Artist talk with Berlinde De Bruyckere

09.12.2021, 18:00

On the occasion of the current exhibition The Intelligence of Plants, Franziska Nori, director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, is interviewing the artist Berlinde De Bruyckere.

Berlinde De Bruyckere (*1964, Ghent, BE) is a Belgian contemporary artist who lives and works in her hometown Ghent. Her work Embalmed Twins I and II is currently part of the exhibition The Intelligence of Plants. De Bruyckere creates large-scale sculptures, installations, drawings and watercolours around the theme of the body and existence. In 2013 the artist was selected to represent Belgium at the 55th Venice Biennale (IT)where she unveiled her monumental work Kreupelhout – Cripplewood, a collaboration with Nobel Prize novelist J.M. Coetzee. Recently De Bruyckere has extended her field of activity towards the performing arts as a Scenographer, in close collaboration with photographer Mirjam Devriendt. Her works have been presented in numerous international exhibitions, including the following institutions: Bonnefanten Museum, Mastricht (NL), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (IT) Kunsthal Aarhus (DK), Kunsthaus Bregenz (AT), La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (IT), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (IT), Berlin Biennale, Berlin (DE), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (US), Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK), Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev (UA).

The talk will be held in English. Admission is free.

Please note: the number of places is limited, therefore a registration via e-mail to is required, which we will confirm.

The Frankfurter Kunstverein can only be visited with an official proof of full vaccination or recovery (2G). The name, address and telephone number of participants will be documented temporarily for the purpose of contact tracing of infections. Wearing a protective medical mask during the visit is mandatory.