°1992, Lier, Belgium
Lives and works in Ostend, (BE)

The multiplicity of Van Breda’s work entails a study of the spatial narratives within the process of image making. Current research topics involve nature and landscape in the Anthropocene and the spatial qualities of the textile medium. Like an ethnographer he questions our environment, with a concern for the social and political conditions of places. 

Through historical research, site-specific works and material studies, physical places are transformed into ‘environments’, where new spatial narratives can deploy like a ‘speculative fabulation’. 

The use of fabulation as a way of fabrication brings him to the point of embodying ‘other’ and in doing so question the cultural significance of representation and its role in defining our belonging to the world. Through different media the artist seeks to manipulate spaces and invites us to reimagine our surrounding, with the clear intention to blur the sharpness of existing meanings and interpretations, in doing so free our mind to reach and invent new dimensions within the same physical appearance. 


The fascination for how we experience and engage with spaces becomes tangible in Van Breda’s textile works. Tapestries bend and fold in multiple ways, covering and uncovering abstract images that suggest an impressionistic experience. Constructed by hand, directly working onto the canvas, the artist creates an intimate play of thread and colour, distinguishing Van Breda’s work from the common jaquard woven works and entangling the viewer far beyond the textile surface.


On the occasion of the solo exhibition ‘before it slips away’, by Bram Van Breda

a collector’s edition has also been published, including 10 unique textile works 

with 10 copies numbered and signed from I to X.








BEFORE IT SLIPS AWAY, solo exhibition Hilde Vandaele Gallery, Watou, BE
I TRY TO IMAGINE HOW YOUR TEXTURE FELT LIKE, group exhibition curated by Carina Diepens and Diana Franssen, Ypermuseum, Ieper, BE

STILLE LEVENS, group exhibition curated by Koen Broucke, Venetiaanse Gaanderijen Oostende, Ostend BE

LET'S FILL THIS TOWN WITH ARTISTS, group exhibition curated by Charlotte Crevits, AHWNN Gallery, Ostend BE





COLLECTIBLE, group exhibition, Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Vanderborght Building, Brussels BE

THE THINKING HAND, group exhibition curated by Tatjana Pieters and Marie Mees, Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Ghent  BE

DESIGN FEST GENT, group exhibition, Design Museum, Gent BE

EVEN A STOPPED CLOCK IS RIGHT TWO TIMES A DAY, group exhibition, Les Brasseurs Art Contemporain, Luik BE 






SPOREN VAN BINNEN EN BUITEN, duo exhibition, with Bram Van Breda & Jo Van Rijckeghem , Hilde Vandaele Gallery, Watou BE


group exhibition with Anaïs Chabeur, Maikel De Greve, Thuy Lê Thi Thu, Sander Misplon, Fieke Ruitinga, Juliane Schreiber, Bram Van Breda

curated by Camille Bladt and Margo Veeckman

ENTANGLED SPLENDOR, solo exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Brussels BE 





INTO LIMBO, curated by Bram Van Breda, Cas-Co, Leuven BE

BONANZA a diorama of the near, by Bram Van Breda & Carolyn F. Strauss As the result of the four-month residency at Gastatlier Leo XIII, 

Gastatelier LeoXIII, Tilburg NL

CROSOVERS, by Adorno.design, The Truman Brewery, London UK

INTERLUDE, intervening space between sound and weavings, by Bram Van Breda & Glenn Ryszko Vlaamsesteenweg 162, Brussels BE

TO HIT WHEN MOVING, by Bram Van Breda, Merel Cremers & Lut Pil Part of the research project What We Shape, Shapes Us, Nucleo, Ghent BE

BELOVED BODIES, by Sander Vloebergs KADOC-Ku, Leuven BE

RECONNAISSANCE, exploring space and its hidden layers, by Bram Van Breda, KADOC-Ku, Leuven BE





ENCLOSED ENCOUNTERS, by Bram Van Breda, Merel Cremers & Lut Pil Part of the research project What We Shape, Shapes Us, Hotel Insomnia

Dutch Design Week 2018 DeFabriek, Eindhoven NL

PASSAGE 1, by Bram Van Breda, Merel Cremers & Lut Pil Part of the research project What We Shape, Shapes Us, Blancooo, Antwerp BE

FINI FANI, by Anja Veirman & Patricia Gérimont Regional Cultural Center, Dinant BE

ITHAKA ART FESTIVAL,  Luxemburgcollege, Leuven BE





LET YOURSELF FALL, Luca Biënnale 2017, by Ief Spincemaille Abdij Keizersberg, Leuven BE 

MATTER OUT OF PLACE, by Bram Van Breda, Les Brasseurs Arts Contemporain, Liège BE

THE GRADUATE(S) - European design talent selected by Li Edelkoort, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Mayfair, Londen UK

KoeNST project - in collaboration with DeLoodsen Antwerpen BE

 Arts in Society Award Cera & Luca School of Arts, Ghent BE





THE PLIABLE MOMENT, Dutch Design Week 16 DeFABRIEK, Eindhoven NL 

OUTSIDE (ÉCUME/SCUM), Les Brasseurs, Liège BE 

CORRIDOR/BACKSPACE, by Bram Van Breda Croxhapox, Ghent BE

LUX - Luca Showcase, DeMarkten Brussels BE

YOUNG and MAD Design awards, MAD Design Center, Brussel BE



Patricia Gérimont, Anja Veirman (2018), Fini Fani, in dialoog met textiele maakprocessen in Mali, Graphius.

ISBN 9789490049089



ISBN 9789078192435


Lut Pil, Bram Van Breda, Merel Cremers, An-Valerie Vandromme (2019)

EVERY MOVE THEY MAKE dialogues between object & space, Lut Pil, Matter&Image - 

Research Unit Image - LUCA School of Arts, Ghent; the author and the artisits.

ISBN 9789463963695


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