Jan Fabre  (Belgian, 1958) 

Jan Fabre (Belgian, b.1958) is recognized internationally as one of the most versatile artists of his time. Born in Antwerp in 1958, the artist has spent the past 25 years creating works in Performance Art, theater, choreography, opera, and visual arts. A graduate of the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts, as well as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Fabre received early recognition through his Performance Art. His interest in the medium is a reflection of his passion for acting and theater. In the late 1970s, his well-known performances involved burning money from audience members and creating drawings from the remaining ashes. His themes include ancient ritual, beauty, lust, and violence. Old Master painters, such as Jan van Eyck (Flemish, 1390–1441)—who he admired for his spatial thinking—inspire many of Fabre’s sculptures. The use of gold in Old Master paintings can be seen in Fabre’s work as well, specifically in the late 1970s pieces, where he covers himself in copper thumbtacks. Between 1976 and 1980, the artist focused on his theatre, completing his first scripts. In 1986, Troubleyn/Jan Fabre Theatre Company was established, which remains a large accomplishment for the artist. Years later in the 1980s, his work shifted, heavily involving the investigation of the body and its form. His ballpoint drawings, known as Bic-art became widely recognized after the artist covered an entire building with ballpoint drawings. Perhaps his best known works include the decoration of the ceiling of the Royal Palace in Brussels, which included 1,600,000 jewel-scarab wing cases. In 2004, he erected Totem, a giant bug on a 70 foot steel needle, on the Ladeuzeplein in Leuven. Fabre has taken part in major international exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel, and the Istanbul Biennale.

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Jan Fabre, The Brain of the White Widow


Jan Fabre
The Brain of the White Widow

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Jan Fabre, Cross with a Snake


Jan Fabre
Cross with a Snake

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Jan Fabre, The naked Metamorphosis (Achilles and the Tortoise)


Jan Fabre
The naked Metamorphosis (Achilles and the Tortoise)

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Jan Fabre, Zeno Brains and Oracle Stones


Jan Fabre
Zeno Brains and Oracle Stones

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Jan Fabre, Brain with Star


Jan Fabre
Brain with Star

Galerie Daniel Templon
Jan Fabre, Offering to the God of Insomnia


Jan Fabre
Offering to the God of Insomnia

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Jan Fabre, Punishment of Lust (from the series: Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo)


Jan Fabre
Punishment of Lust (from the series: Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo)

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Jan Fabre, Brain with Star


Jan Fabre
Brain with Star

Galerie Daniel Templon
Jan Fabre, Hommage aan Jean-Henrie Fabre


Jan Fabre
Hommage aan Jean-Henrie Fabre

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
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Jan Fabre, Untitled (set of 7)


Jan Fabre
Untitled (set of 7)


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Jan Fabre, Château De Borrekes, Vorselaar


Jan Fabre
Château De Borrekes, Vorselaar
ballpoint pen on photograph


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Jan Fabre, 8 mms Films (1980-1982)


