Born in 1980 in Torhout, Belgium. Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.


Olivier Goethals creates spatial designs that combine sculpture and architecture into a unique artistic amalgam. Goethals’ installations react to and rearticulate how visitors experience existing architectures by reshaping the natural flow of movement within the spaces they inhabit through alterations in scale, light, and form. Goethals’ works question the role of public spaces in everyday living and users’ expectations of their experiences within them. Seeing in public architecture the potential to create physical manifestations of our collective consciousness — another shared space of coexistence — Goethals engages architecture and the public as co-conspirators in unusual spatial experiences.