Elke Andreas Boon
Visual artist

Elke Andreas Boon (Ghent, Belgium) creates photos, drawings, sculptures, and video work. From these she makes installations, in which she confronts the various works with one another. The base of Boon’s work is formed by her innate fascination with people, their emotions and uncertainties. As an artist, her power lies in locating difficult to define human sensitivities, laying them bare, and raising them to a level of aesthetic awareness. Her work couples a poetic and escapist imagination with a raw vision on our human condition.

By assembling her photos, drawings, videos, and sculptures in the same space, Elke Andreas creates an environment where hyper-individualistic feelings are sublimated into a sense of ephemeral beauty.

The work thus bears witness to a very personal sensibility. Due to a constant scanning of the conflict zones that lie between individual and community, the artist touches a very painful, sensitive spot with many people.The insights Boon creates through her work are not easily interpreted. Her work is not the illustration of an idea, but the result of multiple and diverse impulses that form an ambiguous whole.

For Elke Andreas Boon, artistry is a radical choice for freedom, an attempt to go beyond the tethering of social structures. Thanks to her imagination and rebellious attitude towards life, she succeeds in challenging rusted patterns, generating new insights on what it is to be human.

From : Tanguy Eeckhout, January 2012.


CURRICULUM VITAE

The Game
2 Pallets, Plaster, Head, Chair, 48 x 30 x 30 cm — 2019


The Table
2019


Dragon 3
2018


Dragon 5
2018


Numbers
2018


Blue Sea
2016


Blue Sea
2015


Black Sea
2014


Je Regrette d’Avoir Tant de Regrets
2014


The Embrace
2014


Hair
2012


Portrait of a Sleeping Artist
2011


Portrait of a Sleeping Artist — Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, België
2011


Je Regrette d’Avoir Cherche Mon Bonheur a Travers des Autres
2008


Curriculum Vitae


Ghent, Belgium, Lives and works in Ghent, BE.
See also artist talk at M HKA, Antwerp, BE in 2018


Education

Fashion KASK Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, BE
Mixed Media KASK Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, BE
Classical Voice, Academy of Art, Ghent, BE
Jazz Voice, Academy of Art, Ghent, BE
Performing Art, Academy of Art, Ghent, BE


Solo Exhibitions

2020 In convenience we trust, Hopstreet gallery, Brussels, BE
2020 I am the wolf, IETS, Jan Hoet Junior, Ghent, BE
2019 La Gargouille, Booth Annie Gentils Gallery, LOOP Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
2018 On a mange tout le Chocolat, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, BE
2018 Works by Elke Andreas Boon, Booth Annie Gentils Gallery, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2017 Me and my Sister, Booth Annie Gentils Gallery, LOOP Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
2016 Blue sea/white paper, Light Cube, Ronse, BE
2015 Salon Boon, Salon Blanc, Romestraat 30, Ostend, BE
2014 No Pain, No Gain, Curated by Stef Van Bellingen, Light Cube, Ronse, BE
2012 Cotton, black-white, color, on paper, CCHA, Hasselt, BE
2012 Plastic, sand, black/white print on paper, MX7, Antwerp, BE
2011 Rock / Paper / Scissors, Les Brasseurs, Liège, BE
2011 Picture This, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD), Deurle, BE
2011 Insight, FOMU – Photo Museum, Antwerp, BE
2010 Stiches and Images, Camara Oscura, Madrid, ES
2009 Stiches and Images, Stieglitz 19, Antwerp, BE
2005 Honger (text-reading by Tom Vermeir), Campo-victoria Ghent, BE
2004 Elke Andreas Boon/Germaine Greer, ABC, Antwerp, BE
2003 Below and opposite, Left top, right Bottom, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Vlekken en Schuim, Witte Zaal, Ghent, BE
2002 Monologen, Addict, Brussels, BE
2002 Bunker- performance/installation, Vooruit, Ghent, BE
2001 Elke Andreas Boon, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE
2001 Elke Andreas Boon, TENT. Witte De Wit, Rotterdam, NL
2000 R4 19, Richard Foncke Gallery, Ghent, BE
1999 Virginie, Oude Coca-Cola Fabriek, Roeselare, BE
1997 Elke Andreas Boon, KVS Royal Flemish Theatre, Brussels, BE
1997 Elke Andreas Boon, De Vereniging van de vrienden van het S.M.A.K. — Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, BE


