Boris Tellegen

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Boris Tellegen (NL, 1968) began his artistic career using his pseudonym on the streets in the 1980s. Tellegen always treated the two dimensional frame of the letter and the word as sculpture, bursting out or morphing into the wall, piercing its boundaries by adding a dimension. By combining the reliefs of his practice with his education in industrial design, he soon started to create three-dimensional work on the intersection of architecture, painting, sculpture and installation.

In his body of work made over a thirty-year span, Tellegen explores how to transcend the boundaries of walls by annexing, deconstructing and recomposing them, to ultimately disregard them in recent installations. Through the ever-fluctuating shape of his work, Tellegen continues to disrupt our perception of surface and space.

Boris Tellegen received his education in Industrial Design Engineering at the Technical University of Delft (NL, 1988-94). Tellegen has exhibited widely in European, North American and Australian museums, institutions and galleries. Recent exhibitions include MIMA, Brussels (BE, 2017), Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (FR, 2016), Amsterdam Museum (NL, 2015) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR, 2014). Tellegen regularly creates commissioned sculptures in the public spaces. A recent example is a series of sculptures between Amersfoort and Utrecht in the framework of De Stijl’s centenary celebration (NL, 2017).

Education


Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology,

1988-1994

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

UnPlot, curated in collaboration with Daniel Hofstede, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

2017

Friendly takeover, curated in collaboration with Daniel Hofstede, MIMA Museum, Brussels

Rietveld meets Mondrian, Mondriaanhuis Amersfoort

2012

Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam

2011

Kunstraum.ch, Basel, Switzerland

Subduction zones, Muziekgebouw  ‘t IJ, Amsterdam

2010

Exothermic, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2007

VHDG, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2004

6X6, Hoogt4, Utrecht, Netherlands

1998

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

 2017 

Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels

 2016 

PHK18 #08, with Niels Post & Jeroen Molenaar, PHK18 Bureau Voor Kunst, Rotterdam

Centrifuge, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse

Geert Mul | Boris Tellegen curated by Domenico de Chirico, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

 2015 

New York meets The Dam, Amsterdam Museum

The Bridges of Graffiti, Arterminal, Venice, Italy

Urban Art Biennale, German museum and World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks, Völklingen / Saarbrücken, Germany

Un dessin est beau si la ligne est vivante, Le Pilori, Niort, France

Backjumps 20+1 – urbane Kommunikation und Ästhetik, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin

Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco, USA

Mapping The City, Somerset House, London

 2014 

Asphalte, Biennale d'art urbain \ urban art biennale, curated by Alice van den Abeele & Raphaël Cruyt, Charleroi, Belgium

Au-delà de l'architecture (Beyond Architecture), curated by Domitille d'Orgeval, Espace topographie de l'art, Paris

Hammer, artistic strategies, architectural interventions and spatial politics in public space. Boris Tellegen, J. Mayer H., Wermke / Leinkauf. Du Moulin Pop-up, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Berlin

 2013 

Teenage Kicks Festival, Les Ateliers du vent, Rennes

Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos

 2012 

Les bruits du dehors, 4e Biennale du Havre, France

 2011 

Exothermic, Game City, Denbosch, Netherlands

Onder constructie, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden, Netherlands

Blowing up the spot#2, Studio Lukas Feireiss, Berlin

 2010 

BACKJUMPS 4.2, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin

Pyramide van Ijmuiden, RC de ruimte, IJmuiden, Netherlands

 2009 

Born in the Streets, Fondation Cartier, Paris

D'Raw, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands

Wearable Technologies, NIMK, Amsterdam

 2008 

Stacked and Scattered, W139, Amsterdam

De Wens Een Indiaan Te Worden, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, Netherlands

Fundamentals, MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 2006 

The Whistle Test, Scion Installation, Los Angeles, USA

 2005 

Jan Cunen museum, Oss, Netherlands

Bearbrick World Tour, Gbe at Passerby, New York, USA

Backjumps - The Live Issue Part 2, Bethanien, Berlin

 2004 

Icy Grape, Elms Lester Painting Room, London

Romamsterdam, Museo Di Roma de Trastevere, Italia

 2003 

Backjumps - The Live Issue Part 1, Bethanien, Berlin

 2002 

AndNow, AndA Tokyo/AndA, Osaka, Japan

 2001 

Playtime, MU, Eindhoven

 2000 

Thinking of A Masterplan, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam

 1998 

Clash, Kunsthal Rotterdam

Graffiti related images, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam