cv Anne Ausloos

Statement

Mijn drijfveer is een zoektocht naar de intrinsieke kwaliteiten van klei, haar ontstaansverhaal en vooral mij open stellen voor het verhaal dat het materiaal zelf te vertellen heeft. De eerste keer dat ik de kleigroeve in Boom zag, was ik ongeveer tien jaar oud. Een hoge, gelaagde, machtige muur van klei. Bij ieder volgend bezoek en tijdens verschillende werkperiodes in de groeve groeide het besef dat die immense gelaagde kleiwand heel veel verhalen en betekenissen in zich draagt. Ik ontwikkelde een werkhouding vanuit zintuiglijk intuïtief openstaan voor het materiaal. Studeren door te experimenteren. Aanvankelijk zocht ik middels keramische processen naar de expressieve kracht van klei op het grensgebied tussen klei en ‘steen’. Die onderzoekende houding heb ik verder doorgetrokken naar andere situaties zoals: de dynamiek van de Schelde in een bocht in Antwerpen; de veranderende balans tussen zoet en zout in de bodem van Zeeland;  de eolische sedimenten in de woestijn van New Mexico; het ontstaan van klei, en de erosie van keramiek. Steeds gaat het om het volgen, het in gang zetten van processen om die te observeren, zoekend naar samenhangen, naar verschillen, naar de uitdrukkingskracht van het materiaal.

Anne Ausloos

Leguit 21
B-2000 Antwerp (Belgium)
M +32 (0)472 954208
anneausloos@icloud.com
anneausloos.be

Biography

Anne Ausloos lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium 

Place, date of birth and nationality

Schoten (Belgium), 29 March 1954 / Belgian nationality

Education

1973–1978Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost, department Ceramics and Sculpture, Breda, the Netherlands
1991–1992Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Post college ceramic course, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Lectureship

1982-1985Teacher Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost, department Ceramics, Breda, the Netherlands
1985-2001Teacher PXL Mad School of Arts, department Ceramics, Hasselt, Belgium
2001-2019Teacher Luca School of Arts, department Ceramics & Glass, Ghent, Belgium

Commissions

2008-2009Member of the selection board of Sundaymorning@ekwc, EKWC, ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
2018Member of the selection board of the International Ceramic Triennale, organized by the union branch of Dutch ceramists

