Master of Arts (Cum Laude), Dutch Art Institute, Roaming academy, Artez institute of the arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands (2017-2019)

Summer academy AFFECT, ‘Exploring the endotic’, Agoracollective, Berlin, Germany, June 1 - 28 (2015)

Bachelor Teaching, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium (2012-2014)

Master Visual arts, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium (2005-2007 and 2010-2012)

Bachelor Social-Cultural work, Artevelde, Ghent, Belgium (2007-2010)


YARAT - Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan (2020)

Zarya - Center for Contemporary art, Vladivostok, Russia (2018)

De Koer residentie, Ghent, Belgium (2017-2018)

Digital Art Studios, Belfast, Northern-Ireland, October 10 - December 2 (2016)

Pair, Pier-2 artcenter, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, July 20 - October 20 (2015)

Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria, March 1 - May 1 (2015)

D’CLINICstudios, TRACTOR, Lendava, Slovenia, March 30– April 28 (2014)

Frans Masereelcentrum, Kasterlee, Belgium, July 2 – July 27 (2012)

Exhibitions (selection)

'Nacht van de MELODI lamp', performative action, walk walk walk #2 by Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium (19 October 2019)

'Have you spotted a MELODI lamp? Send a photo and streetname to +32496890681', BLANCO Hoogpoort, Ghent, Belgium (2019)

'Taart in de brievenbus', installation 'What do you think about swapping lives for one day?' and performance 'A and E', Ghent, Belgium (2019)

‘Holding hands from afar', with Lea Rüegg and Hannah O' Flynn, Bebe books, DOK, Ghent, Belgium (2019)
Untitled (Orificially Yours)’, ninth act of "The Immemorial Body: Betraying Carmelo Bene in 9 Acts," a study group led by Sara Giannini, Geo Wyeth and Arnisa Zeqo in collaboration with If I Can't Dance at the DAI Roaming Academy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (2019)
‘Leave a message after the’, with Lea Rüegg and Hannah O' Flynn, Pleasure Zone, Basel, Switzerland (2019)
‘A and E’, for 'Aeroponic acts', performative presentation, Silent Green, Berlin, Germany (2019)
‘All you need is the lavatory’, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium (2018)
‘Coup de Koer’, De Koer, Ghent, Belgium (2018)
‘исчезать’, Zarya - Center for Contemporary art, Vladivostok, Russia (solo, 2018)
‘How it comes to matter’, Hotwheels, Athens, Greece (2018)
‘Tot in de stad’, De Koer, Ghent, Belgium (2018)
‘There is no place like home’, space Idiot, Turin, Italy (2017)
‘From home to marble’, BLANCO, Ghent, Belgium (solo, 2017)
‘A Sudden and Wonderful Brightening’, Duncairn Centre, Belfast, Northern-Ireland (2017)
‘Exhibition 2016 : B-Cone, Elien Ronse, Gaain Bahc and HASC’, gallery Barimart, Gwangju, South-Korea (2016)

‘CTRL+T’, gallery metamatic:taf, Athens, Greece (solo, 2015-2016)
‘A walk elsewhere’, Pier 2 Artcenter, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2015)
‘Between 20:49 and 11:17’, performance for exhibition ‘Homecomings’, Projective space, Berlin, Germany (2015)

‘Cooking the ABC’, performance with Pepe Dayaw, Exploring the endotic, Agora collective, Berlin, Germany (2015)

‘Interlaced Structures’, related to Destination Wien, gallery Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria (2015)
‘Vibrations Off’, curated by Honore d’O, gallery Kristof Declercq, Ghent, Belgium (2014)
‘Surrounded by many’, with Melissa Verschelde, gallery NVT, Ghent, Belgium (duo, 2014)
‘Memory’, with Brooke Sanderson, D’CLINICstudios, Lendava, Slovenia (duo, 2014)
‘Will be replaced’, CC De Beuk, Kortemark, Belgium (solo, 2012)
‘De Canvascollectie’, Nomination price for Young artists, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium (2012)
‘Elien Ronse’, Intramuros, CC Gildhof, Tielt, Belgium (solo, 2011)

Workshops, lectures and other

Artist in residence, collective practice at Manoeuvre, Ghent, Belgium (2018-...)

Lecture, 'That day my brother brought home a MELODI', Zarya - Center for Contemporary art, Vladivostok, Russia (2018)

Coordinator, festival Drawing Days, Belgium (2017)

Lecture, ‘Can a microwave tell us something about its owner?’, Ulster University, Belfast, Northern-Ireland (2016)

Mentor and developer, workshop ‘I’m home’, Pier-2 art center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2015)

Artist talk, Pier-2 art center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2015)

Mentor, project Artknights, CC Belgica Dendermonde, Belgium (2015)

Teacher, DKO Waasmunster, Belgium (2015)

Teacher, WISPER, Ghent, Belgium (2014-2015)

Cultural worker, Kunstwerkt, Belgium (2011-2014)

Interviews, publication and grant

'Leave a message after the..', by marc norbert hörler (2019)

Kortlopende beurs, Kunstendecreet, Flemish government (2018-2019)

'In the studio with Elien Ronse', by Dorothy Hunter, for International Sculpture Center re:sculpt (2017)

'‘Report 07032015-17052016 audio’ for BLATT 3000, a paper for exchange and critical discussion on contemporary music (June 2016)

'Further into banality', by Maria Martens, for Artdependence (2016)

Leben ist kein stilleben', by Frederik Van Laere (2011)


Studio Nucleo, Lindenlei 38, Ghent, Belgium


Centrally in the work from Elien Ronse (°Belgium, 1987) is the object in its domestic surrounding. Commodities often reveal the homogenising effects within private sphere formed by the consumerist and individualistic context we live in. Ronse collects observations while visiting different homes in order to document the continual contradiction between the intimate versus ordinary existence of things. The act of sharing a drink in the kitchen and seeing a bedroom explores disclosure that is not accessible in public space. A house holds the most intimate aspects of a person’s life, while at the same time is filled with commonly available things. In a systematic way Ronse observes domestic life, the gathered documents are reused to emphasise the beautiful as well ridicule structures that mostly seem invisible caused by their permanent presence. While applying rules to organise her own life, she as well enlarges the absurdity of mundane systems. Ronse uses the documents to make installations, games, audio- and videowork.