Thursday, 2 November 2017

Cultivated Memory: Archaeologies of the Imagined

Artists: Adler E, Mills C, Santana A, Sztencel A, Van Hoorebeke A
Curated by: Önol I
Opening reception: Friday, November 10, 7-9 pm 

Viewing Hours -  November 10 - 26, Sat-Sun: Noon - 7pm 

Peninsula Art Space
352 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn NY 11231

A. Van Hoorebeke, installation view (studio) 2017, photo by Thisby Cheng

Sunday, 6 August 2017


 until January 7, 2017 Fake Calligraphy is part of „Something Stronger Than Me“ WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels. More info and subscriptions >HERE

Fake Calligraphy is Manoeuvre, Maartje Fliervoet, Ada Van Hoorebeke, as well as participants. Manoeuvre is a collective for artistic co-creation.
Fake Calligraphy is a sculpture inspired by the calligraphic batik, Batik Besurek, a tradition from Bengkulu (Indonesia). Batik Besurek, originally conceived by Indonesian Muslims, is derived from the Arab script but the signs are not always readable as such. The Fake Calligraphy sculpture presented at WIELS is inspired by those calligraphic batiks that are playing with the aesthetics of a written language abstracted from its original meaning. The sculpture is made as such that it can be activated, reminiscent of a workshop, where it serves as an environment to create a new interpretation of calligraphic batiks. In this sculpture different stages of batik production such as creating a design, transferring it in wax on texte and dying with natural dyes are used as a means of communication that goes beyond language barriers. Fake Calligraphy aims to be a platform for exchange of speech, body language and the sharing of different cultural knowledge in an artistic and social context.
You are invited to participate in the various production phases of Fake Calligraphy batiks.
                                                                                                              (Photo by Sabine Bolk)
                                                                                 (photo by Kristien Daem)

FAKE CALLIGRAPHY 2017 activation in WIELS session 1  
Manoeuvre kunstenplek / Maartje Fliervoet / Ada Van Hoorebeke / Participants

Dimensions variable (1 frame is 230 x 170 x 2,5 cm).
Batik with natural dyes on cotton, aluminum, stainless steel, Mortar boxes.

Friday, 16 June 2017



(Photograph by Lightgraph Studio)


Ada Van Hoorebeke: Where Batik Belongs - Frankfurt am Main, 2017. 

Ceramics, batik with natural dyes & urine by >Die Römischen Votzen, silkscreen with natural dyes, photo backdrop stands, video, two fairy tale batiks from the Rudolf G. Smend collection. 

Basis Project Space 24-25 June 2017.

(Photographs by Friethjof Kjer)

Photo Shoot (open to public)

Elisabeth Ida Mulyani & Ada Van Hoorebeke


Instax polaroids, 62 x 99 mm

Photo Shoot (open to public) Elisabeth Ida Mulyani in collaboration with Ada van Hoorebeke

24-25 JUNE, 1 - 3 pm, AIR_Frankfurt Studio, Gutleutstraße 8-12 
(Photograph by Friethjof Kjer)

Little Red Riding Hoods Travel Bag

Bag made for the occasion of Where Batik Belongs- Frankfurt am Main, includes dyestuff samples and my motivation letter for air_frankfurt 2017.

Little Red Riding Hoods Travel Bag
Iron gall ink & Pomegranate on cotton, motivation letter, dyestuff samples.
Small edition of 7
45 eur incl. shipping (EU)

BBBBatik BWorkshop Frankfurt am Main!(€€€€€€€€€€€€) 13-14 June


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Check prizes here

The Animal is Present, class 1 with Stine Janvin Motland, Sunday 26 March 2017.
The Animal is Present - Global School for Lebewesen by Katrin Plavcak and Ada Van Hoorebeke

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Where Batik Belongs

Ada Van Hoorebeke - Where Batik Belongs - Batik besurek (Fake Calligraphy) 2016, Photographs: Galerie Anne de Villepoix

Ada Van Hoorebeke - Where Batik Belongs - Barricades 2016

Ada Van Hoorebeke - Small Batik Table (Perfect Pots) 2015

Ada Van Hoorebeke - Where Batik Belongs - Museum Batik

Ada Van Hoorebeke- Batik Amulet 1-2, 2015

Exhibition Views 
Clay Case - Galerie Anne de Villepoix -Paris ( AUBRY / BROQUARD Jessica BOUBETRA Jean DENANT Michel GOUERY Lee MAIDA Hubert MAROT Ada VAN HOOREBEKE) 


Photographs: Galerie Anne de Villepoix

Saturday, 15 October 2016

VUURTONGEN Edition of scarfs with DMW Art Space

Vuurtongen (Flames) by Ada Van Hoorebeke, Fall 2016          
Scarf, printed with water based
colours on 90% soya fibres and
10% viscose textile, (90x90 cm)

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Vuurtongen / Tongues of Fire

P 4 Vuurtongen / Tongues of Fire

Be-Part Studio Sat. 27 August 

On view until 29 August. (11-17h)

P 12-13 Vuurtongen / Tongues of Fire

installation view Ada Van Hoorebeke, Photograph by Ida Wollens.

Denitsa Todorova - Stone and a Glass 
Ada Van Hoorebeke - Tongues of Fire 
Opening Fr. 2 September 
Finissage Sun. 2 October
With presentation and edition sale.
DMW Art Space Antwerp

Installation shots here 

Vuurtongen / Tongues of Fire compares documentation of a company called Claessens Artists’ Canvas in Waregem (West Flanders) with interpretations of a Javanese batik pattern called ‘Tongues of Fire’. Vuurtongen was created during my residency at Be-Part, Platform for Contemporary Art in Waregem, with contributions by Mivalti day centre, Tielt (Belgium). Photographs: Elisabeth Ida Mulyani; layout: in cooperation with Olivier Schrauwen and Katja Gretzinger.