Sart-Tilman Open Air Museum, Liège, Belgium
Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
Elodie Antoine makes use of flexible materials such as thread, fabric, wallpaper, wool carpet and felt, working with everyday items–chairs, frames, sinks–but always taking them beyond their limits. Antoine strives for taking complete possession of the space, placing objects in a way which seems as if they self-generated there. She uses textiles in order to create a universe made of organic and vegetable matter where all the items, with their peculiar shapes, seem to be in a state of progression. She explores the potential of materials by allowing them to multiply and outgrow in a way that is natural to them, but which she nonetheless cleverly controls. The proliferating and hybrid installations could be in line with artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Annette Messager, Eva Hesse, and Dorothea Tanning.
She has had solo exhibitions at Dominique Lang Gallery in Dudelange, Maison d'Art Actuel des Chartreux in Brussels, Frédéric Desimpel Gallery in Brussels, B-Gallery in Brussels, Costume, and The Sart-Tilman Open-air Museum in Liège, among others. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at venues such as Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Dr. Guislain Museum in Gent, Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, and Jura Mountains Museum of Arts in Switzerland .
Courtesy Aeroplastics Contemporary