Overview exhibitions and projects

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Nominated curator Arts Festival Watou, Belgium – 1 July to 3 September 2023

Project Research Group, on demand of Friends of the City Museum (Vrienden van het Stadsmuseum), Hasselt, Belgium – planned for autumn 2024


LaserTalks Brussels in collaboration with Alexandra Dementieva, ongoing

BOLERO – Centre André Malraux, Grand Mare, rue des Bons Enfants, Rouen, 20 March – 10 April

Troupe/troep – ChezKit, Pantin, 29-31 January

Empirical Nonsense Daily – online project initiated by Jimi Dams, New York from 1 August until the end of July 2021

Loving Care – 12 portraits of children by Pierre Mertens, Blikfabriek, Antwerp, 27 September – 25 October

Empirical Nonsense Daily – online project initiated by Jimi Dams, New York from from 1 August until the end of July 2021

ENSEMBLE – Diplômé.e.s 2019 Art, Architecture, Design en Normandie, Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France, 25 October – 15 December

BUREAU DOOVE presents: Ballard, Blow & Driftingspace, Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth, UK – two day exhibition as part of the first Plymouth Art Weekender, 25-26 September

September 2014

The Imminent, Becoming, Ever Changing – Online curatorial proposal on invitation for The Naked, with Anne-Marie Culhane and Drifting Space, link no longer available

Platform P at the Duke, Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth, 4-6 November 2011,

Thomas Nollet & Hilde Huyghe – Designing the Terraced House, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, 24 February-11 March 2011

Spot ON, Faculty of Arts, Scott Building, University of Plymouth, 2010-2011

wijheizijwei…   Several venues in Flanders, June-October
Curator for this project for the Belgian ngo Vredeseilanden; on the collaboration of artists and farmers to highlight the discussion on foreign aid and culture.
With Berlinde De Bruyckere, Nathalie Hunter, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Johan Creten, Koenraad Tinel, Koen Vanmechelen

Trajector Art Fair, Hotel Bloom!, Brussels, 23-25 April 2010
Curator of ‘ed projects portable home edition’ in collaboration with Alexandra Dementieva, Peter Hulsmans, Nathalie Hunter, Gorik Lindemans, Stefaan Quix

Parallellepipeda – between art & science, Museum M, Leuven
exhibition 28 January until 25 April 2010
Curator for this project on the collaboration between art and science for the City of Leuven in collaboration with K.U. Leuven with Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Ronny Delrue, Nick Ervinck, Wendy Morris, Ruth Loos, Carl Van Eyndhoven, professors Géry d’Ydewalle, Johan Wagemans and Koen Van Laere
Publication Parallellepipeda Boek

The Game is Up!, Vooruit, Gent
Curator, with Peter Hulsmans, Stefaan Quix, Mira Sanders

Omgevingstekenen, Caermersklooster, Ghent
Curator of this exhibition for the Provincial Prize Province of Oost-Vlaanderen with Ante Timmermans, Steven Baelen, Johan Gelper
Catalogue Omgevingstekenen

Multi/plier, Galerie Les filles du Calvaire, Brussels
Curator, project inspired by the fold with Elke Boon, Edith Dekyndt, Harrisson, Peter Hulsmans, Nathalie Hunter, Jimena Kato Murakami, Nurse, Sophie Nys, Benoit Platéus, Mira Sanders, Pieter Vermeersch, Emmanuelle Villard, Heidi Voet

Koen Vanmechelen, Het Glazen Huis, Lommel (B)

Landgraaf25, Landgraaf (NL)
Curator of the artistic part of this project with Nathalie Hunter, Hester Doove, Ólafur Arni Ólafsson & Libia de Pérez, Koen Vanmechelen

DeDonderdagen, DeSingel, Antwerp
Curator for these multidisciplinary evenings on 16 November 2006, 1 February 2007 and 26 April 2007 in collaboration with Wim Cuyvers, Dora Garcia, Stefaan Quix, Harrisson, Nurse, Eric Thielemans and many others, see www.dedonderdagen.be

Hyperbolic, STUK, Leuven
Curator of this project on the collective with okno, foAM, Daina Taimina, Stefaan Quix, Agentschap

