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Johan Tahon was born in Menen (Belgium) in 1965. He lives and works in Munkzwalm (BE) and in Istanbul (TK). He studied sculpture at the Ghent Royal Academy of Fine Arts (BE).


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Wir Überleben das Licht (with poems of Till Lindemann, singer of the German rockband Rammstein), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2017
Monk (Cur. Tanya Rumpff), Nationaal Keramiek Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands 
Oh You've Got Blue Eyes Oh You've Got Green Eyes Oh You've Got Pink Eyes Oh You've Got Black Eyes, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (duo exhibition with Koen Delaere)
Carte Blanche (Johan Tahon in confrontation with outsider artists – Cur. Emma van Proosdij), Galerie Atelier Herenplaats, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2016
Elimart, ELIM, Center for Psychotherapy and Art, Kapellen, Belgium
Landscape, Form and Psyche, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Metanoia, Duo-exhibition with Alexander Tinei, Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, Germany

2015
Weiß / White, Vila Goecke, Krefeld, Germany 
Sprinkler, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France 
Nagyobb az Istennél, Duo-exhibition with Alexander Tinei, Deák Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

2014
Circular Song, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium  
Adorant, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The albarelli will travel, first stop at De Coöperatieve, Hasselt, Belgium
Albarelli (for all sores), Valerie Traan, Antwerp, Belgium

2013
Sculptor drawings and graphic arts from the collection of Johan Tahon in combination with his own artworks, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands
Grave Souls and Secrets, Contemporary Art Centre Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
Almond, Envoy Enterprises, New York, USA
 
2012
Almond, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium
Barbarossa, Consulate General of Belgium, Istanbul, Turkey
Johan Tahon, Galeri ArtIst, Ankara, Turkey

2011
White Seeders, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Archè
, Museum of Archaeology (Tiled Kiosk), Istanbul, Turkey
Waq Waq
, Galeri ArtIst, Berlin, Germany

2010

Waq Waq
, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium
Milkwood
, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Johan Tahon - The Liminal Act
, de Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Der Traum des Bildhauers: Johan Tahon
, Gerhard Marcks Haus - Das Bildhauermuseum im Norden, Bremen, Germany
Hemisphere,
Hagia Irene (Topkapi Palace), Istanbul, Turkey
NY Lamb,
Envoy Gallery, New York, USA
Confinium
, Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany

2009

Johan Tahon/Martin Assig, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
Gods and Men, Galeri ArtIst, Ankara, Turkey
Rode reuzen en Witte dwergen, SCHUNCK-Het Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands
The Transhuman Face, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium 
Mediaan, CBS, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Nicaea Starmap, Galeri Artist, Ankara, Turkey
New Seismo, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Perseus / Perseiden, C-Mine site, Winterslag, Genk, Belgium

2008
Salt White Apollo, Galeri ArtIst, Berlin, Germany
In der Welt sein, Galerie Het Zwart Huis, Knokke, Belgium
White Heat, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Leoniden 8, Kasteel Ter Dolen, Helchteren, Belgium
Kasteel Egmont, Zottegem, Belgium
Big Bang. Whirling Atrium Observatory (1999-2008), Atrium, City hall, The Hague, The Netherlands
Land, Men and Gods, Galeri ArtIst, Istanbul, Turkey

2007
Ineffabile, Dominicanenkerk, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Nicaea starmap, Galeri ArtIst, Istanbul, Turkey
Nicaea Experiment, Galerie Gabriel Van De Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium
Thomas Lange - Johan Tahon, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Portrait, Johan Tahon en Ronny Delrue, Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien (IKOB), Eupen, Belgium

2006
OCULI/Mandarine and Mandragora, residence at Kasteel Beauvoorde, Veurne, Belgium
Johan Tahon. In Fluidum, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Munken, Galerie Gabriel Van De Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium

2005
Spheria, Stedelijk Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

2004
Johan Tahon, Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium

2003
Johan Tahon - 9, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Self-Self, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
Johan Tahon te gast bij Constant Permeke, Permekemuseum, Jabbeke, Belgium

