Artist in residence Villa Van Wassenhove (upcoming)
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE)
November 2017

Happy being selected for the International Design Workshop week for master students architecture, interior architecture, product development and heritage studies of the Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp 2018.

Group show Ecce Homo (upcoming)
Different locations & institutions in Antwerp (BE), more information soon!
16 November 2017 - 14 February 2018

Sarah Westphal Reading the Air - kuuki wo yomu (upcoming)
Leopoldplaats 12, 2000 Antwerp (BE)
10 September - 22 October 2017
Opening 10 September 2017 from 2 - 5 pm

Yeah! I am so happy to be selected for Turning Photography, an online platform initiated on occasion of
Dirk Braeckman’s selection for the Belgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale to turn the spotlight on some
of the most audacious artists working in the medium of photography in Belgium today. Proud ;)

Group show The Poetics of Weather
Shoko Aso, Rui Sasaki, Sarah Westphal
Hoenji Shrine, Kanazawa (JP)
29 April - 7 May 2017

"Zwei Räume für sich allein" was shortlisted by Stiftung Buchkunst as one of the most beautiful
books of the year 2017 & awarded with a silver medal!

Zwei Räume für sich allein. Maria von Gneisenau und Schloss Molsdorf

With texts by Susanne Längle, Dirk Naguschewski, Silke Opitz and Lut Pil
Edited by Silke Opitz and Landeshauptstadt Erfurt
Designed by Lukas Küng and Giulia Schelm
Published by Revolver Publishing 2016
ISBN 978-3-95763-354-5

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The design of the book reflects on the one hand the presentation of the Countess' own publications. However, it
connects also and particularly typographically the past with the present. In the second part of the publication
carefully chosen artworks by Delphine Courtillot, Jorge Chamorro, Wiebke Meurer and Sarah Westphal are
introduced. These positions of todays' art and contemporary designs reflect -- also within the scope of an
exhibition series in 2016 at Molsdorf Palace -- qualities and phenomena already "modern" at the beginning of
the 20th century and significant for Maria von Gneisenau. Till this day they have lost nothing of their fascination: The layers of time and the atmospheres that inscribe themselves into living spaces; how women are inspired by
fashion and literature to try on different roles and identities; a sometimes decadent penchant for all things
decorative as well as the fracturing of typical gender stereotypes.

Group show Disclosure
Johan Laethem,, Stéphanie Leblon, Koen Broucke, Sarah Westphal
Monastery, Zusters Passionistinnen
Blekerijstraat 22, 8700 Tielt (BE)
21 April - 21 May 2017
Opening Thursday 20 May 2017 at 7.30 pm

Group show Tinto. Without Tinto.
Eve Beaurepaire, Anne Deguelle, Stéphanie Leblon, Sophie Muller, Niyaz Najafov, Luca Resta,
Nicoline van Stapele, Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Sarah Westphal, Sanne de Wolf
8 rue de la Linière,1060, Brussels (BE)
Opening 22 April 2017 at 6 pm

Book release The Black Cat Territory. Fictions and Frictions of Inhabited Space
Ghent (BE): LUCA Faculty of the Arts, Research Group Matter & Image, ISBN 978-90-9030-223-2

Work in public Untitled (Vertical/Blinds), AZ Alma, Eeklo (BE)

Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)

Lecture The pliable moment. The making of social and artistic fabric

Prof. Lut Pil will discuss the concept of 'the pliable moment' in the work of visual artist Sarah Westphal.
Prof. Anja Veirman en Tiécoura N’Daou will present the research project ‘Mudcloth and the making of social
and artistic Fabric’.

De Fabriek
Baarstraat 38
5615RG Eindhoven

27 Oct. 7.30 - 10.30 pm

Solo exhibition Zwei Räume für sich allein, Maria von Gneisenau und Schloss Molsdorf (upcoming)
Kunsthalle Erfurt - Schloss Molsdorf (DE)
23 Oct. - 11 Dec. 2016

Opening 22 October 2016 at 4 pm at Molsdorf Palce, Erfurt (DE)

Full House
Kunsthalle Erfurt - Schloss Molsdorf, Erfurt (DE)
Text by Silke Opitz
15,1 x 1,7 x 24,1 cm
English / German edition, 2015
ISBN 9783957632845

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This carefully designed publication does not only serve as a guidebook for the group show FULL HOUSE. With
ts layout and design, it can also be seen and used as a game or game set. It is not solely a reflection of the
exhibition’s title or of a particular hand of cards or constellation of dots on the dice in games of chance. Instead,
historical facts and anecdotes about Molsdorf Palace and its former owner, Count Gustav Adolph von Gotter
(1692 Gotha – 1762 Berlin), and information about the participating artists and they works are presented to the
reader on three textual layers – for him to “freely combine” at will. Thus, it is also made clear that history is
primarily a construct that leads to as many different stories as there are people involved in its writing.
In the one-of-a-kind group show FULL HOUSE at Molsdorf Palace, 13 fantastical works of contemporary art and
design hark back to the eventful history of the setting and its erstwhile owner, who climbed the social ladder. His
acquisition and loss of Molsdorf Palace recall Grimm’s fairy tale of the fisherman and his wife – only in his case,
it was the story of a profligate gentleman. People’s desire for property and prestige is of course always an
ephemeral phenomenon. Everything is only a fleeting specter… So it is all the more important to savor it.

Sonja ALHÄUSER, Peter CALLESEN, Janet CARDIFF & George Bures MILLER, Olga CHERNYSHEVA, Kristina
GIRKE, Christiane HAASE, ILMGOLD/Laura Straßer, Folkert DE JONG, Wiebke MEURER, Jens RISCH, Nasan
Kuratorin / curator: Silke Opitz

The Institute, Oscar van den Bogaard: Uitgeverij Lannoo, ISBN 9789401423991
The Institute opens the doors of a commonly closed world: the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent.
The 230 artists having resided there in the past 20 years present exclusive artist's pages and acclaimed
experts reflect on art and art institutes. The HISK offers young and talented artists from home and abroad their
own studio and personal guidance by professionals from the international art scene for a period of 2 years. In
these 2 years they are given time and freedom to develop. This is often the start of a successful international
career. The Institute unites all HISK artists from all over the world. They show old, but mainly new work thus
offering a surprising view on the recent history of modern art in Belgium and abroad. Moreover influential art
critics such as HISK co-founder and chairman Willem Elias, Pascal Gielen, Katerina Gregos, Gertrud
Sandqvist, John C. Welchman,artist Nedko Solakov and philosopher Tom De Mette shed their light on the
artist in his studio and his social role in the world. Artistic director Oscar van den Boogaard debates with Tate
Modern director Chris Dercon on the future of art in its academic context. They asks themselves: 'What is the
role of a Higher Institue for Fine Arts?' and 'How does such an institute remain relevant?' The result is an
impressive 'gesamt' artwork, marking the ambition and future of the HISK

Sarah Westphal. TIMPANO
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne (DE)
Text by Roland Krischel
16 x 24 cm, 36 pages
German edition, 2013

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Monograph Sarah Westphal: PALIMPSEST
Author: Lut Pil, Antoon Van den Braembussche,
Graphic design by Kim Beirnaert and Pierre Stubbe
Hardcover, 18 x 24 cm, 80 pages
English / Dutch edition, 2011

ISBN: 9789090261010 ISBN-13: 9789090261010

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