Curriculum - Stefaan van Biesen

 

Curriculum

 

Resume activities:

Co-founder and president of VZW RASA [art education for youngsters] (1994-1999).

 

Co-founder and member of the Milena principle [international independent art platform, since 2000]. Curator Artemis Potamianou (MOMA NY & Tate London UK), who is currently based in Athens, considers the Milena principle as one of the 49 most important independent art platforms from all over the world, distinguishing themselves by working on unconventional ways and by establishing unexpected and influential debates on art. [the Milena principle was selected by Artemis Potamianou for the Athens Art Fair, ART-ATHINA 2014. Platforms project].

 

Member of China Blue & WIT Urban Team ⋈ Warp Coup de Ville [since 2010]. President of the Foundation van Biesen-Mestdagh [since 2005].

 

Works in several private collections and museums in Europe, Brazil and China. Soundscapes and compositions for teather plays, choreograhphy, performances, art video and international sound art events.

 

 

 

Group and solo-exhibitions + individual projects.

 

2017:

[Urban Emptiness Network] NeMe Arts Centre Limassol Cyprus 03.02 > 01.03.2017.

[Athens Animfest 2017] Athens Greece 16.03 > 22.03.2017.

[Buiten de Context] Kunstenhuis Harelbeke Belgium 14.04 > 14.05.2017.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Letters to a tree] OLVG School Melsele Belgium 19.03 > 23.03.2017.

 

 

 

2016:

[Urban Emptiness] Exhibition Sculpture Court of the ECA Main Building Edinburgh Scotland UK 2016.

[Urban Emptiness] QO2 Brussels Belgium 2017.

[Platform Project-Art Athina 2015] the Milena principle Art Athina Athens Greece.

[Sensing Silence] EMST - National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens Greece 24.05.2016.

[The Diogenes Variations] Sculpture Court ECA Main Building ⋈ University Edinburgh Scotland 16.02.2016.

[Unisono] Sculpture Court ECA Main Building College of Art ⋈ University Edinburgh Scotland 16.02.2016.

[Becoming Invisible] Skype conference TAF & Metasitu ⋈ Athens Greece 04>17.04.2016.

[Sentimos] Galerie S&H De Buck ⋈ Ghent Belgium 02.09.2016>09.10.2016.

[Buiten De Context] Autism and Identity ⋈ CC Ter Vesten Beveren Belgium 15.10.2016 > 06.11.2016.

[95@] 95 jaar KWKK ⋈ Vierkante Zaal Sint Niklaas Belgium 11.12.2016 > 08.01.2017.

 

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Breathe] soundscape walks of Marielys Lely Burgos [Puerto Ricco] ⋈ Athens Greece 23>30.05.2016.

[Philocthetes 2016] 5 pieces of sound - travelling theater play by Sissy Papathanassiou ⋈ Athens Greece 2016.

[Passages] exhibition historical place of La Romieu France.

 

 

 

2015:

[Urban Rituals/Resounding Cities] Wall installation ⋈ Belas Artes University Lisbon Portugal.

[Urban Rituals/Resounding Cities] Urban Sound Project Metamatictaf The Art Foundation ⋈ Athens Greece.

[Platform Project-Art Athina] the Milena principle at Art Athina Athens Greece. [curator Artemis Potamianou].

[B_Tour Festival] International Festival for Guided Tours ⋈ [04.06.2015] Leipzig Germany 2015.

[Sea born] video & performance for 'Invisible Cities' ⋈ Venice Giudecca Italy.

[Water Carrier] public talk & tea ritual 'Invisible Cities' ⋈ Italian Cultural Institute Athens Greece.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Hythlodaeus 2015] Utopia Grid Soundscape project for Cities and Memory ⋈ Oxford Uk.

 

 

 

2014:
[De Dweil als Alibi]
Alibi Genootschap ⋈ de Directeurswoning ⋈ CC De Spil Roeselare Belgium.

[Chlorophilia] Biodiversity Nieuwenhoven 2014 Sint-Truiden Belgium. [Curator Jos Herck].

