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SARAH WESTPHAL *1981 in Wermelskirchen, Germany
Lives and works in Belgium and Germany



EDUCATION / PROGRAMS

2018 KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training, Española (USA)

2015 Researcher on The Black Cat Territory. Fictions and Frictions of Inhabited Space,
2017 LUCA Faculty of the Arts, Ghent (BE), team: Lut Pil, Silke Opitz, Inge Somers, Sarah Westphal

2009 Laureate of the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Ghent (BE)

2008 Higher Degree of Photography, Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (BE)

2007 Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (MFA), 3D /Multimedia, KASK, Ghent (BE)



AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES

2019
Artist in residence at Cité Internationale des Arts Paris (FR)

2018
Artist Grant from the Flemish Community (BE)

Working grant, KRI, Española (USA)

2017
Artist in residence at Villa Van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE)

2016
Artist in residence at Center for Art & Architecture, Kanazawa (JP)

Project Grant from the City of Ghent (BE)

Selected for Turning Photography, Flanders Arts Institute (BE)

2015
Artist in residence at Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk (PL)

Nominated for Bernd Lohaus Prize, Antwerp (BE)

Travel Grant from the Flemish Community (BE)

2014
Artist in residence at Be-Part: Platform for Contemporary Art, Waregem (BE)

2013
Artist Grant from the Flemish Community (BE)

2012
Artist Grant from the Flemish Community (BE)

2011
Nomination Award, Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst Oost-Vlaanderen,
Caermersklooster, Ghent (BE)

Winner of the Input/Output Award, Brugge (BE)

Artist in residence at Be-Part: Platform for Contemporary Art, Waregem (BE)

Project Grant from the Flemish Community (BE)

Project Grant from the City of Ghent (BE)

2010
Winner of the AON Award, Ghent (BE)

Artist Grant from the Flemish Community (BE)

2009
Artist Grant from the Flemish Community (BE)

2007
Winner of the Franciscus Pycke Legacy Award, Ghent (BE)



SELECTION OF SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Sarah Westphal: Villa van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE) (upcoming)

2017
Sarah Westphal: Reading the Air, mariondecanniére, Antwerp (BE)

Sarah Westphal: Untitled (Vertical Blinds) work in public, AZ Alma, Eeklo (BE)

2016
Sarah Westphal: Reading the Air, Kapo, Kanazawa Art Port, Kanazawa (JP)

Sarah Westphal: Zwei Räume für sich allein. Maria von Gneisenau und Schloss Molsdorf,
Kunsthalle Erfurt, Molsdorf Palace, Molsdorf (DE)

Sarah Westphal: Visite I, private mansion, Ghent (BE)

2015
Sarah Westphal: Stubenfliege, B-ILD Architects, Brussel (BE)

Sarah Westphal: Recent werk, behalve dit, Lokaal 01, Huis Happaert, Antwerp (BE)

2014
Sarah Westphal: Hintersteg, Be-Part: Platform for Contemporary Art, Waregem (BE)

2013
Sarah Westphal: Timpano, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne (DE)

Sarah Westphal: Allure Craquelure, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp (BE)

2012
Sarah Westphal: TAXIDERMIE, Galerie Zink, Berlin (DE)
2011
Sarah Westphal: Gehirn, Gestirn, Gestein, Rossi Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

Sarah Westphal: Palimpsest, Museum of Fine Arts (MSK), Ghent (BE)

Sarah Westphal: (Un)folding, Cultural Centre de Bogaard, Sint-Truiden (BE)

2009
Sarah Westphal: Interventions and Manipulations. Structure, Texture and Space,
De Garage, Mechelen (BE)

2008
Sarah Westphal: Spiegelbild, Croxhapox, Ghent (BE)

2007
Sarah Westphal: Heimsuchen (The House), private mansion, Ghent (BE)



SELECTION OF GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Setouchi Triennial, several islands of he Seto Inland Sea (JP) (upcoming)

Loods 12, Wetteren (BE) (upcoming)

Emergent, Veurne (BE) (upcoming)

Centre culturel de Marchin, Marchin (BE) (upcoming)

2018
STRAF! Palace of Justice, Ghent (BE) (upcoming)

KRASJ, Ninove (BE)

