Philip Metten (°1977 Genk) is a visual artist, living and working in Antwerp, Belgium. In the past years he has made large-scale sculptural installations that explicitly engage in a dialogue with architecture. In his exploration of the functional potential of sculpture Metten doubles the material and conceptual regime of sculpture with the practical and social conditions of an everyday program.
He has had solo shows at Kai Matumiya New York (2015), Autocenter Berlin (2011), Z33 Hasselt (2010) and at S.M.A.K Ghent (2006). He developed the exhibition architecture for ‘The Corner Show’ at Extra City Antwerp and participated in numerous group shows such as in De Appel Amsterdam, Muzee Ostend and Centro Cultural De Sao Paulo. Since 2010 he is Guest Professor at the School of Arts Ghent (KASK).