[the Politics of the Heart] the Milena principle at Art Athina, Athens Greece. [curator Artemis Potamianou].

[Warum?] Ieder zijn oorlog ⋈ Zonnebeke Belgium. [curator Frans Vercoutere].

[Growing Silence & Fly Ways] Kunstenfestival Watou ⋈ Watou Belgium. [curator Jan Moeyaert].

[Splash] WARP art platform Antwerp Belgium. [curator Stef Van Bellingen].

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Dementia (disambiguation)] Integration Hemera building Sint-Jan Baptist Zelzate Belgium.

[Water Carrier] Museu Nogueira da Silva - university of Minho Braga Portugal.

 

 

2013:
[A Balkan Tale]
[the Milena principle ⋈ several places in Europe] Goethe-Institut Athens Greece.
[the Killig Traject] [WIT Urban Team] Folkwang Universität der Künste & Karolin Killig ⋈ Essen Germany.
[Focus op 1]
[ambassadors - artists studied at SASK] CC Ter Vesten Beveren Belgium.
[Het paradijs - Le paradis - the paradise (II) ] 40 years S & H De Buck galery Ghent Belgium.
[the Listening City] [WIT Urban Team/the Milena principle] Dresden-Athens ⋈ Goethe-Institut Athens Greece.
[A knocking bird] [geolocated urban sound walk ⋈ WIT urban team & Escoitar.org]
CC Sint-Niklaas Belgium.

[Mind The Gap] [installation WIT urban team] WARP Sint-Niklaas Belgium. [curator Stef Van Bellingen].

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Wander Lust] S & H De Buck galery Ghent Belgium.

 

 



 

2012:
[Het paradijs - Le paradis - the paradise (I) ] 40 years S & H De Buck galery Ghent Belgium.
[Komeling II - to all new arrivals - room 43] OCMW Briels Beveren Belgium.
[Balkan Tales] [the Milena principle - several places in Europe] Goethe-Institut Athens Greece.
[360º travelling spaces] the Milena principle - Bienal do Livro e da Leitura, Brasilia Brazil.
[Bookshowbookshop] Be-Part [platform for actual art] Waregem Belgium. [curated by Johan Pas - Vaast Colson]
[Antártica] [videopoemas Geert Vermeire - Saramago Symphony] Saramago Foundation Lisbon Portugal.
[the Anatomy of Writing] [the book I am] the Milena principle National Museum Brasilia Brazil. [Geert Vermeire].
[Confrontaties] CC Ter Vesten Beveren Belgium. curator: Wim van Remortel [KWKK].

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[The Library of Walks] [first Land Art festival in Brazil] Jardim Botanico Brasilia Brazil.

[Sensitive islands - video] [Sinfo Saramago] Saramago Foundation Lisbon Portugal.

[Sensitive islands] [Spaziergangwissenschaft] installation Art Borgloon Belgium.

 

 




 

 

2011:
[Gallery S & H De Buck] Ghent Belgium. curator: Hermine De Groeve.

[Grunewald Variations] ECCO Espaço Cultural Contemporãneo, Brasilia Brazil. [the Milena principle].
[Out of Space] project qualified for grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2011 Lodz Poland. curator: Marta Szymanska.
[(no) Tour] soundproject Escoitar.org - the Milena principle / WIT, S.M.A.K. Ghent Belgium.
[Silence Project] the Milena principle at the University & College of Arts Athens Greece. [Yiannis Melanitis].
[Silence] Lectures the Milena principle at Cultural Art Center 'About' Athens Greece.
[Growing Silence] Goethe-Institut Athens Greece. [Eva Rembor].
[Accademia Dantesca Jahnishausen] Castle Jahnishausen Dresden Germany. [Christian Hardt: Der Wachsblock].
[Aberto Brasilia] Artfestival Brasilia, Brazil [ curator: Wagner Barja, director National Museum of Brasilia].
[METAforen] DACCA Temse (KWKK). curator: Jan Van Reamdonck.
[The Dürer Connection] [International Bienal of Poetry and Arts] National Library Brasilia Brazil.

