(b. 1959 in Knokke, Belgium)
Lives and works in Paris and Liège.
Represented by Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc (Paris).
Studied at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris (1989–90).
Young Belgian Painters Award (Brussels Centre for Fine Arts) in 1988.
Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s Awards in Palma de Mallorca in 2012.
In 2010–11, he was guest artist lecturer at the school Le Fresnoy.
He exhibited at Documenta IX in 1992, at the Biennales of São Paulo in 1994, Lyon in 1995, Sydney in 2002, Brussels in 2008, and at Nuit Blanche in 2013.
His work has been shown in institutions such as the Tate Gallery and the Royal College of Art in London; the Pompidou Centre in Paris; the Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels and of Charleroi, and the Musée du Grand-Hornu in Belgium; the Gemeentemuseum of The Hague, de Appel of Amsterdam, and Witte de Witt of Rotterdam in the Netherlands; and the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, among others.
Besides In Situ, his work has also been shown in the following galleries: Marconi (Milan), Massimo Minini (Brescia), Albert Baronian (Brussels), Modulo (Lisbon), Produtzenten (Hamburg), Yvon Lambert (Paris) and Tania Rumpff (Haarlem).
He has carried out public art commissions for: the Manufacture des Gobelins, the Royal Palace of Belgium, the Tramway of Paris and Nantes, Place Goldoni in Paris, the Brussels Parliament, the Ministry of Education of the Flemish Community, the Toulouse Metro, the Collégiale Sainte-Waudru in Mons, the Théâtre de Liège in Belgium, the Cities of Sittard, Maastricht and Amstelveen in the Netherlands, the University of Metz, and the Théâtre des Abesses in Paris, among others.
He has realized specific projects for the Fondation Cartier, Nina Ricci, Kenzo, Novotel and Coca-Cola.
In France, his works are held in the public collections of the Pompidou Centre, FNAC, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, and the FRAC collections of the Pays de la Loire, PACA, Bourgogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Alsace and Picardie.
He has also carried out projects focusing on works from private or public collections for Galerie Yvon Lambert, the New National Museum of Monaco, the Pompidou Centre, the Museum of Ostend, the Paris Museum of Modern Art, the Mudam in Luxembourg and the LaM in Villeneuve d’Ascq.
The musical theatre project Oskar Serti, produced by the Klangforum Wien Orchestra, was presented at the Konzerthaus of Vienna and at the Philharmonic Orchestras of Cologne and Luxembourg.
His scenography for the opera Les Aveugles (The blind) by Maurice Maeterlinck (with music by Daan Janssens) was presented at La Monnaie in Brussels (Malibran Hall), deSingel in Antwerp, the Concertgebouw in Bruges and the Vooruit in Ghent.
His live art projects Les vies en soi (Lives per se) have been performed at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, the Pompidou Centre in Metz, the Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art of Saint-Étienne, Strasbourg, Ostend and Luxembourg, the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, as well as the Théâtre de la Bastille and the Théâtre de la Marionnette du Mouffetard in Paris, La Ferme du Buisson, Le Granit in Belfort and La Filature in Mulhouse, among others.
The anthology Le voyage en Belgique (Travelling in Belgium) was published in Robert Laffont’s Bouquins series (2019), and the trilogy Le Diable Abandonné (The forsaken devil) was published by MeMo in Nantes (2007–09).
In 2007 he joined Le Corridor, a creative centre for the performing arts based in Liège.