Kevin Trappeniers develops as an artist a stilled, visual, physical and often wordless artistic language in detailed, sensate work at the intersection of performing arts and visual arts. In the performances sound plays a major role, as well as visual art objects. Trappeniers moves freely between disciplines, and mixes them together in interdisciplinary visual and performative work, in theatres, exhibition spaces, and in the public space.
The artistic work has been presented in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Slovenia, Portugal, Canada and Iceland. Projects and research have been made possible with the support of the Flemish Government, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC) and C-TAKT.
Next to his artistic work, Trappeniers engages himself for the cultural sector in other ways too.
For the period 2020-2025, Trappeniers was selected to be a member of the The Young Academy (De Jonge Academie) Belgium, an interdisciplinary and interuniversity meeting place for young top scientific researchers ánd artists with their own views on science, society, art and policy.
For the period 2023-2026, Trappeniers was selected to be a Fellow at the KU Leuven’s Faculty of Arts for the university’s Language and Literature program.
Stray Light is the non-profit organisation in which Trappeniers creates his own artistic work and collaborates with other artists and professionals from other fields. It was founded in 2014 in Belgium and is based in Brussels. Stray Light is active in Belgium and abroad.
Stray Light vzw endorses fair pay through “Juist is Juist” ("What’s right is right"), and is a partner of In Limbo, a platform that facilitates the reuse of materials within the cultural sector in Brussels. Stray Light is a member of BKO, knowledge center and platform for dialogue and reflection for culture in Brussels.