[Liquid Islands] Video performance Venice Italy. The Milena principle.
[Beelden van hoop en wanhoop] CC Het Perron Ieper Belgium. curator: Frans Vercoutere.
[Flag art] Katho Kortrijk & Mu.Zee Ostend Belgium. [curated by Els Vermeersch & Phillip Van den Bossche].
[(no) Tour] [E-culture Fair - presentation project Geolated poetry] Ethias Arena Hasselt Belgium. [BAM].

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Water Carrier] Hidrodoe Watercentre Pidpa Herentals Belgium.

[the Go-between] Nogueira da Silva museum Braga Portugal. curator: Geert Vermeire: the Milena principle.

[the Space Between] Biscainhos museum Braga Portugal. curator: Geert Vermeire: the Milena principle.

 

 

2010:
[Uit het geheugen] Poetica Memoriae. Katho-Ipsoc Hogeschool Kortrijk Belgium. curated by Dr. Guislain Museum. [Skulls, skeletons & bones] contribution work (cover) catalogue Andromeda Hotel Ostend Belgium.
[Luggage Carrier] [ Exhibition of drawings ] Clube Litérario Gallery Porto Portugal.
[Gras dat verder groeit - Miniaturen] Museum Kortrijk 1302 Belgium. curator Hermine De Groeve.
[the Milena principle] [Exhibition of drawings & prints] Velha-a-Branca Cultural Centre Braga, Portugal.
[the Milena principle] [prints of past performances in Europe] Show Me Gallery, Braga Portugal.
[Luchtbespiegeling] Kunstpodium De Leegte, Nieuwolda Groningen the Netherlands. curator: Corma Pol (Nl).
[Coup de Ville] [WIT: Warp Intervention Team] Sint-Niklaas Belgium. curator Jan Hoet & Stef Van Bellingen. [Transmutações da paisagem] Encontros da Imagem Convent of Tibaes Braga Portugal. curator Geert Vermeire. [Mars op Oostende] Mu.Zee Oostend Belgium. curator Phillip Van den Bossche - Els Vermeersch.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[How long is now?] Nogueira da Silva museum & Biscainhos museum Braga Portugal.

[Traveling spaces] [drawings & prints past performances in Europe] Espaço Cultural Pedroremy, Braga Portugal.

[Grenzer] sculpture integration Beveren Belgium.

 

 

2009:
[Wandeling] Dacca Loft Temse Belgium. curator: Jacques Neve (KWKK).
[Ten Slotte] Wandelparcours actuele beeldende kunst, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Belgium.
[Uit het geheugen] Over weten en vergeten. Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent Belgium. curator: Patrick Allegaert.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[(w)eten] integration, Guislain Institute, archipl-architecten Patrick Lefebure, Ghent Belgium.

 

 

2008:
[Rewind] Vierkante Zaal Sint-Niklaas Belgium. curator: Filip Van de Velde (SMAK).
[Bezet] Budafabriek Kortrijk Belgium. curator: Els Vermeersch (Mu.ZEE).
[Natuurlijk] Hortus Botanicus Lovanienses, Leuven Belgium. curator: Ingrid Nackaerts.
[Mercie, Marie Petronelle] China Art Archives and Warehouse Beijing China. curator: Frank Uytterhaegen.
[De Tweede natuur] Halle-Zoersel, Belgium. Lia Schelkens.
[Mercie, Marie Petronelle] the Belgian Embassy Beijing China. curator: Frank Uytterhaegen (MCAF).
[Gras dat verder groeit - Miniaturen] De Doos CC Hasselt Belgium. curator Hermine De Groeve (S&H De Buck).
[Mater III] H. Magdalenachurch Bruges Belgium. YOT.

