Curator of the 8th Splitgraphic edition 2017 is graphic artist and professor INGRID LEDENT.
Ingrid Ledent was awarded Grand Prix at 5th Splitgraphic 2011 and had solo-exhibition in Split at the Gallery of University Library Split in 2013.
Ingrid Ledent was born in 1955 in Brasschaat (Belgium). She studied graphic art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp between 1973 and 1978, and then she specialized in lithography for one year in Rudolf Broulim’s studio at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (Czech Republic). In 1981 she obtained her Master Degree at the National Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She also followed several workshops in different techniques: heliogravure by Graig Zammielo (master printer at U.L.A.E., Long Island, New York, U.S.A.), monotype by Joe Zirker (U.S.A.), paper-making by Don Cortese (professor at School of Art, Syracuse University, New York, U.S.A.), waterless lithography by Jeff Sippel (master printer at the Tamarind workshop, Albuquerque, U.S.A.), advanced lithography by Lynne Allen (professor at Rudgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A.), ceramics by Paul Perdieus, Johan Van Geert and Rudy Delanghe (professor at Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium).
Ingrid Ledent is professor of lithography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp since 1984.
She has given workshops in lithography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turku (Finland), at the University of Santa Cruz in Tenerife (Spain), at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hasselt (Belgium), at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (Poland), at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Czech Republic), at the University of Tianjin (China), at the print shop “Daglicht” in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and at the Frans Masereel Center in Kasterlee (Belgium).
She gave lectures at the University of Shenzhen (China), at the University of Tianjin (China), at the Printmaking Base in Guanlan (China), at the York University in Toronto (Canada), at the Southern Graphic Conference at the University of Austin, at the Rudgers University in New Jersey and (U.S.A.), at the S.G.C. at the University of St.Louis (U.S.A.), at the Musashino University in Tokyo (Japan), at the University of Kyoto (Japan), at the Artist Association in Tallinn (Estonia) and at the Association of Finish Lithographers in Helsinki (Finland).
In Belgium, Canada, England, Estonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Morocco, Norway, Poland, The Netherlands
In Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, U.S.A., South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine.
2014: Imprint 2014: 3rd Tadeusz Kulisiewicz International Graphic Arts Triennial in Warsaw (Poland); Grand Prix
2011: 5th Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial; Grand Prix
2007: 5th International Triennial of Graphic Arts Prague, Czech Republic; 1st Prize
2007: International Print Biennial in Guanlan 2007, China; Big Prize
2006: International Print Triennial 2006 Krakow, Poland; Grand Prix
2006:”The 5th International lithographic Symposium”, Tidaholm, Sweden; Grand Prix
2005: IV Novosibirsk International Biennial of Contemporary Graphic Art 2005, Russia; 3rd Prize: ‘Digital generated Prints’
2005: 8th International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts Gyor, Hungary; Grand Prix
2003: 7th International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts Gyor, Hungary; 2nd prize
2001: 3rd International Triennial of Graphic Arts Prague, Czech Republic; Grand Prix
1999: 5th International Graphic Biennial Györ, (Hungary): Mission Art Gallery Prize
1997: The Best of Printmaking, Rockport Publishers, U.S.A.; Honorary Award
1996: International Senefelder Competition for Lithography, Offenbach, Germany; 3rd prize
12 prizes on National Awards (Belgium)
Ledent’s works are in many public and private collections in Belgium and abroad.
National Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (Belgium); The Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee (Belgium); Museum of Modern Art, Jerevan (Armenia); Municipal Museum, Györ (Hungary); Museum of Majdanek (Poland); Gasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch (South Africa); The International Triennial of Cracow (Poland); International Senefelder Foundation, Offenbach (Germany); The Beijing International Art Biennale (China); The Guanlan International Print Biennial (China); The Sanbao Ceramic Art Museum (China); The Sakima Art Museum Okinawa Prefecture (Japan)