Selected Group Expeditions

2020 Art Autun 2020, Curated by Reniere & Depla, Musée Rolin and Panopticon Autun, Bourgogne, FR
2020 Amable desarme del yo (Kind disarming of the self), Curated by Diana Padrón, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Gran Canaria, ES
2020 The clown spirit, Curated by Joanna De Vos, Rossaert, Antwerp, BE
2019 Canciones para una revolución, Curated by Mario Gutiérrez Cru, Tabacalera, Madrid, ES
2019 Projector festival, Curated by Mario Gutiérrez Cru, Tabacalera: Madrid, ES
2019 The Road Is Clear, Curated by Bjornus Van Der Borght and Nathalie Vanheule, In de ruimte, Ghent, BE
2018 The Sensation of the Sea, Curated by Joanna De Vos, De Mesdag Collectie, The Hague, NL
2018 Boat, Booth Annie Gentils Gallery, Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, AT
2018 Ecce Homo, Geukens & Devil, Antwerp, BE
2017 Prijs Beeldende Kunst 1997–2017, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte, BE
2017 Me and my sister, Boat, Black sea, Booth Annie Gentils Gallery, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2017 Je ne sais quoi, Emergent, Veurne, BE
2017 My feminin Ways, galerie EL, Welle, BE
2016 Boat, Blue sea, Booth Annie Gentils Gallery, Yia Maastricht, Art Fair, Maastricht, NL
2016 Intergalactic Dust, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, BE
2015 Spiegelingen/zelfportretten    , Cultuurcentrum De Steiger, Menen, BE
2015 Occupied Emotions, BUBOX, Kortrijk, BE
2014 Umland, Villa de Olmen, Wieze (BE), CC Belgica Huis Van Winckel, Dendermonde, BE
2014 Conspiracy of women, Camara Oscura, Madrid, ES
2014 Female Creators, Curated by Marisa Oropesa, Palacio del Almudi, Murcia, ES
2013 Kortrijk Vlaandert, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, BE
2013 Museum to scale, Curated by Ronny Van de Velde, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels, BE
2012 Cotton, black-white, color, on paper, CCHA, Hasselt, BE
2012 'Nel cour piu non mi sento’, Curated by Angie Bonino, Estampa Art Fair, within the framework of the Cineteca Project, Madrid, ES
2011 Depth of field, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong Sheng, CN
2011 Tussen Taal en Beeld, Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou, BE
2009 Descubrimientos, Photo España, Madrid, ES
2009 Sweet sixteen, Biennale de photographie en Condroz, Marchin, BE
2008 After hours, Point OE. Askim Culture House, Askim, NO
2008 Annie aime la video, Curated by Hilde Teerlinck, Art Centre (l’Ecole Brousse) in collaboration with FRAC Languedoc, Montpellier, FR
2008 Generations, Galerie Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, BE
2008 Paulo post futurum, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL
2007 Multi plier, Galerie Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, BE
2007 Fantasy, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, FR
2007 Conduire à toute allure dans un paysage ralenti, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, FR
2006 PIJN, Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent, BE
2006 Driving fast through a slow motion Landscape, Espai Ubu, Barcelona, ES
2006 Swing, Crac Alsace video presentation Loop Fair, Barcelona, ES
2005 Belgische fotografie, FOMU – Photo Museum, Antwerp, BE
2005 For crying out loud    , performance SUPER. Curated by Edith Doove, CHasselt, Hasselt, BE
2004 Ename 2004, Curated by Edith Doove, PAM Ename, Ename-Oudenaarde, BE
2003 Synesthetics, CC Mechelen, Mechelen, BE
2003 Switch, Museum D'Hondt Dhaenens (MDD), Deurle, BE
2003 Double Exposure, Curated by Veerle van Durme, ING, Courtray, BE
2003 The 2nd annual Detroit International Video Festival, The Museum of New Art (MONA)
2002 Embodyment, De Brakke grond & De Balie, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Ballet C. de la B, Curated by Hans Martens, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Le plat pays, Curated by Hilde Teerlinck, Halle au Poisson, Perpignan, FR
2002 Je t’aime… moi non plus, Curated by Hilde Teerlinck, traveling exhibition: Kunst Hall Bergen, NO / Het Domein Sittard, NL / Esap Perpignan, FR / Leisure club Mogadihni, Copenhagen, DK / Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, DE
2002 TV kid, Akihabara TV_542.03, International city video installation, Akihabara Electric Town, Command N art collective, Tokyo, JP
2002 Where, Art on the Move, Curator Piet Van Robays, Caermersklooster, Gent, BE en De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
2001 Foto-kunst in Vlaanderen, Museum Oud-Hospitaal, Aalst, BE
2001 Interference: Locations in memory and time, Curated by Hans Martens & Cis Bierinckx, Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, AT
2001 10 Paar, Curated by Veerle van Durme – Kuressaare, EE / Kuurne, BE
2001 Interference: locations in memory and time, Curated by Hans Martens & Cis Bierinckx, Gallery of Art, IE
2001 Strange Fruits, Espace 251 Nord, Liège, BE
2001 Schluss, NICC, Antwerp, BE
2001 Touch Me, Constructie Espeel, Rumbeke, BE
2001 Elke Andreas Boon & Jean-Marc Baille, Espace Matisse, Lille FR
2000 Interference: locations in memory and time, Curated by Hans Martens & Cis Bierinckx, Fri-Art, Fribourg, CH
2000 Sculptura, Blauwhuis, Izegem, BE
2000 Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Caermersklooster, kunsthal, Ghent, BE
2000 De beurs van Jodocus Vijdt, Curated by Jan Hoet, Bijlokemuseum, Ghent, BE
2000 10 Paar, Kunst uit Estland en Vlaanderen, Kuurne, BE
2000 Terug van School, Curator Edwin Carels, De Vleeshal, Kuurne, BE
1999 Aspects de l’ art actuel en Belgique, Curated by Veerle van Durme, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, FR
1999 Pica in Flandres, Galeria Ferran Cano, Barcelona, ES
1997 Provinciale prijs Fotografie, FOMU – Photo Museum, Antwerp, BE
1996 De Rode Poort, Curated by Jan Hoet - S.M.A.K. Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, BE


