BIOGRAPHY
Born 1972 in Kortrijk, Belgium
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium
COLLECTIONS
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Boros, Berlin, Germany
Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, Germany
K21, Dusseldorf, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL, USA
The Warehouse, Dallas, TX, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Zabludowicz Collection London, London, UK
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
For 'Whom II, SMAK, Gent, Belgium
2017
Prometheus, VNH Gallery, Paris, France
Hof van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
2016
Auguri, Santa Sabina, Roma, Italy
T.Y.F.F.S.H., MOSTYN, Wales, UK
Kris Martin, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
MOVEABLE, VNH Gallery, Paris, France
2015
FLOREAT, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, Germany
2014
Index, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck, Austria
Noumenon, with Alicja Kwade, Sammlung Philara e.V., Düsseldorf, Germany
2014
White Cube London, UK
2013
Somebody, Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013
Künstlerraum, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
2012
DO NOT CROSS THE RED LINE, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany
Festum II, Theseustempel, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
MANDI, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
EVERY DAY OF THE WEAK, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2011
Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA
The Magnificient Seven: Hammarby! Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
2010
Festum, White Cube, London, UK
T.Y.F.F.S.H., K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kris Martin, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium
#, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium
2009
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsselsdorf, Germany
KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
2008
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
Eldorado. Kris Martin. Inter pares, Galleria d`Arte Moderna e Contemporanea GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA
What's the time?, White Cube, London, UK
2007
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA
P.S.1 MoMA, Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
My Private #5, Piazza San Marco, Venezia, Italy
2006
Deus ex machina, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
2005
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
Gegen die Strömung, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
RITUAL, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
2017
Peace Love and Light, Kunstraum Dreireich, Dreireich, Germany
The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the collection, The Henry, Seattle, USA
The Middle, Johannnes Vogt Gallery, New York, USA
Ecce Homo, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium
The Artist/Knight, Kastel van Gaasbeek, Lennik, Belgium
Meet me in Heaven, Sammlung Heiner Wemhöner, Schloss Tüssling, Tüssling, Germany
HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS AND HOW EASILY IT CAN BE BROKEN, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES,The Warehouse,Dallas,Texas, US
Dying well – False death, Museum für neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany
2016
Höhenrausch 2016, Andere Engel, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
"The Others" curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
My Phantasies, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Unter Waffen Fire & Forget 2, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany
EchtZEIT. Die Langsamkeit der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Gediegenes und Kurioses. Los Carpinteros, Ouyang Chun und Lieblingsstücke aus der Sammlung Olbricht, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
From The Collection, New - S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
Auf den Schultern von Giganten, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany
Use/User/Used/, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
2015
The Importance of Being…, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dark Ages - AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
THE PROBLEM OF GOD, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Une brève histoire de l'avenir, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
@your service, Egmont Palace, Brussels, Germany
GOLD, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, USA
Eppur si muove - art and technique, Mudam, Luxemburg in collaboration with the Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
The Importance of Being…, Museu de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sculpture in the City, London, UK
Harmonie und Umbruch. Spiegelungen chinesischer Landschaften, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Fire and Forget: On Violence, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
S, M, L, XL, MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
MATERIAL, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
PANORAMA, High Line Art, New York, USA
Repetition and Difference, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
The Importance of Being…, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
So far, so good, White Cube, São Paulo, Brazil
A man walks into a bar…., me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, Germany
How to construct a Time Machine, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
2014
Dee Zee-salut d'honneur Jan Hoet, MuZee Oostende, Oostende, Netherlands
Somebody, Everybody, Nobody, Scrap Metal, Toronto, Canada
Gold, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA
Infinite Jest, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Unter der Erde – Von Kafka bis Kippenberger, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
DIRGE: Reflections on [Life and] Death, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, USA
Alicja Kwade and Kris Martin, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany
No Such Thing As History: Four Collections and One Artist, Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich, Germany
2013
Young Collectors, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Glasstress: White Light/White Heat at the 55th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Cavalli, Venice, Italy
FOR MY EYES ONLY. VJP Collection of Contemporary Art and Design, UGM MARIBOR ART GALLERY; Maribor, Slovenia
Back to Earth. Die Wiederentdeckung der Keramik in der Kunst, Herbert Gehrisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
Defining Space, Bastei, Köln/Cologne, Germany
Dinard, Atomic Love, Ville de Dinard, France
2012
WONDERFUL – Humboldt, Crocodile & Polke, The Olbricht Collection, me COLLECTORS ROOM BERLIN, Germany
A House of Leaves – First Movement, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Goldrausch, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
PUNKT-SYSTEME. Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Im Schein des Unendlichen – Romantik und Gegenwart, Altana Kulturstiftung im Sinclairhaus, Bad Homburg, Germany
Cartographies, Fundación La Caixa, Madrid, Spain
An Incomplete History of Incomplete Works of Art, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
Particles, Messen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
Tomorrow, Bastei, Cologne, Germany
THE END, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Gent, Belgium
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute For Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
2011
Mémoires du Futur, la collection Olbricht, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
The Silver Show – 25 Years of NAK, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Die Kunst der Entschleunigung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Wunder, Desichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
