Luc Tuymans

Belgium 1958

New European Painting, Figurative Art

Luc Tuymans
Luc Tuymans
January 27, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Dealing with collective or personal memory in the work of Luc Tuymans represents a focal point of his art and was a pioneering task in regards to a painting of the second half of 20th century. To be more accurate, he belongs to the generation of artists who were pushing the boundaries in favor of this media, barely a decade after the emergence of conceptualism which rejected any form of traditional art. Tuymans’s approach introduced the other side of reality articulation and it seems as if the origin of the phrase politics of memory can be found in his work.

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Luc Tuymans – The Rabbit, 1994 – image via

From Film Back To Painting

Luc Tuymans is born in 1958 in Antwerp. His mother’s family fully supported Dutch resistance and hid refugees, while his father kept a secret for years of his brother being members of Hitler Youth. Tuymans started studying at the Sint-Lukasinstituut in Brussels in 1976. In his formative years, while working as a guard for Railway Company in Budapest, the artist saw and became completely fascinated with the series of El Greco paintings which somehow determined him to become a painter. Tuymans switched schools in order to find himself, so from 1979-80 was involved with fine arts at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels and at the Koninklijke Academie Voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp studied for two years. Unsatisfied with painting, at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels he studied art history for four years and was dazzled by experimenting with video and film till 1985.

Economic brush strokes and forms are Tuymans signature

On twitter you can contact his home gallery to use images in terms of their policy
Luc Tuymans – Conference room, 2010 – image via

Establishing Authentic Style

Although the whole body of Tuymans’s work can be categorized as figurative, the very use of sparsely-colored technique made them being often perceived as abstract. That can be discussed but only on the purely aesthetical ground, since the concept behind the works is always thoroughly thought in rather strong socio – political direction. Yet, it is exactly this ambiguity that makes them so staggering and exceptional. The preparation for the process is embedded in vast research and covers different visual materials from including drawings, photographs, and film stills and can last months, even years. Commonly, the motifs are almost washed away and formed as specific signifiers of various phenomena. The way Tuymans performs the drawing is reminiscent of both Flemish Old Masters and mass media. By appropriating different compositional angles, fleet brush strokes of wet paint on wet paint, and out-of-focus framing, Tuymans creates blurry and almost delusional images of faded memories. He often produces series and all of his works are deeply rooted in a tenacious philosophical frame.

The lurk and unpleasant atmosphere

In privacy of his home studio Tuymans creates for several hours a day new works
Luc Tuymans – Allo! II, 2012 – image via

The Choice of Themes

As it was already mentioned, Tuymans started working in the specific period where a traditional painting was not seen as the potent ground for delivering contemporary subjects. Nevertheless, Tuymans introduced a different conceptual approach since started processing rather painful chapters of our history. The very need to articulate the aftermaths of severe atrocities, colonization, political or religious extremism reveal that his general agenda is aimed at criticizing repressive political mechanisms or respectively any form of right wing practice, discourse or imagery. The critical discourse about the hypocrisy, fanaticism, racial intolerance the artist raises are more than relevant and call for constant debate, especially in the current state of contemporary societies.

Evoking deeply traumatic chapters of history

The materials he use are always different from photos, videos, to an other mass media
Luc Tuymans – Gaskamer (Gas Chamber), 1986 – image via

The Void Of Horror

Thematizing the trauma of World War II was of greatest importance for many artists of Tuymans generation like Anselm Kiefer or Gerhard Richter. Yet, the way he personally chose to articulate it was by far the approach which went on dealing with the thesis of Europe’s psychological breakdown. Those paintings are almost dried out depictions of gas chambers, clothes, body parts or in a more symbolical manner a portrait of Heinrich Himmler, leading member of Nazi party, or Albert Speer, architect of the Third Reich. Whether it is just an object or a person, Tuymans skillfully and with great effort undermines the banality of evil.

In 2005 Condoleezza Rice was ranked as the most powerfull woman in the world

In privacy of his home he applies his own policy which is close to New York
Luc Tuymans – Secretary of the state, 2005 – image via

Luc Tuymans at The Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel

In 2001 at the prestigious Venice Biennale, Tuymans presented himself with the series of paintings which critically dealt with a history of Belgian imperial rule in the Congo. Especially, the portrait of Patrice Lumumba, a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected leader of the Congo as prime minister, stood up from the whole constellation. After showing these intense works by deploying the subject of an aftermath of colonization, Tuymans became labeled as a political artist. The artist was not very fond of this label, so the following year at Documenta 11 he showed a simple still-life executed on a massive scale regardless of social and political upheavals of the time. That was a deliberate decision in order to ignore all possible references so that led to negative critiques from both public and art professionals.