2001
Silver/White Mindfield, Menen, Belgium
Stellar Octopus, Park ter Beuken, Lokeren, Belgium
Stellar Octopus-Simulacra (Time-Fetishes), Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

2000
Traumgestalt, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Tideride-Mindfield, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1999
In fluidum, Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
George Grard - Johan Tahon, Stichting George Grard, Gijverinckhove, Belgium
Kosmoy, Kunstverein Schwerte, Germany
Halo-Set, Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt, Belgium
Rillen en Rimae, C.I.A.P., Hasselt, Belgium

1997
Zelf in Amorfia, Art box, Waregem, Belgium
Amor-spheroid, Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium
Kore-figur, Atelier Olsene, (Crystalline) nachtatelier, Olsene, Belgium

1995
Universus (studio show), Oudenaarde, Belgium

1994
A une heure du matin (studio show), Oudenaarde, Belgium

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Ecce Homo (with a.o. Luc Tuymans, Dirk Braeckman, Michaël Borremans,…- Cur. Yasmine Geukens, Marie-Paule De Vil, Marion de Cannière and Eric Rinckhout), Different locations in the city, Antwerp, Belgium
Uit het nest geroofd, CC De Steiger, Menen, België
Lee Ranaldo: Lost Ideas (with a.o. Daniel Johnston, Kim Gordon, Raymond Pettibon, Chad VanGaalen,… - Cur. Lee Ranaldo and Jan Van Woensel), Municipal Museum and CC De Steiger, Menin, Belgium
Bastion 10 (in collaboration with S.M.A.K.), Oude Leielaan 10, Menin, Belgium
The Fifth Element (with a.o. Jannis Kounellis, Tony Cragg, Wim Delvoye,… - Cur. Hasan Bülent Kahraman), Sanatçılar Parkı, Istanbul, Turkey
Weiss (with a.o. Willy De Sauter, Johannes Nagel,…), Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
Strong Waters, Rossicontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
Clair Lieu, Das Grosse Haus – Südschule, Viersen-Dülken, Germany
Emulate | (Ne) Plus Ultra State: ‘Take Away Collection’ (curated by Jesse Kirschner and Jesse Howard), SCHUNK*, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Ton Scherben Steine (Clay Shards Rocks) (with a.o. Leiko Ikemura, Gert und Uwe Tobias, Elmar Trenkwalder,…), Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2016
The collection (Cur. Jan Van Woensel), The Underground School of Contemporary Art (USCA), Antwerp, Belgium
De Generaties, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
Human Condition (with a.o. Marlene Dumas, Ed Templeton, Polly Borland, Robert Mapplethorpe, … - Cur. John Wolf), West-Adams, Los Angeles, USA
Ubi Sunt, Town cemetery, Tielt, Belgium
LUSTER - Clay in Sculpture Today, Fundament Foundation at Park De Oude Warande, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Menin Road/Ypernstrasse - Landscape, Form & Psyche (with a.o. Edward Lipski, Renato Nicolodi, Claire Fontaine, Jananne Al-Ani, Eva Kot'átková, Bruce Nauman,… - Cur. Johan Tahon), Along the road from Menin to Ypres, Belgium
Scaldis (with a.o. Panamarenko, Michaël Borremans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Honoré d'O,… - Cur. Johan Tahon), City center of Oudenaarde, Belgium
Het Verbeelde Westen, Residence of the Belgian Ambassador, The Hague, The Netherlands
Cabinet d'Amis: The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet (with a.o. Mario Merz, Joseph Beuys, Marlene Dumas, Juan Munoz,… - Cur. Katerina Gregos), Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Main d'oeuvre, SHOWROOM - Sint-Lucas, Antwerp, Belgium & Plantin Moretusmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium 
(le) SILENCE voor mijn vader / for my father, Valerie_traan, Antwerp, Belgium 
Ceramix - Ceramic art from Gauguin to Schütte, Maison Rouge, Paris, France & Cité de la céramique, Sèvres, France

