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Selected works of Joris Van de Moortel
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Joris Van de Moortel


Born in 1983, Ghent, Belgium
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

Solo exhibitions

- This incomplete mythical world whose perfection lay outside it, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Cachivache Bugui Bugui as part of Baroque 2018 and Theodoor van Loon, A Caravaggist Painter..., Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
- European Son Raised Catholic, The Drawing Room, Manila, The Philippines

- Focus, Musée d’Ixelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
- Artist Commission in association with The Pink Floyd Exhibition , Liberty, London, UK

- Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
- Ça vous intéresse l'architecture? Botanics of sound in which wires get crossed and play..., Be Part, Waregem, Belgium
- Les Brasseurs, Liège, Belgium
- ARCO with Galerie Nathalie Obadia, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
- Spectra Enesemble and Filip Rathé play the music of Joris Van de Moortel SP (performance), Be Part, Waregem, Belgium
- Birds, Robin Hood, Acoustics, “Noise”, Notating, Detail. , Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- Pink Noises, SCAD Atlanta, Georgia, USA

- It’s no longer a thing but a performance group, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Scenography of AF Vandervorst (Fashion Show) and White light paint it white - Performance, Embassy of Belgium, Paris, France
- Performance, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
- Rotten sun - Art Untitled with Denis Gardarin Gallery, Art Untitled - Miami Beach, Miami, USA

- Getting comfortable slowly, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

- Scharz oder weiss es ist mir gleich, es gibt keine farben in diesem blauen reich, Schauraum Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
- Bronze on bronze, edition presentation, G262 Sofie Van de Velde & Steve Brouwers, Antwerp, Belgium

- Inside the white cylinder, solo-show, Le Transpalette /Centre d'art Contemporain, Bourges, France
- Duo show with Lili Dujouri, Art Brussels, Michael Janssen Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

- I can’t live in a living room side b, Artorama, Marseille, France
- I can’t live in a living room side a, VILLA II, Knokke, Belgium
- The shortest song goes on and on -1.8 sec, Open Space ART Cologne, Michael Janssen Gallery, Koln, Germany

- Like a hurricane (you are like), Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- Sketches and small stuff growing at, Gustave 10, Knokke, Belgium 2009
- Le grand verre, zelfs, Volta Basel, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
- Being Alice, the instructors at the white rabbit, The white rabbit, Berlin, Germany

- The door and the floor, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

- A room full of OSB on two levels, Untitled, Antwerp, Belgium
- Culture flux 45, nogallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Group exhibitions

- La Nuit était papier,

- CHARIVARI, L’église Notre-Dame de Pamele, Audenarde, Belgium
- Kunsthalle For Music, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherland
- Mystic Properties, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
- Collection David H. Brolliet Genève « 40 ans de collection et un film documentaire de 60 min », Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France
- Summer exhibition, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Danser Brut, LAM, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
- A Myriad of Image, Faculty of Law - University of Leuven, in collaboration with St Lucas Gallery, Leuven, Belgium

- Winter Harvest , Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
- Exposition d'été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Museum to scale 1/7, Ghisla Art Collection, Locarno, Switzerland
- 5th Edition of BANG Festival, KultuurKaffee, Brussels, Belgium
- Mementos: Artists’ Souvenirs, Artifacts and other Curiosities, 35th edition of Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
- RE-ART2, curated by: Julie Senden et Jan Hoet Jr.,, Zaventem, Belgium Hoogtij GF 17, Gouvernement, Gent, Belgium
- Yugen#1, curated by: Jan Hoet Jr, Ferdinand Lousberkaai 21, Gent, Belgium Lost Posters, De Steiger, Menen, Belgium
- «The Grot» Closer Festival, Montevideo, Antwerp, Belgium
- Ecce Homo, Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum, exhibition in collaboration with the Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum, the Maagdenhuis Museum, the Kapel Elzenveld, the Zna St. Elizabeth and the city of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

