Born in 1982 in Gent (BE)
Lives and works in Gent (BE)

Adelheid De Witte’s practice can be seen as the continuation of the Belgian surrealistic tradition, but in a contemporary framework. Having worked first as a figurative painter, she found herself increasingly drawn to the liberating possibilities provided by abstraction. In a sensible approach to light and shadow, abstract landscapes and cloudy structures find themselves interrupted by line figures and colour swatches. By counterposing geometric elements with her disordered gestural paintwork, she fosters an experience of equilibrium that gives the works a powerful physical presence. The vivid, almost shrill painted edges are an integral part of Adelheid de Witte’s composition. Their angular rigidity counterbalancing the effusion at their core. The large format of her canvases gives way for the landscape to stretch and fade out, as the boundaries of the two-dimensional surface are pushed further away. Her technique of scratching and rubbing the painterly surface creates a suggestive resonance that appears to both dissolve and solidify across the plane. These more centralised areas resonate in a cloud of emotional perceptiveness; articulating the inexpressible and challenging the viewer to look deeper and with ever greater penetration.

Adelheid De Witte is represented by Barbé Gallery.

Gent Jazz presents... Studio Adelheid De Witte



Any wishes?, Cadogan gallery, London (UK)


Chit Chat, Art on Paper, Bozar, Brussels (BE)


There are Fireworks at 11pm, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)


RUST & RUHE, No Pop No Up, Ghent (BE)

Northern Lights, Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels (BE)


Espace #43, galeries RIVOLI, Brussels (BE)

Silences, Secondroom, DOK, Ghent (BE)

Ever After, At One, Ghent (BE)


Holidays on Mars are just decades away, Ghent (BE)

Guest Rooms, Ghent (BE)



Back and Forth, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)


Commentaire Composé, De Bouwput, Amsterdam (NL)

<__>, Barbé Gallery, Ghent (BE)

Archipel #3 – L’Autumno, Deweer Gallery Estate, Zwevegem (BE)

Sint-Denijs-City, Zwevegem (BE)

Summer Show, Barbé x Keteleer gallery, Ghent (BE)

In Media Res, Barbé Gallery, Ghent (BE)

Works On Paper, Barbé Gallery, Ghent (BE)

Moon Juice, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels (BE)


Wondering, Wandering, Wintering, Villa Les Zéphyrs, Westende (BE)

Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth, Barbé gallery, Ghent (BE)

Art on paper, Vanderborght building, Brussels (BE)

Magellan, Knokke (BE)

Stealing thunder, Barbé gallery, Ghent (BE)

Works on paper, Barbé gallery, Ghent (BE)

ROOK, Nationaal Tabaksmuseum, Wervik (BE)

Het Oor, Bruthaus gallery, Waregem (BE)


Art@Work, Domein De Cellen, Oostkamp (BE)

Salon d’O, Thermae Palace, Oostende (BE)


Pass, Mullem – Wannegem – Huise – Lede (BE)

BALLROOM project, Borgerhub, Antwerp (BE)

XL, Barbé Urbain, Ghent (BE)


ARE(N)A, Kusseneers gallery, Brussels (BE)

Redirected, Godshuis Cornelis Lantschot, Antwerp (BE)

Tussenhuids, Helmond (NL)

Staycation, Ghent (BE)

L’heure bleue, Plus-One gallery & Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp (BE)

Ballroom project, Antwerp (BE)

Campari Creates x Collectible, Brussels (BE)

Works on paper, Anouk Vilain, Diepenbeek (BE)

The syndicate of Belgian painters, Borgloon (BE)


At night you dance, Barbé urbain gallery, Ghent (BE)


Christie’s Charity Auction, D’hondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE)

Biennal of painting, D’hondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE)


You can’t, Yellow, Varese (IT)

Yugen#02, Ghent (BE)

Re-art2, Zaventem (BE)

BAD/Arture – ICC, Ghent (BE)


Radisson art award (BE)

Pop-up exhibition,  Museum D’hondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE)

Arture x Architectenwoning Jef Wauters, Deurle (BE)

Arture x Filatuur, Art Space, Knokke (BE)


D.ART, Mechelen (BE)

PASS, Mullem – Huise – Wannegem – Lede (BE)


Alpine Club Boechout, Martsel (BE)