Super! Triennial for Visual Art, Fashion and Design, Hasselt
Curator of multiple exhibitions within the context of the first edition of this triennial:
– Interior Design, CCHasselt with Erki De Vries, Gabriela Fridriksdottir, Peter Hulsmans, Haraldur Jonson, Jan Maréchal, Charles Van Otterhoven, Michaël Verheyden;
– For Crying Out Loud, Modemuseum with Elke Boon, Alicia Framis, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Roberta Miss/Nurse, Lucy Orta, Andrea Schneemeier;
– Alchemie, Jenevermuseum with Anne-Mie Van Kerkhoven and Koen Vanmechelen;
– Les clandestines, CIAP with Olga Boldyreff;
– Catwalks with Marc Claes, Labo and Beauty Without Irony;
– other artists in the city:
Herman Asselberghs; Geoffrey Brusatto; Mike Carremans; Pieter Geenen, Frederic Geurts;Marti Guixé ; Hectica; Bren Heymans; Nathalie Hunter; Bart Lens; Dominique Leroy; Xavier Lust; Ólafur Arni Ólafsson and Libia de Pérez ; Els Opsomer; Ives Maes; Cora Roorda Van Eijsinga; Pieter Vermeersch
Publication Super Agenda

MDD – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle

– Deurle 11/7/73 – reprise of the historical exhibition organized by Fernand Spillemaeckers
– Richard Venlet – MDDGRID;
– Dialogue: Sven ’t Jolle;
– Over de grens/Across the border – in collaboration with Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, with amongst others Stéphane Calais, Nicolas Floc’h, Michel Blazy, Bruno Peinado, Philippe Parreno, Pieter Vermeersch, Marcel Maeyer;
– IJS/ICE with Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Steingrímur Eyfjord, Gabriela Fridriksdottir, The Icelandic Love Corporation, Gudný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir, Haraldur Jónsson, Libia Pérez de Siles de Castro & Ólafur Árni Ólafsson, Poni, Hrafnkell Sigurdsson, Magnus Sigurdarson;
– Santiago Sierra
Publication Year book 2004

Young Artists, Witte Zaal, Ghent
Curator; catalogue

MDD – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
– SWITCH with Elke Boon, Cel Crabeels, Bojan Fajfric, Damien Hirst, Igor & Svetlana Kopystiansky;
– Gert Verhoeven;
– Constructions with Louis de Cordier (garden), Vincent Geyskens, Tina Gillen;
– (In Search of) the Perfect Lover with Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon in collaboration with Sammlung Hauser und Wirth and. Michaela Unterdörfer as co-curator;
– Dialogue with L.A.Raeven, Koen Theys

Pink Perfection, CCBelgica, Dendermonde
Curator, with Virginie Bailly, Jan(us) Boudewijns, Ria Verhaeghe, Katrien Vermeire

Tracer, pam, Ename
Curator, with Elke Boon, Peter De Cupere, Louis De Cordier, Peter Hulsmans, Edward Lipski, Laurence Skivée, Wim Wauman,
Franz West

Life/Time – Thom Hoffman, Caermersklooster, Ghent, during Film Festival Ghent
Curator, book

MDD – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle:
– Jorge Pardo – Home/Thuis, taken over by Le Consortium, Dijon;
– FEB 3, 2002 with Alicia Framis, Dora Garcia, Dan Graham, On Kawara, Koen Vanmechelen, Franz West;
– Raoul De Keyser – Surplace;
– Jan Van Oost, Baudelaire-project;
Garden projects: Kris Martin – Maria Roosen

A Riddle for Zoersel, Domein van Halle, Centrum De Bijl, Zoersel
Curator, with Maria Theresa Alves, Judith Cain, Cel Crabeels, Dorothy Cross, Dany Deprez, Gauthier Hubert, Rudy J. Luijters, Ives Maes, Kris Martin, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Maria Roosen

MDD – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle:
– Jan Vercruysse, co-ordinator;
– Jean-Michel Othoniel, curator;
– Een Zeldzame Weelde in collaboration with Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent and Museum Deinze en Leiestreek, curator Piet Boyens;
– Aubette – the longing for another place, curator with David Claerbout, Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Roni Horn and Hans Op de Beeck

