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Born in Turnhout, Belgium in 1969.

Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Study and Teaching

2009

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

2006

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

2002-2003

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

2001

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

1999

Winner of the ‘Uriôt Prize’, Amsterdam

1998-1999

Participant at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (post-MA)

1996-1997

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

1992-1996

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

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Out of the Ordinary, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE

The Silent Castle, Museum Morsbroich, Keverkusen, DE

2016

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

2015

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, USA 

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

2014

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, USA

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

2013

Metropolitan Scenes, MMKA, Arnhem, Netherlands

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

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

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

Parade, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin; France

Parade, De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium

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

Sea of Tranquillity, FRAC Paca, Marseille, France

2012

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

2011

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

Sea of Tranquillity, Art Unlimited, Art 42 Basel, Switzerland

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

2010

Still Lifes, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

2009

Staging Silence, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

Staging Silence, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

Circumstances, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

5 Sculptures, ArtBankingClub, Moscow, Russia

Staging Silence, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Deutschland

A selection of video works, Palais de Tokyo / ENSBA, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Souvenirs from Earth, Paris, France

Staging Silence, CC Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium

The Room Series, Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Paradigms, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

2008

Celebration, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Location (6), Westergasfabriek (Holland Festival), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Circumstances, Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts, Stavanger, Norway

2007

Extensions, Treasury of Saint Peter, Leuven, Belgium

Extensions, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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

Extensions, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

All together now..., Argos, Brussels, Belgium

All together now..., Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Stewarts have a party, Derlon Theater, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Drifting, Argos, Brussels, Belgium

2006

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

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

Tables..., Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Drawings, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

Videowork, MuHKA_media, Antwerp, Belgium

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

2005

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

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

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

Blender, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

2004

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

Hans Op de Beeck, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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

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

2003

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

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

2001

Hans Op de Beeck, Hales Gallery, London, UK

Colours, DOT Projects, London, UK

2000

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

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

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

Group Exhibitions

2016

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

No Place like Home, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE

2015

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

2014

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

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, USA

Memory Place, Contemporary Arts Center CAC, Cincinnnati , USA

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

2013

‘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)

2012

‘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’, Béard (curated by Einzweidrei), 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)

2011

Surreal, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

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

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

Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Small, Medium, Large, Donjon de Vez, Vez, France

Sleeping Beauties, Gaasbeek Castle, Gaasbeek, Belgium

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

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

Time and Place, Kunsthalle Detroit, U.S.A.

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

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

I promise to love you. Caldic Collectie, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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

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

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

Art Belge Contemporain, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgarian

Foto (=) Kunst, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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

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

2010

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

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

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

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

Terre Vulnerabili, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Panorama #12, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France

Vexations, Beton 7, Athens, Greece

Contemporary artifices and Baroque deformities, ARCOS, Benevento, Italy

Rencontres Internationales, La Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain

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

Remote Viewing, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

2009

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

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

Fantastic Illusions, Arts Center Buda, Kortrijk, Belgium

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

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

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2010, The Chapel Gallery, Singapore

In-Finitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

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

Solo al buio, Mercati di Traiano, Roma, Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008

SCHUNCK Collectors House, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands

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

COLLECTION XXIII, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Singapore Biennale 2008: Wonder, Singapore

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

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

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

COLLECTION XXIII, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

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

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

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

Arrivals and Departures, White Box, New York, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Variable Capital, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, UK

VIVA Festival, MoCA, Shanghai, China

2007

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

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

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

Our Magic Hour, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Animated Stories, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporain, Tourcoing, France; Sala

Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain; CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain

De gustibus..., Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, Belgium

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

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

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

2006

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

6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

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

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

Zwischen Körper und Objekt, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany

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

The Scarecrow, Evangelos Averoff Museum, Metsovo, Greece

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

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

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

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

Rencontres Internationales, different venues, Paris, France

Digital Tales, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2005

The MARTa Herford Collection, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany

Night Sites, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany

Visionary Belgium, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

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

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

Nous le passage, Watou, Belgium

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

KO Video - 1st Durban Video Festival, Durban, South Africa

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

Argos Festival, Argos, Brussels, Belgium

2004

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

Border, In Flanders’ Fields Museum, Ieper, Belgium

Brooklyn EUphoria, Volume, Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York, USA

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

Voodoo Shit, Hales Gallery, London, UK

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

2003

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

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

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

Rijksakademie, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

Critique is not enough, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland

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

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

Entdecke die Möglichkeiten, Espaces de rêve, Cologne, Germany

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

Some Panoramas, Pump House Gallery, London, UK

Still / Move, Caermersklooster, Ghent, Belgium

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

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

2002

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

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

Other than film, International Film Festival of Rotterdam, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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

Scale, Museum of Installation, London, UK

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

Printemps de Septembre, Festival in Toulouse, France

Arsenal/ Armoury, Wandelhalle, Cologne, Germany

2001

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

Still/ life, hARTware projekte, Dortmund, Germany

Nowaday, Spazio Erasmus Brera, Italy

Aubette, Museum Dhondt - Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

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

2000

Lovideo, The Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, ILL, USA

Not I, The Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

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

1999

Progetto Arti Incontri, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy

TroubleSpot. Painting, MUHKA & NICC, Antwerp, Belgium