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Karel Verhoeven (°1982, Ghent)
creates autonomous and applied works
including both print, digital, spatial work,
video, photography and performances.
Since his graphic design, art and mediastudies in Ghent (BE)
and Athlone (IRL), he started working as a designer and visual artist,
often in-situ and on a co-creativ way collaborating with organisations,
companies, other visual artists, designers, architects, musicians and externals.
2017 - 2019
exhibited at Museum Dr. Guislain
in collaboration with Wit(h) vzw
co-created with Elias De Brauw
The video-work Lourdes - Lourdes is a result of an intense collaboration with the artist, writer and performer Elias De Brauw.
The aim of the organization Wit(h) is to set-up co-creations between professional artists and artist being disabled. Karel and Elias share there interest in a cross-over way of working with an urge of social interaction.
Elias did write a book, a kind of small poetical, political pamflet on 'how to make the world a better place'. This book was already performed by the artistic duo at Art et Marge Museum in Brussels (2017).
Now the book was the trigger to make a trip from Lourdes (Oostakker - Belgium) to Lourdes in France. Both artists share there roots in Lourdes Belgium, Verhoeven was raised as a Catholic child under the tower of the basilica of Lourdes, Elias lived in the same area. Together they returned to there roots, going on residency at the monastery, from there a road-trip moved them to Lourdes in France. On a way to other believers.