2023, pear wood

For several years now, Ignace Cami has been training himself in the traditional cutting of outsized koekplanken [biscuit moulds] using text or image. Cami collaborates with local bakers who use their own, often secret, speculoos (a typical Belgian spiced biscuit) recipe to bake biscuits. The biscuit is then displayed and offered in a mobile biscuit cart. Biscuit moulds can be traced back to a pre-Christian ritual of offerings: gradually, the offering was replaced by its image baked in biscuit.

Haas is an ode to Ward Zwart.

Installation pictures: copyright M HKA/clinckx


In his interdisciplinary practice, Ignace Cami (°1986, BE) takes folk culture as a starting point to make objects, sculptures, installations and writings. He thereby activates the contemporary meaning of local history.

Trained as a printmaker and sculptor, Cami started moving towards more active and social ways of distributing his projects. Each project creates a new platform for social interaction. By emphasizing familiarity in his own tender and playful way, he pushes the boundaries of performativity and storytelling.


He also ran the artist run CRYING space with Ward Zwart and is a part of collaborative projects like Haas & Gaai, Boris & Kitchenknife and Nestvlieders.

+ CV & selected shows