Biography

  • MICHAEL VAN DEN ABEELE
  • Born in 1974, lives and works in Brussels
  • SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
  • 2017
    We already exist., Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
  • 2016
    p p p punctual, Galerie Levy Delval, Brussels
    RELAX, Galerie Trampoline, Antwerp
    Roman, Studio 54/More Publishers, Brussels
    Opacity please, Museum M, Leuven
  • 2013
    Habitat Wheel, galerie Elisa Platteau, Brussels
  • 2011
    Sentinel, Elisa Platteau & cie galerie, Brussels
    Perennial (with Arnaud Hendrickx and Richard Venlet), WIELS, Brussels
  • 2010
    Fimbulvetr (with Harald Thys), Etablissement d’en face, Brussels
  • 2009
    Bonus malus (with Arnaud Hendrickx); Netwerk; Aalst (Belgium)
  • 2008
    It’s Character Forming, EAC les Halles, Porrentruy, Jura, CH
  • 2007
    Meat Me, Second Room, Brussels
  • 2006
    Ashstrays, Le Bonheur, Brussels
  • 2003
    Viva Romantica; NICC Free Space – KMSK (museum of fine arts), Antwerp
  • 2002
    Le vent à double tranchant, Archetype, Kanal 11, Brussels
  • 2000
    Michael Van den Abeele, Etablissement d’en face, Brussels
  • SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
  • 2016
    The Squater, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
    Rien ne va plus, Museum van Elsene, Brussels
    Furniture Sculpture, Hugo Voeten Art Center, Heretals, (Belgium)
    Everything Architecture – OfficeKGDVS, BOZAR, Brussels
    Mindfabric, Institut du Karton, Avenueb de Jette, BE
  • 2015
    The Pump, RCA, London
    Words aren’t the thing, CAC Vilnius, LT
    The Belgians, BOZAR, Brussels
    Facing you, curated by Vaast Colson, Kunsthuis Geel (Belgium)
    Celluloid Brushes, Culturgest, Porto
    Intersections (with Jonas Locht, invited by Komplot), Art Rotterdam
  • 2014
    Flora Hauser, Maria Tamiguchi, Michael Van den Abeele, Ibid.projects, London
    Around the corner, Maison Grégoire, Brussels
    Small museum for the American Metaphor, REDCAT, L.A
    De Vierkantigste Rechthoek, KADE, Amersfoort (NL)
    Exhibition-copy and More, Frans Masereel centre (Belgium)
    Credit to the Edit, CNEAI, Paris
    Granfaloon, CCHasselt (Belgium)
  • 2013
    Route16 -Public spaces for private experience, Mechelen (Belgium)
  • 2012
    Vinyl in the Atelier, MuZEE, Ostend (Belgium)
    Hospitable Plains part 1, BAF, Brussels
    Un-Scene II, WIELS, Brussels
  • 2011
    Will and Objecthood, Gallery D.O.R. Brussels
    A Clock Running on Mud, Galeria Stereo, Poland
    Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2010
    Public Private Paintings, MuZee, Oostende (Belgium)
    Art Basel/Liste, Gallerie Elisa Platteau, CH
    Sovereign Art Prize, Barbican Centre, London
    Summer show, Galerie Elisa Platteau, Brussels
    Eva Berendes / Michael Van den Abeele, Galerie ElisaPlatteau, Brussels
    Chipka, Kunstcentrum Netwerk, Aalst (Belgium)
  • 2009
    Después del Arte, Lugar, Centro de arte contemporàneo, Havana, Cuba
    Opus –1, LLS 387, Antwerp
    Rencontres Internationaux, experimental video-festival, Madrid
    Isomosis, performance-festival, Etablissement d’en face, Brussels
  • 2008
    Rencontres Internationaux, experimental video-festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris
    Curiosität, group exhibition, gallerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels
    Art is my playground, Kucuk Ciftlik Amusement Park, Istanbul
    Rencontres Internationaux, Berlin
    With Brussels from Love, VanAbbe Museum, Eindhoven (NL)
    It’s not fait, le monde est arbitraire, Huis Van Winckel, Dendermonde (Belgium)
    CAC, Museo de Arte Moderno Toluca, Mexico
    Europa Vostra, gallery Trafu, Budapest, Hungary
    Losing Control, de Garage, Mechelen (Belgium)
  • 2007
    Project pour un Temple, Huy (Belgium)
    Rencontres Internationaux, Centre Pompidou, Paris
    18, l’Observatoire, Maison Gregoire, Brussels
    “Vanaf nu!..”, LLS 387 (organised by Ulrike Lindmayer, Willem Oorebeek and Ricardo Brey), Antwerp
    Breughel’s View (part of Commitment), BKSM Mechelen (Belgium)
    GHB, Van Abbe museum, Eindhoven (NL)
  • 2006
    Choose Choice (with Jos deGruyter & Harald Thys), de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
  • 2005
    Ambassador, Public> Paris, F
  • 2004
  • Shoner Wohnen, New center for contemporay art Waregem, curated by Moritz Kung (Belgium)
    Working ethics, Krinzinger Projecte, curated by Philip Pirotte, Vienna
  • 2003
    Participant of the PS1 contemporary art center, studio program, NY-USA
