Belgian artist who creates sculptures that reveal the human body and human life in all its fragilty
Berlinde De Bruyckere was born in 1964 in Ghent, Belgium, where she lives and works. The artist has participated to international events such as the 50th Venice Biennale, Padiglione Italia (2003), as the artist representing the Belgium Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and the 15th Istanbul Biennale (2017). Her works has recently been exhibited in prestigious international museums, such as the Leopolod Museum in Vienna (2016), the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (2016) and the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2015). Many of her works have also entered private collections such as the Gori Collection, Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; La Maison Rouge, Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris and De Pont Foundation, the Netherlands.Fondation Antoine da Galbert, Paris and the De Pont Foundation, the Netherlands. Berlinde De Bruyckere’s work deals with the fundamental human search for transformation, transcendence and reconciliation in the face of mortality. Drawing from the legacies of the European Old Masters and Christian iconography, as well as mythology and cultural lore, the artist layers existing histories with new narratives suggested by contemporary world events.