Jan Fabre

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Jan Fabre was born in 1958 in Antwerp where he lives and works. He has worked in the theatre and is an internationally renowned choreographer. Over the last twenty years he has also developed a body of art work based on a variety of materials, including blood, ball-point pen ink, beetle wings, bones, stuffed animals and marble. Jan Fabre is an inveterate draughtsman, creating sculptures and installations that explore topics such as metamorphosis, the dialogue between art and science, humankind’s relationship to nature and the artist as a warrior of beauty.






Born in 1958 in Antwerp, Belgium
Lives and work in Antwerp, Belgium


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)


2018
Ma Nation: l’imagination, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France
My Queens, Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
STIGMATA. Actions & Performances 1976-2017, CAAC Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
The appearance and disappearance of Bacchus, Antwerp, Christ (2016). Special creations for The State Hermitage Museum, Galerie Templon, Brussels, Belgium
Folklore Sexuel Belge (2017-2018) Mer du Nord Sexuelle Belge (2018), Galerie Templon, Paris, France

2017
Fabre, Glass and Bone sculptures 1977-2017, Biennale de Venise, Abbaye de San Gregorio, Venice, Italy
STIGMATA. Actions & Performances 1976-2017, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (mac LYON), Lyon, France
STIGMATA. Actions & Performances 1976-2017, Leopold museum, Vienna, Austria

2016
Knight of Despair/Warrior of Beauty, Ermitage, St Petersbourg, Russia
Spiritual Guards, Forte Belvedere / Palazzo Vecchio / Piazza della Signoria, Firenze, Italy

2015
Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Tribute to Belgian Congo, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2014
Jan Fabre, The spirtual sceptic, At The Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Jan Fabre, Zeno Brains and Oracles Stones, Llotja, palma de Mallorca, Spain
Tribute to Belgian Congo (2010 – 2013), PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
Insectentekeningen en insectensculpturen 1975-1979, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Twenthe, Belgium
Do we feel with our brain and think with our heart? Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Gisants, (Hommage à E.C Crosby et K.Z Lorenz), Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Chalcosoma, Small Bronzes 2006-2012, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
Insektenzeichnungen & Insektenskulpturen 1975-1979, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany
Skulls & Mosaics, Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Chalcosoma. Small Bronzes 2006-2012, St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Stigmata, Actions & Performances 1976-2013, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Hommage à̀ Jé́r̂me Bosch au Congo, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
Illuminations, Trésors d’enluminures des musées de France. Jan Fabre. Chalcosoma, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
Jan Fabre, The Years of the Hour Blue 1977– 1992, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

2012
Pietas, Parlood, Park Spoor Noord, Antwerp, Belgium
Les années de l’Heure Bleue, dessins et sculptures 1977-1992, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France
Art is a medusa, Giuseppe De Nittis Museum Gallery - Palazzo della Marra, Barletta, Italy
Jan Fabre. Insektenzeichnungen & Insektenskulpturen 1975-1979, ikob, Eupen, Germany
One man's death is another man's chocolate & 9 Chapters, Galerie Klüser 1 & 2, Munich, Germany
Jan Fabre. Chalcosoma. Small Bronzes 2006-2012, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke Heist, Belgium
Jan Fabre. Chapters I- XVIII. Waxes & bronzes, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

2011
Hortus/Corpus, Musée Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Pietas, Nuova scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy
Jan Fabre, The Years of The Hour Blue, Kunsthistorisches, Museum, Vienna, Austria

2010
Art kept me out of jail. Performance installations by Jan Fabre 2001-2004-2008, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Dead or alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
Chapitre I - XVIII - Cires et Bronzes, Guy Pieters Gallery, Paris, France

2009
Thinking models, Galerie Beaumont Public, Luxembourg
Jan Fabre, From the feet to the brain, Arsenale, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2008
From the cellar to the Attic. From the feet to the Brain, Kunsthaus, Bregenz, Austria
Heaven of Delight, Palais Royal, Brussels, Belgium
Jan Fabre au Louvre – L’Ange de la métamorphose, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

2007
Les messagers de la mort décapités, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Who shall speak my thoughts (of my body), Gallery Alpha Delta, Athens, Greece
Die verliehene Zeit, Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
Jan Fabre. Anthropology of the planets, Palazzo Benzon, Venice, Italy
The brains of my mother and my father, Shugoarts, Tokyo, Japan

