Sarah Van Marcke controls her photographic work with a highly demanding and refined care. She rarely focuses on a chaotic nature, but rather on situations and objects that are firmly determined by a human filter. How buildings and objects appear to us is culturally determined. They are subject to functional requirements, industrial parameters and fashions. They are linked to time and to their surrounding area. Sarah Van Marcke approaches those phenomena in a detached and uncanny way, so they suddenly start spinning in a framed and strange stillness.


Sarah Van Marcke. Born in 1984 in Antwerp where she lives and works

Solo exhibitions: 2018 Territorial Drift, Rossicontemporary, Brussels; Summer Perspective, Art Gallery, Knokke 2017 Sarah Van Marcke, CCHA, Hasselt 2016 There Is Only The Real, Ibasho, Antwerp (duo with Kumi Oguro) 2015 It Never Changes to Stop & La Grande Motte, Rossicontemporary, Brussels 2014 Rites Are In Time, What Home Is In Space, 44 Gallery, Bruges; Rites Are In Time, What Home Is In Space, Galerie Shortcuts, Namur 2013 The Space Between Us, Cinema Churchill, Liège; Rites Are In Time, What Home Is In Space, Rossicontemporary, Bruxelles 2012 Körperkonfigurationen, Rossicontemporary the Piazza, Bruxelles; Sarah Van Marcke, Fotogram, Köln 2011 Mimicry, 44 Gallery, Brugge 2010 The Space Between Us, Flanders Center, Osaka; Sarah Van Marcke, B-Gallery, Bruxelles; The Space Between Us, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki 2009 Sarah Van Marcke, Casa de Cultura, Brasilia 2007 Looking for Rachel, Fast Forward Space, Antwerpen

Group exhibitions: 2019 Festival van de controle, CCHA, Hasselt; Op de grond, tussenin of aan de hemel, group show curated by Els Wuyts, Ten Bogaerde, Koksijde 2018 Verknip, Warp, Sint-Niklaas 2017 Tussen Muren, Tielt; Museum van de fotografie (Recyclart), Recyclart, Wiels, Brussels; Alternative Acts, Extra City, Antwerp; Western Eyes on Japan, The Gallery Club, Amsterdam; Quicksand, Duinstraat, Antwerp  2016 There is only the real, Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp; It Never Changes to Stop, COFA Contemporary, Köln (with Fotoraum, Köln); Rites Are in Time What Home Is in Space, AIP, Hoboken; Summer Soirée, Salon Blanc, Oostende; Au lieu, Rossicontemporary, Brussels 2015 The Gods Must Be Crazy, De Direkteurswoning, Gent; Hier, elders, samen... voor een coup de coeur tegen kanker, Bozar, Brussels; Group show, Villa der Olmen, Wieze; A spector of the land of if, Stilll gallery, Antwerp ; Facing Japan, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent;  Au quotidien, Rossicontemporary, Brussels 2014 Photo de groupe, Rossicontemporary, Bruxelles; Bip 2014, Vues de l'esprit, Liége; Between artists in the city, Ecco, Brasilia; Panorama, Rossicontemporary, Bruxelles; Transnational Art 2014, Osaka Contemporary Art, Osaka 2013 Mirage, Ten Prisenhove, Anvers; God & Human, Inbetween, Bruxelles 2012 Mindscapes, La Centrale, Bruxelles; Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen; Popposition, Congres, Bruxelles 2011 Belgium (P)art, Art in Amsterdam, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam; Salon Art Prize, Matt Robert Arts, London; Magasin d’Usine, Anversville, Antwerpen; Photoevent, De Garage, Mechelen; Crypsis, Heist Op Den Berg 2010 A specter from the land of if, FotoMuseum, Antwerp; Festival Voies Off, Arles;Surface of Window, Project-Noa, Seoul; Photo Biennale Topos, Saint George Gate, Heraklion; Canvascollectie 2010, Bozar, Bruxelles; Biennale de la Photographie, Les Brasseurs l’Annexe, Liège; Renaissance Photography 2010, London; Art’Contest, Blackbox, Bruxelles; Mirror Montage, Flanders Center, Osaka; Kobe Art Collection 2010, Kobe Fashion Museum, Kobe; Prix Mediatine 2010, Mediatine, Bruxelles; Transnational Art 2010, Osaka Contemporary Art, Osaka; Getting down to the nitty-gritty, Recyclart, Bruxelles; Truc Troc 6th, Bozar, Bruxelles 2009 Surface of Window, Project-Noa, Kyoto; Athens Photo Festival - Brave New World, Athens; A certain proposition, SECONDRoom, Bruxelles 2008 Screenworlds, Flemish Parliament, Bruxelles; Collaps, Outlandish, Recyclart, Bruxelles; Beam Your Darlings, Diesel Concept Store, Antwerpen; Stylistenparcours ModoBruxellae, V. Berckmans, Bruxelles 2007 Don’t be Greedy, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, touring to FotoMuseum, Antwerp; Vitr-in/out,Outlandish, Recyclart, Bruxelles; Philosophy of Photography, Pictures as Ideas, Molens Van Orshoven, Leuven; Elia Biennale Conference, Gent

Prizes, bursaries and residencies: Reissubsidie van Vlaamse Gemeenschap voor project in Japan; Residentie in Flanders Center, Osaka, Japan; Prix Médiatine ’10, Prix de la Cocof; Art’Contest Brussel, Prix Cadrart; Reissubsidie van Vlaamse Gemeenschap voor project in Brasilia; Residentie in Casa de Cultura, Brasilia, Brasil;