CV

 

CV PIERRE MERTENS

° Antwerp, 19 january 1953

Exhibitions

Individu­al:

2020   Loving Care Blikfabriek, Antwerp (B)

2019   Mertens meets Mertens at pub Het Goudblommeke in Papier, Brussels (B) 

2018   Crying Stones for Sleeping Angels, Mwanza, (Tz)

2016   Undercover: Uncovered, Q46, Antwerp (B) 

2015   Covers, Q46, Antwerp (B)

            Olympia, Notary House Antwerp (B)

2014    T4 and Holocaust, Library Royal Palace, Naples (I); Guislain Museum, Ghent (B)

2013   La Grande Parade recycled GGZ Andante, Merksem (B)

2011   Sporen van het vuur, art integration project at retirement home ‘Seniorplaza’ Willebroek with Willo Gonnissen (B) 

2010   En Famille, private home, Douai (F) 

            Art integration project, retirement home ‘Wedbos’, Geel (B)

2007   Asylum seekers, in Red Cross asylum centre, St Niklaas (B) 

2003   De Tokke, art integration project, retirement home ‘De Tokke’, Waregem (B) 

            For Sale! Ram Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)

            Look at me, Frame Gallery, Brussels (B)    

            Tingatinga, Dar Es Salaam (Tz) 

2002    Moringa, project with unemployed immigrant women, Route, Genk (B)

            Neterotopia, NICC, Antwerp (B); Le Palais Tokyo Paris (F)

2001   Olympia, art integration project at Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerp (B)   

2000   La justice au risque de l’art, Court house Cambrai (F) 

1999   Waar is de Kunst? Niggendijcker, Groningen (NL)

1998   Alice in Wonderland Art meets the social reality of young people, EU project at the Movie Museum Amsterdam (NL) 

1996   Portraits of Children, Cultural Centre and Academy of Willebroek (B) 

1995   Solo at Jacob Jordaens House, Antwerp (B)          

1993   Charabang Antwerpen '93, Antwerp (B)   

            The Image of Reality, Plovdiv (BG)

1992   Solo at 121 Art-Gallery, Antwerp (B)         

            Galerie M, Berlin (D)

1991   Kal­lement, Wommelgem (B)             

             Westrand, Dilbeek (B)         

1990   M­elkfabriek, Den Bosch (NL)     

             Galéri­a‑Theatr Stu, Krakow (P) 

1989   Open Galerij Vooruit, Ghent (B)      

             Te gast bij Ilse Frei, Brasschaat (B)                                                                                       Town hall Zoersel (B)          

1988   Magazijn, Hasselt (B)           

             Magenta, Kalmthout (B)      

1985    Castle Schijndael, Schoten (B)                                                

1980   Jacob Jordaens­huis, Antwerp (B) 

Group shows:

2015    Festival Er hangt iets in de lucht, Den Bosch (NL)

2014   Oorlog en Trauma, Guislain Museum, Ghent (B)

2013    LXXV - A Tribute to Wout Vercammen, at arteVentuno archives, Hasselt (B)

2012    Bones, Labo Hasselt (B)

            Summer exhibition, Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B)

2009   East African Biennial Tanzania (TZ)

2010 - 2020  Bolero, Ethiopia, Tazanina, Vietnam, South-Africa, India, China, Germany and Belgium, see http://www.artbolero.be/

2007   East African Biennial Tanzania (TZ)

2002    Email Art, a contemporary art exhibition, Centre of Attention, London (GB)

            Bordelo, Antwerp (B)

            Neterotopia, NICC, Antwerp (B)

1998   Gallery, Cadier en Keer (NL) 

            Kunst voor blinden, CC Brugge (B) 

1997   Kunst in Huis, Warande Turnhout (B) 

            Reunion Brunssum (NL)

            Fast Forwards, Provincial Museum Hasselt (B)    

1996   Gallery Griffioen (B)

            In de zee woont de maan, Rasa (several cultural centers, B) 

            Musée du Petit Format, MUHKA, Antwerp (B)     

1995   Der Panther, art interventions on several locations in the city of Berlin (D) 

1994   Lelijke Eendje, Elzenveld, Antwerp (B)     

            Kunst in Huis and eroticisme,  Brussels (B)          

            Tribute to, CC Knokke (B and Italië)

            Der Panther, art interventions on several locations in the city of Maastricht (NL)     

            Terra, Museum Gallo Roman Tongeren (B)

            Temporary Art Fair Antwerp (B)   

            Akim (ISR) 

            Musée du Petit Format, several cultural centres (B) 

1993   De Brakke Hond, ICC Antwerp  (B)              

            Building plans & schemes, CC Heusden (B)          

            Het Lelijke Eendje, Monnikenheide Zoersel (B)   

1992   De Brakke Hond in the Brakke Grond, Amsterdam(NL) 

            Zui­derterras, Antwerp (B)   

Gallery M, Le Cadavre Repris, Berlin (D) 

            Polish Pavilion, World Expo Sevilla (S)

            Post en Salome, Lineart, Ghent (B)

            Multiples, Zuiderterras, Antwerp (B)        

1991   CC Scharpoort, Knokke (B)  

            V.U.B., Brussels (B)

Voor Vorst en Staat, Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B)                                                                           Galerie von der Milwe, Aachen (D)

Tuintafe­relen, Kapellen (B)

Kunst op de Leien, CC De Werf and Heusden Zolder (B)

            All-Licht, CC De Werf (labo), Brugge (B)

            De Witte Beer, Brugge (B)           

            Tandems Van Alzheimer, Antwerp (B)            

            CC Heusden-Zolder (B)        

            Il Ventuno expo Tienen  (B) and Krakow (P)

1990   Brakke Hond, Brussels (B)

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

            Art for Youth, Belfast (IRL)

            Monumental on Water Oud Heverlee (B)

            Beelden in Vrij­broeck, Mechelen (B)             

            Hof ter Saksen, Beveren (B)    

            ICC, Antwerp (B)       

            Tandems van Alzhei­mer, retirement home St. Jozef Wom­melgem (B) 

Het geloof in de Kunst (Il Ventuno) CC Berchem, Antwerp  (B)

            Waranda, Turn­hout (B)       

            Tulips in November, Westrand, Dilbeek(B)          

1989   Kunstru­menta, Kunstgang Hasselt (B)      

            Erotic exhibition Christ Delaet, Antwerp (B)        

            Mail art projects, Genk (B) and Vienna (AU)                                                

Art on the street ‑ Nicaragua in painting Ghent (B)         

            Poster happening, Museum for Contemporary Art, Ghent (B)                                               

             Belgi­sche Beeldhouw­kunst, Ca­dier en Keer (NL)                

            Het geloof in de kunst, Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B) 

Without Title, Stadsschouw­burg, Antwerp (B)                                                           

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

1988   Ro­nd Hedendaag­se Figuratie, CC Lommel (B)

            Le Cadavre repris, VERIO, Maas­tricht (NL) 

            Art intervention VERIO, Maastricht (NL)  

            Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt (B)          

            21 and 21 at Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B)               

            Tuintaferelen, Kapellen and Kalmthout (B)          

            Fabrik 88, Antwerp (B)        

            Beelden in Brunssum (NL)        

            All-Licht, Labo, Hasselt (B)      

            4th annual Art Exhibition, Belfast (N.IRL)     

            Lineart at home, Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B)      

            Beelden in Strijbos­hof, Kalmthout (B)       

            Paniek, Magenta, Kalmthout (B)         

            Le Cadavre Repris, BWA Krakow (P) 

1987   Ro­de Draad, Vooruit, Ghent (B)           

            Holder de Polder, Assenede (B)         

            21 at Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B)             

            Hembeccaselectie, Brussels (B)             

            Link in Huis, Il Ventuno, Hasselt (B)                

            Lineart - Il Ventuno, Ghent (B)       

            Hasseltse Happe­ning (action painting), Hasselt (B)         

1986   Art expo architect Vanbeeveren, Ber­la­re (B)

            Anti Chambres, Ghent (B)        

            Campo, Antwer­pen (B)                                     

1984   Kas­teel Schijn­dael, Schoten (B)      

Author:

(2009) Papa, wat is een handicap? (Daddy, what is a disability?) Antwerp: Uitgeverij Vrijdag. Book on society and disability, translated and published in Slovakia and Poland

(2003) The Gap – Recent projects 1999-2003. Stichting Target Foundation.

(1993-‘97) Het Brievenkabinet, Letters about philosophy and art.

(1994) The ugly duck - art and mental disability. Publisher: Art&Society.

(1991) Tulpen in November – een kunstenaar, een demente vrouw en haar man (Tulips in November – an artist, a woman with Alzheimer disease, and her husband. Publisher: Dedalus. Translated and published in Slovakia and Poland.

(2001) Liesje. Antwerp/Vianen: The House of Books. Translated in Norwegian, French, Slovak (2007), Italian (2007), English (2008) and Turkish (2013).

 

Curator:

Since 2010 Art exhibitions Andante with focus on social projects with minority groups (B)

2007-2008 Chambres d’ Artistes, series of art integrations in the rooms of residents of a

                   retirement home in Wommelgem.

1995           Le cadavre repris with Flor Bex, Antwerp (B) 

1994         The ugly duck - art and mental disability. With Jan Hoet en Bert Danckaert   – Monikkenheide Zoesel & Elzenveld Antwerpen

1994         Image of reality, Plovdiv (Bulgaria) with Bert Danckaert

1991-92    Tandems of Alzheimer, curator and participant, art project with persons 

                  affected by Alzheimer Het Kallement Wommelgem