2006
Kijkdozen en denkmodellen 1977-2004, Vlaams Parlement, Brussels, Belgium
Lancelot, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Homo Faber, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2005
Mis gotas de sangre, mis huellas de sangre, Espacio minimo, Madrid, Spain
Sanguis/mantis Landscape, Musée de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
For intérieur, Maison Jean Vilar, Avignon, France

2004
Drawing-Photography-Drawing 1978-2004, Galerie Beaumont Public, Luxembourg
Virgin/Warrior, Warrior/Virgin (with Marina Abramovic), Perfomance installation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2003
Umbraculum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Sanguis/Mantis, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Gaude succurrere vitae, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
Gaude succurrere vitae, Fondation Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
L’homme qui donne du feu. Un choix dans l’œuvre sculpturale de Jan Fabre, 1977-2003, Fondation Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France
A la recherche d’Utopia, sculptures/installations 1977-2003, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Nice, France
Umbraculum, DASA, Galerie der deutschen Arbeitsschutz Ausstellung, Dortmund, Germany

2002
Gaude succurrere vitae (verheug u ter hulp te komen aan het leven), SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
Heaven of delight, Royal Palace, Brussels, Belgium
The great confinement, Galeria Academia & Galerie Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

2001
Swords, skulls and crosses, Espace Minimo, Madrid, Spain
UmbraculumEen plaats in de schaduw waar gedacht en gewerkt wordt, ver van het gangbare leven, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Tekeningen Ilad of the Bic-Art 1980, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zürich, Switzerland
Angel and Warrior, Strategy and Tactics, MIMOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Japan
Memento Mori, Galerie Beaumont-Public, Luxembourg
Umbraculum. Un lieu ombragé hors du monde pour réfléchir et travailler, Chapelle Saint-Charles, Avignon, France
Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
Underground Exhibition, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland
Progetto Roma 2001, Umbraculum. Un posto ombreggiato dove pensare e lavatore lontano dalla vita quotidiana, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
L’uomo che misura le novele – l’uomo dalle gambe di carne, Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy

2000
Storage Room of a Warrior, Alpha Delta Gallery, Athens, Greece
A consilience, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Jan Fabre & Ilya Kabakov. Sustret.Een ontmoeting/ Vstrecha, Muzzej Suvremene Umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatia
Annonce au monde extérieur, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

1999
Jan Fabre, Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
Battlefields & Beekeepers, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Body Liquids &…Sleep, sleep and sleep little animals… Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
Passage, Cantieri culturali allo Zisa, Palermo, Italy
Engel und Krieger, Strategien und Taktiken, Kunsthalle, Kiel, Germany
Me dreaming, Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France

1998
Een ontmoeting/ Vsttrecha’. Ilya Kabakov & Jan Fabre, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Passage, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA
A cidade e as estralas. Parte 3. Atlas of battles, strategies and tactics, Galeria Luis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal
Jan Fabre, Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Annonce au monde extérieur, Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg

1997
Passage/Prolaz, Muzej Suvremene, Zagreb, Croatia
The Joker, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
The Lime Twig Man, Arnolfi Museum, Bristol, UK
Passage, MuHKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Inneres/aüsseres Skelett.Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
Jan Fabre, Rob Scholte, Edward Lipski. New works, Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

1996
Skeleton + Skin Satany Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Passage, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1995
Dÿe den nest weet Dÿe weeten. Dÿen roft Dy¨heeten.Vier nieuwe sculpturen, de Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Der Leimrutenmann, Städtische Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany

1994
The grave of the unknown computer, Galerie Beaumont Public, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Questa pazzia è fantastica, Museo Pecci, Prato, Florence, Italy
Mauer der aufder aufsteigenden Engel. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
Silenzio nella tempesta, Galleria massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

1993
Tekeningen, sculpturen, tekeningen, Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

1992
Zeichnungen-ObjekteZeichnungen, Kunstverein, Hanover, Germany

1991
Zwei Objekten, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

1990
Das Geraüsch, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Som., Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal
Antichambres/Affinités sélectives VI. Jan Fabre/Christian Boltanski, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten-Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1989
Insecten en Ruimte, Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Een skulptuur/viif tekeningen, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Tekeningen, Modellen & objecten, Provincial Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostend, Belgium
Jan Fabre, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
Tivoli, Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Mechelen, Castel Rivoli, Antwerp, Belgium

