Harold Ancart (b. 1980, Brussels, Belgium) is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist. He received his MFA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuel de la Cambre in Brussels in 2007.
Ancart sees all art as beginning with a trace, making drawing the transitional state that leads and opens up to the sculptural field. His art as a whole can be seen as depicting the process of becoming, opening up rather than filling up exhibition space. He is also intimately aware of the space in which his art is shown, often using found objects, minimal traces, and graphic underlining to both reference and expose the foundations of the space. “I like to envision exhibits not so much as a succession of objects to be looked at, but as tensions created between the various zones of emptiness.”
Ancart’s works have been shown in multiple exhibition spaces including Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Ghent), Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), the 9th Taipei Biennial in 2014, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), and WIELS (Brussels). He lives and works in New York.