Timeline

1969
Born in Turnhout, Belgium
1992–1996
Masters degree in Plastic Arts. Higher Institute Saint Lukas, Brussels (B). Grand Distinction
1996–1997
Candidate Laureate. Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp (B)
1998–1999
Participant. Post-superior residence program, Rijksakademie Amsterdam (NL)
1999
Urift-prize 99, Amsterdam (NL)
2001
National Prize 'Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge 2001', Palais-des-Beaux-Arts, Brussels,Belgium
2002–2003
Artist at the MoMA-P.S.1 Studio Program, New York
2006
Winner of the Prize Eugène Baie 2003-2005, Antwerp
2008
Platin-Moretus Awards 2008: The Best Designed Books, Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2009
Catholic University of Leuven Culture Prize 2009-2010
Lives and works in Brussels (Belgium)

Exhibitions

2009
Auto. Dream and Matter, Laboral, Gijón; Dos de Mayo Art Center, Madrid
2009
A Story of the Image, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
2009
After the End: Faux Raccords, Tabacalera - future National Centre for Visual Arts, Madrid
2009
State’s of emergency (DEEP NORTH - transmediale.09), House of World Cultures, Berlin
2009
Location (6), 300 m2 sculptural installation Art Unlimited, Art Basel 40
2009
Argos - Open Lounge, Villa Merkel, Esslingen am Neckar
2009
KunstFilmBiennale 2007 on tour, KunstWerke, Berlin; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris
2009
Le sort probable de l'homme qui avait avalé le fantôme, La Conciergerie, Paris
2009
Almost Cinema, Vooruit, Ghent
2009
Uit het geheugen. Over weten en vergeten, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent
2009
Discovering Slowness, CEAC, Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen
2009
Conflicting Tales - The Burger Collection in Berlin, Zimmerstrasse 90-91, Berlin
2009
Fantastic Illusions, MOCA, Shanghai; Buda, Kortrijk (B)
2009
RETREAT, Fort Asperen, Asperen (NL)
2009
Rites de Passage, SCHUNCK-Glaspaleis, Heerlen (NL)
2009
In-Finitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
2009
A Selection of Video Works – Three Day Event in Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris; Galleria Continua, Boissy-le-Châtel (solo)
2009
Staging Silence, KunstFilmBiennale, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne (solo)
2009
Staging Silence, CC Strombeek, Grimbergen (B) (solo)
2009
In Silent Conversation with Correggio, Galleria Borghese, Rome (solo)
2009
The Room Series, Ron Mandos, Art Amsterdam (solo)
2009
Paradigms, solo presentation as part of the project, curated by_vienna 09, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (solo)
2009
Staging Silence, Galleria Continua, Beijing (solo)
2008
Celebration, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano(I) (solo)
2008
Location (5), Permanent installation, Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan
2008
Circumstances, Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts, Stavanger (solo)
2008
SCHUNCK Collectors House, Glaspaleis, Heerlen
2008
COLLECTION XXIII, MuHKA, Antwerp
2008
Le temps sensible - Video des Monats, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2008
nach/sichten - Selected works from the Goetz Collection, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg
2008
Extensions (part 2), Galerie Krinzinger, ShContemporary, Shanghai (CHN)
2008
Singapore Biennale 2008: Wonder, Marina Bay (Singapore)
2008
Unmoved, Galleria Continua, Beijing
2008
Variable Capital, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool
2008
Arts Towada – Location (5), permanent installation, Towada Art Centrum, Towada (J)
2008
Garden Eden - The garden in art since 1900, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen (D)
2008
No Place - like Home. Perspectives on Migration in Europe, Argos, Brussels
2008
Doing it my way. Perspectives on Belgian Art, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg
2008
Wandering in Contemporary Video Art, Magazzini del Sale - Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
2008
Du dessin à l'animation du dess(e)in, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris
2008
Tangled Up In You. Connecting, Coexisting, and Conceiving Identity 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
2008
Le Dessin Eveillé, Frac Picardie & Maison de la Culture, Amiens
2008
Car Culture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
2007
Extensions, M/ Treasury of Saint Peter, Leuven (B) (solo)
2007
Drifting, Argos, Brussels (solo)
2007
Extensions, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (solo)
