Hans Op de Beeck

Belgium 1969

Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing


Hans Op de Beeck
Hans Op de Beeck
December 30, 2014

Hans Op de Beeck is a Belgian visual artist born in 1969 in Turnhout. He attended Higher Institute Sint-Lukas in Brussels, and received his MA in Visual Arts in 1996.

Hans Op de Beeck has developed his career through international exhibitions over the past ten years. His work consists of sculptures, installations, video work, photography, animated films, drawings, paintings and writing. It is his quest for the most effective way of presenting the concrete contents of each work that determines the medium that the artist ultimately selects. The scale can vary from the size of a small watercolor to a large, three-dimensional installation of 300 square meters. The artist not only uses a very wide variety of media, but also deliberately employs a diversity of aesthetic forms, ranging from an economical, minimalist visual language to overloaded, exaggerated designs, always with the aim of articulating the content of the work as precisely as possible. Thematically, the work concentrates on our laborious and problematic relationship with time, space and each other. Op de Beeck shows the viewer non-existent, but identifiable places, moments and characters that appear to have been taken from contemporary everyday life, aiming thereby to capture in his images the tragicomic absurdity of our postmodern existence. Key themes are the disappearance of distances, the disembodiment of the individual and the abstraction of time that have resulted from globalization and the changes to our living environment, that developments in media, automation and technology have brought about. Hans Op de Beeck sometimes calls his works “proposals”. They are irrefutably fictional, constructed and staged, leaving it up to the viewer whether to take the work seriously, as a sort of parallel reality, or immediately to put it into perspective, as no more than a visual construct. His work is nourished by an interest in social and cultural reflection. The artist also questions the difficult relationship between reality and representation, between what we see and what we want to believe, between what is and what we create for ourselves in order to make it easier to deal with our own insignificance and lack of identity. The visual output of that investigation often produces slumbering, insidious, melancholy and astonishing images.

Hans Op de Beeck received several awards for his work, some of which are, Catholic University of Leuven Culture Prize in 2009, Eugène Baie Prize in 2006 and Prix Jeune Peinture Belge in 2001.