1988
Der Blaue Raum, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Hé wat een plezierige zottigheid !, Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Belgium
Modellen 77-85, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

1987
Het uur blauw, De Selby, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1985
Tekeningen, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gand, Belgium
New Math Gallery, New York, USA
1984
Vrienden, Hasselt, Provinciaal Museum, Belgium
41° Venice Biennal (Belgian Pavillon), Venice, Italy

1982
Money and Art, Art and Money, Gallery School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

1980
Mond-Oog-Oog Arts, Galerie Workshop 77, Antwerp, Belgium
American Works and Window Performance, Galerie Blanco, Antwerp, Belgium

1979
Westkamer, Galerie Workshop 77, Antwerp, Belgium

1978
Buy by Jan Fabre, Galerie Van Eck, Antwerp, Belgium


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)


2018
La collection Bic, Centquatre-Paris, Paris, France

2017
Documenta 14, Athens, Greece
Hair and Feathers, Musée de Flandre, Kassel, Swiss
The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely, Ostende, Belgium
The Artist/Knight, Château de Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium
Daniel Templon - Portrait of a Gallery, Institut culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
The Beauty of the Beast, D’Ursel Castle, Hingene, Belgium
XY – 10 Years Glazenhuis, Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium

2016
Intrigantes incertitudes, MAM, St-Etienne, France
Divine décadence, Château de Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium
GLASS, Villa Vescovi, Padova, Italy
Vanités, Maison des consuls, Matelles, France
When will I be little again?, Cricoteka Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Krakov, Poland
The Eighties – A decade of extremes, M HKA, Anvers, Belgium
Renaissance, Fondation Etrillard, Paris, France
Another world. Laboratory of illusion and fantasy, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
Under the Spell of Bosch, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Bois-le-Duc, Netherlands
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp, EMST, Athens, Greece

2015       
Construire une collection, Villa Paloma, NMNM, Monaco
Belgique, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Tapisseries / Les espaces échangés, MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France
Là où commence le jour, LaM, Lille, France
The Importance of Being, MACBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Post Mortem, Rommelaere Institute, Ghent, Belgium
Skelet, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, The Hague, Netherlands

2014
Signes de croix, Maison de la Culture, Namur, Belgium
Michelangelo e il Novecento, Palazzina dei Giardini, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
Like a Virgin, Maria als Wonder Woman, Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
Vie della scultura, Villa Bertelli, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
Fabrica Vitae, Zakynthos, Greece

2013
Babel, Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Ballpoint pen drawing since 1950, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, USA
Fragile - Murano. Chefs-d’œuvre de verre de la renaissance au XXIème siecle, Musée Maillol, Paris, France
Framed – by Ted Noten, Stedelijk Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wunderkammer – Cabinet de curiosités contemporain, Palazzo Widmann, Venice, Italy
Glasstress, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venezia & Berengo Centre for contemporary Art and glass, Murano, Italy
Baza(a)r Belg(i)e, de Centrale for contemporary art, Brussels, Belgium
Les aventures de la vérité. Peinture et philosophie, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
The Mind of the Artist, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke, Belgium
Museum to scale 1/7, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Happy birthday dear Academie, MAS, Antwerp, Belgium
Middle Gate Geel ’13, St. Dimpnachurch, Geel, Belgium
Vanitas revisited, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke, Belgium
Wunderkammer, Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy

2012
Venice International Performance Art Week, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
Cross-examinations #3 These and Other Works. Explaining Belgian Art to a Foreigner, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
Digitalife 2012. Roma europa Festival 2012, Macro Testaccio, Rome, Italy
R/evolution on paper. Drawings from five centuries- The Klüser collection, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Belgian art. A Modern century, Collection Caroline & Maurice Verbaet, Museum of Elsene, Brussels, Belgium
From Head to Toe Human Images in the Focus of the Würth Collection, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Ensemblematic, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Theatre of the World, MONA, Tasmania, Australia
Babel, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille, France
Bookshowbookshop, Be - Part, Waregem, Belgium
Sint Jan, Cathédrale Saint Bavon, Ghent, Belgium
Danser sa vie, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2011
Death Matters, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010
Alternative humanities: Jan Fabre & Katsura Funakoshi, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
C'est la vie, Musée Maillol, Paris, France

