Hans Op de Beeck

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

The Thread, 2015

Opening Exhibition Eyes Closed at Galerie Ron Mandos, 2015

Night Time, 2014

Staging Silence (2), 2013

Staging Silence, 2009

Celebration, 2008

Location (6), 2008

The Building, 2007

Loss, 2004

Hans Op de Beeck (be) produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it.

He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection.

Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world.

He has had substantial institutional solo shows at the GEM Museum of Contemporary Art of The Hague, The Hague, NL (2004); MUHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, B (2006); Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL (2007); the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US (2010); Kunstmuseum Thun, CH (2010); Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES (2010); Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, IRL (2012); Kunstverein Hannover, D (2012); Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA (2013); the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA (2013); FRAC Paca, Marseille, F (2013); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Boston MA, US (2014); MOCA Cleveland, OH, US (2014); Sammlung Goetz, Munich, D (2014); Screen Space, Melbourne, AU (2015); Espace 104, Paris, FR (2016); Art Unlimited, Basel, CH (2016); Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, AU (2017); Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE (2017); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE (2017); Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, IT (2017); ...

Op de Beeck has participated in numerous group shows at institutions such as The Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ, US; the Towada Art Center, Towada, JP; ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE; MACRO, Rome, IT; the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, GB; PS1, New York, NY, US; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln, DE; Hangar Bicocca, Milano, IT; the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP; 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US; The Drawing Center, New York, NY, US; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CN; MAMBA, Buenos Aires, AR; Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, IT; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, DE; Musée des Beaux Arts de Caen, Caen, FR; …

His work has been invited for the Venice Biennale, Venice, IT; the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, CN; the Aichi Triennale, Aichi, JP; the Singapore Biennale, Singapore, SG; Art Summer University, Tate Modern, London, GB; the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, IN, and many other art events.

EDUCATION
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

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2009
Catholic University of Leuven Culture Prize 2009-2010
 
2006
Winner of the Prize Eugène Baie 2003-2005, Antwerp
 
2002-2003
Artist at the MOMA- P.S.1 Studio Program, New York, NY
2001
Winner of the 'Prix Jeune Peinture Belge 2001', Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, BE
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
'The Silent Castle', Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, de
'Out of the Ordinary', Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, de
'The Pond Room', Kunstraum Dornbirn, au

2016
‘Night Time’, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, DE
‘ Small Things and Soothing Thoughts’, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT
‘Collector’s House’, Art Unlimited, Basel, DE

2015
'Décors et Figurants’, Château de Chimay, Chimay, BE
‘The Amusement Park’,curated by 40m Cube – out site programming, Les Champs Libres, Rennes, FR
‘The Quiet View’, permanent show, Herkenrode, Hasselt, BE
'In the frame of “12months/12 films – Exploration in Space”, works from ‘The Goetz Collection’, Folkwang Museum, Essen, DE
‘Sea of Tranquillity’, Screen Space, Melbourne, AU
'Eyes Closed’, Galerie Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2014
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), Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, US
Galleria Continua Beijing, CN

2013
Staging Silence (2), Screen Festival, Art Palacio, Sao Paulo, BRA
'Celebration' and Celebration (Buenos Aires), Eindhoven, NL
Sea of Tranquillity, FRAC Paca, Marseille, FR
Parade de Warande, Turnhout, BE
'Parade' Warande, Turnhout, BE

2012
Visual Fictions, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover , DE
Video Works. Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, IE
Sea of Tranquillity, Dirimart Garibaldi, Istanbul, TR
Sea of Tranquillity, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
Staging Silence, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL
Small Constructions, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AU
Sea of Tranquillity, Centro de Arte, Burgos, ES

2011
Sea of Tranquillity, Art Unlimited – Art 42 Basel, Basel, CH
Sea of Tranquillity & Staging Views, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, CH
Extensions, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL
Sea of Tranquillity, argos, Brussels, BE

2010
Loop 10, Barbier-Mueller Museum, Barcelona, ES
Sea of Tranquillity, Le Grand Café - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, FR
Silent Movie, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, New York, US
Staging Silence, The Armory Show Galerie Ron Mandos, New York, New York, US
Rooms, Quai n°1 (within the framework of the biennial festival IMAGES), Vevey, CH

2009 
Staging Silence, Galleria Continua, Beijing, CN
5 Sculptures, ArtBankingClub, Moscow, RU 
Circumstances, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, LT
Staging Silence, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, DE
Staging Silence, CC Strombeek, Grimbergen, BE
Location (6), Art Unlimited, Art Basel 40, Basel, CH
In Silent Conversation with Correggio, Galleria Borghese, Rome, IT
The Room Series, Art Amsterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Paradigms, curated by_vienna 09, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

2008
Extensions (part 2), ShContemporary, Galerie Krinzinger, Shanghai, CH
Location (6), Westergasfabriek, Holland Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Circumstances, Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts, Stavanger, NO
Extensions, M/ Treasury of Saint Peter, Leuven, BE

2007
All together now..,Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Extensions, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Treasury of Saint Peter, Leuven, BE

2006
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Viafarini, Milan, IT
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venetïe, IT
Tables.., Gallery Krinzinger, Wenen
Family (scenes and scenery), Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussel, BE

2005
T-Mart, MuHKA, Antwerpen, BE
In their minds…, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Meanwhile…, Museum of Contemporary Art, Den Haag, NL
Location (5), 300m2 Solo installation, Art Unlimited, Basel, CH
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show,Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL
Loss, galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, FR