Hans Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2015(un)möglich! Künstler als ArchitektenMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2015Hans Op De Beeck - PersonnagesDomaine départemental de Chamarande - Centre d'art contemporain, ChamarandeSolo
2015Kochi-Muziris BiennaleKochi-Muziris Biennale, MumbaiGroup
2015Bäume in der zeitgenössischen KunstALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad HomburgGroup
2015Memory PalaceCAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OHGroup
2015Alles schön und gut‽Herbert-Gerisch Stiftung, NeumünsterGroup
2015Days of Endless MeHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DCGroup
2015The Sea - The Other LandscapeBRANDTS , OdenseGroup
2015The Sea - The Other LandscapeBrandts Museet for Fotokunst, OdenseGroup
2014Hans Op De Beeck - The Night Time Drawings'Galleria Continua, BeijingSolo
2014Hans Op de Beeck - Staging Silence (2)MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland,Cleveland, OHSolo
2014Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2)MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MASolo
2014Future FictionsZ33, HasseltGroup
2014Der Leone Have Sept CabeçasCrac Alsace, AltkirchGroup
2014AddendaMusée de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame à la Rose, LessinesGroup
2014Daring to ask - Collisions with the Collection MartaMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2014Einblicke in die Sammlung WemhönerSammlung Wemhöner, BerlinGroup
2014Family Matters - Portraits and experiences of family todayCentro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina (CCCS), FlorenceGroup
2013Hans Op de Beeck. Metropolitan scenesMuseum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA,ArnhemSolo
2013Hans Op De Beeck - ParadeGalleria Continua - Le Moulin, Boissy-le-ChâtelSolo
2013Hans Op De Beeck - ParadeDe Warande, TurnhoutSolo
2013CrescendoACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VICGroup
2013SchneeweissMarc de Puechredon, BaselGroup
2013La Grande Magia. Opere scelte dalla Collezione UniCreditMAMbo - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, BolognaGroup
2013Donation Florence Et Daniel GuerlainCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2013What is Missing?Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (KCCC), KlaipėdaGroup
2013UlyssesFRAC - Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, MarseilleGroup
2013Die Form ist uns GeheimnisStädtische Galerie Nordhorn, NordhornGroup
2013Artificial AmsterdamDe Appel arts centre, AmsterdamGroup
2013Baza(A)R Belg(I)ËCENTRALE for contemporary art, BrusselsGroup
2013StillRLB Kunstbrücke, InnsbruckGroup
2013Emscher KunstEmscher Kunst, EssenGroup
2013My Little ParadiseMiddelheim Museum, AntwerpGroup
2013Weg van Vlaanderen (Swept Away by Flanders. Contemporary Flemish Landscapes)Argos,BrusselsGroup
2013Weg Van Vlaanderen - Hedendaagse Vlaamse LandschappenDe Warande, TurnhoutGroup
2013HEIMsuchung - Unsichere Räume in der Kunst der GegenwartKunstmuseum Bonn, BonnGroup
2013Heimsuchung Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg Group
2013Loop selection ICasal Solleric, Palma de MallorcaGroup
2013FaÇons D’endormisFondation Francès, SenlisGroup
2013Bon TravailArgos, BrusselsGroup
2013Lo Parcial Como Significativo - Colección Caja De Burgos-CaixabankCentro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA), MadridGroup
2013Light of DayTransformer Station, Cleveland, OHGroup
2013Ffwd  rewCentre Culturel Les Chiroux, LiègeGroup
2012Hans Op de Beeck - visual fictionsKunstverein Hannover, HannoverSolo
2012Hans Op De BeeckButler Gallery, KilkennySolo
2012Sea Of TranquilityDirimart, IstanbulSolo
2012Sea of TranquillityNational Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), BucharestSolo
2012Hans Op de Beeck - Small ConstructionsGalerie Krinzinger, ViennaSolo
2012About StupidityThe Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach TikvaGroup
2012Apo-CalypseAncienne usine d'argenterie Béard, ClarensGroup
2012Into the LabyrinthGarage Rotterdam, RotterdamGroup
2012Mmmmmmmm.......!Centre d'art contemporain de Pontmain, PontmainGroup
2012Family PortraitCarriage Trade, New York City, NYGroup
2012c´est la vie - Das ganze Leben - Der Mensch in Malerei und FotografieDeutsches Hygiene Museum, DresdenGroup
2012Where is the Time?Foundation Isolyatsia Platform for Cultural Initiatives, DonetskGroup
2012Pop-up, Liens artistiquesMusée d'Ixelles, BrusselsGroup
2012Resonance And SilenceSammlung Goetz, MunichGroup
2012Klang und Stille – Sammlung Goetz im Haus der KunstHaus der Kunst München, MunichGroup
2012Beaufort 04Beaufort Triennale, OostendeGroup
2012Cer variabilCollectors House, HeerlenGroup
2012The UncannyNusser & Baumgart, MunichGroup
2011Hans Op de Beeck - Sea of TranquillityCAB Centro de Arte Caja Burgos, BurgosSolo
2011Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity & Staging ViewsKunstmuseum Thun, ThunSolo
2011Almost TangibleARARIO GALLERY (BEIJING), BeijingSolo
2011Hans Op de Beeck - Sea of TranquillityArgos, BrusselsSolo
2011Swells and ExtensionsMuseum het Domein, SittardSolo
2011BAH pop up 1BAH- Belgian Art house, LeuvenGroup
2011Dessiner - Tracer : watercoloursMusee des Beaux-Arts de Calais, CalaisGroup
20116 X Rijksakademie Alumni - RONMANDOSAmsterdam, AmsterdamGroup
