About

Vincent Delbrouck (aka V.D.), born in Brussels in 1975, is a self-taught and naïve art maker. By integrating his personal, contextual and fictional perspectives within his prolific archives, he produces lasting impressions of the living places where he feels at home: Cuba and Nepal. Working outside categories and experimenting with various media, V.D. uses c-prints, collages, photocopies and texts to create colorful flows of painting inside books and constellations on the walls. His work deeply reflects life as a natural process of changing energies and his obsessions, moving in every direction. V.D. has already (self)published five books. His work was exhibited at FOAM, Charleroi Museum of Photography, FoMu, Centro de la Imagen (Mexico), Photoforum Pasquart, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse,… He was the winner of the OUTSET UNSEEN AWARD 2015, a finalist at the LEICA OSKAR BARNACK AWARD 2016 and a DISCOVERY OF THE MEETING PLACE IN FOTOFEST 2006. He is represented by Stieglitz19 gallery (Antwerp).

V.D. lives in the Belgian countryside.

 

Vincent Delbrouck (aka V.D.)
Represented by Stieglitz19 gallery (Antwerp)
Belgium, 28/08/1975

 

 

Finalist of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Berlin, 2016

OUTSET-UNSEEN Exhibition Fund Award, Amsterdam, 2015

Discovery of the Meeting Place, Houston, 2006

Vocation Grant, Brussels, 2003

Memorial Giacomelli Prize, Milan, 2002

 

EXHIBITIONS, ACTIONS (SELECTION)

2018

L’étreinte du monde, Espace Photographique du Leica Store, Paris (solo show)

2017

Reversiones, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico (collective show)

4 X 3 2017, Kunstraum Dusseldorf, Germany (collective show)

Collage I – Methode, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria (collective show)

2016

New Paintings, FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo show)

Catalogue, Stieglitz19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (solo show)

Maya (ou les baies sauvages), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse, France (solo show): Artist in residence in Mulhouse, in October 2015

2015

The New Portrait, Stieglitz19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (collective show)

Dzogchen, FotoMuseum Antwerp, Belgium (solo show)

2014

The Monk and the Palm Tree, Stieglitz19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (duo show with Max Pinckers)

A4, Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, Brussels, Belgium (solo show)

2013

Public/Private, Contemporary Photography from Belgium, OCT, Shenzhen, China (collective show)

Autofiction, Comme la Poussière se pose, Espace Photo Contretype, Brussels, Belgium (solo show)

2012

Autofiction, PhotoforumPasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (solo show)

V.D., Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, UK (solo show)

2011

Some windy trees, 3rd Dali International Photo Festival, Dali, China (collective show)

Finisterre. Jonge fotografie in België, FotoMuseum Antwerp, Belgium (collective show)

2010

Borders/No Borders: Belgium, Kommunale Gallery, Berlin, Germany (collective show)

2009

Closing In, Noorderlicht Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands (collective show)

Beyond History, Havana 1998-2006, Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi, Belgium (solo show)

FOTOFEST 2008-Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico (collective show)

Beyond History. 1998-2006, Galeria ZPAF i S-ka, Krakow, Poland (solo show)

 

BOOKS

Catalogue, self-published at Wilderness (Belgium, 2016)

Dzogchen (The Himalayan Project – PART 3), self-published at Wilderness (Belgium, 2015)

Some Windy Trees (The Himalayan Project – PART 2), self-published at Wilderness (Belgium, 2013)

As Dust Alights (The Himalayan Project – PART 1), self-published at Wilderness (Belgium, 2013)

Beyond History (Havana 1998 – 2006), published by Bold Publishing (The Netherlands, 2008): FINALIST OF THE AUTHOR BOOK AWARD AT THE RIP D’ARLES 2009

 

COLLECTIONS

Huis Marseille, FOAM Fotografiemuseum, FotoMuseum (FoMu), Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi, The Joaquim Paiva collection, Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), Collection Agnès b.,…