Jan Fabre
8 mms Films (1980-1982), 1991


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1958   Born in Antwerp, Belgium
1976 - 1982   Held numerous performances
1997   Created the film The Meeting / Vstrecha
2001   Returned to doing performances
2004   Put on a performance with Marina Abramovic for the Palais de Tokyo
  Studied art at the Municipal Fine Arts Institute of Decorative Arts and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium
  Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium
2013   Fragile - Murano. Chefs-d´oeuvre de verre de la renaissance au XXI siecle, Musée Maillol, Paris, France
2013   Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
2013   Babel, Le Botanique, Centre Culturel de la Communauté Française, Brussels, Belgium
2013   Scope Miami Beach 2013, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
2013   St. Moritz Art Masters, Engadiner Museum, Switzerland
2013   The mind of the artist, Gallery Ronny van de Velda, Knokke, Belgium
2013   «Les aventures de la vérité» - Painting and philosophy, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
2013   Baza(a)r Belg(i)e, CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussles, Belgium
2013   Les nouvelles folies françaises, Musée d´Archéologie nationale et Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
2013   Glasstress 2013. White light / White heat, Palazzo Cavalli - Franchetti, Venice, Italy
2013   Wunderkammer Venezia 2013, Palazzo Widmann, Venice, Italy
2013   Framed - by Ted Noten, Stedelijk Museum ´s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
2013   Si l’art de la parure m’était conté, Chateau du Rivau, Léméré, France
2013   The Years of the Hour Blue. Drawings and Sculptures 1977-1992, Jan Fabre, Busan Museum of Art, Korea (solo)
2013   Jan Fabre. Skulls & mosaics, Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence, France (solo)
2013   Jan Fabre. Insektenzeichnungen & Insektenskulpturen 1975-1979, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany (solo)
2013   Jan Fabre. Chalcosoma. Small bronzes 2006-2012, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
2013   GISANTS (Tribute to E. C. Crosby & K. Z. Lorenz), Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (solo)
2012 - 2013   9 Chapters, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
2012 - 2013   Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo 2011-2012: One man’s death is another man’s chocolate, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
2012   Church Warden, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2012   JAN FABRE – SINT-JAN, Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium (solo)
2012   JAN FABRE – THEATRE OF THE WORLD, MONA and TMAG, Tasmania, Australia (solo)
2012   PIETAS, Parkloods, Antwerpen, Belgium (solo)
2012   THE YEARS OF THE HOUR BLUE. DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURES 1977 – 1992, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France (solo)
2012   Chapters I-XVIII: Waxes & Bronzes, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
2012   The Power of Theatrical Madness, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria
2012   9 Chapters, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
2012   Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
2012   Offering to the God of Insomnia, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
2012   JAN FABRE – ART KEPT ME OUT OF JAIL, PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATIONS 2001 – 2004 – 2008, Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia
2012   Church Warden, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012   JAN FABRE – SINT-JAN, Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium
2012   JAN FABRE – THEATRE OF THE WORLD, MONA and TMAG, Tasmania, Australia
2012   The Years of the Hour Blue, Musée d´Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France
2012   Lightness?,Maison Particuliére, Brussels, Belgium
2012   Glasstress 2012, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
2012   Gold, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
2012   Hunters and Hunted – Insects in Contemporary Art, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany
2012   Bêtes de sculpture! De Pompon à Giacometti,Musée des Années Trente, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
2012   Struggle(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
2012   Son et Lumière-Material, Transition, Time, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
2012   Rollercoaster-Het beeld in de21ste eeuw, Museum of the Image, Breda, The Netherlands
2012   Forte Piano: Le forme del suono, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
2012   De doodleeft,Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012   Babel,Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille, France
2012   Longing for perfection - 21 years of collecting by the Kröller-Müller Museum, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
2012   Sint-Jan, Sint Baafskathedraal, Ghent Mindmap,Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
2012   Theatre of the World,MONA, AustraliaRe-Opening,DEWEER Gallery, Otegem, The Netherlands
2012   Hysterical Fantasy, Magazzino, Rome Collection1, works from the Octobersalon collection,The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
2012   Ensemblematic, S.M.A.K., GhentVidéodanse,Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2012   From Head to Toe. Human Images in the Focus ofthe Würth Collection, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
