Bio

Biography

1955 Born November 2nd in Aarschot, B
1975-1980 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, B
1984-2001 Ceramist-potter in own studio
2001- Lives and works in Noduwez, B
2008- Teacher 'Ecole des Arts', Braine-l'Alleud, B

 

Since 2002 - A new approach
After a long career as a ceramist in search of an individual style, Geert Van der Borght succeeded in braking free from this frame into sculptural work using mixed media such as wood, metal and paint. In the explosive encounter of materials he creates a completely new and exclusively original form of artistic expression.

Exhibitions

2011 'Fêtes de la Saint-Martin', Tourinnes-la-Grosse
  'Caviart 18', Ittre
2010 'Caviart 12', Ittre
  '4ème Salon en Quinconce', Musée lanchelevici, La Louvière
2009 'Beelden & juwelen op den IJzerenberg', Lion's Club Erasmus Leuven, Winksele
2007 ‘The heart of the matter’, Dieleman Gallery, Grand-Leez, B (solo)
2006 ‘La Terre et les Pierres’, Land art, Orp-Jauche, B
  International Ceramic Biennale, Andenne, B
2005-2004 ‘Step inside’, Dieleman Gallery, Grand-Leez, B
with Tribe Five (Berry Bickle, B. Piret, Tapfuma G., Bato)
2003 Cultural Centre De Markthalle, Herk-de-Stad, B (solo)
2002 ‘Insieme’, Roman Church, Orp-le-Grand, B
with Ciro
  Fêtes de St. Martin, Nodebais/Tourinnes-la-Grosse, B
  Art House Ingrith Desmet, Vichte, B
  ‘100 Teapots’, Begijnhof, Kortrijk, B
1999 International Ceramic Biennale, Les Glacières, Brussels, B
  Cultural Centre De Open Poort, Tongeren, B
  Vizo Gallery, Hasselt, B
1998 Groot Begijnhof Gallery, Mechelen, B (solo)
1997 An Hengtjes Gallery, Nospelt, Luxemburg
  Open Huis Gallery, Hasselt, B (solo)
  Porcelain realisations with Christophe Coppens
  Ceramic Museum, Oudenburg, B
  International Ceramic Biennale, Les Glacières, Brussels, B
1996 Apart Gallery, Neerpelt, B
  Galerie Impression, Jambes-Namur, B (solo)
  Art Forum De Boote, Genk, B
1995 PBE Gallery, Linden, B
  Ceramic Biennale, La Ramée, Jodoigne, B
  Cultural Centre De Velinx, Tongeren (solo)
1994 International Ceramic Biennale, Andenne, B
  KMKG, Royal Art & History Museum, Brussels, B
  ‘In the eyes of the Prince’, Alden Biesen, B
  ‘Hundred ceramists for Doctors without Borders’, Mechelen, B
1993 Castello Inferiore, Marostica, Italy
1992 Lakenhalle, Zoutleeuw, B
  International Ceramic Biennale, Andenne, B
  Desko Gallery, Kortemark, B
1991 Koloniënpaleis, Tervuren (Brussels), B
  The old church of St. André, Liège, B
  Art Gallery, Geel, B (solo)
1989 Exhibition in cooperation with the city of Hasselt, Itami, Japan
  D.B.C. Art Gallery, Brussels, B
1988 Horst, Sint-Pieters-Rode, B
  Cultural Centre, Hasselt, B
  D.B.C. Art Gallery, Brussels, B


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