, Ghent BE ///click here to see more ///

Kunstgezind ‘BE…’, The Canvas by Querencia Studio, Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York USA + Collab with Defend Brooklyn

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

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

Publications and other


‘CURATING AS AN ART-FORM’, luxe-edition of the catalogue by Johan Van Geluwe, ISBN 978-94-6388-356-6 , 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