CARMEN SCHABRACQ (1988) studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, visual arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam where she graduated in 2012 and obtained a Masters in theater costume design in 2015 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Her work is at the intersection between visual art and theater and she, therefore, works both as a visual artist, as a theater maker and designer. In 2017 she received the Nieuwe Makers grant from the Performing Arts Fund to make two visual performances, produced by theater production company Zeelandia. These works on location were site-specific performances, where she worked on the narrative and stratification of tradition and rituals. Last summer her performance Kustpijn Paardenkracht was shown on the beach at Zoutelande, where she turned the roles by pulling a self-made life-sized draft horse out of the sea during the Zeeland Late Summer Festival.
She also collaborates with various art, theater and music collectives such as Dood Paard, the Embassy of the North Sea, the IJ salon, Nineties Productions, the Rosa Ensemble, BREI and Okapi.