2018 - Group exhibition: File Not Found, Yügen, Ghent, Belgium

2018 -  Group exhibition by De Morgen: GrandJam, Yügen, Ghent, Belgium.

2019 - Small showcase: Zeemeerminnen festival, Herberg Macharius, Ghent, Belgium.

2020 - Group exhibition: Looking For Serendipity, Zwarte Zaal in KASK school of arts, Ghent, Belgium

(curated by Iris Sikking)


2019 - 2020 - Group exhibition: Onderbelicht, Museum Dr. Guislain,
Ghent, Belgium 

(curated by Nick Hannes and Willem Vermoere)

2020 - Small showcase: Plat Platform, Bijloke site, Ghent, Belgium.

2020 - Showcase: noshowshow, Kolder, Ghent, Belgium.

2020 - Showcase: Noorderlicht Fotofestival, Museum Belvedere, Herenveern, The Netherlands.

2020 - Group Exhibition: GRADUATION Show, Bijloke Site, Ghent, Belgium. 

2021 - Group Exhibition: Opus One, Permeke, Antwerp, Belgium.

2021 - Billboard in New York City, NYC, USA.  

2021 - Solo expo: A Depth Most Would Drown In, Galerie Satellite, Liege, Belgium. 

2021 - Group exhibition: PhotoTwens Unexposed, Romaanse Kapel, Leuven, Belgium

2021 - Foto-Biennale Oostende, Oud Stedelijk Zwembad, Oostende, Belgium

2021 - Art Route PASS, Church of Wannegem, Wannegem, Belgium. 

2021 - Noorderlicht Photofestival, Museum Herenveen, Herenveen, The Netherlands

2021 - Solo exhibition + book launch, CC Scharpoord, Knokke, Belgium

-> 17/10/21 

Elisa Maenhout is a Belgian photographer born in 1997 and graduated as a master in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in her hometown, Ghent.

Elisa's work focuses on people and recreating reality as a dreamworld. Her style is very diverse, while photographing she keeps searching for her own voice in the photographyworld. Elisa specializes in underwater photography. Her past projects are mainly focused on documentary photography but Elisa believes there’s a thin line that separates the documentary from conceptual approach. 

Selfportrait 2020_


01/08/18: article in De Morgen:
Elisa Maenhout: van zeemeermin tot zeemeerman - link

Pictures for Child-Help Belgium  Jaarrapport 2018 - link

09/11/19: article and picture in De Standaard Magazine: Stille doders - link

17/12/19: article in Voetweg66: Mijn camera is een sleutel die deuren opent - link

Feature on the website of  Phototgraphic Museum of Humanity : Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in - link

 Picture in Aroma Magazine 2020: ‘Lara Rosseel’  


Cover, interview and pictures in Opus One ‘20 Photobook - link 

2021: Picture and article in Het Laatste Nieuws: ‘Foto van Gentse Elisa (23) hangt binnenkort op reclamebord pal in modebuurt van New York’ - link


2021: Picture and article in VRT.be: ‘Onderwaterfoto Gentse studente op gigantisch reclamebord in populaire buurt New York’ - link


2021: Picture, video-interview and article in AVS.be: ‘Werk van Gentse fotografe binnenkort op billboard in New York’ - link

2021: Radio 2: 'Foto van Gentse studente te zien op reclamebord in New York' - link

2021: Cover, article and pictures in De Morgen Magazine: 'Ariël achterna: als zeemeermin kan ik pas echt mezelf zijn'  - link


Sony Award 2020