Artist Text

2018 Nys Tom, "A conversation with Elke Andreas Boon, an artist with a peculiar, obstinate determination to find a small piece of freedom in a world determined by self-imposed regulations, norms and structures"
2016 Braekman Inge, "Elke Andreas Boon - Blue sea/White paper", 2016, tekst solo expo
2015 Gardner Michael, "Permissions, Prohibitions and the Perplexing Present"
2011 Eeckhout Tanguy, ‘Portrait of a sleeping artist’
2011 Exposition: Picture This. Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD), Deurle, BE
2009 Prof. Dr. Swinnen Johan, "Projectieve fotografie" Over Elke Andreas Boon, een schets.", 19/05/2009
2009 Exposition: "Stiches and Images" Stieglitz 19, Antwerp, BE
2007 Van Wetteren Annelies "Boon’s little war"
2006 De Preester Frederik "Verstilde schoonheid en verborgen vernieling" Over het werk van Elke Andreas Boon
1997 Roelstraete Dieter, "What you see is what you get, or is it ?"


Press

2020 Crabbé Sofie, "Elke Andreas Boon in Hopstreet Gallery", H-Art, 03/2020
2018 Van Beek Jozefien "Wij mensen zijn een absurd ras" De Morgen 03/2018
2018 Heylen Etienne "Het broze bestaan" Marie Claire, 02/2018
2018 Nys Tom "Interview Elke Andreas Boon", Gonzo Circus, 02/2018
2018 Steiner Ellie, "I look at life with an urge to understand its shape and core: Elke Andreas Boon’s gaze at the brutal and vulnerable" The Word, 24/01/2018 online
2017 Russel Joslin "Elke Andreas Boon" Shots Issue 135
2015 Leyman Dirk "De broze ‘pointes’ van Elke Andreas Boon" Znor, 22/10/2015
2015 Simkute Grete "Pointes" HART, 22/10/2015
2015 Peeters Tom "Flemish artist's universe reflects human desire to rise higher" Flanders Today, 10/2015
2014 Vanbelle Annelies A.A. "Tussen muze en moederschap" blog, 20/10/2014 online
2014 Meys Stéphane "No pain no gain" HART, 17/07/2014
2014 Van Bellingen Stef "No pain no gain" curator text solo expo
2013 Arnauts Yella "Dicht op de huid, over Elke Andreas Boon" Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen, 02/2013
2013 Jansson Amanda M "The human condition" Kaltblut magazine, 2013
2012 Eeckhout Tanguy "2012, plastic, sand, black/white print on paper" curator text solo expo 01/2012
2012Van Camp Chris "Cotton, black-white, color, on paper" speech opening expo
2011 Ruyters Marc "De zomer van Elke Andreas Boon" HARTMagazine, 21/7/2011
2011 Expo cataloog "Gevaarlijk jong" Museum Dr. Guislain, p74
2011 Berghmans Tamara "Van mensen, wolven en andere sprookjesfiguren, Impressies bij het werk van Elke Andreas Boon" Extra Fomu Magazine 08, (+cover)
2011 Van Beek Jozefien "De zomer van kunstenaar en muzikant Elke Andreas Boon Kunst als alternatief voor religie." De Morgen, 4/11/2011
2011 Devriendt Alexander ‘Elke Andreas Boon’ - Magazine MDD : DD/MAG 11
2011 Desloover Jan "Ziedaar de mens", De Standaard, 13/07/2011
2011 Theerlynck Sarah "De mens, ongecensureerd" De Morgen, 27/06/2011
2010 Mariani Nicola "Elke Andreas Boon y la ambigua rebellión de la fragilidad" 29/3/2010
2010 Verlinden Michel "Pierre-Papier-Ciseaux" Le Vif Focus, 17/12/2010
2009 Minten Ines "Ik heb een fascinatie voor rood en alles waar die kleur voor staat" ISEL Magazine, 01/2009
2008 Television screening video fragments "we need a great poem" national TV, canvas screening 1 min. intro
2006 d'Autreppe Emmanuel "Souvenirs de la maison des vivants." 04/2009 Expo Catalogue
2005 Prinse Mieke "For crying out loud" Het Belang Van Limburg 08/09/2005
2005 Claeys Guinevere "Hasse!t vervaagt de grenzen" Knack Weekend, 31/08/2005
2005 Goossens Caroline "hors-d'oeuvre: Elke Boon" A+197 Revue Belge d'architecture, 12/2005
2005 Van der Speeten Geert "Dr. Guislain toont pijn in kunst en koortsvisioenen" De Standaard, 08/10/2005
