CURRICULUM VITAE

Karen Vermeren (°1982, Ghent) lives and works in Ghent, Belgium

Studies / Work

- Researcher, Horizontal Drawing Research Lab, Sint Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp, Belgium (since 2009)
- Master in Beeldend Onderzoek, Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium (2007)
- Lerarenopleiding, Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Departement Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Gent, Belgium (2007)
- Gueststudent Fine Arts, Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen, Norway (2005, August – December)
- Meester in de Beeldende Kunst, optie Vrije Kunsten, Schilderkunst, keuzeatelier Fotografie, Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Departement Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Gent, Belgium (2005)

Solo Exhibitions

2017
- Pfaffenstein, B-ILD gallery, Brussels (2017, May 12 - )

2016
- Prachovské skály in Studio PRÁM, Prague, Czech (2016, August 25 - 30)

2014
- Bárðarbunga, #4 Homework, Gentbrugge, Belgium (2014, December 14)
- North Atlantic Ridge, #18 Salon Blanc, Oostende, Belgium (2014, October 25)
- Sarkofagen in Namur, 50° NORD, Lieux-Communs, Namur, Belgium (2014, April 4 - May 25)
- Kabinet #6: Etna in Ciap, CIAP, Hasselt (2014, January 20 - March 2)

2012
- Isola Comacina, Galerie Zwart Huis, Knokke (2012, January)

2011
- Stone Mountain, ZSenne, Brussels, Belgium (2011, October 31 - November 27)
- Mingo Falls, The Power for Happiness, Kunst in Huis, Leuven, Belgium (2011, October 14 - 2012)
- Snežna, In-between b, Elsene (Brussels), Belgium (2011, April 29 - June 24)
- Act 5#, Pech Merle, Rue Blanche, Shop, Antwerp, Belgium (2011, February 1 - 25)

2010
- Foissac, M'atuvu, Brussels, Belgium (2010, October 28 - November 6)

2009
- Leysin - Tahanaoute, Gynaika vzw, In-Between, Antwerpen, Belgium (2009, January 17 – February 12)

2008
- Gullfoss, Galerie Utopia, Damme-Sijsele, Belgium (2008, September 14 - October 26)

Group Exhibitions

2017
- Ontmoetingen / Encounters, MAS, Antwerp, Belgium (2017, May 19 - August 20)
- X Y, GlazenHuis, Lommel, Belgium (2017, May 6 - September 17)

2016
- 5th European Triennial of Ceramics and Glass, WCC-BF, Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium
(2016, October 15 - 2017, January 15)
- Prague-Up Connecting, cross][club, Prague, Czech (2016, August 27)
- Arte Nova: 28 artists 3 curators 2000 m², curated by Melanie Deboutte, D-ART Kunstroute, Mechelen, Belgium (2016, June 24 - July 3)
- La Primavera, Vierkante Zaal, Academy of fine Arts, Sint Niklaas, Belgium (2016, April 24 - May 22)
- Circumscription. BLANCO, Nucleo (2016, January 10)

2015
- Glass-Works. Galerij De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium (2015, November 29 - 2016, February 28)
- (On)voltooid Verleden Tijd, LUCA Biënnale, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leuven (2015, October 15 - December 6)
- Ways of folding. Reconstructing the printed book, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium (2015, June 20 - October 11)
- International Glass Prize 2015, First Prize, Glasmuseum Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium (2015, April 5 - September 13)
- L’invitation au voyage, Lieux-Communs, Eglise Saint-Loup, Namur, Belgium (2015, May 7 - 25)
- The Future = Beurssc50uwburg, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium (2015, February 5 - May 30)

2014
- Erscheinung, PAK Gistel, Belgium (2014, November 2 - 30)
- Sarkofagen, 50° NORD, Galerie Short Cuts, Namur, Belgium (2014, April 5 - May 25)
- Separation of Concerns, Villa de Olmen, Wieze (2014, Maart 24 - April)
- Mayyi zttan ounfousinou? Wat weeft in mij? Qui m'a tissé le souffle?, CC De Ververij, Ronse (2014, March 22 - April 20)
- Etna in Ronse & Coal-Black Eyes, Light Cube Gallery, Ronse (2014, March 16 - April 19)
- De dweil als Alibi, de Directeurswoning i.s.m. De Spil, Roeselare (2014, March 14 - April 21)

2013
- Input-Output, CC De Bond, Buiten Smedenvest 1, Brugge, Belgium (2013, November 9 - 19)
- Art Attack, Co production Anouk Vilain Art Gallery & arteVentuno archives, Fruitmarkt 11, Hasselt, Belgium (2013, September 14 - October 31)
- Coup de Ville, Attracted by Another Level, WARP, Contemporary Art Platform, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (2013, September 13 - October 13 oktober)
- Kortrijk Vlaandert, Kunstroute, Budafabriek, Kortrijk (2013, July 4 - August 18)
- Poppositions, Off fair Art Brussels, Brass, Brussels (2013, April 18 - 21)