 

 

2007:
[Aardhaling] Dommelhof Neerpelt Belguim. org.: Kunst en Musea vzw.
[Gras dat verder groeit - Miniatures] library of the University of Ghent Belgium. S & H De Buck & Jozef Deleu. [Gepackträger (II)] the Milena principle, Werkstatt 3000 & house Thönges Stringaris Kassel Germany.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[De Sleep] integration, multimedia installation, healthcare centre De Sleep, Ghent Belgium.

[we are travelling spaces / stiltegebieden] gallery Stadsschouwburg, Kortrijk, Belgium.

[Head wanderer / Hoofdzwerver] gallery S & H De Buck, Ghent, Belgium.

[Het generfde veld / landaders] library & Geuzenhofpark Wetteren.

[Komeling / all new arrivals] sculpture Geboortepark Zwijndrecht, Belgium.

 

 

2006:
[Making sense in the City] Symposium Ghent University, Belgium.
[Embracing the obstacle] Bewegend beeld - Betoverd Bos & the Milena, St-Maria Aalter Belgium.
[Dots] Warp art-projects, Sint-Ni!klaas Belgium. curator: Stef Van Bellingen (Warp).
[Gepäckträger] the Milena projects, Amsterdam Netherlands.
[De onmogelijke tentoonstelling] 25 jaar Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel Belgium.
[gARTen] Triënnale contemporary sculpture. Destelbergen, Belgium.
[Econcerto] Natuurpunt, Biezenweide, Willebroek, Belgium.
[Nederland België-België Nederland] Fort Ellewoutsdijk Netherlands. curator: John Blaak (CBK Zeeland). [Gepäckträger' (how long is now?)] the Milena projects, Bellevue & Grunewald, Berlin Germany.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Her-steller] Een thuis voor een beeld - Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Massemem Wetteren Belgium.

 

 

2005:
[Een grenzenloos glooien] Magdalenakerk, Bruges, Belgium. YOT
[Les Ventinelles] Biennale d'art contemporain - edition Flandre, Anglet, France. curator: Christian Porré.
[Voorbij de Grens] De Markten, Brussels, Belgium. curator: Hermine De Groeve (S&H De Buck).
[Ventilatie] Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges, Belgium, Corpus 05. curator: Els Vermeersch (Mu.ZEE).
[Artificial landscape] Schuurlo Sint-Maria Aalter, Belgium. curator: Angelique Campens.
[L'intérêt du Dessin] Gallery R 53, Oostende, Belgium. curator: Roland Delbarge.

[Calle dei Amici] the Milena prnciple projects, Venice Italy.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[het Ene veld - zero point fields] gallery Het Vijfde Huis, Antwerp, Belgium.

[Grafting / de Ent] a sculpture for PVT 'De Ent', Torhout, Belgium.

[De generfde huid] CC Ter Vesten, Beveren Belgium.

[Skin, must learn how to breathe] library Zwijndrecht, Belgium.

[The Naumburg Variations] Naumburg and Weimar, Friedrich Nietzsche seminar, Weimar Germany.

 

 

2004:
[Voorbij de Grens] Museum Deinze en de Leiestreek, Deinze, Belgium. curator: Hermine De Groeve.
[Eclips] Bornem, Puurs, Willebroek, CC De Ster, Willebroek, Belgium. curator: Stef Van Bellingen.
[Voorbij de Grens] CC Hasselt, Belgium. curator: Hermine De Groeve (S&H De Buck).
[Zwischenräume] Hamburg, Germany. curator: Dagmar Detlefsen.
[Dag van de kunstuitleen] Kunst in huis, Antwerp, Belgium. curator: Raf Coenjaerts.
[Wereldstede] S.M.A.K. Gent, Belgium performance Julie Snauwaert, Geert Vermeire, Filip Van De Velde. [Signatures] Gallery De Witte Beer, Bruges, Belgium.
[Omtrent melancholie] De Campagne, Drongen, Belgium. curator: Filip Van de Velde.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Skin, must learn how to breathe] De Schrijnwerkerij, CC De Werft Geel Belgium.