2015
Mapping Venice (in collaboration with Sint-Lucas Antwerp), Arsenale, Venice, Italy 
Ceramix ­- Ceramic art from Gauguin to Schütte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands 
Main d'oeuvre (within the context of 20 years Ergo Pers), Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands 
In Transitie ­- Kunst & Zwalm, different locations in Zwalm, Belgium
Veldwerk (Jubilee exhibition, 25th anniversary Kunstvereniging Diepenheim), Drawing Centre, Diepenheim, The Netherlands
Beeld (compiled by Karel Schampers and Joost Declercq), Amsterdam Art Fair ­Kunsthal Citroën, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Werk op papier van Belgische beeldhouwers (parallel with Vormidable ­ Den Haag Sculptuur), Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
Works on paper, Galerie Van De Weghe , Antwerp, Belgium 
Amsterdam Trail, Spiegelkwartier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Main d'oeuvre (within the context of 20 years Ergo Pers), Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen, Belgium
Verhelst XL, Theater aan het Spui, The Hague, The Netherlands
The Hague Sculpture – sculpture of Flanders (within the context of 20 years cultural collaboration between The Netherlands and Flanders), Lange Voorhout, The Hague, The Netherlands 
Sculpture of Flanders (within the context of 20 years cultural collaboration between The Netherlands and Flanders), Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands 
Self-portraits / Reflections, CC De Steiger, Menen, Belgium 
In Search of Meaning - The human image in a global perspective (with a.o. Juan Muñoz, Marc Quinn, Antony Gormley, ... - Cur. Anne Berk), Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands 
No walls (within the context of 20 years cultural collaboration between The Netherlands and Flanders - Cur. Bob Smits),, Fenix Loods, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

2014
Horizon 8300 (sculpture integration in collaboration with Delmulle Delmulle Architecten), Cultural Centre Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Buiten de lijnen, Galerie BudA, Asse, Belgium
Museum to Scale 1/7 (curated by Ronny Van de Velde), Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Beyond Borders, Polygonale Loods Spoorzone, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Tempus Horribilis, St. Martin's Cathedral, Ypres, Belgium
Yalnizligin Sessizligi (duo with Jale Celik), Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey
Museum to Scale 1/7 (curated by Ronny Van de Velde), The Baker Museum (Naples), Florida, USA
Beating around the Bush - Episode #1 (with a.o. Anselm Kiefer, Neo Rauch, Luc Tuymans, Mark Manders, Francis Alÿs Patrick Van Caeckenbergh,...), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
All attitudes, all the shapeliness, all the belongings, RAMfoundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
War and Trauma, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
Kunst op Pootjes, travelling exhibition of RASA, several locations in Belgium and The Netherlands
RAAK, travelling exhibition of RASA, several locations in Belgium and The Netherlands

2013
Breaking the Chains of Stigma, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai, India
War and Trauma, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
Museum to Scale 1/7 (curated by Ronny Van de Velde), Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Partie II: Le Corps, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Precious Parts (with a.o. Markus Lüpertz, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Jannis Kounellis …), Bodrum / Mugla, Turkey
Partie I: Portrait, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
Far from the Madding Crowd (with a.o. Thierry De Cordier, Marlene Dumas, Suchan Kinoshita, Erwin Wurm,…), Bonnefanten Hedge House / Bonnefantenmuseum, Wijlre, The Netherlands
DIAcussion (with a.o. Nan Golding, Thomas Dozol, Winston Chmielinski, Helio Oiticica, Martynka Wawrzyniak,...), Envoy Enterprises, New York, USA
Ikob Collection – Bildungsroman einer Sammlung. Die 0-20 Jahre, Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen, Belgium
Zeerotica (with a.o. Paul Delvaux, Leon Spilliaert, Aloïs Boudry ...), Zeeuws maritiem muZEEum, Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Kunst op Pootjes, travelling exhibition of RASA, several locations in Belgium and The Netherlands
RAAK, travelling exhibition of RASA, several locations in Belgium and The Netherlands
Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
 
