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Koen VANMECHELEN

Born in Sint-Truiden, Belgium, in 1965.

Lives and works in Meeuwen, Belgium.

Curriculum

2010
Honorary degree, Hasselt University

Awards

2013
Golden Nica, CyberArts 13, OK im OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria

Solo shows

2018
ComingWorldRememberMe, Ypres, Belgium
It's about time, Serlachius Museum, Finland

2017
Protected Paradise, Palazzo Franchetti, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Vision of the Owl, Galerie Valerie Bach, Brussel, Belgium

2016
Awakener, Wilford X, Temse, Belgium
Energy/Mass, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, USA
Planetary Community Chicken, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

2015
Koen Vanmechelen - This is not a chicken, Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands

2014
Darwin’s Dream, The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras London, UK
This is Reality - C.C.P., St. Pancras Church, London, UK
Never Green - C.C.P., Rurart, Poitiers, France
La Génération Noble – C.C.P., The Castle of Chimay, Chimay, Belgium
COMBAT – CWXRM, Bommenvrij, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
The Pied Chapel, Old Church of Vichte, Vichte, Belgium

2013
Inception – C.C.P., Wasserman Projects, Detroit, USA
Leaving Paradise, Connersmith, Washington, USA
The Mechelse Styrian – 17th Generation – C.C.P., Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia
De Wachtkamer, Schatten van VLIEG, Kruidtuin Leuven, Belgium
Handmade – C.C.P., LOMAK, Tessenderlo, Belgium

2012
Verbeke Gallery – Antwerpen, Belgium
Hybridity in art and science – C.C.P., dOCUMENTA 13 (‘The Worldly House’), Kassel, Germany
COMBAT, Landcommandery Alden Biesen, Bilzen (BE) and Art gallery De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Hotel de Inmigrantes 2 – Cosmopolitan Stranger (Collateral Event Manifesta 9), Open University of Diversity, Hasselt, Belgium

2011
Nato a Venezia, Collateral Event of 54th Biennial of Venice, Venice, Italy
Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, Art Labor, Shanghai, China
Breaking the Cage, Ikob, Museum of Contemporary Art Eupen, Eupen, Belgium
C.C.P. – In-vetro, Mediaruimte, Brussels, Belgium

2010
14th Generation: Mechelse Silky, Himalayas Center, Pudong Shanghai, China
Cosmopolitan Chicken–Diversity, Espace Européen pour la Sculpture, Parc Tournay-Solvay, Brussel, Belgium

2009
Koen Vanmechelen - The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project (DC), Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC, USA
Koen Vanmechelen - Orloff, DEWEER gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Koen Vanmechelen – The Unicorn, San Teodoro, Venezia, Italy
Koen Vanmechelen – Connection, Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussels, Belgium

2008
Koen Vanmechelen – Ten Generations, K4 Gallery, München, Germany
The Cathedral, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switserland
Het appèl van de kip / The Chicken’s Appeal, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2007
The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project – Au Salon, Marijke Schreurs Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
Koen Vanmechelen – The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey
The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project / Ten Generations, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Energy, Communication & Life, Galerie Mercator, Antwerp, Belgium
The Accident, Museum Het Glazen Huis, Lommel, Belgium

2006
The Accident, Berengo Contemporary (curator Agnes Huslein), Palm Court, Miami, FL, USA

2005
Red Jungle Fowl - Genus XY, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
Cosmopolitan Chicken Project - Virtual Mechelse Fighters, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

2004
Mechelse Dresdner, Galerie K4, München, Germany
Red Jungle Fowl - Genus XY, Z33 - Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium

2003
Cosmopolitan Chicken Project - Second Generation: Mechelse Bresse - Sex & Mortality, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Cosmopolitan Chicken Project – Mechelse Owlbeard (cur. Roel Arkesteijn), GEM Den Haag / KunstRAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cosmopolitan Chicken Project – Desire, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL); at the occasion of the show the book Koen Vanmechelen – Cosmopolitan Chicken Project by Barbara Simons & Wouter Keirse was published by Ludion Gent-Amsterdam & De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, Musée Départemental de l’Abbaye de St. Riquier, France