2007
The Stewarts have a party, Derlon Theater, Maastricht (solo)
2007
Extensions, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (solo)
2007
All together now..., Argos, Brussels (solo)
2007
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (solo)
2007
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Treasury of Saint Peter, Leuven (solo)
2007
The Leading Thread, Group show, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos (CAB), Burgos, Spain
2007
Erasing the Edge, Miami Design District - LIDIA building, Miami
2007
New Collection, Museum Wuyts – Van Campen, Lier
2007
Merry-go-round (2), 200 m2 sculptural installation, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 38
2007
Garden Eden - The garden in art since 1900, Kunsthalle in Emden
2007
Video Belga, Sala Parpalló, València
2007
La città che sale - We try to build the future, MACRO Future, Rome
2007
Dealing with Reality, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem (NL)
2007
Art Summer University, four day long video art event, Tate Modern, London
2007
Discovering Slowness, The National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg
2007
Een verhaal van het beeld (A Story of the Image), MuHKA, Antwerp
2007
La citta che sale - We try to build the future, Arcos, Benevento
2007
About Contemporary Figuration Safe, Dalfsen (NL)
2007
Paysages / Visions Paradoxales, ISELP, Brussels
2007
Discovering Slowness, Monumentaal Pand, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2007
Les Rencontres Internationales Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
2007
Imagination Becomes Reality (# 6), ZKM, Karlsruhe
2007
De gustibus..., Broelmuseum, Kortrijk (B)
2007
The Leading Thread, CAB, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos (ES)
2007
Our Magic Hour, Arario Gallery, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
2007
Animated Stories, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains Tourcoing (F)
2007
Our Magic Hour, Group show, ARARIO Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2007
Hans Op de Beeck: All together now... Solo show, Ron Mandos Galerie, Amsterdam (solo)
2007
All together now... Solo show, Ron Mandos Galerie, Amsterdam (solo)
2006
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Viafarini, Milan (solo)
2006
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (solo)
2006
Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory Group show, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
2006
6th Shanghai Biennale Group show, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
2006
Version Animé - Biennale des nouveaux médias Group show, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Genève
2006
Art Video Lounge (Curatorial Programme), Group show, Art Basel Miami Beach 2006, Miami
2006
Family (scenes and scenery), Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels (solo)
2006
Drawings, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France (solo)
2006
Tables… , Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2006
Entrance, Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2006
Video in tutti i sensi-Loss, Viafarini, Milan, Italy (solo)
2006
Video in tutti i sensi-My Brother’s Gardens, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (solo)
2006
Analog Animation/Spring selections, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2006
Bruegel Revised, Kastell Bouchout, Meise, Belgium
2006
The Collection XIV, MuHKA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
2006
Boucles d'Or, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen
2006
The Scarecrow, Evangelos Averoff Museum, Metsovo (GR)
2006
Field Work, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim (NL)
2006
Animated Stories, CaixaForum, Barcelona
2006
Zwischen Körper und Objekt, MARTa Herford, Herford
2006
A la rencontre de l'eau, Chamarande-Centre Artistique et Culturel, Chamarande
2006
Psychogeographies, ArtBrussels, Brussels
2006
Film-Still-Life, The Josef Sudek Studio, Prague
2006
Videoworks, Muhka_media, Antwerp (solo)
2005
Senza Confine (15th Year), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (I)
2005
Coniston Water Festival, Old Hall, Coniston Water (GB)
2005
Wasteland: 21st Century Landscape, Roebling Hall, New York (USA)
2005
Night Sites, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
2005
New acquisitions, GEM, The Hague, The Netherlands
2005
The MARTa Herford Collection, MARTa, Hartford, Germany
2005
Argos Festival, Argos, Brussels, Belgium
2005