2012
True Bliss and Enlightenment, Marianne Friis Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Unlimited Bodies (with a.o. Edward Lipski, Don Brown, Tony Oursler ...), Palais d'Iéna, Paris, France
Envoy Enterprises, New York, USA
GARTENCITY #1 (with a.o. Jimmie Durham, Suchan Kinochita, Ed Templeton, Hans Op de Beeck ...), Maasmechelen, Belgium
Figuurlijk (with a.o. Marlène Dumas, Thom Puckey, Anne Wenzel ...), Museum Hilversum, The Netherlands
Switch (met a.o. . Lucas Devriendt, Narcisse Tordoir, Philippe Aguirre y Otegui ...), Galerie Dukan Hourequin, Paris, France
QNX2 - Lake of Tears(collaboration with Peter Verhelst and Maud Bekaert), Bruges, Belgium
Zeerotica (with a.o. Paul Delvaux, Leon Spilliaert, Aloïs Boudry ...), Zeeuws maritiem muZEEum, Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Ein Keil ins Jenseits, Museum Kartause, Astheim, Germany
Sint-Jan (with a.o. Dirk Braeckman, David Claerbout, Thierry De Cordier, Damien Hirst ...), Saint-Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium
MindMap, Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
Voor Eeuwig de Jouwe, SCHUNCK*, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Aangeraakt/Touché (with a.o. Honoré d'O, Leo Copers, Wouter Cox), Old factory site Cordonnier, Wetteren, Belgium
Johan Tahon & Matijs van de Kerkhof, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mais l’aile ne fait pas l’oiseau (with Tamara Van San, Sven Verhaeghe, Reniere&Depla, Rein Dufait), Villa De Olmen, Wieze, Belgium
MOOI and RAAK, travelling exhibitions of RASA, several locations in Belgium and The Netherlands
Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

2011
Love & Cruelty, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
RAAK,
S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Allemensen! Het Mooiste uit de Collectie Beelden aan Zee
(with a.o. Balkenhol, Cragg, Plensa, The Chapman Brothers ...), Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands
Zeerotica (with a.o. Paul Delvaux, Leon Spilliaert, Aloïs Boudry ...) , Nationaal Visserijmuseum, Oostduinkerke, Belgium
Blickachsen, Bad Homburg Kurpark, Bad Homburg, Germany
Atelier Vera Vermeersch,
Town hall, Oudenaarde, Belgium
Untitled,
Galerie Van de Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium
Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
When the Circus Leaves Town (Berlinaire) (with a.o. Michaël Borremans, Matt Mullican, Olaf Heine), Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
Battle, Power & Faith
, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey
Lichtfestival Gent, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

2010
Engel - Himmlische Boten und Begleiter, Museum am Dom, Würzburg, Germany
Magic
(with Stephan Mörsch, Khan Lee, Frederik van Simaey), Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mooi, over de kwetsbare schoonheid (with Jan Fabre, David Claerbout, Wim Delvoye a.o.), a RASA initiative, on different locations in Belgium

2009  
Change of the Century, Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Oisterwijk Sculptuur (from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague), Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
WATOU 2009, Watou, Belgium
XXste EEUW, Gemeentemuseum (GEM), The Hague, The Netherlands
Backyard, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, The Netherlands
Sculpture at Pilane 2009, Pilane Heritage Society, Tjörn, Sweden
Hellwach gegenwärtig, Sammlung MARTa, Herford, Germany

2008
Against Nature. The hybrid forms of modern European sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Gerhard Marcks Haus, Bremen, Germany
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Hedendaagse grafiek, Galerie Gabriel van de Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium
THE HANDS OF ART, Artistshands / Kunstenaarshanden (with Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman a.o.), collection Ronny Van de Velde, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
MARTa, Herford, Germany
The IKOB Collection (with Jan Van Imshoot, Lilli Dujourie, Guillaume Bijl, Bert De Beul a.o.), IKOB, Eupen, Belgium

