Annelies Slabbynck

Annelies Slabbynck

Annelies Slabbynck

Works and lives in Ghent







The ImPerfect Body – Vilnius Academy of Arts VAA Textile gallery « Artifex » – Vilnius – LT

A New (Im) Mortality – MIAT (Museum of Industry – former textile factory) – Ghent – BE

The Art of Existence – Frontline Contemporary Gallery – Shanghai -P.R. – CN

Intrude 366 Art&Life – Zendai Museum – Shanghai – P.R. CN
The Art of Existence – Nobel Eye Hospital – Shanghai – P.R. CN



Opulent Mobility – curator A. Laura Brody – Dora Stern Gallery – Arts Unbound – Orange – NJ -USA 2017
Soft Sculpture – Hard Thoughts – SULUJ Gallery – Belgrade – RS

Art al Vent XIII – Contemporary textile art – Gata de Gorgos – Alicante – ES

curiosiTies’ organized by Het Labo – Cumhuriyet Museum – Istanbul – TR

Open Doors -Inauguração do Fórum Eugénio de Almeida – Evbora – PT

Korean DMZ Art Festival – People living in Civilian Control Line – KR

Contextile 2012 – Contemporary Textile Art Triennial – Guimarães – PT
From Lausanne to Beijing7th International Fiber Art Biennale Exhibition – Nantong Jiangsu Province – P.R. – CN

Suave 4 –  Asociacion de Creadores Textiles de Madrid – ES

Suave 4 – The Spanish Cultural Centre at San Jose – CR
Design Biennale  – Nature – Espace-Saint-Antoine of the Musee de la Vie Wallonne – Luik – BE
Miniartextil – e lucean le stelle… –  Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo S.Stae – Venice IT & Montrouge – FR  2009
Miniartextil Cosmo – …e lucean le stelle… –  Como – IT
4th International Exhibition on Mini Textile Art –  Kherson – UA

Soft…3 –  Fundación Mezquita de las Tornerías – Toledo – ES
3rd International Triennial for Miniature Textiles –  Gallery of Szombathely – Szombathely – HU

Soft…3 – Third International Wearable Textiles Biennale – Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil de Terrassa – Barcelona – ES

From Lausanne to Beijing  – 5th Intl. Biennale of Textile Art – Beijing – P.R. – CN
TexpoArt – International Triennial of Textile Art – Lasi – RO

International Exhibition on Textile Art  – Scythia 7 – Kherson – UA

Over The Hedge – TAFA Gallery – Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts – Tianjin – P.R. – CN

MéTissages – Art and Textile Biennale – MIAT (Museum of Industry ) –  Ghent – BE


Ornamental Arts and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts –  Aalst – BE
Ceramics at the Higher Institute for Visual Arts- St. Lukas – Ghent – BE
Ceramics at the Municipal Academy of Visual Arts – Ghent BE


The visualisation of physical as well as mental diseases, injuries and deformities are important elements in my art work.
Themes such as loss, sickness, birth and dead are discreetly weaved into intimate layers which are omnipresent in my artistic journey.

Besides my fascination for the complexity of the human body and its identity search; my creative inspirations are grown out my own life experiences as well my interest in historical resources of the medical and textile world.

My artwork researches mainly the female body and it’s related intimate body issues. The social position as a woman/young girl in the society is often strongly portrayed in my art oeuvre.

I prefer the aesthetics and sobriety of (old) textile objects which on the one hand ‘unwrap’ the remains of a time era and it’s realisation of wonderful craftsmanship.

On the other hand this manual work characterises patience, rituals and tradition for me; which relates directly to universal characteristics of the human condition within its various cultures.