[Obscured by thoughts] drawings/utopies - De Cuyper gallery, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

[Stiltegebieden-Approaching silence] gallery S & H De Buck, Ghent, Belgium.

[Signatures] De Witte Beer gallery, Bruges, Belgium.

 

 

2003:
[Beelden tussen hemel en aarde] (Between heaven and earth) Schildehof, Schilde, Belgium. Lia Schelkens.
[Verwantschappen] (Relationships) Beveren, Belgium. art & ecology for Natuurpunt.
[Uit hetzelfde hout gesneden] (Cut out off the same wood) Beeldig Hof Ter Saksen7, Beveren, Belgium.
[Lesensdel’amour] Arte, Kortrijk, Belgium. curator: Els Vermeersch.
[Voorbij de Grens] (Over the border) Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands. curator: Hermine De Groeve.
[Wabi-sabi project] Zingem, Belgium. curators: Angélique Campens, Tanguy Eeckhout, De Cordier.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Moving towards the circle] De Slang, Montanus Hotel Bruges, Belgium.

 

 

2002:
[Breugel en vandaag] (Breugel & Today) Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, Belgium.
[Verticale stromen] (Verticale streams) in situ installations, Bredene, Belgium. curator: Filip Van de Velde.
[Een beeld voor Vlaanderen] (A sculpture for Flanders) Kaprijke, Belgium.

 

 

2001:
[Hommage Michel Seuphor] mail-artproject Borgerhart Antwerp, Belgium.
[De Tweede natuur] (The second Nature) Halle-Zoersel, Belgium. Lia Schelkens.

 

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Het Archief] (The archive) installation City Archive of Sint-Niklaas ,Vlaamse open Archievendag, Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000:
[In beeld gebracht. Art against injustice] Willemsfonds, Belgium. curator: Ernest Van Buynder.
[Sculpture gallery Lia Schelkens] Halle-Zoersel, Belgium.
[Kunst voor kunst] (Art for art) Oude abdij van Drongen, Belgium. curator: Filip Van de Velde.
[Melancholia] H & S De Buck gallery - University of Ghent, Belgium. curator: Hermine De Groeve (S&H De Buck).

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Het gewicht van vuur] (The weight of fire) Kunstcentrum De Poort, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

 

 

1999:
[Dromen op pootjes] travelling exhibithion Rasa, Belgium.
[De tweede natuur] (The second nature) Halle-Zoersel, Belgium. Lia Schelkens.
[Insitu kunst- Cite groen] Internationale Triënnale, Borgloon, Belgium.
[Lesensdelamort] Kunstcentrum De Poort, Zonnebeke, Belgium. curator: Els Vermeersch.
[Fragmenten] (Fragments) traveling project De Kunstbank, Leuven, Belgium.
[Berchem. Speelt thuis!] CC Berchem, Belgium. curator: Griet Ivens.

 

 

1998:
[Still/Life (Nature Morte???)] P.A.R.K. 4D TV Amsterdam, Netherlands. curator: Johan Pas.
[7 tuinen, 7 kunsten] (7 gardens, 7 arts) Groeninstuif CC Schoten, Belgium.
[Uno sguardo sul giardino] Kasteel Aertrycke & CC de Brouckere Torhout, Belgium. curator: Valeria Tassinari.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Corpus] CC Ter Vesten, Beveren, Belgium.

[Een oor op het gras] (An ear on the grass) CC Lokeren Hof ter Beukenpark, Belgium.

[Het Land van Zijn, is] (The Land of Being, is) Galerij De Witte Beer, Bruges, Belgium.

[Groeipijnen] (Growing pains) Botha 25, Antwerp, Belgium.

 

 

1997:
[Nature Morte??] Leuven, Belgium. curator: Johan Pas.
[Ik ben een boom] (I am a tree) traveling artists project Rasa, Belgium.

[Buiten gewoon] CC Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. curator: Cathy Pelgrims.

[Natuur en industrie] (Nature en Industry) Belle Air CC De Ster, Willebroek, Belgium. curator: Griet Ivens. [Speelhoven ‘97] Domein Speelhoven, Aarschot, Belgium.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Inscripties] (Inscriptions) Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, Belgium.

