TINKA PITOORS

Born in 1977 in Brasschaat (BE)
Lives and works in Antwerp (BE)

 

Tina Pitoors’ sculptures and objects arise from her own perception and examine the utopia of a malleable world, a reflection on landscape as a metaphor for a condition humaine. The landscape is presented as a plane for the projection of desires and clichés. Its surface is frayed, cut up and glued back together again in a renewed scenery that blurs boundaries between inside and out. This condition implies a constant pushing along, a contortion of form and movement.
By combining recognizable, everyday forms and materials with my own constructions, a new and unique language of form is created. Sculptures and installations function like neologisms: they are grafted onto situations we know, but exist in and create a parallel sculptural reality.

 

EDUCATION
Mixed media, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (BE)
Academy of Fine Arts, Lisbon (PO)
Painting, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (BE)

SOLO SHOW

2016

ROUNDABOUTFULLNESS, Feizi Gallery, Brussels (BE)
Etalagegalerij Inkijk, Waterloplein, Amsterdam (NL)
Soloshow, Base Alpha Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
Skydiving, Lomak, Tessenderloo (BE)

2015

Autoscopy, Paardenstallen Broelmuseum, Kortrijk (BE)

2014

Soloproject, with Bernard Gilbert, Galerie Triangle Bleu, Basel (CH)

2012

Bookpresentation, Museum M, Leuven (BE)

2011

Croxhapox, Gent (BE)
Residency, De Fabriek, Eindhoven (NL)

2010

Invited – Sattel, Zug (CH)

2007

In Between, Antwerpen (BE)

2005

L’arbre inhumain, Geus Van Gent, Gent (BE)

GROUP SHOW

2016

PARCours/parKUNST, Bruxelles, (BE)
Dans tous ses éclats
, Contemporary art center, Montauban-Buzenol (LU)
Group show, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, (NL)
A city is not a road – Artists for Ringland – Art-auction, Antwerp (BE)
3 X 10, 30 ans Galerie Triangle, Stavelot (BE)
Dubbellucht, Installation in the public space, Brasschaat (BE)
Esprit escalier, PAK, Gistel (BE)
In love with beauty, Art Transfo, Zwevegem (BE)

2015

Rhizomes & Hybrids, Park, Tilburg (NL)
M(N)on sens, BAMusée, Mons (BE)

2014

Zomeratelier, CBK Zeeland, Middelburg (NL)
Leerling Meester #17, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

2012

Unlimited Bodies, cur. by Caroline Smulders and Jérôme Lefevre, Palais Iéna, Paris (FR)
Les Confessions, Lieux- Communs, Saint-Loup, Namur (BE)

2003

Galeria da Associação de Artes Plásticas e Design, Lisbon (PO)

RESIDENCY

2017

Residency at EKWC, Oisterwijk (NL)

PRIZE

2011

Young Ones Award, Lineart, Gent (BE)