(They say this is the) Place, KFZ, Antwerp
Curator, with Peter Hulsmans, Ilona Ruegg, Cel Crabeels, Jan Kempenaers, Lieve D’Hondt, Kurt D’Haeseleer, Els Opsomer, Marie-France & Patricia Martin, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Manon De Boer and Anne Daems

MDD – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle:
– Johan Van Geluwe, co-ordinator;
– Niele Toroni, co-ordinator;
– 3ness, curator with co-curators Dike Blair and Jimi Dams, with: Laetitia Benat, Jeremy Blake, Tom Friedman, Justen Ladda, Cameron Martin, Bobbie Oliver, Blake Rayne, Michelle Segre, Duane Zaloudek, Lisa Beck, Lucky DeBellevue, Madeleine Berkhemer, Jean-Luc Blanc, Anouschka Blommers & Niels Schumm, Margi Geerlinks, Judy Linn, Emmanuelle Mafille, B.Wurtz, Dike Blair, Anne Daems, Jimi Dams, Manon de Boer, Herma, Asselberghs-Els Opsomer-Rony Vissers, Anders Edström, Ilona Ruegg, Uri Tzaig, Michael Van den Abeele;
– dépaysement, curator Denys Zacharopoulos, co-ordinator

Bubbles, CCNOA, Brussels
Curator, with Bettina Bach, Lisa Beck, Ilse D’Hollander, Tom Friedman, Lena Gieseke, Marin Kasimir, Kurt Ryslavy, David Shaw, Uri Tzaig, Michael Van den Abeele, Piki Verschueren, Andrew Webb, B.Wurtz, Beat Zoderer.

Donner chaud, HAL, Antwerp
Curator, installation by Marie-France & Patricia Martin

Inbetween/tussen-in, MDD – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
Curator, with Pierre Bismuth, Peter Buggenhout, Ricardo Brey, Jo Huybrechts, Ann-Veronica Janssens, Kurt Ryslavy

Plateau, Brussels
– Willy De Sauter
– Andrew Webb (double exhibition in Plateau en Francartstraat 6, Brussel)
– Kunstenaar van de Dag/Artiste du Jour during ‘Rendez-vous KunstenFESTIVALdesArts’ with John Gillis, Heidi Voet, Gert Robijns, Dominique Vrancken, Ali Durt, Yugi Oshima, Karin Vanderborght, Gert Van Kerckhove, Frédéric Derycke and Uta Schärf
– Uta Schärf, summer exhibition;
– Imogen Stidworthy – Clitic;
– Thomas Mistiaen
– Videobar for Rendez-vous KunstenFESTIVALdesArts with tapes of amongst others Hänzel & Gretzel (Genocides, Biba-non-Biba), Michel François (Casa), Jo Huybrechts (compilation), Imogen Stidworthy (Lump), Nick de Pencier (Risible Chick) and Henry Hills/Sally Silvers (Little Lieutenant).
– Screentest:
I. guest curator Imogen Stidworthy choosing work by Michael Curran, William Wegman, Susanne Loehr and Joël Bartoloméo
II. Robert Morin, ‘Yes Sir! Madame…’
III. guest curator Edwin Carels on close-up choosing work by Junko Wada, Inez Cardoso, Cheryl Donegan
IV. An Akashic Week-end with Hänzel & Gretzel, Ira Cohen, Eric Sleichim in collaboration with Philippe Franck/TRANSCULTURES.

Ann Veronica Janssens & Joëlle Turlinckx/Avis Newman & Anna Maria Maiolino, Kunststichting Kanaal, Kortrijk
Program assistent for these exhibitions in the framework of ‘Inside the Visible‘. Preparatory work for the contribution by Jana Sterbak with Ana Torfs in this series. Assistance for the exhibition by Andrea Robbins & Max Becher.

