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

Upcoming projects 2019:

Setouchi Trienniale, Ogijima (JP) upcoming

Solo Bogarden Chapel, Photo Festival Bruges (BE) upcoming

Curated by Sally Stone and Laura Sanderson
21 March – 19 May 2019
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (GB)

De la tranquillité / Van het verpozen
Curated by Ann Cesteleyn, Frank Maes and Pierre Mossoux
24 February – 19 May 2019
Emergent, Veurne (BE)
Opening 24 February 2019, 3 am - 7 pm

De la tranquillité / Van het verpozen
10 March – 7 April 2019
Le Centre culturel de Marchin, Marchin (BE)
Opening 10 March 2019, 11 am - 5 pm

Loods 12, Wetteren (BE) upcoming

Food Matters
Ghent Old City Library,
Entrance backdoor, 3rd Floor

63 artists involved in 43 encounters
Croxhapox Ghent (BE)

Opening 29 November 2018, 8 pm


2 September 2018, 11am-12pm, Palace of Justice, Ghent (BE)

STRAF! is an artistic event for the benefit of OBRA | BAKEN, an organization that provides support for people
with intellectual disabilities who are interned, and VILLA VOORTMAN, a meeting place in the city for people with
double diagnosis.

STRAF! is a collective 'movement' where people from justice, prison, psychiatric care and art want to give a clear
signal for the benefit of fellow citizens who have no or a difficult connection within the urban social framework.

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KRASJ, Ninove (BE), biennial contemporary art

Curated by Rik De Boe, Johan De Wilde and Reinhard Doubrawa

Saturday 8, 15, 22, 29
Sunday 9, 16, 23, 30 September 2018
1- 6 pm

KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training, Española (USA) thanks to a
working grant from the Kundalini Research Institute, Española (USA)

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

Authors: Birgit Cleppe, Sofie De Caigny, Christoph Grafe, Rajesh Heynickx, Steven Humblet, Sereh Mandias,
Véronique Patteeuw, Bart Tritsmans, Pieter Uyttenhove en Jan Vermeulen

Photographic essays:
 Esther Eggermont, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Sarah Westphal

Happy of being selected as lecturer with Prof. Lut Pil at the seminar Historisch Interieur & Ontwerp 2018,
Department of Art, Music and Theater Sciences at Ghent University (upcoming)

My work is featured on the cover of the beautiful collection of poems "Alles komt terug" by Antoon
Van den Braembussche
, ISBN 978 94 92339 53 9 (book cover)

I am happy to be asked to create an artistic essay for Flanders Architectual yearbook 2018,
curated by Steven Humblet with Aglaia Konrad, Stephanie Kiwitt, Esther Eggermont, Sarah Westphal (upcoming)

My work is featured in HART 22/02/18 about artistic work in hospitals and healing environment written
by Lois De Mey

ArtAutun # 2018, Autun (FR)

With Hans Op De Beeck, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Jan Van Imschoot, Renato Nicolodi, Sofie Muller,
Quinten Ingelaere, Stefan Peters, Maaike Leyn, Steven Peters Carabello, Peter De Koninck, Gerald Petit,
Reniere&Depla, Elly Strik, Marcel Van Eeden, Tamara Van San, Carole Vanderlinden, Yves Velter,
Tinus Vermeersch, Filip Vervaet, Sarah Westphal, Léon Spilliaert, Godfried Vervisch

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

On the move, Blanco, Ghent (BE) (upcoming June 2018)

Artist in residence Villa Van Wassenhove

Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE)
November 2017 - March 2018
Presentation March 2018

Art Rotterdam, mariondecanniére, Antwerp (BE)

Happy being selected for the International Design Workshop week for master students architecture, interior architecture, product development and heritage studies, Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp 2018

Very happy to be featured in Curating the Collection, Amsterdam (NL): Stedelijk Studies, Issue #5,
edited by Fieke Konijn, Rachel Esner

Jubileum exhibition 20 years Nicc
With 150 belgium artists, Nicc, Antwerp (BE)
Opening 2 Februari 2018

Group show Tussen Muren
Art Academy, Tielt (BE)
John Van Oers, Koen Deprez, Kathleen Vinck, Johan Laethem, Julie Pfleiderer, Miriam Rohde, Sarah Westphal
30 November 2017 - 21 January 2018

Group show Ecce Homo
Different locations & institutions in Antwerp (BE)
16 November 2017 - 14 February 2018

Publication Ecce Homo. Behold the Man, Veurne (BE): Uitgeveriij Hannibal, ISBN 978 94 9267 714 3
with text by Eric Rinckhout

Altijd een raam
by Sylvie Marie wins Prijs Letterkunde 2017, provincie Oost-Vlaanderen.
Happy that my work is featured on the cover!

