Sharon Van Overmeiren (BE)
Sharon Van Overmeiren (b.1985, lives and works in Belgium) makes, in her own words, ‘fictional sculptures’. She finds it difficult to qualify them as fully autonomous pieces, given that at any moment they may cease to exist in their current form of presentation. On a second level, this choice of wording refers to how she lends a voice to her sculptures; by providing them with a scenario based on found stories, taken from life or literature, combined with her own sense of how we are out of touch with the multiple objects that surround us. The sculptures make their appearance as ‘props’ in a composition, installation or drawing, or as protagonists of a video or audio piece. In no small part, these works deal with the growing inability of the human mind to describe and experience ‘things’ beyond its own desires.
Sharon Van Overmeiren specialized in sculpture at the Sint-Lukas School of Arts in Brussels and obtained her MFA from the In Situ³ open study programme at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (2009-13). Her first solo exhibition was Shuffle Woe, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, 2015. Next solo 2016 at Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels "The Happy INN" the result of her Residency program at WIELS, Contemporary Art Centrum, Brussels. Recent group and duo exhibitions include De vierkantigste rechthoek, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2014-15); Ignorance Is Strength (with Filip Vervaet), Hunting & Collecting, Brussels (2014); Time Canvas, M HKA, Antwerp (2013); Who’s Next? The Choice of Koen van den Broek, Indian Caps, Antwerp (2009).