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. For her, it is a challenge to transform the soul of the character into a costume, whereby  the creative making process and close collaboration with the performer important are. 
In her two-year artistic research project' (2021- 2023) 'Character through coupe. Towards an integrated Costume design method', she will deepen and broaden her Artistic work. 
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 coordinates the costume design department at the Royal Academy of Fine ArtsAntwerp (B) next to her Artistic work as costume designer and research.

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