2009
Cinema d’artista : Jan Fabre / Renato Meneghetti, Fronte del Porto Filmclub, Padoue, Italy

2008
Résonances médiévales, Couvent des Cordeliers, Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu, France, France
Voyage Sentimental, Poznan, Poland
WorldExpo Zaragoza, Belgian Pavillon, Zaragoza, Spain

2007
Die Schöne und das Ungeheuer, Museum Residenzgalerie, Salzburg, Germany
I am as You will be/The sekeleton in Art, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Collective One, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

2006
Beaufort, Triennale voor hedendaagse kunst aan zee. Kunst brengt Kunst, PMMK, Ostend, Belgium
The sublime is now, Museum Franz Gertsch, Bern, Switzerland

2005
Visionnary Belgium, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Palais des beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Galleria in Galleria, Metropolitana, Milan, Italy
Mé-tissages, Museum voor Industiriele Archeologie en Textiel, Ghent, Belgium
The Giving Person (Il dono dell’ Artista) Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy
My (private) Heroes, MARTa, Herford, Germany
Intersezioni, Parco Archeologico della Roccelletta, Cantanzaro, Italy
Domicile : privé/public, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
Biennale Art Contemporain et Patrimoine Artour, Musée Royal, Mariemont, France
Jan Fabre/ Otonella Mocellin & Nicola Pellegrini, La Marrana Arteambientale, Montemarcello, Italy
Les 36èmes rencontres internationales de la photographie, Chapelle Saint-Martin, Arles, France
Soul, Corpus Brugge 05, Bruges, Belgium
Slow Art/ Neue Akzenten aus Flandern und den Niederlanden, Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
When humour becomes painful, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Mémoire et transmission, MAMAC, Liege, Belgium
Barroccos I Neobarroccos/ Et Infierno, de lo Bello, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Accumulazioni, Palazzo Lantieri, Gorizia, Italy
War is over 1945-2005/ La liberta dell’ arte da picasso a Warhol a Cattelan, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
La peau est ce qu’il y a de plus profond, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France
Principato di monaco/ idea per un Museo, Palazzo Rispoli, Rome, Italy

2004
Normal Life, Artandgallery, Milan, Italy
Horizont(e). Vinte anos Galeria Luis Serpa, projects 1984-2004, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
Vidas Imaginarias, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2003
Beaufort. Triennale voor hedendaagse kunst aans zee, some places on the Belgian coast
5ème Biennale de Venise, Utopia Station, Arsenal, Venice, Italy
Outlook, different places, Athens, Greece

2000
5th Biennal of contemporary art, Partage d’exotisme, Hall Tony Granier, Lyon, France
La Beauté : Nature à l’œuvre, Clos de Trams & Espace Jeanne-Laurent & Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
7 hügel- Bilder und Zeichen des 21. Jahrhunderts, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Lost Paradise Lost, Kunst und sakraler Raum, World Expo 2000, Different churches, Hanover, Germany
Sonsbeek 9: Locus Focus, Arnhem, different places, Germany
Sous les ponts, le long de la rivière,… Fort Tünghen, Luxembourg
1ère Biennale de Valence The Body and Sin, Convento del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
Collections d’artistes, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
7th International Istanbul Biennal, Egofugal/Egokaç, different places, Istanbul, Turkey

1998
Skin, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1997
La pittura fiamminga e olandese, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Art/Fashion, (Biennale di Firenze’ 96), Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, USA

1996
Marks. Artists work through Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1995
Watou’95,Dichters rond de beeldende kunstenaar, Jan Fabre, 3 x 7 Kramer, 3 x 7 Gedichten, Watou, different places, Belgium
Ripple Across the Water’95, Watari-Um, Tokyo, Japan

1994
Bug-eyed, Art, Culture, Insects, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Turtle Bay Museum Redding, USA
Vies Imaginaires, Calouste Gulbekian, Foundation, Centro de Ate Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal
Animaux/ of Animals and Humans, Seedamm Kulturzentrum Pfäffikon, Pfâffikon, Switzerland
Il grandi Magazzini dell’Arte, Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala/ Palazzo delle Papesse & Palazzo Publico, Siena, Italy

1993
Azur, Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Dallas in Art, Haggarty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA
Kunst in België, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Brussels, Belgium

1992
Mito Annual’ 93. Another World., ART TOWER MITO, Contemporary Art  Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Documenta IX, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
TRANSFORM. BildObjecktSkulptur in 20. Jahrhundert, Kunstmuseum und Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Der gefrorene Leopard, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
Third International Istanbul Biennal, The Greater Istanbul Municipality Nejat F.Eczacibasi Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

1991
Wanderlieder, Stedlijke Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Metropolis, International Art Exhibition Berlin 1991, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Irony by Vision, Watari-Um Gallery, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
21eme Biennale Internationale de Sao Paulo, different locations, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Facts and Rumours, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Fotografija, Museum for Modern Art, Museum for Moden Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1990
Artisti (della Fiandra), Biennale de Venise, Palazzo Sagredo, Venice, Italy
Hommage aan Vincent van Gogh, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands

1989
Open Mind (Gesloten circuits), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

1988
Signaturen, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

1987
Uit het oude Europa/ from the Europe of Old, Stedlijke Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1986
Chosen with Care, Zuiderpershiuis, Antwerp, Belgium

1985
Aanwinsten, Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dialogo, Exhibition-Dialogue on Contemporary Art in Europe, Centro de Arte Modena, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal


1979
Arte Fiamminga Contemporanea, Palazzo Ruccellia, Florence, Italy


THEATRE, DANCE (SELECTION)

2013
The Tragedy of a Friendship, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France

2012
Jan Fabre: 4 solos : Drugs keep me alive, l’Empereur de la perte, Étant donnés, Préparatio Mortis, T2G, Gennevilliers, France

2010
Another Sleepy Delta Day, (choreographer and director), Théâtre des Abbesses, Paris, France


HAPPENINGS (SELECTION)

2004
Virgini/ Warrior, Warrior/Virgin (avec Marina Abramovic), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2001
Sanguis/Mantis, Festival Polysonneries, Lyon, France

1982
It’s Kill or Cure, Franklin Furnace, New York, USA

1981
Ilad of the Bic-Art, the Bic-Art Room, Salon Odessa, Leiden, Germany
Homo Fabere (This ain’t work, this is evolution), Cultureel Centrum, Antwerp, Belgium
Art as a Gamble, Gamble as an Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
T.Art, Washington University, Saint-Louis, USA
Perfomance X, Art as a cultivated boredom, Cairn, Paris, France
The Interim-Art Works of Jan Fabre, Peperstraat 3è, Groningen, Germany

1980
The Rea(dy) make of the Performance Money, Ankkerrui Theater, Antwerp, Belgium
Ilad of the Bic-Art, Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Money (Art) in Culture, Universiteit Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
After-Art, Helfaer Theater, Milwaukee, USA
Sea-Salt-of-the-Fields, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA
Creative Hitler Act, Saint-Louis University, Milwaukee, USA
Will docteur Fabre cure you ?, Galerie Workshop’77, Antwerp, Belgium
Window Performance, Galerie Blanco, Antwerp, Belgium

1979
Money Performance, Ankerrui theater, Antwerp, Belgium
Creativity, School HH, Turnhout, Belgium
Westpotten, fossilien, Ommeganckstraat, Antwerp, Belgium
Bill us later (avec Patrick Sellitto), Mott Street, New York, USA
Wets-World Project, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Middelheimpark, Anvers; Stedlijke Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1978
My Body, My Blood, My Landscape, Lange Beeldekensstraat 240, Antwerp, Belgium
Vincent van Gogh-jan fabrehuis, Lange Beeldekensstraat 240, Antwerp, Belgium

1977
Lange Beeldekens-jan Fabrestraat, Lange Beeldekenstraat, Antwerp, Belgium
Window Performance, Offerandestraat, Antwerp, Belgium

1976
Avondmaal, harbour, Antwerp, Belgium
Ik neem alles serieus maar niet tragisch, Cultureel Centrum, Antwerp, Belgium
Hier leeft mijn…Offerandestraat, Antwerp, Belgium
Red Lines Performance, Berlin, Germany, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France
Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Frac Grand Large – Hauts de France, France
Musée d’art contemporain, Marseille, France
FRAC Alsace, France
FRAC Lorraine, France
Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-alpes, France
MAMAC, Nice, France
Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Saint-Etienne Métropole, France
Musée d’art contemporain d’Anvers, France
Frac Lorraine, France
BElfius Art Collection, France
Musée de Flandre, Cassel, France
MUDAM, Luxembourg
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Belgique
Frac Midi-Pyrinees, France
MUba Eugene Leroy, France
MHKA / Collection Flemish Community, Anvers, Belgique





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