HANS OP DE BEECK

Hans Op de Beeck studied at the high school of arts Sint-Lukas in Brussels and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, and he now operates from Brussels. As a multi-disciplinary artist he makes use of various media, like video, sculptural installations, photography, text, animation and drawings. The medium is carefully selected, always looking for some kind of parallel world, an ageless nowhere. The world as Op de Beeck presents it is an unheimisch no man’s land, in which there is hardly any room left for human beings. Thematically he is looking for a (spiritual) ’being in transit’, an in-between, seemingly without reason, the restrained, the chaos of the undefined. He has exhibited, among other places, at PS1 – MoMA (New York), MACRO Future (Rome), The Drawing Center (New York), the GeM museum of Contemporary Art (The Hague), Towada Arts Center (Japan), Whitechapel (London), Kunstverein Hannover and Galery Xavier Hufkens (Brussels) and participated in the 6th Shanghai Biennale and the Singapore Biennale 2008. In 2001 he won the prestigious Prize for Young Belgian Painters. In 2006 he was awarded with the Price Eugène Baie.

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