T-Mart, sculptural installation and video animation, Hales Gallery, London (solo)
2005
Blender, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (solo)
2005
Loss, Chamarande-Centre Artisique et Culterel, Chamarande, France (solo)
2005
T-Mart, MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
2005
KO Video – First Durban Video Festival, Durban, South Africa
2005
SOUL, Episcopal Seminary, Bruges, Belgium
2005
En Attente, Casino Luxembourg – forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg
2005
Nous le passage- Wattou 2005, Watou, Belgium
2005
Terra Infirma, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Castello, England
2005
Visonary Belgium, BOZAR-Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium curated by Harold Szeeman
2005
100 % Acid Free, White Columns, New York, NY
2005
In their minds…, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2004
Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
2004
Art Unlimited, Basel
2004
Meanwhile…, GEM, The Hague
2004
On Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Loss, sculptural video installation, Art Basel - Miami Beach, Miami
2004
Voodoo Shit, Group show, Hales Gallery, London, England
2004
All that useless beauty, Whitechapel, Project Space, London, England
2004
Zona de Mestizaje, Belgian video works, National Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2004
Determination (Vottem Requiem), video installation with music by Steve Houben, In Flanders' Fields Museum, Leper (solo)
2004
Sestina, Stage design & video for opera production of Transparant, Düsseldorf/Antwerp/Ghent
2004
Ondertussen.../ Meanwhile..., GeM, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague (solo)
2004
Location (5) Solo 300m2 installation at Art Unlimited, Basel (solo)
2004
Loss Solo show, galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris (solo)
2004
100 % Acid Free Group Show, White Columns, New York
2004
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Ron Mandos Galerie, Rotterdam (solo)
2003
Silent Wandering... Group show, Postbahnhof Am Ostbahnhof, Berlin
2003
Once Upon a Time… - A view on art in Belgium in the 90's
2003
M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
2003
Lautloses Irren - Ways of worldmaking to…,Postbahnhof Am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2003
Leere X Vision, Körper und Gegenstände, MARTa, Herford, Germany
2003
Still / Move, Caermersklooster, Ghent, Belgium
2003
Some Panoramas, Pump House Gallery, London, Great Britain
2003
Intervallo n°1: Maloberti, Onofre, Op de Beeck, VistaMare, Pescara, Italy
2003
Gelijk het leven is, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium
2003
Breaking Away, PS1-MoMA, New York
2003
Entdecke die Möglichkeiten Espaces de rêve, group show, Köln, Germany
2003
City Mouse/Country Mouse Space 101, Brooklyn, New York
2003
Critique is not enough, Shedhalle, Zürich, Suisse
2003
Rijksakademie, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, Great Britain
2003
My Brother’s Gardens, Hales Gallery
2003
My Brother’s Gardens, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2002
CIAP, Hasselt (solo)
2002
Ron Mandos Gallery, Rotterdam (two-person show) (solo)
2002
BIG Torino 2002, International Biennial of Young Art ‘Big Social Game’, Torino
2002
Printemps de Septembre Presentation of 7 video-installations, Festival in Toulouse
2001–2002
Hans Op de Beeck. ETABLISSEMENT D'EN FACE, Brussels, Belgium - Dec.'01- Jan.'02 (solo)
2001
Hans Op de Beeck. XXL GALLERY, Sofia, Bulgaria - Feb.- March (solo)
2001
Colours, DOT projects,London (solo)
2001
Hans Op de Beeck. HALES GALLERY, London, Great Britain - Jan.- March (solo)
2001
My brother's gardens. STICHTING VILLA DE BANK, Enschede, The Netherlands - Feb.- March (solo)
2000
Hans Op de Beeck. SPAZIO ERASMUS BRERA, Milano, Italy - Mar.- Apr. (solo)
2000
Hans Op de Beeck. DOROTHEE DE PAUW GALLERY, Brussels, Belgium - Nov.- Dec. (solo)
2000
2nd space, Team Gallery, New York (solo)
2000
De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium, curated by Luk Lambrecht, (two-person show) (solo)
1999
Bloed van Belgil. Short film & video art from Belgium, AV-STATION, Tilburg, The Netherlands - March
1999
Determination (4). Solo presentation of video work in the BLUE LOFT, LOKAAL 01, Breda (The Netherlands) - March
1999
Trafique. Participation in installation by Meschac Gaba, SMAK OUTDOORS, Ghent, Belgium - Mar.- Apr.
1999
TroubleSpot. Painting. Group show, curated by Tuymans-Tordoir, MUHKA & NICC, Antwerp (Belgium) - May- Aug.