20113rd Athens Biennale 2011 - MONODROMEAthens Biennial, AthensGroup
2011MärklinWorldKunsthal KAdE, AmersfoortGroup
2011Exposition Celebration(s)Argos, BrusselsGroup
2011Small Medium LargeDonjon de Vez, VezGroup
2011Colección Sánchez-Ubiría. Pulso XxiMuseo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander (MAS), SantanderGroup
2011Car Culture. Medien Der MobilitätZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe,KarlsruheGroup
2011Time And PlaceKunsthalle Detroit, Detroit, MIGroup
2011TRA. The edge of becomingPalazzo Fortuny, VeniceGroup
2011Almost TangibleArario Gallery Beijing, BeijingGroup
2011Our House In The Middle Of Our StreetMaison des Arts de Malakoff , MalakoffGroup
2011Things are Queer - Highlights der Sammlung UniCreditMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2011The Half-Shut Door: Artists' SoundtracksSE8, LondonGroup
2011Mise A L'eau - Aquarelles ContemporainesMaison de la Culture Namur, NamurGroup
2010Black Box: Hans Op de BeeckHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DCSolo
2010Still LifesRONMANDOS, AmsterdamSolo
2010Sea of Tranquility - Le Grand CaféCentre d'art contemporain de Saint-Nazaire, Saint-NazaireSolo
2010Still LifesGalleria Continua, San GimignanoSolo
2010Silent MovieMarianne Boesky Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2010Hans Op de Beeck - Works on Paper & VideoXavier Hufkens, BrusselsSolo
2010The Power of DrawingGeukens & De Vil, Knokke-HeistGroup
2010Alter Nature: We CanZ33, HasseltGroup
2010PastPresentFuture – UniCredit Koleksiyonu’ndan Bir SeçkiYapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Art Gallery, IstanbulGroup
2010SPHÈRES 2010Galleria Continua - Le Moulin, Boissy-le-ChâtelGroup
2010Let´s DanceMusée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne MAC Val, Vitry-sur-SeineGroup
2010Terre Vulnerabili – a growing exhibitionHangarBicocca | spazio d’arte contemporanea, MilanGroup
2010Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale - Kunst-Werke BerlinKW Institute for Contemporary Art , BerlinGroup
2010Collector’s Items No.2: High Drama: Works from the Collection of Hugo & Carla BrownThe Dutch Cultural Pop-Up Space, LondonGroup
2010ABC - Contemporary Art from BelgiumLe Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains,TourcoingGroup
2010The Good, The Bad & the UglyCultuurcentrum Mechelen, MechelenGroup
2010Resonance - New Media Art Week18Gallery Shanghai - Bund18, ShanghaiGroup
2010Coup de VilleWARP, Sint-NiklaasGroup
2010Aichi Triennal 2010 - Arts and CitiesAichi Triennal, NagoyaGroup
2010Summer Interval '10Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, DusseldorfGroup
2010The Facebook ShowMuseum of New Art - MONA, Pontiac, MIGroup
2010fast forward 2. The Power of Motion - Media Art Sammlung GoetzZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2010Panorama 12 - Le FresnoyStudio national des arts contemporains, TourcoingGroup
2010Vexations and Video ArtBeton7, AthensGroup
2010Que du Papier. - L.A.C.Lieu d'Art Contemporaine, SigeanGroup
2010The Casini Cruise II - Appr.Ardi Poels Projects, RijckholtGroup
2010Beeld verplaatstMuseum Meermanno, The HagueGroup
2010A Swiss Private Collection Mitterrand+cramer, art advisory, GenevaGroup
2009Hans op de Beeck - CIRCUMSTANCES  ARTscape (Belgium) European Capital of Culture project- GALERIJA VARTAI, VilniusSolo
2009Hans Op de Beeck - Staging SilenceBaukunst Galerie, CologneSolo
2009HANS OP DE BEECK - Staging SilenceGalleria Continua, BeijingSolo
2009GAGARIN The Artists in their Own WordsSMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GhentGroup
2009Sphères 2009Galleria Continua - Le Moulin, Boissy-le-ChâtelGroup
2009From Memory. About knowing and forgettingMuseum Dr. Guislain, GhentGroup
2009Auto. Sueño y materiaCA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, MadridGroup
2009Almost Cinema 2009Vooruit Arts Centre, GhentGroup
2009Pittoresk - Neue Perspektiven auf das LandschaftsbildMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2009Discovering SlownessChinese European Art Center (CEAC), XiamenGroup
2009Cargo cargo manifest cargo visionAutocenter, BerlinGroup
2009Fantastic Illusions-Media Art Exhibition of Chinese And Belgian ArtistsMOCA Shanghai,ShanghaiGroup
2009Artists of Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy, Part 1)Burger Collection, BerlinGroup
2009A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters From AntwerpNational Museum of Singapore,SingaporeGroup
2009Summer ShowXavier Hufkens, BrusselsGroup
2009RetreatKunstfort Asperen, BeetsterzwaagGroup
2009In-finitumPalazzo Fortuny, VeniceGroup
2009AUTO. SUEÑO Y MATERIA - LaboralCentro de Arte y Creación Industrial, GijónGroup
2009SHILPA GUPTA, HANS OP DE BEECKGalerie Krinzinger, Vienna Group
2009A Story of the ImageShanghai Art Museum, ShanghaiGroup
2009ARTISTS OF THE GALLERY - A SPECIAL SELECTIONGalerie Krinzinger, Vienna Group
2009Argos open loungeArgos, BrusselsGroup
2009Argos - Open Lounge - Villa MerkelGalerien der Stadt Esslingen, EsslingenGroup
2009Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin - Kunst-Werke BerlinKW Institute for Contemporary Art , BerlinGroup
2008Hans Op de Beeck: CelebrationGalleria Continua, San GimignanoSolo
2008CircumstancesStavanger Art Museum, StavangerSolo