The gap between figuration and abstraction

Luc Tuymans – Turtle, 2010 – image via

Curatorial And Pedagogical Activity of Luc Tuymans

Besides his ongoing painterly practice, Luc Tuymans was involved in curatorial several curatorial projects and has organized a series exhibitions and following programs. Among the most important ones is the one done for the inaugural Bruges Central art festival in Bruges in 2010-11, where Tuymans was co-curator, and a notable exhibition Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya. A Shock to the Senses done for Albertinum in Dresden in 2013. The artist is a current lecturer and engaged in pedagogical work especially at Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, where he mentored and significantly influenced emerging painters.

Luc Tuymans is constantly questioning the ideological matters

Luc Tuymans – A Belgian Politician, 2011 – image via

Accusations of Plagiarism

Interestingly, in In January 2015, the artist was accused of plagiarism. Apparently, he used the photograph of Katrijin Van Giel as the basis for his painting A Belgian Politician made in 2011. It was a portrait of a Belgian right-wing politician Jean-Marie Dedecker. Despite claiming it was an act of appropriation and that the painting was a critique of what does that figure represents, the court found Tuymans guilty. Later that year, the artist and the photographer came to the confidential solution of the out-of-court settlement.[1]

Admittable effort to maintain painting progressive

In the terms of the technique Tuymans takes on simple brush strokes and purified forms
Luc Tuymans – Intolerance, 2015, Installation view – image via

The Established Art Practice of Luc Tuymans

Over the years, Luc Tuymans has become acclaimed on the academic level after receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Antwerp. His contribution to the art is immense and that became an official reasoning of Belgium government so in 2007 the state honored Tuymans with the high-rank title of Commander, Order of Leopold. Additional recognition came in 2013 in the form of amfAR Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS for his continuous support of amfAR’s programs. The number of collections which included his works is huge spanning from New York’s MOMA, over Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent, to Centre Pompidou in Paris, just to mention the few. Finally, it is not only the decisiveness to remain loyal to painting that made Tuymans one of the greatest contemporary painters, rather it is the constant focus on the importance of the message the artist is eager to deliver. The continuous task to alarm us of all the horridness of what nationalism is and can be suggested that art should not just be the mere expression of pleasant patterns, forms, and thoughts, yet it should serve as a tool for emancipatory processes and betterment of society.[2]

Luc Tuymans lives and works in Antwerp.


  1. Carvajal, D. (2015): Belgian Artist’s Painting Infringes Upon Photographer’s Work, Court Rulese, Artsbeat, [January 28, 2017]
  2. Eastham, B. Selfies: A Necessary Realism: Interview with Luc Tuymans, Apollo Magazine, [January 28, 2017]/li>

Featured image: Luc Tuymans in his studio – image courtesy of David Zwirner gallery
All images used are for illustrative purposes only

