Berlinde De Bruyckere

Belgium 1964


Berlinde De Bruyckere
Berlinde De Bruyckere
January 21, 2013
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Traces of love and consolation appear in the installations of equine and human bodies engulfed in pain and suffering, showing that even in the darkest moments there is room for hope. And yet, almost all that viewers can see in the work of Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere is endless darkness. Faceless sculptures, so universally relatable, are emotionally immersive and provocative, followed by a significant level of controversy at the same time. The artist addresses the constant portrayal of the suffering by the mass media, making us almost immune to pain. As suffering is timeless and universal part of human life, she is trying to restore some sensitivity to it, reminding us that life is more than we’re told by the TV.

Berlinde De Bruyckere - Suture, installation view at the Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2016. Image credits Lisa Rastl, new exhibition at hauser and wirth along with new exhibitions in museum in 2015, latest museum shows
Berlinde De Bruyckere – Suture, installation view at the Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2016. Image credits Lisa Rastl


De Bruyckere’s work revolves around the human body, but there are also a lot of pieces inspired by horses, which she uses primarily as a metaphor in expressing profound human emotions that surround the questions of mortality and death. Inspired partly by her Catholic upbringing, her sculptures are naked, universal in their facelessness, fragmented and mutilated, depicting maltreated martyrs, skinned animal carcasses, and corpses on a verge of decay. The artist works with resin, wax, worn leather, and rope, in order to embody the notions of pain and suffering. By using special pigments, the artist is able to transform the wax into the skin with faint glimpses of contusions, veins, and blood.

The artist works with wax, worn leather, resin and rope

Berlinde De Bruyckere - Yara - The Wound, installation view at Arter, Istanbul, 2012. Image credits Mirjam Devriendt, new exhibitions at hauser and wirth, and new museum exhibition in 2015
Berlinde De Bruyckere – Yara – The Wound, installation view at Arter, Istanbul, 2012. Image credits Mirjam Devriendt

Nightmares and Decay

In her mid-career retrospective titled Sculptures & Drawings 2000-2014, De Bruyckere focuses on the sculptures that appear nightmarish, but in fact represent the unavoidable reality of decay we’ll all face at some point in our lives. Or deaths. The pieces are ghostly rather than gory, and she sticks to her idea of not showing the faces, with the animals portrayed mostly headless. Her palette is severely restricted as she only uses colors that represent human anatomy. The bodies are bent in the most incredible of ways, but the artist manages to retain the feeling of plausibility, making her works entirely believable.

She only uses color that represent human anatomy

Berlinde De Bruyckere - Sculptures & Drawings 2000 - 2014, installation view at S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium. Image credits Dirk Pauwels, hauser and wirth, wirth and hauser, and museum exhibition
Berlinde De Bruyckere – Sculptures & Drawings 2000 – 2014, installation view at S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium. Image credits Dirk Pauwels

Disturbing and Moving at the Same Time

When looking at the sculptures made by Berlinde De Bruyckere, a wide array of thoughts comes to mind. The viewers think of things like concentration camps, crucifixion and religious suffering, humans being inhumane throughout history. Her work is often characterized as both disturbing and moving, and those are the two exact emotions she wants to show in her work and provoke a discussion about. She relies mostly on her intuition, and that means she’s not searching for what to do – it’s already somewhere inside. It simply needs to be translated into the idea, and later materialized through her sculpture. However, the models and final pieces are not the same. In fact, frequently they’re so different that the models can’t recognize themselves in the finished pieces.

She is represented by Kunzt Gallery in Miami.

Berlinde de Bruyckere lives and works in Ghent.

