4 frames, 2017


Hilde Overbergh makes paintings and painterly installations. 

Small daily actions such as folding/ unfolding/ stacking/ arranging things in space/ give structure to her observations and function as inspiration and work method. 

Starting from her interest in compositional strategies, her work explores the pictorial space, where the physicality of painting and the play with architectural elements, in all senses, become the subject of her work. 

She believes in the potential of the painting as an object, as process and experience. Provoking the unpredictable as part of this process, she combines a universe where paint mixtures are poured onto the canvas, where silkscreened and painted silhouettes are composed and where precisely fabricated spacial elements, connect all the parts with the space they are presented in.

These constructed realities are often reminiscent of stage sets. In her work the artist searches for a new concept of our surroundings. Realising that space is only created by the capacity to remain open to new connections, Overbergh’s installations can be understood as gestures or suggestions to be discovered.


  • MFA, fine arts, PXL, Hasselt (BE)
  • MFA, painting, Otis art institute, Los Angeles (US)
  • BFA, printmaking/ painting, Academy of Art College, San Francisco (US)


  • 2017   Reframed, The Whitehouse gallery, Leuven (BE)
  • 2016   Screen, KABK, Oudenaarde (BE)
  • 2016   "(TUSSEN)plaats, WOOT, Antwerp (BE)
  • 2015   "vorspulen-zwischenspulen-klarspulen”, CB1 gallery, Los Angeles (US)
  • 2014   100% Synthetic, gallery Kusseneers, Brussels (BE)
  • 2011   Repositioning basics, CB1 gallery, Los Angeles (US)
  • 2010   CC De Bogaard, Sint-Truiden (BE)
  • 2009   Down the rabbit hole, CC Hasselt (BE)
  • 2009   Kulturama, Protected, Romaanse poort kapel, Leuven (BE)
  • 2008   EXIT 08, Hasselt (BE)
  • 2008   Domestic affairs, Tweebronnen, Leuven (BE)


  • 2018   Prize Ernest Albert exhibition, Mechelen (BE)
  • 2018   Folding & Folding, Rooberoo Mansion gallery, Tehran (IR)
  • 2017   Where form meets art, Antwerp (BE)
  • 2017   Hilde Overbergh & Hans Everaert, Zwart Huis gallery, Knokke (BE)
  • 2016   Do boomerangs always come back? Oud-Rekem (BE)
  • 2016   "FRAME INVITES #1, (PXL-MAD en UHasselt), Dommelhof, Neerpelt (BE)
  • 2015   "Accommodating the mess", Espace des arts abstraits, Paris (FR)
  • 2015   A Belgian politician, Marionne De Cannière gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  • 2014   Opening the white house gallery, Lovenjoel (BE)
  • 2013   Ik zie, ik zie, CIAP, Hasselt (BE)
  • 2013   Crossing the lines again, The Workplace, Antwerp (BE)
  • 2012   BAH, pop Up Gallery, Leuven (BE)
  • 2012   Set-off, Leuven (BE)
  • 2012   INSIDE-OUT, Mechelen (BE)
  • 2012   Manifesta parallel, Mad faculty selection, Genk (BE)
  • 2011   BAH, Pop Up Gallery, Leuven (BE)
  • 2010   Not just a shelter, Mc Nish gallery, Oxnard (US)
  • 2010   For your pleasure, CB1 gallery, Los Angeles (US)
  • 2010   The Story of O, Ben Maltz gallery, Los Angeles (US)
  • 2009   Rodenbach Awards exhibition, De Markten, Brussels (BE)
  • 2009   RE/TEKEN, PHL, Hasselt (BE)
  • 2008   Private/Public Binnenstad Hasselt (BE)
  • 2008   Glocal Affairs, Maastricht (NL)
  • 2008   Betrekkelijk rustig, Oud-Rekem (BE)
  • 2004   Provincial Prize Vlaams-Brabant 2003, Leuven (BE)
  • 2004   Painting and photography through the contemporary eye, Dobiacco (I)


  • 2018   Prize Ernest Albert, Mechelen (BE)
  • 2009   Laureate Rodenbach Fonds Award, Brussels (BE)
  • 2008   Wanatoe prize, Limburg (BE)
  • 2003   Provincial prize Vlaams-Brabant (BE)
  • 1999   Provincial prize Vlaams-Brabant (BE)
  • 1997   Laureate Dirk Bouts prize, Leuven (BE)
  • 1990   Grand Concours International de Peinture, Luxemburg (LUX)
  • 1989   Laureate Armand Hammer Award, Los Angeles (US)