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015The Shore (forthcoming)David Zwirner, Londonsolo
2014Graphic Works - Kristalnacht to TechnicolorThe Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Pacificsolo
2014Northwest College of ArtPortland, Oregon solo
2014DE. FI. CIEN. CY: Andrzej Wróblewski, René Daniëls, Luc TuymansArt Stations Gallery, Poznań, Polandgroup
2014Execution of MaximilianMead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, Englandgroup
2014Happier than the Morning SunSies + Höke, Düsseldorfgroup
2014Secret Passions: Private Flemish Collectionslille3000, Lille, Francegroup
2014Unstable Places: New in Contemporary ArtThe Israel Museum, Jerusalemgroup
2013Marlene Dumas,Luc Tuymans: TwiceZeno X Gallery, Antwerpgroup
2013Nice. Luc TuymansThe Menil Collection, Houston solo
2013The SpillWako Works of Art, Tokyo solo
2013The Summer is OverDavid Zwirner, New Yorksolo
2013Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of RealityVictoria Miro, Londongroup
2013Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and AwardsAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters, New Yorkgroup
2013The Garden of DiversionSifang Art Museum, Nanjing, Chinagroup
2013On PaperCentro de Arte Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spaingroup
2013Opening New SpaceZeno X Gallery, Antwerpgroup
2012AlloDavid Zwirner, Londonsolo
2012AlloMestrovic Pavilion, HDLU, Zagrebsolo
2012Luc Tuymans - Roger Vandaele: Graphic Works 1989-2012Brooke Alexander, New Yorkgroup
2012Paul Thek and Luc Tuymans: Why?Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlingroup
2012Art and PressMartin-Gropius-Bau, Berlingroup
2012Contemporary Galleries: 1980 - NowThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2012Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the SFMOMA CollectionSan Francisco Museum of Modern Artgroup
2012De Nieuwe Gouden EeuwSint-Bernardusabdij, Bornem, Belgiumgroup
2012Der unbewachte Augenblick … die kontrollierte Unkontrolliertheit beim ZeichnenIKOB - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen, Belgiumgroup
2012Ecce Homo. De Heilig-Bloedprocessie van MeigemMuseum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Deinze, Belgiumgroup
2012Paintings from the Rubell Family CollectionFundación Banco Santander, Boadilla, Spaingroup
2012Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty YearsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yorkgroup
2012Sammlung Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Ausgewählte Werke von Carl Andre bis Sergej JensenKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germanygroup
2012Sidetracks. Painting in the Paramodern ContinuumStavanger Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norwaygroup
2012Struggle(s)Maison Particulière, Brusselsgroup
2011Retratos y vegetaciónCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain solo
2011The Twenty Seventh of January Two Thousand and ElevenZeno X Gallery, Antwerpsolo
2011Alice in WonderlandTate Liverpool, England group
2011Collection XXVII: East from 4 24Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerpgroup
2011Contemporary Collecting: The Judith Neisser CollectionThe Art Institute of Chicagogroup
2011Het onbewaakte moment #2Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgiumgroup
2011The House Without the DoorDavid Zwirner, New Yorkgroup
2011Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the CollectionLos Angeles County Museum of Artgroup
2011Jeff Wall: The Crooked PathPalais des Beaux-Arts, Brusselsgroup
2011MMK 1991-2011: 20 Years of PresenceMuseum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurtgroup
2011Poland – Germany: A 1000 Years of Art and HistoryMartin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin group
2011Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA CollectionSan Francisco Museum of Modern Artgroup
2011Tra - Edge of BecomingPalazzo Fortuny, Venice group
2011Undeniably meGalerie Rudolfinum, Prague group
2010CorporateDavid Zwirner, New Yorksolo
2010Luc Tuymans: Selected EditionsBeLa Editions Gallery, Brusselssolo
2010Luc Tuymans in Dallas CollectionsDallas Museum of Art solo
2010Act V: Power AloneWitte de With, Rotterdamgroup
2010Act VII: Of Facts and FablesWitte de With, Rotterdamgroup
2010BabelFonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, Francegroup
2010CélébrationFonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, Francegroup
2010Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone CollectionThe Art Institute of Chicagogroup
2010Fokus Lodz Biennale 2010Muzeum Miasta Lodz, Lodz, Polandgroup
2010Just Love Me: Regard Sur Une Collection PrivéeMusée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourggroup
2010UltraMegaLoreModemuseum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgiumgroup
2010(when will they finally see) The Power of DrawingGalerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerpgroup
2009Luc TuymansWexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio solo
2009Against the DayWiels Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels solo
2009Absence is the Highest Form of PresenceMuseum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium group
2009Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings CollectionThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2009FadingMuseum van Elsene, Brusselsgroup
