Elise Eeraerts (BE)
Elise Eeraerts (Mechelen, 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist working with installations and site-specific interventions. Often her work is meant to be a conduit for interrelating human construction and nature. The process of material manufacture in different time periods and cultures inspire her along with the social impact caused by their making process and context. Her work explores the past and future of tactile actions through creation and examines our idea of being in touch with nature. Though often site-specific, and relating to pre-existing architecture or landscape, the geometries that occur in her work, aim to establish a contrast to the standard of objects and spaces, questioning their supposed function.
Eeraerts has completed her studies at the Institute fur Raumexperimente, Olafur Eliasson class, in Berlin and Luca school of Arts in Brussels. She has exhibited in Antwerp (Extra City), Basel (Ausstellungsraum Klingental), Rome (Villa Massimo), Japan (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo), Leuven (Museum M), Iceland (Reykjavik Art Museum), Paris (Cité des Arts), Mexico (ZonaMaco) and Berlin (Neue Nationalgalerie & Hamburger Bahnhof). In 2015 she was a resident at Thread in Senegal (Josef and Anni Albers Foundation), in 2016-2017 at Casa de Velázquez in Madrid (French Academy) and in 2018 at Atelier Calder in France (Calder Foundation).
Image: stretched cube (spast), 2014, performance with deconstructible sculpture, 6 aluminium plates, bag, 200 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm