Karin Hanssen

Antwerp, 1960

 

Short biography download pdf

 

 
Selected solo and
duo shows
 
2021

EVERYTHING NOW / Variations on Desire, Sofie Van de Velde Gallery - Zuid,  April 17 - May 16, 2021

2019

RETURNING THE GAZE, survey show, Returning the Gaze, De Garage Mechelen, June - September 2019

 

RETURNING THE GAZE, survey show, Returning the Gaze, Museum Helmond (NL), March 10 – June 10 2019

 

RTG/ Frames & Fragments at Sofie Van de Velde Gallery (Lange Leemstraat 262, 2018 Antwerp), February 15 - March 2, 2019

2018

The Selection, Salon Blanc, One day solo show, + Artist talk at 2 pm, June 9, 2018 from 4-9 pm

2014

A Room of One’s Own, Roberto Polo Gallery , Brussels, (B)

2012

The Borrowed Gaze/Variations GTB at Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS), (AUS) October /November 2012
+ Artist in Residence at CCAS, (AUS) October 2012

2010 'NOW = The Time' Kunstverein Ahlen, curator Philippe Van Cauteren, Germany + book launch
2008 ABC, 1 2 3 , Crown gallery, Brussels, B
2007 As You Like It, The Agency Gallery , London, U.K.
2006 Beach, Karin Hanssen and Janice Mcnab, The Agency Contemporary, London, U.K.
2005 Karin Hanssen and Emily Wolfe, The Agency Contemporary, London, U.K.
Time Structures/Small World, Onetwenty Gallery, Ghent
2004 Modern Living, Plattform, Berlin, Germany
Modern Living, + presentation of the book // objectif_exhibitions, Antwerp
2003 Time of Your Life, La Pommerie et Mouvance, St.-Setiers, Limousin, France
1999 The Thrill of it All / Modern Living // Netwerk, Aalst
1995 I Have a Dream, Oh!, Brussels
1993 The Image of Reality, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  Shadows, Academiegalerij, Antwerp,  (N.Higher Institute F.A.Antw)
   
Selected groupshows
 
2021

CORPO, Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, collection presentation Februari 2021, Toledo, Spain

2020

ARE(N)A, Kusseneers Gallery, Curator Nils Verkaeren, Oktober 24 – November 21, 2020

 

Redirected 4x4, Kapel Falconrui 67, Curator Eva Wuytjens, Oktober 29 – November 22, Part 3 Gender November 12 – 15, 2020

 

Contemporary Art Biennial ArtAutun II, Curated by Reniere & Depla, 04.07 -27.09.2020

 

L’Heure Bleue, Sofie Van de Velde en +Plus One, New-South Antwerp, 01.08- 23.08.2020

2019

A Provisional Legacy - The Apocryphal Cabinet of the Adornes, Curated by Reniere & Depla, October 2019 - January 2020

 

Highlights for a Future, S.M.A.K, Ghent 16.03.2019 – 29.09.2019

 

Looking through rose coloured glasses at Sofie Van de Velde/Plus-One Gallery (Nieuw-Zuid), January 19 - March 3, 2019

 

K.I.P. Kunst in Puurs, Puurs, January 6 - February 28

2018

Funny, how art makes you wander…. Morbee Gallery, Knokke, July 8 – August 26, 2018

 

Everybody Loves the Sunshine, Plus One Gallery Zuid, June 30 – August 19, 2018

 

Behind Closed Doors, Pak Gistel, June 16 – July 15, 2018

 

Lust, Laughter & Liquor
Group Show  22.03.2018–06.05.2018  Galerie Sofie Van De Velde/Plus-One Gallery  Nieuw-Zuid

 

Club Concious, Group show at Observatorium, Antwerpen Dam, January 5, 2018 till May, 2018

 

The Ritual Night, curator Jan van Woensel, January 2018, Bibliotheek Driehoek, Ekeren

 

NICC - 20 years, Jubilee Group show at NIcc, Antwerp, Februari 2, 2018

 

Faces, Group show in collaboration with PAK and Museum Dr. Guislain, At Psychiatric Centre Sint-Amandus March 3 till April 26, 2018

2017

Ecce Homo 17.11.2017–25.02.2018, Geukens & De Vil Gallery
Debate (Feb 18, 2018): AMVK, Karin Hanssen, Luc Tuymans and group exhibition on several locations in Antwerp.

2016

'People and Artistic Connections', New Art Gallery Walsall
11 February - 16 July 2016 (UK)

2015

Summer Show, Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels (B)

 

A Belgian Politician, February 21 - March 28, Marion De Cannière Gallery, Antwerp (B)

2014

A Story of Absence - Een selectie uit de kunstcollectie van de Nationale Bank
20 September - 31 Oktober 2014, NBB Library , Brussels (B)

 

Punctum, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria, July 26 - Sept 21, 2014

 

Schone Kunst uit Vlaanderen, uit de collectie van de Nationale Bank van België, Museum Tongerlohuys, NL March 30 / June 22, 2014

 

Re: Painted, SMAK, Belgium, 25/01/2014 - 27/04/2014

2013

Happy Birthday Dear Academie,MAS, Antwerpen, Belgium, 08/09/2013 - 26/01/2014

 

Cadavre Exquis, LL387, Antwerp, March 2013   FILM: http://vimeo.com/65462159

 

Eye can draw, private art salon, curator Tijana Miskovic,  Damp Gallery,  Copenhagen (D) Jan-Feb 2013

2012

Fat Birds don't Fly, Netwerk, Aalst (B)

 

(Vacanza) Permanente, NICC, Antwerp (B)

2011

Collection presentation of The National Bank of Belgium : You & Me, The National Bank of Belgium (B)

  Von dort aus - Nieuwe kunst uit België/ Art nouveau de la Belgique II in the auction house Lempertz in Berlin. Galerie Christian Nagel Berlin
 

Flag Art, MuZee i.s.m. Lions Club Kortrijk

 

Von dort aus - Nieuwe kunst uit België/ Art nouveau de la Belgique II Galerie Christian Nagel Köln

 

Verzamelen / Collecting, VanAbbemuseum - Library (NL)

 

The Power of Drawing, Geukens De Vil Gallery, Antwerp (B)

 

Kanttekeningen, Museum Maagdenhuis Antwerpen (B)

2010

PPP, Mars op Oostende- MU.Zee, Oostende (B)

 

Lady and World* the Colorful Art Exhibition at 800 SHOW Art Space, Shanghai, China.

 

Aktualität eines Mediums. Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien, (A)

 

Collection presentation S.M.A.K. (B)

 

Les Choses Perdues, Vegas Gallery, Londen (UK)

 

Uit het geheugen II / From Memory, KATHO-IPSOC, Kortrijk (B)

2009

Uit het geheugen / From Memory, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (B)

 

Het zelfde en het andere. Humanisme stilstaand verbeeld, Zebrastraat,Ghent (B)

 

Fading, curator Sven Vanderstichelen, Museum van Elsene (B)

 

Monumental, land/inzicht (B)

 

Fenomenale feminateek, La Riva , Antwerp (B)

 

UN_SRC_1325  NYC in Chelsea Art Museum, NYC (USA)
Vip-off Armory Show,  curator Jan Van Woensel
Berlinde De Bruyckere, Karin Hanssen, Kati Heck, Ann Veronica Janssens, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Sofie Muller, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Cindy Wright)

 

"Aspecten van de Belgische Kunst na 1945, deel II" galler Y – VUB opening 30/01/09 -27/02/09

 

Artists of the gallery, Crown Gallery, Brussels (B)

 

Drawing Actions, De Halle, Geel (B)

2008

De Visuele Compositie van de Plaats, CCHasselt (B)

 

L’Après Moderne, Projet Midi, Brussels, curator Charles Danby (B)

 

Over The Hedge, Verbeke Foundation (B)

 

“UN-SCR-1325”, (Berlinde De Bruyckere, Karin Hanssen, Kati Heck, Ann Veronica Janssens, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Sofie Muller, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Cindy Wright), Geukens & De Vil Contemporary Art, Antwerp (B)

 

MK galerie NL, Guess who is coming, Rotterdam, (NL)

 

Trends 2008, St-Barbara college, Gent (B)

 

Dry and wet paintings, Crown Gallery, Brussels (B)

2007 New Collection, Voorkamer, Museum Wuyts -Van Campen, Lier, (B)
  Tekens aan de wand, drawings, Monumental,  (B)
  Over the Hedge, TAFA Gallery, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, China
  Donkerte/Darkness, Open Air Festival, Marc Ruyters, Antwerp, B.
  Speeltijd, KAB, Antwerp, B.
  Dry and wet paintings, Crown Gallery, Brussels, B.
  Too near, too far, Tanya Rumpff galerie Haarlem, Nederland
2006 Benefiz, Plattform Berlin, Germany
  Hundert Küsse sind besser als einer. Editionen / Krinzinger Projekte, Wien, Austria

Trends 2006, St. Barbaracollege, Ghent
2005 Yokohama 2005, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Japan
  'Capturing Utopia' , Fournos, Athens, Greece
  Belonging, Sharjah Biennial 7, United Arab Emirates
Heal the World, Third Line Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2004 Working Ethics // Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna Austria
Wish you were (t)here, Stedelijk Museum Aalst
Zie Tekening, Project Voorkamer, Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen & Baron Caroly
2003 Happiness Land, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Dialogica, Eskimopand, Ghent
2002  Act, Hedendaagse Belgische Kunst 2002, BBL Cultuurcentrum, Brussel
Kunstgrepen, Westende-Bad
L'autrui, Keerpunt, Borgerhout
Trends 2002, St. Barbaracollege, Ghent
2001 The Big Show, Healing, NICC, Antwerp
Kunst en Zwalm, Zwalm
2000 Trends 2000, St. Barbaracollege, Ghent
Geen tijd, Voorkamer, Lier
1997 De Selectie, Let's Find Gallery, Boechout
1996 Future Communication, Copenhagen, Denmark, Cultural Capital of Europe
1995 Reserve, Oh !, Brussel
1994 Het Lelijke Eendje, St.Jorispand, Antwerpen
  Building plans and Schemes, C.C. Heusden Zolder
   
Projects  
2019

Artist Talk: Philippe Van Cauteren with Karin Hanssen, Museum Helmond, April 14, 2019

2018

LOMAK, The House, Preview February 23 + talk, 2018

2015

LLS 387 Bitte Nicht Wecken
Performance They Cannot Die  
They Cannot Die by Oriol Vilanova (°1980) 2011
Regie door Gert Verhoeven
Uitvoering door 12 kunstenaressen: Greet Billet, Sara Bochour, Kristien Daem, Karin Hanssen, Kati Heck, Andrea Kränzlin, Michèle Matyn, Hilde Overbergh, Ria Pacquée, Miriam Sentler, Naira Stergiou, Leen Voet
http://users.telenet.be/lls387/losseteksten/Bitte%20nicht%20wecken_programmatie.pdf

2012 Artist in residence, CCAS, Canberra, Australia
2007 Les Dames Blanches, debate at ART BRUSSELS 2007, with Edith Doove, Ria Pacquée, Annemie Van Kerckhoven, Ulrike Lindmayr, Karin Hanssen, moderator Ken Pratt
 

Flanders House: event on the occasion of the exhibition 'As You Like It',  Flanders House, Londen. 'Present past participle' Event with lectures by Willem Elias ‘Belgian Contemporary Art’, Kaat Debo ‘Belgian fashion’  and lecture: introduction to The Troyan Horse, or the Abuse of the Conventional Image’ by Karin Hanssen, March 28, 2007

2005

Unveiled/Sharjah, Dubai, bookproject

2004 Modern Living, book with texts by Alain de Botton and Gregory Salzman, in collaboration with Objectif_Exhibitions, Antwerp,B.
2003

Unveiled/ La Pommerie, bookproject
Artist in residence, La Pommerie, St.-Setiers, France

  Happiness Land, collaboration with 5 artists, exhibitionproject and publication, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
 

 

Research Projects  
2018

LABORATORY, de nalatenschap van Lynne Cohen (1944-2014) , 2018, AP University College

2016-2018

Two year research Project - Returning the Gaze, AP University College

2011-2015

PhD research project : The Borrowed Gaze – In dialogue with time, UA/AP Hogeschool

2010-2011

BOF Project, The Borrowed Gaze/Variations GTB, UA/AP Hogeschool

2009-2010

HAP, De Verplaatsing, AP Hogeschool

   

Actions

Contemporary Women Artists in Belgium (CWAB), founder database and network for women artists in Belgium, since July 5 th, 2011

Petition for Luc Tuymans, January 2015. 

 

Monographs

Karin Hanssen | Returning the Gaze, text Charlotte Mullins, Stockmans Art Books & De Garage, 2019

Karin Hanssen | The Borrowed Gaze, text Charlotte Mullins, Lannoo publication, Tielt, 2014

The Borrowed Gaze / Variations GTB, Karin Hanssen, Track-Report, 2012
NOW=The Time (Roma Publication, 2010), catalogue of solo show at KunstVerein Ahlen, texts: Philippe Van Cauteren, Karin Hanssen, 2010
The Thrill Of It All, texts Philippe Van Cauteren, Gregory Salzman, David Broker, MER Paperkunsthalle, 2010

Modern Living, texts Alain de Botton, Gregory Salzman, Objectif_Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium Modern Living, 2004

 
Catalogues & Books

CORPO, Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art of Castilla-La Mancha, Collection Catalogue, Castilla-La Mancha, 2020