ArtAutun#2018, Autun (FR)

On the move, Blanco, Ghent (BE)

20 years Nicc, Nicc, Antwerp (BE)

Art Rotterdam, mariondecanniére, Antwerp (BE)

2017
Tussen Muren, Art Academy, Tielt (BE) (still on display)

Ecce Homo, Geukens De Vil & mariondecanniére, Antwerp (BE)

Tinto. Without Tinto, private house, Brussels

The Poetics of Weather, Hoenji Shrine, Kanazawa (JP)

Disclosure, Monastery, Tielt (BE)

Working Title Festival, Recyclart, Brussels (BE)

2016
Kanazawa art space link, Artgummi Gallery, Kanazawa (JP)

Waiting For The Secret, Les Halles St-Géry, Brussels (BE)

Convent 22, VAC, Ghent (BE)

2015
Working Title Situation #02, Kaaistudio's, Brussels (BE)

So Let’s Retreat Memory Lane, Villa De Olmen, Wieze (BE)

Land van Garage, Land van Waaslaan # 122/124, Ghent (BE)

Full House, Kunsthalle Erfurt - Molsdorf Palace, Molsdorf (DE)

Ename Actueel 2015, Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum (PAM), Velzeke (BE)

Imago Mundi: Germany, mon amour! Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Treviso (IT)

Meanwhile… the city, Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk (PL)

2014
De Zee - salut d'honneur Jan Hoet, project Ambassadeurs van de zee, Oostende (BE)

BORG 2014, Biennial event for contemporary art, Peperbus church, Antwerp (BE)

Tussenwereld, Crematoria of Sint-Niklaas and Lochchristi (BE)

Encyclopedia of Tenderness, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)

2013
Ik wordt, Voorkamer, Lier (BE)

2012
Sint-Jan, Saint-Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent (BE)

Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst Oost-Vlaanderen, Caermersklooster, Ghent (BE)

Tapisserie ou papier peint? Un art contemporain, Musee de la Tapisserie, Doornik (BE)

BOOKSHOWBOOKSHOP: Belgian artists’ books from Verheyen until today,
Be-Part: Platform for Contemporary Art, Waregem (BE)

2011
Input/Output, Cultural Centre De Bond, Brugge (BE)

Ename Actueel 2011 – Sediment, Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum (PAM), Velzeke (BE)

2010
Huiselijkheid, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, Zulte (BE)

In Situ (Open Studios), Nucleo, Ghent (BE)

Watou 2010. Collected Stories #02 / Between Language and Image (Past in Present), Watou (BE)

After the Fact, Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels (BE)

From Memory. About Knowing and Forgetting, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (BE)

2009
La Conquête de l’Espace, Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Ghent (BE)

Cabinet d’Artistes, Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels (BE)

Watou 2009. Collected Stories #1 (Polyphony), Watou (BE)

Temporary City/Berlin, Kunst in Kreuzberg e.V, Berlin (DE)

Open Studios, Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Ghent (BE)

2008
Open Studios, Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Ghent (BE)

2007
Coming People, S.M.A.K, Ghent (BE)

Fin, Netwerk: Centre for Contemporary Art, Aalst (BE)

Heimsuchen (Slide projection), Croxhapox: Experimental Art Space for Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)



CATALOGUES & EDITIONS

2017
Sarah Westphal: Frostwork, limited edition, signed, numbered, Ghent (BE): mariondecanniére, Antwerp (BE)

2013
Sarah Westphal: TIMPANO, Cologne (DE): Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, monograph with a text by Roland Krischel

Sarah Westphal: Allure Craquelure. Historische collectie hedendaags uitgelicht, Antwerpen (BE):
Museum Mayer van den Bergh, D2013/0306/211 with texts by Sarah Westphal and Steven Jacobs

2011
Sarah Westphal: Palimpsest, Ghent (BE), monograph with text by Lut Pil and Antoon Van den Braembussche

Sarah Westphal: Outlets, limited edition, signed, numbered, Ghent (BE): Vrienden v/h S.M.A.K.