Featured image: Berlinde De Bruyckere – portrait, photo credits: UMJ / N. Lackner
All images used for illustrative purpose only

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Berlinde De BruyckereNational Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, IcelandSolo
2016Berlinde De Bruyckere. SutureLeopold Museum, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2016Berlinde De Bruyckere. No Life LostHauser & Wirth, New York NYSolo
2016In the Dust of this Planet San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio TXGroup
2016Search of the Present EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FinlandGroup
2016Flesh: Skin & Surface exhibition York Art Gallery, York, EnglandGroup
2016On Surface. An der Oberfl ache. The Surface as Carrier of Meaning in 21st Century Sculpture Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, GermanyGroup
2016Loss, in memory of Babi Yar Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiew, UkraineGroup
2016The Importance of Being… Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Group
2015Berlinde De Bruyckere. PenthesileaMusee d Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, FranceSolo
2015Berlinde De Bruyckere. The EmbalmerKunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, AustriaSolo
2015Berlinde De Bruyckere. The EmbalmerKunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, AustriaSolo
2015Berlinde De BruyckereGemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NetherlandsSolo
2015Post Mortem Rommelaerecomplex, Ghent, BelgiumGroup
2015La Belgique Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FranceGroup
2015The Problem of God K21 – St andehaus, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2015The Importance of Being… Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Group
2015About Trees Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne, SwitzerlandGroup
2015Le Centquatre Paris Follia Continua: Les 25 ans de Galleria Continua Galleria Continua, Paris, FranceGroup
2015Flaesh Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech RepublicGroup
2015Vormidable. Contemporary Flemish Sculpture Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, NetherlandsGroup
2015Substance Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, FranceGroup
2015Under the Skin TextielMuseum, Tilburg, NetherlandsGroup
2015Schaamte - Honte Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent BelgiumGroup
2015The Importance of Being… Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina Group
2015Proportio Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, ItalyGroup
2015I Belgi. Barbari e Poeti MACRO – Museo d arte contemporanea Roma, Rome, ItalyGroup
2015The Importance of Being… Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba Group
2014Berlinde De BruyckereHauser & Wirth, London, EnglandSolo
2014Berlinde De Bruyckere. Sculptures & Drawings 2000-2014S.M.A.K., Ghent, BelgiumSolo
2014Philippe Vandenberg & Berlinde De Bruyckere. Il me faut tout oublierLa Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, FranceSolo
2014The war which is coming is not the first one. Great War 1914 – 2014 MART Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Rovereto, ItalyGroup
2014Late Harvest Nevada Museum of Art, Las Vegas NVGroup
2014La disparition des lucioles Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, FranceGroup
2014Barockt Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
2014Leibhaftig. Der menschliche Korper zwischen Lust und Schmerz Kunstkammer Rau. Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, GermanyGroup
2014Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, ItalyGroup
2014Passion Secr etes Tripostal, Rijsel, FranceGroup
2014Trop Humain MAMCO, Gen eve, SwitzerlandGroup
2014Death is your body Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2014Het landschap en de romantische verleiding Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, NetherlandsGroup
2013Berlinde De Bruyckere. Kreupelhout – Cripplewood55th Biennale di Venezia, Belgian Pavilion, Venice, ItalySolo
2013Berlinde De Bruyckere. In the FleshKunsthaus Graz, Graz, AustriaSolo
2013Theâtre du monde La Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Body Pressure. Sculpture since the 1960s Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013De Anatomische Les Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NetherlandsGroup
2013Les Papesses. Louise Bourgeois, Camille Claudel, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak Le Palais des Papes and Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, FranceGroup
