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



EDUCATION / PROGRAMS

2015 - 2017
Researcher on The Black Cat Territory. Fictions and Frictions of Inhabited Space,
LUCA Faculty of the Arts, Ghent, (BE)

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, Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent (BE)



AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES

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

Project Grant from the City of Ghent (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


2017
Sarah Westphal: mariondecanniére, Antwerp (BE) (upcoming)

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

2016
Sarah Westphal, Kapo, Kanazawa Art Port, Kanazawa (JP) (upcoming)

Sarah Westphal: Zwei Räume für sich allein, Kunsthalle Erfurt - Schloss Molsdorf (DE)

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


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

Sarah Westphal: Recent werk, behalve dit, a collaboration with 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: Experimental Art Space for Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)


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



SELECTION OF GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017
The Poetics of Weather, Hoenji Shrine, Kanazawa (JP) (upcoming)

Disclosure, Monastery, Tielt (BE) (upcoming)

Tinto. Without Tinto, private house, Brussels (upcoming)

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

Working Title Festival, Recyclart, Brussels (BE)


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

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

Convent 22, VAC, Ghent (BE)


2015
Working Title Situation #02, Kaaistudio's, Brussel (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 - Schloss 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, scientific and artistic publication / online project, Anne Brannys at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)


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 and numbered, Ghent (BE): mariondecanniére, Antwerp (BE)

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

2013
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), distributed by www.exhibitionsinternational.be
Monografie with an essay by Lut Pil and a philosophical reflection by Antoon Van den Braembussche

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

2011
Sarah Westphal: Outlets, limited edition, signed and numbered, Ghent (BE): Vrienden v/h S.M.A.K.

2007–09
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)

Marnix Rummens: 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



2017
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

2016
Zwei Räume für sich allein. Maria von Gneisenau und Schloss Molsdorf, Berlin (DE): Revolver Publishing, ISBN 978-3-95763-354-5

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

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, Lpchristi (BE): IGS Westlede & MER,
ISBN 9789491775666

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

2013
Lokaal 01 - 2013, Antwerpen: Lokaal 01

2012
Hoet Jan, Sint Jan, Ghent (BE): Borgerhoff & Lamberights, ISBN 9789089313119

2012
Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst 2011, Ghent (BE): Province East Flanders, ISBN 9789076686462

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

2011
Marie Sylvie, Toen je me ten huwelijk vroeg, Antwerpen (BE): Uitgeverij Vrijdag, ISBN 9789460011139 (book cover)

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

2010
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

2009
Temporary City, Berlin (DE): Revolver Publishing, ISBN 9783968950595

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



ARTICLES (SELECTION)

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, cover

Godart Bakkers, 'Sarah Westphal in Be-Part, Waregem'. 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', 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', 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



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