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Exhibitions

Solo

  • 2017: An Vanderlinden, de Halte, Heusden-Zolder
  • 16-17: ‘ZWART LICHT’ (‘BLACK LIGHT’) paintings and ceramics – GC De Plak & Bib, Diepenbeek – (dec. 4 – jan ‘2017) info & pictures on blog (dutch)
  • 2014: ‘St.-Barbara’ paintings and ceramics
    Kerkje van Laak, Houthalen – pictures
  • 2008: ‘Schilderijen’ – Kerkje van Laak, Houthalen
  • 1998: ‘Ef Collection’ – Cercle Artistique Hasseltois, Hasselt
  • 1996: ‘D Collection’ – Cultural Centre of Zonhoven
  • 1993: UZ Sint-Pieter, Leuven
  • 1993: ‘Zwart is niet zwart’ – Gemeentehuis, Houthalen
  • 1992: ‘Zwart is niet zwart’ – Het Magazijn, Hasselt

Group (selection)

  • 2017 ‘Suite voor de Laatste Mijn’, ZLDR Luchtfabriek, Heusden-Zolder
    info / brochure (pdf, nl)
  • Mine-Art “Erfgoed”, Casino Waterschei, Genk
  • Open weekend exposition space Chadeeni, Leuven
  • 2016: ‘Saint Barbe’, ecomusée de Bois-du-Luc, La louvière invitation (pdf, fr)
  • ‘Dwarse stilte. Artikel 27/2016’, former SFCollege, Heusden-Zolder. invitation (pdf, nl)
  • 2015: ‘Mine-Art Holland’, Geleen (NL)
  • 2014:’breuk lijn’, (Paul Gees, Sven Verhaeghe, Renato Nicolodi, John Van Oers, An Vanderlinden, Athar Jaber, Eric Vandamme,…) Former Coalmine of Beringen
  • “BLUE”, An ode to the blue clothes of the miners, Casino Beringen
  • ‘Mine-Art 2’, Former Coalmine of Waterschei, Genk.
  • 2012: ‘Manifesta 9 Parallel Event MIJN VERLEDEN’
    Manu Vandereycken, An Vanderlinden, Jos Y Seré, St-Jansschool, Genk.
  • 2011: ‘De bomen in’ 100 jaar Eisden-Tuinwijk, Eisden-Tuinwijk (B)
  • ‘Great Expectations’, Artikel 27, Heusden-Zolder (B)
  • 2008: Artikel 27, Heusden-Zolder (B)
  • 2007: An Vanderlinden, Tj Miles, Immanuel Klein, Nicholas Stedman, Verner Brems, Tapan Kar. Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg (D)
  • 2007: ‘Stilte …’ Paintings from AnV. on occasion of ‘Space to Use’ – Hasselt Shots, Z33, Hasselt (B)
  • 2006: Artikel 27, Centrum Duurzaam Bouwen, Heusden- Zolder
  • 2005: Art Event, Antwerpen
  • 2003: “Artistiek verweven”, Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt (Magda Cuykx, Nina Haveman, An Vanderlinden & deelnemers kunstatelier Tevona)
  • “Overzichtstentoonstelling 30 jaar kunst > campus Gasthuisberg”, U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Leuven
  • 1999: “Retrospectieve Kunst in de gang”, oud-mijngebouw, Houthalen
  • 1996: “Vijf van bij ons”, Museum Jos Tysmans, Houthalen
  • 1995: “Mijn-Tekens”, C.C. Maasmechelen.
  • 1994 “De Nederlanden en de Hispanidad”, Galeria Sala Stephan, Villajoyosa Allicante, Spanje (ES)
  • Noël Delaplace, Robert De Wispelaere, Pierre Tack, An Vanderlinden, Hendrik Mertens; Den Artiest, Oostende.
  • Miet en An Vanderlinden, U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Leuven.
  • “Limbarte Junior II”, Cultuurcentrum Heusden-Zolder.
  • 1991: Selectie Jong Talent “Unisys Belgium”
  • 1990: Académie Royale des Beaux Arts, Brussel.
  • Laureaten Hoger Kunstonderwijs 90/91 (VZW De Gulden Sporen) BBL Kortrijk

Reproductions

On feb. 01 2006, Aldi Belgium sold reproductions of D11 and M3.

D11 - olieverf op doek - An Vanderlinden M3 - oil on canvas - 30x40 cm - An Vanderlinden

Bio

An Vanderlinden

°Koersel, 1969

From Houthalen
Lives and works in Hasselt
Master of Fine Arts in Painting
PHIKO Hasselt & NHISK Antwerpen

When an artist got black blood

An Vanderlinden, master of visual arts, adores black. And coal as well. Since she was raised in a coal miner’s family, she has what they call “black blood in the veins”.

Vanderlinden is fascinated by all shades of black and the light the coal is reflecting. She hammers and sieves the coal in different formats and brings it in a structured way on black canvasses. That’s how she becomes different tones of light.

Coalpaint “Charbon de Beringen”

In the beginning of 2017 – in her quest for the blackest black paint- An started to triturate coal into pigment. Throughout her experiments she found out that all types of coal show another black. But the blackest of all is the coal of Beringen. She has been working on this intensively during one year before it resulted in a qualityful durable paint.

Artist in Residence

She was using this paint during 4 months in the biggest and most beautiful atelier that she could imagine: the unloading floor at the coal washery hall of Beringen.

Review

The colour of a non-colour
Dan Holsbeek (2016)

“In this new phase, An Vanderlinden’s oeuvre no longer simply followed the parameters of painting, but saw her visual language expand from the two- to the three-dimensional. In the first place the original two-dimensionality was breached by ‘painting’ with acryl combined with stone dust, giving her work the appearance of material art. Moreover, her canvasses were repeatedly presented in relation to objects: holy water stoups filled with coal and accompanied by a wall plaque with an image of Saint Barbara. Sacred objects all, functioning, because of the materials used, because of their use, and because of the image, as vehicles for both the earthly and the transcendental.”

Saint Barbara

The woman on her ceramics is Saint Barbara, Patron saint of the miners. The number on the mining lamp she’s holding, is the number An’s father had when he worked in the coal mine of Houthalen (Limburg, Belgium).
‘St. Barbara’s relief’ is a series of stop-motion images in ceramic, made on occasion of Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Genk, 2012.