Hilde Goossens was born in 1978 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. She continued her artistic journey in 1994 at Sint-Lucas Ghent, where she graduated in 1997 with great distinction.

 

Now residing in the picturesque Flemish Ardennes in Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Belgium, Hilde's work is deeply influenced by her daily life, contemplative walks, and memorable travels, often captured through the lens of her smartphone. Her primary medium is acrylic on paper, which serves as the foundation for her larger canvas works. Hilde's style is distinguished by its evocative power, skillfully stripping away extraneous details to reveal the essence of her subjects. These frozen memories, brushed suggestively on canvas in muted colours, evoke a sense of tranquility and introspection. Each week, she shares a story that intertwines her diary entries with her art, creating a poetic narrative rendered in these silenced hues.

 

Hilde has showcased her art in several solo exhibitions, including at Zebrastraat in Ghent, the public library in Zottegem, and the Cultural Center De Meent in Alsemberg. Her work has also been featured in group exhibitions at PMMK in Ostend (now Muzee) and the Textielmuseum in Ghent. Additionally, her work is part of the growing private collection Merode in Ronse.

 

Born in 1978 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Works and resides in Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Belgium

 

solo exhibitions

2024, OSD, Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Belgium
2024, Thuis, Kunstkamer Oudenaarde, Belgium

2023, OSD, Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Belgium

2022, Altijd Onderweg, De Weverij, Evergem, Belgium
2022, OSD, Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Belgium

2021, Onderweg, Yes Art Gallery, Sint-Idesbald, Belgium

2019, Onderweg, Cultureel Centrum De Meent, Alsemberg, Belgium
2019, Onderweg, L'Atelier, Aalst, Belgium

2018, Onderweg, Expo18, Ostend, Belgium
2018, Onderweg, Casa 93, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

2017, OSD, Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Belgium
2017, Galerij Huis Huis, Ghent, Belgium
2017, Kunstroute Oosterzele, Pastorie, Balegem, Belgium

2016, Patronen, Artist of the month at Zebrastraat, Ghent, Belgium
2016, Structuren, ID+Art Center, Hamme, Belgium

2015, Af-wachtend, Theater Scala, Ghent, Belgium
2015, Af-wachten, Public Library, Zottegem, Belgium

2008, Lines, Castle of Blauwendale, Waasmunster, Belgium
2008, Lines: the Second Episode, Pastorij, Sombeke, Belgium

2006, 't Latemke, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
2006, OSD, Waasmunster, Belgium
2006, Au Bord du Lac, Eke, Belgium

 

group exhibitions

2024, En Route, Dendermonde, Belgium
2024, Villa Global, Veltem, Belgium
2024, Private Views, De Meesterwoning Hamme, Belgium
2024, Private Views, atelier Katrien Everaert Hamme, Belgium
2024, Private Views, Natuuratelier, Sombeke, Belgium
2024, Promenades, Flooat Gallery, Aalter, Belgium
2024, CAS, Oostende, Belgium
2024, Home, The Green Door Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2023, De rol van de vrouw in de kunst, Het Kunstkot, Hamme, Belgium
2023, Crux Interpretum, De Meesterwoning, Hamme, Belgium
2023, Coupee Cahier, Industriemuseum Ghent, Belgium
2023, Licht, lucht en water, ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium
2023, De intimiteit van papier, ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium

2022, Circus Humanus, Heemkring, Hamme, Belgium

2021, Lustrum, Overzichtstentoonstelling 2016>2021, Zebrastraat, Ghent, Belgium
2021, De Sacraliteit van het Licht, Kunstforum De Koolputten, Waasmunster, Belgium
2021, Schatten zoeken in Schetsboeken, Kunstroute, Hamme, Belgium

2020, Onderhuids, Kunstforum De Koolputten, Waasmunster, Belgium

2019, Landscap, Square42, Ostend, Belgium
2019, Gelaagdheid, DACA loft, Hamme, Belgium
2019, It's time Square42 show!, Ostend, Belgium
2019, Kunst in de huiskamer, Hamme, Belgium

2018, VLOT, Square42, Ostend, Belgium
2018, Rendez-vous, Gallery Resonans, Ghent, Belgium
2018, COUP/E/E, Brussel Noord, Belgium
2018, Picturale Connecties, ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium
2018, Kastelenkunstroute, Zottegem, Belgium
2018, Kunstroute Oosterzele, Ijzeren hekken, Landskouter, Belgium
2018, Jardin d'amis XII: Parlando Ma Non Troppo, Hamme, Belgium

