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Berlinde De Bruyckere

Berlinde De Bruyckere (°1964, Ghent) lives and works in Ghent. In February 2010 she received the Flemish Culture Prize 2009 for Visual Arts. De Bruyckere’s sculptures, installations and drawings set out to embody the world’s great stories.

The forms and materials she uses are consistently selected for their metaphorical power. For several years now she has been constructing a highly personal vocabulary, in which a refined vision of the melancholy relationship with the world and the things in it had gradually risen to the surface. Berlinde De Bruyckere represented Belgium at 2013 Venice Biennale with the work “Kreupelhout-Cripplewood” in cooperation with the Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee.