EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Free Spirit, Isabelle de Borchgrave Gallery Brussels, April 20-June 20, 2021.

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

    Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper. Speed Museum Louisville Kentucky USA
    February 19, 2021 – August 22, 2021

      Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper features the life-size, trompe l’œil paper costumes of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave (born 1946). Following a visit to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum in 1994, de Borchgrave began working in the new medium, creating trompe l’œilpaper works in what eventually would become four major paper fashion collections.

      The first, Papiers à la Mode (Paper in Fashion), takes a fresh look at three hundred years of fashion history from Elizabeth I to the Ballets Russes. The World of Mariano Fortuny immerses museum-goers in the elegant world of twentieth-century Venice. Splendor of the Medici leads visitors through the streets of Florence, where they come across famous figures in their sumptuous ceremonial dress. And in Les Ballets Russes, de Borchgrave pays tribute to Sergei Diaghilev, Pablo Picasso, Léon Bakst, and Henri Matisse, who all designed for this extraordinary ballet company.

      For this exhibition, all four collections will be presented together, for the first time, in a survey of de Borchgrave’s innovative work. Along with these pieces, a series of kaftans highlighting Silk Road textiles will be included as well.


        SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS

        Paper Costumes & Installations

        FASH Museum of Fashion, Atlanta, USA. Fashioning Art from Paper, 2020
        Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA. Fashioning Art from Paper, 2019
        OrebroSlott, Orebro, Sweden. Paper Magic, 2019
        Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne, France. Rêves de Papier, 2019
        Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA. Fashioning Art from Paper, 2019
        The Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, USA. Fashioning Art from Paper, 2019
        Grand Palais, Paris, France. Eblouissante Venise, 2019
        Palais Lumière, Evian, France. Picasso L'atelier du Minotaure, 2018 
        Oklahoma City Museum of Arts, Oklahoma, USA. Fashioning Art from Paper, 2018
        Four Arts Museum, Palm Beach, USA. Fashioning Art from Paper, 2018
        Kalmar Slott, Kalmar, Sweden. The Fashion of the Medici, 2017
        Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milan, Italy. Un Mondo di Carta, 2016
        Livrustkammaren, Stockholm, Sweden. Renaissance Fashion in Paper, 2016
        Le Musée de la Toile de Jouy , Jouy, France. On The Toile, 2015
        The Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, USA. A World of Paper, A World of Fashion : Isabelle de Borchgrave meets Mariano Fortuny, 2014
        Breda Museum, Breda, Netherlands. The Fashion of the Medici, 2014

        The Baker Museum, Florida, USA. Papiers à la Mode, 2013
        Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, Washington, USA. Prêt-à-Papier, 2012
        Neues Palais, Potsdam, Germany. Le Singe de la Mode, 2012
        Château de Versailles, France. Les pièces des bains de Marie-Antoinette/ Hubert de Givenchy - Permanent Installation, 2011
        Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, USA. Pulp Fashion, 2011

        Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, Belgium. I Medici, 2010  
        Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium. Librarium, 2010 
        Musée de la Chaussure, Izegem, Belgium. Shoe, Shoe... SHOES, 2010 
        Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium. L'Amérique, c'est aussi notre histoire! 2010 
        Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Italy. I Medici, 2009 
        Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Vivat, Elizabeth, 2009 
        Abbaye de Stavelot, Stavelot, Belgium. D'or et parchemin, 2009 

        Sotheby's, Paris, France. Danser avec la gloire, 2008 
        Musée des Tissus, Lyon, France. Rêves de Papier - Isabelle de Borchgrave interprète Mariano Fortuny, 2008 
        Fundaçao Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brasil. Papiers à la Mode, 2008 
        Museo Fortuny, Venice, Italy. Un Mondo di carta - Isabelle de Borchgrave incontra Mariano Fortuny, 2008 
        Reggia di Venaria Reale, Turin, Italy. La reggia di Venaria e i Savoia, 2007 
        Giraud Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. paper Vases, 2007 
        Shanghai Fine Jewellery and Art Fair, Shanghai, China. Kaftans & Vases, 2007
        High Museum, Atlanta, USA. Marie-Antoinette Dresses & Louis XVI, 2007 
        New Benaki, Athens, Greece. Dior New Look, RIPPP!!! Paper Fashion, 2007
        Royal Palace, Luxemburg. Papiers à la Mode, 2005 
        Sadberk Hanim Muzesi, Istanbul, Turkey. Papiers à la Mode, 2004 
        ModeNatie, Antwerp, Belgium. Papiers à la Mode, 2004
        Château de Beloeil, Beloeil, Belgium. Papiers à la Mode, 2003

        Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan. Papiers à la Mode, 2002
        Shizuoka Art Gallery, Shizuoka, Japan. Papiers à la Mode, 2002 
        Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan. Papiers à la Mode, 2002 
        Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. Papiers à la Mode, 2001 
        MRAH, Brussels, Belgium. Robe d'un jour, 2001 
        MUKA, Antwerp, Belgium. Mode 2001, 2001
        Victoria & Albert Museum, Londres, UK. Papiers à la Mode, 2000 
        Bibliothèque National, Paris, France. Sarah Bernhard, 2000
        Flanders Fashion Insttitute, Antwerp, Belgium. Papiers à la Mode, 2000
        Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. Papiers à la Mode, 1999 
        Fashion Institute, New York, USA. Papiers à la Mode, 1999 
        Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes, Mulhouse, France. Papiers à la Mode, 1998

