Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Les Moulins

Born in Turnhout, Belgium in 1969.

Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Study and Teaching


Winner of the ‘Catholic University of Leuven Culture Prize 2009-2010‘, Belgium.


Winner of the ‘Prize Eugène Baie 2003-2005‘, Antwerp


Artist at the MoMA - P.S.1 Studio Program, New York


Winner of the ‘Prix Jeune Peinture Belge 2001’, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels


Winner of the ‘Uriôt Prize’, Amsterdam


Participant at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (post-MA)


Participant at The Higher Institute for Fine Arts-Flanders, Antwerp (post-MA)


Masters Degree in Visual Arts, Higher Institute Sint-Lukas, Brussels

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Kids, cabinets, pictures and ponds, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, FR


Out of the Ordinary, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE

The Silent Castle, Museum Morsbroich, Keverkusen, DE


Small things and Shoothing Thoughts, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

The Collector's House , Art Unlimited, Basel, CH

Night Time, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, DE

Silent Rooms, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AU

Saisir le silence, Le Centquatre, Paris, FR

The Garden of Whispers, Couvent des Jacobins, Toulouse, FR


The Quiet View, permanent installation, Herkenrode site, Hasselt, BE

Décors et Figurants, Chateâu de Chimay, Chimay, BE

The Drawing Room, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US

Staging Silence (2),  Folkwang Museum, Essen, DE

The Amusement Park, Les Champs Libres, Rennes, FR

The Thread, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AT

Sea of Tranquillity, Screen Space, Melbourne, AU

Eyes Closed, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL


Hans Op de Beeck: The Night Time Drawings, Galleria Continua Beijing, CN

Personnages, Domaine de Charamande, Chamarande, FR

Hans Op de Beeck: The Drawing Room, Le botanique, Brussels, BE

Hans Op de Beeck: Quiet Scenery and Wandering Extras, Sammlung Goetz, München, DE

Staging Silence (2), MOCA, Cleveland - Lewis Gallery, Cleveland, OH, US

Staging Silence (2), MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, US


Metropolitan Scenes, MMKA, Arnhem, NL

Staging Silence (2), Screen Festival, Art Palacio, São Paolo, BR

Staging Silence (2), Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, US

Dance, permanent installation at Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp, BE

Parade, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin; FR

Parade, De Warande, Turnhout, BE

Sea of Tranquillity, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, US

Sea of Tranquillity, FRAC Paca, Marseille, FR


Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL

Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity, Argos, Brussels, BE

Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity, Centro de Arte, Burgos, ES

Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity & Staging Views, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, CH


Sea of Tranquillity, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos CAB, Burgos, ES

Sea of Tranquillity, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, CH

Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL

Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity, Argos, Brussels, BE

Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity, Centro de Arte, Burgos, ES

Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity & Staging Views, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, CH


Still Lifes, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT


Staging Silence, Galleria Continua, Beijing, CN

Staging Silence, Galleria Continua, Beijing, CN

Circumstances, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, LT

5 Sculptures, ArtBankingClub, Moscow, RU

Staging Silence, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, DE

A selection of video works, Palais de Tokyo / ENSBA, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Paris, FR

Staging Silence, CC Strombeek, Grimbergen, BE

The Room Series, Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

Paradigms, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AT


Celebration, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

Location (6), Westergasfabriek (Holland Festival), Amsterdam, NL

Circumstances, Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts, Stavanger, NO


Extensions, Treasury of Saint Peter, Leuven, BE

Extensions, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL

Merry-go-round (2), Art Unlimited, Art 38 Basel, CH

Extensions, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

All together now..., Argos, Brussels, BE

All together now..., Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

The Stewarts have a party, Derlon Theater, Maastricht, NL

Drifting, Argos, Brussels, BE


Video in tutti i sensi - Loss, Via Farini, Milan, IT

Video in tutti i sensi - My Brother’s Gardens, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, IT

Tables..., Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AT

Drawings, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, FR

Videowork, MuHKA_media, Antwerp, BE

Family (scenes and scenery), Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE


T-Mart, MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, BE

In their minds..., Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Chelsea, New York , US

Loss, Chamarande - Centre Artistique et Culturel, Chamarande, FR

Blender, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT


Meanwhile..., GeM, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, NL

Hans Op de Beeck, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL

Location (5), Art Unlimited, Art 35 Basel, CH

Art Positions: Loss, Art Basel – Miami Beach, Miami, US


My brother’s gardens, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE

My brother’s gardens, Hales Gallery, London, UK


Hans Op de Beeck, Hales Gallery, London, UK

Colours, DOT Projects, London, UK


Hans Op de Beeck, Spazio Erasmus Brera, Milan, IT

Summer with friends/ 2nd space, Team Gallery, New York, US

Hans Op de Beeck, Dorothée De Pauw Gallery, Brussels, BE

Selected Group Exhibitions


The Collector House, Unlimited - Art Basel, Basel, CH

No Place like Home, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE


Kochi Muziris Biennale, Biennale, Kochi, Kerala, IN

Uncanny Reality" – Models in Contemporary Art , Galerie Rudolfinum Praha, Czech Republic, CZ

Le Fil Rouge, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, FR

The Importance of Being… , Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CU

All the World’s a Stage. Works from the Goetz Collection, Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid, ES

A Book of Burning Matches: collecting Installation Art Documents, Me-Collectors Room / Thomas Olbricht Foundation, Berlin, DE

Le Fil Rouge , Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, JP

Kino der Kunst, Audimaxx of Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film , Munich, DE

In Alle Eenvoud…, museum De Mindere, Sint Truiden, BE

Glastress – Gotika, 56 th Venice Biennale of Art, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, IT

Proportio, 56 th  Venice Biennale of Art, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT


Museum to scale 1/7, The Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, USA and Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Family Matters, Strozzina, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, IT

Days of Endless Time, Smithsonian’s  Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, US

Memory Place, Contemporary Arts Center CAC, Cincinnnati , US

L'auditorium des musées de la ville Strasbourg, Strasbourg, FR


Dance, permanent installation at Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp, BE

Contemporary Future, C.A.B. (Contemporary Art Brussels), Bank Degroof, Brussels, BE

Bon travail, Argos, Brussels, BE


Fantastic. Lille3000, Euratechnologies, Lille, FR

Vanitas. Contemporary Reflections, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU

Predicting memories, Former K.K. Telegrafenamt, Vienna, AT

About Stupidity, curated by Doreet LeVitte Harten and Diana Dallal, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, IL

Auf Leben und Tod. Der Mensch in Malerei und Fotografie (Do or die. The Human Condition in Painting and Photography), Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, DE

Into the Labyrinth, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Beaufort 04, Location (8), Bommenvrij, Nieuwpoort, BE

Video Selecta, LOOP, Banco Herrero, Oviedo, ES

Apo-calypse,  Clarens – Montreux, CH

Contour On Tour, De Loketten, Brussels, BE

Habita(n)t, Rabo Kunstzone, Utrecht, NL

Resonance & Silence, Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE

Pop Up, Musée d’Ixelles, Ixelles, BE

MärklinWorld, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL

Surreal, IVAM, Valencia, ES

Dessiner-Tracer: Watercolors, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, Calais FR

The Eye of the Collector. Video works from the Collection Manuel de Santaren, MAMbo – Villa delle Rose, Bologna, IT

Of Bridges & Borders. From Real to Surreal, MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, AR

Lightness?, Maison Particulière, Brussels, BE


Surreal, IVAM, Valencia, ES

Dessiner-Tracer: Watercolors, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, Calais, FR

Chengdu Biennale - Changing Vistas: Creative Duration, East Chengdu Music Park, Chengdu, CN

Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL

Small, Medium, Large, Donjon de Vez, Vez, FR

Sleeping Beauties, Gaasbeek Castle, Gaasbeek, BE

One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy, Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale Novissimo, Venice, IT

