Ilse D’Hollander (1968 – 1997) was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Ilse D’Hollander studied art in Antwerp and Ghent. The influence of French painter Nicolas de Staël can still be discerned in her early work, as evidenced by several large gouaches in which greens and reds dominate. Impressions she absorbed on long walks would provide material for her paintings, which can be seen as after-images of her wanderings. The abstract images record her memories of the rolling hills, the still water of the canal, the fruit trees in the orchard. Sketchy, incomplete, not entirely accurate and with few details – just like memories themselves.

Courtesy Gallery Sofie Van de Velde



  • 1989 – 1991 Hoger Instituut voor Beeldende Kunsten St. Lucas, Ghent (afdeling schilderkunst)
  • 1988 Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen (afdeling schilderkunst)
  • 1987 Kunsthumaniora RISCO Berchem
  • 1981 – 1986 St. Carolus, Sint-Niklaas

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021 Tension Field, Sean Kelly, New York
  • 2020 Ilse D’Hollander: Early Works, cc Binder, Puurs, Belgiumland(e)scapes, Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2019 Ilse D’Hollander, Sean Kelly Asia, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ilse D’Hollander, The Arts Club, London, United Kingdom
    Ilse D’Hollander, Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2018 Ilse D’Hollander, Victoria Miro Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017 Early Works Ilse D’Hollander, White House Gallery, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2016 Ilse D’Hollander, Sean Kelly, New York
    En mon coeur, l’histoire deviant mélancholie, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2015 Ilse D’Hollander, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2014 Halts in an Open Landscape, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    Untitled, Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium
    Works on Paper and Canvas, M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2013 Ilse D’Hollander, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Ilse D’Hollander, M Museum, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2010 A Bout de Souffle, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2004 Colour, Light, & Space, Lucas De Bruycker Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
  • 1996 In Den Bouw, Kalken, Belgium

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 New Visions: After De Keyser, David Zwirner, Hong Kong and VirtualThe Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue, Hosted on VORTIC by
    Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom
  • 2020 L’Heure Bleue, Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2019 Looking At The World Through Rose Coloured Glasses, PLUS-ONE Gallery Nieuw Zuid, Antwerp, Belgium
    Private View: Charlotte Posenenske and Ilse D’Hollander, Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp,Belgium
    Salon de Peinture, M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Works on Paper, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Reste L’Air et Le Monde…, FRAC – Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
    Surface Work, Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017 50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie 1967 – 2017, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf,
    Artemisia, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
    In the Picture, Galerie Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2016 B.LAST, Venetian Galleries, Oostende, Netherlands
  • 2015 Geometric Abstractions, Sofie Van De Velde, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2014 Paintings on Paper, David Zwirner, New York
  • 2013 Painting – D’Hollande, Posenenske, Warboys, rKonrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2009 Biennale Van de Schilderkunst: Het Sublieme Voorbji, MDD, Deurle, Ghent, Belgium
  • 2003 Stille Schilders, Caermersklooster, Ghent, Belgium
  • 2000 Bubbles, CCNOA – Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1996 Aula Art, Ghent, Belgium
  • 1994 Urmel Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
  • 1992 Aula Art, Ghent, BelgiumCOLLECTIONS

Selected collections

  • Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
  • FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK