Eddie Symkens was born in Menin (Belguim) in 1964.
He lives and work in Maasmechelen (BE).
He studied sculpture at Academy of Arts Genk.


Selections and awards:

2024: Interview Art magazine "Kunstletters": Atelier in beeld.
2023: Plateaukunst: Curator: Wanda Reiff
2021: Recording of the arts database België.
2021: Selection for admission "Kunst aan zet".
2019: Arts festival Watou: Saudade.
2018: Interview newspaper: Het Belang van Limburg 30/03/2018.
2016: 2de Biënnale Beeldende Kunst aan Zee: curator Hugo Brutin (Oostende).
2015: Newspaper De Limburger (NL): exhibition: Stillness and freezing, rating 4 stars.
2014: 1ste Biënnale Beeldende Kunst aan Zee: curator Hugo Brutin (Oostende).
2013: Selected: "Self-portrait" Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam.
2011: Selected to participate: ISEL: Art and culture magazine: ABC of Belgian Contemporary Artists 2011.
2010: Selected to participate Sculpturengids 2010. (moving art magazine)
2008: Art catalogue: Uitgever Galerie Ludwig Trossaert Antwerpen.
2007: Selected to Dutch department of ceramists.
2007: Selected to participate "Beeldig Limburg", sculptures by
11 selected Limburg sculptors commissioned by the Province of Limburg and Flanders festival.
2006: 1st prize for visual arts, organized by the city of Dilsen-Stokkem and the Davidsfonds Belgium. Title of sculpture group: “The power of communication”.
2005: Selected for the book: "14 Contemporary Artists" led by Thierry Jonnaert.


Public assignments

Flemish Parliament (Flemish Ombudsman Offices).
2 bronze sculptures, Castle "Ter Motten" Dilsen-Stokkem.
Sculptures: Europe protests (H1m70) and sculpture: Transhumane (H1m80) Maasmechelen Cultural Center.