TRA. Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT

Time and Place, Kunsthalle Detroit, US

Drawing Room. Video animati dalla scena artistica internazionale, Centro per l'arte contemporanea EX3, Florence, IT

CAR CULTURE. Media of Mobility, ZKM | Media Museum, Karlsruhe, DE

I promise to love you. Caldic Collectie, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL

Things are Queer – Highlights from the UniCredit Collection, Marta Herford, DE

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery, London, UK

Our house in the middle of our street, Maison des Arts, Malakoff, FR

Art Belge Contemporain, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia, BG

Foto (=) Kunst, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL

Rencontres Internationales, Festival, Reina Sofia and Tabacelara, Madrid, ES

VIDEOEX. Experimental Film & Video Festival, Festivalkino Cinema Z3, Zurich, CH


PastPresentFuture – Highlights from the UniCredit Group Collection, Centro Culturale Yapı Kredi, Istanbul, TR

Sphères 3 2010, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, FR

Entre glace et neige. Processi ed energie della natura, Centro Saint Benin, Aosta, IT

Aichi Triennale 2010. Arts and Cities (Aichi), Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, JP

Terre Vulnerabili, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, IT

Panorama #12, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, FR

Vexations, Beton 7, Athens, GR

Contemporary artifices and Baroque deformities, ARCOS, Benevento, IT

Rencontres Internationales, La Tabacalera, Madrid, ES

Do or Die. The Human Condition in Painting and Photography, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud (in cooperation with the Collection Teutloff), Cologne, DE

Remote Viewing, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, ES


Spheres 2009, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, FR

Le sort probable de l'homme qui avait avalé le fantôme, La Conciergerie, Paris, FR

Fantastic Illusions, Arts Center Buda, Kortrijk, BE

Hans Op de Beeck. A selection of video works, Tokyo eat - Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

Pittoresk - Neue Perspektiven auf das Landschaftsbild, MARTa Herford, Herford, DE

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2010, The Chapel Gallery, SG

In-Finitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT

Conflicting Tales - The Burger Collection in Berlin, Zimmerstrasse 90-91, Berlin, DE

Solo al buio, Mercati di Traiano, Roma, IT

Argos – Open lunge, Villa Merkel, Esslingen am Neckar, DE

Discovering Slowness, CEAC - Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen, CN

A Story of the Image, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; National Museum of Singapore, SG

State/s of emergency (DEEP NORTH - transmediale.09), House of World Cultures, Berlin, DE

KunstFilmBiennale 2007 on tour, KunstWerke, Berlin, Germany; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Auto. Dream and Matter, Dos de Mayo Art Center, Madrid, ES

It's our Earth II. From Kyoto to Copenhagen, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, BE


SCHUNCK Collectors House, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, NL

It’s Our Earth!, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, BE


Singapore Biennale 2008: Wonder, SG

nach/sichten - Selected works from the Goetz Collection, Oldenburg, DE

Elektronenströme: Psychogeographie, Videonale im Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, DE

ACADEMIA Qui es-tu?, Chapelle de l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FR


Le temps sensible - Video des monats, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT

Location (5), Permanent installation, Towada Art Center, Towada, JP

Car Culture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporany Art, Arizona, US

Arrivals and Departures, White Box, New York, US

Le Dessin Eveillé, Frac Picardie & Maison de la Culture, Amiens, FR

Du dessin à l’animation du dess(e)in, Centre Wallonie-bruxelles, Paris, FR

Wandering in Contemporary Video art, Magazzini del Sale - Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, IT

Doing it my way. Perspectives on Belgian Art, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, DE

No Place - like Home. Perspectives on Migration and Europe, argos, Brussels, BE

Garden Eden - the garden in art since 1900, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Bietigheim-Bissingen; Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden, DE

Variable Capital, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, UK

VIVA Festival, MoCA, Shanghai, CN


Ouverture, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, FR

La città che sale. We try to build the future, Arcos, Benevento; MACRO Future, Rome, IT

The Leading Thread, CAB, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES

Our Magic Hour, Arario Gallery, Seoul, KR

Animated Stories, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporain, Tourcoing, FR