2012   Belgian art. A modern century. Collection Caroline & Maurice Verbaet,Museum of Elsene, Brussels, Belgium
2012   Venice international performance art week, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
2012   R/Evolution on paper. Five centuries of drawings from the Klüser collection, Alte Pinakothek, München, Germany
2011   Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo, Magazzino d´Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
2011   Art kept me out of jail, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland (solo)
2011   The Years of the Hour Blue, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2011   Jan Fabre - The jewels of death - Bic Blue Drawings, MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2011   Hortus / Corpus, Kröller-Müller Museum, Oterloo, The Netherlands (solo)
2011   Monanism, Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania,Hobart Tasmania, Australia
2011   Art of the Loom, DEWEER Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
2011   Battle, Power and Faith, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Hitite Museum), Ulus / Ankara, Turkey
2011   Fantômes & Cauchemars, l‘Historial de la Grande Guerre,Peronne & l‘Espace culturel François Mitterand de Beauvais, Beauvais, France
2011   ARTZUID. Internationale Sculptuurroute Amsterdam 2011, Apollolaan-Minervalaan-Zuidas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011   Un autre monde,J.J. Grandville,Musée provincial Félicien Rops, Namur, France
2011   Sleeping Beauties, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, The Netherlands
2011   Within/Beyond Borders, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, Greece
2011   ARKHAIOLOGIA,CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus, Biel, Switzerland
2011   Glasstress 2011,Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy
2011   The 52nd OCTOBER SALON. It´s time we got to know each other, The Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia
2011   Le Louvre revisité, Lab - Labanque, Béthune Glasstress Stockholm, Millesgården Museum Stockholm, Sweden
2011   Mémoires du futur, la collection Olbricht, la maison rouge, Paris, France
2011   Cycle L’Éternel Détour, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
2011   Curated by...,Espace Beaumont, France
2011   De dood leeft,Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011   Grandville. Un autre monde, un autre temps, Musée du Temps, Besançon, France
2011   Wunderkammer. Hedendaags curiositeitenkabinet, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
2011   Danser sa vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2011   THE YEARS OF THE HOUR BLUE, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria (solo)
2011   PIETAS, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy (solo)
2011   HORTUS / CORPUS, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands (solo)
2010   Photo Based, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
2010   Jan Fabre Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2010   Umbraculum para Medellin, un lugar en la sombra para reflexionar y trabajar, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia (solo)
2010   De geleende tijd, Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Italy (solo)
2010   Jan Fabre. Hoofdstukken I-XVIII. Was & Brons, Guy Pieters Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2010   Art kept me out of jail. Performance installations 2001-2004-2008, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
2010   Aspects of Collecting, ESSL Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2010   Aichi Triennale 2010 "Arts and Cities" Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
2010   Dreams, group exhibition, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Salzburg, Austria
2010   Islands Never Found State Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki, Greece
2010   Islands Never Found Macedonian Museum of ContemporaryArt, Thessaloniki, Greece
2010   Sexuality and transcendence, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ucraine
2010   BRAVE NEW WORLD - From the perspective of Mudam Collection Musée d´Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg
2009   Project Mesrine, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Germany (solo)
2009   Is the brain the most sexy part of the body?, Galerie Klüser 2, Germany (solo)
2009   Jan Fabre. From the Feet to the Brain, Arsenale Novissimo, 53. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (solo)
2009   Essencial ExperiencesPalazzo Belmonte Riso, Palermo, Italy
2009   The State Of Things. Brussels/Beijing Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2009   Konferenz der Tiere, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Germany
2009   Something Else!!!, MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italy
2009   Indian Caps. De keuze van Jan Fabre, Indian Caps vzw, Antwerp, Belgium
2009   Goldfish Suddenly Dead, Project Room Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
2009   Jeugdzonde. Over opus één en opus min één, LLS 387 Ruimte voor Actuele Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
2009   Glass stress, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy
2009   Works on Paper, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
2009   Project Mesrine, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
