David Claerbout

David Claerbout is a major artist on the Belgium and European scene. He was born in 1969 in Courtrai. His work has used mostly video, photography, sound and the digital manipulation of images. He impacts on the relation between the viewer and the image they behold, whether it is still or moving, to conjure up the passing of time or freeze the unicity of the moment. Space in time is as important for him as the physical space determined by the action that is taking place. Each shot is pictorial construction all in tones. From the still image to the video image, the artist encourages the viewer to experience duration in time and multiple perspectives. Through the revelation of one’s consciousness of time, he interrogates the capacity of different media to account for reality. He lives and works in Antwerp and Berlin.


Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Expositions personnelles

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edingburgh
Espace Louis Vuitton Munich, Munich
Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
Untilthen, Paris
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

Neues Museum Nürnberg, 'Kunst Kino', Nürnberg
MNAC, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, 'Olympia... ' (7 months presentation), Barcelona
Schaulager/Laurenz Foundation, 'Olympia... ' (5 months presentation), Basel
Musée des Beaux Arts Rennes, 'David Claerbout. Une exposition du 40e anniversaire du Centre Pompidou', Rennes
Contemporary Art Museum, 'David Claerbout', Tampa FL
Sean Kelly, 'The Pure Necessity', New York
Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo

Sean Kelly, 'Light / Work', New York
De Pont museum of contemporary art, 'Future', Tilburg
KINDL, 'Olympia', Berlin
Städel Garden, Städel Museum, 'Die reine Notwendigkeit', Frankfurt a.M.

David Claerbout : FRAC Auvergne
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer Brussels
david claerbout the quiet shore, FAHRBEREITSCHAFT Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin David Claerbout, Museum Leuven, Belgique

Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, DE

Interfuit, Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR
David Claerbout, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mayence, DE

Diese Sonne strahlt immer, Secession Vienna, AT
David Claerbout, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, DE
David Claerbout, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, IT
David Claerbout: The Time That Remains, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL; Parasol Unit, London, UK

The time that remains – Le temps qui reste – De tijd die blijft, Wiels, Brussels, BE David Claerbout: Architecture of Narrative, SFMoMa, San Francisco, US
David Claerbout Sunrise 2009 - DE PONT, Museum of contemporary art, Tilburg, NL

Uncertain eye, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, DE
David Claerbout, Rüdiger Schöttle, München, DE
David Claerbout, gl Holtegaard, Copenhagen, DK
David Claerbout, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE

The Shape of Time, De Pont museum of contemporary art, Tilburg, NL
David Claerbout, Hauser & Wirth, London, UK
David Claerbout, Museo do Chiado, Lisbon, PT

David Claerbout, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
David Claerbout, MIT LIST Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US
Then Came This, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, US
After the Quiet, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, CH
David Claerbout, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR
Long Goodbye, Belkin Galleries at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA
David Claerbout. Photoespaña 2008, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Madrid, ES

David Claerbout, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; MIT LIST Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US
David Claerbout – 3 Works, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, BE

Curator’s Eye – Vol. 1 David Claerbout, NCA Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Artimage – Diskussion Architektur & Psychoanalyse, Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AT

Le Magasin, Grenoble, FR
Visible Time, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, US
Le Moment (2003), The RISD Museum, University of Rhode Island, Providence, US
Background Time – Gezeiten, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE
David Claerbout, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Dundee, UK
David Claerbout, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL

David Claerbout, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, CA
David Claerbout, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK
David Claerbout, Kunstbau im Lehnbachhaus, Munich, DE

David Claerbout, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, CH
David Claerbout – The Bordeaux Piece, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE
The Piano Player / The Stack / Reflecting Sunset, Galleri K, Oslo, NO
David Claerbout, Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, DE
David Claerbout, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago di Compostela, ES
David Claerbout, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

David Claerbout, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, DE
David Claerbout, Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, DE
David Claerbout, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

David Claerbout, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, DE
David Claerbout, Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, DE

Project for the Internet: « Present » [www.diacenter.org/claerbout], DIA Center for the Arts, New York, US
Untitled [Single channel projection]/Retrospection, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, US David Claerbout, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE

Caryatids [Permanent Sound-Installation commissioned by Christian Kieckens, Architects],
Hallen, Kortrijk, Kortrijk, NL
David Claerbout, Argos, Kanal 20, Brussels, BE
David Claerbout, De Vereniging, S.M.A.K., Ghent, BE

Sélection d’expositions de groupe

Sean Kelly, 'Edifice, Complex, Visionary, Structure', New York
City of Kortrijk, 'PLAY', Kortrijk
Sprengel Museum, 'Small Histories of Photography', Hannover
Kunstcentret, 'Beyond the Body', Silkeborg (DK)
New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, 'Ways of Seeing', Abu Dhabi
Kumu Art Museum, 'The Archeology of the screen', Estonia

IFFR, Rotterdam
BernalEspacio, 'Appropriation in Contemporary Art', Madrid
MAAT, 'Dimensões variáveis', Lisbon
Hamburger Kunsthalle, 'WARTEN. Zwischen Macht und Möglichtkeit', Hamburg
Museum Rockoxhuis, 'The Sky is the Limit. Vlaamse landschapsschilderkunst in de 16e en 17e eeuw', Antwerp
Kunsthalle Mainz, 'BIOTOPIA', Mainz
Gaasbeek Castle, 'Kairos Castle', Lennik
M UHKA, '5 Year installation of Olympia in the permanent Collection', Antwerp
Palazzo Saranzo Van Axel, 'The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Man as Bird. Images of Journeys', Venice
ARTER, 'Ways of Seeing', Istanbul
FOMU foto museum, 'The Still Point of the Turning World', Antwerp
Villa Empain, 'Ways of Seeing', Brussels
Bonniers Konsthall, 'The Image of War', Stockholm
Fondation Vincent van Gogh, 'La vie simple – simplement la vie', Arles
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, 'Sculpture, Painting and Video', Miami FL

Parasol Unit, 'Magical Surface: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography', London
Yarat Contemporary Art Space, 'Little Lies', Baku, Azerbaijan
Kunstmuseum Bonn, 'EchtZEIT RealTIME', Bonn
Kunstmuseum Solothurn, 'Zeit verstreichen. Moment und Dauer in der Gegenwartskunst', Solothurn BOZAR, 'The Power of the Avant-Garde', Brussels (travels to National Museum Krakow 2017) Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, 'Paradise on Earth. Landscapes from Bruegel to Rubens', Dresden
The Holden Gallery, 'From Slow to Stop', Manchester
HMKV, Dortmunder U, 'The World without us: Narratives on the age of non-human actors', Dortmund
MAC’s musée des arts contemporains, 'Rebel Rebel. Art + Rock', Hornu

Mon jardin est dans tes yeux, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles
FUTURE PRESENT Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation Contemporary Art from Classic
Modernism to the Present Day, Schaulager Basel
Imagine reality, RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt at Museum für Moderne Kunst and
Museum The Importance of Being … Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires

You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennial of Sidney, AS
‘still (not) moving’, Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin, DE
43rd International Film Festival: Spectrum Shorts’, Rotterdam, NDL
Propaganda für die Wirklichkeit, Museum Morsbroich, Morsbroich, DE
Variation of the Moon, Nam June Paik Art Center, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, KR
9th edition of the International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts BIP2014 „PIXELS OF
PARADISE/Image and Belief“ ‘, Liège, BE
You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, ASS
L’Illusion des lumières, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, IT
Dialogue (with John Gerrard), MUHKA, Antwerp, BE
L’Image suivante, MAC’s, Hornu, BE
Days of Endless Time, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Projects for a Monument to the Anthropocene, Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse, FR

Dinard, L’Amour atomique, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard, FR
SLOW: Marking Time in Recent Photography and Film, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, , Jacksonville, US
Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich und Goya, Galerie Neue Meister Staatliche Gemäldegalerie Dresden, Dresden, DE
Datascape, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, TR
Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhaguen, DK
Rhythm in it, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, CH
Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, AE
The Red Queen, MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, AU

A la croisée des images, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, FR
Klag und Stille – Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst München, Munich Static movement, Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE
Riverside, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, DE
Le Grand Atelier, MAC’s Grand Hornu, Grand Hornu, BE
Contour On Tour, De Loketten in the Flemish Parliament, Brussels, BE
De pleuranten Lief en leed, Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum, Brugge, BE
Eye film instituut nederland, Amsterdam, NL
Sin-Jan, ‘St. Baafs Cathedral, Gent, NL
La La La Human Steps / contemporary surreal drawings from the collection of Museum
Boijmans Van Beuningen Istanbul Modern Gallery, Istanbul, TR
MIKSER 2012, GEOZAVOD Building, Sarvala, Belgrade, YU
Media City Seoul – 2012 The 7th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, International Biennale of Media Art, Seoul, KR
Portrait/landscape: Genre Boundaries, Moscow Museum of Modern art, Moscow, RU

Le Temps retrouvé, Collection Lambert, Avignon, FR
Sunrise (project room), De Pont Museum for contemporary art, Tilburg, DE
MMK 1991-2011. 20 Jahre Gegenwart, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, DE
Jeff Wall: The crooked path, BOZAR Paleis voor Schone Kunsten/Palais des Beaux-Arts,
Brussels, BE; CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, ES
The Un-bearable Lightness of Being, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, US
Fragments in Time and Space, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2011, Toyko Metropolitain Museum of Photography, , Tokyo, JP
Out-Of-Sync The Paradoxe of Time, MUDAM Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, LU
São Paulo Biennial touring program, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de
Janeiro; SESC, São José dos Campos, São Paulo and SESC, Campinas, São Paulo and
Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife; Pernambuco and MAC Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile, CL
The World belongs to you, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, IT
First CAFAM Biennale: Super-organism, CAFA Art Museum, Bejing, CN
XI Bienal de Cuenca: In / Between, Cuenca, Equador, EC

A toutes les morts, égales et chachées dans la nuit, MAC’s Grand Hornu, Grand Hornu, BE Next Generation, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, CH
Fast Forward 2. The Power of Motion. Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, DE
São Paolo Biennial, São Paolo, BR
Brussels Body Speech, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, CN
UnSpooling: Artists and Cinema, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Locus Solus, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR
Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, US
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Sounds and Visions. Artist Video and Cinema Works from Europe, Tel Aviv, IL
Holbein bis Tillmans. Prominente Gäste aus dem Kunstmuseum Basel, Schaulager, Basel
Vérité exposée – about memory. Sven Augustijnen, David Claerbout, Ana Torfs, Els Vanden Meersch, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU
A Story of The Image: Old and New Masters From Antwerp, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CN; National Museum of Singapore, SIngapore, SG
Louis Vuitton et la Passion de la Création, Hong Kong Art Museum, Hong Kong, CN
ReMap, AD Gallery, Athens Biennale, Athens, GR
Fantastic Illusion, MOCA, Shanghai, CN

Rêver l’horizon, autour de Paysage (1840) de Turner, Beffroi du Louvre, Lens à Bruay-laBuissière (Pas-de-Calais), FR
Car Culture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, UK
Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, The Aldrich Contemporary
Art Museum / Yale’s Art + Architecture Gallery, / New Haven, Ridgefield, US
Contemporary Representations of Night, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, US
Stutter and Twitch, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA
PhotoEspana, Circullo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, ES
ArtFocus 5th Edition Le Pavillon, Jerusalem, IL
Venedig. Von Canaletto und Turner bis Monet, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, CH

GOING STAYING. Movement, Body, Place in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn,DE Imagination Becomes Reality. An Exhibition on the expanded concept of painting. Works from the Goetz Collection, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, DE
Anachronism, Argos, Brussels, BE
Portrait de l’autre. L’hospitalité. Le rejet, Musée d’Ixelles, Ixelles, BE
12e Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement – Culture hors-sol, Bac Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Genève, CH
Mois de la photo. Explorations narratives/Replaying Narrative, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, CA
Flash Cube, eeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Stutter and Twitch, Bard College center for curatorial studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, US Other than film, Filmfestival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Message Personnel, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR
On/ff, Frac Lorraine, Metz, FR
Oeuvres vidéo de la collection Pierre Huber, Le Magasin, Grenoble, FR
Intouchable, Villa Arson, Nice, FR
Touch my Shadows. New media works from the Goetz Collection, Centre for Contemporary
Art – Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
Rochester Art Center, Something more than feeling, Rochester, US
Slow Motion, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Beyond Cinema, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE
Argus Building, Brighton Photo Bienniale, Brighton, UK

Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, FR
Voisins Officiel, Musée d’art moderne, Lille, FR
What’s New, Pussycat? Museum für Moderne Kunst MMK, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Slow Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Flandern und den Niederlanden, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, DE
Lisboa Photo 2005, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, PT
Palais des Beaux-Arts, ‘Belgique Visionnaire’, Brussels, BE
Shadow Play. Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art – An Homage to Hans Christian
Andersen Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense (travels to Kunsthalle Kiel 2005; Landesgalerie Linz 2006)
Double Vision, Biennale Prague, Prague, CZ
Touch my Shadows. New media works from the Goetz Collection, Centre for Contemporary
Rochester Art Center, Something more than feeling, Rochester, US
Idylle, Phoenix Werke, Hamburg, DE; DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca; Nationalgallery, Prague, CZ
Argus Building, Brighton Photo Bienniale, Brighton, UK

Works I told you about, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR
Ralentir vite, Le Plateau, Paris, FR
Do You Believe in Reality? Taipei Biennial, Taipei, TH
Galerie Neue Meister, 94-04. Zehn Jahre Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst in Dresden, DE
Montevideo, Channel Zero, Amsterdam, NL
Krinzinger Projekte, Working Ethics. An Exhibition from a certain Flanders, Vienna, AT
Non-Sect Radical: Contemporary Photography III Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, JP
Greene, Naftali Gallery, New York, US
DVD Lounge Incidents / De Nachten, deSingelAntwerp, BE

…Lautloses irren, ways of worldmaking, too…, Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, DE
Guided by Heroes, Hasselt, BE
Once upon a time…, MUHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, BE
War (What is it Good for?) Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
Museet for Samtidskunst, Body Matters, Oslo, NO Outlook, Athens, GR

Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR
31st International  Film Festival, Rotterdam, NL
Das Museum, die Sammlung, der Direktor und seine Liebschaften, Museum für
Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, DE
Malerei ohne Malerei, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, DE
L’Herbier et le Nuage, Musée des arts contemporains MAC’s Grand-Hornu, Hornu, BE
Group Exhibition, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE Art & Public, Geneva, CH

Berlin Biennale 2, Berlin, DE
Sammlung Goetz, Videoserie in der Black Box, 6 Künstler – 6 Positionen, Munich, DE
Passion, Galerie Ascan Crone, Part I in Hamburg, Part II in Berlin, DE
Aubette, Museum D’Hondt-Daenens, Deurle, BE
Touch me…, Cultural Centers Strombeek, Sint-Niklaas, Roeselare, BE
Unreal Time Video, Korean Art Foundation, Seoul, KR
Winter Exhibition: Tiong Ang, Serhiy Bratkov, David Claerbout, José Antonio
Hernandez-Diez, INOVA Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US
La vérité est ailleurs, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva, CH

Chantier du musée, Le Grand Hornu, Mons, BE
L’Opera, un chant d’Étoiles, La Monnaie, Brussels, BE
Huis aan de Werf, cur. Moritz Kung, Utrecht, NL
18th World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, NL Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, IE

[Exhibition with works from the Collection of the Flemish Community] Hallen, Bruges Trouble Spot Painting, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, BE
Fotohof, Salzburg, AT
Nuevos Caminos, Vigo, Galicia, ES
Transference. Locations in Memory and Time, FRI ART, Centre for Contemporary Art, Fribourg, CH
Dis.Location, hARTware, Dortmund, DE
Reflexive Figuration, Galerie Ferdinant Van Dieten, Amsterdam, NL

Not strictly private, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, C
Gallery by Night, Intimate Strangers, Budapest, HU
I never promised you a rose garden, Beelden Buiten, Tielt, BE

Watertoren CHK, Vlissingen, NL
Pica en Flandes, Barcelona, ES
Prix de la jeune peinture belge, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE

Tekeningen en projecten, Montevideo Gallery, Antwerp, BE

Collections publiques

Theatre National de la Monnaie, Bruxelles
Musées Royaux, Bruxelles
MAC’s Musée des Arts Contemporain – Site du Grand-Hornu
Province of Antwerp
MUHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen
S.M.A.K, Gent
Art Collection, Oostende

Rennie Collection, Vancouver

ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
Centre Georges Pompidou Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
FRAC Nord Pas de Calais
Collection François Pinault
Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg

Sammlung Goetz, München
Museum für moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden
Lenbachhaus, München
Autostadt, Wolfsburg
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
Bergen Art Museum, Bergen
Pinakothek der Moderne, München
Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin
Kramlich Collection
Städel Museum, Frankfurt
Museum Brandhorst, Munich 

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Collezione La Gaia
GAM Galleria D’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea, Torino Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli

Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen
Mudam, Luxembourg

Ellipse Foundation, Portugal

De Pont museum voor hedendaagse kunst, Tilburg
Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Caldic Collectie, Rotterdam
Collection Jeanne and Charles Vandenhove at the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastrich

Emanuel Hoffmann Stiftung, Basel
Collection Pierre Huber, Switzerland

Art Gallery, Ontario
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The Margulies Collection, Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Fellowship / Prix

Peill-Preis, Düren

Will-Grohmann-Preis der Akademie der Künste, Berlin Cultuurprijzen Vlaanderen, Beeldende Kunst

DAAD, Berlin



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