    ‘split pick up’, a group-project with A. Hendrickx, G. Lester, B. Rebetez & K. Dedecker, STUK, Leuven
  • 2002
    Permanent installation at the ‘house of Flemisch representation in Paris’, Paris
    Haunted house of Arts, Gallery Outline, Amsterdam
    Paysage, Botanique, Brussels
    Paramount Basics (extended), Muhka, curated by Richard Venlet and Moritz Kung, Antwerp
  • 2001
    Flat Space, architecture & virtual space, de Witte Zaal, Ghent
    Parcours d’incidents, de Ateliers, Amsterdam
    Prix du Jeune peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux Arts (BOZAR), Brussels
    2000
    Orbis Terrarum, Plantyn-Moretus museum, curated by Moritz Kung, Antwerp
    Bubbles in Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels
    3-ness, Museum Dhont-Daenens (MDD), curated by Edith Dove, Deurle (Belgium)
    SubRosa, Ateliers Iternationaux d’Alsace et de Lorraine, curated by Eva Gonzales Sancho, Phalsbourg (France)
  • RECIDENCIES
  • 2008
    Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2003
    PS1, contemporary art center, studio program, NY-USA
  • 2000
    Artist residence in France “Ateliers Iternationaux d’Alsace et de Lorraine” (France)
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • 2017
    Forked Apologies, Michael Van den Abeele, FOREST publications and Etablissement d’en face, Brussels, ISBN 978-90-826-8860-3
    This Sporting Life, catalog text on the work of Peter Wächtler, in The Absent Museum (WIELS, director Dirk Snauwaert, Mercatorfonds, 2017)
  • 2016
    This Sporting Life, catalog text for the work of Peter Wächtler, in Kunstpreis Böttcherstraße Prize Bremen 2016 (Kunstverein Bremen, 2016)
  • 2015
    Night Soil, exhibition text; Stoneware Murals; Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels, 2015
    The Self-Signal of Dreaming, exhibition text; The Pump (group-exhibition), RCA London, 2015
  • 2014
    Break On Through, exhibition text; Circulus Maximus; Wim Goossens, Arnaud Hendrickx; M HKA, Antwerp, 2014
    A H Q P, exhibition text; A Hidden Quiet Pocket; Shelly Nadashi; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels, 2014
  • 2013
    Team Darwin / 24 Pages, edited by Manuel Burgener, 2013
    Gazebo, catalog text for a collaboration between Michael Van den Abeele and Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, in Route N16, Public Places for Private Experiences (Art Paper editions, 2013).
    Never Odd or Even, catalog text for Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, OPTIMUNDUS (Sternberg Press, 2013)
    MVdA in Conversation with SHK, exhibition text; Tweemaal door de blinden; Steinar Haga Kristensen; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels, 2013
  • 2012
    A Toast to the Ghost, the Host, Michael Van den Abeele, publication, Galerie Elisa Platteau, WIELS, 2012
    Panorama, commissioned for the hors-série #10 edition by Richard Venlet (MOREPublishers, 2012)
    Michel Auder, exhibition text; Michel Auder; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels, 2012
    The Clock, exhibition text; OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels, 2012
  • 2011
    Haider’s last musings, YEAR, David Evrard, 2011
    Invocatie van de Mimoide, Michael Van den Abeele, 2011
    Not All That is Dark is Thereby Deep, on the work of Danai Anesiadou, published in A Prior Magazine 21 (2011). Translated from the Dutch by Beth O’Brien
  • 2010
    Prophets in an Irreverent World, exhibition text; Prophets in an Irreverent World; Abel Auer; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels, 2010
    Head of Wantastiquet: Dead Seas, liner notes for the vinyl and CD album Dead Seas by Head of Wantastiquet (Conspiracy Records, 2010)
    Invocation of the Mimoid, catalog text for Boris Rebetez; Anticipation (Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Edition Fink, Verlag für zeitgenössische Kunst, 2010). Translated from the Dutch by Beth O’Brien
  • 2009
    Pandemonium, exhibition and booklet text for the exhibition “Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys” (Culturgest, Lisbon, 2009).  Translated from the Dutch by Jodie Hruby
    Mixed Media, Martinis Misanthropy, exhibition text; Denoting Frenzy; Jurgen Ots; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels, 2009
  • 2008
    Gorilla, exhibition text; Gorilla; Timothy Stappaerts; Etablissement d’en face, 2008
  • 2006
    Phantasmagoria, exhibition text; Phantasmagoria; Leen Voet; Etablissement d’en face, 2006