Exhibitions / Projects

1978-1986Participation on several exhibitions in Belgium and the Netherlands
1987‘Kiln Sculpture’ on the Scheldt quay Antwerp with support of the Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
1987‘Kiln Sculpture’ in The Hague HS railway station for In Situ 3, project of temporary art with support of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, the Netherlands
1988Solo exhibition municipal exhibition room De Kunstzaal, Hengelo, the Netherlands
1988Group exhibition, Gallery Het Kapelhuis, Amersfoort, the Netherlands
1989Ceramics in the Euregion, travelling group exhibition Liège, Maastricht, Aachen
1989‘Ovensculptuur’ for ‘Vrijplaats voor Vergankelijk Bouwen’, organized by Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede,the Netherlands
1989‘Ovensculptuur’, Manifestation at Fort Ellewoutsdijk, Zeeland, the Netherlands
1990‘Sculptors in Earth’, project in a ceramic factory, Kutela, Finland
1990‘Sculptors in Earth’, group exhibition, Otso gallery, Espoo, Finland
1990Projectvoorstel ‘Berg Beeld’, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands
1991‘Sculptors in Earth’, group exhibition De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1991Sixth Biennale of Chateauroux, France
1991Group exhibition in the Municipal Museum Arnhem, the Netherlands
1992‘Sculptors in Earth’, group exhibition, South Carelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
1993‘Vormen van Sculptuur’ group exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum De Beyerd, Breda, the Netherlands
1994‘Face to face with Marcel Van Maele’, travelling group exhibition in the cultural centres of Strombeek-Bever, Tongeren, Kortrijk, Brugge, Bornem and Berchem in Belgium
1994Solo exhibition Gallery CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
1994-1995‘Sense of time’ project, work period in Sundaymorning@ekwc, EKWC, ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands 1995 ‘20x20x20’, jubilee exhibition 20 years Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1995Solo exhibition in Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1995-1996‘Face to Face with Marcel Van Maele’, travelling group exhibition in Belgium
1996‘The Workplace’ Commandery Alden Bilzen in Bilzen, Belgium
1996‘Unparreled splendor’, solo exhibition in the Bewaerschole, Burgh-Haamstede, the Netherlands
1997‘Out of Earth and Fire’, group exhibition, Oudenaarde, Belgium
1998‘Terres entre Ciel et Mer’, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mons, Belgium
1998‘Suspense’, in water tower, contemporary Art Centre, Vlissingen, the Netherlands, in collaboration with Jeroen van Westen
1998-1999‘Suspense’, in Z33-House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium, in collaboration with Jeroen van Westen 1999 ‘Suspense’, solo exhibition in Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999‘Suspense’, video participation information days of Argos Centre for Art and Media Brussels, Belgium
2000Solo exhibition in the Trade Art fair stand of Gallery De Witte Voet, KunstRai 2000, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2000-2001‘Settled Suspensions’, project, work period in Sundaymorning@ekwc, EKWC, ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
2002‘Settled Suspensions’, solo exhibition in Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2002‘Settled Suspensions’ solo exhibition in the Art fair stand of Gallery De Witte Voet, KunstRai 2002, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2003‘A Journey’, entery for the exhibition ‘Now & Now’- the 2nd World Ceramic Biennale 2003, South Korea
2004‘Light, Air, Earth and the cycle of things’, group exhibition in Gallery Wit, Wageningen, the Netherlands
2004‘Holding In’, solo exhibition in Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2004-2005‘Artist in residence’ in the Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, USA
2005‘Triplicate’ jubilee group exhibition 30 years Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2005‘In Progress’, presentation open studio day in the Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, USA
2006‘Earth–Paper–Water’, solo exhibition in Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2007Work visit to the Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico, USA
2007In Situ research project in Death Valley, California, USA
2007Trees De Mits & Anne Ausloos in Gallery R53, Oostende, Belgium
2008‘Paper Works’, solo exhibition in Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2008‘Paper Works’, installation in group exhibition ‘Es ist was es ist’ in Gallery Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2008-2009‘Paper Works’, installation and photography of Paul Ausloos in Huize Bonaventura, Ghent, Belgium 2009–2010 ‘New Loves’, group exhibition Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
2009-2010‘Desert Passage’, Anne Ausloos, Gerco de Ruijter and Jeroen van Westen in the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, USA
2010‘Favourites’, 35 years Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2010‘Earth Reflections’, installation for ‘No Holds Barred’ in the Art fair stand of Gallery De Witte Voet, Art Amsterdam Rai, the Netherlands
2010‘Around the circle’, group exhibition Anne Ausloos, Rod Bugg, Pieter Geraerds, Rem Posthuma and Martin Smith in Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2010‘Flint Hills Soil in Progress’, installation in Art Space Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, Kansas, USA
2011‘Loam Sheathed’, in Situ project for the Art project Tuinwijk, the 100th anniversary of the Garden Suburb of Eijsden, Belgium
2012‘Unearthed’, solo exhibition in collaboration with Jeroen van Westen, Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2013‘Earth mapping Chase’, research project in collaboration with Jeroen van Westen and Ton Haak in The Flint Hills of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, USA
2013‘Co-incidence’, final presentation of research project in my studio, Leguit 21 and at the neighbour Graphic Matter Leguit 23, Antwerp, Belgium
2014-2018‘Balancing between Sweet and Salt’, research project in collaboration with Jeroen van Westen organization of the Art Institution De Bewaerschole, Burgh-Haamstede, the Netherlands
2015‘Border World’, installation in collaboration with Jeroen van Westen in the Art Institution De Bewaerschole, Burgh-Haamstede, the Netherlands
2016‘Earth attitude’, installation in collaboration with Jeroen van Westen in Galerie De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2017‘Terra’, installation for the group exhibition ‘Global Warming’, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium
2018‘Terra’, installation for the group exhibition ‘Intermediate Image’ in DordtYart, Dordrecht, the Netherlands
2018‘Bright Adventures’, intervention into the collection of the Zeeuws Museum, in cooperation with Jeroen van Westen, Middelburg, the Netherlands
2018‘Bright Cloister Brick adventures’, guided tour and performance of the Abbey complex of the Zeeuws Museum in cooperation with Jeroen van Westen, Middelburg, the Netherlands
2018‘Sea Garden’ and ‘Suspense’, two projects in collaboration with Jeroen van Westen for the final event ‘Balance between Sweet and Salt’, Schouwen-Duiveland, the Netherlands
2019‘Terra’, installation for the group exhibition ‘Work in Progress’, Gallery De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2019‘Waterlanders’, set out to re-discover the island’s Schouwen-Duiveland freshwater culture, installation in cooperation with Jeroen van Westen in Stadhuismuseum (Townhall Museum) Zierikzee, the Netherlands
2019–2020‘In a Lifetime’, contribution to the exhibition ‘Nature Morte, Nature Vivante’, Centre d’innovation et de design Grand-Hornu, Belgium
2023‘Kamer vol klei’ exhibition in the Albert Van Dyck Museum, Schilde, Belgium with work from Anne Ausloos, Alexandra Engelfriet, Bie Michels,  Nathalie Doyen, Lutgart De Meyer, José Vermeersch, Pierre Culot en Rogier Vandeweghe
2023‘The Scheldt Explored’ installation for the group exhibition ‘Rivierverloren’ curator Koen Broucke in the Cultural Center Ter Dilft in Bornem, Belgium
2023  – 2024‘In a Lifetime Exploration II’ installation for the group exhibition ‘Mentors’  in Site des Anciens Abattoires in Mons, Belgium 
‘Suspension installation’ for the group exhibition ‘Mentors’ in Keramis, La Louvière, Belgium