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SIGRID BEDEER

After studying interior architecture at the Henry van de Velde Institute, I started at an architectural firm in Antwerp. In 2018 I was in need of a new challenge and decided to take a different path, followed a number of courses, workshops and made beautiful and inspiring trips.

In my search I followed courses on personal development as well as singing, dance (tango) and intuitive painting.

See an overview under inspirations at the bottom of this page.

Abstract painting allowed me to get more in touch with my feelings and gave it a new direction. My abstract paintings use bright colours, radiate energy, and sometimes show an inner quest, as well as a lot of passion and love ... When you listen to your heart, your intuition unfolds.

👉 Below is an overview of my education and experience, exhibitions, competitions and publications.

Sigrid Bedeer, abstract schilder bij BE DEAR, Belgisch kunstenaar, kat Ebony houdt alles mee in het oog
Sigrid Bedeer, vakantie in Mandali Retreat center Italië, lake Orta, abstract schilder, Belgisch kunstenaar

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Whence now the name BE DEAR. It is derived from my birth name Bedeer (°1971) and stands for “be kind and first and foremost to yourself”. The gold stands for “shine your light” or show yourself and live your life to the fullest. 
 

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My business card also features gold. Thanks to the good care taken by Kontich-based printer Baskerville, the cards have quite a stylish appearance and the gold brilliance comes into its own. Many thanks!

 

The colourful painting in the background can be found in my portfolio under 'abstract paintings 2020', entitled Corona Inner War.

 

Sometimes you need that extra push to dare to shine...

" BE GOLD  -  BE BOLD  -  BE YOU "

 

 

This golden colour, or brilliance, can also be found in some of my works: You and me, Left wing in the dark, Color war, Connection 1, Life is Golden en Céline. I made the latter work as a gift on the occasion of Céline’s birth. To welcome this little miracle to this world, I let the colours of her birth announcement card inspire me. It became a small painting made with a lot of love and it recalled for me the birth of my own son …

MIJN ATELIER



MY STUDIO

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EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

 

 

​2020 - present
Abstract painter at BE DEAR ART

2011 - 2018 
Project manager at Bridging Architects & Ingenieurs bvba (NP-Bridging) in Antwerp and at Ney-Poulissen bvba 

2003 - 2011
Project manager at Poulissen & Partners bvba and Philip Mortelmans Architects bvba in Antwerp

2003 - 2018
Founding and partner at coordination & design office JM3C

2001 - 2003
Founding and partner at Poulissen & Partners Architectenbureau cvba

1996 - 2001
Project architect at Architectenbureau C. Poulissen bvba in Antwerp

1995 - 1996
Part-time project assistance with Architects Wauters-Denissen and A-unit Architects in Antwerp

1993 - 1995
Project assistant at Atelier W. De Bondt in Antwerp

1993 - Diploma in Interior Architecture at the Henry van de Velde Institute in Antwerp​​​​​

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EXHIBITIONS

 

2025
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- Behind Glass in Hove - expo on the 2 annual art project

2024       
-  Expo at the Banks Art Hotel in downtown Antwerp
-  Expo 38 in Hoogstraten - group exhibition
-  Lambermontmartre at the KMSKA in Antwerp - open air painting market
-  Gallery Art Point in Knokke - group exhibition
-  UZ Leuven, campus Gasthuisberg - exhibition in the entrance and corridors of the hospital
-  Atelier in focus of Kunstwerkt in Hove - open atelier
-  Gallery Rivierenhof in Deurne - group exhibition '4WOman'

 

2023       

-  Aspria Louise in Brussels - exhibition in the lounge of wellness and fitness club

-  Deurne gives you wings - group exhibition

-  Open Company Day by Voka in Wilrijk - exhibition at Solution nv

-  The Colorfield Performance in Elst NL - painting in the field and group exhibition (500 exhibitors)

-  Atelier in Beeld by Kunstwerkt inHove - open atelier

-  Gallery Nobody & Friends at the South in Antwerp - group exhibition

-  Gallery Rivierenhof in Deurne - group exhibition 'On Full Fire'

2022 

-  Behind Glass in Hove - exhibition at the 2 year art project

-  Nationale Kunstdagen in Gorinchem NL - exhibition stand

-  Otti vzw - expo and charity auction

-  Town hall in Edegem - exhibition in the entrance hall of the town hall

-  Puurkunst in Bruges - group exhibition in the Belfry

-  Xavier Le Clef - exhibition in reception and practice room ostheopath

-  Atelier in focus of Kunstwerkt in Edegem - open atelier​

 

2021
-  A-spAce in Antwerp - first solo exhibition 'OPPOSITES'
-  Eva Springael at Hoboken - exhibition in reception room child psychologist
-  Sea Nat vacation resort at Koksijde - exhibition in reception and coach room
-  Linda Kleingeld, Artego in Hove - exhibition in coach room

2020

-  Behind Glass in Hove - expo on the 2 year art project

-  Artbox Project World 1.0 in Zurich - online expo & expo at the Artbox Gallery​​​



COMPETITIONS & PUBLICATIONS

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2024
-  UZ Leuven - article in May's UZ magazine
-  Artwork Open Atelier - article in Hove magazine & article in De Zondag newspaper
-  Expo 'On Full Fire' at Rivierenhof - article in Hove magazine & newspaper article in GVA

2023
-  Radio Zuidrand Antwerpen - radio interview
-  Deurne gives you wings - mention in article by the Antwerp press office
-  Flemish television series 'Familie' - painting 'Connecting to a new world' featured in the first episode of the new season
-  True art of giving - auction for charity
-  Artwork Open Atelier - article in the magazine of Hove & newspaper article in GVA
-  Art Guide Antwerp - 2 pages in art guide
-  Expo 'On Full Fire' in Rivierenhof - newspaper article in GVA

2022
-  Nationale Kunstdagen Gorinchem NL - page in catalog of art fair
-  Subbacultcha - page in The ABC guide
-  True art of giving - auction for charity
-  Artwork Open Atelier - article in the magazine of Edegem

2021
-  Participation in contest 'The National Expo' of MuseumPASSmusées
-  Expo Opposites - interview Mortsel Radio
-  Expo Opposites - newspaper article in GVA
-  Behind Glass - mention in the news of ATV
-  Passion for work - review on career guidance

INSPIRATIES



INSPIRATIONS

In recent years, I have met many beautiful people and discovered locations that have helped reinforce my growth. I am grateful to everyone for their contribution, patience and insights, and I am impatiently looking forward to more. Have a look at their sites and perhaps you will discover something that will bring you one step closer to yourself, your goals and your dreams.

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And all the dear friends and family who always believe in me. Namaste ❤️

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