She holds a MFA 3D/Multimedia, a Higher Degree of Photography and is Laureate of the HISK (Ghent). Her oeuvre consists of research, exhibitions, participation in artist in residence programs, publications with theoretical framework and teaching activities. Her work was awarded with several scholarships and prizes. She is a certified yoga and meditation teacher.

Recent exhibitions and activities
2021, “Digital Corporeality”, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB), Taipei 
2021, “Forêt océanique”, Kortrijk Triennial, Kortrijk, Belgium
2020, “Still”, The White House Gallery, Lovenjoel, Belgium
2019, “The Sea Within - The See Within“, Setouchi Trienniale, Ogijima, Japan
2019, “Artist in residence”, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Recent Awards and Grants 
2011 Nomination Award, Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst Oost-Vlaanderen, Ghent, Belgium
2010 Winner of the AON Award, Ghent, Belgium
2007 Winner of the Franciscus Pycke Legacy Award, Ghent, Belgium

About works

In her multidisciplinary work, Sarah Westphal explores notions such as time, perception, and consciousness. The research includes the exploration of space, ranging from a personal space to the fragile ecosystem and the habitat of the underwater world. What is the relationship between human and non-human life forms? This critical question is addressing the relationship with our living environment, anthropocentrism, the dematerialization of our living environment and the impoverishment of sensory experience by digital technologies. In in-situ installations, Westphal causes the given exhibition spaces to enter a dialog with their own history in a thoughtful way. She works with several historical collections, with scientists and cultural heritage.

Fôret océanique 2021 site-specific installation, mixed media, Kortrijk Triennial, Belgium, room-filling set-up

Heimsuchen (The House) 2007-2008, site-specific installation, mixed media, Ghent (BE), house-filling set-up

Hintersteg 2014 site-specific installation, mixed media, Bepart, Waregem, Belgium, room-filling set-up

The Sea Within-The See Within 2019 site-specific installation, mixed media, Setouchi Triennale, Ogijima, Japan, room-filling set-up

Visite II, 2018 site-specific installation, mixed media, Villa Van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle Belgium, room-filling set-up