Koen Delaere

Koen Delaere (1970, BE), lives and works in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

For Koen Delaere, the paint has to do the work. He creates by engaging in a form of performative expression that echoes the spontaneous energy of live music concerts and is not shy of unorthodox methods and experiments to achieve this. Simultaneously, Delaere creates paintings that are clearly directed and from which all coincidence has disappeared. They are autonomous objects: explosions of a deep poetic intensity that finds its way to the viewer through the material and the artists ability to modify it.

Koen Delaere is known for his highly structured and rhythmic paintings. The physical act of painting, as well as the physical presence of the painting that almost becomes a sculpture through its materiality, are an obvious trait of his work. Now the notion of corporeality is added as a vantage point for a visual language of physical experience. For the last four years, Delaere’s studio practice could be defined as ‘looking out’, meaning that the paintings he made in his studio all referred to an experience that had taken place outside the studio, like travelling to the desert of Nevada, or visiting a concert of bands like Oneohtrix Point Never and Cocaine Piss.


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Biography - Koen Delaere

Koen Delaere, Confusion is sex, 2020, Acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 250 x 175 cm.

Koen Delaere, 
'XTal', 2019, acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 215 x 150 cm.

Koen Delaere, About Dancing 10, 2020, Work on paper: Drawings and mixed technique, 70 x 50 cm.

Koen Delaere, 
'FastWalker', 2019, acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 180 x 125 cm

Koen Delaere, 'Tinogey', 2019, acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 190 x 130 cm.

Koen Delaere, About Dancing 5, 2020, Work on paper: Drawings and mixed technique, 70 x 50 cm.

Koen Delaere, Heart and soul, 2020, Acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 215 x 150 cm
.

Koen Delaere, 
'Acrid Avid Jam Shred', 2019, acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 215 x 150 cm.

Koen Delaere, 'Only last week I noticed That the colors of the lights of my studio are the same as the ones you conjure in my mind: red', 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 215 x 150 cm

Koen Delaere, Confusion is sex, 2020, Acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 250 x 175 cm.

Koen Delaere, 
'XTal', 2019, acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 215 x 150 cm.

Koen Delaere, About Dancing 10, 2020, Work on paper: Drawings and mixed technique, 70 x 50 cm.

Koen Delaere, 
'FastWalker', 2019, acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 180 x 125 cm

Koen Delaere, 'Tinogey', 2019, acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 190 x 130 cm.

Koen Delaere, About Dancing 5, 2020, Work on paper: Drawings and mixed technique, 70 x 50 cm.

Koen Delaere, Heart and soul, 2020, Acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 215 x 150 cm
.

Koen Delaere, 
'Acrid Avid Jam Shred', 2019, acryl medium, pigment and oil paint medium on canvas, 215 x 150 cm.

Koen Delaere, 'Only last week I noticed That the colors of the lights of my studio are the same as the ones you conjure in my mind: red', 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 215 x 150 cm

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 CV Koen Delaere

Born 1970 in St. Michels, Bruges, Belgium
Lives and works in Tilburg, the Netherlands

Selected Solo/Duo exhibitions

2020
ABOUT DANCING, online exhibition, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
DYNAMO, duo Arthur Löwen, fiebach, minninger GbR, Cologne (DE)
NUDES, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2019
BODY/HEAD, solo, Van Horn, Düsseldorf (DE)
Shake Rattle Roll, with Ide André, PARK, Tilburg (NL)

2018
Koen Delaere / JCJ Van der Heyden, Noord-Brabants Museum, Den Bosch (NL)
Ants on Shrimp, Galerie Richard (NYC), New York (USA)

2017
OH YOUVE GOT BLUE EYES OH YOUVE GOT GREEN EYES OH YOUVE GOT PINK EYES OH YOUVE GOT BLACK EYES, with Johan Tahon, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam (NL)
EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago (US), with Johan Tahon, rep. by Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam (NL)
Scenarios of Desire, cur. by Colin Huizing, with Bas van den Hurk, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
Charles Lutz & Koen Delaere, with Charles Lutz, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zürich (CH)
IMAGES DU FUTUR, with Jens Wolf, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam (NL)

