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Rudi Bogaerts is a Belgian based artist who works in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, photo, assemblage and film.
His works focuses on concrete questions that determine our existence, by framing and reframing actual issues in the global world.
With a conceptual approach, he reflects on these issues in a particular translation.

Lives and works in Gentbrugge, Belgium

Solo Exhibitions

2016  Overweg – WARP – Welzijnshuis, Sint-Niklaas (B)
2015  Blind spot observer – Casa Argentaurum, Ghent (B)
2013  Spatie-Espace – Casa Argentaurum, Ghent (B)
2009  Hinweise zum Lexikon – Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (B)
2008  This photo has notes – CC Hasselt, Hasselt (B)
2007  Lexicon – Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (B)
2006  Et le Manuel – Gallery Argentaurum, Knokke-Zoute (B)
2005  Images Volées – Gallery Argentaurum, Knokke-Zoute (B)

Group Exhibitions

2018  Krasj 4 – Ninove (B)
2017  Land van Fotografie – Ghent (B)
2017  MOSTYN Open 20 – Wales (UK)
2016  Cosmos of Hope – Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (US)
2016  Prestige IV: No Comment, Ghent (B)
2016  Kunstenparcours WEL-COME – Sorry Not Sorry, Ghent (B)
2016  TWINTIG – Voorkamer, Lier (B)
2014  Fotografie herontdekt – Zebrastraat, Ghent (B)
2013  Johan De Wilde: 'Ik wordt' – Voorkamer, Lier (B)
2012  Leaving for a living @ Parallel Events Manifesta 9, Genk (B)
2011  Group Show – Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg (A)
2010  Group Show – Casa Argentaurum, Ghent (B)
2009  Labyrint 09 / Writings and Observations – Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba (S)
2009  Summer show III – Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (B)
2009  53rd Venice Biennial’s official satellite – project 'Détournement', Venice (I)
2009  10+2 ½ jaar Voorkamer – Voorkamer, Lier (B)
2008  Summershow II – Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (B)
2007  Home is where the heart is – Voorkamer, Lier (B)
2007  Summershow – Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (B)
2006  LINEART – Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (B)
2005  De Lichte Kamer – Galerie S&H De Buck, Ghent (B)

Projects

2001  In situ project 'Positions' – CEI construct, Neder-Over-Heembeek (B)
1999  In situ project 'De Ontmoetingsmuur-Mur de Rencontre' – Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region, Brussels (B)

Collections

1993  French National Collection (by Jean-Claude Lemagny) – Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (F)

Bibliography

2009  Monograph 'Hinweise zum Lexikon' – text Inge Braekman, Les cahiers d’Aline, ISBN 978 94 901 3600 0

Grants

2011  Grant – Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg (A), residence
2010  Prijs van Asse – Galerie de Ziener, Asse (B), selection
2007  The Viewing Program and Artist Registry’s pool – Drawing Center New York (US), selection
2005  Prize for Plastic Arts of the Province of East-Flanders – Ghent (B), selection
1990  Prize for Plastic Arts of the City of Harelbeke, Photography – Harelbeke (B), 2nd mention
1990  Prize of the Province of Antwerp, Photography – Antwerp (B), selection
1989  8th Prize of the Open National Photography, Museum of Photography – Charleroi (B), Prix Clichés

Education

1994-1995  School of Arts (KASK) – MFA in photography, Ghent (B)
1987-1990  School of Arts (KASK) – dept. photography & film, Ghent (B)
1984-1987  School of Arts (KASK) – dept. painting + dept. graphics + dept. sculpture, Ghent (B)