- Passion Fan behaviour and art, Kunstlerhaus Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany
- Passion - Fan behaviour and art, Ludwig Muzeum in Budapest, Hungary
- Passion - Fan behaviour and art, Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany
- Passion - Fan behaviour and art, Krinzinger projekt, Vienna, Austria
- Dopplereffect, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium
- Rebel Rebel, MAC's, Musée des arts contemporains, Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Site du Grand Hornu, Belgium
- En Flamme, Firma, Vilvoorde, Belgium
- Radisson Art Award, Radisson RED Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
- 20 ans de la Collection Raja, Roissy-en-France, France

- Music Palace, The power of music seen by visual artists, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
- Bang, Mind the guest, W-O-L-K-E, Brussels, Belgium
- Vanitas extended, CC Ieper - Het Perron Ypres, Belgium
- Engagements : collectionner / partager , Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France
- Pass, Huise Mullem Wanegem, Belgium
- Week-end CHOICES, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris
- Passion - Fan behaviour and art, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
- Building sight, KOP, Breda, The Netherlands
- Sauce Bolognaise, The Spaghetti Incident - Duo show with Davide Bertochi, Institut culturel Italien, Brussels, Belgium
- Vacarmes, Maison des Art de Malakoff, Malakoff, France
- Archi-Sculpture, Villa Datris, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, France
- Exposition d'été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

- Des choses en moins, des choses en plus , Palais de Tokyo, Paris
- Re-Art, Oud Klooster - Oudenaarde, Belgium
- Nightshop, Organised by the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Knokke, Belgium

- 21ste Eeuw buiten, Neon Installation, Antwerp, Belgium
- Middle Gate Geel 13, curated by Jan Hoet, Cultuurcentrum de Werft, Geel, Belgium
- Upside down Part 1 Let’s Dance, Museumcultuur Strombeek (SMAK) - Ghent, Belgium.

- Young Collectors, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
- Shame (hide and show), Error#20, pianofabriek, Brussels, Belgium
- The Cassini Cruise III, group show by Adri Poels with Dan Graham, William Hunt, Thomas Ruff, Gregor Schneider, Maastricht, The Netherlands

- Spontaneously, Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland
- Exploded view, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Revolving Doors, CC Strombeek, Brussels, Belgium
- In the artist’s absence, The collective, Durban, South Africa
- Alentour, group-show by Wouter Davidts, Project Room Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
- Sint-Jan, group-show by Jan Hoet & Hans Martens, Sint Baafs Kathedraal, Ghent, Belgium
- Paper does not blush, groupshow, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- Showtime, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

- No cracks - no insights, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- Sägerauh, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, by Jan Hoet, Munich, Germany
- Pearls of the North with gallery Palais Iéna, Paris, France
- All hell broke loose, Tournai, Belgium
- Depot, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
- Sediment, Ename Sculpture, Ename, Belgium
- Prix de Jeune Peinture (Young Belgian Painters Award) 2011, Palais des Beaux Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium
- Art in the city, (Award) Brussels, Belgium
- Art's Birthday, performance, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

- Coup de Ville, Sint Niklaas, Belgium
- Provincial Price City of Antwerp, Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp, Belgium
- BAT, Beeldenroute Antitankkanaal, by Flor Bex , Antwerp, Belgium
- Sequence N° 5: Spacificity, curated by Jérome Cotinet, Fort du Bruissin, Lyon, France
- Music für Barbaren und Klassiker, Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium

- Into the light, Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
- La Conquette de l’espace, HISK Laureates 2009, Belgium
- Reinir van Ewijk projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Sound of critique, Curator Curator#5, Ghent, Belgium
- Versus, Oudenaarde, Belgium
- Exhibition in a match box, project by Hans Wuyts, Antwerp, Belgium
- Watou 2009, curator: Hans Martens, Watou, Belgium
- Open studios, HISK, Ghent, Belgium
- 4 of us, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium
- The choice of, by Koen Van den Broek, Indian Caps, Antwerp, Belgium

- Rent a box-to rent: the dazzle light box, MAMA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

- After the fire at last, HessenHuis, Antwerp, Belgium
- Office framing, Project 3000, Leuven, Belgium
- Virus, curated by Sara Weyns, HessenHuis, Antwerp, Belgium