2005 Laveyne Liv "Museum Guislain opent met tentoonstelling over pijn" De Morgen, 7/10/2005
2005 Goethals Piet "Pijn" Trends, 20/10/2005
2005 Willaert Philip "Pijn is niet plezant" Openbaar kunstbezit vlaanderen , OKV 2005.4 tento
2005 Schoonenboom Merlijn "De Relatie tussen religie, SM-artikelen en een vogelhuisje" De Volkskrant, 12/10/2005
2005 G.G. "Photo, vues de faces sur l'adolescence" ELLE Belgique 06/2007
2004 Schelstraete Inge "Groen is minder dan bruin" (of: Braakliggend terrein) De Standaard, 2004
2003 Van den Broek Patricia "Elke Andreas Boon : Below and opposite, left top, right Bottom" Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL4
2003 Braet Jan "Ik danste, en de rest niet" Knack, 08/01/03
2003 Eechaut Sarah "What if we were to sneak inside…" the Word Magazine, 04/2003
2003 Doove Edith "Spectacular! " Exhibition catalogue ‘Switch’ Museum Dhondt-DHaenens
2003 Van Durme Veerle, Van Den Abeele Lieven “Double Exposure” ING exhibition catalogue, p 43
2003 Van den Broek Patrica. "Naakte Waarheid" Blvd. 03/2003
2003 "Synesthetics" Exhibition Publication, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
2003 "Elke Boon" Ename Actueel, Trace, Exhibition catalogue, 09/2003
2003 Martens Dirk "Museum Dhont-Dhaens: hedendaagse kunst in Latems Bastion" De Standaard 07/03/2003
2003 Kwakkenbos Lars "Voor schoonheid heb je weinig nodig" De Standaard, 2003
2003 Roelandt Els "Omkeerbare beelden" Tijd Cultuur, 09/02/2003
2002 Naudts Filip "twijfel als voedingsbodem voor herkenning of schoonheid is niet langer zoals hetlijkt" Magazine: Foto, 04/2002
2002 De Wulf Bernard "Een groepsportret van zichzelf" De Morgen, 20/3/2002
2002 Ad!dict #16 Power, spring 2002
2002 Elias Willem "Van stof tot Asse" Exhibition catalogue
2002 Vermeulen Joost "Even prachtig als verwarrend" Het Parool, 18/12/2002
2002 DiPietro Monty "Akihabara TV 2002" The Japan Times, 13/03/2002
2002 De Vos Johan "Niet lachen" De Standaard der Letteren, 11/04/2002
2002 Roelandt Els "Zacht bloedende wonden"Tijd Cultuur 06/03/2002
2002 "Stills uit ‘Drawings" Dietsche Warande en Belfort, 10/2002
2002 "Monologen van Elke Boon" Contact, 03/2002
2002 Ruyters Marc "Een ongenaakbare wereld" De Tijd Cultuur, 10/04/2002
2001 Edith Doove "Soliloquy: Alleenspraak" monologen, Monography, Ludion, 2002
2001 Verhelst Peter "Marmer" monologen, Monography, Ludion, 2002
2001 Grieten Jan "Zandkorrels in het radarwerk" DNA Magazine, 09/2001
2001 “Elke Boon” Obscuur, Tijdschrift voor fotografie, 03/2001
2001 Pas Johan "beaute / soins / sante" Exhibition: Beaute/soins/sante , Lille  2001
2000 Ann Demeester "R4 by Night" De morgen, nov 99
2000 Van den Aarssen Ben "Het kinderverdriet van Marc Dutroux" De Stem, 15/09/2000
2000 Asselberghs Herman "Tentoonstellingsmaker corrumpeert kind" Tijd Cultuur, 27/4/2000
2000 Rozendaal Ernst "Jan Beeld als een wolf in schaapskleren" PZC, 12/9/2000
1999 Doove Edith "Bruggen en Wegen" Piazza dell’Artej Curricuriom, Radio 3
1999 Doove Edith "Over verliefdheid" Muziek en Woord, juli 1999
1999 Cassiers Paul "Prettige avond, beste kunstminnars"20 maart 99 Inleiding expo ‘Virginie’ Oude Coca-Cola Fabriek, Roeselare, BE
1999 Rollin Pierre-Olivier "Aspects de l’art actuel en Belgique" Art & Culture, 02/1999
1999 Ulrike Matzer "Elke Boon, Dirk Braekman, David Claerbout Interference: Locations in Memory and Time" Springerin, 12/1999
1998 Doove Edith "Elke Boon" Kataloog Provinciale Prijs Oost-Vlaanderen 09/1998
1998 "Bijna mooi" De Morgen, 09/05/1998
1997 Martens Hans "Ik toon gelijkenissen met mezelf" Kunst Nu (de Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst te Gent), 09/1997
1996 De Jonghe Stefanie "Jonge Leeuwen" Humo, 05/11/1996
1996 De Rode Poort, Exhibition Catalogue, 11/1996


