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Karin Borghouts photographed animal models, replicas, casts and specimens from different university collections. Borghouts was struck by the formal beauty of these bizarre remnants of deceased animals, which are transformed into objects of study. To take them out of their fixed context and do justice to their alienated beauty, Borghouts photographed the objects against pink, mint green and turquoise backgrounds. In doing so, Borghouts retains the remnants of an existence, and breathes life into them by awarding them the special status of artwork. Thanks to the GUM Universitymuseum Ghent and Aquarium-Muséum de Liège.

Group exhibition 'Kunst aan zet' - Gallery De Mijlpaal Heusden and Knokke 2019-2020
Group exhibition ‘Creatures Made to Measure - Animals and Contemporary Design’ at Designmuseum Ghent (BE) with 6 photographs (series Reliquiae) by Karin Borghouts. May 17 - September 29, 2019
Group exhibition ‘NUCLEUS’ (Noorderlicht Fotofestival) in Groningen NL. Octobre 22 - Novembre 26, 2017
Group exhibition ‘The Beauty and the Beast’ at Kasteel d’Ursel Hingene (BE). May 25 - October 15, 2017
Solo exhibition ‘Sans vie, Natura Artis Magistra’, Les Brasseurs/l’Annexe , Liège, Belgium, 2010
A first series ‘Study objects’ was made for an exhibition in the Library of Art sciences of the University Ghent Belgium (Boekentoren) in 2009 (in collaboration with two museums of the University Ghent)
Karin Borghouts created the series ‘Rigor Mortis” for the groupexhibition POST MORTEM in 2015 in Ghent (in collaboration with the University Ghent). Art after Death: Post Mortem October 16 - December 20, 2015. UGent, Rommelaere Instituut, Ghent, Belgium.
The skeleton was made for a group exhibition in Ostend Belgium within the framework of a James Ensor celebration in 2010.

  • Photobook (dummy) Paris Impasse by © Karin Borghouts


    Paris Impasse

    “Paris has more than 600 ‘impasses’: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. And that is without counting the…

  • Vincent was here, Church Auvers sur Oise, 65 x 50 cm © Karin Borghouts


    Vincent was here

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

  • The house, archival pigment print 65 x 52 cm ©KBorghouts


    The house - Het huis

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

  • Series 'A painter's house' © Karin Borghouts, 2017


    A painter's house

    After his death, the house of the painter Marten Melsen (1870-1947) was inhabited by his daughters. The sisters continued to…