Biography & Curriculum

Coming from a mixed international background, Julie Kern Donck followed classic studies of Latin and Greek in high school before graduating from the National School of La Cambre in Brussels in 2016. Now attending the Royal College of Art in the Print department, her work focuses mainly on iconography, mythology and language. Praxis, craft and consciousness of the materials, their meaning and their means of production combine with the understated narratives created by figures and signs, forming a tension between individual, discrete experience and global history.
Kern Donck’s work has been exhibited in Belgium, France, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Germany. Artist and a curator, she led the project space Stocq72 in Brussels between 2014 and 2017 before founding the Pathfinders curation collective. She lives and works between London and Brussels.

Resume

b. 1992 in Brussels, Belgium
Belgian, Brazilian
Lives and works in London

Education

MA — Print — Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom — 2018-2020
MA — Printmaking — ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium — 2016

Selected Exhibitions

2018

Reborn, Philara Minderstrasse (spin-off space of Sammlung Philara), Düsseldorf, Germany — October
Norma, Maison Pelgrims, Brussels, Belgium — September
Empire of Everything, The Balcony, The Hague, The Netherlands — July [solo show]
Part I — Vanity, Le Shakirail, Paris, France — May
Overprint — Agitate, Activate, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium — April-September
Balsa Ouverture, Théâtre de La Balsamine, Brussels, Belgium — September 2017 - May 2018

2017

Perhaps You Can't Even Begin to Imagine, Lubomirov/Angus-Hugues, London — November
Annihilation Event, Lethaby Gallery, London — March
Perhaps You Can't Even Begin to Imagine, STOCQ72, Brussels — March

2016

Sketch my Mind, Projection Room (Brussels Art Days) — September
Pathfinder, Degree Show, Louise 186, Brussels — June
Friche Refresh, group show, Anderlecht — April
Artagon, La Cambre 425, Brussels — March
Sketch my Mind, Affordable Art Fair, Brussels — February
Sketch my Mind, Felix Frachon Gallery (Brussels I Love You) — February

2015

Sketch My Mind, Brussels — December
Transnumériques, Manège de Sury, Mons — December
Voix de Femmes, Manège Fonck, Liège — November
Print, La Cambre 425, Brussels — September
De Grâce, Degree Show, Brussels — June
Instantanés, duo show with Camille Boisaubert, STOCQ72, Brussels — March

2014

Group Exhibition, Zedes Gallery — November
The Secure Shells [solo show] Stocq72, Brussels — July
Space, Print, Clay, Degree Show, Trademart, Brussels — June

Curated exhibitions

2018

The Apartment [Pathfinders], Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée , La Louvière, Belgium — September

2017

To Play [Pathfinders], Sagacity, Brussels — December

Publications & Catalogues

Overprint I, published by Le Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée, 2018
Friche Pias Edition, published by Friche Collective, 2016

Awards

2019 — SPES Grant for Visual Arts

Lectures & Workshops

How2Blender, in collaboration with Alexandre Leray, ESA Le75, Brussels — February 2018

Others

Co-founder of Pathfinders Curation Collective, Brussels
Co-founder and director of STOCQ72 artist-run space, Brussels, - 2014, 2017