2013 Kunstenfestival Watou 2013 Watou, BelgiumGroup
2013Bazaar Belgique Centrale, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2012Berlinde De BruyckereGalleria Continua, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2012Berlinde De Bruyckere. Three SculpturesHauser & Wirth, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2012Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture: Berlinde De BruyckereSouthwood Garden, St James s Church, London, EnglandSolo
2012Philippe Vandenberg & Berlinde De Bruyckere. Innocence is precisely: never to avoid the worstDe Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NetherlandsSolo
2012Berlinde De Bruyckere. Yara – The WoundArter, Istanbul, TurkeySolo
2012Berlinde De Bruyckere. We are all FleshACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts), Melbourne, AustraliaSolo
2012Through the Looking Glass ME Collectors Room, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012De Nieuwe Gouden Eeuw – The New Golden Age Monastery of Bornem, Bornem, BelgiumGroup
2012Human Capsules. Eight Female Artists from the Ursula Hauser Collection Lokermise, St.Gallen, SwitzerlandGroup
2012Sint Jan St. Bavo Cathedrale, Ghent, BelgiumGroup
2011Mysterium Leib. Berlinde De Bruyckere im Dialog mit Cranach und PasoliniKunstmuseum Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandSolo
2011Berlinde De BruyckereDHC-ART Foundation fur Contemporary Art, Montreal, CanadaSolo
2011Mysterium Leib. Berlinde De Bruyckere im Dialog mit Cranach und PasoliniKunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle, GermanySolo
2011Berlinde De Bruyckere. Into One-Another. To P.P.P.Hauser & Wirth, New York NYSolo
2011Memories of the Future, The Olbricht Collection La Maison Rouge, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Zwei Sammler. Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2011Collection Antoine de Galbert Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyons, FranceGroup
2011Tra. Edge of Becoming Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, ItalyGroup
2011Shape of Things to Come Saatchi Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2011Venetian and Flemish Masters Bozar, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2011Flemish Masters, That s Life Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York NYGroup
2010Une escapade d art contemporain en Seine-et-MarneGalleria Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, FranceSolo
2010In-finitumLe Moulin, Galleria Cotinua, Paris, FranceSolo
2010Berlinde De BruyckereHauser & Wirth Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Solo
2010Berlinde De Bruyckere – ElieGalleria Continua, San Gimignano, ItalySolo
2010Portfolio: afb. L ImageLibraire St. Hubert, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2010Autoritratte. Artiste di capriccioso e destrissimo ingegno ritratte per gli Uffizi Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy Group
2010Che cosa sono le nuvole? Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, ItalyGroup
2010Reference and Affinity Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, SwitzerlandGroup
2010The Surreal House Barbican Art Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2010Languages and Experimentations. Young artists in a contemporary collection Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, ItalyGroup
2010Gwangju Biennale 2010 Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju, KoreaGroup
2010Nieuwe monumenten Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium Group
2010Ghosts Project Space 1646, The Hague, Netherlands Group
2010Surreal House Barbican Art Gallery, London, England Group
2010Prometheus Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria Group
2010Visceral Bodies Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Group
2010Disembodied Aspen Art Museum, Aspen COGroup
2009Berlinde De Bruyckere in dialogue with Benedetto da Maiano (1442-1497)Spedale di Santa Fina, San Gimignano, Italy Solo
2009Berlinde De Bruyckere – Luca Giordano. We Are All FleshHauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London, EnglandSolo
2009Niet Normaal: Difference on Display Beurs van Beurlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands Group
2009Le sort probable de l homme qui avait avale le fantome Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Group
2009L a ou je vais, je sui dej a. Le Printemps de Septembre a Toulouse Les Jacobins, Toulouse, France Group
2009 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Moscow, Russia Group
2009Silence, A Selection of Works from the Collection Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland Group
