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Veerle Tytgat is a textile designer based in Ghent, Belgium.

Her early experiments pushed the conventional boundaries of textile design: from natural pigments to mud as a means to color fabrics. Her work includes an ecological aspect, manifested in her less waste designs and use of organic dyes and cloths.

Currently, she explores knitting and knotting techniques by following the malleability of a single yarn, in which handwork and machine collaborate. Veerle’s  (knitting) designs show a minimum control over the yarns, resulting in unique patterns and textures. Moreover, she combines many colors that on the one hand celebrate vitality and life, and on the other play with your eye like an impressionist painting. Veerle’s try-outs are also transposed into objects such as pillows, revamped chairs or furnishings, thus winking at interior-design.

She has given many workshops, followed courses in Bulgaria and participated in exchange programs in India, in order to establish a knowledge flow network.  

Since 2018 Veerle is an active member of Collectief Textiel.

 

Education

  • 2011 Master degree Textile design, school of science and art, St. Lucas Ghent (B)

Exhibitions and fairs

  • 2019 Contemporary design market, Tour & Taxis Brussels (B)
  • 2019 BAD belgian art design, Floraliënhal Ghent (B)
  • 2019 Tumult in Gent#7, De krook Ghent (B)
  • 2018 BAD belgian art design, ICC Ghent (B)
  • 2016 – 2017 Manufactuur 3.0 Trademarks 2016,  Z33 Hasselt (B), residency & group show
  • 2016 Haar! in mode en kunst, Centraal museum, Utrecht (NL), Group show
  • 2014 Tableau vivant, Galerij Bavart, Ghent(B) group show
  • 2014 The divided body, Predikherenkerk, Leuven (B) group show
  • 2014 C2C, De Ververij, Ronse (B) group show
  • 2013 Jong textiel, TIO3, Ronse (B) group show
  • 2012 – 2013 Toegepast 17, Z33, Hasselt (B) group show
  • 2012 Stof-e-ring, Biennale for fashion and textile, Stam, Ghent (B) group show
  • 2011 Optimo Porfolio Awards, Herentals (B) group show
  • 2011 ‘Het onverdraaglijke’, Cultuurfestival Leuven (B), group show
  • 2011 Jan Colle Gallery, Ghent (B) group show
  • 2011 Textile Weekend, textile museum Tilburg (NL) group show

Projects

  • 2019 – now Topatelier (Textile SwitchOver Project), supported by  IVOC, Creamoda, Doek vzw, Herw!n and Prospex Institute, with the support of Vlaanderen Circulair (B)
  • 2019 – now ‘Kantje Boordje, een pleidooi voor passement, leerling-meester traject, Flanders’ trimmings, Ingelmunster (B)
  • 2012 Toegepast 17, Designplatform Limburg and z33, Hasselt (B) 

Press

  • 2019 Actief wonen, issue 255
  • 2016  Décor Magazine issue 7, Cushions with a conscience p53-55
  • 12/2012 Kwintessens (B), 4de trim jaargang XXI, (G)(H)aren, een tegendraads concept van textielontwerpster Veerle Tytgat
  • 10/2012 Kunstletters (B), In de ban van Garen
  • 2012 Absoluut Magazine (B), grandeur van vroeger en  nu
  • 2011 Kwintessens, klas van 2011, 100 afgestudeerden

Awards

  • 2011 Optimo Portfolio Award (B)

Internship

  • 2010 – 2011 Anne Masson & Eric Chevalier Textile design, Brussels (B)
  • 2010 – 2011 scenography dance production ‘Magdalena’ by Caroline D’Haese and Leena Dekeyzer (B)

 

 

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