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Ann Van Hoey,The Earthenware Ferrari N°23, 2017, earthenware and red gloss paint, h. 22 x 40 x 28 cm. Photo Enguerran Ouvray.

Using a system of cuts, incisions and successive folds somewhat reminiscent of the Japanese origami technique, Ann Van Hoey creates forms where geometric rigour and sobriety of expression accentuate the elegant poetry of the lines and volumes. The artist leaves nothing to chance, expressing a search for perfection and great simplicity that turn these “objects” into true sculptures.

It took her less than ten years to shine on the international art scene. Upon being noticed in 2008 at the Ceramics Biennale of Vallauris, Belgian artist Ann Van Hoey (born 1956) saw her work displayed in multiple exhibitions and win prize upon prize, all the while joining in the greatest collections, from the New York Museum of Art and Design to the Musée Ariana in Geneva, including the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels. […]

What appealed to the artist when she first learned ceramics was the promise of amazing formal freedom held within this traditional technique. She seized upon it and learned to master its fundamentals only to free herself from them and make this art soar toward new contemporary horizons. […]

Guillaume Morel
Journalist & Art critic
Extracts from the catalogue of the exhibition « Ann Van Hoey – Aux frontières du design (On the edges of design) », Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, November-December 2017.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2018

  • Gallery Life Seeding, Taipei, Taiwan.

2017

  • “Aux frontières du design”, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, France
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Ann Van Hoey exhibition. Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste. November 2017

2016

  • Het Atelier Roland Rens, Aarschot, Begium

2015

  • Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Tortus, Copenhague, Denmark

2013

  • Terra Delft Gallery, Delft, Netherland

2012

  • Solo exhibition, Mudel – Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Deinze, Begium

2011

  • Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Galerie Marianne Brand, Genève, Switzerland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2018

  • Yingge Museum, Exposition de l’AIC (Académie Internationale de Céramique), Taiwan.
  • “About a Vase”, Ceramic Museum of Montelupo, Italy
  • “About Clay”, Art céramique en Europe, Fiskars, Finland
  • LOEWE Craft Prize 2018, Loewe Foundation, Londres. UK
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Ann Van Hoey’s permanent installation art at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Tapei City, Taiwan

2017

  • Château de Beaulieu, Machelen, Belgium
  • Collective Design Fair, représentée par J. Lohmann Gallery, New York, USA

2016

  • Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
  • The Salon Art + Design, New York, USA
  • Ex(statique) Rouge, Galerie De Mijlpaal, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium
  • Gemluc-Art, Auditorium Rainier III, Monaco
  • ‘Sheng’, CC gallery, New Tapei City, Taiwan
  • Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • “Lacquer – the Art of Surface”, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
  • Multiple, Terra Delft Gallery, Delft, Netherland

2015

  • “Built and formed”, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
  • COLLECT London, Saatchi Gallery, Londres, UK
  • Collective 3 Design Fair, New York, USA
  • “The Beautiful Object”, AD Gallery & Consultancy, Anvers, Begium
  • Arts and Crafts from Belgium, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany

2014

  • The Salon: Art + Design, représentée par J.Lohmann Gallery, New York, USA
  • Reflections, Trienale di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • “Ohngi”, Culture Station Seoul 284, Corée du Sud COLLECT London, Saatchi Gallery, UK
  • Collective 2 Design Fair, New York, USA
  • Générations “Céramiste” vol.4, Maison de la Céramique, Dieulefit, France
  • Made at The Clay Studio, Philadelphie, USA

AWARDS ( selected)

  • LOEWE Craft Prize 2018, Finalist
  • Residency at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Tapei City, TAIWAN
  • 8th Talent Award of the Nassauische Sparkasse, ‘Focus Vessel’, Keramikmuseum Westerwald,  Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany selection
  • Prize of the Presidency of the Emilia Romagna Region at the ‘Premio Faenza’, Faenza, Italy
  • “Ceramics of Europe – Westerwaldpreis 2014”, Keramikmuseum Westerwald,  Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany. Selected
  • Cheongju Craft Biennale 2013, Korea, Silver Prize

PUBLIC and PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  •  KMKG Royal Museum of Art and History Brussels, Belgium
  •  Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
  • Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York, USA
  • New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
  • Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Cheongju International Craft Museum, Cheongju, South-Korea
  • Design Museum Gent, permanent loan Dirk Schrijvers, Belgium
  • WOCEF World Ceramic Exposition Foundation Seoul Korea
  • City Ceramic Industrial Technical Laboratory, Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Museum MDL, Deinze, Belgium
  • Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen City, China
  • City of Carouge, Switzerland
  • City Museum of Varazdin, Croatia
  • Stedelijke Musea Mechelen, Belgium
  • Cultural Center ‘Het Gasthuis’, Aarschot, Belgium
  • Frank Steyaert Private Collection
  • The Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA
  • State Art Collection, Ireland
  • Lotte Reimers – Stiftung, Diedesheim, Germany
  • Kecskemét Collection, Kecskemét, Hungary
  • Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Austria
  • Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy