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CURRICULUM: PIERRE MERTENS

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°Antwerp (B) 19 January 1953 

 

EXHIBITIONS:          

 

Individual:                            

2019    Crying stones for sleeping angels Tanzania

2016   Undercover : Uncovered Q46 Antwerpen 

2015    Covers Q46 Antwerpen

            Olympia, Notarishuis Antwerpen

2014    T4 and Holocaust at Library Royal Palace Naples (It)

2013    La Grande Parade Recycled (B)

2011    Art integration project retirement home Willebroek (B)

2010    En Famille (Douai, Fr)

            Art integration project Wedbos Geel (B)

2007    Wall painting with Asylum seekers in St Niklaas (B)

2003    Art integration project retirement home, Waregem (B)

            For Sale! Ram Gallery Rotterdam (NL)

            Frame Gallery Brussels(B)

            Tingatinga project Dar Es Salaam (TZ)

2002    Moringa, project unemployed migrant women in Genk (B)

2001    Olympia. Plantijn College Antwerp (B)

2000    La justice au Risque de l’Art. Courthouse, Cambrai (Fr)

1999    Where is art?Niggendijcker Groningen (NL)

1998    Movie museum Amsterdam (NL)

1996    Portraits of Children Willebroek (B)

1995    House of Jacobs Jordaens Antwerp (B)

1993    Charabang Antwerp '93 (B)

            The image of Reality, Plovdiv (Bulgaria))

1992    121 Art-Gallery Antwerp  (B)

            Gallery M Berlin (D)

1991   Tandems of Alzheimer Wommelgem (B)

            Westrand Dilbeek (B)

1990   Melkfabriek 'S Hertogenbosch (NL)

            Theatr Stu Krakow (Pl) 

1989   Open Gallery Vooruit Gent(B)

            Garden intervention Ilse Frei, Brasschaat (B)

            Hidden collection of town hall Zoersel (B)

1988   Magazijn Hasselt (B) 

            Magenta Kalmthout (B)          

1985    Castel Schijndael Schoten (B)

1980    House of Jacob Jordaens Antwerp (B)

            Gemeente Zoersel

 

In group:

2019    Uit beleeftijd M HKA

2018    Open Studio’s NICC

2017    Black to the Future C-mine Genk

            Flask Black  Het Labo C-Mine Genk

2015    Some loopholes ain’t so loopy Kortrijk

            Er hangt iets in de lucht (den Bosch NL)

2014    War & TraumaDr.Guislain Museum Gent

2013    LXXV a tribute to Wout Vercammen, a Il Ventuno

            archives, Hasselt

2012    Bones ‘Labo’ Hasselt, Istanbul 

            Summer exhibition Il Ventuno Hasselt

2009    East-African Biennale Tanzania (with Willo Gonnissen)

2008    Till now Bolero,Ethiopia, Tanzania, VietnamSouth-Africa

            India, China, Germany, Turkey, Switserland, Belgium, Athens

2007    East-African Biennale Tanzania (with Ricardo Brei, Mulugeta)

2002    Email Art, Centre of Attention, London (GB)

            Bordelo, Antwerp (B)

1998    Kadier en Keer (NL)

            Art for the blind Bruges (B)

1997    Brakke Hond Turnhout (B)

            Reunion (NL)

            Fast Forwards Prov. Mus. Hasselt (B)        

1996    Gallery Griffioen (B)

            The moon lives in the sea Rasa (B)

            Hotel Brussels (B)

            Musée du Petit Format, MUHKA (B)

1995    Der Panther Berlin (D)

1994    Ugly Duck Elzenveld (B)

            Erotic Art Brussel (B)

            Tribute Knokke (B & Italy)

            Der Panther (NL)

            Terra Museum Tongeren (B)

            Temporary Art Fair Antwerp (B)

            Akim (Israel)

            Musée du Petit Format (B)

1993    De Brakke Hond Antwerp (B)

            Le musée du petit format (B)

            Building Plans & Schemes Heusden (B)

            The UglyDuck, Zoersel (B)

1992    Brakke grond Amsterdam(NL)

            Zuiderterras Antwerp (B)

            Le Cadavre Repris, Berlin (D)

            Polish pavilion at World exhibition Sevilla (S)

            Post en Salome; Lineart Gent (B)

            Multiples, Zuiderterras Antwerp (B)

1991    Scharpoort, Knokke (B)

            V.U.B., Brussels (B)

            For King and State, Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B)

            Gallery von der Milwe, Aachen (D)

            Garden interventions Kapellen  (B)

            Art on stone CC De Werf en Heusden Zolder (B)

            All Light CC De Werf (labo) (B)

            De Witte Beer Bruges (B)

            Tandems Van Alzheimer Antwerp (B)

            CC Heusen Zolder (B)          

            Il Ventuno expo Tienen  (B)

            Krakow (P)

            1990    Brakke Hond, Brussels (B)

            All‑Light VUB, Brussels (labo)(B)

            Art for Youth Belfast (N.Irl)