2003
My brother’s garden, Xavier Hufkens, Brussel, BE

2001
Hans Op de Beeck Solo show, Hales Gallery, London, UK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2017
‘Hörliga Bilder’, Konsthallen Blå Stället, Gothenburg se
‘Glasstress Boca Raton’, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
‘Artapes’, MAXXI, Rome, it
‘L’attention au réel - Art flamand et hollandais’, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Caen, fr
‘Les dix ans du Prix de dessin contemporain de la Fondation Daniel et Florence Guerlain’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, fr
‘Kunstenfestival Watou’, Watou, be
‘De Favoriete Werken van het Publiek: Lievelingen van Charlotte Bik’, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
‘Celibataire Divas’, Hedendaagse kunst in Herkenrode Refuge, Hasselt, be
‘L’Été photographique de Lectoure 2017 - Cette réalité qu’ils ont pourchassée’, Centre d’art et de photographie de Lectoure, Lecoutre, fr
‘The Other Side – Tales from the Unconscious’, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, de
‘Dia Sotto le Stelle’, Busto Arsizio, IT 

2016
‘Devine Decadence’, Kasteel Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, BE
‘2050. Breve storia del futuro’, Palazzo Reale, Milano, IT
Walk the line: drawing through in contemporary art’, Bernal Espacio, Madrid, ES

2015
‘Moving Image, festival’, Le Gaité LYrique, Paris, FR
‘Visual Deception II’, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, JP
‘Le Fil Rouge’, Espace Louis Vuitton , Munich, DE
‘Out there – Video Art, New Media & Photography on landscapes in Public Space’, Rotterdam, NL
‘The Importance of Being...’, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CU
‘All the world’s stage: works from the Goetz Collection’, Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid, ES
‘Happy Birthday’, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
‘The Great 8’, Mons European Capital of Culture, Mons, BE
‘Glastress 2015 Gotika’, Berengo Studios, 56th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, IT
‘Proportio’, 56th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
‘2050 – A Brief History of the Future’, Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels, BE

2014
‘Museum to Scale 1/7’, The Naples Museum of Art, USA
‘The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias #1’: Cartagena, COL
‘Cineramabc’, filmfestival, Balneario Camboria, Santa Catarina, BRA
‘Visual Deception II’, Hyogo Perfectural Museum of Art, Kobe, JP
‘Passions Secrètes’, Lille 3000, Tripostal, Lille, FR
‘Tag-Ten’, Hiroshi Art collection, Matsumoro Museum, Matsumoro, JP

2013
The Great Magic’: Selected Artworks from the Unicredit Art Collection, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, IT
‘The Gesamtkunstwerk Project’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, AU
‘Ulysses’, FRAC PACA, Marseille, FR
‘HEIMsuchung’, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, DE
‘Indomania’, Europalia.India, BOZAR, Brussels, BE
‘Dance’, permanent installation at Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp, BE
‘Die Form ist uns Geheimnis / Form is Mystery to Us’, Staedtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, DE

2012
‘Fantastic. Lille3000’, Euratechnologies, Lille, FR
'Vanitas. Contemporary Reflections’, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU
‘Into the Labyrinth’, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

2011

‘One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy’, La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale Novissimo, Venice, IT
Art video 2011’, MIAMI Beach, Miami, USA
‘Dessiner – Tracer: Watercolors’, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, Calais (FR)

2010
‘Open Archive#2’, Argos, Brussels, BE
‘The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – 2’, CC Mechelen, BE
‘Resonance’, Bund#18, Shanghai, CN

2009
Staging Reality, video and dance performance with Michael Lazic. Antwerp-Berchem, BE
Collection XXIII, MuHKA, Antwerp, BE
A Story of the Image, Shanghai Art Musseum, Shanghai, CN

2008
Le temps sensible - Video des monats, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AU
nach/sichten - Selected works from the Goetz Collection, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, DE
Singapore Biennale 2008: Wonder, Marina Bay, Singapore
Unmoved, Galleria Continua, Beijing, CH
Variable Capital, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, UK
Arts Towada - Location (5) -permanent installation of 'Location (5)'-, Towada Art Centrum, Towada, Japan
Garden Eden - The garden in art since 1900, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
No Place - like Home. Perspectives on Migration in Europe, argos, Brussels, BE
Doing it my way. Perspectives on Belgian Art, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, DE
Wandering in Contemporary Video Art, Magazzini del Sale - Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, IT
Du dessin à l'animation du dess(e)in, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, FR
Tangled Up In You. Connecting, Coexisting, and Conceiving Identity, 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US
Le Dessin Eveillé, Frac Picardie & Maison de la Culture, Amiens, FR
Car Culture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, US

2007
De Ontdekking van de Traagheid, KW14, Den Bosch, NL
The Leading Thread, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos (CAB), Burgos, ES 
(Title to be confirmed), ARARIO Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

2006
Analog Animation 2006, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, US
6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CN
Version Animé - Biennale des nouveaux medias, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Genève, CH 
Art Video Lounge (Curatorial Programme), Art Basel, Basel, CH

Miami Beach 2006, Miami, FL, US

2005
Visionary Belgium, curator Harald Szeemann, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussel, BE
En Attent, Casino Luxembourg - forum d’art contemporain, Luxemburg 
The MARTa Herford Collection, MARTa, Herford 
NIGHT SITES, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, BE  

2004
All that useless beauty, Whitechapel, Project Space, London, UK
100 % Acid Free, White Columns, New York, NY

2003
Breaking Away, P.S.1-MoMA, New York, NY
Silent Wandering..., Postbahnhof Am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, DE 

2002
BIG Torino 2002, International Biennial of Young Art ‘Big Social Game’, Torino, IT
Printemps de Septembre, Presentation of 7 video-installations, Festival, Toulouse, FR