David Claerbout is a Belgian contemporary artist, born on October 2, 1969, in Kortrijk, Belgium. He is renowned for his innovative work in the realm of digital art and video art. Claerbout studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and later at the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp.

His artworks often explore the concept of time and reality, utilizing digital technology to distort the perception of time and blur the boundaries between photography, video art, and painting. Claerbout’s works are often contemplative and introspective, inviting the audience to ponder the relationship between image, time, and experience.

Some of his most notable works include “The Algiers’ Sections of a Happy Moment” (2008), “Kindergarten Antonio Sant’Elia” (2014), and “Radio Piece (Hong Kong)” (2015). Claerbout’s work has been exhibited in prominent museums and galleries worldwide, earning him international recognition as a leading figure in the contemporary art world.