2012
Verhelst Peter, Ik herinner me dat je, Peter Verhelst bij het werk van Sarah Westphal, Ghent (B)

2007
Sarah Westphal: Zwischendenräumen - Tussenderuimtes – Inbetweenspaces, limited edition picture book, Ghent (BE)


TEXTS

Pil Lut: Ruimte lezen, 2017 (NL)

Pil Lut: Reading Space, 2017 (ENG)

Opitz Silke: Stubenfängerin oder Die Fliegen der Sarah Westphal, 2017 (DE)

Opitz Silke: Parlor Catcher, or: The Flies of Sarah Westphal, 2017 (ENG)

Somers Inge: Een attitude van interiorist, 2017 (NL)

Somers Inge: An interiorist attitude, 2017 (ENG)

Pil Lut: Reflecting Rooms, 2016 (ENG)

Pil Lut: Reflektierende Räume, 2016 (DE)

Rummens Marnix: Het heimelijke bewonen. Over Hintersteg van Sarah Westphal, 2014 (NL)

Pil Lut: Beelden in beweging, 2011 (NL)

Pil Lut: Images in motion, 2011 (ENG)

Van den Braembussche Antoon: Een poëtica van de ruimte. Enkele basismotieven in het werk van
Sarah Westphal, 2011 (NL)

Van den Braembussche Antoon: A Poetics Of Space. Some Basic Motifs In Sarah Westphal’s Work, 2011 (ENG)

Jacobs Steven: Sarah Westphal en de fysionomie van het burgerlijke interieur in het Museum Mayer van den
Bergh, 2013 (NL)

Jacobs Steven: Sarah Westphal and the Physiognomy of the Bourgeois Interior in the Museum Mayer van den
Bergh, 2013 (ENG)



PUBLICATIONS


2018
Flanders Architectural Review N°13, Antwerp (BE): Vlaams Architectuurinstituut,
ISBN 978949 2567062

Art Autun, Ce qui pèse et ce qui nourrit, Ghent (BE): Snoeck publishers, ISBN 9789461614612

Van den Braembussche Antoon, Alles komt terug, Leuven (BE): Uitgeverij P,
ISBN 978 94 92339 53 9 (book cover)

2017
Fieke Konijn, Rachel Esner, Curating the Collection, Amsterdam (NL): Stedelijk Studies, Issue #5

Turning Photography: Flanders Arts Institute, online platform
www.turningphotography.be/#profile/sarah-westphal

The Black Cat Territory. Fictions and Frictions of Inhabited Space, Ghent (BE): LUCA Faculty of the Arts,
Research Group Matter & Image, ISBN 978-90-9030-223-2

ECCE HOMO. Behold the Man, Veurne (BE): Uitgeveriij Hannibal, ISBN 978 94 9267 714 3

2016
Zwei Räume für sich allein. Maria von Gneisenau und Schloss Molsdorf, Berlin (DE):
Revolver Publishing, ISBN 978-3-95763-354-5
shortlisted by Stiftung Buchkunst as one of the most beautiful books of the year 2017

Germany, Mon Amour! Contemporary in Germany, Art, Architecture, Design, Imago Mundi,
Luciano Benetton Foundation, Milan (IT): Antiga Edizioni, ISBN 978–88–99657-04-8

2015
Ename Actueel. Ritualia, Ename (BE): Archeologisch Museum Ename, Province East Flanders

Land van Garage, Ghent (BE): Den Boulevard

Opitz Silke, Full House, Berlin (DE): Revolver Publishing, ISBN 9783957632845

Van den Bogaard Oscaar, The Institute, Ghent (BE): Uitgeverij Lannoo, ISBN 9789401423991

2014
Dhondt Roger, Tussenwereld. Hedendaagse kunst in de crematoria van Lochristi en Sint-Niklaas, Lochristi (BE):
IGS Westlede & MER, ISBN 9789491775666

Marie Sylvie, Altijd een raam, Antwerpen (BE): Uitgeverij Vrijdag, ISBN 9789460012419 (book cover)

Anne Brannys, Encyclopedia of Tenderness: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE), ISBN 9783627002442

2013
Lokaal 01 - 2013, Antwerpen: Lokaal 01

2012
Hoet Jan, Sint Jan, Ghent (BE): Borgerhoff & Lamberights, ISBN 9789089313119
Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst 2011, Ghent (BE): Province East Flanders,
ISBN 9789076686462