Author

"It is the silent vibration that calls me back again and again" Elke Andreas Boon for Lore Rabaut, ONE part 1, May 24, 2015
"Chewing the world" Elke Andreas Boon for Christine Clinckx, ONE part 2 , June 21, 2015
"The cruel beauty" Elke Andreas Boon for Marie Cloquet, ONE part 3 , July 19, 2015


Artist Publications

Boon, Elke Andreas "Monologen" Monography, Ludion, 2002 Ghent - Amsterdam

Awards

2017 — Sercotel Amister Art Hotel Prize, LOOP Barcelona, Barcelona, ES - with video Me & My Sister
2000 — Prijs van de fotografie, Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent, BE
1997 — Eerste Prijs Provenciale Prijs, East Flanders, BE
1996 — Eerste prijs Kunstensalon, Ghent, BE
1996 — Laureaat Provinciale Prijs Fotografie, Antwerp, BE
1995 — Prijs van de Jury, Patershol, Ghent, BE
1994 — Franciscus Pycke – Best Student, Ghent, BE


Museum and Public Collections

Marisa Oropesa collection, ES
FoMU, BE
S.M.A.K., BE
MDD, BE
LOOP Collection Angie Bonino, ES
Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, BE
CC Hasselt, BE


Residencies

2002 Artist in Residence. École des Beaux Arts, Perpignan, FR
2003 Artist in Residence. LUCA (Sint-Lukas), Brussels, BE



Commissioned

2007 Intervention 1. Dumas, Ghent, BE

Publications

Monologen, 2002 Ludion (photographic works)

Music Albums

Mary&Me, ‘Songs for Johnny’ (2010) and ‘We go round’ (2012)
G A U S S, ‘Biometrical Love’ (2018), ‘Heartbeat’ (2020)
Mati Le Dee, ‘The Broken Heart of Mati Le Dee’ concertfilm (2021)

Mark