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Vincent was here


After Karin Borghouts took photographs of the Van Gogh reproduction in her parents’ burned-out home, she became aware of her youthful memories of this painting and the influence it had had on her visual memory. Slowly a 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 looked and photographed things today that the painter had looked at, drawn and painted around 130 years ago. Karin has also made reconstructions of Van Gogh’s still lifes and photographed them. The exhibition Vincent was here can be hired by museums and cultural institutes. Feel free to ask information.


Karin Borghouts’ beautiful book of photographs, ‘Vincent was here’ is published by 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 - 2000 Antwerpen BE

Solo exhibition VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts
23/09/2021 - 4/12/2021
Gallery De Vuyst - Kerkstraat 22-54 - 9160 Lokeren BE

Solo exhibition VINCENT WAS HERE Karin Borghouts
16/12/2021 - 26/3/2022
Citadelle de Namur -Route Merveilleuse 64 - 5300 Namur BE


  • A PAINTER'S HOUSE + THE HOUSE  60 euro Karin Borghouts, graphic design Jean-Michel Meyers


    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…

  • Series Paris Impasse © Karin Borghouts


    Paris Impasse

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

  • 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…

  • The Final Journey ©Karin Borghouts, 2020, 10 x 10 cm


    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…