Dreaming Of The South, 2015
mirror, 2 books, vinyl sticker
200 x 120 x 30 cm

Dreaming Of The South, 2015
mirror, 2 books, vinyl sticker
200 x 120 x 30 cm

M of memorystick, 2015
engraved marble, black koh - ebony wood, engraved chalk
97.5 x 4.9 cm - 102 x 4.9 cm

H of Houdini, 2015
performance, newspaper, ladder, mirror, looking glasses, two prismas
performance at 'Beaufort Beyond Borders', Oostende, Belgium

H of Houdini, 2015
performance, newspaper, ladder, mirror, looking glasses, two prismas
performance at 'Beaufort Beyond Borders', Oostende, Belgium

H of Houdini, 2015
performance, newspaper, ladder, mirror, looking glasses, two prismas
performance at 'Beaufort Beyond Borders', Oostende, Belgium

C, 2015 - front
print on cardboard, two marble blocks
100 x 70 cm

C, 2015 - back
print on cardboard, two marble blocks
100 x 70 cm

Minuten voor de eeuwigheid, 2014
rubber roll, dry ink, two metal blocks
30 x 3 x 2 cm

Untitled, 2012
wooden panels, transparent sheets, 2 photographs
Lost in Translation?, 2012, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Untitled, 2012
digital print on paper
130 x 90 cm

The Joker’s Party, 2012
ladder, overhead projector, transparant cards, rubber curtain
dimensions variable

One voice makes new perspectives, 2011
grandstand, prints on wood, audio fragment, 3 speakers on pole, plinth, ladder, neon
One Voice Makes Two Perspectives, 2011, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL, installation view

One voice makes new perspectives, 2011 - detail
grandstand, prints on wood, audio fragment, 3 speakers on pole, plinth, ladder, neon
De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL, installation view

biography

In a time when notions of what is ‘new’ and ‘unique’ have become very relative, Kelly Schacht plays with the notions of authorship and originality in her work. Both moments and objects from the past are rethought and become able to generate a renewed aesthetic experience. Kelly Schacht creates a generous freedom in her work by working intensely with artists, actors, designers, as well as with her audience. In this way the artist becomes the catalyst of the many interpretations and personal experiences that are thus given their own future. Kelly Schacht usually uses text as a starting point for the conception of her work. Schacht collects (often quotations), remembers and reconstructs. In her installations, the place where they are being presented plays a highly important part. The echo of older work is often found in more recent work. For Schacht, the experiment with artworks as travellers in search for their own Ithaca, their own significance, is part of a longer odyssey.

In a (H)Art magazine review from 2013, the following is said about the work of Kelly Schacht: “The sculptures of Kelly Schacht arrive as a do-it-yourself kit. The image itself is always where you don’t expect it to be: it can be sensed but not seen.” In her installations that often consist of objects, which are in turn made up of individual parts, Schacht plays with spaces. Language and text are employed by her as a means of orientation: Schacht’s do-it-yourself kit is arranged and rearranged by the viewer – not literally, but figuratively, in terms of thought – in an ongoing visual interaction with the object. 

Belgian multimedia artist Kelly Schacht was born in 1983, Roeselare (BE). She studied at the KASK (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten), in the department ‘Vrije Kunsten’ (sculpture/installations) in Ghent (BE). In the Netherlands her work has been shown in solo presentations at venues such as tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (2017); the Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (2015); A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam (2014); De Vleeshal in Middelburg (2011). In Belgium she has had solo exhibitions at, among other institutions, KIOSK , Ghent (2013); Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (2008); the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten – BOZAR, Brussels (2007). Group shows with works by Kelly Schacht were on view at a.o. Schunck, Heerlen (2018, NL); Muzee, Ostend (2017, BE); Wiels, Brussels (2014, BE). Her work is represented in international collections, both public and private.

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gallery exhibitions
June 3 - August 16, 2017
Group
October 20 - November 24, 2012
Group