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Solo & Group Exhibitions

Born in 1949, from belgian - german parents (Dresden). Lives and works between Brussels - Belgium and the Austro - german Mountains in the Alps. 

1968 to 1972: Colette Duck studies Painting at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts (ESA) Saint-Luc in Brussels, under the leading of Jean Guiraud, Camille Taeye and Gaston Bertrand. In 1977, the artist is appointed Professor in the same institution (until 2015).  


1970-77: Colette Duck stays in the Italian marble mountains of Carrara.


In 1977 and 78, she exhibits her 'Sequential Drawings' in Tokyo at the Dainana Gallery.


1977-80: the artist is supported by the Galerie Anne Van Horenbeeck.


In 1979, at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Brussels), Duck takes part in the exhibition 'Sous le signe' with Alechinsky, Dotremont, ...


From 1980 onwards, the work of Colette Duck is exhibited at international fairs (Brussels 1980, Nürnberg 82, Lausanne 83, Basel 83, Brussels 83, Knokke Casino 86, ...).


From 1981 onwards, the work of Colette Duck serves as a reference for Henri Van Lier - Doctor of Philosophy - during his conferences (Sorbonne, ISELP, Palais des Congrès Bruxelles, etc.).


1981: Colette Duck receives the Critics' Prize ("Biennale de la Critique", Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi) for his "Fabric-paintings", chromatically changing by virtue of physical or chemical properties.


1981-86, Colette Duck works with the Lachowsky Gallery.


1983-84-86: as part of the European Tennis ECC tournament at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, in collaboration with the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, under the name of Arttennis, Valerio Adami, Pat Andrea, Pierre Cordier, Pol Mara, Jean Tinguely, Philippe De Gobert, Elias, Wittevrongel and Duck are invited to create an artwork around the sportive event.


In 1984, in a major exhibition entitled 'Art and Time', Colette Duck exhibits 'Photographs and Cobalts'.

This event, which brings together the great painters of the 20th century, including Dali, Monet and Picasso to name a few, will be held at the Rath Museum in Geneva, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, the Städische Kunsthalle in Mannheim, the Museum Moderne Kunst in Vienna, the new Museum in Villeurbanne and at the Barbican Center in London.


1985, Colette Duck exhibits 'Cobalt-Ecriture' in Paris at the Grand Palais (Signes-Ecritures dans l'Art Actuel).


From 1985 to 1988, Colette Duck takes over the direction of the Painting Studio of the École supérieure des arts Saint-Luc in Brussels, after Marthe Wéry.


1988: Meeting in Venice with Egidio Costantini, the master glassmaker who led the biggest names in Modern and Contemporary Art to the Art of Glass, notably Pablo Picasso, Jean Arp, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst , Lucio Fontana, Paul Jenkins, Oskar Kokoschka, Le Corbusier, Roberto Matta, Mark Tobey and André Verdet.


From 1988 to 1991, Colette Duck and Egidio Costantini create glass sculptures together in Murano at the Fucina deli Angeli, the Forge of the Angels, so named by Jean Cocteau. These works will be part of the major retrospective dedicated to the Venetian Master "Egidio Costantini, Il Maestro dei Maestri », presented at the Brussels City Hall in 1990 (30,000 visitors).

A film and a book retrace this extraordinary artistic adventure.


1991: on the occasion of the first major retrospective of Colette Duck, more than 150 works by the artist are exhibited in the "Espace Médicis", Belgian branch of the Fondation Medicis, place Stéfanie in Brussels.

A book retracing the artist's approach is published on this occasion.


In 1994, the work of Colette Duck on the city of Dresden is the emblem of the Congress "Aspekte Sachsen" at the Goethe Institut in Brussels.


1996: Colette Duck realises her dream of exhibiting her research on the transformation of the massif at the Austro-German summit of the Zugspitze (Wetterstein massif), her favorite mountain, in the highest gallery in Europe (2964m).


In 2002, declared as "Year of the Mountain" by the United Nations, the artist will again be invited to exhibit at the summit of the Zugspitze.


In 2005, the work "Tribute to Raphaël" is presented in Vogue Paris and Architectural Digest.


Artworks of Colette Duck are collected by public institutions as the Royal Museums and the Ministry of the French speaking Community of 

Belgium, the former Crédit Communal and the Banque Nationale de Belgique. Her works are also part of private collections in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, United States and Hong Kong.  






