Kris Martin

Biography

Kris Martin (*1972) is a Belgian conceptual artist who lives and works in Ghent.

Soloshows

  • 2013

    • Somebody, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

    • White Cube, London

    • Künstlerraum, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

  • 2012

    • DO NOT CROSS THE RED LINE, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne

    • Festum II, Theseustempel, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

    • MANDI, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg

    • EVERY DAY OF THE WEAK Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover; Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn

  • 2011

    • Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

    • Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

    • The Magnificient Seven: Hammarby! Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

  • 2010

    • FESTUM, White Cube, London

    • T.Y.F.F.S.H., K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

    • Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels

  • 2009

    • Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

    • Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

    • Johann König, Berlin

  • 2008

    • Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

    • Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle

    • Eldorado. Kris Martin. Inter pares, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea GAMeC, Bergamo

    • Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

    • White Cube, London

  • 2007

    • P.S.1 MoMA, Contemporary Art Center, New York

    • Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf

    • My Private #5, Piazza San Marco, Venice

    • Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

  • 2006

    • Deus ex machina, Johann König, Berlin

  • 2005

    • Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

    • Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf

  • 2004

    • Beaulieu Gallery, Wortegem-Petegem

Groupshows

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2013

    • Goldrausch - Gegenwartskunst aus, mit oder über Gold, Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen

    • When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporay Art Detroit, Detroit

    • A House of Leaves. Third Movement, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London

    • Pataphysics, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

    • What Matters – Waar het op aan komt, Psychiatrisch Ziekenhuis Duffel, Duffel

    • Young Collectors, Maison Particulière, Brussels

    • GLASSTRESS: White Light / White Heat
, Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice

    • FOR MY EYES ONLY. VJP Collection of Contemporary Art and Design, Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor

    • Back to Earth. Die Wiederentdeckung der Keramik in der Kunst, Herbert Gehrisch Stiftung, Neumünster

    • Defining Space, Bastei, Cologne

    • Inner Journeys, Maison Particulière, Brussels

    • Dinard, Atomic Love, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard

  • 2012

    • WONDERFUL – Humboldt, Crocodile & Polke, The Olbricht Collection, me collectors room Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin

    • Private Kunstsammlung Münster – Director's Choice, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster

    • A House of Leaves – First Movement, David Roberts Art Foundation, London

    • Goldrausch: Gold in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg

    • en désordre. Neuaquisitionen der Sammlung Philara, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf

    • Sint-Jan, St.-Bavo-Kathedrale, Ghent

    • PUNKT-SYSTEME. Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

    • Im Schein des Unendlichen. Romantik und Gegenwart, Altana Kulturstiftung im Sinclairhaus, Bad Homburg

    • Cartographies, Fundación la Caixa, Barceolona, Madrid

    • An Incomplete History of Incomplete Works of Art, Galleria Francesca Minini, Milano, curated by Adam Carr

    • Particles, Messen De Clercq, Brussels

    • Tomorrow, Bastei, Cologne

    • THE END, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent

    • When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, San Francisco

  • 2011

    • Mémoires du Futur, la collection Olbricht, La Maison Rouge, Paris

    • The Silver Show – 25 Years of NAK, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

    • Die Kunst der Entschleunigung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

    • Wunder, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg

    • 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana

    • Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul

    • arkhaiologia. Archäologie in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel

    • Life A User`s Manual, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels

    • Sleeping Beauties, Castle of Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek

    • Über die Dinge, Kunsthaus Mürz, Mürzzuschlag

    • Nod Nod Wink Wink: Conceptual Art in New Mexico and Its Influence, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos

    • Commercial Break, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice

    • The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture Part I, Saatchi Gallery, London

    • La Part Manquante, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris

    • The Flemish Masters: That’s life, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, curated by Filiep Libeert

    • Under Destruction III SI Swiss Institute, New York City

  • 2010

    • The Power of Drawing , Geukens & De Vil, Knokke-Heist

    • When will they finally see the power of drawing, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp

    • Let's dance, Musée D`Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine

    • Exhibition, Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Turin

    • Before and after, Balice Hertling, Paris

    • Touched, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

    • You can't get there from here but you can get here from there, Apexart, New York

    • Lebenslust und Totentanz – Lust for Life and Dance of Death. Olbricht Collection, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems

    • Unsichtbare Schatten - Bilder der Verunsicherung, MARTa Herford

    • Under Destruction, Museum Tinguely, Basel

    • Yesterday will be better, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau

    • Intensif-Station, Künstlerräume, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

    • *Kupferstichkabinett, White Cube, London

    • Signs of Life, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

    • Christmas in July, Yvonne Lambert, New York

    • Human Condition, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz

    • 20th Century Fox, Vanmoerkerke Collection, Ostend

    • Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York

    • Triennale Fellbach

    • Silent Revolution, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

    • Berlin – Paris, Johann König, Berlin; Galerie Philippe Jousse, Paris

    • Neugierig? Kunst des 21. Jahrhunderts aus privaten Sammlungen, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn

  • 2009

    • Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami

    • A L'épreuve, Institute D'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne

    • Earth: Art of a changing world, GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    • Silent, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

    • Ename Actueel, Hoofdstuk IV, Proviniciaal Archeologisch Museum, Ename

    • Morality, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

    • Das Gespinst. Die Sammlung Schürmann zu Gast im Museum Abteiberg, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

    • The Importance of the Zebra Fish, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid

    • Moby Dick, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, curated by Jens Hoffmann

    • cargo manifest, Bayrische Staatsoper, Munich

    • The Site of Silence – Der Ort der Stille, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Münster

    • Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennale, Athens

    • Beginnings, Middles, And Ends, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna

    • Magritte et la Lumière, Almine Rech Galerie, Brussels

    • The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

    • On second readings, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona

    • Born in the morning, dead by night, Leo König, New York

  • 2008

    • Heavy Metal, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel

    • Political / Minimal, Kunstwerke – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

    • Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels

    • Ars in Cathedrali, Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule, Brussels

    • Library, UOVO Open Office, Berlin, curated by Adam Carr

    • The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin; Project Space 176, London

    • This is not a void, Galerie Luisa Strina, São Paulo, curated by Jens Hoffmann

    • When a clock is seen from the side it no longer tells the time, Johann König, Berlin

    • FADE IN / FADE OUT, Bloomberg Space, London

    • L’Argent, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris

    • Speicher fast voll – Sammeln und Ordnen in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Solothurn

    • The Eternal Flame, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel

    • Boros Collection, Berlin

    • Past – Forward, Zabludowicz Collection 176, London, curated by Vincent Honoré

    • Traces du sacré, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

    • You Dig the Tunnel – I`ll Hide the Soil, White Cube, London

    • God is design..., Galerie Fortes Vilça, São Paulo, curated by Neville Wakefield

    • Section des Miroirs, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

    • Der eigene Weg/Perspektiven belgischer Kunst
, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg

    • Countdown, Center For Curatorial Studies, New York, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis

    • All-Inclusive. Die Welt des Tourismus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M.

  • 2007

    • Gehen Bleiben, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, curated by Volker Adolphs

    • Passengers, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

    • The Office, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

    • The Long Goodbye, Vanmoerkerke collection, Oostende, curated by Patrick De Brock

    • The skeleton in art, Cheim & Read, New York

    • For Sale, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, curated by Jens Hoffmann

    • Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, curated by Vincent Honoré

    • Invisible, Max Wigram Gallery, London

    • Absent Without Leave, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

    • Some Time Waiting, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, curated by Adam Carr

    • Ci vediamo a casa, Perarolo di Cadore, Belluno

    • Trobleyn/Laboratorium, Jan Fabre, Antwerp

  • 2006

    • My private escaped from Italy, Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière

    • Protections. Das ist keine Ausstellung, Kunsthaus Graz, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, curated by Adam Budak, Christine Peters

    • Faster! Bigger! Better! Signetwerke der Sammlungen, ZKM, Museum für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe

    • Nichts weiter als ein Rendezvous, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen

    • Designing Truth, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg

    • Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, curated by Ali Subotnick, Massimiliano Gioni and Maurizio Cattelan, Berlin

    • Message personnel, Yvon Lambert, Paris

  • 2005

    • SEE history 2005 - Der private Blick, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel

    • Post Notes, Midway Contemporary Art, Minnesota

  • 2003

    • Gelijk het leven is, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent

    • The distance between Me and You, Lisson Gallery, London

  • 2001

    • Verklärte Nacht, Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem

  • 2000

    • Wahnsinn, Garden of Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle

Contact

For further information please contact Julia Köhler via e-mail or call +492113014360.

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  • Saturday
    12.00 pm—2.30 pm
  • We are closed on Saturday, September 17th and October 1st, 2016