Charlotte vander Borght, MASS IX, 2020


Drawing on the history of design, painting, or architecture, Charlotte vander Borght constantly questions and reinterprets the materials and structures belonging to the realm of industrial production. Acutely aware of programmed obsolescence and the ever- accelerating exchange of goods, services, and data, vander Borght aims to shine a new light on “everyday objects”. The series entitled MASS brings together sculptures that are physically impressive yet light in their materiality. They were produced from boards of Dibond made in the 1970’s, and recovered from a Paris modernist building. Hovering between abstraction and figuration, Charlotte vander Borght has repurposed, reshaped and painted these initially industrial panels in order to elicit their emotional power, to expose the affective and collective memory that is latent in materials.

About the artist

Charlotte vander Borght (b. 1988 in Brussels) lives and works in New York. After having started a BA’s degree in sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts of London, she pursued sculpture at La Cambre - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels in Brussels. Charlotte vander Borght has presented solo and duo exhibitions such as Run, River at Mascota Gallery, Mexico City (2022); Affinities in the Ether Wind, New Space, Liège (2021); Shining Flesh, A.D. NYC, New York (2021); Crooked Position, Deborah Bowmann, Brussels (2020); Fly Trap, WIELS, Brussels (2017) after her residency in 2016.
Recent group exhibitions include amongst others Sculpture Garden, Geneva Biennale (2022); Des choses vraies qui font semblant d’être des faux semblants, La Friche, Marseille (2021); Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (2020); Life Still, C L E A R I N G, New York (2020); The Secret Life of Lobsters, C L E A R I N G, Knokke-Heist (2020) and Kunst in Puurs, Puurs Sint Amands (2020).

In April 2023, the artist will present a solo exhibition at Baronian Brussels.

Charlotte vander Borght -Baptiste Janin (10)