2009For the Use of Those Who SeeKW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlingroup
2009Galaxy: A Hundred or So Stars Visible to the Naked EyeBerkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, Californiagroup
2009Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault CollectionPalazzo Grassi, Venicegroup
2009Private UniversesDallas Museum of Artgroup
2009Undeniably me. 1309 FacesKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germanygroup
2008Forever: The Management of MagicDavid Zwirner, New Yorksolo
2008Luc Tuymans: The Occupied HeartGalleri Star, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norwaysolo
2008Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angelesuseum of Contemporary Art, LAgroup
2008Der eigene Weg: Perspektiven belgischer Kunst-Doing It My Way: Perspectives in Belgian Art Museum Küppersmuhle für Moderne Kunst, Duisberg, Germanygroup
2008Die Hände der KunstMARTa Herford, Herford, Germanygroup
2008Eric Fischl, James Turrell, Luc Tuymans, and their printer Peter KneubühlerGraphische Sammlung der ETH Zürichgroup
2008Faces and Figures (Revisited)Marc Jancou Contemporary, New Yorkgroup
2008The GalleryDavid Zwirner, New Yorkgroup
2008Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary ArtThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2008Honorons HonoréDe Garage, Mechelen, Belgiumgroup
2008InvolvedShanghART H-Space, Shanghaigroup
2008Lost Paradise: Der Blick des EngelsZentrum Paul Klee, Berngroup
2008Made in MunichHaus der Kunst, Munichgroup
2008NoLeftoversKunsthalle Berngroup
2008Passageworks: Contemporary Art from the CollectionSan Francisco Museum of Modern Artgroup
2008PopEye: The Art of Music, the Music of ArtOude Gevangenis, Hasselt, Belgiumgroup
2008Regarde de tous tes yeux, regarde: L’art contemporain de Georges PerecMusée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France group
2008Verkommene Söhne: Mißratene Töchter: 1978-1982Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germanygroup
2007EndeKabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany solo
2007I Don’t Get ItMuseum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerpsolo
2007Les RevenantsZeno X Gallery and Zeno X Storage, Antwerpsolo
2007Luc Tuymans: RetrospectiveMűcsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapestsolo
2007A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters from Antwerp, part of the JUBILEE: 20 years at MuHKAMuseum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp group
2007A travers le miroir (le secret): Oeuvres de FRAC AuvergneEcuries-Musée d’Art et d’Archéologie d’Aurillac, Clermont-Ferrand, Francegroup
2007Cadeaux d’amis: Een homage aan Jan HoetUniversiteit Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgiumgroup
2007Critical Mass: 20 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle BernDie Sammlung, Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern 6group
2007De Cirkel, Roger Raveel MuseumMachelen-Zulte, Belgiumgroup
2007Doppelgänger: The Double of RealityMuseo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spaingroup
2007Eyes Wide Open: New to the Stedelijk Museum & The Monique Zajfen CollectionStedelijk Museum, Amsterdamgroup
2007Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of ArtDallas Museum of Artgroup
2007I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton in Contemporary ArtCheim & Read, New Yorkgroup
2007MARTa schweigt - Garde le Silencele Silence te Gardera, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germanygroup
2007Old SchoolHauser & Wirth, Londongroup
2007The Painting of Modern LifeThe Hayward Gallery, Londongroup
2007Painting Now. Back to FigurationKunsthal Rotterdamgroup
2007Scenes and Sequences: Peter Blum Edition, New YorkAargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerlandgroup
2007SlowZ33, Hasselt, Belgiumgroup
2007Speeltijd-Play TimeKoninklijk Atheneum Berchem, Antwerpgroup
2007Wako Works of Art: 15 Years, Part IIWako Works of Art, Tokyogroup
2007What is Painting? Contemporary Art From the CollectionThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2007Works on PaperZeno X Gallery and Zeno X Storage, Antwerpgroup
2006Luc Tuymans: Dusk-PenumbraMuseu Serralves, Portosolo
2006Portraits: 1975-2003Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Genevasolo
2006RestorationWako Works of Art, Tokyosolo
200625 Years at Zeno X GalleryZeno X Gallery, Antwerpgroup
2006Africa RemixMori Art Museum, Tokyogroup
2006Back to the Figure-Zurück zur FigurKunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munichgroup
2006DarkMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdamgroup
2006Diagnose (Kunst): Die Medizin im Spiegel der zeitgenössische KunstContemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany group
2006Essential PaintingNational Museum of Art (Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan), Osakagroup
2006Extremities: Flemish art in VladivostokMuseum Artetage, Vladivostok, Russiagroup
2006Imagination Becomes Reality V: CrossroadsSammlung Goetz, Munichgroup
2006Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global RealismVilla Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italygroup
2006LeeftijdgenotenRoger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgiumgroup
2006Nichts, Nothing, Nada, RienSchirn Kunsthalle Frankfurtgroup