[Unplug my sins] OC ‘t Waaigat, Burcht, Belgium.

 

 

1996:
[All’Antica] (Traces of the antiques) Sint Lucasgalerij Brussels, Belgium. curator: Johan Pas.

[De verdraaide materie] (The twisted matter) Vierkante zaal, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

[Index] (A story of hands) Vierkante zaal, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. curator: Stef Van Bellingen.

[Pas De Deux] Gynaika CC Harelbeke, Belgium.

[Hommage aan Marco Pellizzola] Merano, Italy.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[De Gastenkamer] (The Spare Room) a project in several private houses, Belgium.

 

 

1995:

[Handtastelijk] travelling exhibition Rasa, Belgium.

[Carton] Demedtshuis Wielsbeke, Belgium.

 

 

1994:

[Beeldende Sokkels] Antwerpen, Belgium.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Onbestemd is mijn vracht] CC De Ster Willebroek, Belgium.

[Binnenskamers] (Behind closed doors) Wissekerke Bazel, Belgium.

 

 

1993:

[Jordaenshuis] Antwerpen, Belgium.

[Doorlopend] Park Blauwendael, Waasmunster, Belgium.

 

[De Mythe van Vergankelijkheid] (The Myth of transitoriness) Salons Galerie, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

[Oorverdovend, de Stilte] (Deafening Silence) Salons Gallery, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. curator: Stef Van Bellingen.

 

 

1992:

[Salon] Salons voor Schone Kunsten, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

[Basiliek] Baasrode, Belgium. curator: Brigitte Van Schoor.

 

Solo exhibition or project:

[Tekeningen] (Drawings) Galerie 8 bij 3, Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands. curator: Hans Timmer.

 

 


 

 

 

Soundscapes

 

2015:

[Hythlodaeus 2015] Utopia Grid - Soundscape project for Cities and Memory ⋈ Oxford Uk.

 

 

2013:
[Metropolis] [WIT/the Milena principle] Folkwang Kunstuni & sound artist Karolin Killig Essen Germany.

 

 

2012:

[Balkan Tales] [the Milena principle - several places in Europe] Goethe-Institut Athens Greece.

[Fly Ways] [sound installation for 'Sensitive Islands' Art Borgloon & Manifesta9 Borgloon Belgium.

 

 

2011:

[The garden of E-] E culture Fair - the Milena principle / WIT-urban team, Escoitar.org, Hasselt Belgium.

[(no) Tours] contribution - the Milena principle / WIT-urban team, Escoitar.org, S.M.A.K. Ghent Belgium.

[Canto Indentro] soundtrack performance Academia Dantesca Jahnishausen - castle Jahnishausen Germany.

 

 

2008:

[Respect is my religion] 'Bezet' Budafabriek Wit.h Kortrijk Belgium. curator: Els Vermeersch (Mu.ZEE).

[the Mater-Variations] 'Mater III' H. Magdalenachurch Bruges Belgium. curated by Yot Bruges.

 

 

2006:

[Guardainfantes] 'Nederland België-België Nederland' Fort Ellewoutsdijk Netherlands. curator: John Blaak (CBK Zeeland).

 

 

2005:

[Wildemanskruid III] 'De generfde huid' CC Ter Vesten, Beveren Belgium. .

[Epice sauvage] 'Les Ventinelles' Biennale d'art contemporain - edition Flandre, Anglet, France. curator: Christian Porré.

[Vel(d)] 'Ventilatie' Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges, Belgium, Corpus 05. curator: Els Vermeersch (Mu.ZEE) & Wit.h.

 

 

1998:

[Wildemanskruid II] 'Corpus' CC Ter Vesten, Beveren Belgium.

 

 

1994:

[Wildemanskruid I] 'Onbestemd is mijn vracht' CC De Ster, Willebroek, Belgium.

 

 

 

©stefaan van biesen-annemie mestdagh 30.04.2017