2011
Ename Actueel. Sediment, Ename (BE): Archeologisch Museum Ename, Province East Flanders

Marie Sylvie, Toen je me ten huwelijk vroeg, Antwerpen (BE): Uitgeverij Vrijdag,
ISBN 9789460011139 (book cover)

2010
Uit het geheugen Museum Dr. Guislain, Tielt (BE): Uitgeverij Lannoo, ISBN 9789020985979

Watou 2010. Tussen Taal en Beeld Verzamelde Verhalen #02, Ghent (BE): WE Publish, ISBN 9789089310750

2009
La onquête de l’espace, Ghent (BE): Higher Institute for Fine Arts (Hisk), ISBN 9789079374007

Temporary City, Berlin (DE): Revolver Publishing, ISBN 9783968950595

Watou 2009. Tussen Taal en Beeld Verzamelde Verhalen #01, Ghent (BE): WE Publish, ISBN 9789089310750



ARTICLES (SELECTION)

Lois De Mey, Kunstintegratie in ziekenhuizen in: HART 22/02/18, p. 21

Hilde Van Canneydt, ECCE HOMO, Antwerpen, in: trendbeheer 12/01/18
https://trendbeheer.com/2018/01/12/ecce-homo-antwerpen/

Poels, Anne-Marie, Een kat op tafel, water in de kelder. Sarah Westphal bouwt ‘Hintersteg’, in Be-Part, in:
HART 06/11/14, p. 5,7 (magazine cover)

Godart Bakkers, Sarah Westphal in Be-Part, Waregem. in: trendbeheer 15/10/14
http://trendbeheer.com/2014/10/15/sarah-westphal-in-be-part-waregem/

Braet Jan, Schilderen met Licht. Sarah Westphal in museum Mayer van den Bergh, in: Knack: 8/01/14, p.78-81

Poels, Anne-Marie, De collectie van Fritz leven ingeblazen. Sarah Westphal in Museum Mayer van den Bergh,
in: HART 19/12/13

Schramm Susanne, Räume enthüllen Unheimliches Heim, in: Rheinische Post, 21/11/13

Sarah Westphal ⎯ Timpano. Zeitgenössische Fotokunst trifft alte Meister, in:
Ring Foto Magazine Nr. 12 2013, p.12

Mundell Ian, Sarah Westphal subverts Mayer van den Bergh collection, in: Flanders Today 9/01/14
<http://www.flanderstoday.eu/art/sarah-westphal-subverts-mayer-van-den-bergh-collection>.

Bradel Franziska, Mit alter Kunst im Dialog, in: rheinische ART.kulturMagazin-online 01/2014
<http://www.rheinische-art.de/cms/topics/multidisziplinaer-sarah-westphal-im-dialog-mit-alter-kunst-im-museum
mayer-van-den-bergh.php>

Braet Jan, Wat de hersenen zich herinneren, in Knack 27/01/10, p. 62-66

De Baets Isabelle, Afbreken en weer opbouwen. Open studio’s in het Hisk, in: HART 4/06/09, p.6



LECTURES / TALKS

Lecture Gerijmd Ongerijmd, seminar Historisch Interieur & Ontwerp 2018, Sarah Westphal and Prof. Lut Pil, Ghent University, Department of Art, Music and Theater Sciences 04/18 (upcoming)

Lecture at Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent (upcoming)

Lecture & book presentation The Black Cat Territory. Fictions and Frictions of Inhabited Space,
Ghent (BE) 03/17

Lecture The Pliable Moment. The making of social and artistic fabric, Prof. Lut Pil, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) 10/16

Lecture Shifting Postions, Sarah Westphal and Prof. Lut Pil, University Antwerp, Faculty Design
Sciences, Antwerp (BE) 03/16

Talk Recent werk, behalve dit, Sarah Westphal and Prof. Lut Pil, Huis Happaert, Antwerp (BE) 09/15
KLARA radio interview with Olav Grondelaers in Happy Hour 24/10/14

Vlaanderen vakantieland: Interview with Nic Balthazar about Allure Craquelure, Museum Mayer van den Bergh,
Antwerp (BE) in: Kunstschatten verzamelen in Antwerpen 02/14
http://www.een.be/programmas/vlaanderen-vakantieland/kunstschatten-verzamelen-in-antwerpen



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