Edith Dekyndt

Edith Dekyndt was born in 1960 in Ypres, Belgium. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany.

After studies in visual communication, Edith Dekyndt attended the École des Beaux-Arts de Mons. In 1987, she undertook research on Piero Della Francesca in Italy, which reinforced her interest in geometry and light and led her to collaborate with architect Olivier Bastin. Inspired by artists such as Vermeer and Morandi, she indeed adresses concerns of light and space, atmospheric colour and perspective in the most subtle ways. Embracing video, drawing, sound art, sculpture and in situ installation, she manifests a profound interest in physical phenomenons and ephemeral incidents by paying close attention to materials and their transient nature. She transforms her own sensual perceptions to create a conceptually rich and materially engaged visual language that demands a wider perception from the viewer who is required to activate his imagination.

Dekyndt’s work was recently exhibited at Pinault’s Bourse de Commerce, at the Riga Biennal of Contemporary Art, at the Kunsthall Hamburg and at the WIELS, Brussels. Her work is present in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Witte de With Museum, Amsterdam, the Albright-Knox Collection, Buffalo, New York, Le Grand Hornu, Belgium, the Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, among others.