Eva Giolo


HD, COLOR, 4:3, STEREO, BE, 2024, 43’

Simone brings to the fore the work of the too little-known modernist architect Simone Guillissen-Hoa, one of the first female architects in Belgium to have her own office in the 1940s. The film is composed of a series of observations of the houses and buildings that she designed and of archival material that reveals the architect’s own gaze. It offers a visual analysis of the reoccurring particularities that informed her architecture, the distinctive parameters that shaped her artistic identity, and attempts to place her work in its historical context.

In collaboration with Aglaia Konrad, commissioned by CIVA in the context of the exhibition Simone Guillissen-Hoa.

Directed and edited by Eva Giolo and Aglaia Konrad
Produced by Fondation CIVA
Co-produced by elephy
Line producer Eva Giolo
Photographs and diapositives Simon Guillissen-Hoa
Director of photography Son Doan
Ist A.C and focus puller Bertrand Gatot
Grip John Mauze
Assistants Nienke Fransen & Anna Dede
Colourist Lennert De Taeye
Sound designer Simonluca Laitempergher
Text compiled by Aglaia Konrad & Apolline Vranken
Text sources Silvia Franceschini, Caroline Mierop, Yaron Pesztat & Apolline Vranken with respect to the work of multiple anonymous authors
Text editor Rebecca Jane Arthur & Eva Giolo
Proofreader Leah Whitman-Salkin
Graphic designer Laure Giletti & Gregory Dapra

23 Apr 2024–22 Sep 2024 Exhibition
CIVA Brussels, BE