2006Os anos 80: Uma topologia The 80s: A TopologyMuseu Serralves, Portogroup
2006Out of Time: A Contemporary ViewThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2006Politische WahrheitenHeidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germanygroup
2006Spurensuche: Vergessen und Erinnern in der GegenwartskunstKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germanygroup
2006Street: Behind the ClichéWitte de With, Rotterdamgroup
2006Tokyo Blossoms: Deutsche Bank Collection Meets Zaha HadidHara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyogroup
2006Une simple question de temps: Conversation entre les collections du FRAC Auvergne et du Musée CrozatierMusée Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay, Francegroup
2006Von der Abwesenheit des Lagers: Reflexionen zeitgenössischer Kunst zur Aktualität des ErinnernsKunsthaus Dresdengroup
2006Vous êtes iciFonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, Francegroup
2006We Humans are Free: From the Collection of S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent Twenty-first Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japangroup
2006Where Are We Going? Selections from the François Pinault CollectionPalazzo Grassi, Venicegroup
2005Les cinq anneauxcarlier | gebauer, Berlinsolo
2005Les Gilles de BincheZeno X Gallery, Antwerpsolo
2005Luc Tuymans: DruckgrafikKunstmuseum Bernsolo
2005Luc Tuymans: The Go-BetweenCompton Verney House, Warwickshire, Englandsolo
2005ProperDavid Zwirner, New Yorksolo
2005Collectiepresentatie XIII - LUZMuseum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerpgroup
2005Drawing from the Modern: 1975-2005The Museum of Modern Art, New York group
2005Early WorkDavid Zwirner, New Yorkgroup
2005Monopolis - AntwerpenWitte de With, Rotterdamgroup
2005(my private) HeroesMARTa Herford, Herford, Germanygroup
2005Pijn, La douleur, PainMuseum Dr. Guislain, Ghentgroup
2005Shadow Play: Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art, an homage to Hans Christian AndersenKunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmarkgroup
2005Kunsthallen Brandts KlædefabrikOdense, Denmark group
2005Contemporary ArtMuseum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorfgroup
2005Soul: Bezielde Kunst-Inspired Art, GrootseminarieBruges, Belgiumgroup
2005The Triumph of Painting: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition of the Saatchi CollectionSaatchi Gallery, London group
2005Visionair België-La Belgique visionnaire. C’est arrivé près de chez nousPalais des Beaux-Arts, Brusselsgroup
2005War Is Over, 1945-2005: The Freedom of Art from Picasso to Warhol and CattelanGalleria d’Arte Moderna, Bergamo, Italy group
2004Luc Tuymans, Display Room 2Saatchi Gallery, Londonsolo
200426th São Paulo Biennial: Território Livre-Free TerritoryPavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulogroup
2003The ArenaKunstverein Hannoversolo
2003The Ambiguity of the ImageArt Athinai, Athensgroup
2002NiksZeno X Storage, Antwerpsolo
2002Dear Painter, Paint MeCentre Georges Pompidou, Parisgroup
2001Mwana Kitoko: Beautiful White ManBelgian Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale: Plateau of Humankind, Venicesolo
2001The Beauty of Intimacy: Lens and PaperGemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands group
2000InsolenceWako Works of Art, Tokyosolo
200012th Sydney BiennaleSydneygroup
1999Am HorizontKaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany group
1999The PassionThe Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublinsolo
1998DelayedAnders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Swedensolo
1998Artist’s Proof, Künstlerisch ErprobtKaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany group
1997IllegitimateZeno X Gallery, Antwerpsolo
19974th Lyon Biennale: L’autre-OtherLa Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France group
1996The HeritageDavid Zwirner, New Yorksolo
19964x1 im AlbertinumGemäldegalerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresdengroup
1995The AgonyGalerie Foksal, Warsawsolo
1995Ars 95: Private-PublicMuseum of Contemporary Art, Helsinkigroup
1994At RandomZeno X Gallery, Antwerpsolo
1994Eight Rooms for PaintingGalleri F15, Moss, Norwaygroup
1993IntoleranceZeno X Gallery, Antwerpsolo
199375 Jahre Kunsthalle Bern, Bild des Monats im KunstmuseumStiftung Kunsthalle Berngroup
1992Der diagnostische BlickZeno X Gallery, Antwerpsolo
1992AccrochageZeno X Gallery, Antwerpgroup
1991DisenchantmentOntchoocheling, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerpsolo
1991AccrochageZeno X Gallery, Antwerpgroup
1990Luc TuymansProvinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostend, Belgiumsolo
1990Kunstwerken verworven door de Vlaamse Gemeenschap in 1988-1989Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Leiestreek, Belgium group
1989A Place in the SunRuimte Morguen, Antwerpsolo
1989Wahrheit und Dichtung: Vier Aus Antwerpen Gallery Maerz, Colognegroup
1988Josefine c’est pas ma femmeRuimte Morguen, Antwerpsolo
1988Doodgewoon, Beelden van de dood in de actuele kunst, met een terugblik op Ensor en RopsCultureel Centrum de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium group
1985Belgian Art ReviewPalais des Thermes-Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgiumsolo
1978Lijn - Kleur - VolumeStudio van de Passage, Brusselsgroup