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Bram Vanderbeke

BIOGRAPHY


Bram Vanderbeke is a Ghent-based, Belgian artist/designer. He graduated from the Design Academy, Eindhoven in 2016, complementing a prior training in Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent. His practice is diverse but consistent and stands out for its material, sculptural and monumental qualities.

Bram explores and transforms the possible interactions between an object, its architectural environment and its user, further challenged by raw materiality, form and functionality. His works are in the same time autonomous artistic manifestations and utile solutions, an ambiguity Bram deliberately aims for. He creates his Architectural Objects and rhythmic installations in varying dimensions, both in private and in public contexts. The works often influence the spatial perception of the environment they become part of, sometimes by extending an existing space through creating a new space within it.

Bram Vanderbeke is one of the founding members of BRUT, a collective of emerging Belgian designers. He also collaborates with Dutch Invertuals (NL) and Core Studio (NL), Tools Gallery (FR) and Nilufar Gallery (IT).

EXHIBITIONS


2021

BRUT Depot Haptic House, Antwerp (BE) Pragmatic Sculptures Atelier Ecru - Ghent (BE) (Solo Expo) Prelude Belgian Art & Design Fair - Ghent (BE) Format Z33, Scenography, Hasselt (BE) Colors Etc Tripostal Lille, Lille (FR)

2020

FAR 2020 Brassless, Nilufar Gallery, Milan (IT) Kleureyck Design Museum Ghent, Scenography, Ghent (BE) Collectible Brut Collective, Brussels (BE) Alert Objects Galerija Vartai, Vilnius (LIT)

2019

Moving Traces Atelier Ecru, Ghent (BE) Inside/Outside Architectural Objects, Artecetera, Tielrode (BE) (solo expo) alu! MDR Gallery, London Craft Week, London (UK) FAR Nilufar Gallery, Milan Design Week, Milan (IT) Dutch Invertuals Circle, Milan Design Week, Milan (IT) Brut Bodem, Milan Design Week, Milan (IT) Turn on me Now… Side Gallery, Barcelona (ES) Collectible Brussels (BE) Atelier Jespers Architectural objects, Brussels (BE) (solo expo) Henry van de Velde Awards Brut Collective, Young Talent, Brussels (BE)

2018

Young Talents Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) Baars & Bloemhof Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) Brut Interieur Biennale, Kortrijk (BE) Kanal Centre Pompidou, Brussel (BE) Maison & Objet Milk Decoration stand, Paris (FR) Influence Biennale du textile contemporain, Oloron St Marie (FR) Brut St Vincents, Antwerpen (BE) Frozen Fountain Amsterdam (NL) Brut Milan Design Week, Milan (IT) Poème Brut Design Museum Gent, Gent (BE) Collectible Brussel (BE) BAD Ghent (BE) Tools Galerie Paris (FR) Kazerne Harvest, Dutch Invertuals, Eindhoven (NL) Kazerne Valuables, Dutch Invertuals, Eindhoven (NL)

2017

Fundamentals Dutch Invertuals, Eindhoven (NL) Envisions Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) Hardcore Exhibition Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) Week van Ontwerpen Kortrijk (BE) London Design Festival Harvest, Dutch Invertuals, London (UK) Carpenters Workshop Gallery The Graduate(s), London (UK) Musée des Arts Harvest, Dutch Invertuals, Paris (FR) Harvest Dutch Invertuals, Milan (IT)

2016

Graduation show Design Academy Eindhoven Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL) Power Play Dutch Invertuals, Eindhoven (NL)

2014

Dutch Design Week Sectie C, Eindhoven (NL) Interieur Biennale Kortrijk (BE)

2013

Ventura Lambrate De Invasie, Milan (IT)

2012

Broelmuseum Kortrijk (BE) Interieur Biennale Kortrijk (BE)