2016
Zinging Tangerine Getting Overwhelmed, with Jeroen Doorenweerd, The La Brea Studio, Los Angeles (USA)
Vaya, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York (USA)
Koen Delaere & Hidenori Mitsue, with Hidenori Mitsue, BOESKE HOFLAND amsterdam leipzig, Leipzig (D)
Wipe that Simile of Your Aphasia, Rod Barton, Brussels (B)
Koen Delaere, with Bas van den Hurk, Whatspace at Halsey Mackaye Gallery, East-Hampton, NY (USA)
Koen Delaere, with Wendy White, Van Horn Gallery at COFA Düsseldorf (D)
VOLTA NY, New York (USA), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2015
Karp/Rye, with Ryan Wallace, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
In Curved Air, Van Horn Gallery, Düsseldorf (D)
VOLTA 11, Basel (SWI), with Johan Tahon, rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2014
Beaches & Canyons, Rh Contemporary, New York (USA)
Classic Stacks, with Geoff Hippenstiel, Peter Makebish Gallery, New York (USA)
Zinging Tangerine, with Jeroen Doorenweerd, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)
Zest de Soleil, with Daniel Schubert, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2013
Wichiti, with Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Herbstundgang, with Michael Kirkham, Spinnerei/Galerie ASPN, Leipzig (D)
Nouns, PS Projectspace, Amsterdam (NL)
Koen Delaere, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf (D)
Interpunction, Galerie Tanja Pieters, Gent (B)

2012
I Only Get Horny When Due Laughs, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Confusion is Sex, Koffer, Berlin (D)
Wob bop a loo bop, Rojo Artspace, Milano (IT)
Battle, with Jeroen Doorenweerd, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL)

2011
The Axis of Praxis, Onomatopee, Eindhoven (NL)
We do the dive everytime we dance, Pompgemaal Residency Mondriaanfonds, Den Helder (NL)
Celebrated Summer, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2010
The Discipline without the discipline of another discipline, IBB Willemstad, Curacao (NL)

2009
In my mind I save it, in despair I need it, in panic I forget it, to death I owe it, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL)
Free, Locuslux Gallery, Brussels (B)

2008
Youth, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL)
Koen Delaere, Dick de Bruijn Contemporary Art, Middelburg (NL)
Toon Michiels en Koen Delaere, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch (NL)

2007
Wolvecamp Prize, Kunstcentrum Hengelo (NL)
Koen Delaere, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL)

2006
Neue Bilder, Autocenter, Berlin (D)

2005
Koen Delaere, Museum de Pont, Tilburg (NL)

Selected Group-Exhibitions

2020
Hallucinogenic, curated by Koen Delaere, Gerhard Hofland Gallery en Project Space on the Inside, Amsterdam (NL)

2019
The Score, curated by Jan van der Ploeg, De Apotheek, Amsterdam (NL)
Scenarios of Desire II, Emergent, Veurne (BE)
Comrades of Time, group exhibition during Art Basel, Hardspace, Bazel (CH)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Out of Office – Treasures from Corporate Collections, cur. by VBCN, Singer Museum, Laren (NL)

2018
Out of Office – Treasures from Corporate Collections, cur. by VBCN, Singer Museum, Laren (NL)
10 Years Base-Alpha Gallery – Part III: Prospects, Base-Alpha Gallery, Antwerp-Borgerhout (BE)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2017
UNTITLED Miami Beach, Miami (US), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Permanent Repetition, Arti et Amicitiea, Amsterdam (NL)
viennacontemporary, Vienna (AT), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2016
UNTITLED Miami Beach, Miami (USA), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Bête Noire, Candyman (Happy Birthday Dion Neutra), The Neutra Museum, Los Angeles (USA)
ExpoChicago, Chicago (USA), rep. by Van Horn, Düsseldorf (D)
A Full Open Hand, Drippings, And Carefully Masked Lines, Galleri Jacob Björn, Copenhagen (DE)
Viennacontemporary, Vienna (AT), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
From Scratch, Pictura Dordrecht, Dordrecht (NL)
Mixed Signals, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm (S)
Menin Road / Ypernstrasse, cur. by Johan Tahon, on the road from Menen to Ypres (B)
VOLTA12, Basel (CH), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL), Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
PS, Snap Projects, Lyon (F)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2015
My Other Car is A Painting, Gebr. Lehmann Gallery, Dresden (D), w/a.o. Wendy White, Bas van den Hurk, Hiroki Tsokuda, Yugoslav Mitevski
Telecom Hawaii, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York (USA), with Daniel Schubert and Evan Robarts
Works on Paper, Hunted Projects, Tilburg (NL), w/a.o. James Krone, Razvan Boar, Max Frintrop
Art Cologne with Van Horn Gallery (D), w/a.o. Jan Albers, Wendy White, Katherina Fritsch
Art Dallas with Ana Cristea Gallery, New York (USA), with Ravzan Boar, Evan Robarts
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), with Johan Tahon, Daniel Schubert, rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), with Daniel Schubert, Jan van der Ploeg, rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2014
Comrades of Times Comrades of Time Comrades of Time, Whatspace at VIP-programme Art Brussels (B), w/o.a. Chris Succo, Micheala Eichwald, Bas van den Hurk
Beautiful Changes, Rh Contemporary, New York (USA), w/a.o. Tyra Tingleff, Shaan Syed, Stephan Dill
Sha-Boogie-Bop, Anonymous Gallery, New York (USA), w/a.o. Wendy White, Kadar Brock, Austin Lee
Artist as Producer II, Alpineum Produzenten Gallery, Zurich, w/a.o. Bas van den Hurk, Peggy Frank, Jamie Schneider, Lorinde Verhees, Gerlach & Koop
Whatbar #14, 511 West 25th Street, New York (USA), w/a.o. Chris Succo, Cheryl Donegan, Manor Grunewald
Studio Life, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL), w/a.o. Mark Manders, Maria Roosen, Woody van Amen, Erik Andriesse
Amsterdam Drawing, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Dallas, Dallas (USA), rep. by Rh Contemporary, New York (USA)