2008Singapore Biennale 2008Singapore Biennale, SingaporeGroup
2008COBRA TO CONTEMPORARY Artnews Projects, BerlinGroup
2008UnmovedGalleria Continua, BeijingGroup
2008Variable CapitalBluecoat Gallery, LiverpoolGroup
2008The Vernacular TerrainQUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLDGroup
2008No Place - like Home. Perspectives on Migration in EuropeArgos, BrusselsGroup
2008Die Hände der KunstMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2008Der eigene Weg - Perspektiven belgischer KunstMKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, DuisburgGroup
2008Erranti nella videoarte contemporanea - Magazzini Del SalePalazzo Comunale, SienaGroup
2008le dessin éveilléFRAC - Picardie, AmiensGroup
2008Tangled Up In You21c Museum, Louisville, KYGroup
2008Car CultureScottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZGroup
2007HANS OP DE BEECK - ExtensionsGalleria Continua, San GimignanoSolo
2007Hans Op de Beeck - All together now…RONMANDOS, AmsterdamSolo
2007Garten Eden. Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900Kunsthalle in Emden, EmdenGroup
2007Dealing with RealityMuseum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, ArnhemGroup
2007Art Summer UniversityTate Modern, LondonGroup
2007Een verhaal van het beeld (A story of the image)MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, AntwerpGroup
2007La città che sale - ARCOSMuseo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, BeneventoGroup
2007Paysages visions paradoxalISELP -Institute superieur pour l´etude du langage plastique,BrusselsGroup
2007Històries animadesCaixaForum Palma, Palma de MallorcaGroup
2007Nieuw CollectieStedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen en baron Caroly - Voorkamer, LierGroup
2007Imagination becomes RealityZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe,KarlsruheGroup
2007Histoires animéesLe Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, TourcoingGroup
2007El hilo conductor CAB Centro de Arte Caja Burgos, BurgosGroup
2007Our magic hourArario Gallery Cheonan, Cheonan-siGroup
2007Gala of the yearRONMANDOS, RotterdamGroup
2006Hans Op De Beeck - DessinGalerie les filles du calvaire, ParisSolo
2006HANS OP DE BEECK - tables... Galerie Krinzinger, ViennaSolo
2006Contos DixitaisCGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de CompostelaGroup
2006Spooky - the dark side of lightHet Gebouw, UtrechtGroup
2006Històries animadesSala Rekalde, BilbaoGroup
2006Version AnimeeCentre pour l'image contemporaine Saint-Gervais Genève, GenevaGroup
2006Twice DrawnThe Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College,Saratoga Springs, NYGroup
2006Mise en ScèneMama, Rotterdam Group
2006Mise en ScèneMAMAC Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, LiègeGroup
20066th Shanghai Biennale - Hyper DesignShanghai Biennale, ShanghaiGroup
2006SummerizeWorkplace Gallery, GatesheadGroup
2006Històries animadesCaixaForum Barcelona, BarcelonaGroup
2006Zwischen Körper und ObjektMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2006The collection XIV - spring 2006MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen,AntwerpGroup
2006Analog Animation - Selections Spring 2006The Drawing Center, New York City, NYGroup
2006Film - Still - LifeAtelier Josefa Sudka, PragueGroup
2006SingularGallery S.E., BergenGroup
2006Gala of the yearRONMANDOS, RotterdamGroup
2005Hans Op de BeeckHales Gallery, LondonSolo
2005HANS OP DE BEECK - BlenderGalleria Continua, San GimignanoSolo
2005Hans Op de BeeckNicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2005Recent acquisitions (Nieuwewin aanwinsten)Museum of Photography The Hague -Fotomuseum Den Haag, The HagueGroup
2005Night SitesKunstverein Hannover, HannoverGroup
2005Sammlung MARTa HerfordMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2005SENZA CONFINE (15th year) - SAN GIMIGNANOGalleria Continua, San GimignanoGroup
2005En Attente - Casino LuxembourgForum d'art contemporain, LuxembourgGroup
2005SoulMu.ZEE, OostendeGroup
2005ABC2004 city of letters T-Mart - Joost Zwagerman and Hans Op de BeeckMuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, AntwerpGroup
2004Hans Op de Beeck - LossGalerie les filles du calvairs, ParisSolo
2004Hans Op de Beeck - Meanwhile…GeM - Museum voor Actuele Kunst, The HagueSolo
2004100% acid freeWhite Columns, New York City, NYGroup
2004Voodoo ShitHales Gallery, LondonGroup
2004On PaperNicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2003Once upon a time…MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, AntwerpGroup
2003Opere In AbruzzoVistamare, PescaraGroup
2003Contour - 1nd Biennial for Video Art - ContourBiennial for Video Art, MechelenGroup
2003City Mouse Country MouseSpace 101, New York City, NYGroup
2003Intervallo N.1Vistamare, PescaraGroup
2003Gelijk het leven isSMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GhentGroup
2003Rijksakademie ShowVictoria Miro Gallery, LondonGroup
2002printemps de septembre - FragilitésPrintemps de Septembre, ToulouseGroup
2002the new agora (la nouva agorà) - CittadellarteFondazione Pistoletto, BiellaGroup

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Loss - Landscape
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Loss - Landscape , 2004Hans Op de Beeck33 x 48 cm Prints
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