Soft Kill by Denise Bettelyoun


  Denise Bettelyoun  

Denise Bettelyoun is an Artist, Radical Knitter, Critical Crafter, Textile-Activist, Doctorate, Lecturer and Curator located on the Swabian Alp near Stuttgart/ Germany.

Her art combines hands-on practical manual skills in the textile and artistic field, with indepth scientific research and knowledge. While questioning established conceivabilities about textiles in society in her work, she uncovers and approximates the enormous span of creative possibilities of her media in the freed space of art.

In her view, textiles are supercharged, extrovert social surfaces that communicate information about identity, uniformity, gender, status, age, cultural background and religion (amongst other) to the outer world - while at the same time introvert, by being closely connected to our bodies´ needs, feelings and sensations.

Working with textiles trains senses and aesthetic abilities, mathematical and structural understanding, discipline and dexterity, a feeling for rhythm and color, while deepening practical manual skills, knowledge and understanding of the connection of nature, technicality and creation. Denise Bettelyoun deeply understands these multiple layers of the textile media in art and lets this knowledge flow into her body of work clearly transcending limitations based on traditional and cultural established perceptions. In this sense, her artwork is subversive and radical.

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Upcoming Workshops & Exhibitions

05.05.– 23.06.2024
Kleine Galerie
Bad Waldsee

Denise Bettelyoun

03.06. – 08.06.2024
Kloster Inzigkofen

21.07 – 18.08.2024
Mühle Malstedt
Mit den Händen denken

27.07. – 04.08.2024
Schlei Akademie

Artist in Residence

11.08. – 15.08.2024


07.09. – 15.09.2024
Kunstakademie Eigenart
Textilkunst – Im Fadenkreuz

20.09. – 22.09.2024
Schwabenakademie Irsee

Lecturer for fine arts, art-history and textile art at — Hochschule für Kunsttherapie Nürtingen — Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen — Universität Stuttgart — Leibnitz Universität Hannover — Volkshochschule Inzigkofen — Kloster Neustift — Kunstakademie Augsburg — Schloß Achberg — Schwabenakademie Irsee — Maschenmuseum Albstadt — Freie Kunstakademie Gerlingen — Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall — and more.             

© Denise Bettelyoun
All texts and photos used on this website are copyright protected.

© Denise Bettelyoun
All texts and photos used on this website
are copyright protected.