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Vincent was here


After photographing the Van Gogh reproduction in her parents' burnt-out house, Karin Borghouts became aware of her youthful memories of the painting and the influence it had on her visual memory. Slowly, the ball started rolling, and the photographer has since followed in Vincent van Gogh's footsteps several times over the past few years. Zundert, de Borinage, Nuenen, Parijs, Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Auvers sur Oise... she has looked at and photographed things that the painter looked at, drew and painted some 130 years ago. Karin also reconstructed and photographed Van Gogh's still lifes.


Karin Borghouts’ beautiful book of photographs, ‘Vincent was here’ is published by Gallery Ronny Van de Velde.
Book Vincent was here
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Special edition Vincent was here

Solo exhibition VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts
21/09/2019 - 12/01/2020
Het Noordbrabants Museum - Verwersstraat 41 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch NL
Together with ‘Van Goghs intimi’ (Van Gogh’s Inner Circle)

Duo exhibition VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts - NO PHOTOS FROM VAN GOGH Hans de Kort
16/02/2020 - 14/06/2020
The exhibitions are prolonged until Sunday 16 August 2020.
VincentvanGoghHuis - Markt 26-27 - Zundert NL

Solo exhibition VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts
25/6/2021 - 26/9/2021
part of the gallerywalk of AntwerpPhoto festival
- Nosestraat 7 - Antwerpen BE

Solo exhibition VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts
23/09/2021 - 4/12/2021
Gallery De Vuyst - Kerkstraat 22-54 - Lokeren BE

Solo exhibition VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts
16/12/2021 - 26/3/2022
Citadelle de Namur - Route Merveilleuse 64 - Namur BE

Solo exhibition VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts
16/04/2023 - 30/10/2023 Prolonged until 15/02/2024
Van Gogh Village Museum - Nuenen NL


Exhibition available for museums and cultural institutions.
Archival pigment prints for sale in various dimensions. Contact.

  • The guardian of the Titans at the Domaine du Levant in Cuesmes. Several former mining sites are privately owned. © Karin Borghouts, 2024


    Au Borinage

    The Borinage, South-West of Mons in Belgium, was one of the most inspiring regions that Karin Borghouts visited as part…

  • Series Homescapes ©Karin Borghouts 2020



    This photographic project started in the spring of 2020, the year of the corona. For this photographic project Karin Borghouts…

  • Series Paris Impasse © Karin Borghouts


    Paris Impasse

    Paris has about 600 cul de sacs, cités, villas and squares: streets that end in a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. Within…

  • 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 unmarried daughters and son. The…