2012
- Cocos Ridge, Anouk Vilain Galerij, Diepenbeek, Belgium (2012, November 17 - December 16)
- Summer in the city #3, Cypresgalerie, Leuven (2012, June 25 - September 2)
- Iside-Out, D.art Kunstparcours Dijlefeesten, Mechelen (2012, June 27 - July 1)
- Poppositions, Off fair Art Brussels, Station Congres Brussel, Belgium (2012, April 20 - 22)
- Isola, drawings, Architectenbureau, Laken, Belgium (2012, April 19 - May 16)

2011
- The Wall / Tybee, Het Entrepot, Brugge, Belgium (2011, September 23 - 2012, February)
- Laureate, BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels, Belgium (2011, February 28)

2010
- Labo Max, Oud Postgebouw, Oostende, Belgium (2010, September 12)
- (No)Snaps, Freemen Gallery, Aardenburg, The Netherlands (2010, September 5 - 26)
- Delft op zicht, Kadmium, Delft, The Netherlands, (2010, August 1 - 8)
- Lucht is tastbaarder dan mijn gedachte, Kasteel, Oud-Rekem, Belgium (2010, july 17 - September 26)
- De canvascollectie / La collection rtbf, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium (2010, May 7 - June 6)
- xx-xy 18-plus, Ithaka, Leuven, Belgium (2010, March 24 – 27)
- Nieuwelingen, Kunst in Huis, CC Westrand, Dilbeek, Belgium (2010, February 20 – March 21)
- Médiatine Prijs, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Belgium (2010, Febraury 11 – March 7)

2009
- Art'Contest 09, Brussels, Belgium (2009, September 2 – 13)
- Gasthoven 09, Aarschot, Belgium (2009, August 30 – September 30)
- Hubris, Slotweekend Stadsvisioenen, Mechelen, Belgium (2009, June 20 – 21)
- Crox 306, Croxhapox, Gent, Belgium (2009, May 24 – June 14)

2008
- 360°, Landschap in beweging, Rasa vzw, start in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (2008 – 2010)
- 3, Arte Falco vzw, Antwerp, Belgium (2008, 2 – november 23)

2007
- Fris V, Galerij Jan Colle, Gent, Belgium (2007, September 17 – October 22)
- For i in range (3):, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium (2007, September 14 – 23)
- Villa Basta, Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium (2007, September 12 – October 13)
- Young Artists (selected by Dirk Pauwels), Palmarium, Gent, Belgium (2007, May 8 – June 2)
- What's the question?, Chantier, Ledeberg, Belgium (2007, February 3 – 4)

2006
- Re-enactment, Lokaal 01, Antwerpen, Belgium (2006, October 20 )
- Budabox, Kortrijk, Belgium (2006, March 18 – April 2)

2005
- Mountain liquids, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, Norway (2005, November 26 – December 5)
- Fris III, Galerij Jan Colle, Gent, Belgium (2005, June 16 – 31)

2003
- Lichaam/Beeld/Vlees, project o.l.v. Thierry de Duve, Witte Zaal, Gent, Belgium (2003, October 30 – November 11)

Residencies

- Studio PRÁM, Prague, Czech (2016, August)
- The Summer Solstice Expedition, The Arctic Circle, The Farm, Inc., Spitsbergen, Norway
(2015, June 12 - July 1)
- Frans Masereelcentrum, Kasterlee, Belgium (2014, October 20 - November 21)
- Akureyri Gueststudio, Iceland (2014, August)
- Mayer of Munich Glasstudio, Germany (2014, March)
- Summer Academy, Teak, Lammi, Finland (2012, August)
- Residence Isola Comacina Italy, Flemish Government (2011, summer)
- Investigation Grant for a post study, Norway & Belgium (2005, August - December)

Publications

- van den Broek, Paul, A Glimpse of the Concealed. catalogus Encounters/Ontmoetingen, MAS Antwerpen, Uitgeverij BAI (2017)
- International Glass Prize. Edition 2 - 2015 The Process. Glazenhuis, Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art, Lommel, Belgium (2015)
- Van Canneyt, Hilde, Hilde Vraagt. Hilde Van Canneyt interviewt 85 Belgische kunstenaars. Uitgever D & P Group, Ronse, Belgium (2013)
- Van Bellingen, Stef, Coup de Ville, Attracted by another level. Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, Gent (2013)
- Publication #4, The Most Expensive Restaurant Ever Built. Sleeperhold Publications (2012)
- Canvascollectie collection rtbf 2010, catalogus, Lannoo Tielt & Racine Brussels, p 316-317 (2010)
- Van Loo, Sofie, Thru 2, Trans-scapes of langs-schappen: kosmische abstractie in figuratieve en abstracte kunst, 5de jaargang, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium (2007, July)
- Lokaal 01, 2007, vzw Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium (2008)
- Young Artists, (selected by) Dirk Pauwels, Gent, Belgium (2007, May)
- Lokaal 01, 2006, vzw Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium (2007)
- Thierry de Duve (ed.), Lichaam/Beeld/Vlees, Yves Gevaert uitgever, Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Departement Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Gent, Belgium (2003)