            Monumental on water, Oud Heverlee  (B)

            Sculputes  Vrij­broeck (B)

            Hof ter Saksen, Beveren (B)

            ICC Antwerp (B)

            Tandems of Alzhei­mer, Wom­melgem (B)

            Art and religion (Il Ventuno) C.C.Berchem  (B

            Waranda Turnhout (B)          

            Westrand Dilbeek ( B)           

1989    Art and Music, Kunstgang Hasselt (B)         

            Erotic art Christ Delaet A'pen (B)

            Mail art‑projects in Vienna (Austria)

            Street art Nicaragua Gent (B)

            Poster happening SMAK Gent (B)

            Sculptures in Vrijbroekpark Mechelen (B)

            Belgium sculptures Ca­dier&Keer(NL)

            Religion and Art at Il Ventuno Hasselt (B)

            No title, theater Antwerp  (B)

            Grand Maitre d' Art, Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B)

1988    About actual figuration Lommel (B)

            Le Cadavre repris Maas­tricht (NL) 

            VERIO Maastricht (NL)

            Cultural centrum Hasselt  (B)

            21 and 21 at Il Ventuno Hasselt  (B)

            Garden art Kapellen and Kalmthout (B)

            Factory 88 Antwerp  (B)

            Sculptures in Brunssum (NL)

            All Light, Labo Hasselt (B) 

            4th Art Exhibition Belfast (N.Irl.)

            Lineart at home, Il Ventuno Hasselt (B)

            Sculptures in Strijbos­hof: Kalmthout (B)

            Panic, Magenta Kalmthout (B)          

            Le Cadavre Repris Krakow (P)

1987    Re­d string Gent (B)

            Holder de Polder Assenede (B)

            21 at Il Ventuno Hasselt (B)

            Hembecca selection Brussels (B)

            Link at Huis, Il Ventuno Hasselt (B)

            Lineart Gent ,Il Ventuno (B)

            Hasselt Happe­ning (action painting) (B)

1986    Ber­la­re (B)

            Anti Chambres Gent (B) 

            Campo Antwer­p (B) 

            1984    Castel Schijn­dael Schoten (B)          

 

AUTHOR: 

'Tulips In November ' An Artist woman with Alzheimer and het husband. Editor: DEDA­LUS 1991 (translated in Polish)

'Charabang- Borgerhout' : Borgerhout , Art and Photography . 

Editor: Charabang-Antwerpen '93 with Xavier Rombouts and Bert Danckaert 

‘The Ugly Duck’ art with people with a learning disability. Editor: Art and Society 1994 

‘Liesje’ Seeking for words for the birth and dead of a special child.  Editor: The House Of Books 2001 Translated in Norwegian, Slovak, French, English,  Polish, Italian and Turkish 

‘Daddy what is a Handicap’ Editor: Vrijdag 2009 (translated in French, Polish and het Slovak)

Pierre Mertens took the initiative  ‘Het Brievenkabinet’ Letters about thoughts, Art and Dead 1993- 1997. This art publication was send out in A4 envelops designed by artists like G. Bijl, G. Beus, L.Cohen, R. Raveel,  W. Swennen, B. Vautier, and Pierre Mertens … ) Editor: Art and Society.

UNCOVERED" is a one-off publication that bring the homeless newspaper back to life. This was the final piece of the social artistic project "UNDERCOVER".With works by Vaast Colson, Fred Bervoets, Maarten Inghels, Arpaïs Du Bois, Stijn Dierckx, Lara Dhondt, Sanne Huysmans, Jeroen Olyslaegers, Ellen Pil, Dirk De Wachter, Laura van Dolron, Peter de Meyer, Karl Philips, Rudy Vanschoonbeek, Willem Lemmens, Pierre Mertens, Eric Vlaminck, Jelle Spruyt, Lieven Segers, Sarah Van Marcke, Ria Pacquée, Guillaume Bijl, Willo Gonnissen, Katrin Kamrau, Vincent Van Meenen, Dries Segers, Roos Rebergen, Marc Schepers, Koen Vanmechelen, JMH Berckmans, Dennis Van Mol, Tom Lanoye, Rebekka de Wit, Charlotte Vandenbroeck, Maud Vanhauwaert, Freek Vielen, Nel Aerts, Stefan Perceval and André Catalão

 CURATOR: 

Tandems of Alzheimer, Wommelgem

Image of reality: Plovdiv (P) samen with Bert Danckeart

The Ugly Duck: with Jan Hoet , Peters and Bert Danckaert

Le cadavre repris Antwerp (with Flor Bex)

Les Demoiselles d’Avignoin :with Willo Gonnissen, Ricardo Brei, Mulugeta en PM 

Chambres d’ Artistes, Art integrations in the rooms of habitants of a retiring homes in  Wommelgem.(B)

Bolero,  Art on newspapers a nomad exhibition traveling around the world and expanding at each location  (Ethiopia, Tanzania, South-Africa, Vietnam, India, China, Germany en Belgium. 

Art exhibitions Andante (focused op social projects with minorities)