Klaartje Lambrechts

The work of the Belgian photographer Klaartje Lambrechts (1976) is characterized by her alluring renderings of human emotions, often woven together into graphic or architectural perspectives.

She is focused on portrait and conceptual photography.

Although her visual language evokes a pureness and vulnerability, often it is concealed with cynicism and wit. This tangle of levels is enhanced by the play of light, all captured into one aesthetic composition. Driven by perfection and due to her ten-year practice in the fashion industry in Antwerp and in Paris, which she completed as commercial director for the famous Belgian fashion house A.F. Vandevorst, Klaartje developed an exquisite vision on aesthetics.

In 2008, urged by creativity and the inner sense, she initiated an education in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp to tell her own visual story.

In 2012 she decided to dedicate her time entirely to photography.

Despite a late photographic departure, her work is already been nominated for several awards.

She was the finalist of the Grand Prix de la Decouverte 2012, category People/Portraits (FR).

She was the first selected at the Photofestival Knokke (BE) and was shortlisted in the Sony World Photography Award, category Arts/Culture (UK).

In 2011 Klaartje became the winner of the Weekend Knack Award, Food is Fashion (BE).

Her photographs also participated in several exhibitions. To name a few: in 2014 she had a group exhibition with her series Rewound. In 2013 she had solo show with Hospital Series, exposed in the illustrious setting of the Antwerp University Hospital (BE), where the eponymous photo book was also presented.

In November 2012 her work will be on show at the NoFound Photo Fair (FR) in Paris during the Mois de la Photo. Earlier 2012 her series Project #1 was included in a group show at the Art Festival in Watou (BE) and in the Somerset House in London (UK). Three selected images of Project #1 were already presented for the first time at the Photo View / Kick off Photofestival Knokke (BE) in 2011.

Klaartje Lambrechts lives and works in Antwerp.

2020 Solo show ‘SHAFAGH’ Pedrami Gallery, Antwerpen

2017 Group exhibition art festival Watou, Belgium

2016 Solo show ‘Rewound’ Eyeloco, Antwerp, Belgium Fotofever Paris Solo show ‘Aeternae’ La DoDo gallery, Milan, Italy Group exhibition ‘Fotofestival’, Knokke, Belgium

2015 Solo show ‘The silence is here again tonight’ Artelli gallery, Antwerp, Belgium Group exhibition ‘Renaissance photography prize’ Getty Images Gallery , London , UK

2014 Group exhibition ‘Rewound’ Photo event, Mechelen, Belgium Solo show ‘Hope’ Fedasil, Brussel, Belgium

2013 Solo show ‘Young Heroes’ Museumcafe Fomu, Antwerp, Belgium Traveling group exhibition ‘Photo View’, Belgium Group Exhibition ‘Photo Academy award’ Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands

2012 Group exhibition ‘Grand prix de la decouverte’ No Found Fair, Paris, France Solo show ‘Hospital Series’ Antwerp, Belgium Group exhibition ‘ Kunstenfestival’ Watou, Belgium Group exhibition ‘Sony world award’ London, UK

2011 Group exhibition winner ‘Weekend Knack Award’ Brussel, Belgium

Finalist ‘Renaissance Photography Prize’ London, UK 2014

Finalist ‘Kolga photo festival’ Georgia 2013

Finalist Photo View, Kick off Fotofestival Knokke, Belgium Finalist Photo academy award, Den Haag, The Netherlands. 2012

Finalist Sony world award ‘ Arts & Culture’ , London, UK Finalist ‘Art takes Miami’ US Finalist ‘Grand prix de la decouverte’ Paris, France 2011

Winner Weekend Knack Award, Brussels, Belgium Finalist Photo View, Kick off Fotofestival Knokke, Belgium Finalist Dexia Art, Brussels, Belgium.