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Xavier Tricot

Art Historian
Rietstraat 72, 8400 Ostend, Belgium
0032 (0)59 50 97 26


Qualified Secondary Schoolteacher

Field of Research/are of work on Ensor: 

  • Painter and writer
  • Oeuvre catalogs of James Ensor‘s paintings
  • Research on iconography (inter alia literary and pictorial references) in the painting and graphic works of James Ensor


  1. Ensoriana, Ostend, L‘Hareng Saur, 1985, 141 p.
  2. Léon Spilliaert: Prenten en illustraties, Beredeneerde catalogus, Antwerp, Pandora, 1994, 110 p.
  3. Léon Spilliaert: De jaren 1900-1915, Antwerp, Pandora; Brussels, Gemeentekrediet; Ghent, Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1996, 211 p.
  4. James Ensor. Leven en werk. Oeuvrecatalogus van de schilderijen, Brussels, Mercatorfonds, 2009, 480 p.
  5. James Ensor: The Complete Prints, Brussels, Deceuninck, 2010.

Projects: Exhibitions: 

  1. Curator of various Ensor exhibitions in Belgium and abroad (Paris, Hamburg, São Paulo, ...)
  2. Un Salon pour Louise Bourgeois, Oudenburg, Stichting De Elf Lijnen, 2006
  3. You will be as I am. The skeleton in art, New York, Cheim & Read, 2007
  4. Skeletons, skulls and bones, Ostend, Andromeda Hotel & Thalassa, 2010
  5. Curator Bonjour Ostende, Venetiaanse Gaanderijen, Ostend, 2013.

Relevant memberships/workgroups: 

  1. Ensor Advisory Committee: Dr. Robert Hoozee (MSK Ghent), Xavier Tricot, Sabine Taevernier and Herwig Todts (KMSKA)