Rachel Labastie

Sculptor and performer Rachel Labastie (born in 1978) works in ceramics, weaving and many unusual materials such as raw clay, wicker and ashes. Her art is both deeply rooted in the material and conceptually rich. Through her artistic practice, she pursues the search for a profound truth about humanity, sometimes buried under the weight of history, and often under the artificiality of our lives. Through a wide variety of universes and materials, Rachel Labastie invites us to immerse ourselves into what binds humanity together, into what connects us over time to our history and our nature.

Rachel had an important solo exhibiton at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in 2021-2022. Her work has been exibited at Maison rouge, at the FRACs Auvergne, Hauts de France and Nouvelle Aquitaine (MECA), at the Le Magasin de Grenoble art center, Huarte art center in Spain, at the TMAG in Hobart in Tasmania, at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, at the Kéramis Museum in La louvière (BE), at the ICEC in Istanbul, at the Château des Adhémar and at the Château du Rivau, at the Espace Doual’art in Cameroon, at the Museum of Decorative Arts in the city in Paris, at the Bernard Magrez Foundation, at the Transpalette art center, or more recently at the Parvis de Tarbes art center, La Banque Béthune and les hortillonnages d’Amiens.