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Mantel I, 2016-2018 and Mantel II, 2016-2018, wood, blanket, wall paper, wax, epoxy, iron. Installation view Chiesa di Santa Venera, Palermo. Photo Vincenzo Motta

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Mantel I, 2016-2018, wood, blanket, wall paper, wax, epoxy, iron, 408 x 247 x 106 cm. Installation view Chiesa di Santa Venera, Palermo. Photo Vincenzo Motta

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Mantel II, 2016-2018, wood, blanket, wall paper, wax, epoxy, iron, 395 x 247 x 106 cm. Installation view Chiesa di Santa Venera, Palermo. Photo Vincenzo Motta

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Kreupelhout - Cripplewood, 2012-2013, wax, epoxy, iron, textile, rope, paint, gypsum, 2,30 (h) x 4,10 x 17,90 m, Photo Mirjam Devriendt

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Kreupelhout - Cripplewood, 2012-2013, wax, epoxy, iron, textile, rope, paint, gypsum, 2,30 (h) x 4,10 x 17,90 m, Photo Mirjam Devriendt

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Kreupelhout - Cripplewood, 2012-2013, wax, epoxy, iron, textile, rope, paint, gypsum, 2,30 (h) x 4,10 x 17,90 m, Photo Mirjam Devriendt

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Elie, 2009, 2009, wax, epoxy, cushion, life size, Photo Ela Bialkowska

Berlinde De Bruyckere

'After' Cripplewood II, 2013-2014, 2013-2014, wax, wood, epoxy, metal, fabric, polyester, straps, leather, 260 x 150 x 400 cm, Photo Rémi Lavalle

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Berlinde de Bruyckere, exhibition views Galleria Continua, Beijing, 2012, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Berlinde de Bruyckere, exhibition views Galleria Continua, Beijing, 2012, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Berlinde de Bruyckere, exhibition views Galleria Continua, Beijing, 2012, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Berlinde De Bruyckere

-009-, 2011-2012, 2012, wood, glass, iron, rope, textile, 325 x 235 x 398 cm, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Berlinde De Bruyckere

-009-, 2011-2012, 2012, wood, glass, iron, rope, textile, 325 x 235 x 398 cm, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Berlinde De Bruyckere

We are all Flesh (Istanbul), 2011-2012, 2012, epoxy, iron armature, treated horse skin, 385 x 175 x 150 cm, Photo Mirjam Devriendt

Berlinde De Bruyckere

We are all Flesh, 2012, 2012, epoxy, iron armature, treated horse skin, 346 (280 + 66 suspension) x 100 x 160 cm, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Rodt, 6 januari VI, 2012, 2012, wax, epoxy, iron, textile, rope, 109 x 28 x 35 cm

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Actaeon (Beijing) IV, 2012, 2012, wax, wood, epoxy, iron, 146 x 320 x 80 cm, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Actaeon (Beijing) IV, 2012, 2012, wax, wood, epoxy, iron, 146 x 320 x 80 cm, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Per Benedetto, 2009, 2009, wax, epoxy, metal, wood, iron, 201 x 70 x 120 cm, Photo Ela Bialkowska

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Lichaam (Corps), 2002-2006, epoxy, iron, horse skin, 153,5 x 102 x 288,5 cm, Photo by: Mirjam Devriendt

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Aanéén, 2003-2004, horse skin, horsehair, epoxy, wood, 180 x 160 x 300 cm, Photo Ela Bialkowska

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.

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