Fondation Vehbi Koç, Istanbul, Turkey
Dena Foundation For Contemporary Art, Paris/New-York Centraal museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Commissions/Special projects


- Ur Geräusch Krammer Ensemble feat Sonic Poets - Music Palace, The power of music seen by visual artists, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
- Incubate Festival, Tilburg, The Netherlands
- Audi 80, performance with Paul Schwer at the Landesgartenschau, Zülpich, Germany (organised by the Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany)
- Don’t you know you’re gonna mess up the carpet, Des choses en moins des choses en plus. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France  

- SAND performing and meditation at Second Room, Antwerp, Belgium
- Et cetera, performance night, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium

- Bass your Tape Geräusch in Audi 80, AIR & logement, Antwerp, Belgium
- Ur-Geräusch Kammer-Ensemble, Sudio 105, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
- Raak at Kraak, Kraak Festival, Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium
- Live@Gunther, Gunther, Antwerp, Belgium
- Contribution to Kurt Ryslavy's performance, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
- Audi 80, performance, Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium

- Paint it white on the white light white, Provincial Price Antwerp, Belgium
- Make it split, Netwerk, Aalst, Belgium


Live at Tokyo, 12" Vinyl, 200 copies, 2014
Fruchtfleisch unser architektur in collaboration with Paul Schwer, 7" vinyl, edition of 100, 2013
Erratum musicale for four people, 7" vinyl, edition of 300, 2012
Erratum Musicale for 3 guitars and a metronome, 10"vinyl, edition of 1 + 4 a.p., 2012
The shortest song goes on and on, 4 x 7” vinyl in box, edition of 42, 2011
BATs, Pats Boem Ping, 12” Vinyl 45 rpm, 300 Copies, 2010
The HISK studio recordings, 12” Vinyl 33 rpm, 500 copies, 2009
Girard Kanard and his magic Kazzoo, 12” vinyl 45 rpm,165 copies, 2008


Cylinder #6, JVdM with MER Paper Kunsthalle, Gent, Belgium, 2014
Fieldrecordings of my own environment, Monographic catalogue, 240p, Nathalie Obadia Gallery Edition, Brussels, 2013
Cylinder#5, JVdM with Joris Van de Moortel & Nathalie Obadia Gallery, Paris/Brussels, 2013

Cylinder #4 in collaboration with Paul Schwer JVdM with MER & Galerie Karl Pfefferle, 32p, 2013

Cylinder # 3, JVdM with MER Paper Kunsthalle & Museum Cultuur Strombeek Gent, 32p, 2013

Cylinder #2, JVdM with MER Paper Kunsthalle & Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 48p

Cylinder #1, JVdM with MER Paper Kunsthalle & Transpalette, 48p, 2012

Press articles

Christine Vuegen, Dollen met Duchamp, Art Magazine # 94, Belgium 
Jozefien Van Beek, Marcel Duchamps mobiele museum, De morgen, 22 maart, Belgium
Kevin Standaert, Kunstenaar wil rokende auto terug, Het Laatste Nieuws, 14 jan, Belgium

Evelyn Vogel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 15.Nov 2011, Kultur, S. R11, Germany
Nazanin Lankarani, Belgian artists making an impact, at home and beyond, International Harlad Tribune, October 13, USA
 Cristina Shanchez Kozyreva, Hong Kong gallery guide, June edition, Hong Kong
Isabele de Baets, Art Magazine # 82, Belgium

Nico Out, Signalen om te oriënteren, (Dutch newspaper), 9 sept, NL
2010 Laura Havlin, Like a hurricane (you are like), Dazed Digital, London, UK
Javier Pes, Revenge is a disc best served cold, The art Newspaper, March, NYC, USA
Claude Lorent, Le risqué et la passion, Arts Libre, Libre Belgique, # 64, Belgium

Joeri Bruyninckx, Girard Kanard and his Magic kazoo, Urban Magazine, Belgium

Mark Ruyters, Edito, een virus in de kunst, Art Magazine # 23, Belgium