2013
Comrades of Time Comrades of Time Comrades of Time, Cell Projectspace, London (UK), w/a.o. Wade Guyton, Marlie Mul, Magali Reus – Curated by Chewdays
The Legend of the Shelves, Autocenter Berlin (D), w/a.o. Thomas Zipp, Thomas Scheibitz, Joep van Liefland, Marlie Mul
They Died With Boots On, Teksas, Graested (DK), w/a.o. Frank Ammerlaan, Jan van der Ploeg, Ronald de Bloeme
Nieuw Nieuwer Nieuwst, Museum Bommel-Van Dam, Venlo (NL), w/a.o. Gregor Hilderbrandt, Ger Lataster, Hans van Hoek
The Artist as Producer, Whatspace/Stichting Bewaerschoole, Haamstede (NL), w/a.o. Joris van Moortel, Manor Grunewald, Marijn van Kreij, Bas van den Hurk

2012
Nova, Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paolo (BR), w/a.o. Rafeal Rozendaal, Bill Viola, Rosa Menkmann, Pink Flojd
Picasso Grid, Autocenter, berlin (D), w/a.o. Bas van den Hurk, Marijn van Kreij
Against Interpretation, Onomatopee, Eindhoven (NL), w/a.o. Wade Guyton, Cheryl Donagan, Joelle Tuerlincx
Comrades of Time, Projectspace, Tilburg (NL), w/a.o. Josh Smith, Gedi Sibony, Amanda Ross-Ho
The Multiple Show #2, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam (NL), w/a.o. Klaas Kloosterboer, Martijn Schuppers
Present Forever, Fatform, Bijlmer Amsterdam (NL), w/a.o. Melanie Bonajo, Job Koelewijn, Derk Thys

