Chris Snik (°1970) graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in 1996, in costume design. In 1997 she obtained a postgraduate degree in scenography also in Antwerp. As a costume designer Chris is among others inspired by literature, current affairs, fashion, and Art. To dress the body of the performer she researches form, coupe, textures, materials, and techniques. Her aim is to embody the essence of the character within the costume through coupe. Central to her creative making process is the close collaboration with performers. In her two-year artistic research project' (2021- 2023) 'Character through coupe. Towards an integrated Costume design method', she deepened and broadened her Artistic work as costume designer. 
Chris works for various theatre and dance performances at HETPALEIS, Theater Lantaren Venster (NL), De Maan, Ultima Thule, De Queeste, Barre Weldaad, NTGent, Bl! ndman, Het huis van Bourgondië (NL), Het Gevolg, Toneelgroep Amsterdam (NL), Productiehuis Zeelandia (NL), Theater Stap, Ultima Thule, De Kolonie, De Spelerij, Toneelgroep Maastricht (NL), WArd/waRD, KVS Brussel, Het Nieuwstedelijk. For film projects she worked with Karel Tuytschaever (Barry) and Jan Van Dijck
Currently Chris teaches and is head of the costume design department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (B), next to her Artistic work as costume designer and researcher.
 Mer.books, imprint of Borgerhoff & Lambrecht and Track report Published her book 'SLOW COSTUMING Creating characters through coupe' in 2023.
ISBN: 9789464778939

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