2002
Who’s Calling(installation), Berengo Fine Arts, Mi Art, Milano, Italy
Meeting(installation), Deweer Art Gallery, 20th Art Brussels, Belgium
Artificial Cross-breeding(installation), Berengo Fine Arts, Miami Art Fair, USA

2001
The Cosmopolitan Chicken - Between Natural Breeding and Genetic Engineering, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

2000
Meat, Meet & Me (happening) & Mechelse Bresse, La Feuille d’Or, Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium

Group Shows

2019
Glasstress 2019 (curated by Vik Muniz and Koen Vanmechelen), Fondazione Berengo, Venice, Italy
Creatures Made To Measure, Design Museum Gent, Gent, Belgium
Food: Bigger Than The Plate, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2018
Imago Mundi, Join the Dots, Trieste, Italy
New Worlds: Art between Museum and Laboratory, Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany
II Terzo Giorno, Parma, Italy
Open Codes, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Collector's Room # 19: Belgium Calling - Part I, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

2017
Open Codes, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Ecovention Europe, De Domijnen, Sittard, The Netherlands
XY - 10 jaar GlazenHuis (curator Jeroen Maes), Lommel, Belgium
Glasstress 2017, Fondazione Berengo, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy
Collector's Room # 15: A Show, Inside Out (Buitensculpturen / Outdoor Sculptures), Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
À poils et à plumes, Musée de Flandre, Cassel, France

2016
AWAKENER/LIFEBANK, DordtYart, GlassFever, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Haute-à-Porter, Modemuseum Hasselt, Belgium
Daydreaming With…Stanley Kubrick, Sommerset House, London, UK
LUCY BOAR, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2015
Evolution of a Hybrid – C.C.P., The Importance of Being…, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Hababa, Cuba, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina & Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Protected Paradise – C.C.P., Vienna for Art’s Sake, Winterpalais Prinz Eugen, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
New Brood – C.C.P., Höhenrausch, OK Center of Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
LIFEBANK/AWAKENER, Glasstress 2015 Gotika, 56th Biennial of Venice, Venice, Italy
Under Pressure – C.C.P., Proportio, 56th Biennial of Venice, Palazzo Fortuni, Italy
Unicorn, Pro-Historic – C.C.P., Belgi. Barbi e Poeti, Musée d’Art Contemporain de la ville de Rome, Italy
Arena de Evolucion - L.O.C.K., Bienal de la Habana 2015, Cuba
Cosmopolitan Chicken Kune – C.C.P., Suriname Biennial, Moengo, Suriname
Exoten, Huis Jan Buytaert, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Mechelse Cemani – C.C.P. 19, Human Parallels, 6th Hotel de Immigrantes, Jogja Biennale, India
La Biomista - Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

2014
In Captivity, Genius Loci – Spirit of Place, Lisson Gallery & Berengo Studio, 55th Interna¬tional Architecture Biennale of Venice, Italy
La Biomista, The Green Light District, BUDA, Kortrijk, Belgium
In Captivity, Glasstress Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Mechelse Sulmtaler - CCP18, Rasa (touring expo), Belgium
Out-breeding – C.C.P., Bloed, Artisit, Landcommandery Alden-Biesen, Bilzen, Belgium
Symbiosis – C.C.P., Next Door, Living Tomorrow, Vilvoorde, Belgium
Symbiosis - C.C.P., Facial Make-Over, Brussels, Belgium
Breaking the Cage - C.C.P., A touch of Steel, Klingenmuseum, Solingen, Germany
Bio-Care, An evening of Art and Science, Michigan, Detroit, USA
Sex and Mortality - C.C.P., Capita Selecta, Kortrijk, Belgium
In-Vetro – C.C.P., Museum to Scale 1/7, The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, USA
Carried by Generations, CONNERSMITH., Washington D.C., USA
Pyramid of Time/Pyramid of Brains – C.C.P., The Senate and The Big hall of the National Bank of Belgium, curated by Sven Vanderstichelen, Brussels, Belgium
In-Vetro – C.C.P. , Museum to Scale 1/7, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Under my Skin - C.C.P., 25 years Museum of Fashion, Museum of Fashion, Hasselt, Belgium
Mechelse Senegal - CCP16, Art for Air, Bernaert Auction House, Antwerp, Belgium
Carried by Generations, Resonance(s)/Weerklank(en), Brussels, Belgium

2013
Leaving Paradise, Art Sanya, Hainan Island, China
Medusa – C.C.P., Wunderkammer, Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy
Under my Skin – C.C.P., Glasstress, Wallace Collection and London School of Fashion, London, UK
CC®P – The Cosmopolitan Chicken, Cyberarts Festival, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Evolution of a Hybrid, BEAF13, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
Note Book, Beit Ha’ir, Tel Aviv, Israel
Some Make-Some Take – C.C.P., Hotel de Inmigrantes 3, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany
Evolution of a Hybrid, Pavilion 0, Palazzo Donà, Biennial of Venice, Italy
Under my Skin and Patience - C.C.P., White light/White Heat, Glasstress, Biennial of Venice, Italy
New Generation - C.C.P., Belgian Embassy (curated by Z33), The Hague, The Netherlands
Protected Paradise, Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence, France
Spawn - C.C.P., Murano >< Merano, Glasstress, MERANO ARTE, Italy
Cosmopolitan Fossil, The Eggcord and In Transit - C.C.P., Kunstenfestival Watou, Belgium
Inzicht and Coming World - C.C.P., Artzuid, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Modified Spaces - C.C.P., (Re)source, Beelden op de Berg, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Frantic – C.C.P., The exposition Vrouwenkuren, IPSOC and Dr. Ghislain, Kortrijk, Belgium
BRAFA 2013, Tour&Taxis, Brussel, Belgium
Pedigree - C.C.P. and Hybridity in Art & Science – C.C.P., Cultural Freedom in Europe, EESC (European Economic and Social Committee), Brussels, Belgium
Hybridity in Art and Science - C.C.P. and Symbiosis - C.C.P., Lieux Communs, Walloon Parliament, Namur, Belgium

2012
Hybridity in art and science – C.C.P., dOCUMENTA 13 (‘The Worldly House’), Kassel, Germany
Instead of sleeping, Glasstress Beirut, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Hotel de Inmigrantes – Cosmopolitan Stranger, Open University of Diversity, (Collateral event Manifesta 9) Hasselt, Belgium
Entwined - C.C.P., Breaking the Mold, Glasstress, MADmuseum, New York, USA
Disabled – C.C.P., SCOPE NY, New York, USA
In Transit – C.C.P., ManifestAanwezig, Kasteel d’Aspremont-Lynden, (Collateral Event Manifesta 9) Oud-Rekem, Belgium
Without Time Frame, Parallel Worlds, CIAP, Hasselt (Collateral Event Manifesta 9) (BE)Under Pressure – C.C.P., Leaving for a Living, ArtAndAdvice, (Collateral Event Manifesta 9) Hasselt, Belgium
Coming World – C.C.P., Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou, Belgium
Inzicht – C.C.P., Communicating Vessels – C.C.P., KANAL – Ondernemen is een kunst, Roeselare, Belgium
Vesta – C.C.P., Lieux-Communs, Namen, Belgium

2011
Modified Spaces – C.C.P., 4th triennial of Guangzhou, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Genetic Freedom – C.C.P., Scenarios about Europe, GFZK, Leipzig, Germany
Glasstress, Venice Projects, Venice (IT), Oslo, Norway

