Sunday, 9 June 2019

Daisy Chain

Ada Van Hoorebeke, Daisy Chain (Pomegranates & arms) Studio view, 2019

Feel free to explore my pomegranate try -, dry - and dye – Stations behind the scenes. below

Ada Van Hoorebeke, Daisy Chain (Arms), 2019,
latex and mustard on metal print, 100x80cm.

Sitting Circles

group exhibition with Ana Alenso, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Cosima zu Knyphausen, kate-hers RHEEcurated by Marie-Christin Lender
Within the frame of the exhibition programme SoS(Soft Solidarity), conceived by Nataša Ilić and Solvej Helweg Ovesen 

Galerie Wedding – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst 
Müllerstraße 146/147 
13353 Berlin

Opening on 13.06.2019 from 7pm untill 10pm
Reception by Solvej Helweg Ovesen (artistic director, Galerie Wedding) and introduction by Marie-Christin Lender (curator »Sitting Circles«) and pomegranate-station by Ada Van Hoorebeke

 Further events

29.06.2019 from 2pm to 4pm »How to Make a Daisy Chain« batik session with Ada Van Hoorebeke

16.07.2019 at 6pm tour through the exhibition with curator Marie-Christin Lender

01.08.2019 at 7pm artist talk with Ana Alenso, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Okka-Esther Hungerbühler and Cosima zu Knyphausen

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Tell Me About You

(Photo: Yoko Enoki)
Tell me About You 
May 25, 2019 to June 09, 2019
Gallery Den 5, 1-3-15 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063 
Group exhibition with work by: Yoko Enoki, Nele Tas, Eline De Clercq,  Koyuki Kazahaya & Ada Van Hoorebeke.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Dyeing With The Landscape

Aspmayrhof – Hotel Amazonas, May 2019,  5:45min. 

Window Frame 
Textile Ca. 450cm x 28 cm (irregular pieces pinned together), Batik with corn leaves on hand woven linen, beeswax wood.

Barn Slits 
Batik with corn leaves on cotton and on machine woven and hand woven linen, beeswax,  wood boards (barn).

 Fool Moon exhibition view  (Photo: Margareth Kaserer)

Sleeping Tools


 Slate board frame
Honey Frames 
Batik with corn leaves on cotton, machine woven and hand woven linen, 

Beeswax, tools 

Sleeping Tools

Slate board frame 

Batik with corn leaves on cotton; on machine woven and hand woven linen, beeswax, tools.

Sleeping Tools 
Honey Frames 

Batik with corn leaves on cotton, machine woven and hand woven linen, 
Beeswax, honey frames (wood).

My Berlin studio moves to the Italian countryside for a residency at Hotel Amazonas near Bolzano (South Tyrol)
As always I am working with natural dyes mostly from locally found organic waste materials. 
This time the dye station runs on corn leaves, rust and urine from the host. The batik is performed with wax produced from the beehives of the hosts' father in law.  I am inspired by nature and its generous inhabitants. By manufactures, contemporary innovative and historical textiles from the region 'Süd Tirol'. As always performing the batik technique, which I learned from Mbye Ceesay in the Gambia and Bixa Batik in Indonesia and the way you learn by learning.

Visit the Fool Moon event on May 18th 
>> info 

With work by Artists in Residency:
Ada Van Hoorebeke (BE)  Karolina Daria Flora (PL/IS) Live Performance: Infinite Palace (AT) 
Guest of guest: Esra Altin 

Hand woven and machine woven linen  (1900 and 1930). 

Sunday, 3 February 2019

The Size of a Room

Laura Delvaux & Ada Van Hoorebeke
            The Size of a Room, Laura Delvaux & Ada Van Hoorebeke, Installation photographs by © Amandine Nandrin/La « S » Grand Atelier.

The Size of a Room is an ongoing colaboration by Laura Delvaux and Ada Van Hoorebeke which started during a summer residency program at La « S » Grand Atelier* in Vielsalm Belgium 2018. This collaboration continues now in winter 2019. 

The Size of a Room is a work based on Delvaux´s drawings executed with Ada Van Hoorebeke in batik a resist dye technique with wax and natural dyes on cotton, Van Hoorebeke usually works with. The work evolved around the artists shared interest for nature and domestic objects and the wish to connect these elements in a universe the size of a room.  For example the line drawings and objects by Delvaux are mostly inspired on top views of imaginary flowers. Other drawings represent the sky with moon, stars and sun. Every represented object is caught and connected by a web of lines, neatly fitting between the edges of the surface. The same themes appear in the batiks on textile made in collaboration with Ada Van Hoorebeke, which can be draped on objects and frames in different compositions. The colours are made with indigo leaves and fruits and scrap iron. The wax is a mixture of recycled candles and organic bees wax. After the dyeing process the wax was reused once more in flower shaped candle sculptures made by Delvaux.
*La « S » Grand Atelier is a place for arts creating facilities for exchange between outsider -and contemporary artists. 