2009A house is not a home La Calmeleterie (private residence), Nazelles-Negron, France Group
2009Infinitum Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy Group
2009Fatal Attraction: Diana and Actaeon – The forbidden Gaze Compton Verney, Warwickshire, EnglandGroup
2009Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton NY Group
2008Berlinde De BruyckereEspace Claude Berri, Paris, France Solo
2008Berlinde De BruyckereGallery Yvon Lambert, New York NYSolo
2008Les Miserables, un roman inconnu Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris, France Group
2008FuturARTextiel Broelmuseum Kortrijk – Museum voor beeldende en toegepaste kunst, Kortrijk, Belgium Group
2008Leben? Biomorphe Formen in der Skulptur Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria Group
2008Diana und Aktaion. Der verbotene Blick auf die Nacktheit Stiftung Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany Group
2008Academia Chapelle de l Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France Group
2008The Stranger Yvon Lambert, New York NY Group
2008After Nature New Museum, New York NY Group
2008Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston TX Group
2008God and Goods Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Udine, Italy Group
2008Resolution 1325 Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium Group
2008Die H ande der Kunst MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany Group
2008Der Eigene Weg. Perspektiven belgischer Kunst Museum Kuppersmuhle fur Moderne Kunst , Duisburg, Germany Group
2008Aerials of sublime transscapes Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands Group
2008Origins Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York NY Group
2008Kaleidoscope II RAM, Rotterdam, Netherlands Group
2008The Hands of Art S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium Group
2008Beautiful People Centre d Art la Panera, Lerida, Spain Group
2007Berlinde De BruyckereGalleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy Solo
2007Berlinde De Bruyckere – Der SchmerzensmannMuseum Moderner Kunst K arnten, Klagenfurt, Austria Solo
2007Berlinde De BruyckereKunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, SwitzerlandSolo
2007Berlinde De Bruyckere. Schmerzensmann VRoyal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, BelgiumSolo
2007ZONDER TITEL Moussem Festival, Antwerp, Belgium Group
2007An Archaeology The Zabludowicz Collection, London, England Group
2007Beautiful People Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands Group
2007Beautiful People Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France Group
2007Berlinde De Bruyckere, Jenny Saville, Dan Flavin Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland Group
2007Should clouds be wasted and little fish – Berlinde De Bruyckere, Marilou van Lierop, Carla Zaccagnini Begijnhofkerk & CC de Bogaard, Sint-Truiden, Belgium Group
2007Artempo – Where Time Becomes Art (part of the 52nd Biennale di Venezia Palazzo Fortuny, LII Esposizione Internationale d Arte 1997 ), Venice, Italy Group
2007Donald Baechler, Berlinde De Bruyckere Museum Moderner Kunst K arnten, Klagenfurt, Austria Group
2007Bodycheck 10. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany Group
2007Old School Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London, England Group
2007Old School Zwirner & Wirth New York, New York NY Group
2007Schmerz - Pain Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany Group
2007Timer 01, Intimit a - Intimacy Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy Group
2007Art Basel 2007Basel, Switzerland Group
2007Vit (A)rti De Kunstkas, Kemzeke, Belgium Group
2007Shelter - HeinoKasteel het Nijenhuis (Museum De Fundatie), Wijhe, Netherlands Group
2007Waterverf Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium Group
2007Passie voor het ongrijpbare Museum Minderbroeders, Sint-Truiden, BelgiumGroup
2006SchmerzensmannHauser & Wirth London, London, England Solo
2006Under Cover – aus dem Verborgenen. Berlinde De Bruyckere and Martin HonertKunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, GermanySolo
2006Ch ere Louise: in onore di Louise Bourgeois per il suoi 95 anni Museo d`Arte Moderna, Ascona, Switzerland Group
2006Context Series, Part I. Fresh! MOB – Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA Group
2006Vom Pferd erz ahlen Kunsthalle Goppingen, Gottingen, Germany Group
2006Von M ausen und Menschen 4th Berlin biennial for contemporary art, Berlin, Germany Group
