Sarah Vanhee is an artist, performer and author. Her interdisciplinary work travels between civil spaces and the art world. She has worked in open fields, prisons, private living rooms, theatres, and in corporate meeting rooms.
Her recent works include collected screams (lecture-performance), Unforetold (stage performance), The Making of Justice (film), Oblivion (stage performance), Untitled (meetings in private houses), Lecture For Every One (series of intrusions), The C-Project (artist novel and work in public space).
While strongly embedded locally, Vanhee's work has been presented widely internationally in diverse contexts such as Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), FTA (Montreal), Museo de Reina Sofia (Madrid), Festival Actoral (Marseille), PuSh Festival (Vancouver), Jihlavava IDFF, Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), Centre Pompidou (Metz), Short Theatre (Rome), iDans (Istanbul), Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse), Forum Alpbach, Noorderzon (Groningen) etc. She co-published Untranslatables and wrote The Miraculous Life of Claire C and TT, as well as other texts. She regularly collaborates with CAMPO (Ghent) and is founding member of Manyone vzw. Sarah Vanhee is supported by Buda Art Centre for the period 2017- 2021, as well as by the APAP network (Creative Europe Programme of the European Union).
Vanhee is a doctoral student at the Antwerp School of Arts, in collaboration with the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts. She was awarded a mandate for her research project ‘Bodies Of Knowledge - the public space as a forum for the exchange of repressed or underexposed knowledge’.
Artist and dramaturg Flore Herman is collaborating with Sarah on bodies of knowledge. She has previously worked on performance projects in collaboration with artists Anne Thuot and Sara Sampelayo, including Lydia Richardson (2015-2018), Transcription (2017) and You Will Be Missed (2017- 2019).
Flore studied at École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and completed a Masters in performing Arts at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels.
Vanhee and Herman undertook a first residency in Quarantine’s Tenancy house on the border of Manchester and Salford, UK, from 29 March until 6 April 2019, and returned again from 31 July to 15 August & 23 to 31 August 2019. During this time they developed their project bodies of knowledge - a place for people to learn from each other and exchange knowledge that nurtures a more just and human society. Their residency culminated in a 'learning day' in St John's Gardens, Manchester, on 26 August 2019, where people they had met during their stay shared their knowledge with each other, interested members of the public and passers-by.