Special thanks to Anne-Françoise Rouche, Director of La « S » Grand Atelier; Juliette Bensimon-Marchina for inviting me and Johanna Monnier for assisting with the ceramics.

      The Size of a Room, Laura Delvaux & Ada Van Hoorebeke, Installation photographs by © Amandine Nandrin/La « S » Grand Atelier.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Private Fountains - Public Baths

Kato Six & Ada Van Hoorebeke

Private Fountains - Public Baths by Kato Six & Ada Van Hoorebeke, 2018.
Batik on a clothes airer, (natural dyes on cotton and linen), garden hose, 
wax sculptures, stamp sculptures (metal), bucket, puddle of black dye (oak gall & rust), 
drawing (pencil and natural paint on paper).

Private Fountains -Public Baths 
Kato Six & Ada Van Hoorebeke 

26 October - 1 December
Thursday-Saturday 2-6pm
Opening: 26 October, 6pm 

Chaussée de Forest, Vorstse Steenweg 90
1060 Brussels

Find more info >HERE

‘Private Fountains - Public Baths’ is a collaboration between Kato Six and Ada Van Hoorebeke. The work translates communication and exchange into sculpture by questioning the purpose of a fountain. The exchange goes from framed dye puddles to colour baths and from fabric to stamp sculptures. The environment created by the artists blurs the division between tool, idea and outcome. 
To celebrate the abundance of creativity some aspects of the exhibition such as the use of natural dye and self-made tools will be displayed an discussed. Six and Van Hoorebeke use their installation as a platform to invite artists and the public to engage in their research.  Through a series of activities invited artists will interact with an aspect of the displayed work and explore ‘how it functions’ in relation to their own artistic practic.

Dear Asia Nyembo Mireille  : To change dust into dye. HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS? 23 Nov. 7pm
Dear Sophie Nys : To commemorate water. HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS? 30 Nov. 7pm
Katja Mater : To capture a collaboration. HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS? On unannounced moments during the show

Private Fountains - Public Baths by Kato Six and Ada Van Hoorebeke
Photographs by Ludovic Beillar, Komplot Brussels 2018. 

Private Fountains - Public Baths 

Asia Nyembo Mireille : To change dust into dye. HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS?

Sophie Nys : To commemorate water. HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS? 

Katja Mater : To capture a collaboration. HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS?

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Lace Simulations

Ada Van Hoorebeke, Lace Simulations 2018.
Batik with urine and natural dyes, arms.
Dimensions variable.

Thursday, 26 July 2018


by Division of Labour (>Link)

Artists: Céline Berger, Andrew Gillespie, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Jeremy Hutchison, 
Jasleen Kaur, Andrew Lacon, leeds Weirdo Club, Andrew Mania, Fay Nicolson. 

Opening: Friday 27 July 6-9pm 
Exhibition: 27th July-18th October
Paradise Works East Philip St, Salford, UK.  

Left to right: Ada Van Hoorebeke, Fay Nicolson, Leeds Weirdo Club.

Where Batik Belongs FFM – UKInstallation by Ada Van Hoorebeke, 2018. 
Blueback poster print (2x3m), batik and silkscreen with natural dyes, jars, urinating man (exchangeable). Dimensions variable.

                                             Detail: Blueback poster print (2x3m).


Detail: Urine collection in progress.

 Where Batik Belongs FFM – UK  is a pee collecting installation to dye new batiks. 
Batik is a resist dye technique most common in Java and in West-African countries such as Gambia and Ghana. I combine this technique with natural dyes according to old British and European dyeing methods using indigo and urine. for the group show Apparel with Division of Labour I made a new installation to collect urine. The urine will be used to continue my ongoing series of work.
 Where Batik Belongs FFM – UK.  is inspired by fairytale batiks from North coast Java, from the beginning of 20thcentury, depicting characters from The Brothers Grimm fairytales. Last year in Frankfurt, hometown of The Brothers Grimm, I met a band called Die Römischen Votsen, they gave me urine and they re-enacted a fairytale called Little Red Riding Hood for me. Photographed by Camilo Brau, at Air_Frankfurt, thanks to Ilazki de Portuondo, Elisabeth Ida Mulyani, Esra Altin, Kerstin Lichtblau to take part in the experimental creation process and now Division of Labour to realize this print and organise a urination corner at the Apparel show. 

So this is a sketch for the installation at Apparel in Salford: left three hankies I made in batik with natural dyes and with the urine from  Anna Hjalmarsson (DRV) the person on the poster. The poster (photo by Camilo Brau) in the middle 200x300cm. The  textile, silkscreen with natural dyes right side in front. 98x400cm.
On the floor left comes the collection of jars with urine contributions by visitors. Cheers! 

Sketch for the installation Where Batik Belongs FFM – UK.

Detail: Batik with natural dyes and urine by DRV, each ca.35x31cm.