Biotope

2019

performance

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2019

installation

used coffee cups collected from the Rijksakademie cantina, staples, wooden box
dimensions variable

photo: Michael De Lausnay

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2019

ceramic
27 x 15 x 15 cm

photo: Michael De Lausnay

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2019

ceramic
50 x 34 x 73,5 cm

photo: Michael De Lausnay

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Desire Studies (ongoing) | Fear Studies (ongoing)

2019

Bronze
108.5 x 14 x 2.8 cm

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Photo: Michael De Lausnay

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2018

silk
17 x 29 x 34 cm

photo: Michael De Lausnay

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2018

mercerized cotton, plastic roll
42 x 32 x 24 cm

Photo: Michael De Lausnay

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2018

cotton
24 x 24 x 16 cm

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Photo: Michael Delausnay

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2018

cotton
28 x 20 x 33 cm

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Installation views, "Encounter" FdG Projects Brussels

Photo: Michael De Lausnay

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Serendip (ongoing)

2019

textile, glass, wooden stand
171 x 112.8 x 40 cm

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Serendip is an ongoing series that follows Maria Kley’s practice. The individual objects and leftover materials gathered from the artists’ archive, ...

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2019

wood, glass, textile
16 x 48.9 x 14.6 cm

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2020

metal, leather
40.1 x 40 x 15 cm

photo: Michael De Lausnay

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2014
polyurethane foam, iron, felt
58 x 40 x 31 cm

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2019

bronze, messing, concrete base
168.6 x 10 x 10 cm

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Serendip is a series that follows Maria Kley’s practice. The individual objects and leftover materials gathered from the artists’ archive, testify ...

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9 months | Distance (ongoing) | Rune | Walter

2010-2011

installation

149 tampons
dimensions variable

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This work is conceived in a time the artist experienced the pressure to become a mother. As an act of protest, she collected and washed her used ...

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2016
post-its, fluff
62.7 x 58.7 x 3 cm

In this work Kley captured the first traces of human contact by collecting the fluff that had caught between an infant's hand ...

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2013-ongoing
300+ A4 faxes
dimensions variable

The work derives from an interaction between Kley and her partner in times she lives abroad. On the first day of the separation, she ...

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2015
17 plasticine sculptures, paper washcloths, wood, metal, glass
502 x 42 x 82 cm

Self-portrait by Walter (°1949-2014)

Walter was a craftsman and construction worker before suffering from locked-in syndrome. ...

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Klara Barbara

2018

Video 18min55
colour, sound, German spoken, English subtitles

In this video portrait we see Klara Barbara (104yrs) with 104 sheets of silk. The pieces are cut from a collection of her ...

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2018

104 layers of silk
40 x 29 x 16 cm

layered by Klara Barbara Kley (104yrs)

photo: Job Janssen

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2018

silk, thread, iron
295 x 65 x 22 cm

photo: Job Janssen

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Rhine Journey (Klara Barbara)
2018

pencil on silk, hahnemühle print, wooden box, nails
29.5 x 21 x 3 cm

photo: Job Janssen

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Takako

2017
silk thread, bamboo, glue, Indian ink
93.5 x 38.5 x 11.5 cm

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2017
hand dyed silk thread, bamboo, glue
128 x 38.5 x 14.5 cm

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installation views

photo: Michael De Lausnay

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2018

Takako & Others (I will miss this world) I

print ribbon on steel frame, wheel, table

activated in a private viewing, 15 min
audience of maximum 7

photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron

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Lulu | Felix | Theo | Olive | Igshaan (Cape Town SA, 2013) | Josephus

2013
polyurethane foam, wood
59 x 53 x 48 cm

(°1963) upholsterer in Philippi, South-Africa

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2013
polyurethane foam, piping cord
57 x 35 x 30 cm

(°1963) upholsterer in Philippi, South-Africa

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2013
polyurethane foam
43 x 34 x 37 cm

(°1963) upholsterer in Philippi, South-Africa

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2013
plastic, nails, staples, wood
42 x 40 x 41 cm

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2013
marble, wood, nylon thread, rope
100 x 20 x 19 cm

(°1944) CEO of a multinational, Cape Town

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2013
marble, glass, metal, nylon thread, rope, cotton
33 x 52 x 68 cm

CEO of a multinational, Cape Town (°1944)

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2013 paper, human sweat, human grease
42 x 42 cm

in collaboration with Theo Ndindwa (°1982), professional dancer, Cape Town

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2013
book, iron bowl, clay, water
63 x 41 x 45.5 cm

market vendor, ex-librarian, South Africa

(photo: Michael De Lausnay)

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2013
cotton, vinyl, thread, felt, plastic, textiles, paper
129 x 37 cm

Igshaan Adams, visual artist, Cape Town (°1982)

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metal, wood
62 x 60 cm

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plexiglass, paper, cloth
48 x 46 cm

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2014
wood, thread, iron
43,4 x 100 x 10 cm

Josephus (°1866)

Weaver shot in Aarschot (BE) in 1914 during World War I.
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Large-scale outdoor & participative installations: To The Sea | To The Mountain | Home (ongoing)

2017

participative installation
cotton, metal poles, 2550 hand dyed and hand cut cotton ribbons
140m, height 2.20-3.80m
Tribute to the victims of the tsunami in Japan, March 2011
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2014
participative installation
cotton thread
length 100m, height 2-5m
Parc de Forest, Brussels
30 August 2014, 4pm-midnight

Group portrait by Mado, Quintus, Emiel, Levi, Gina, Maria vdB, Sil, Hélène, Diana, ...




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2016
installation with pillows and textile
length 150 m, height 1.5 -2.5 m
April '16, Genk

Group portrait in collaboration with children Yansin, Leen, Mirsad, Ilyas, Anouk, Fien, Evey, Sam, Jorinde, ...


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2016

Installation of handkerchiefs
37 x 37 cm each

collaboration with children
Noemi, Ilyas, Jana, Julie, Maite, Bo, Lucy, Chiara, Sam, Valentina, Kaat, Linde

continuous project

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Moist

MOIST (black) I
glass, empty ink cartridges, wooden shelf
40 x 40 x 1.8 cm / shelf 53.8 x 11.7 x 2.5 cm

MOIST (yellow) I
glass, empty ink cartridges, ...


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Moist (magenta) II
glass, ink cartridge cases, wooden base
72 x 7.6 x 2.2 cm / base 10.3 x 10.3 x 75 cm

Moist (cyan) II




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glass, cartridge lids
36.8 x 31.5 x 1.7 cm

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The Moist series emerged from a time Maria Kley faced extensive work related correspondence and graphic production. She collected the remnants of ...

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exhibition views

The Moist series emerged from a time Maria Kley faced extensive work related correspondence and graphic production. She collected the remnants of her empty ink cartridges as reminders of ...

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Drawings

pencil on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

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pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

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pencil and graphite on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

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pencil on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

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untitled I (study of damage) (2013)
pencil on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

untitled II (study of damage) (2013)
pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

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pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

pencil on paper
21 x 14.9 cm

pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

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Untitled I (study on Repairing a Broken Mould) (2012)
pencil on paper
14.9 x 21 cm

Untitled II (study on Repairing a Broken Mould) (2012)
ink on paper
14.9 x ...



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