Kristien De Neve

Curriculum Vitae


Born on April 15, 1963, in Lokeren, Belgium

Living in Rome since 1991

Three children

Belgian nationality 




+39 348 4020140


1982-1987  MA in Educational Studies, faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Catholic University of leuven, Belgium. Thesis on Teacher Training and Didactics applied to art   

1988 - 1992 MFA in Painting, Academia di Belle Arti, Roma, Italy


2008 Diploma of trainer in Focusing at the Focusing Institute of New York. 1994 Diploma in the “Art of  stained glass making”, Roma 1992 Scuola libera del nudo at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, Study of the human figure – Drawing 1991 Course in Affresco painting.  Istituto d'arte “San Giacomo” 1981 Diplome of piano, Municipal school of Music, Lokeren (Belgium) 1988 Diploma of diction, acting e theater, Municipal School of  Lokeren (Belgium)1977 Diploma of Applied Arts  in S.T.B.L., Lokeren (Belgio)


2014-present  Professor “Painting”, “Art Therapy”, “Sketchbook - Images of Rome”, “Intermediate Drawing”, “3 Dimensional Art and Installations”, at AUR American University of Rome, Pietro Roselli

2019 Professor “Roman Sketchbook” at Richmond University, Rome

2013 Teacher of 2D art, at the Art Department of St -Stephens High School, via Aventina 3, Rome.

1993– present Founder of “xcorsi d'arte”, a private art school specialized in experiential group classes oriented for children, adolescents and adults, Rome.

2006-2011 Professor of “Pedagogy and Didactics of Art” and “Extramedial Techniques” at the Academy of Fine Arts  “Pietro Vannucci”, Perugia.

2009-2010 Drawing Instructor at  the Municipal Evening School for Adults “Arte e Mestieri” Nicola Zabaglia, Rome

2009 Professor of Adjournment Courses for Educators “Art as a privileged tool in Education”, a project designed for the formation of social cooperatives, funded by Regione Lazio.

1999-2001 Professor of “Visual Design, Creativity and Immagination”, Accademia di Moda e Costume, Rome

1999 Realization of a Regione Lazio financed cultural integration project “La Casa delle Arti e del Gioco” for the Municipality of Itri, (FR, Italy).

1998-2001 Professor of Courses of Adjournment for Educators on the theme : “Expression and Communication”, funded by Municipality of Rome.

1995-1999 Organizer and lecturer of artistic laboratories on the theme “Environmental Education”, held in 12 elementary schools in Rome. Realization of a documentary film in collaboration with the Cultural Association “Pa.gine Rosa”, Municipality funded.

1993 -1998 Promoter of an active research on interdisciplinarity between visual art, music andtheatre in collaboration with “Ars Nova”, a private music school in Itri,(FR, Italy).

1989-1992 Fine Arts Teacher for the hearing impaired, Istituto Gualandi Sordomuti, Rome

Other Work experiences

1998 Collaboration with the Society of Decoration “Arteomete” 1992-1996  Decoration and commissions : Murals, “Trompe l'oeil”, faux marble, stenciling, glass painting, portraits, painting scenery, papier-maché and mask making.



8 - 14 July 2019   Atelier and personal show at the Museum for Contemporary Art of Rome, MACRO,via Nizza

1-30 April 2019 Installation and Performance Art “Oltre – Beyond”, project of Kristien De Neve in collaboration with Salvatore Travascio e Laura della Gatta , project room of Macro, via Nizza, Roma

2 -30 August 2019 Collective Installation “Under another roof” at the Gallery IA§A at Hillyer, Washington D.C.  USA

May 2018 Under the same Roof, collective exhibit at the gallery “Sala 1”, Roma

10 Sept - 10 Dec 2017 Personal Exhibit - The broken Horizon -  Centrum voor Ruimtelijke Kunst Park Ter Beuken, Lokeren (Belgium)

May 2016- Present Traveling Collective Exhibit  “Il sangue delle donne” - Tracce rosse sul panno bianco” Teatro stabile comunale Isola Del Liri, Centro per Arte Contemporanea la Rocca, Gallerija Forum a Zagabria (Croazia), Monastero di S. Benedetto (bari), Palazzo Fibbioni (Aquila), …  curated by Manuela De Leonardis

19 Sept-16 Oct 2014 Personal Exhibit  - Autunno Contemporaneo - organized by the city of Rome - The Missing Object - “As your senses are fine-tuned, hear the hollow sound under your feet”(first configuration)

17 Oct-13 Nov 2014 Personal Exhibit - Autunno Contemporaneo - organized by the city of Rome The Missing Object - “Don't be afraid if work is hard” (second configuration)

14 Nov- 6 Dic. 2014Personal Exhibit - Autunno Contemporaneo - organized by the City  of Rome The Missing Object - “Try though insecure - because insecure”(third configuration

8 May - September 2014 Personal exhibit on the facade of the Accademia Belgica in Valle Giulia, in Rome on occasion of the 75th anniversary of its foundation. The Missing Object. Bricks and Butterflies

May 27 - 9 June 2014 Personal exhibit in the Cultural Center Foundation St. Stephen's  Paintings and Sculptures 

Nov. 2012  Personal exhibit  “Shifting Boundaries”,Ecos Gallery, Via Giulia ,Rome

June 2008  Installation ioxy during the festival “Crack ! Fumetti dirompenti”,  Forte Prenestino, Rome.