Yeah! I am so happy to be selected for Turning Photography, an online platform initiated on occasion of
Dirk Braeckman’s selection for the Belgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale to turn the spotlight on some
of the most audacious artists working in the medium of photography in Belgium today. Proud ;)

Zwei Räume für sich allein was shortlisted by Stiftung Buchkunst as one of the most beautiful
books of the year 2017 & awarded with a silver medal!

Zwei Räume für sich allein. Maria von Gneisenau und Schloss Molsdorf

With texts by Susanne Längle, Dirk Naguschewski, Silke Opitz and Lut Pil
Edited by Silke Opitz and Landeshauptstadt Erfurt
Designed by Lukas Küng and Giulia Schelm
Published by Revolver Publishing 2016
ISBN 978-3-95763-354-5

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The design of the book reflects on the one hand the presentation of the Countess' own publications. However, it
connects also and particularly typographically the past with the present. In the second part of the publication
carefully chosen artworks by Delphine Courtillot, Jorge Chamorro, Wiebke Meurer and Sarah Westphal are
introduced. These positions of todays' art and contemporary designs reflect -- also within the scope of an
exhibition series in 2016 at Molsdorf Palace -- qualities and phenomena already "modern" at the beginning of
the 20th century and significant for Maria von Gneisenau. Till this day they have lost nothing of their fascination: The layers of time and the atmospheres that inscribe themselves into living spaces; how women are inspired by
fashion and literature to try on different roles and identities; a sometimes decadent penchant for all things
decorative as well as the fracturing of typical gender stereotypes.

Book release 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

Full House
Kunsthalle Erfurt - Schloss Molsdorf, Erfurt (DE)
Text by Silke Opitz
15,1 x 1,7 x 24,1 cm
English / German edition, 2015
ISBN 9783957632845

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This carefully designed publication does not only serve as a guidebook for the group show FULL HOUSE. With
ts layout and design, it can also be seen and used as a game or game set. It is not solely a reflection of the
exhibition’s title or of a particular hand of cards or constellation of dots on the dice in games of chance. Instead,
historical facts and anecdotes about Molsdorf Palace and its former owner, Count Gustav Adolph von Gotter
(1692 Gotha – 1762 Berlin), and information about the participating artists and they works are presented to the
reader on three textual layers – for him to “freely combine” at will. Thus, it is also made clear that history is
primarily a construct that leads to as many different stories as there are people involved in its writing.
In the one-of-a-kind group show FULL HOUSE at Molsdorf Palace, 13 fantastical works of contemporary art and
design hark back to the eventful history of the setting and its erstwhile owner, who climbed the social ladder. His
acquisition and loss of Molsdorf Palace recall Grimm’s fairy tale of the fisherman and his wife – only in his case,
it was the story of a profligate gentleman. People’s desire for property and prestige is of course always an
ephemeral phenomenon. Everything is only a fleeting specter… So it is all the more important to savor it.

Sonja ALHÄUSER, Peter CALLESEN, Janet CARDIFF & George Bures MILLER, Olga CHERNYSHEVA, Kristina
GIRKE, Christiane HAASE, ILMGOLD/Laura Straßer, Folkert DE JONG, Wiebke MEURER, Jens RISCH, Nasan
Kuratorin / curator: Silke Opitz

The Institute, Oscar van den Bogaard: Uitgeverij Lannoo, ISBN 9789401423991
The Institute opens the doors of a commonly closed world: the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent.
The 230 artists having resided there in the past 20 years present exclusive artist's pages and acclaimed
experts reflect on art and art institutes. The HISK offers young and talented artists from home and abroad their
own studio and personal guidance by professionals from the international art scene for a period of 2 years. In
these 2 years they are given time and freedom to develop. This is often the start of a successful international
career. The Institute unites all HISK artists from all over the world. They show old, but mainly new work thus
offering a surprising view on the recent history of modern art in Belgium and abroad. Moreover influential art
critics such as HISK co-founder and chairman Willem Elias, Pascal Gielen, Katerina Gregos, Gertrud
Sandqvist, John C. Welchman,artist Nedko Solakov and philosopher Tom De Mette shed their light on the
artist in his studio and his social role in the world. Artistic director Oscar van den Boogaard debates with Tate
Modern director Chris Dercon on the future of art in its academic context. They asks themselves: 'What is the
role of a Higher Institue for Fine Arts?' and 'How does such an institute remain relevant?' The result is an
impressive 'gesamt' artwork, marking the ambition and future of the HISK

Sarah Westphal. TIMPANO
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne (DE)
Text by Roland Krischel
16 x 24 cm, 36 pages
German edition, 2013

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Monograph Sarah Westphal: PALIMPSEST
Author: Lut Pil, Antoon Van den Braembussche,
Graphic design by Kim Beirnaert and Pierre Stubbe
Hardcover, 18 x 24 cm, 80 pages
English / Dutch edition, 2011

ISBN: 9789090261010 ISBN-13: 9789090261010

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