Born in 1960 in Ypres, Belgium, Edith Dekyndt lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. She was the second artist invited in residence by Pinault Collection in Lens from September 2016 to June 2017. Edith Dekyndt is an artist whose works offer sensory experiences based on the careful observation of matter and the cultural contexts that surround it. After studying communication, Dekyndt entered the École des beaux-arts de Mons. Her process-oriented and conceptual approach focuses on everyday objects and their transformation in contact with natural and architectural environments. Her installations and performances integrate natural and manufactured objects, photographs, videos, sound, and light, which occupies a central place in her work. Each of her projects is rooted in the observation of minute details through which seemingly ordinary objects and situations become both sublime and unsettling. They invite the viewer to become aware of the precarious balance of chemical and physical phenomena, as well as the transitory and fluid nature of the material world.
Her recent solo exhibitions include Aria of Inertia, Chapelle Laennec, Paris (2022); The Memory Of Everything In The World, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg (2022); Concentrated Form of Non-Material Energy, Stiftung St. Matthaüs, Berlin (2022); Visitation Zone, Part. II, Le Marais, Le Val St Germain (2021); The Ghost Year, Greta Meert Gallery, Brussels (2020); The White, The Black, The Blue, Kunsthaus Hamburg (2019).
Her works are present in public and private collections such as Centre Pompidou (Paris), Moma (New York), Skulptur Park in Cologne, Crandford Collection (London), Albright-Knox Collection (New York), CNAP (Paris), Pinault Collection (Paris), Kunsthalle Hamburg (Germany), Buffalo Museum (USA), Kadist Collection (Paris), MUDAM (Luxembourg), Kunst Museum (Liechtenstein), Cadic (Amsterdam), FRAC Picardie, Frac Lorraine, Frac Bretagne, Frac Pays de la Loire, Frac Alsace, Frac Réunion (France), Mukha (Antwerp), and BPS 22 (Charleroi).