Kim De Ruysscher (1973, Wilrijk, Belgium) is well known for his sculptures and in situ installations. Significant in his oeuvre are technique and 'métier'. He lives and works in Varese, Italy.
After his graduation, the artist spent a decade in Carrara (Italy) where he concentrated on all facets of sculpture. A large segment of his work consists of sculptures fashioned out of classical materials: marble, limestone, natural stone. Thanks to his mastery of his sculpting, he manages to imbue his figures with enormous verisimilitude, perfect in their appearance. But this calculated perfection is reserved for banal subject from daily life: a soccer ball, a pillow, balled paper, a toilet roll, or a sleeping bag. In this fashion, he creates an intriguing contrast between his expensive working medium, the time-consuming execution, and the transience of everyday existence.
Kim De Ruysscher studied painting at the Sint-Lucas College of Art and Sciences in Ghent and subsequently specialized in sculpture (in marble) at the Academia di Belle Arte and the Instituto Professionale Industria e Artigianato Tacca (both in Carrara, Italy). He exhibited in Belgium, Finland, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey, amongst others. After having lived for 8 years in The Hague (Netherlands) he has been living in Varese (Italy) since 2014.

Work experience

Artist in Residence

2012 Verleden in Wording
site-specific work
Turnhout (BE)
2012 Round Cube
site-specific work
Fort 4, Mortsel (BE)
2011 Round Cube
site-specific work
Galerie Brandt, Amsterdam (NL)
2009 Rolled Carpet 1
site-specific work
Den Haag (NL)


Nomad space 2
site-specific work
Alkmaar (NL)
2006 Entdeckte Orte
site-specific work
Taisten, Italy
2006 Nomad Space
group exhibition, site-specific work
Livigno, Italy
2005 Warmth
solo exhibition
Inari and Ahven Järvi, Finland
2005 Coöperation
group exhibition, site-specific sculptures
Bedburg-Hau, Germany
2003 Off the Track
group exhibition, site specific sculptures
Edegem in Fort 5 (BE)
2003 Les Géants de Nidec
group exhibition, sculpture
Oberhaslach, France
2003 Three Tents
solo exhibition, site specific work
Engelberg, Swiss
2003 Valuated Buildings
performance and site-specific work
Mersin, Turkey
2002 Un Posto Per Abitare
group exhibition, site-specific work
Livigno, Italy




Gallery Award B.ART Zone
Art Ghent International Art Fair
Ghent, Belgium
2010 'Van Ommeren-De Voogt Prijs'
with marble sculpted A0 Paper
The Hague, The Netherlands
2008 Sand sculpture
first prize
Valladolid, Spain
2007 Ice Sculpture
second prize
Dutch Championships
2006 Ice Sculpture
second prize
Harbin, China
2006 Snow Sculpture
second prize
Harbin, China
2005 Ice Sculpture
second prize
Kemi, Finland
2004 Sand Sculpture
first prize
Quebec, Canada
2002 Ice Sculpture
second prize
Valloire, France
2001 Ice Sculpture
first prize
Pello, Finland


Booth Kim Art Warehouse Feb 2013.jpg