Press Articles

- TYPP#2, The YellowPress Periodical, St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp, Belgium (2016, February)
- Buser, Maarten, Karen Vermeren. Alsof je in een gletsjer terecht komt. Gonzo (Circus), #130, Nederland, p.28-31 (2015, November 3),
- Rau, Daan, Vensters op veranderende landschappen - Karen Vermeren. Openbaar Kunstebezit Vlaanderen, OKV 2014.5, Jaargang 52, oktober - november, p. 2-7 (2014)
- Vuegen, Christine, Summer in the City #3. (H)art, nr. 99, Over Hedendaagse Kunst in België en omgeving, Belgium (2012, July 12)
- Bayar, Devrim, Exhibition Reviews, Poppositions off fair. Le Salon, http://welcometolesalon.be/?journal=Exhibition_reviews&id=33
- Eriksson Pogorzelska, Aleksandra, Ponyhof Blog on Contemporary Painting, Ponyhof Gallery, Brussels, https://ponyhoffreshpaint.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/karen_vermeren/ (2012, February)
- Haentjes, Eline, Zes Vlaame kunstenaars betrekken Italiaans eilandje, De Knack, Belgium, (2011, Juli 7)
- Deweer, Lander, Schauvliege stuurt zes Vlaamse kunstenaars naar Italiaans eiland. De Morgen, Belgium, p. 27 (2011, Juli 7)
- Van der Speeten, Geert, Belgische eiland in het Comomeer ontvangt kunstenaars. Comacina, waar Belgen thuis zijn. De Standaard, Belgium, p. 2 (2011, Juli 8)
- Lebrun, Sophie, Comacina, l’île aux artistes. La Libre Belgique, Belgium (2011, June 7)
- Viaene, Tom, Gynaika-magazine, Belgium, elfde jaargang, nr. 42, p. 21-22 (2011, March)
- Conte, David, Bruxelles, amante des artistes. La Libre Belgique, Belgium, p.38 (2011, March 9)
- Out, Nico, Staalkaart van puur visueel beleven. PZC, the Netherlands, p.13 (2010, September 23)
- Ruyters, Marc, (No)Snaps. (H)art nr. 70 (2010, September 9)
- Késenne, Joannes, Groepstentoonstelling in Kasteel Oud Rekem. Lucht is tastbaarder dan mijn gedachte. (H)art, Belgium, nr. 70, p.9 (2010, September 9)
- Cillekens, Caspar, Een landschap van plakband. Belgium (2010, August)
- Vuegen, Christine, De schoonheid van de zielsverduistering. De Huisarts, Belgium, Nr 976, p. 31 (2010, September 2)
- Jansen, Yves, Lucht is tastbaarder dan mijn gedachte. vrtnieuws de redactie, www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/cultuur%2Ben%2Bmedia/kunsten/1.830519, (2010, July 22)
- Bellon, Michaël, De Brusselse connectie van de Canvascollectie. Agenda & BDW, nr 1229, Brussels, Belgium, cover & p 6-7 (2010, May 7 - 13)
- Gynaika-magazine, Belgium, nr 37, cover & p 21 (2009, December)
- Van Canneyt, Hilde, Interview, hildevancanneyt.blogspot.com, Gent, Belgium (2009, July 28)
- Vermeiren, Gerrit, Events, www.kunsthart.org (2009, May)
- Gazet van Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, p. 34 (2009, January 23)
- Geeraerts, Ann, Gynaika-magazine, Belgium, negende jaargang, nr 33, cover & p.22 (2008, December)
- Veugen, Christine, Kunst op het lanceerplatform. De Huisarts, Belgium (2008, November)
- Van Canneyt, Hilde, Zone 09, nr. 193, De Persgroep Publishing, Gent, Belgium (2007, May)
- Braeckman, Inge, (H)art, nr. 22, Over Hedendaagse Kunst in België en omgeving, Belgium (2007, May)
- Van Canneyt, Hilde, Zone 09, nr. 191, De Persgroep Publishing, Gent, Belgium (2007, April)

Grants

- International Glass Prize (2015)
- Development grant, Flemish Government (2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008)
- Lecture, Conference on Practise-based Research in Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany (2011, December 2)
- BNP Paribas Fortis Young Award 2010, 3rd laureate (2011)