Expositions

koen Vanmechelen

"Vision of the owl"

curated by James Putnam

08.09.2017 > 04.11.2017

Koen Vanmechelen

Belgian

August 26, 1965, Sint-Truiden (BE)


LABIOMISTA

Marcel Habetslaan 50
3600 Genk


Honors and Awards (selection)


Golden Nica Hybrid Art, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz (AT), 2013

Best Artwork Award, ISMB/ECCB, Berlin (DE), 2013 

Pavilion 0 Global Artist’s Award, Venice (IT), 2013

Doctor Honoris Causa UHasselt, Hasselt (BE), 2010
Honorary citizenship Sint-Truiden (BE), 2005


Exhibitions
Solo-exhibitions (selection)

2017

ETHIOPIA, CosmOpolitan Gallery, Genk (BE)

Protected Paradise, Palazzo Franchetti, La Biennale di Venezia (IT)

2016

ENERGY/MASS, Wasserman Projects, Detroit (US)

Planetary Community Chicken, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (ZW)

2015

This Is Not a Chicken, Het Domein, Sittard (NL)

LIFEBANK/AWAKENER, GLASSTRESS 2015 GOTIKA, 56th Biennial of Venice (IT)

Myths & Medicine, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke (BE)

2014

Darwin’s Dream, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London (UK)

Never Green - C.C.P., Rurart, Poitiers (FR)

La Génération Noble - C.C.P., Château de Chimay, Chimay (BE)

2013
Inception - C.C.P., Wasserman Projects, Detroit (US) 

Leaving Paradise, CONNERSMITH, Washington (US)

The Mechelse Styrian - 17th generation - C.C.P., Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana (SI) 

2012

COMBAT, Landcommandery Alden Biesen, Bilzen (BE) and Art gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder (BE)    

Hotel de Inmigrantes 2 – Cosmopolitan Stranger (Collateral Event Manifesta 9), Open University of Diversity, Hasselt (BE)

2011

Nato a Venezia, Collateral Event of 54th Biennial of Venice, Venice (IT)

Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, Art Labor, Shanghai (CN)

Breaking the Cage, IKOB, Museum of Contemporary Art Eupen, Eupen (BE)

2010 

14th Generation - Mechelse Silky, Himalayas Center, Pudong Shanghai (CN) 

Cosmopolitan Chicken – Diversity, Espace Européen pour la Sculpture, Parc Tournay-Solvay, Brussels (BE) 
    

Group exhibitions (selection) 

2017

GLASSTRESS, Boca Raton, Miami (US)

Force of Nature, The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London, (UK) 

Summer in the city, La Patinoire Royale, Brussels (BE)

Planetary Community Chicken, VII Socle du Monde, HEART, Herning, Denmark (DK)

Hair and Feathers, Musée de Flandre, Cassel (FR)

2016

AWAKENER/LIFEBANK, DordtYart, Dordrecht (NL)

Daydreaming With... Stanley Kubrick, Sommerset House, London (UK)

LUCY BOAR, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)

2015

Evolution of a Hybrid - CC®P, The Importance of Being..., Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana (CU), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires (AR), Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
Protected Paradise - C.C.P., Vienna for Art’s Sake, Winterpalais Prinz Eugen, Belvedere, Vienna (AT)
New Brood - C.C.P., Höhenrausch, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz (AT)
Under Pressure - C.C.P., Proportio, 56th Biennial of Venice, Palazzo Fortuni (IT)
Unicorn, Pro-Historic - C.C.P., Belgi. Barbi e Poeti, Musée d’Art Contemporain de la ville de Rome (IT)
Arena de Evolución, 12th la Bienal de La Habana (CU)
Cosmopolitan Chicken Kunde - C.C.P., Suriname Biennial, Moengo (SR)
Mechelse Cemani - CCP19, Human Parallels, 6th Hotel de Inmigrantes, Jogja Biennale (ID)
Labiomista, Exo-Evolution, Globale 2015, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe (DE)

2014

In Captivity, Genius Loci – Spirit of Place, Lisson Gallery & Berengo Studio, 55th International Architecture Biennale of Venice (IT)

Labiomista, The Green Light District, BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)
In Captivity, Glasstress Istanbul, Istanbul (TR)

Breaking the Cage - C.C.P., A touch of Steel, Klingenmuseum, Solingen (DE)
Bio-Care, An evening of Art and Science, Michigan, Detroit (USA)

In-Vetro – C.C.P., Museum to Scale 1/7, The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida (USA) 

2013

Leaving Paradise, Art Sanya, Hainan Island (CN)

Medusa – C.C.P., Wunderkammer, Academia Belgica, Rome (IT)

Under my Skin – C.C.P., Glasstress, Wallace Collection and London School of Fashion, London (UK)

CC®P – The Cosmopolitan Chicken, Cyberarts Festival, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz (AT) 
Evolution of a Hybrid, BEAF13, Bozar, Brussels (BE)
Note Book, Beit Ha’ir, Tel Aviv (IL)

Some Make-Some Take – C.C.P., Hotel de Inmigrantes 3, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover (DE)

Evolution of a Hybrid, Pavilion 0, Palazzo Donà, Biennial of Venice (IT)

Under my Skin and Patience - C.C.P., White light/White Heat, Glasstress, Biennial of Venice (IT) 

New Generation - C.C.P., Belgian Embassy (curated by Z33), The Hague (NL)

Protected Paradise, Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence (FR)
Spawn - C.C.P., Murano >< Merano, Glasstress, MERANO ARTE (IT)

Cosmopolitan Fossil, The Eggcord and In Transit - C.C.P., Kunstenfestival Watou (BE)

Inzicht and Coming World - C.C.P., Artzuid, Amsterdam (NL)
Modified Spaces - C.C.P., (Re)
source, Beelden op de Berg, Wageningen (NL)
Frantic – C.C.P., The exposition Vrouwenkuren, IPSOC and Dr. Ghislain, Kortrijk (BE)
Pro-Historic, ART COLOGNE 2013, Cologne (DE)

BRAFA 2013, Tour&Taxis, Brussel (BE)

2012

Hybridity in art and science – C.C.P., dOCUMENTA 13 (‘The Worldly House’), Kassel (DE)
Instead of sleeping, Glasstress Beirut, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (LBN)

Hotel de Inmigrantes – Cosmopolitan Stranger, Open University of Diversity, (Collateral event Manifesta 9) Hasselt (BE)

Entwined - C.C.P., Breaking the Mold, Glasstress, MADmuseum, New York (US)

Disabled – C.C.P., SCOPE NY, New York (US)

Coming World – C.C.P., Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou (BE)

2011

Modified Spaces – C.C.P., 4th triennial of Guangzhou, Guangdong Museum of Art (CN)

Genetic Freedom – C.C.P., Scenarios about Europe, GFZK, Leipzig (DE)

Glasstress, Venice Projects, Venice (IT), Oslo (NO)

2010 

Mediations Biennial Beyond Mediations, Tower of Babel, Poznan (PL)

The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project - Innovations and adaptation, Dak’Art Biennial, Dakar (SN)

The Cosmopolitan Chicken – Frozen Culture Balance, Mediations, National Museum Warsaw, Warsaw (PL)

Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)

Art Paris, Paris (FR)

Arco Madrid, Madrid (ES)

The Armory Show, New York (US)

Parallellepipeda, Museum M, Leuven (BE)

FADA Los Angeles Art Show 2010, Los Angeles (US)