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Boris Acket (1988) — portrait: Hessel Stuut

Boris Acket (1988) is a contemporary artist, composer & director specialized in multidisciplinary projects within music, installation-art, performance & film. Acket operates as a conductor of creative processes, residing within complex systems in which artist, space & medium connect as one. His works and performances have been presented at Mutek MX, Milan Salone del Mobil, La biennale del Venetia, Paris Fashion Week, Dark Matter Berlin, Lost Art Festival Berlin, Stedelijk Museum, NXT Museum, Lowlands, STRP, Holland Festival, Het Hem, Fiber Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, De School, Down The Rabbit Hole, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Van Gogh Museum, Frame Lab & DGTL Festival and featured on Designboom, Resident Advisor, NRC, Volkskrant, Parool, Subbacultcha and 3voor12. Acket is one half of Working Titles, whose 2019 LP De Tuin is composed of improvisations that are carefully cut and reconfigured into a tapestry of meditative sonic vignettes. His debut album ‘Home’ (feat. visual artist) got released in 2021. He is also part of Dutch artist collective De Lichting. Collaborators are, among others Gordon Hempton, 4DSound, Colin Benders, Jameszoo, Dekmantel, Rogier van der Zwaag, Botter Paris, Methamorphosis Dance (ES), Joep Beving, Salvador Breed, Oceanic, De School, Robbert van der Bildt and Maarten Vos.

We smile, we cry, but we never surrender.