Kim Laugs is a dutch multidisciplinary artist and cultural coordinator that likes creating objects and installations within the field of sound and its acoustic relation to space, light and design with a curiosity towards sustainable materials.
1997-2002 - BA Autonomous Arts at KABK Maastricht
2006-2008 - MA Artscience at ABK Den Haag
2000 - 2008 > B92/ B32 Artspace Maastricht. Initiator and curation.
2001 - 2021 > ODDPOP annual festival for strange pop music. various locations. curation
2001 - 2008 > AUDIOSCOOP at Intro in Situ. Concert serie. Initiator and curation
2006 - 2008 > TIK TAK at White Space Casuariestraat Den Haag. Initiator ans curation
2009 - 2011 > RAUM18 Neukölln Berlin - club/venue. Host and curation
2011 - 2012 > RAUM20 Neukölln Berlin - club/venue. Initiator and curation
2015 - 2016 > COLORADO Greenhouse Berlin. Initiator and curation
2017 MOABIZA Z/KU Berlin Initiator and curation
2021- MUFO Brussels mushrooms & mycelium. coordinator
2006 - 2008 > REC/PLAY - kabk impro group
2006 - 2009 > Feedbacksociety - noise performance collective
2004 - 2005 > Mekanorganic - Militia side project
2012 Zazi Faki electronic music trio
2021> now > Fata Organa - atmospheric gabba
2000 - now > Laugs Bouwmeesters
2006 - now > La domaine du Cortils
2009 - 2016 > Refunc Berlin
2017 - now > Rotor [DC]
A brief introduction.
After being born on the warmest day of the 20th century in a tiny place with a long name called Hermalle sous Argenteaux, I grew up in de Voerstreek, a village located on the border between the very south of the Netherlands and the east of Belgium. This picturesque region offered many possibilities to search for fossils, explore the woods and build tree huts...
From 12 years on, I studied in several border schools in Belgium, then moved to Maastricht to study at the Academie Beeldende Kunsten. In Maastricht, I got involved in the squat scene quite a bit, which gave me the opportunity to start gallery spaces, B92 and B32, and organize all sorts of events, including the event series oddpop (Lostheater) and Audioscoop (Intro in Situ) in Maastricht.
In 2006, I moved to The Hague to follow a master's in Artscience to deepen my interest and knowledge in the relationship that links art, science, and sound. There, I got involved with Feedbacksociety and started the 'Tik-Tak' series in the white space with some study colleagues.
Nearly three years later, I somewhat spontaneously moved to Berlin, where I stayed for about ten years— taking a year-long break to work on the Globalscape art project.
I lived in Neukölln, which, in 2008, was still an overlooked area culturally-wise. Not long after, I opened RAUM18 with my neighbors. Some of them also launched Loophole, a project space hosting alternative musicians and events, in the house where we lived, so I naturally got involved in this project as well.
Two years later, I founded RAUM20, a smaller version of RAUM18, and kept it live until I started traveling the world, focusing on my Globalscape project for a year. When I came back to Berlin, I managed an event series at the Greenhouse and at Z/KU.
I left Berlin in 2017 and moved to Brussels, where I still live today. I work on a regular basis for my family's various businesses and keep making art and music.