2007
The IKOB Collection, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
Paulo Post Futurum, Breda's Museum, Breda, The Netherlands

2005
Soul, Grootseminarie, Bruges, Belgium
Sammlung MARTa - Eine Auswahl, MARTa, Herford, Germany

2004
Once upon a time, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium
Disorientation by Beauty, Lustwarande04, Tilburg, The Netherlands

2003
BEAUFORT01 (with a.o. Kapoor, Spoerri, Delvoye and Panamarenko),Ostend, Belgium
Group exhibition with work of Johan Tahon and graphical work of Hans Bellmer, Galerie Gabriel Van De Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium

2001
Connecting Worlds: Contemporary Sculpture from the European Union Countries, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, USA
Group Exhibition with work of Johan Tahon and lithographies of Alberto Giacometti, Galerie Gabriel Van De Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium

2000
Epifanie (with a.o. De Cordier, Fontana, Viola and Rainer), Parkabdij, Heverlee, Belgium
Honiton festival, Honiton, UK
Sammlung MARTa - Eine Auswahl, MARTa, Herford, Germany
 
1999
S.M.A.K. De Opening, Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
Real Time @ Zoersel, Zoersel, Belgium
Louise Bourgeois / Anish Kapoor / Johan Tahon, Galerie Gabriel Van De Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium
Hedendaagse Vlaamse Beeldhouwkunst (selection of the Flemish Community), Gordes, France
De Slang, Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium
Group exhibition with work of Johan Tahon, graphical work of Louise Bourgeois and multiples of Anish Kapoor, Galerie Gabriel Van De Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium
SMAK kracht, Witte zaal St. Lucas, Ghent, Belgium
Conscience en Ferraris Stills, Ministry of the Flemish Community, Brussels, Belgium
De watertoren, Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Graaf de Ferraris gebouw (Ministry of the Flemish Community), Brussels, Belgium

1998

Voor het verdwijnt en daarna - SMAK in Watou (with a.o. Beuys, Tuymans, Dumas and Merz), Watou, Belgium
E.V.+A, Saint Mary Church, Limerick, Ireland
Rillen en Rimae (with work of Johan Tahon and graphical work of Alberto Giacometti and Luc Tuymans), Galerie Gabriel Van De Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium

1996

De Rode Poort, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

1995
Arnulf Rainer - Johan Tahon, Link galerie, The Hague, The Netherlands
 

PROJECTS / LECTURES

2015
Sculpture and scenography 'Faith, Hope & Love' tour Helmut Lotti
Artist talk (within the context of Antwerp Art Weekend), M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2014
Anatomy, art and the body, symposium at the Panum Institute of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Artist lecture, M-museum, Leuven, Belgium

 

ART FAIRS

2017
Expo Chicago, Chicago’s historic Navy Pier in the Festival Hall, Chicago, USA (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

2016
Untitled Miami Beach, Miami, USA (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
VOLTA12 Basel, Basel, Switzerland (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Nederlands)
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Nederlands (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Nederlands)
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium 
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

2015
YIA ART FAIR #05, Paris, France (represented by Galerie Dukan, Paris, France)
Pan Amsterdam
, Amsterdam, The Nederlands (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Nederlands) 
Viennafair, Vienna, Austria (represented by Deák Erika Galéria, Budapest, Hungary)
VOLTA11 Basel, Basel, Switzerland (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Nederlands)
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Nederlands (represented by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Nederlands)
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (represented by Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium and Deák Erika Galeria, Budapest, Hungary)
Drawing Now, Paris, France (represented by Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium) 
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (represented by Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium and Galerie Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 
Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (represented by Deák Erika Galeria, Budapest, Hungary) 

2014
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (represented by Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey)
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (represented by Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium)
Art Rotterdam - We like art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (represented by Galerie Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark (represented by Marianne Friis Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark)

2013
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (represented by Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey)
Spinnerei Galleries,
Leipzig, Germany (represented by Galerie Dukan, Paris, France)
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (represented by Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium)
Art Paris, Paris, France (represented by Galerie Dukan, Paris, France)
 