1999
Progetto Arti Incontri. Group show curated by Michelangelo Pistoletto, FONDAZIONE PISTOLETTO, Biella, (Italy) - July
1999
Pascal Bernier - Hans Op de Beeck. CENTRE CULTUREL DE MARCHIN, Marchin, Belgium - August
1999
Zinder 2. Group show, VOORMALIG POSTKANTOOR, Aarschot, Belgium - September
1999
Vermaak. Solo presentation in the mobile part of FREE SPACE- concept, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium - October
1999
Hans Op de Beeck. DOROTHEE DE PAUW GALLERY, Brussels, Belgium - Jan.- Feb. (solo)
1998
Exercising the nowhere. Solo exhibition, HET CONSORTIUM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Oct.- Nov. (solo)
1998
A.Harold Barreiro - Gert Robijns - Hans Op de Beeck. PROVINCIAAL MUSEUM - BEGIJNHOF, Hasselt, Belgium - Mar. - May
1998
Bureau - NICC augmente. Group show, curated by Michel Francois, NICC ANTWERPEN, Antwerp, Belgium - Oct.- Nov.
1998
Open Ateliers. RIJKSAKADEMIE VAN BEELDENDE KUNSTEN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - November
1997
A Nowhere, Photographs and Text on the internet
1997
Art at the Arsenal, Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp
1996
Laureaten ’96, Sint-Lukasgalerij, Brussels
1996
Roes, Beursschouwburg, Brussels (solo)

Literature

2009
In-Finitum, Vervoordt Foundation, Antwerp, June 2009.
2008
Hans Op de Beeck: The Wilderness Inside - 'Location (6)', artist publication with an essay by Nicolas De Oliveira and Nicola Oxley 2008
2008
Artists Handbook - George Wittenborns Guestbook, with 21st Century Additions, ed. by Ludion and Ronny Van de Velde, Ghent 2008
2007
Hans Op de Beeck. Extensions, artist publication with a short story by Hans Op de Beeck, Ostfildern 2007.
2007
El Hilo Conductor. The Leading Thread, CAB, Burgos 2007
2007
Hans Op de Beeck. On Vanishing, monograph with texts by Nicolas De Oliveira and Nicola Oxley, ed. by Mercatorfonds & Xavier Hufkens, Brussels 2007
2006
Kealy, Séamus:18: Beckett, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga 2006.
2006
Van Gelder, Hilde: Bruegel Revisited, Stichting Kunstboek, Oostkamp 2006
2004
Van Steenberghe, Els: Groot Toneel, Antwerp 2003.
2004
Oliveira, Nicolas De / Oxley, Nicola / Petry, Michael: Installation Art in the New Millennium. The Empire of the Senses, London 2003
2004
O'Reilly, Sally, Profile: Hans Op de Beeck, Contemporary, Issue#62
2003
Herbert, Martin, Best of 2003: Hans Op de Beeck, ArtForum, December
2003
Herbert Martin, Hans Op de Beeck, Frieze, Summer, pp.118-119
2002
Patrick, Keith, Toulouse: Printemps de Septembre, Contemporary
2002
Le petit cabinet d’un amateur de ruines, Orion Art Gallery, Brussels / Ostend 2002
2001
Op de Beeck, Hans: De Tuinen van mijn Broer (My Brother's Gardens), in: DW&B, Leuven 2001
2001
Hans Op de Beeck: A Selection of Works 1996 – 2001, monograph with a text by Marie-Pascale Gildemyn, ed. by Dorothée Depauw Gallery & Cera Foundation, Brussels – Leuven 2001
2001
La nature n'existe pas, Speelhoven vzw, Aarschot 2001
2001
Secret Gardens, Kasteel Domein Reckheim, CC Lanaken & Annemie Van Laethem, Oud-Rekem 2001
2001
Address, De Verloren Man & Brussels 2000, Brussels 2000
2001
Hans Op de Beeck - Dorothee De Pauw Gallery and CERA Holding
2000
Hans Op de Beeck - Koenraad Dedobbeleer - De Warande
2000
10 PAAR/10 artists from Flanders and Estonia - Flemish Community
2000
Address - De Verloren Man/Brussels 2000
2000
10 PAAR, ed. by Vlaamse Gemeenschap & Ministerie van Cultuur Estland 2000.
1999
Doel zonder Oorzaak - De Bezige Bij, The Netherlands
1996
Meyers-Boelens/Hans Op de Beeck/Gert Robijns - De Warande