2009   Is the brain the most sexy part of the body?, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
2008 - 2009   JAN FABRE FROM THE CELLAR TO THE ATTIC. FROM THE FEET TO THE BRAIN, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (solo)
2008   Reflexion On Light – 30 Years Galerie Bernd Klüser, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
2008   JAN FABRE in the Louvre (solo), curator Marie-Laure Bernadac (Louvre, Fr.)
2008   Jan Fabre - The Angel of Metamorphosis, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
2008   Jan Fabre - De geleende tijd, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
2008   ARCO 08 Madrid, Deweer Art Gallery
2008   Corpus Delicti, Justitiepaleis, Brussels, Belgium
2008   I have nothing to say and I am saying it, Platform Seoul, Korea
2008   Futurotextiel 08, Hall NMBS, Kortrijk, Belgium
2008   Collectiepresentatie, S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuelle Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
2008   Struggle for life. Evolution and Extinction in the Anthropocene, ERES-Stiftung, Munich, Germany
2008   Now Jump!, Nam June Paik Festival, Seoul, Korea
2008   Collectie XXIII, MuHKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
2008   Het spel van de waanzin. Over gekte in film en theater, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
2008   Dit is onze aarde! (It’s our Earth!), Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
2008   Der eigene Weg. Doing it my way. Perspektiven Belgischer Kunst. Perspectives on Belgian Art, MKM – Museum Küppersmühle für moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
2008   Anatomie des Vanités, Musée de la Maison d’Erasme, Anderlecht, Belgium
2008   NéoFutur – Vers de nouveaux imaginaires, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
2008   Jan Fabre op Wereldexpo in Zaragoza / Belgian Pavillion, Zaragoza, Spain
2008   Update, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
2008   Voyage sentimental, Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland
2008   Résonances médiévales, Couvent des Cordeliers, Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu, France
2008   Otras Floras, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
2008   Reflections on light, Galerie Bernd Klüser – Galerie Klüser 2, Munich, Germany
2008   De geleende tijd / Le temps emprunté, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2008   Jan Fabre au Louvre. L’ange de la métamorphose, Musée du Louvre, Aile Richelieu, Salles Écoles du Nord, Paris, France (solo)
2008   Jan Fabre. Is the Brain the Most Sexy Part of the Body?, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
2008   La route de la terre vers les étoiles n’est pas lisse, Halle Verrière, Meisenthal, France (solo)
2008   Jan Fabre. From the Cellar to the Attic—From the Feet to the Brain, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (solo)
2008   Jan Fabre. Premio Pino Pascali XII ediz. 2008, Palazzo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy (solo)
2008   Umbraculum para Santiago de Chile, MAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Parque Forestal, Santiago de Chile, Chile (solo)
2008   Il Ragazzo con la luna e le stelle sulla testa, Piazza Plebiscito, Naples, Italy (solo)
2007   Je crache sur ma tombe (modèle de pensée), MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2007   Die verliehene Zeit. Dessins pour l’oeuvre scènique de Jan Fabre, Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2007   Jan Fabre. Projet Tivoli pour Salzburg, MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2007   Jan Fabre. Boîtes à images et modèles de pensée, MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2007   Who Shall Speak My Thoughts (of My Body), Gallery Alpha Delta, Athens, Greece (solo)
2007   The Brains of My Mother and My Father / The Most Sexy Part of the Body (Brain Drawings and Models), Shugoarts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2007   Les messagers de la mort décapités, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (solo)
2007   Jan Fabre. Antropologie d’une planète, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo / Palazzo Benzon, 52. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (solo)
2007   I Am As You Will Be / The Skeleton in Art, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
2007   Cadeau d’amis/ Een homage aan Jan Hoet, ICCA (International Centre for Contemporary Art), Diepenbeek, Belgium
2007   Die Schöne und das Ungeheuer. Geschichten ungewöhnlicher Liebespaare, Museum Residenzgalerie, Salzburg, Austria
2007   De gustibus… Manger dans l’art contemporain, Broelmuseum, Broelkaai & ING, Kortrijk, Belgium
2007   Collective one, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland
2007   Bloedmooi. Onze dubieuze relatie met het dier, Historisch Museum Rotterdam / Schielandshuis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2007   Artempo, Where Time Becomes Art, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
2007   Skin of / in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2007   Venice Biennale, Palazzo Benzon, curator Giacinto Pietrantonio (GAMeC, Bergamo It.) (solo)
2006   Le Temps Emprunte. Drawings for the stage, works by Jan Fabre, Luxemburg, Galerie BeaumontPublic (solo)
2006   Kijkdozen en Denkmodellen 1977-2004. Brussels, Vlaams Parlement, Lokettenzaal (solo)
2006   Homo Faber, Antwerp Museum of Contemporary Art, The Royal Museum of Arts, The City Library of Antwerp, Rode Zeven, Antwerp, Rossaert (solo)