2012 
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (represented by Galerie Dukan Hourdequin, Paris, France and Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey)
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (represented by Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (represented by Galerie Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

2011
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (represented by Galerie Van de Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium)
ArtBeat, Istanbul, Turkey (represented by Galeri ArtIst, Istanbul, Turkey)
Art Brussels
, Brussels, Belgium (represented by Galerie Van de Weghe, Antwerpen, Belgium)
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (represented by Galerie Van de Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium)
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (represented by Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey)

2010

Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (represented by Galeri ArtIst, Istanbul, Turkey and Galerie Maurits Van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands)
Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
The Soloproject Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2009
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul (represented by Galeri ArtIst, Istanbul, Turkey and Galerie Maurits Van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands)
Arte Santander, Santander, Spain (represented by Galerie Van de Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium)
Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland (represented by Galerie Maurits Van de Laar, The Hague, the Netherlands)
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, (represented by Galerie Zwart Huis, Knokke, Belgium)
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (duo show with Martin Assig, represented by Galerie Maurits Van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands)

2008
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (represented by Galeri ArtIst, Istanbul, Turkey)

2006 - 2000
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany (represented by Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium)

2003
Arco Madrid, Madrid, Spain (represented by Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium) 

 

PUBLIC ASSIGNMENTS

Noord (2014), CGG, Oudenaarde, Belgium
ZON (SUN) Anima/Animus (2013), Ostend, Belgium
Kamer Van Kwarts (2012), AZ Damiaan, Ostend, Belgium
Offer (2011), Schwerte, Germany
Heros (2011), Zwalm, Belgium 
The Meeting and the Soul (2010), Belgian Consulate, Istanbul, Turkey
Arche (2010), Katholieke Hogeschool, Kortrijk, Belgium
Design of the Magister Artium Gandensis trophey (2010) for the KASK, Ghent, Belgium
Design of the award for the Culture Prizes of the Flemish Community (2009-2011)
Mediaan (2009), CBS Heerlen, The Netherlands
Perseus (2009), Europlanetarium, Genk, Belgium
New Seismo (2009), Ministry of Finance, The Hague, The Netherlands
Sterrenberg (Atari) (2008), Zorgcentrum Bergh, Roermond, The Netherlands
Amorfia (1996-2004), Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Natal (2004), Market Square Menen, Belgium
H (2002), Museum am Dom, Wurzburg, Germany
Kepler (2000), Academisch Ziekenhuis, Sint Blasius, Dendermonde, Belgium
Universus (V.M.Z.) (1998), Markt, Oudenaarde, Belgium
Dirty Snowball (1997), Stichting George Grard, Gijverinkhove, Belgium
(1996), Conferentie Centrum Montil, Essene, Belgium



PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Achmea Kunstcollectie, Zeist, The Netherlands
AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
BPD Kunstcollectie, Hoevelaken, The Netherlands
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium
CerModern, Ankara, Turkey
Dexia, Brussels, Belgium
Flemish Community, Brussels, Belgium
Flemish Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Gemeentemuseum (GEM), The Hague, The Netherlands
Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien (IKOB), Eupen, Belgium
Interpolis, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
Iznik Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
Municipal Collection, Lokeren, Belgium
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Museum Constant Permeke, Jabbeke, Belgium
Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst und Design (MARTa), Herford, Germany
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (M HKA), Antwerp, Belgium
MOU, Oudenaarde, Belgium (between Keramiekmuseum and Mu.ZEE)
Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Ghent, Belgium
Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
SCHUNCK*, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
Tourism Flanders, Belgium
Universitair Hospitaal Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Zorgcentrum Mesen, Mesen, Belgium
 
 
CURATORSHIP

2016
Meninroad - Ypernstrasse, Menin to Ypres, Belgium (upcoming)
International exhibition with a.o. Edward Lipski, Renato Nicolodi, James Lee Byars, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, ... 
Scaldis
, Oudenaarde, Belgium (upcoming)


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