Sven Augustijnen (born in 1970 in Mechelen) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the Hoger Saint-Lukas Instituut in Brussels, and at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. In his work, he mainly concentrates on the tradition of portraiture and the porous boundaries between fiction and reality, by using a range of genres and techniques to disorienting effects. His films have been included in exhibitions and festivals in Athens, Basel, Fribourg, San Sebastián, Siegen, Rotterdam, Tunis, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Vilnius, among others. In 2007, he collaborated with A Prior Magazine on the documenta 12 Magazine Project. In 2011, he received the Evens Prize for Visual Arts. Sven Augustijnen lives and works in Brussels.