2017, Post-Art from the Edge, 't Grijze Huis, Ostend, Belgium
2017, See@Sea, Square42, Ostend, Belgium
2017, Jardin d'amis XI: Omnium Memoria, Hamme, Belgium
2017, Double Face, SQuare42, Ostend, Belgium
2017, Crux Interpretum, ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium
2017, Sporen, het landschap als herinnering, Hamme, Belgium
2017, Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in ..., ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium

2016, Art-in-a-box, ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium
2016, De mythe van de leegte, De Ouverture in Cadzand-Bad, The Netherlands
2016, See@Sea, Square42, Ostend, Belgium
2016, Jardin d'amis, ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium
2016, Shizuoka Art Palet, Prefectual Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
2016, Stoer, Cabinart 2016, Sint-Idesbald, Belgium
2016, Design - Art - Object, /NTRO, Ghent, Belgium
2016, Tussen leegte en licht, ID Collective, Hamme, Belgium

2015, Versier me, ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium
2015, Jardin D'amis: Petit déjeuner sur l'herbe, ID Collective, Hamme, Belgium
2015, Black&White, ID Collectief, Hamme, Belgium
2015, Eindeloosheid, Cabin Art 2015, Sint-Idesbald, Belgium
2015, Ekspose.me, Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

2006, Een hoofd om u tegen te zeggen, Kasteel Blauwendael, Waasmunster, Belgium
2006, Les Trois, PMMK, Ostend, Belgium

 

collections

2022, MErode, Ronse, Belgium

  

publications

2024, OSD, exhibition catalog, May
2024, Thuis: op reis in het werk van Hilde Goossens, The Art Couch magazine, April
2024, Thuis, exhibition catalog, April
2024, Kufstein, Tirol, Fall 2023, monograph, April
2024, De Kleurencombinatie, Kunstletters #24 magazine, January

2023, Valencia, Summer 2023, monograph, December
2023, Het Kruis als symbool, exhibition catalog, November
2023, Licht, lucht en water, exhibition catalog, September
2023, De intimiteit van papier, exhibition catalog, April 
2023, Spring-Winter 2022-2023, monograph, April 

2022, Summer 2022, monograph, December
2022, Circus Humanus, exhibition catalog, September
2022, Sit Down, monograph, May

2021, Virtual Visit, monograph, December
2021, Lustrum, Zebrastraat Artists of the month, exhibition catalog, November
2021, De Intimiteit van het schetsboek, Art Cahier #26 magazine, October 
2021, Ateliers in beeld: Hilde Goossens, Kunstletters #14 magazine p 6-7, July 
2021, De keuze van Penelope Deltour, Kunstletters #12 magazine, January

2020, Coronaproof, Kunstenaarsportretten in crisistijd, Art Cahier #25 magazine, November
2020, Through Walls, YOC exhibition catalog, January

2018, Kastelenkunstroute en Collateral Event Zottegem, program catalog, June
2018, Uit de webgalerie, Kunstletters #1 magazine, April
2018, Parlando ma non troppo, exhibition catalog Jardin d'amis XII, August

2017, Sporen ... het landschap als herinnering, exhibition catalog, May

2016, Laat de verf maar druipen, Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen #361 magazine p 56-57, November
2016, De Dans van de Zwaan, exhibition catalog Jardin d'amis X, August
2016, Structuren - Hilde Goossens, exhibition catalog, April

 

texts

2024, Patrick Auwelaert

2020, Freddy Huylenbroeck

2018, Sassafras De Bruyn

2016, Patrick Auwelaert
2016, Freddy Huylenbroeck

 

competitions | awards | selections

2023, Home, an initiative by Green Door Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2021, De keuze van Penelope Deltour uit de webgalerie van Beeld/Kunstwerkt

2020, Beeld-Estafette van Kunstwerkt

2019, Yoc.be, an initiative by Gallery Dessers, Hasselt, Belgium

2018, Sassafras De Bruyn kiest uit de webgalerie van Kunstwerkt
2018, Lady's into art, De Wasserij, Lokeren, Belgium

2016, Shizuoka Art Palet, Japan
2016, Hommage, top 105, Belgium
2016, Cabin Art, Koksijde, Belgium

2015, Selection Artist of the month - Zebrastraat, Gent, Belgium
2015, Cabin Art, Koksijde, Belgium

2006, Selection PMMK (an organisation of Amuseevous), Oostende, Belgium
2006, Selection Arnoevoo, Bredene, Belgium

 

education

1994 - 1997, Visual Arts, Sint-Lucas Institute, with Great Distinction, Ghent, Belgium

 

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upcoming

en route - group exhibition - dendermonde - september 8, 2024
group exhibition - contemporary art space, zottegem - november 2024
open studio days - may 17+18, 2025
vacation memories - solo exhibition - groenhove, torhout - september 2025