2010
Mediations Biennial Beyond Mediations, Tower of Babel, Poznan, Poland
Schone Schijn, Beeldende kunstmanifestatie, Heemskerk, The Netherlands
InGewikkeld, Art Gallery De Mijlpaal, Clarissenklooster, Hasselt, Belgium
The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project - Feed the world, Wijheizijweihij, Vredeseilanden, Eliksem, Belgium
The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project - Innovations and adaptation, Dak’Art Biennial, Dakar, Senegal
The Cosmopolitan Chicken – Frozen Culture Balance, Mediations, National Museum Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Parallellepipeda, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium

2009
Against Exclusions, The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, Mechelse Orloff, 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, curator Jean-Hubert Martin, Moscow, Russia
Glasstress, 53th Biennial of Venice, Venice, Italy
Becoming Intense, Becoming Animal, Becoming ..., Völkerkundemuseum von Portheim-Stiftung, Heidelberg, Germany
In Bed Together, Breaking the Cage, Royal/T, curator Jane Glassman, Culver City, USA
CIGE 2009, China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China
Superstories, 2nd Triënnale Hasselt, curator Koos Flinterman, Hasselt, Belgium

2008
Genesis: CCP 10 Generation, Zentrum Paul Klee, curator Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Bern, Switzerland
The Cathedral – Ectoplasma – CCP, Congress Centre, Davos, Switzerland
Zerbrechliche Schönheit, The Accident, museum Kunst Palest, curator Thijs Visser, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ad Absurdum, Mechelse Bresse, MARTA, curator Jan Hoet, Herford, Germany
Die Hände der Kunst, Koen Vanmechelen x Mechelse Koekoek, MARTA, curator Jan Hoet, Herford, Germany
Ephermeral Fringes, CCP Mechelse Cubalaya, curator Filip Luyckx, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
The Cosmopolitan Chicken: 10 Generations, Mediations Biennial, curators Yu Yeon Kim, Lorand Heg Yi, Gu Zhenqing, Poznan, Poland
Betrekkelijk Rustig, Lab, Kasteel Rekem, curator Annemie Van Laethem, Rekem, Belgium
Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere, CCP, curator Arno Vroonen, München, Germany

2007
Totemisimi, Medusa, National Gallery of London, London, UK
Genesis - The Cosmopolitan Chicken, Centraal Museum Utrecht, curator Emilie Gomart, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2006
Facing 1200° - Glass from the Berengo Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria
Handle with care, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
DOTS, curator Stef Vanbellingen, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

2005
Two Asias, Two Europes, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Slow Art - Neue Akzente aus Flandern und den Niederlanden (cur. Mattijs Visser), Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Super!(cur. Edith Doove), Hasselt, Belgium
LAT, Oda-Park, Venray, The Netherlands

2004
New Brood(installation), ECLiPS / 25th Anniversary Deweer Art Gallery, Transfo Zwevegem, Belgium
(W)aanwezigheden, Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Cultivando la Naturaleza (cur. Bianca Visser), Fundacion César Manrique, Lanzarote, Spain

2003
The Walking Egg, Shinchu Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Beaufort 2003 (cur. Willy Van den Bussche), Blankenberge, Belgium
Le Coq, Musée Départementale de l’Abbeye de Saint-Riquier, France

2002
3 FEB 02 (cur. Edith Doove), Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

2001
Wir sind die ander(en), Marta, Herford, Germany
www.murano.be, Venetiaanse Gaanderijen, Oostende, Belgium
Secret Gardens, Rekem, Belgium

2000
Berengo Collection, Fundacion Centro Nacional del Vidrio, La Granja, Spain
A Shot in the Head, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Storm Centers, Watou (cur. Jan Hoet), Belgium

1999
In de ban van de ring, Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium

Works permanently installed in the public space

11 September 2005, Abdijsite, Sint-Truiden, Belgium
The Walking Egg - Born, installation at the ZOL Medical Center, Genk, Belgium
Step, Demerstraat, Hasselt, Belgium