Fabiola Burgos photo Dani Gherca

Fabiola Burgos Labra

Graduation year




My work is characterized by being intuitive and at the same time connected with its context, with the social and urban dynamics of today. I create narratives with few elements with a focus on materiality. My work arises from experimentation through sculpture, weaving, and installations. Textiles are a vehicle to communicate different ways of articulating the same medium: surfaces open to the changes of light, colors and patterns that simultaneously contain history and hint toward a different kind of future.

I work with familiar materials, that some way or another, everybody has hold in their hands at one point in their lives. Through tactile memories I aim that the viewer feels connected to the work on a more basic and direct level. My work is mostly process based and that's where repetition comes into play.

Currently I am working on projects where the body has a more active role, such as a series of sculptures that function as units of measurement under the idea of bringing the interior space to the exterior. I activate these objects in relation to different environments and spaces. Playful situations of exchange between the works and their contexts happen, between the works and the public that encounter the sculptures almost by chance.

Torre HISK
Stone By Stone is Weight (Turquoise), 2022. Woven, gift tape and wire mesh, 400 x 13 x 13 cm
Fabiola Burgos Labra, Catskill Native Tree Branches, 2022.
Catskill Native Tree Branches, 2022. Hannemuhle Fine Art Museum Etching 350g, Edition of 5 + 1 A/P. 25 x 14 cm

Featured events

Fabiola Burgos, 2022
Open Source Gallery, New York, US Exhibition
HISK Open Studios 2022

Open Studios 2022

13/05/2022 16/05/2022
Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten, Gent, BE HISK - Open Studios
IMG 2477

Being more honest about the process

23/09/2022 30/09/2022
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE HISK - Workshop
Blackberry Poster final
BLANCO, Gent, BE Exhibition

Staying in the Gap

20/01/2023 05/02/2023
Société d'Electricité, 1080 Brussel, BE HISK - Exhibition
Schermafbeelding 2023 01 31 om 15 12 36

HISK Edition 2022

HISK, Gabrielle Petitstraat 4-6, Brussel, BE HISK - News
Worldlines 100

Worldlines #1

22/04/2023 - 16:00 20:00
HISK - Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel, BE Happening
Website 1

Open Studios 2023

12/05/2023 15/05/2023
HISK - Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel, BE HISK - Open Studios
Schermafbeelding 2023 09 26 om 12 35 18

Sint-Denijs City

18/08/2023 24/08/2023
Sint-Denijs, BE Exhibition
Frans Masereel Centrum, 2022
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE HISK - Workshop
Worldlines 100


23/11/2023 17/12/2023
Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten - Vlaanderen, Gabrielle Petitstraat, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, België HISK - Laureates Exhibition