2006Ademen en Verstikken Museum Voor Schone Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium Group
2006ARS 06 KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland Group
2006Figure it out Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY Group
2006Corps etranger Le Quartier centre d art contemporain de Quimper, Quimper, France Group
2006BeTEKEN II Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt, Belgium Group
2006ZooLa Centrale Electrique, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2005Berlinde De Bruyckere. EenLa Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France Solo
2005EenDe Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NetherlandsSolo
2005Pijn Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium Group
2005La Peau est ce qu il y a de plus profond Musee des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France Group
2005Emilie Fresco De Noker, Mechelen, Belgium Group
2005War is over Galleria d Arte Moderna, Bergamo, Italy Group
2005Bidibidobidiboo. La Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per i dieci anni della Fondazione Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy Group
2005The New Space in Beijing Galleria Continua, Beijing, China Group
2005Figure It Out: New Directions in Figurative Sculpture The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY Group
2005Baroque and Neobaroque. The Hell of the Beautiful DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain Group
2005Soul PMMK – Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Osteende, Belgium Group
2005SLOW ART, Contemporary Art from the Netherlands and Flanders Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany Group
2005La Dona Arbre Fondacio Espais d Art Contemporani, Girona, Spain Group
2005Origin 2005 Bruges, Belgium Group
2005Springtide Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia PA Group
2005Visionary Belgium Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium Group
2005UnknownAssembly Projects, Bath, England, Group
2005Nous le Passage Watou Poeziezomer, Watou, Belgium Group
2005Madrid, Spain ARCO Contemporary Art Fair 05, Group
2005Werken uit de Collectie & Peter Buggenhout – Berlinde De Bruyckere Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Ghent, BelgiumGroup
2004Berlinde De BruyckereHauser & Wirth Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2004Flexible 4 (identities) Oberosterreichische Landesgalerie, Linz, Austria Group
2004De Humana Proportione Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy Group
2004Watou 2004 Watou, Belgium Group
2004Non Toccare la Donna Bianca Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy Group
2004Catastrofi Minime MAN – Museum d Arte Povincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy Group
2004Vanitas. Eitelkeit van de ijdelheden IKOB – Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien, Eupen, Group
2004Solo Quint II Sint-Blasius Hospital, Dendermode, Belgium Group
2004Animals Haunch of Venison, London, EnglandGroup
2003Berlinde De BruyckereGalleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy Solo
2003Berlinde De BruyckereMaison Rouge, Paris, FranceSolo
2003Flexible 4 (identities) The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England Group
2003Maria Magdalena Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium Group
2003Methamorphosis De Schrijnwerkerij, Geel, Belgium Group
2003The Ambiguity of the Image. Belgian Art Now Art Athena, Athens Group
2003Beaufort 03, Art by the Sea vzw Ku(n)st*, PMMK – Provincial Museum for Modern Art, De Haan, Oostende, Belgium Group
2003Echigo-Tsumari TriennaleNiigata, Japan Group
2003L Espositione Internationale d Arte 2003 (Italian Pavilion)La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy Group
2003Modelvrouwen - Role Models Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague, Netherlands Group
2003Europe Exists Museum of Contemporary Art, Tessalonica, Greece Group
2003Opzij van het kijken Watou Poeziezomer, Watou, Belgium Group
2003Sacrale Kunst van onze Tijd C.C. Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium Group
2003Gelijk het leven is S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium Group
2003Models and Mavericks Museum het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands Group
2003Documentatietentoonstelling Rosbeiaardzaal – Stadhuis Grote Markt, Dendermonde, Belgium Group
2003Disegnando Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, ItalyGroup
2002Berlinde De BruyckereGalerie CD Christine De Ketelaere, Tielt, Belgium Solo
2002Berlinde De BruyckereCaermersklooster – Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Ghent, BelgiumSolo
