b. 1983, BE, lives and works in Ghent
In a time when notions of what is ‘new’ and ‘unique’ have become very relative, Kelly Schacht plays with the notions of authorship and originality in her work. Both moments and objects from the past are rethought and become able to generate a renewed aesthetic experience. Kelly Schacht creates a generous freedom in her work by working intensely with artists, actors, designers, as well as with her audience. In this way the artist becomes the catalyst of the many interpretations and personal experiences that are thus given their own future.
Kelly Schacht received the 2011 Young Belgian Painters Award and has showed her work at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2011), 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Schenzhen, China (2012), Roundtable, 9th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Republic of Korea (2012), Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (2013) and Kiosk, Ghent (2013).