Invasie/Invasion, Galerie W+P, Amsterdam
Curator with Peter Buggenhout, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Quilette De Goulard, Jo Huybrechts, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Hendrik Vermeulen

Parbleu, Antwerp
Solo exhibitions by: Jimi Dams (B); Olaf Mooij (NL); Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (B) in collaboration with Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp; Armande Franssen (NL);

Organisor Video7: Sylvie Bélanger (CAN), off program A’pen ’93

Dossier Antwerpen, ICC, Antwerp in collaboration with Club Moral and Ruimte Morguen

Parbleu, Antwerp
– Solo exhibitions by: Kris Van Dessel (B); Cor Knops (NL); Zjos Meyvis (B); Nicoline Vanstapele (NL/B); Veronika Kellndorfer (D); Désirée Palmen (NL); Ien Lucas (NL)
– Group show Jo Brunenberg (NL)/ Hester Doove (NL)/ Jorge Orta (F)/ Robbert Roos (NL)/ Thomas Thys (B)/ Frank Toussaint (B) i.c.w. Galerie Fotomania, Rotterdam; Zomer van de Fotografie, Antwerpen;
Il faut cultiver notre jardin… with Johan Rottiers (B) and Koen Janssens (B), Patrick ‘t Hooft (B), Georges Uittenhout (NL)

Three Young Belgian Photographers, Galerie Fotomania, Rotterdam
Curator with Nadine Tasseel, Thomas Thys, Tanja Pieter Koen

Parbleu, Antwerp:
– Solo exhibitions by: Honoré d’O (B); Jos Boetzkes (NL); Marc De Roover (B); Georges Uittenhout (NL); Raf Thys (B); Marc Schepers (B); Chris Gillis (B); Fréderic Geurts (B)
– 4 X VIDEO (co-organiser): Jo Huybrechts (B)/Georges Uittenhout (NL)
Remember It’s Spring, Cultureel Centrum Berchem, Antwerp with Ellen Augustynen (B), Anne Boons (B), Cel Crabeels (B), Goele De Bruyn (B), Jan Willem Maris (NL), Johan Rottiers (B), Georges Uittenhout (NL)

Antwerp Art Initiatives Present, KNS, Antwerp
Curator with Chris Gillis (B), Fréderic Geurts (B), Kris Van Dessel (B)

1989 – 90
Parbleu– location Vrijheidstraat 23, Antwerp
– Paul Bartels (NL); Marina Jans/Sabine Borgerhoff (B); Vered Ben-Kiki (Israel)/Stefan Diaz (B)/Steven Vetters (B) i.s.m. Paul Ilegems; Marc De Roover (B); Wim Strecker (B); Leo Reynders/Reinhilde De Peuter (B)
– ‘Voorlopig Plan’ – gasttentoonstellingen i.s.m. kunstenaarsinitiatief Het Hemelrijken uit Eindhoven (NL), gedeeltelijk in het kader van Zuid-Nederlandse Ontmoetingen, met Margriet Thissen, Stijn Peeters, René Bogaerts, Piet Dirkx, Ger de Greef, Johan Kersten, Joyce Cordewener, Stan Klamer;
– Ruud Balk (NL), Zomer van de Fotografie – Harrie Heirmans (B);

Parbleu – location Verbrande Entrepotstraat 9, Antwerp
Ronald Van Dokkum (NL); Manfred Sukrow (D); Elvira Wersche (D/NL); Georges Uittenhout/Jan Willem Maris (NL); Goele De Bruyn (B); Gerda Van Kersbergen (NL); Neal Barab/Katherine Du Tiel (VS, Zomer van de Fotografie); Ruud Balk (NL)/Hester Doove (NL)/Michael Greweldinger (NL/B)/Renate Schwartz (NL)/Hans Tak (NL)/Ingrid Van Meer (B) Zomer van de Fotografie; Hélène Keil (B); Jean De Groote (B); Cel Crabeels (B)

Gasttentoonstellingen Parbleu in Het Hemelrijken in het kader van Zuid-Nederlandse Ontmoetingen: Anne Boons (B) – Fred Boffin (B)

half December 1987 – end 1988
Zebra– location Vrijheidstraat 23, Antwerp
Paul Bartels (NL); Jos Jans (B); Horst Rickels (D/NL); Nel Van Ratingen (NL); Fred Boffin (B); Erica Uhlenbeck (NL) i.s.m. Torch, Amsterdam, Zomer van de Fotografie-Antwerpen; Renate Schwarz (NL); Ellen Augustynen (B) i.s.m. Transparant vzw, Antwerpen

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