2002Hedendaagse kunst in Limburgse verzamelingen CIAP actuele kunst, Hasselt, Belgium Group
2002Methamorphosis L.A.C. – Lieu d Art Contemporain, Sigean, France Group
2002Methamorphosis Museo Abello, Barcelona, Spain Group
2002Human-ism I Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, Germany Group
2002Human-ism II Orion Art Gallery, Oostende, Belgium Group
2002Zinnebeeldig, 7 symoblen in cultureel erfgoed en hedendaagse kunst: een confrontatie Caemersklooster, Ghent, Belgium Group
200225th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition Lottery The Drawing Center, New York NY Group
2002Eva Venus Madonna. Beelden van vrouwelijkheid Cultureel Centrum Maasmechelen, Maasmechelen, BelgiumGroup
2001Berlinde De BruyckereGalleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy Solo
2001Berlinde De BruyckereKoln Skulptur- Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany Solo
2001en alles is aaneen-genaaidMuseum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium Solo
2001C. Reybroeck, 1997Maison de quartier de Rosendael Centre, Dunkerque, France Solo
2001Aaneen-gegroeidde Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NetherlandsSolo
2001Kunst tegen Onrecht Culturel Centrum De Velinx, Tongeren, Belgium Group
2001De spiegel van het verlangen Broelmuseum, Kapel Groeningeabdij, BBl, Kortrijk, Belgium Group
2001Secret Gardens Kasteel, Rekem, Belgium Group
2001Y.E.L.L.O.W., Actuel Kunst en Psichiatrie Van Disselhuis, Geel, Belgium Group
2001Vrouwenzaken-zakenvrouwen Kunsthal Sint Pietersabdij, Ghent, Belgium Group
2001Mukha te gast, Germany keuze van Florent Bex De Beyerd, Breda, Netherlands Group
2001De Lege Ruimte - Blinde Vlek Galerie De Lege Ruimte, Ghent, Belgium Group
2001Het versluierd beeld Provincila Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst- Begijnhof, Hasselt, Belgium Group
2001Sonsbeek 9: Locus-Focus Various locations, Arnhem, Netherlands Group
2001Metamorphosis Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy Group
2001Preview-Vooruitblik RAM, Rotterdam, Netherlands Group
2001Embodiment de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2000POTEN, poten zullen bomen wordenPark ter Beuken, Lokeren, Belgium Solo
2000In Flanders FieldsIn Flanders Fields Museum, Leper, Belgium Solo
2000Aaneen-genaaidDe Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NetherlandsSolo
2000Everything needs time? Saint Michael s Church, Honiton, England Group
2000Le fil rouge 3de Biënale, Louvian la Neuve, Belgium Group
2000Selection Summer 2000 The Drawing Center, New York NYGroup
2000 10 Paar, Art from Estonia and Flanders Kasteel van Kuresaare, Estland, Estonia Group
2000Zomer in Poeke Kasteel van Poeke, Aalter, Belgium Group
2000Lust warande, pleasure garden De Oude Warande, Tilburg, Netherlands Group
2000 10 Paar, Art from Estonia and Flanders Ontmoetingscentrum Hoeve Vandewalle, Kuurne, Belgium Group
2000Kunst tegen Onrecht Het Geuzenhuis, Ghent, Belgium Group
2000Le jeu des 7 familles MAMCO – Musee d art Moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland Group
2000Metamorphosis Galleria d Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Gimignano, ItalyGroup
1999Art from SMAK Witte Zaal – Sint-Lucas Gent, Ghent, Belgium Group
1999Art from SMAK in Gent Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden Group
1999Spiral-Kunstcentrum Sittard on tour Museum Ludwig Forum, Aken, Germany Group
1999Mensen tekenen werken op papier Galerie CD, Tielt, Belgium Group
1999Zich ophouden bij Hallezalen van het Belfort, Bruges, Belgium Group
1999Sense of Drawing Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, Netherlands Group
1999Trattenendosi Antichi Granai, Zitelle, Venice, Italy Group
1999Het betoverde plain Abdijplein en Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, Netherlands Group
1999In de ban van de ring Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium Group
1999Dialogen met het waarneembare Vierkante Zaal, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium Group
1999De wereld volgens? België Oda Park, Venray, NetherlandsGroup
1998Tweeluik 98Campo-Santo, Ghent, Belgium - Sint-Amandsberg, BelgiumSolo
1998Bildgewordene Wirklichkeiten BRF-Funkhaus, Eupen, Germany Group
1998Werken op papier Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, Netherlands Group
1998Romanzero Kunstcentrum Sittard, Sittard, Netherlands Group
1998UnknownS.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) in Watou Voor het verdwijnt en daarna, Watou, Belgium Group
1998Speelhoven 98 Speelhoven, Aarschot, Belgium Group