2006   Lancelot. Roma, Magazzino d'Arte Moderna (solo)
2006   SCHILDPADDEN EN LANDSCHAPPEN Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (Belgium) (solo)
2006   Turtles, Carpets, Landscapes, Istanbul, Galeri Artist, (Turkey) (solo)
2006   Beaufort. Triënnale voor hedendaagse kunst aan zee, Diverse locaties aan de Belgische kust
2006   Kunst und Fotografie; Fotografie und Kunst, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
2006   Absolumental, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
2006   Intramoenia-Extrart, Castelli di Puglia (Castelli della Daunia), Monte Sant’Angelo, Italy
2006   Zoo, La Centrale Electrique / European Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
2006   The Sublime is Now! (Das Erhabene in der zeitgenössischen Kunst), Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Bern, Switzerland
2006   Le Temps emprunté. Drawings for the Stage Works by Jan Fabre, Galerie beaumontpublic, Luxembourg (solo)
2006   Antwerp, Stadsbibliotheek Antwerp, Galerij Rode Zeven and Galerij Rossaert, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
2006   Jan Fabre. Lancelot, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
2006   Jan Fabre. Kijkdozen en Denkmodellen, Galerie Seghers, Ostend, Belgium (solo)
2006   L’home que escriu sobre l’aigua, Sala d’Exposicions de la Rambla, Girona, Spain (solo)
2006   Je me vide de moi-même, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2006   Jan Fabre: Landscapes and Turtles, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
2006   An umbraculum for Dubrovnik, Galerija Umjetnicka, Dubrovnik, Croatia (solo)
2006   Jan Fabre. Turtles, Carpets, Landscapes, Galerie Artist, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
2005   Galleria in Galleria, Metropolitana, Milan, Italy
2005   Intersezioni, Parco Archeologico della Roccelletta, Catanzaro, Italy
2005   Slow Art. Neue Akzente aus Flandern und den Niederlanden, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005   When Humour Becomes Painful, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2005   Mémoire et transmission, MAMAC – Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Liège, Belgium
2005   Barrocos i neobarracos / El infierno de lo bello, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain
2005   War is over / 1945–2005. La Libertà dell’Arte da Picasso a Warhol a Cattelan, GAMEC – 2005 Galleria d’Arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
2005   Principato di Monaco: Idea per un museo, Palazzo Ruspoli, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy
2005   Jan Fabre. Il rifugio (per la tomba del computer sconosciuto), Casa La Marrana in Montemarcello, Ameglia, Italy
2005   The Giving Person. Il dono dell’artista, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy
2005   Small Drawings / Large Drawings, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
2005   Visionary Belgium, Brussel - Bruxelles, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten - Palais des Beaux-Arts
2005   Mis gotas de sangre, mis huellas de sangre, Madrid, Espacio Minimo (solo)
2004   Umbraculum. Dortmund, DASA, Galerie der Deutschen Arbeitsschutz Ausstellung (solo)
2004   Drawing, Photography, Drawing 1978-2004, Luxembourg, Galerie Beaumont Public (solo)
2004   Messengers of the death. Salzburg, Galerie Mario Mauroner (solo)
2004   Gaude succurrere vitae (Réjouissez-vous de venir au secours de la vie). Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain (solo)
2004   Sanguis/Mantis. Wien, Galerie Mario Mauroner (solo)
2004   The problem. Athens, Alpha Delta Gallery (solo)
2004   2003 Umbraculum. Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus (solo)
2004   Sanguis/Mantis Paris, Galerie Daniel Templon (solo)
2004   Gaude succurrere vitae (Rallegratevi di soccorrere la vita). Bergamo, GAMEC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (solo)
2004   Gaude succurrere vitae (Alegrate de socorrer la vida). Barcelona, Fundacio Joan Miro (solo)
2004   L'homme qui donne du feu. Un choix dans l'oeuvre sculpturale de Jan Fabre 1977-2003. Alex, Fondation Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon (solo)
2004   A la recherche d'Utopia. Sculptures/installations 1977-2003. Nice, Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain (solo)
2004   Normal Life, Milano, Artandgallery
2004   Robe/Rêve: Rêves de Robe, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais, France
2003   Outlook, Div.Locations, Athens, Greece
2003   2003 Beaufort, Triënnale voor hedendaagse kunst aan zee, Diverse locaties aan de Belgische kust
2003   SEARCHING FOR UTOPIA. SCULPTURES / INSTALLATIONS 1977-2003, Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Nizza, France (solo)
2003   Umbraculum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (solo)
2003   Sanguis/Mantis, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (solo)
2003   Gaude succurrere vitae, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy (solo)
2003   Gaude succurrere vitae, Fundacio Juan Miro, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2003   A la recherche d’Utopia, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Nizza, France (solo)
2002   Umbraculum, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium; Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Netherlands (solo)
