- Biography -

Rudi J.L. Bogaerts is a Belgium-based artist who works in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, photo, assemblage and film. His works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. With a conceptual approach, he reflects on the issues in both the global world and his close surroundings. This results in works by juxtaposing material and subject, often using everyday objects or images that the artist encountered in his immediate environment.

Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium

Group Exhibitions

2021 9050 knipoogt naar Van Eyck, Ledeberg-Gentbrugge (B)
2021 Composte 2021, Steenhuize-Wijnhuize (B)
2020  The Summer Exhibition 2020 (Rescheduled autumn 2020), The Royal Academy - London (UK)
2020  Steengoed, Kunstroute 2020, Oosterzele - Balegem (B)
2020  Zomersalon 2020 - Kunsthal, Ghent (B)
2019  MOSTYN Open 21 – Wales (UK)
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)
2010  Prijs van Asse - Galerie De Ziener, Asse (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)

Solo Exhibitions

2022  Op ware grootte/In real size – Huis voor kunst, Art Borgloon, Borgloon (B)
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)


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)


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


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


2011  Grant – Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg (A), residence
2010  Prijs van Asse – Galerie de Ziener, Asse (B), short listed
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), short listed
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), short listed
1989  8th Prize of the Open National Photography, Museum of Photography – Charleroi (B), Prix Clichés


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)



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