Gerda Van Damme was born in 1964. She lives and works in Charleroi. Originating from Dendermonde where she followed evening classes in plastic arts and music, she studied Germanic Philology at KULeuven. Around 1990 she created and curated two "Salons of Naïvity". In 1990 she moved to Tourinnes-la-Grosse to continue living in Wallonia until now. She has been living in Charleroi since 2016.
After a long career in marketing communications, in 2017 she picked up her artistic activities again. Over the last years she has been attending several classes at the Académie des Beaux-Arts Alphonse Darville in Charleroi (painting, video, drawing). In 2020 she founded the artist collective GROSSES LACUNES - which she presides - together with Guido Janssens, Stephan Vee and Benoit Bastin (with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Shopping Rives Gauche and the Comptoir des Ressources Creative in Charleroi). She also operates under the name of THE MUYBRIDGE COLLECTIVE, together with Guido Janssens.
Gerda Van Damme has organized and participated in exhibitions on multiple occasions. In 2022, she was the curator for a contemporary art festival, in partnership with the Festival de l'Eté Mosan, and with the support of the Féderation Wallonie-Bruxelles, "GRAND ECART".
Gerda Van Damme is a finalist in the ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 2023 in the painting category. On that occasion she is exhibiting in the Arsenale in Venice.