2002   The great confinement, Galerie Academia, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2002   Bed, bath and gravetomb, Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2002   Heaven of delight, permanent work, Royal Palace, Bruxelles, Belgium (solo)
2002   Eeuwige terugkeer/Eternel retour, Mac, Anvers, Belgium (solo)
2002   Gaude succurrere vitae (Verheug u ter hulp te komen aan het leven), Gent, SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (solo)
2001   Umbraculum. Un lieu ombragé hors du monde pour penser et travailler. Avignon, Chapelle Saint-Charles (solo)
2001   Sonsbeek 9: LocusFocus, Arnhem, Diverse locaties
2001   New Works, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
2001   1st Biennial of Valencia. The Body and Sin, Convento del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
2001   7th International Istanbul Biennial, Egofugal/Egokac, Istanbul, Turkey
2001   Working drawings of theatre performances, Infinito Ltd., Turin, Italy (solo)
2001   Angels and Warriors, MIMOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Japan (solo)
2001   Memento Mori, Galerie Beaumont-Public, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (solo)
2001   Sanguis/Mantis, performance, Polysonneries festival, Lyon, France (solo)
2001   Swords, skulls and crosses, Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2001   The tomb in the basement, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneve, Switzerland (solo)
2001   Progetto Roma 2001, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea & Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy (solo)
2000   Hortus conclusus, Carré Sainte Anne & jardin de la DRAC, Montpellier, France (solo)
2000   Annonce au monde extérieur, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France (solo)
2000   Storage Room of a Warrior, AlphaDelta Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
2000   Jan Fabre & Ilja Kabakov. Sustret. Een ontomoeting/Bctpe4a, Zagreb, Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti, Croatia (solo)
2000   Ilad of the Bic-Art, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2000   7 Hügel – Bilder und Zeichen des 21. Jahrhunderts, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2000   Lost Paradise Lost. Kunst und sakraler Raum, World Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany
2000   La Beauté: Nature à l’oeuvre, Clos de Trams & Espace Jeanne-Laurent & Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
2000   5eme Biennale d'Art contemporain de Lyon, Partage d'exotismes, Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier
2000   A Consilience, London, Natural History Museum (solo)
1999   Warszawa, Museum of Contemporary Art (solo)
1999   ENGEL UND KRIEGER, STRATEGIEN UND TAKTIKEN, Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany (solo)
1999   BODY LIQUIDS & ....SLEEP, SLEEP AND SLEEP LITTLE ANIMIAL, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (solo)
1998   Selected Works – Jubiläum, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
1998   Een ontmoeting/Vstrecha, Ilya Kabakov & Jan Fabre. Otegem, Deweer Art Gallery (solo)
1998   Skin, Jeruzalem, The Israel Museum
1997   La pittura fiamminga e olandese, Venezia, Palazzo Grassi
1997   Passage/Prolaz, Zagreb, Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti (solo)
1997   Inneres / Äusseres Skelett, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
1997   Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerpen, Belgium (solo)
1996   PASSAGE, Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary (solo)
1995   JAN FABRE – DER LEIMRUTENMANN, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
1995   Dichters rond de beeldende kunstenaar Jan Fabre, 3 x 7 Kamers, 3 x 7 Gedichten, Watou, Diverse localities
1994   DE LIJMSTOKMAN, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1994   Wand der aufsteigenden Engel, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
1993   Azur, Jouy-en-Josas, Fondation Cartier
1992   Der gefrorene Leopard II, Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany
1992   JAN FABRE. ZEICHNUNGEN – OBJEKTE – ZEICHNUNGEN, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (solo)
1991   ZWEI OBJEKTE, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
1990   JAN FABRE / CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel, Belgium (solo)
1990   SOM, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
1990   DAS GERÄUSCH, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (solo)
1989   INSECTEN EN RIUMTE, Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1988   DER BLAUE RAUM, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1985   TEKENINGEN, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium (solo)
  MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
  MNCARS - Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
  PMMK - Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostende, Belgium
  Kunstmuseum Basel – Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
  MuHKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium
  Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, Saint-Etienne, France
  Staatsgemäldesammlung München, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
  SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
  Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
  Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
  FRAC – Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
  KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finnland
  MSU – Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia