Griet Dobbels is a visual artist. She began her professional career in 1996 after graduating from The Royal College of Art in London. 

Key concepts in her work are: the dialectic between grandeur and insignificance, transience and timelessness, nature and culture, beauty and horror, safety and danger, chaos and control, universality and individuality. Formally, these subjects translate into various media: drawings, video installations, sculptures and happenings. Dobbels explores boundaries, both in terms of content and form, and strives for an objective position. 

The line is a constant in her work, be it the contour line, the coast line, the front line or a border. This line is exposed, excavated, walked, drawn or cut-and-pasted.

Griet Dobbels has exhibited nationally and internationally and has undertaken a number of significant residences, including at the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in 2017-18. Her work can be seen in the contexts of museums, art centres, public spaces or as part of diverse private initiatives, including: Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (B); Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL); Working Title Festival Brussels (B); Nest, The Hague (NL); Netwerk Aalst (B); Greenwich Festival, London (UK) and Emergent (B). 

Her solo exhibition, The Map Is Not the Territory (Montedellarte), is currently on display at the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (IT). At the present moment in time, Griet Dobbels is working on the international distribution - Australia- of her installation Clay Front

Els Vermeersch, Compagnon d’Art  

 

CV

1994-1996: MD in Arts: Royal College of Art, Londen, UK + Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan

1991-1994: Master in visual arts: Luca school of arts Ghent, B

 

Exhibitions

2019

Thursday 7 February 2019: The Map is not the Territory (Montedellarte), artist’s book-video-installation at the Italian Cultural Institute Brussels i.c.w. Paolo Naldini (Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto) and Belgian launch artist's book Publishing Viaindustriae (IT).

November 2019: Clay Front, Kruitmagazijn, Ypres

2018

October 2018: Selected for working visit : Amman, Ramallah, Jerusalem & Haifa i.c.w Flanders Art Institute.

The Map is not the Territory (Montedellarte), artist’s book-video-installation at Museo del Presente at Arte al Centro 2018, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, IT

Launch artist's book The Map is not the Territory (Montedellarte) Publishing Viaindustriae (IT), Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (IT) 

Mirroirs 2 /Tous est paysage- Biënnale Parc d'Enghien, Brussels

Clay Front i.c.w In Flanders Fields Museum (B) and Imperial War Museum Canberra, Australia and Villers-Bretonneux museum (FR)

Time can tell video festival: 3 shortfilms: The map is not the territory ( Montedellarte),with Katrien Vermeire, Der kreislauf and Meggy Rustamova, L'invitation au voyage2017

2017

 

Art happening Montedellarte, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto (IT) i.c.w. C.A.I., Erasmus University College (B), supported by Flemish Community

Art happening in private house in the context of  Wander Meander Sarah&Charles  

AIR  Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, IT

Hoger Lager, solo show, Emergent Galery, Veurne, B

Ik trap gewoon door, Social artistic project, Museum M Leuven, B

2016

Group show, Arture #5, Ressegem, B

Edition for 2016, Emergent Galery, Veurne, B

2015

Solo show: 30 Wind Socks revisited, CC Knokke Heist, B

Publication Straight line attempt icw Posture Editions nr 16

AIR Braye-Dunes, FR icw Emergent Galery, Veurne, B

Group show Take Position, Emergent Galery, Veurne, B

Group show Art traces at the Western Front, Flanders Fields, Langemark, B

Art Festival Watou, B

2014

AIR Be-Part Centre for Contemporary Art, Waregem, B

Solo show What a lovely mountain!, Galery Bruthaus, Waregem, B

Group show in the landscape Tussentijd, Moortsele, B

Group show The Daylight Show, Landgoed Zonnestraal, Hilversum, NL

Edition voor publication, K University Leuven, B

Group show Grenzeloos, Harelbeke, B

2013

Group show Badly Natured, Nest, Den Haag, NL

Publication en performance: Mind the gap icw Dolores Bouckaert, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, B 

Group show Transformation, Transfo, Zwevegem, B

2012

The map is not the territory, Art happening Ressegem icw ARPIA 2012

Group show Cutting Edge Women, Verbeke Foundation, Stekene, B

2010 - 2013

AIR art@school, art project icw Jan De Cock, ministery of education and University of Ghent

2010

Group show MEER, Voorkamer, Lier, B

Group show Summer show, Verbeke Foundation, Stekene, B

Solo show: My gated communities, Galerie Marion Decannière, Antwerp, B

2009 - 2013

Mind the Gap: icw Dolores Bouckaert:

Soloshow: Netwerk (Aalst) B

Performance Working Title Festival, Pianofabriek, Brussels, B

Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

Galerie Marion Decannière, Antwerp, B

Soloshow Galery Jan Dhaese, Ghent, B

2009

Group show: Artificial Nature, Verbeke Foundation, Stekene, B 

2008

Brainbox, CroxhapoxGhent, B

2007

Solo show:Picture This,  Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, B

2002

Art in public space: Kasterlinden, Brussels icw King Boudewijn Foundation  AIR Cultural Capital of Europe Brugge 2002, Zwem je rijk, AIR

1998-2000

Secret Gardens, Greenwich Festival, London, UK

Art in public space: 30 windsocks, sea front, Knokke-Heist, B 

Group show: I never promised you a rose garden, Beelden Buiten, Tielt, B

Solo show: B-space Galery, Kobe, Japan

Group show: Galery Flanders Exchange center, Osaka, Japan

Solo show: Galery Galery, Kyoto, Japan

Group show: Para-site, Brussels, B

Group show: Intersection, Galery Open Hand, Reading, UK

Group show: Intersection, Margret Harvey Gallery, London, UK

 

Grants and Prizes

 

2017    Project Grant for Montedellarte

2015    Project Grant for publication Be-Part, Prov. West- Flanders

2014    AIR Project Grant Be-Part, Prov. West- Flanders

2010    Project Grant Flemish Community

2009    Development Grant Flemish Community

2003    Development Grant Flemish Community

2000    Project Grant Flemish Community

            Grant King Boudewijn foundation

1996    Laureate Spes Foundation

            Project Grant Flemish Community

            Grant Rotary

1994    Grant The British Council

            Project Grant Flemish Community