Evelyne de Behr’s work focuses on disappearance, including the complex memorial and ecological narratives encompassing it. Her work explores the perception of the surrounding space and work with the ‘entre-peint’ concept (François Juliien) and the way these traces build a mental memory. Her practice investigates the processes of transformation and decay, and the eco-physical and chromatic metamorphoses that result. Throughout her work, meaning emerges through the decontextualization of objects and images and their inscription in the specific place of exhibition. In her drawings, objects and installations, there is a fundamental connection to manual techniques. Her work calls into question it’s relation with the visitor, helping us to reflect on our own fragility and our own natural disappearance.
Evelyne de Behr studied in Visual Art, at ESA St-Luc, Brussels; Scenography, St-Luc, Brussels and at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, city where she lives and works. In 2015 she created Le Prisme Project which is dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary visual arts. In 2023 she created l’espace d’exposition Losange, for artist and curators.
Her works are awarded and presented in various contemporary art center in Belgium and France: Institut Supérieur pour l’étude du Langage Plastique, Bxl; Office d’Art Contemporain, Bxl; Musée de la Tapisserie, Laureate for a Grant 2008,Tournai; Galerie Détours, Namur; Centre d’Art Contemporain du Luxembourg belge; La Médiatine, Mention du jury - Prix Médiatine, Monography d’Artiste, Bxl; La Maison des Arts Schaerbeek, Bxl; Biennale d’Enghien; Drawing Art Center website, New-York. She participated in residency programs, Centre d’Art Contemporain du Luxembourg belge, Belgium; Pôle de Recherche Chorégraphique, Belgium, Centre d’Art Comines, France; Espace Destrier, Belgium; La Pratique, France; Résidency Material Diversos, with choreographer M-E. Lopez, Portugal. She wrote her scientific work about : Acquisition politic of artworks by the FWB and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Grand Hornu through the prism of gender, 2000- 2020. With the Mur.mur.e collective she created a program broadcast on Radio Campus, Brussels, that deals with gender issues and gives a voice to women visual artists from Brussels. Following an internship in 2021 at the WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels with the curator C. Friling; she conceived the Sound of Silence project in 2022, which aims to rethink the conception and production of contemporary art exhibitions with a view to zero carbon impact. This artistic concept is supported by the United Nations.