Leen Van Dommelen (Belgium) creates a world in which the ambiguity between control and loss of control is always present. Her work is inspired by the body which doesn’t always do what we want, the body which betrays us with blushing or trembling, the body that has his limits. Balancing between performer and sculptor, in a world where she deals with the body as matter, she manipulates, observers, dissects, analyses and plays with the things that we normally cannot see or touch. The things that are sometimes not things, that are sometimes immaterial.
Leen Van Dommelen graduated in 2017 at L’ Académie Des Beaux-Arts Brussels. She studied sculpture combined with their specialized choreography program ISAC (l’Institut Supérieur des Arts et des Chorégraphies). Her graduation project Backstage of the Body received the Horlait-Dapsens grant, the Espronceda prize and the Prix de la Ville de Bruxelles. In 2020 she will have her first solo-exhibition at Central.lab Brussels.