Valérie Mannaerts

°1974, Brussels (BE) – lives and works in Brussels (BE)

Valérie Mannaerts extends the idea of a collage to paintings and spatial objects. She doesn’t just present different images together but also combines ideas and objects – using different materials, such as bronze, ceramics, paint, paper-mâché, and textiles.

Mannaerts pays particular attention to the homely, decorative, and crafts. Her works explore the boundary between image and object, in a way that reminds us of surrealism from the last century. Surrealist artists made sculptures by presenting everyday objects, joined together in new ways. According to the surrealist thinker André Breton, these works of art had the power to appeal to our subconscious.


Valérie Mannaerts
Valerie Mannaerts (Courtesy of Tank Shanghai)

Recent solo exhibitions include BOZAR, Brussels; Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens; de Appel, Amsterdam and Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp. Valérie Mannaerts also participated in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Münster; CAC, Vilnius; Kiosk, Ghent; Wiels, Brussels; MUHKA, Antwerp; and RedCat Gallery, Los Angeles.

In 2003 Valérie Mannaerts – together with Sylvie Eyberg – represented Belgium at the 50th Venice Biennale.

Valérie Mannaerts is represented by the following gallery;
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Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens / Brussels

works by Valérie Mannaerts

Valérie Mannaerts - A Winged Thing - 2018

Valérie Mannaerts

A Winged Thing


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