Berlinde De Bruyckere at the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice

16 February 2024

Taking its title from a Nick Cave song of the same name, ‘City of Refuge III’ is the third in a series of exhibitions by Berlinde De Bruyckere thematizing art as a place of sanctuary and shelter, reinforced here by the venue’s spiritual intensity. It is realized in collaboration with the Benedicti Claustra Onlus—the non-profit branch of the Benedictine Community—and its director, Carmelo A. Grasso who, alongside Ory Dessau and Peter Buggenhout, form the curatorial team. 

Berlinde De Bruyckere: No Life Lost

7 February 2018

The dim, dramatic lighting and presentation of morbid subject matter in Berlinde De Bruyckere’s recent exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, ‘No Life Lost,’ actually transforms the space into somewhere between a tomb and immersive theater event.

Berlinde De Bruyckere at Arter Review reviewed by ARTFORUM

7 October 2017

For her first solo exhibition in Istanbul, ‘The Wound,’ Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere filled three floors of the contemporary art space Arter as well as the historic Çukurcuma Hammam with her signature pseudo-anatomical sculptures, including four new works.