Biography of Mireille ROOBAERT

Mireille Roobaert is a belgian photographer.

Her work as a reporter for daily newspapers has enabled her to explore an exceptional variety of fields such as  sport, portrait, current events or architecture. 

Her travels around the world from Los Angeles to Auckland, via New York, Paris, Naples opened her the doors of the reflection on the achievements and projects of those she met. Over the years, Mireille Roobaert continuously created playful series with a reflexion of scenes from everyday life. 

In the mid 90s, Mireille Roobaert arrives in the world of photography when the film-to-digital transfer happens. Therefore she is formed to multiple techniques, and discovers visuals software modification. This shift is a new revelation for her. She now completely appropriates these techniques as expression of a set of malleable reality and uses it to push the horizons of creativity.

Her artistic work is specially devoted to the recurring themes of false symmetry, surreal impressions of reality, sensations of twisted mirrors or the perception with two faces that shows both the past and the future. The main pillar of her art deals with the reflections of the water, with their symbolic share of fertility, femininity, fluidity, what she calls nicely "MIDMVV": the Imaginary World Of My True Life. In her works, she sculpts the image and models the message. Empty places inspires her and fulfills the meaning. Thus, to fulfill its areas of graphics and colors, Mireille asks what dwells vacuum.

Mireille Roobaert collaborates, as photographer of interior architecture, with the most prestigious magazines worldwide such as Elle Decoration, Architectural Digest USA, Côté Ouest, Antiquariato, Marie-Claire Maison, Homes&Gardens or Ideat. 

In 2005, she won the award of the Hamesse foundation and was awarded the Coup de Coeur of the Jury during l'Accueil at the Xavier Hufkens gallery (BE). 

She graduated from the Saint Luc Institute in Liège (BE). 

Born in 1969. Lives and works in Brussels (BE). 

Artworks by Mireille ROOBAERT






Exhibitions and Publications



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016   Spot U Art, Rooftop 58 (Brussels, BE) 

2015  Loft 202 (Brussels, BE) 

2014    FOTOFEVER Paris avec la Galerie Arielle d'Hauterive

2013    « Dark Desert » EN COURS at Happy’s (Wavre, BE)
2012    Arielle d’Hauterive Gallery (Brussels, BE)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016  Matières, Spot U Art (Brussels, BE) 

2016  Into the wild, Spot U Art (Brussels, BE) 

2016  Group exhibition, architect office (Brussels, BE) 

2016  l'Accueil (Brussels, BE)

2015  Spot U Art, Sablon (Brussels, BE) 

2015  Spot U Art Event, Art Leaves the Web, Spot U Art Gallery (Brussels, BE)

2015  l'Accueil (Brussels, BE)

2014  Fotofever Paris, Arielle d'Hauterives Gallery (Paris, FR)

2014   Christian Liaigre (Brussels, BE)
2014  l’Accueil (Brussels, BE)

2013  Atelier KROON Place du Jeu de Balle (Brussels, BE)

2012  l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)

2011  Dodecors (Belgium)

2011  l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)

2010  l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)

2009  l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)

2008  l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)

2007  l’Accueil chez Pierre Bergé (Brussels, BE)

2006  Wood and Store (Belgium)

2006  Vitrines pour artistes Chaussée de Charleroi (Brussels, BE)

2006   Salon de Mai à la Maison Communale de Saint-Gilles (Brussels, BE)

2006  l’Accueil chez Xavier Hufkens (Brussels, BE)

2005  Fashion Food San Pellegrino

2005   l’Accueil chez Xavier Hufkens (Brussels, BE)

2004   l’Accueil chez Xavier Hufkens (Brussels, BE)

2004   « L’Esprit des Flots », Dautcourt Gallery (Brussels, BE)

2003   l’Accueil chez Xavier Hufkens (Brussels, BE)

AWARDS

2005   Company award Foundation Hamesse (Brussels, BE)

2003   « Prix Coup de Cœur du Jury », Photo category, l'Art pour l'Accueil, Xavier Hufkens Gallery (Brussels)