Luc Tuymans

(Belgian, born 1958)

still life by luc tuymans

Luc Tuymans

Still Life, 2002

Not for Sale

within by luc tuymans

Luc Tuymans

Within, 2001

Not for Sale



Born in Mortsel, Belgium
1976 - 1979
Studied fine arts at Sint-Lukasinstituut, Brussels, Belgium
1979 - 1980
Attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels, Belgium
1980 - 1982
Attended the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, Belgium
1982 - 1986
Studied art history at Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium
Recipient, Flemish Culture Award for Visual Arts
Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium


Luc Tuymans, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
2010 - 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Luc Tuymans, David Zwirner, New York, NY (solo)
2009 - 2011
Luc Tuymans, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH [itinerary: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium] [catalogue published in 2009] (solo)
Luc Tuymans: Against the Day, Wiels Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium [itinerary: Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia; Moderna Museet, Stolkholm, Sweden] [each venue published its own catalogue] (solo)
Die Hande der Kunst, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
The Hands of Art, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Wako Works of Art - 15 Years / Part II, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Afrika Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany
Luc Tuymans, Kanazawa 21st Century Museum, Ishikawa, Japan (solo)
Luc Tuymans, Museo Serralves, Porto, Portugal (solo)
Compton Verney House Trust, Warwickshire, England (solo)
Les Gilles de Binche, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
Art and its Space, Benefit Auction, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Luc Tuyamns, Tate Modern, London, England (solo)
Luc Tuyamns, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Tracing, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Luc Tuymans, Display Room 2, Saatchi Gallery, London, England (solo)
Karel Appel. Onderweg-Reis van Rudi Fuchs langs de kunst der Lage Landen, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten Brussels, Belgium
Carpe Artem, Kunstproject in de stad St. Truiden, Limburg, Belgium
Witslag, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium
The Undiscovered Country, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Contre-images, Carre d'Art, Nïmes, France
The Voice of Art, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Reinstallation of the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


Molesworth, Helen. Luc Tuymans. Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, 2009
Loock, Ulrich. Luc Tuymans. New York: Phaidon Press, 2003