Prix de la Critique delivered by the Palais des Beaux-Arts - Charleroi,Belgium (Exhibition Musée d'Ixelles, Belgium)



Winner of the competition Aide à la réalisation: Vidéo Zugspitze-Wetterstein organised by the Ministry of the french-speaking Community of Belgium, the RTBF Liège and the Palais des Beaux-Arts of Charleroi






- Brussels, Belgium  J.W. Thompson Gallery

- Knokke, Belgium - Walt Gallery - Solo exhibition

- Olloy-sur-Viroin, Belgium - European center - Travelling exhibition in Belgium - CACEF - Jeunes peintres de Wallonie et de Bruxelles

- Charleroi, Belgium - XI Salon Triennal des Beaux-Arts des Artistes du Hainaut

- Tokyo, Japan - Gallery Dainana - G777 
- Brussels, Belgium - Galerie Anne Van Horenbeeck - Solo exhibition 

- Charleroi, Belgium - Palais des Beaux- Arts - Connaissance et Vie d'Aujourd'hui
- Tokyo, Japan - Gallery Dainana - G778
- Mons - La Louvière - Charleroi, Belgium - Groupe 3X3

- Charleroi, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Connaissance et Vie d'Aujourd'hui
- Brussels, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Oeuvres acquises par le Ministère de la Culture  Française
- Brussels - Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Cabinet des Arts Graphiques -  Sous le signe
- Namur, Belgium - Maison de la Culture - Abstraction Sensorielle

- Brussels, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Galerie Anne Van Horenbeeck - Foire d'Art  Actuel, Solo exhibition
- Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - Musée de l'Institut Supérieur d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de  l'Art de l'Université - Abstraction Sensorielle - Solo exhibition
- Charleroi, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Connaissance et Vie d'Aujourd'hui 
- Charleroi, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Lions Club - Grand Prix des Arts Plastiques et  Visuels 
- Brussels, Belgium - Banque Bruxelles Lambert - Europalia - Vies de Femmes 1830-1980 

- Brussels, Belgium - Galerie Michèle Lachowsky - Solo exhibition
- Brussels, Belgium - Espace Photographique Contretype - Photo Fiction 
- Knokke Casino, Belgium - Galerie Michèle Lachowsky - Confrontation - Solo exhibition 
- Charleroi, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Biennale de la Critique - Prize for the        Critic

- Sorbonne Paris, France and ISELP Brussels, Belgium, lectures by Henri van Lier 

- Antwerp, Belgium  - Centre Culturel International - ICC - Biennale de la Critique 
- Nürnberg, Germany - Germanisches Nationalmuseum - Internationale Jugendtriennale -  Zeichnung heute 

- Lausanne, Switzerland - Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts - Triennale Internationale de  dessin 
- Charleroi, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Art vidéo - Rétrospectives et Perspectives
- Brussels, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-Arts - Galerie Michèle Lachowsky - Foire d'Art Actuel,  Solo exhibition 
- Brussels, Belgium - Musée d'Ixelles - La Grande Absente 
- Bâle, Switzerland - Salon International d'Art 14'83 - Galerie Lachowsky - Stampa - RTBF  Liège, Zugspitze- Wetterstein video
- Brussels, Belgium - Palais des Congrès - Lecture by Henri Van lier - L'Enjeu des Médias
- Antwerp, Belgium - European Champions' Championship  ( ECC, Artennis, Sportpaleis),  in collaboration with the Société des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts of Brussels, Solo  exhibition

- Brussels, Belgium - Atelier Sainte Anne - Groupe Echange - 10 regards sur l'Art  Contemporain 
- Brussels, Belgium, Palais des Beaux-Arts - Artennis 
- Paris, France - Sorbonne - Lecture by Henri Van Lier - La photographie dans le concert des  Médias 
- Brussels, Belgium - Palais des Beaux-arts - L'Art et le Temps. Regards sur la 4e dimension -  Travelling exhibition in Europe

- Paris, France - Grand Palais - Signes - Ecritures dans l'Art Actuel 
- Genève, Switzerland, Rath Museum - L'Art et Le Temps: Regards sur la 4e Dimension 
- Humlebaek, Denmark - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - L'Art et Le Temps: Regards sur  la 4e dimension 
- Tournai, Belgium, - Maison de la Culture - Lecture by Henri Van Lier - La Photographie  dans le concert des Médias 
- Mannheim, Germany - Städtische Kunsthalle - L'Art et Le Temps: Regards sur la 4e  dimension
- Vienna, Austria - Museum Moderne Kunst - L'Art et Le Temps: Regards sur la 4e dimension

