Roel Kerkhofs, PhD in the Arts

With my research A Fight Against Loneliness I want to discover in an experimental way, through new collaborations, how I can share the love for the arts and for the image in general. And how this sharing in itself can produce a visual image, which strengthens the attention in a complete sensory experience. At the same time, I investigate collaborations, scenographic aspects, sharing things within an artistic practice in the hope of revealing mystic truths, just as Bruce Nauman describes the artist's practice in his neon work 'The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths'.


  • Dr. Nancy Vansieleghem (supervisor, KU Leuven/LUCA)
  • Dr. Arnaud Hendrickx (supervisor, KU Leuven)
  • Dr. Marc De Blieck (co-supervisor, LUCA)

Research unit: Image

Duration: 2020 - 2024