        Paintings & Sculptures

          Berko Fine Paintings, Knokke, Belgium. Cuba Libre, July 31 - August 16, 2020
          Isabelle de Borchgrave Studio, Brussels, Belgium. Africa inside Me - Part II, 2018
          Berko Fine Paintings, Knokke, Belgium. Africa Inside Me - Part I, 2018
          Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium. Once Upon a Time, 2017
          Berko Fine Paintings, Knokke, Belgium. New Paintings, 2016  
          Isabelle de Borchgrave Studio, Brussels, Belgium. Feathers, 2015  
          Pascal Polar Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Press Art, 2015
          Berko Fine Paintings, Knokke, Belgium. A Touch of Spice, 2014
          Isabelle de Borchgrave Studio, Brussels, Belgium. Lumière et Couleurs, 2014
          Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, USA. New Paintings and Sculptures, 2013
          Isabelle de Borchgrave Studio, Brussels, Belgium. A Chinese Blues, 2013   
          Isabelle de Borchgrave Studio, Brussels, Belgium. Parures, 2012
          Galerie du Passage, Paris, France. Baba Yaga, 2011
          Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, USA. Recent Paintings and Sculptures, 2011
          Arthus Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Les Silences du Bosphore, 2003
          Berko Fine Painting, Knokke, Belgium. Intérieur Jardin, 1997 
          l'Arche de Noé Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Singeries,1997 
          Berko Fine Painting, Knokke, Belgium. Entre Terre et Mer, 1995 
          l'Arche de Noé Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Portraits de Basse-cour, 1994 
          Berko Fine Painting, Knokke, Belgium. Au détour du Zwin, 1993 
          Chadwick Gallery, London, UK. Anna May, 1992 
          Centre culturel d'Angoulême, Angoulême, France. Les Plateaux, 1991 
          Kordeuter Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. Scènes d'Intérieur, 1990
          Gisèle Croës Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Les Ecrans de Rêve,1989 
          Vanderborght Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Confidences, 1987

          COMMISSIONED WORKS / PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

          Museum Snijders & Rockoxhuis, Antwerpen, Belgium. Blinddate: Portretten met Blikken en Blozen. March 14 - December 31, 2020SCAD

          Nationaal Military Museum, Soest, Netherlands. Willem van Oranje, Anna van Egmond & Pompey (dog), 2018
          Grand Palais, Paris, France. Creation of seven 18th century dresses, 2018  
          Palais Lumière, Evian, France. Minotaure & the 7 women of the labyrinth, 2018
          Private Collection, Brussels. 3 wedding dresses, 2018
          Tempora, Brussels, Belgium. François I & the Ottoman period, 2018  
          Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Baudelaire, 2017
          Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee , USA. Elvis Presley, 2017
          Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium. Lace collars, 2016
          The Frick Museum of Arts, Pittsburg, USA. Princesse de Condé after a painting by Rubens, 2016
          Château de Blérencourt, France. Anne Morgan, 2016
          Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Costume for Manneken Pis, 2016
          Private Collection, Bruges, Belgium. 18th century white costume, 2014
          Duke of Richmond Ball, Brussels, Belgium. Duke of Wellington military waistcoast, 2014
          Otrow Tumski Interactive History Center, Poznan, Poland. 4 costumes, 2014
          Hillwood, Washington D.C., USA. Countess Samoilova and accesories, 2013
          Hillwood , Washington D.C. , USA. The russian bride standing folk dress, 2013
          Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum, Mannheim, Germany. Anna-Maria de Medici, 2013
          Musée de la poupée, Jurbize, Belgium. Doll creation, 2013
          MIM, Tempe, Arizona, USA. Costumes & mannequins of musicians, 2012
          Château de Bellerive, Geneva, Switzerland. Persian Salon, 2012
          Château de Versailles, France. Marie-Antoinette's Bathroom, 2011
          Legion of Honor, San Francisco, USA, 2011
          Musée du Cheval, Chantilly Castle, France. Empress Sisi the Amazon, 2011
          Abbaye de Stavelot, Belgium. The Emperor & Bishop Wilbald, 2009
          Catherine Palace, Tsarskoïe Selo, Russia. Elisabeth I, 2009
          Private Collection, Brussels, Belgium. Gala coat for HRH Queen Fabiola, 2004
          Kennedy Library, Boston, USA. Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress, 2004
          Private Collection, France. 17th century waistcoat, 2003
          Château de Seneffe, Belgium. XVIIIth century dresses, 2001
          Musée Félicien Rops, Namur, Belgium, 2001
          Musée du Cinquantenaire, Bruxelles, Belgium. Wedding dress, 2001
          Comme des Garçons, Japan, 1997