2011
I Can’t, I Can’t, I Care, SMBK De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL), w/a.o. Bas van den Hurk, Martijn Hendriks, Vaast Colson
What’s Up, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht (NL), w/a.o. Maaike Schoorel, Malin Persson, Sara van der Heide
Yummy Yummy Yummy I got love in my tummy, Scheld’apen, Antwerp (B), w/a.o. Michiel Ceulers, Xavier Noriet Thome, Tom Poelmans
Revolt & Despair, Gunter, Antwerp (B), w/a.o. Bas van den Hurk, Vaast Colson, Dennis Tyfus
Boo, Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL), w/a.o. David Ostrowski, Michail Pirgelis, Harm van den Dorpel
In the Spur of the Moment, Nest, The Hague (NL), w/a.o. David Blade, Remco Torenbosch, David Ostrowski
Let’s Jam, Incubate Festival, Tilburg (NL), w/a.o. Momo, Harm van den Dorpel, Thomas I’anson
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2010
Nova Artscapes, Scion Gallery, Los Angeles (USA), w/a.o. Momo, Yago Horthai, Rebecca Ward
A Thing is a Thing in a Whole which it’s Not, Temporary Gallery, Cologne (D), w/a.o. Thea Djordjadze, Sebastian Dacey, Iannis Varelas, David Ostrowski
Rojo nova, Musea da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paolo (BR), w/a.o. Chicks on Speed, Merzbow, Carsten Nicolai, Maya Hayuk
Making Do: Uses and Tactics II, Kaplans Gallery, Chicago (USA), w/a.o. Marjolijn Dijkman, Lorelinde Verhees, Bas van Den Hurk
The Non-Obvious Bar, The Boadicea, London (UK), w/a.o. Markus Vater, Jeremy Willet, Alistair McClymont, Bas van den Hurk
The Platinum Metre, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL), w/a.o. Wendy White, Olaf Holzapfel, Tatjana Doll, Michiel Ceulers
The Destroyed Room, The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin (D), w/a.o. Aids-3D, Felix Schramm, Isa Melsheimer, Paul lee, David Ostrowksi
WHATBAR #5, Studio Tonnard, Gand (B), David Jablonowski, Anselm Kiefer, Jens Wolf, Joelle Tuerlinckx, David Ostrowski
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL) rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2009
Bolsa de Arte, Sao Paolo (BR), w/a.o. Beatriz Milhazes, Cildo Mereiles, Jeff Koons
Auktion, NAK, Aachen (D), w/a.o. Kris Martin, Fischli & Weiss, Walter Dahn
NL, Drie Raum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Cologne (D), w/a.o. Jan van der Ploeg, Rob Scholte, Frank Ammerlaan
On a clear day I can see forever, Whatspace, Tilburg (NL), w/a.o. Andre Butzer, Thomas Zipp, Bjorn Dahlem
Wahlverwandschaft, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen (NL), w/a.o. Marthe Wery, Rene Daniels, Raoul de Keijser
The Last Real Painters, Resy Muijsers Galerie, Tilburg (NL), w/a.o. Jan van der Ploeg, David Ostrowski, Simon Hemmer, Andreas Breunig
Art Brussels, Brussels (B), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2008
Difracted Solstice, Aeroplastics, Brussels (B), w/a.o. James Lee Byars, Francis Morellet, Txiki Margalef
AC3, Autocenter, Berlin (D), w/a.o. Andre Butzer, Ronald de Bloeme, Dominic Wood
Visual Moods, Stadsgallerij Heerlen (NL), w/a.o. Ronald Zandvliet, Rob Birza, Ben Akkerman
Und, Croxhapox, Ghent (B), w/a.o. Jan van der Ploeg, Pieter Vermeersch, Julian Daspher
Can’t, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam (NL), w/a.o. Thomas Winkler, Sven-Ole Frahm, Marius Lut
Elementaire Deeltjes, Covra Middelburg (NL), w/a.o. Guy Mees, Daan van Golden, Raoul de Keijser
Art Brussels, Brussels (B), rep by. Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL) rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Show Off Paris, Paris (FR), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2007
Thank You, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden (NL), w/a.o. Marlene Dumas, Rob van Koningsbrugge, Krijn Giezen
AC1, Autocenter, Berlin (D), w/a.o. Armen Eloyan, Alexandra Leykauff, Jeroen Jacobs
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Cologne, Cologne (D), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2006
Room With A View, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL), w/a.o. Raoul de Keijser, Gunther Forg, Jan Schoonhoven
Public Image, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg (NL), w/a.o. Franz Ackermann, Os Gemeos, Erik van Lieshout, Fabian Marcaccio
Intersection, Resy Muijsers Contemporary (NL), w/a.o. David Ostrowski, Tomoko Kawachi, Karel Wouters
Art Cologne, Cologne (D), rep. by Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), rep. by Dick de Bruijn Gallery, Middelburg (NL)

2005
Toonbeelden, Museum De Pont, Tilburg (NL), w/a.o. Marc Mulders, Guido Geelen

Education

1996 Bachelor Painting, cum laude, Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg (NL)

Educational Projects

2014 Mentor in Mentoring programme by Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam (NL)
2013 Master in Master//Apprentice programme by Kunstpodium T De Pont and Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam (NL)
2011 ICICIC i.c.w. Vleeshal Middelburg (NL), Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam (NL), Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven (NL), Artez Fine Arts Arnhem (NL) and E-Flux (USA)
2010 Let’s Jam icw Incubate Festival and Artez Fine Arts Arnhem (NL)
2010 Making Do icw BKKC, Cist and Post-St.Joost (All NL)
2009 Opera icw Fontys Hogescholen (visual arts / dance / theatre / conservatorium)

Residencies

2016 La Brea Studios, Los Angeles (USA)
2015 CCA Andratx, Mallorca (S)
2011 Pompgemaal Mondrian Fund, Den Helder (NL)
2010 IBB Curacao, Mondrian Fund, Curacao (NL)
2002 EKWC Residency and Stipend for Young Artists, Den Bosch (NL)
1995 De Pont Residency and Stipend, Museum de Pont, Tilburg (NL)

Awards / Stipends / Grants

2010 Basisstipend BKVB Fund, Amsterdam (NL)
2006 Wolvecamp Price for Painting
2004 Basisstipend BKVB Fund, Amsterdam
2002 Johan Diepstraten Stipend for Painting, Breda (NL)
2002 EKWC Residency and Stipend for Young Artists, Den Bosch (NL)
2000 Basisstipend BKVB Fund, Amsterdam (NL)
1995 De Pont Residency and Stipend, Museum De Pont, Tilburg (NL)

Selected Collections

ABN Amro Bank
Rabobank
AkzoNobel
Ahold Art Foundation
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Vleeshal Middelburg
Mizohu Bank London / Japan
CCA Andratx Mallorca
Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal Leiden
Noord Brabants Museum
Museum Dordrecht
DSM Heerlen
Achmea Nederland
Bouwfonds Nederland
Van Lansschot Bankiers
And various esteemed international private collections

 

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