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Eline De Clercq

In 2001, Eline De Clercq graduated from KASK Ghent with a master in visual arts from the painting department. Subsequently, she developed her artistic practice in parallel and worked as a volunteer in the botanical garden in Ghent. Through regular stays in Japan, her artistic vision combines Eastern and Western principles. She remaisn a painter but her practice is also about writing texts, making books, using fabric installations and painting flags. Since 2019, she has been working on the Gesamthof, a lesbian garden in which she shares botanical knowledge with artists interested in the various intersectional themes associated with the garden. By means of guided tours, the themes of decolonialism, queerness, ecofeminism and climate change are addressed. Her practice departs from her personal experiences as a lesbian artist, and she chooses to use a 'lesbian' understanding including trans women and non-binary people.