Nov. 2008 Opening party and exhibition, studio  “Neve”, Via Tuscolana 467, Rome

May 2007 Foundation of IOXY  artistic collective.

May 2005 Installation(painting-video-objects)–event  “Fuoriluogo”-  appuntamenti fuori dall'habitat” curated by Chiara Cammarata

Oct 2004 Performance and short movie at the Bibli bookshop,  Rome

March 2002 Installation dedicated to the work of J.Cocteau, at  “La Camera Verde”, Rome

March 2001 Installation in honor of Primo Levi at “La camera verde”, Rome

April 1998 Video-art, short film “Dietro agli occhi, nello stomaco, sotto la pelle” presented during the festival “Linea d'ombra”  Sala 1, Rome and Salerno.

May 1997 Sound and video installation of Kristien De Neve, Erica Bilder, and Stefano Odoardi on the theme “Enough” of Samuel Beckett,  Art Explorer Café Gallery, Rome.

April-June 1996 Group exhibit “Nature” curated by Paolo Balmas and Gianluca Marziani at the Art Explorer Café Gallery, Rome.

Dec. 1995 Collective Exhibit “The door of Duchamps” at “Valadier” Hall in Terracina, Latina

September 1995 Video-installation with the group  “Lampbliksem” in the antique library at Lanciano, Abruzzo, Italy

August 1995 Installation at the Second edition of the Contemporary Art Festival of Bassano in Teverina, (VT), Italy.

June 1995 Personal  exhibit at “U-bahn”, Ghosts”Via del Giglio, Viterbo, Italy.

April 1995 Personal exhibit “Toc toc toc”in the “ Assenzio” Café, Via Vespucci, Rome

August 1994 Installation in two Etruscan caves during the “Falling stars”  Contemporary Art Festival

of Bassano in Teverina, (VT), Italy.

July 1994 Personal multimedial installation at the ex-college of Lanciano, Abruzzo, Italy

June 1994  Group exhibit “H20” Art  Gallery “Spazio Oltre”, Vicolo del Bologna, Rome, Group exhibit “Libri da riscoprire” in the Granmelò library, Rome,  Collective show ”Domestos” in  S.Salvatore church at Bolsena, (VT), Italy.

April 1994 Collective exhibit “Eventualmente ….Ponderabilmente” curated by BarbaraMartusciello at Politecnico, Via Tiepolo 13 A, Rome.

March 1994  Personal exhibit: Installation in the Granmelò library, Rome

Nov. 1993  Performance “five sculptures and a videodocument” at the Cafè Les Folies, Rome.

January 1992 Performance “Mimo – poetry – painting” at Melvyn’s,  Rome

June 1991 Performance “Giovanna d’Arco in the garden of Goethe” con Umberto Ranieri, Auditorium of Lanciano, Abruzzo, Italy.


2016  Text of the catalogue “the Missing Object” By Mariaimma Gozzi and Fabio Pinelli

2012  Text of the catalogue  “shifting Boundaries” by Marcello Carriero

Neve, la cera è un bozzolo creativo”  da Arianna Di Genova, Il Manifesto, 22     November 2012

Kristien De Neve, la materia che avvolge” by Moira Chiavarini , Arte e Critica, October 2012

1997 “Kristien De neve e l’anima pulsante dell’arte” by  Roberta Perfetti

NEXT: review of art and culture, spring 1997, pp. 62 -63

1996 Interviewed by  Paolo Balmas in occasion  of   “Nature” exhibit at the l'Explorer Coffee Gallery, april 1996


1987 The training of Art Teachers : Structural Aspects and Educational Concepts” Arguments and research on the development of communicative and expressive abilities; methods and didactic experimentation in teaching art.  M.S. Thesis

University of Leuven, Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, pp.323

1995 “Racconto di un esperienza” Five stories to introduce visual language and an artistic way of thinking, for the course “Giocando e Pitturando”, Municipality of Itri, pp.50

1997 Marina Abramovic” RomArte, International Review of Art, Summer, pp.5-7

1997 Rosa, ed. “Una testa grande incontra la natura”. Illustrated by elementary schools participating in a project sponsored by the Province of Rome and Region Lazio, pp. 55

1998 Assessorato alle Politiche Educative del Comune di Roma, ed., “Children in Rome”February,  pp. 5-6

2000 Rosa, ed. “La storia di Malinka. La ragazza che volle accendere e spegnere il sole come una semplice lampadina. Illustrated by elementary schools, a project sponsored by the Province of Rome and Regione Lazio, pp. 66

2001 Rosa,ed.  “La storia di Clara. La ragazza che visse in una città di solo cemento” Illustrated by elementary schools participating  project sponsored by the Province of Rome and Regione Lazio, pp. 53

2012 Catalog “Kristien De Neve”- shifting Boundaries”, Ecos Gallery; IOXY edtion, pp 66

2016 Catalog “ Kristien De Neve - The Missing Object”  Municipality of Lokeren (Belgium), pp 103

2020  Catalog “Oltre- diario di un presunto fallimento”, museum di Contemporary Art (Macro) , pp 160


17/03-8/04 2018 Curator of the collective show  “Vanitas Vanitatum et Omnia Vanitas, nel Monumento Case Romane del Celio, Roma

9-29 Nov 2016 Curator of the collective show “in the palm of a hand – 17 personal shows in miniature” at the gallery “Frammenti d’arte, via Paola, Roma


Dutch   Mother tongue

Italian    Fluent

English  Fluent

French    Proficient