About

Carole Vanderlinden (1973) studied at KASK in Ghent, and lives and works in Brussels. She paints and draws.

Vanderlinden’s paintings touch you straight away. They are direct, compact, powerful and funny. They are disarming, nod towards art history, and are at once extremely rich, but very simple. Each of her works is different to the others. Yet certain elements also recur: diagonally painted framing, plant motifs, skies and bodies of water, contrasts between thick and thin or matt and glossy passages of paint, and textures that give the impression you can see through to what lies beyond.

Carole Vanderlinden is a great admirer of Giotto, Bruegel, Cranach, Patinir, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse, Ensor and Picabia. But what her work expresses most strongly is her love of nature in all its facets, be it animals, crystals, mountains or plants. (Hans Theys)


SELECTION OF SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
— Mon seul désir, Zwart Huis, Brussels, BE
— Totem, L’ édition Populaire, Antwerp, BE

2016
— La salle à manger de l’hôtel Leys, portraits et autres paysages imaginaires
De Garage, Mechelen, BE

2015
— Creole and Vanity, Kristof De Clercq Gallery, Ghent, BE

2013
— Nocturne, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte, BE
— Nocturne, O.C.A.M., Mechelen, BE

2012
— Play with the Peacock, PocketRoom, Antwerp, BE

2010
— Whispers, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, BE

2009
— Crox 316, Croxhapox, Ghent, BE
— Carole Vanderlinden, In den bouw, Kalken, BE

2006
— Carole Vanderlinden, In-Between, Antwerp, BE

2004
— Crox 128, Croxhapox, Ghent, BE

SELECTION OF GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
— Artautun # 2018, Autun, FR

2017
— Rechts/averechts, Design museum Ghent, BE - Curator: Els Huygelen
— Kathmandu International Art Festival, My City, My Studio / My City, My Life - Curator: Philippe Van Cauteren ( S.M.A.K. – Ghent, BE)

2016
— Ungenau. A selection from the S.M.A.K. collection, hommage to Jan Hoet.
CC De Werft, Geel, BE - Curator: Philippe Van Cauteren.
— Biennale of Painting: Yoknapatawpha, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte, BE
— SX MT VRF #1, Croxhapox ,Ghent, BE
— Omber, Odradek & Octaëder, Galery d’Apostrof, Meigem, BE - Curator: Hans Theys

2015
— Amsterdam Drawings, Art Fair Amsterdam, Kristof De Clerq Gallery
— TRACKS- IN 4 project, Kiwanis, Oud- Sint Jan Brugge, BE

2014
— Duo exhibition with German Stegmaier, Kristof De Clerq Gallery, Ghent
— Biennale of Painting, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte, BE
— Verf na Van Eyck, 25 jaar Croxaphox, Ghent, BE

2013
— The Gunshot, Galerie Marion De Cannière, Antwerp, BE
— 4 Aus Belgien, Galerie Rasche Ripkin, Berlin, DE
— FACTURA 2013, CIAP, Hasselt, BE
— IK WORDT, Voorkamer, Lier, BE

2012
— Brisure, artistieke verwantschappen, Belfius, Brussels, BE

2011
— Nietsvermoedend in het park, Pocket Room, Antwerp, BE
— Untitled, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, BE
— La part des anges, Villa De Olmen, Wieze, BE

2010
— Buiten, BKKC, Tilburg, NL

2009
— De Collectie, Nucleo & S.M.A.K., Ghent, BE
— Gasthoven 09, CC Het Gasthuis, Aarschot, BE
— Fading, Museum van Elsene, Brussels, BE

2008
— Kunstsalon, Circa, Ghent, BE
— Canvascollectie, Bozar, Brussels, BE
— Warp, Voka, Sint-Niklaas , BE

2007
— Slow, Z33, Hasselt, BE
— Schilderproject 1, Croxhapox, Ghent, BE
— Nucleo bureau, Ghent, BE

2003
— Grand Tour, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, BE
— BASICS # 1, Croxhapox, Ghent, BE

PUBLICATIONS

2017
— MON SEUL DESIR, Ed. Posture Editions n°24, Ghent, BE
text: Hans Theys
— OZA, three original lithographs, Ed. Ludion, Antwerp, BE
— Un livre de peintre: Bougainvillae, Ed. Ergo Pers Ghent, BE

2015
— CREOLE & VANITY, Ed. MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent, BE
text: Philippe Van Cauteren, Hans Theys & Inge Braeckman

2013
— NOCTURNE, Ed. Posture Editions n°6, Ghent, BE
text: Hans Theys
— FACTURA 2013, CIAP, Hasselt
text: Willem Elias
— IK WORDT, Voorkamer, Lier
— Ed.MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent

2012
— FOCUS. EEN BLIK OP 100 KUNSTENAARS, Ed. Snoeck, Gent
Text: Hans Theys
— BRISURE, ARTISTIEKE VERWANTSCHAPPEN, Belfius Bank
Text: Stef Van Bellingen & Marc Ruyters

2009
— DE COLLECTIE, catalogue, Nucleo, Ghent, BE
— FADING, catalogue, Museum van Elsene, Brussels, BE

2008
— ZOOM IN - ZOOM OUT, Z33 , Hasselt, BE
— SLOW, Z33, Hasselt, BE