Personal work

  • 2017-2022

    A Painter's House

    After his death, the house of the painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947) was inhabited by his unmarried daughters and son. The…

  • 2011-2021

    Paris Impasse

    Paris has about 600 impasses, cités, villas and squares: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. Within the Périphérique,…

  • 2012

    The house - Het huis

    A fire destroyes the childhood home of photographer Karin Borghouts. The event causes a shock and a wake of all…

  • 2019

    Vincent was here

    After Karin Borghouts took photographs of the Van Gogh reproduction in her parents’ burned-out home, she became aware of her…

  • 2020-2021

    De laatste reis / The Final Journey

    The home, the place where we can safely retreat. It is also the place where our identity becomes visible. Interiors…

  • 2015-...

    Chambres mortes

    A look into interiors of the past, which have been substantially restored or even reconstructed. These interiors are trying to…

  • 2009-2019

    Interludium

    Interludium (Interlude) is a visual research into exhibition spaces and museums. Can we see the museum as a metaphor for…

  • 2012-2014

    Construction sites

    Karin Borghouts was selected as a city photographer of Antwerp, Belgium from March 2012 until March 2014, an inititative of…

  • 2009-2017

    Reliquiae

    Karin Borghouts photographed animal models, replicas, casts and specimens from different university collections. Borghouts was struck by the formal beauty…

  • 2008-2019

    L'esprit de l'espace

    Karin Borghouts is fascinated by places. Her keen, analytical eye allows her to touch the sensitivities in the environment, interiors…

  • 2005

    Saga - Japan

    Karin Borghouts was invited to photograph in Japan in December 2005 at the invitation of the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee,…

  • 2002-2011

    Rooilijn

    Rooilijn: Dutch for the boundary line between private space and the public road. Karin Borghouts photographs places in our urbanised…

  • 2001-2009

    The Show

    A picture of an exhibition room with empty showcases. The exhibited objects are gone and this gives the picture a…

  • 2001-2005

    Through the Looking Glass

    Karin Borghouts’ photos portray things that touch both the real and the imaginary. Reality is not a given but in…

  • 2001

    Large household waste

    One of the starting series of Karin borghouts. Large household waste waiting to be collected formed the subject of this…