Lotte Van den Audenaeren makes works that illuminate the material dimensions of time as it takes shape in patches of natural sunlight, transient sounds, swathes of fluorescent fabric, or decaying natural objects. With an artistic practice that is open to the intentions and durations of her materials, she works with time as though it were a strip of celluloid film—parsing, fixing, and editing the fleeting moment through material processes such as bronze casting, glass blowing, ceramic firing, and photography.
Van den Audenaeren graduated with two Masters in Fine Arts from LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts KASK in Ghent. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions at national and international art venues and institutions including Kunst&Zwalm Biennial, Zwalm (2019), Triennial for Contemporary Art, Duffel (2018), AKA artist-run center, Saskatoon (2016), Banff Center, Banff (2016), ISCP, Brooklyn (2012), and S.M.A.K., Ghent (2006). Her site-specific public commissions include permanent light installations at Moore Street Market in Brooklyn (2012), the Maalbeek tunnel in Brussels (2014) for Brussels Capital Region, and a community centre in Brussels (2019). She has recently worked on projects in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Vancouver, San Diego, Chicago, Mexico City, Philadelphia, New York, Antwerp & Brussels.
Isabelle Lynch, Philadelphia, January 2020
‘pieces’ by Isabelle Lynch
Isabelle Lynch on Lotte Van den Audenaeren & pieces
Lotte Van den Audenaeren (Brussels) makes in-situ installations, textile works, ceramic objects, light sculptures and word images that leave room for transformation. These are temporary interventions in the landscape or urban space, as well as snapshots, indications of and in time, processes in which time solidifies and materialises.
Loes Jacobs, 2019
‘This Magic Moment. Lotte Van den Audenaeren’ by Pieter Vermeulen
‘This magic moment. Lotte Van den Audenaeren’
‘Old New Territories’ by Barbara Adams
‘Old New Territories’
The site-specific installations, light sculptures, ephemeral works, word images and urban interventions of Lotte Van den Audenaeren revolve around the determination and transience of place and content.
LVDA explores and unfolds multiple layers of perception through deconstruction and reconstruction of visual representation. Her works have a tendency to appear barely present, or in the process of disappearing – like light, shadows or apparitions.