Rekalde, Bilbao, and  CaixaForum, Barcelona, ES

De gustibus..., Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, BE

Imagination Becomes Reality (# 6), ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE

Dealing with Reality, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, The NL

Art Summer University, four day long video art event, Tate Modern, London, UK


Art Video Lounge (Curatorial Programme), Art Basel - Miami Beach, Miami, US

6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CN

Analog Animation/ Selections Spring 2006, The Drawing Center, New York, US

COLLECTION XIV, MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, BE

Zwischen Körper und Objekt, MARTa Herford, Herford, DE

Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, US

The Scarecrow, Evangelos Averoff Museum, Metsovo, GR

À la recherche d’une beauté perdue, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, IT

Version Animé - Biennale des nouveaux medias, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Saint - Gervais, Genève, CH

Twice Drawn, Tang, Saratoga Springs, New York, US

18:Beckett, Blackwood Gallery (UTM), Mississauga, CA

Rencontres Internationales, different venues, Paris, FR

Digital Tales, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, ES


The MARTa Herford Collection, MARTa Herford, Herford, DE

Night Sites, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, DE

Visionary Belgium, BOZAR, Brussels, BE

Wasteland: 21st Century Landscape, Roebling Hall, New York, US

Terra Infirma, EACC, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castelló, ES

Nous le passage, Watou, BE

En Attente, Casino Luxembourg - forum d’art contemporain, LU

KO Video - 1st Durban Video Festival, Durban, ZA

Senza Confine (15th Year), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

Argos Festival, Argos, Brussels, BE


On Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Chelsea, New York, US

Border, In Flanders’ Fields Museum, Ieper, BE

Brooklyn EUphoria, Volume, Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York, US

All that useless beauty, Whitechapel, Project Space, London, UK

Voodoo Shit, Hales Gallery, London, UK

100 % Acid Free, White Columns, New York, US


Breaking Away, P.S.1 studio program artists 2002 - 2003, PS1 - MoMA, New York, US

Gelijk het leven is, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, BE

Leere X Vision. Körper und Gegenstände, MARTa Herford, Herford, DE

Rijksakademie, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

Critique is not enough, Shedhalle, Zurich, CH

City Mouse / Country Mouse, Space 101, Williamsburg, New York, US

The Ambiguity of the Image, Art Athinai, Athens, GR

Entdecke die Möglichkeiten, Espaces de rêve, Cologne, DE

Intervallo n°1 : Maloberti, Onofre, Op de Beeck, VistaMare, Pescara, IT

Some Panoramas, Pump House Gallery, London, UK

Still / Move, Caermersklooster, Ghent, BE

Lautloses Irren - Ways of worldmaking to..., Postbahnhof Am Ostbahnhof, Belin, DE

Once Upon a Time... A view on art in Belgium in the 90’s, MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, BE


BIG Torino 2002, International Biennale of Young Art, Big Social Game, Torino, IT

Not I, Beckett as a point of reference, NICC Antwerp, BE

Other than film, International Film Festival of Rotterdam, TENT, Rotterdam, NL

Video Festival Verbania, C.A.L.C., Verbania, IT

Scale, Museum of Installation, London, UK

La Nuova Agorà, Cittadellarte / Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT

Printemps de Septembre, Festival in Toulouse, FR

Arsenal/ Armoury, Wandelhalle, Cologne, DE


C’est beau, c’est Belge, Barbara Farber Gallery, Trets, FR

Still/ life, hARTware projekte, Dortmund, DE

Nowaday, Spazio Erasmus Brera, IT

Aubette, Museum Dhondt - Dhaenens, Deurle, DE

Prix Jeune Peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE


Lovideo, The Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, ILL, US

Not I, The Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK

Anno Zero - Cittadellarte 2000, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT

Home Wrecker, Private Space Meloche, Chicago, ILL, US


Progetto Arti Incontri, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT

TroubleSpot. Painting, MUHKA & NICC, Antwerp, BE