Karin Borghouts is a professional Belgian artist photographer. She photographs places, preferably architectural environments and interiors. Her work occupies a position between photography and visual art, and is rich in references to painting. Her highly ingenious photos can be found, for example, in the collections of the photography museums in Antwerp and Charleroi Belgium, KMSKA, the University Antwerp, Proximus Art Collection Brussels, Delen Private Bank,... Her work has been exhibited in more of 100 exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. Karin Borghouts is working on her own projects (art and documentary photography). She likes to work in site-specific projects and has a large experience in printing, publishing and exhibiting. She also works on commissioned assignments by art, cultural and heritage organizations, museums, publishers, architects and city councils. Karin Borghouts studied painting, sculpture and photography and worked also as a graphic designer. Starting with a Linhof large format camera, she is photographing now with the newest digital equipment.
Most of the photographs are available as high quality archival pigment prints in a limited edition. The exhibitions THE HOUSE, VINCENT WAS HERE, INTERLUDIUM and PARIS IMPASSE are available for museums and cultural institutes. New series are in progress.
Karin has been supported by Gallery Ronny Van de Velde and regularly participates in exhibitions at Gallery De Mijlpaal. She has also had several solo exhibitions in museums.
Clients: KMSKA, KU Leuven, MAS Antwerp, STAM, Museum Dr. Guislain, City of Ghent, Museum De Lakenhal Leiden, Van Gogh Brabant, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Proximus, Delen Private Bank, Royal Palace Belgium, BAI publishers, Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Middelheim Museum, Zoo Antwerpen, EU-Japan Fest, Vlaams Architectuur Instituut, Vlaamse Bouwmeester, HCVA Architecten, KAAN Architecten and many others.
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1977-1980: Painting - Artistiek Hoger Onderwijs Sint-Maria Antwerp (BE) (now Karel de Grote-Hogeschool)
1975-1983: Painting Academie Noord (BE)
1984-1992: Sculpture Academie Noord (BE)
1998-2002: Photography Academie Noord (BE)
1981 - 1992: Graphic designer at communication agencies
1993 - 2011: Independent graphic designer
2003 - present: Independent artist photographer
Copyright is retained on all images by Karin Borghouts. No reproduction of any kind is allowed without written permission.
Member of SOFAM.