|Place of Birth||Belgium|
BioViona is a Mistress of Fantasy and represents elegantly dressed ladies from mysterious worlds, while this world watches closely how she transforms her ideas into pictures, costumes and events. She draws everyone around her into her magical universe, where boundaries are only limited by one’s imagination.
With many years’ experience as a fairytale photographer and otherworldly costume designer, Viona grasps the elegance and gracefulness of women, freezes time and opens doors to other dimensions.
On the sixth day man was created and saw that it was good. Falling at the knees of their mistresses, they also crossed the borders to those magical places where one is truly free to be oneself. Thus can anyone be a part of Viona’s neo-romantic balls and historically inspired dinner parties and picnics. Just whisper her name three times while looking into a mirror, or, more safely, keep in touch by more mortal means.
Women, men, beauties and beasts all play a part in Viona’s mysterious fairytale stories. Dressed in tantalising creations, they are actors in a skillful play of love and attraction, sometimes underground and dark, sometimes very light and colourful. Each picture, each costume and each event invites you to keep on dreaming.
There is a world out there where you belong. Come, as you are, and join us on a quest to break the chains of society!
Contributions to SomethingDark
photography: The Raven
photography: Bird Cage
photography: The Queen
photography: Rokoko 1
photography: Indigo Princess
photography: Black Baroque
photography: Venice 2
2011 Contributing photographer, SomethingDark webmagazine, no. 2, pp. 1, 80–1, 83, 85–93.
Cover image for SDk02 and lead photographer for SDk02's corset feature: 13 pages of photography by, and an article on, the artist.
2010 "Boudoir" (with Danielle Goffa), 19 Nov.–12 Dec., Hangar 311, Mechelen, Belgium.
2010 "Viona-Art", Oct.–Nov., ART.FAIR.21, Cologne, Germany.
Regular appearances, Gala Nocturna, Belgium.
Education & Training
Masters degree in photography.