1998Aspects de l art actuel en Belgique Frac Nord Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, FranceGroup
1997De SlaapzaalKunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, NetherlandsSolo
1997Reality revisited – de Herinnering als verlangen Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona, SpainGroup
1996Tekeningen 1995-96Vrienden van het PMMK, Oostende, BelgiumSolo
1996Shelter Fundament Foundation, Wolfslaar, Breda, Netherlands Group
1996Zij-sporen: kunst op het spoor Gynaika, Antwerp, Belgium Group
1996De Rode Poort MUHKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium Group
1996De Rode Poort Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium Group
1996Above - Below the surface Nykytaiteen Museo, Helsinki, FinlandGroup
1995Berlinde De BruyckereSint-Lucaspassage, Antwerp, Belgium Solo
1995Onschuld kan een hel zijnOpenluchtmuseum voor Beeldhouwkunst Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium Solo
1995Dialo(o)g II (with Federico Fusi)Das Belgische Haus, Keulen, Germany Solo
1995Washington Velvets (two from Flanders)The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DCSolo
1995t Zand & Speelmansrei -Sculptuur. Aspecten 1995 Park Sebrechts, Bruges, Belgium Group
1995La condition humaine, een confrontatie Witte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium Group
1995The Otherness – part one Galerie im Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, Germany Group
1994Berlinde De BruyckereGalerie Brinkman, Amsterdam, NetherlandsSolo
1994UnknownEV+A, Limmerick, England Group
1994Beeld in park Felix Happark, Brussels, Belgium Group
1994Vista, Solitary Visions - Dynamic View Park Wolfslaar, Breda, Netherlands Group
1994Transfer Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany Group
1994Transfer Musee des Beaux-Arts, Hotel de Ville, Charleroi, Belgium Group
1994Transfer. Gent, Recklinghausen, Charleroi Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany Group
1994Transfer. Gent, Recklinghausen, Charleroi Musee des Beaux-Arts, Hotel de Ville, Charleroi, Belgium Group
1993HuisGalerie Joost Declercq, Ghent, Belgium Solo
1993Berlinde De BruyckereGemeentelijke tentoonstellingsruimte van Kasteel Blauwendael, Waasmunster, BelgiumSolo
1993Zoersel 93 Domein van Halle, Zoersel, Belgium Group
1993Kontakt 93 Park Klinkeshofchen, Eupen, Belgium Group
1993Escale - Stopover - Tussenstop Musee d Art Moderne de la Communaute Urbaine de Lille, Villeneuve d Asq, France Group
1993Transfer. Gent, Recklinghausen, Charleroi Centrum voor Kunst & Cultuur Sint Pietersabdij, Ghent, Belgium Group
1993Gent te gast - de keuze van Jan Hoet De Beyerd, Breda, NetherlandsGroup
1992Symposium 92-94 Hotel Navarra, Bruges, Belgium Group
1992Synergie 92 Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Gent, Ghent, Belgium Group
1992Synergie 92 Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium Group
1992Synergie 92 Opus Operandi, Ghent, Belgium Group
1992Synergie 92 Campo-Santo, Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium Group
1992UnknownGalerie Joost Declercq, Ghent, BelgiumGroup
1991Berlinde De BruyckereGalerie van de Academie, Kasteel Blauwendael, Waasmunster, BelgiumSolo
1991UnknownGele zaal, Ghent, BelgiumGroup
1990Reflecting on Confinement and deathMuseo Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium Solo
1990Berlinde de BruyckereGalerie S. & H. de Buck, Ghent, BelgiumSolo
1990Zuid-Nederlandse Ontmoetingen – Beeldende Kunst Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, Netherlands Group
1990Laureaat Jeune Peinture belge Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium Group
1990Onbegrensd beeld Various locations, Maastricht, Netherlands Group
1990Monumental III. Monumental 1990 Park Malou, Brussels, Belgium Group
1990Monumental V. Monumental 1990 Kinepolis-Brupark, Brussels, Belgium Group
1990Tempels, zuilen, sokkels De Werf, Aalst, Belgium Group
1990Tuin voor beelden Orangerie, Ghent, Belgium Group
1990Ateliers d ete - Sommeratelier Deutsche Messe (AG), Hanover, Germany Group
1989Aspecten 1989, Actuele Driedimensionale Kunst Stadspark Sebrechts, Bruges, Belgium Group
1989Tekeningen door beeldhouwers gemaakt Bogardenkapel, Bruges, BelgiumGroup
1988Berlinde De BruyckereGalerie Fred Lanzenberg, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
1988Affiniteiten Bogardenkapel, Bruges, Belgium Group
1988UnknownGalerie Fred Lanzenberg, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
1986Antichambre Fabriek voor Entartete kunst, Ex-fabriek Alsberghe-van Oost, Ghent, BelgiumGroup
1986 Antichambre Fabriek voor Entartete kunst, Ex-fabriek Alsberghe-van Oost, Ghent, BelgiumGroup