Damien & The Love Guru

Count Your Blessings (left),
Count My Blessings (right)
2021

Bronze
132 x 31 x 14 cm (each)
Installation view
Count Your Blessings
Detail
Faith in Strangers #1
2021
Beeswax
Installation view
Faith in Strangers (#2, #3, #4)
2021
Beeswax
Installation view
Faith in Strangers
Detail
Installation view, Sour Well, Nir Altman, 2022, Munich, DE
Installation view, Sour Well, Nir Altman, 2022, Munich, DE
Installation view, David Zwirner Platform Paris / Brussels, 2020
Installation view miart Milan
2019
Scenography design by Parasite 2.0

The Happy Inn
2016
16'00" video, HD

Installation view
Time Curves Like A Pretzel
2019
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, DE
Installation view Ghost Of A Chance
Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL
He Who Walks Behind The Rows
2019
Ceramics
180 × 35 × 25 cm
Mittere and Resurrection
2019
Ceramics
180 × 35 × 25 cm
Cesar Millan
2019
Ceramics
170 × 30 × 25 cm

Sharon Van Overmeiren tunes into the infinite flow of visual information of our collective consciousness. She copies and pastes forms that cross her path, introducing shapes to each other to start a formal conversation and strives to capture and exchange. Translating found forms into ceramics is an important part of Van Overmeiren’s process. It is how she strips shapes from their original context, how she finds their essence and equalises them.

Education

  • MA Instiu, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 2013, Antwerp, BE
  • Scenography, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 2013, Antwerp, BE
  • Sculpture, Sint-Lucas, 2009, Brussels, BE

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

  • Ethereal Trap, with Lotte Meret Effinger, Damien & The Love Guru, 2022, Brussels, BE
  • Take Out, PLUS-ONE, 2021, Antwerp, BE
  • Nothing Is Real, with Guy Slabbinck, Farmhouse, 202, Nazareth, BE
  • Platform: Paris/Brussels, hosted by David Zwirner and Damien & The Love Guru for Platform: Paris/Brussels, 2020, online
  • Le Combat de Carnaval et Careme, Rodolphe Janssen Gallery, 2020, Brussels, BE
  • I Like The Purpose Of Destiny, GEM Gemeente Museum, 2020, Den Haag, BE
  • Pop Cycles, Billboard Series, 2020, Ghent, BE
  • Capricious Swirl, with Jef Meyer, Lucie Drdova Gallery, 2020, Prague, CZ
  • MiArt, invited by Damien & The Love Guru in collaboration with Parasite 2.0, 2019, Milan, IT
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Lucie Drdova Gallery, 2019, Prague, CZ
  • Time Curves Like A Pretzel, Neuer Aachen Kunstverein, 2018, Aachen, DE
  • Something Like A Phenomenon, Damien & The Love Guru, 2018, Brussels, BE
  • Ghost Of A Chance, Jan Van Eyck Academy, 2017, Maastricht, NL
  • Origin of Forms, Damien & The Love Guru, 2017, Brussels, BE
  • The Happy Inn, hosted by WIELS, Damien & The Love Guru, 2016, Brussels, BE
  • Shuffle Woe, Annie Gentils Gallery, 2016, Antwerp, BE


Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Sour Well, Nir Altman, 2022, Munich, DE
  • Human After All, Kerameikmuseum Princesshof, 2021, Leeuwarden, NL
  • The Great Ivocation, Garage, 2021, Rotterdam, NL
  • Matchmaker, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru for Various Others, Loggia, 2021, Munich, DE
  • Hardcore Impotence, Boerhavenstraat, 2021, Antwerp, BE
  • XXL, Barbe Urban, 2021, Ghent, BE
  • Rhapsody In Blue, Villa Les Zéphyrs, 2021, Middelkerke, BE
  • Page Not Found 404, Kunstenhuis Harelbeke, 2020, Harelbeke, BE
  • Reservoir, 019, 2020, Ghent, BE
  • Objects In Love With Humans, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru and Waldburger Wouters for FOAF, Lucie Drdova Gallery, 2019, Prague, CZ
  • Medieval Minded, Stigter Van Doesburg, 2019, Amsterdam, NL
  • A Closed Mouth Gathers No Feet, DASH Gallery, 2019, Kortijk, BE
  • Museum Night, De Brakke Grond, 2019, Amsterdam, NL
  • Institut d’Esthetique, Alt-Cph, 2018, Copenhagen, DK
  • Scene & Unseen, Forum Triangulare, 2018, Oud-Rekem, BE
  • Vessel in Motion, Kunstverein Leipzig, 2018, Leipzig, DE
  • Antwerp Art Weekend, 2018, Antwerp, BE
  • Escpisme, Jan Van Eyck Academy, 2017, Maastricht, NL
  • Material Art Fair, invited by Damien & The Love Guru, 2017, Mexico City, MX
  • 20 Years, NICC, 2017, Antwerp, BE
  • Ten Dans, CC Maasmechelen, 2016, Maasmechelen, BE
  • The Translator’s Note, Extra City, 2016, Antwerp, BE
  • Art Brussels, invited by Damien & The Love Guru, 2015, Brussels, BE
  • Geo Codes, T.A.G. Gallery, 2014, Brussels, BE
  • Ignorance Is Strength, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru, Hunting and Collecting, 2014, Brussels, BE
  • Openbaar Museum, 2014, Antwerp, BE
  • Time Canvas, MuHKA, 2014, Antwerp, BE
  • Extra City, 2013, Antwerp, BE
  • Van Een Bruisende Campus Waar De Kunsten Welig Tieren, 350 Jaar Academie, 2013, Antwerp, BE
  • Champ D’Action, De Singel, 2013, Antwerp, BE
  • Villanella, Red Bull Space, 2013, Antwerp, BE
  • F.L.U.T. Instrumental, Quartier, 2012, Den Hague, NL
  • Who’s Next?, Indian Caps, 2012, Antwerp, BE


Grants and Awards

  • Vordemberge Gildewart Award 2020, KM21, 2020, Den Hague, NL
  • Flemish Government Funding Grant, 2019, BE
  • Flemish Government Funding Grant, 2017, BE
  • Mark Macken Sculpture Prize, 2016, Antwerp, BE
  • Champ D’Action Time Canvas Award, 2013, Antwerp, BE


Residencies

  • WIELS Centre for Contemporary Arts, 2016, Brussels, BE


Related Activities

  • De Gulle Waard, public sculpture commission for Het Steen, 2021, Antwerp, BE
  • Something Like A Phenomenon, publication launch, Saint-Martin Bookshop, 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Something Like A Phenomenon, publication launch, PLUS-ONE, 2021, Antwerp, BE
  • Something Like A Phenomenon, with contributions by Koen Bulckens, Václav Janoščík and Paul de Lange, designed by Hagen Verleger, published by Damien & The Love Guru, 2021, Brussels, BE