- Villeurbanne, Belgium - Nouveau Musée - L'Art et Le Temps: Regards sur la 4e dimension
- London, UK - Barbican Center - L'Art et Le Temps: Regards sur la 4e dimension
- Knokke, Belgium  - Casino - Galerie Lachowsky - Made in Belgium  - Solo exhibition
- Tournai, Belgium - Maison de la Culture - Les Traces de Tintin dans L'Imaginaire
- Gent, Belgium - Vooruit - Initiative d'Amis 
- Antwerp, Belgium - European Champions' Championship (ECC ) - Solo exhibition
- Brussels, Belgium - Galerie Isy Brachot - Paysages Contemporains

- Paris, France - Galerie Isy Brachot - Paysages Contemporains
- Brussels, Belgium - Botanique - Les Traces de Tintin dans l'Imaginaire



- Birth of her daughter Cynthia

- Brussels, Belgium - Hôtel de ville - De Picasso à Fontana: les sculptures en verre du XXe  siècle - Egidio Costantini : Il Maestro dei Maestri
- Brussels, Belgium - ISELP - Ministère de la Communauté Française: Les Acquisitions 
- Paris, France - Arche de la Défense - Cent ans d'Art belge - The Crédit Communal Bank  Collection.

- Brussels, Belgium - Espace Médicis - Rétrospective 1970-1991 - Solo exhibition

- Charleville-Mézières, France - Arts Rencontres Créations Corps

- Brussels, Belgium - Goethe Institut - Aspekte Sachsen - Dresden - Solo exhibition

- Brussels Belgium - Boitsfort - Parcours d'Artiste

- Ehrwald, Austria,  Tiroler Zugspitzbahn: Sommet Austro-Allemand du Wetterstein (2964m) - Gipfel Galerie - Die Zugspitze ais Kunst - Solo exhibition

- Reutte, Austria, - Wirtschafskammer - 5 Künstler Atelier Bucher

- Brussels, Austria - Chapelle de Boendael - Paysages - Solo exhibition 

- Ehrwald, Austria - Raiffeisen galerie - Colette Duck und die Natur - 20 jahre am fusse des  Wettersteins - Solo exhibition

- Brussels, Belgium - Grand Sablon - Galerie Monika Blum - Permanent exhibition

- Ehrwald, Austria,  Tiroler Zugspitzbahn - Gipfel Galerie - Sommet Austro-Allemand du  Wetterstein (2964 m) - 2002 Jahr der Berge - Rund um den Wetterstein - Solo exhibition

- Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - Galerie Pritschow - Corneli - Rund um den  Wetterstein - Solo exhibition

- Brussels, Belgium, Centre Culturel - Uccle. Prix de peinture 2003

- Brussels, Belgium, La, La Main

- Brussels, Belgium - Galerie Libre Cours - Intérieur-extérieur
- Brussels, BelgiumTour et Taxis Talents - Galerie Libre Cours
- Brussels, Belgium North Galaxy Fed + - Galerie E -

- Brussels, Belgium - Galerie de Muelenaere & Lefevere - Solo exhibition
- Brussels, Belgium - Atelier 340 - La Mer

- Villefranche de Lonchat, France - Festival international de peinture - Factura 2007 - Nature contre nature

- Brussels, Belgium - Maison Haute de Boitsfort - for the benefit of Alleanza di Misericordia  in Brazil
- Knokke-Zoute, Belgium - Galerie d'Haudrecy

- Brussels, Belgium - Show Point Art Gallery - Women Art Show - for the benefit  of Médecins Sans Frontières



- Ehrwald, Austria - Galerie Kunstraum 11 - Der Berg - Solo exhibition

- Garmisch-Partenkirschen - Gabi Hoffmann Gallery - Die Zugspitze als Kunst



- Ohain - Chantal Bauwens Gallery - for the benefit of L'Essentiel for Régis 



- Brussels, Belgium - Out of the Box - organised by the Boghossian Foundation


- Brussels, Belgium - A Taste of Abstraction, Peinture abstraite postmoderne en Belgique (1975-2000)  - La Patinoire Royale - Galerie Valérie Bach 



Henri Van Lier, La transformation cosmologique



Henri Van Lier, Anthropologie



Carine Fol, Une démarche bergsonienne où "le poétique combat le conceptuel"



Laurent Busine



Michel Baudson, De la montagne à la genèse



Monika Pernfuss, Die Zugspitze als Kunst


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