Eileen Sussholz

Eileen Cohen Süssholz’s ceramic sculptures take the form of assemblages of objects that are individually cast in moulds that she makes from things that populates our cultural landscape. Whether plucked from the pedestal of art history or pilfered from the basement junk heap, her work acknowledges that we inhabit and engage with a world of objects. However, claiming that objects are never just objects, she delves beyond the manifest level of appearance to explore how these mundane inanimate forms often act as symbols that are unknowingly imbued with potency. As such her work can be seen as an attempt to uncover some of the fundamental concerns and values that underpin the meaning-laden rituals that are played out in the theatre of our daily lives. The artist furthermore ironically questions cultural clichés, contemporary notions of taste, as she does the status of the art object itself. The result is work in which the trivial and sublime are made inseparable as they become united through the materiality of clay and colour to be reborn in compositions of flashy, eccentric beauty.

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Eileen Cohen Süssholz    CV

2022

Pop goes the weasel – Pedrami Gallery, Antwerp (solo show)
Art Brussels
Art Rotterdam
Ceramic Art Andenne – international ceramics contest Andenne, Belgium
O’Final – Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp (Specialisation graduation show)
Viewmaster – Zuiderpershuis, Special Selection

2021

Onboards Biennale Antwerp
Art Rotterdam
‘Fertile Crescent’ – Pedrami Gallery (group show) curated by Philip Marquebreuk
61st Faenza Prize selection (Italy)

2020

Omnia Vanitas – Erasmus House Museum – Brussels (solo show)
Itinerart – Brussels (group show)

2019

‘It’s so good to have you in my life’ – Pedrami Gallery, Antwerp (group show)
The Colour of Water’ – Antwerp Art Pavilion – Museum aan de Stroom (group show)
Viewmaster/Masterview – Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp
O’ Final – Loodswezen, Antwerp (Bachelor Graduation show)
Awarded Berchem Academy Prize
Art Route Antwerp – Maadgenhuis Museum

2018

Omnia Vanitas – Pedrami Gallery, Antwerp (solo show)
A(R)MOR – Pedrami Gallery, Antwerp (duo show)

2016

100 Artistes en Liberté – Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels (group show)
Selected for Sporen – Open sites, Ypres (group show)

2015

Dystopia Series – inSight, Antwerp (solo show)
Open Ateliers – Antwerp 

2011

Shakedown Dreams – Banks, Antwerp (solo show)

2008

Campo and Campo (graduation show)