Overlap. The no man's land between art and science , Jonge Academie, KVAB, 2020

Art Autun, 2020, Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme, ISBN: 978-94-6161-611-1, Snoeck, Ghent, 2020

Brieven aan kunstenaars, Philippe Van Cauteren, 2017

ECCE HOMO, zie de mens, 2017 Eric Rinckhout

Artists' Publications: The Belgian Contribution - König Books
Johan Pas

Picturing People, Charlotte Mullins, Thames & Hudson, 2015

Punctum, Salzburger Kunstverein, texts by Boris Groys and Séamus Kealy

A Story of Absence, NBB, Brussels, 2014

Kunst Antwerpen Academie 350, MAS, Antwerpen, Belgium. september 2013. Bai, Katharina Van Cauteren, Paul Huvenne.Walter Van Beirendonck, Paul Boudens

Verzamelen / Collecting VanAbbe Museum catalogue

(When will they finally see ) the power of drawing - catalogue Geukens en De Vil Gallery, 2010

Lady and World* the Colorful Art Exhibition, Huitai Art Center Tianjin, April 2010

Het zelfde en het andere. Humanisme stilstaand verbeeld, (UVV vzw.) texts: Sonja Eggerickx en Willem Elias, 2009

Uit het geheugen, Lannoo, (texts Christine Van Broeckhoven, Marc Ruyters, Bernard Dewulf, Maja Wolny, Douwe Draaisma), 2009

Fading, 40 Belgian Contemporary Artists, DeckersSnoeck, Zwijndrecht, 2009

HTV de ijsberg mei – juni jaar 13, 2009

SMAK 07/08 annual, Ghent, 2009

Drawing actions, de Halle Geel, 2009

UN-SCR-1325/New York, catalogue Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2009

Aspecten van de Belgische kunst na 1945 deel II, Willem Elias, uitgeverij Snoeck, December 2008

UN-SCR-1325”, Geukens en De Vil, 2008

Over the Hedge, 2008

Art Brussels, 2007, 25th Contemporary Art Fair  

Speeltijd, KABerchem, Bert Danckaert, Marc Holthof, Willem Elias, April 2007 

Objectif-exhibitions [group shows] 2001-2007 , Philippe Pirotte

Art Brussels, 2006, 24th Contemporary Art Fair, The Agency Contemporary

Trends 2006

YOKOHAMA 2005 International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Art Circus [Jumping from the Ordinary], Karin Hanssen, Taro Amano
Belonging, Time Structures, Bea De Souza, catalogue of the 7th International Sharjah Biennial, april 2005
Portfolio 'Kunst NU' , SMAK, Ghent, October ‘04
Working Ethics - from a certain Flanders, text Philippe Pirotte, Krinzinger Projekte, '04
Handleiding 02-03, Netwerk Galerij, January '04
Happiness Land, Project & Project, Oktober '03
Dialogica, Autisme < = > Kunst, Peter Vermeulen, Christophe Fink, Epo, April '03
Act, Hedendaagse Belgische Kunst 2002, November '02
Kunstgrepen, Summer '02
The Big Show / Healing, Wim Peeters, Nicc, '02
Kunst & Zwalm, Geerdt Magiels en Isabelle Lemaitre, April '02
L'autrui, Images/Images, '01 
Handleiding 98-00, Edith Doove, Netwerk Galerij,  January '01
Kunst in Vlaanderen na 1975, Florent Bex, Mercatorfonds, October '01
Just an Image, Marc Ruyters, The Image of Reality, '93 
Het Lelijke Eendje, '93 
Karin Hanssen, Annemie Van Kerckhoven,  '93
 
 
Public Collections


S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

 

UBS Collection, London UK

 

Collection of the University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

The New Art Gallery Walsall, Birmingham, UK

 

Collection Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

 

White Cube, Modern Collections, London, U.K.

 

CORPO, Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Toledo, Spain

 

Van Abbemuseum library (NL)

 

Collection of the National Bank of Belgium

 

Ethias Collection, Luik, Belgium

 

Proximus Art, Brussels, Belgium

 

C&A Services, Vilvoorde, Belgium

 

Shoes or No Shoes - SONS, Belgium  
Netwerk Gallery, Aalst, Belgium  
   
Grants  
2007 Substantial grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community
2006 Substantial grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community
2005 Substantial grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community
2004 Grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community
2003 Substantial grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community
  Grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community for the book Modern Living
2002 Substantial grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community
2001 Grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community
1996 Grant of the Ministry of the Flemish Community
   
Links  

Kunstenpunt, Belgium