29th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Untitled, 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
arkhaiologia. Archäologie in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
Commercial Break, 54th Venice Biennale, Venedig/Venice, Italy
Nod Nod Wink Wink: Conceptual Art in New Mexico and Its Influence, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, USA
The Silver Show – 25 Years of NAK, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Life, a user’s manual, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
arkhaiologia. Archäologie in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Die Kunst der Entschleunigung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Sleeping Beauties, Castle of Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium
Über die Dinge, Kunsthaus Mürz, Mürzzuschlag, Austria
Commercial Break, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture Part I, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
La Part Manquante, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris
The Flemish Masters: That’s life, curated by Filiep Libeert, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
2010
When will they finally see the power of drawing, Geukens & De Vil, Belgium
Let`s dance, Musée D`Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Exhibition, Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Before and after, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Touched, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
You can`t get there from here but you can get here from there, Apexart, New York, USA
Lebenslust und Totentanz – Lust for Life and Dance of Death. Olbricht Collection, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
Unsichtbare Schatten – Bilder der Verunsicherung, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Under Destruction, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Yesterday Will Be Better, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau, Switzerland
Intensif-Station, Künstlerräume, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London, UK
Signs of Life, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Christmas in July, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
Human Condition, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
20th Century Fox, Vanmoerkerke Collection, Oostende, Netherlands
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Larger than Life – Stranger than Fiction, 11th Small Sculpture Triennale, Fellbach, Germany
Silent Revolution, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Berlin – Paris, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin; Galerie Philippe Jousse, Paris, France
Neugierig? Kunst des 21. Jahrhunderts aus privaten Sammlungen, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
WAR, MOSTYN, Wales, UK
Berlin- Paris, Johann König Galerie, Berlin; Galerie Philippe Jousse, Paris, France
Curious?, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berlin, Germany
2009
Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
A L`épreuve, Institute D`Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Earth: Art of a changing world, GSK Contemporary, 2009, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Silent, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Vietnam
Ename Actueel, Hoofdstuk IV, Proviniciaal Archeologisch Museum, Ename, Belgium
Morality, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Das Gespinst. Die Sammlung Schürmann zu Gast im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
The Importance of the Zebra Fish, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
Moby Dick, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, curated by Jens Hoffmann, USA
Cargo Manifest, Bayrische Staatsoper, München, Germany
The Site of Silence – Der Ort der Stille, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Germany
Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennale, Athen, Greece
Beginnings, Middles, And Ends, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
Magritte et la Lumière, Almine Rech Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
On second readings, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
Born in the morning, dead by night, Leo König, New York, USA
2008
Heavy Metal, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Political / Minimal, Kunstwerke – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Ars in Cathedrali, Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule, Brüssel/Brussels, Belgium
Library, UOVO Open Office Berlin, curated by Adam Carr, Berlin, Germany
The Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin and Project Space 176, London, UK
This is not a void, Galerie Luisa Strina, curated by Jens Hoffmann, São Paulo, Brazil
When a clock is seen from the side it no longer tells the time, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
FADE IN / FADE OUT, Bloomberg Space, London, UK
L’Argent, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, France
Speicher fast voll – Sammeln und Ordnen in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland
The Eternal Flame, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
Boros Collection #1, Berlin, Germany
Past – Forward, Zabludowicz Collection 176, curated by Vincent Honoré, London, UK
Traces du sacré, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
You Dig the Tunnel – I`ll Hide the Soil, White Cube, London, UK
God is design...., Galerie Fortes Vilça, curated by Neville Wakefield, São Paulo, Brazil
Section des Miroirs, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Der eigene Weg / Perspektiven belgischer Kunst, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
Countdown, Center For Curatorial Studies, New York, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, New York, USA
All-Inclusive. Die Welt des Tourismus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
2007
Gehen Bleiben, Kunstmuseum Bonn, curated by Volker Adolphs, Bonn, Germany
Passengers, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
Some Time Waiting, Kadist Art Foundation, curated by Adam Carr, Paris, France
The Office, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
The Long Goodbye, Vanmoerkerke collection, Oostende, curated by Patrick De Brock, Belgium
The skeleton in art, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
For Sale, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Lisbon, Portugal
Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, curated by Vincent Honoré, London, UK
Invisible, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
Absent Without Leave, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Some Time Waiting, Kadist Art Foundation, curated by Adam Carr, Paris, France
Ci vediamo a casa, Perarolo di Cadore, Belluno, Italy
Troubleyn/Laboratorium, Jan Fabre, Antwerp, Belgium
My private escaped from Italy, Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Beaumont-du-Lac, France
Protections. Das ist keine Ausstellung, Kunsthaus Graz, Landesmuseum Joanneum,curated by Adam Budak, Christine Peters, Graz, Austria
Faster! Bigger! Better! Signetwerke der Sammlungen, ZKM, Museum für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
Nichts weiter als ein Rendezvous, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, curated by Ali Subotnick, Massimiliano Gioni and Maurizio Cattelan, Berlin, Germany
Message personnel, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
2006
My private escaped from Italy, International Center of Art and Landscape on the island of Vassivière, Beaumont du Lac, France
Designing Truth, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, curated by Sabine Maria Schmidt
2005
SEE history 2005 - Der private Blick, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Post Notes, Midway Contemporary Art, Minnesota, USA
2003
Gelijk het leven is, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
2001
Verklärte Nacht, Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem, Netherlands
2000
Wahnsinn, Garden of Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium