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BEAUFORT-LOCATION: EAST PIER, NIEUWPOORT

Philip Aguirre y Otegui

°1961, Schoten, Belgium

Philip Aguirre y Otegui is a Belgian artist of Basque origin. He is passionate about art history and loves the physical aspects of sculpture. Since 1996 Aguirre has often travelled to Senegal. Thanks to his visits to various refugee camps and aid organizations he learned about the social context. For Beaufort03 he worked with several themes such as migration, port and boat refugees, very current themes with the Senegalese population. The large vertical boat structure was made according to the technique and the use of shapes of the Senegalese pirogues, a domestic type of boat. Inside was an exhibition about the problems of refugees and Senegalese fishermen.