Bio

 

Studies
1963-1970 Fine arts and painting, at the local academy ‘Gemeentelijke Academie voor beeldende kunsten’ Markt 24, 2400 Mol, Belgium.
1967-1970 Secondary arts education school, ‘Heilig Graf, secundair onderwijs, vrije beeldende kunst’ Patersstraat 26, 2300 Turnhout, Belgium.
1970-1973 Higher arts education school ‘Sint-Lukas Brussel, Hogeschool voor wetenschap en kunst’ Paleizenstraat 65/67, 1030 Brussel, Belgium.
Prizes
1970 Pro-civitate prize for painting.
Artist residencies and grants
1996 Artist residence sponsored by the Flemish government at Isola Comacina (Lake of Como,Italy).
2007 Artist residency sponsored by Flemish government at the ‘Cité Internationale des Arts’, 18, rue Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France.
2009 Artist residency, a three months during painting-act in an open atelier as a confrontation between the artist and his public. Sponsored by SmArt at LLS387, space for contemporary art, Lange Leemstraat 387, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium.
Exhibitions: painting, installation
1979 Performance and installation with “group of Hugo Roeland”, Kaaitheater, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Vaakstraat 81, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
1982 Solo exhibition, ‘Hate and Love’ , ‘Club Moral’, Kattenberg 122, 2200 Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium.
1983 Art event ‘Marchandise’ (cat.), Montevideo, Kattendijkdok – west, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
1986 Solo exhibition, ‘New Intimacy”, Beursschouwburg, A. Ortsstraat 20/28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
1986 Group exhibition “Hangar”, container installation: “Reconstruction”, Scheldekaaien, Antwerp, Belgium.
1986 Travelling group exhibition, “Punk Rest”, Flemish cultural centres of Belgium.
1987 Art happening, “The Red Wire” (cat.), “nude on easels”.
1987 Group exhibition “Eroticism”, art gallery Christ the Laet, Ernest Van Dyckkaai 19/20, Antwerp, Belgium.
1988 Arts centre Vooruit, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Ghent.
1988 Arts centre Vooruit, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Ghent.
1989 Solo exhibition, art gallery Inexistent, Volkstraat 45, Antwerp, Belgium.
1989 Group exhibition at art gallery “Materia”, centre Watou.
1989 Group exhibition “Collaboration”, at the art gallery Cockatoo incorporated, Launceston, Tasmania (Australia).
1993 Duo exhibition, atelier Elisabeth Lemahieu, Wolstraat 33, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
1994 Solo exhibition at art gallery B1, Vleminckveld 37, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
1995 Duo exhibition “the laboratory” at art gallery Lokaal O1, Verbrande Entrepotstraat, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
1998 Group exhibition “Chien square, dog carré”, at art gallery Factor 44, Bleekhostraat 44, 2140 Borgerhout, Belgium.
2001 Solo exhibition ‘San Primo’ at art gallery Wollondilly, Bredabaan 244, 2930 Brasschaat, Belgium.
2001 Participation in open workshops, Antwerp.
2001 Group exhibition “After 11-09-01”, at art gallery De Branderij, Bleekhofstraat 24, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium.
2002 Art event Bordello 1, art in the red district of Antwerp, 17 january, Belgium.
2002 Art event Bordello 2, art in the red district of Antwerp, 14 February, Belgium.
2003 Group event “State of things”, down-under paintings, at art gallery Factor 44, Bleekhostraat 44, 2140 Borgerhout, Belgium.
2003 Group exhibition “100th Anniversary of The Academie voor beeldende kunsten”, Markt 24/28, 2400 Mol, Belgium.
2003 Special exhibition, socio-cultural and congress centre Elzenveld vzw, Lange Gasthuisstraat 45, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
2004 Solo exhibition, at art gallery SMArt, Society of assistance to artists, Emile Féronstraat 70, 1060 Brussels, Belgium.
2005 Group exhibition, February 2005, “art chambers”, at art gallery Indian Caps, Engelse beurs 4, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
2005 Solo exhibition “I dreamt that I was sleeping …”, at art gallery Wollondilly, Wijngaardstraat 14, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
2006 Group exhibition “75 year of art at the school Heilig Graf”, v.z.w. Anastasis, Paterstraat 24, 2300 Turnhout, Belgium.
2007 Solo exhibition “Landscapes from Italy”, at art gallery Ruimte Van der Voort, Vleminckveld 76, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
2007 Group exhibition “Ensemble(s) II”, at the art gallery of the Cité international des arts, 18, rue Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France.
2008 Group exhibition “Union Match”, v.z.w. Anastasis, Paterstraat 24, 2300 Turnhout, Belgium.
2009 Solo exhibition, “Little Red Riding-Hood and the Women Portrait” at the art gallery GyGa, V.U. Gynaika vzw, Lange Leemstraat 94, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
2009 Group exhibition, “Youth sins”, LLS 387, Lange Leemstaart 387, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium and at HEDAH, center for contemporary art in Maastricht, The Netherlands
2009 Installation, “The Easel”, a four months during painting-act, phase 1 of The Hills Hoist Project, LLS 387, Lange Leemstaart 387, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium.
2009 Group exhibition “De Wolkenbreiers & Donkey Brassband & 100 artists”, at Ottilia Pribilla Gallery, Kronenburgstraat 21, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
2011-2012 Solo exhibition, “Paintings” at the Rode 7, Sint-Jansplein 7, 2060 Antwerpen, Belgium.
2015 Group outdoor exhibition “A Suivre / Wordt Vervolgd… een wilde tentoonstelling”, by ToT, Tenace on Tour and Chris Straitling, ‘The dépendance interdépendante du bureau Gruzemayer’, at Port De Plaisance, Péruwelz, Belgium
Career
1973-1978 Art teacher, at the secondary school ‘Gemeentelijke Vespertekenschool’, Boerenkrijglaan 23, 2260 Westerloo, Belgium.
1974-1975 Coloriste, animation films studio, ‘SND Valisa Films’ at the film: ‘Tarzoon , shame of the jungle’ by Picha, Brussel, Belgium.
1976-1979 Museum guide and art teacher, Royal Museum of Fine Art, ‘KMSKA’, Leopold De Waelsplaats, Antwerp, Belgium.
1978-1982 Own graphic design office for illustration and silkscreen, ’The Black Ink’, Kammenstraat, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
1982-1984 Layout and illustration, magazine ‘Flair’, T.U.M. editor, Jan Blockxstraat 7, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium.
1985-1995 Art director, lifestylemagazine, Weekend-Knack, Style-Trends, Roularta Media Group, Brussels Media Center, Raketstraat 50, 1130 Brussels, Belgium.
1995-2000 Graphic editor, newsmagazine Knack, Roularta Media Group, Brussels Media Center, Raketstraat 50, 1130 Brussels, Belgium.
2002-2007 Art teacher, Royal Museum of Fine Art, ‘KMSKA’, Leopold De Waelsplaats, Antwerp, Belgium.
2007-2010 Art teacher/painting and group projects, social & cultural meating center from the city of Antwerp, ‘Het Stadsmagazijn’, Keistraat 5/7, Antwerp, Belgium.
 2011-2016  Full time artist in own atelier