Balleux  Stephan (Guest Artist)

Balleux Stephan (Guest Artist)


Stephan Balleux
For twenty years, Belgian artist Stephan Balleux, born
in 1974 and active in Brussels, develops an artistic practice
multidisciplinary based on deconstruction and reconstruction
of the pictorial act.
Signs of his analytical gaze on the media environment
through which it is traversed (a visual flow that we experience
all on a daily basis), the different artistic proposals
by Stephan Balleux are based on an invariable act, that of a
collection of heterogeneous images from films, clippings
press, magazines, personal photographs etc.
By a game of assembly and combinations of the different images
collected, he builds an artistic corpus where the construction of a
image-painting becomes a metaphor for an existential questioning
on the human condition.
The work of Stephan Balleux is often highlighted in the eye
of the virtuosity of execution shown by the painter, developing
de facto a constant problem of questioning about the
visible and more precisely on appearance.
Imbued with trans-historical references borrowed from science
humanities such as anthropology, mythology, the history of
art, literature and philosophy, Stephan Balleux develops a
complex and ambiguous work which, in addition to questioning the place of
the artist and the function of painting today, reveals the obsession
of the artist to grasp the mechanisms of the powers of the image




Stephan Balleux
Born 21 March 1974, Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Artist & Teacher, Head of Department Painting , Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels
Studies and Residencies
2012 Fondazione Aurelio Petroni, San Cipriano, IT.
2010 Sundaymorning@ekwc (Bourse Smart asbl), s’Hertogenbos, NL.
2009 Wardlow Art Residency, Melbourne, AU.
2003-2004 Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Anvers, BE.
1998 Fondation de la Tapisserie, Tournai, BE.
1992-1996 Department Painting , Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels, BE.
1995 Program Erasmus Accademia Di Brera, Milano, IT.
1988-1992 Department Painting , Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels, BE.
2016 Prix Gustave Camus, BE
2014 Prix Jean & Irène Ransy, BE
2003 Prix Godecharles, BE
2002 Prix Echo Médiatine, BE
1999 Prix Jos Albert, BE
Exhibitions SOLO/DUO (selection)
Bounce, with Cédric Dambrain, Le musée du Botanique, Brussels.
“La Poussière des Météores”, Lavallée, Brussels, BE.
“Based on True Events”, FR76, Brussels, BE.
Oh You Pretty Thing, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, USA.
Norvis, installation in situ, Musée La Boverie , Liège, BE.
Double Trouble, Art Brussels, D+T project, Brussels, BE.
Søren’s Chamber, D+T project, Brussels, BE.
Mothers, La galerie particulière, Paris, FR.
Dark rooms, Art on Paper, D+T Project, Bozar, Brussels, BE.
La peinture et son double, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, BE (Catalogue). Curator :
Dominique Païni.
Solo Show, D+T Project, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL.
Balleux /Prinz, D+T project, Brussels, BE.
Clopen Set, Maison de la culture, Namur, BE (Catalogue).
The Withdrawing Room, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, DE (Catalogue).
Mème, ISELP, Brussels, BE.
The Study, Larmgalleri, Copenhague, DA.
Spectrum, WEproject, Brussels, BE.
Paradise lost paradise, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, BE.
Sui generis, Think 21 Gallery , Brussels, BE.
Reflux Stills, Sherin Najjar gallery , Berlin, DE.
They shoot horses don’t they, Wardlow Art Residency, Melbourne, AU.
Brothers, Tink 21 Gallery , Brussels, BE (Catalogue).
Der Schlaf der Vernunf gebat Traume, Beat Gallery, avec David Leleu, Berlin, DE.
Curator : François Danthine.
Monographies d’artistes arts 00+5, Médiatine, Brussels, BE. With Gudny Rosa
Ingimarsdottir. (Catalogue).
Painting painting 1.1, Grusenmeyer art gallery, Deurle, BE.
Group Show (selection)
Magma, triennale Louvain La Neuve, Musée L, Louvain La Neuve.
Mono, Jacob Smits Museum, Mol, BECurator : Tom Liekens.
3 collectionneurs #7, été78, Brussels.
The gulf Between, De Warande, Turnhout, BE.
L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA.
La montagne, Lavallée, Brussels, BE.
Molière project #4, Lycée Molière, Brussels, BE.
Private choices, La centrale, Brussels, BE.
Dalonaz 1, Atelier Brice Guilbert, Brussels, BE.
Kontrapunkt, Antwerp, BE.
Arture#6, Ressegem, BE.
Stephan Balleux, Sébastien Bonin, Léa Bélooussovitch, Hannu Prinz, D+T project,
Brussels, BE.
Rien ne va plus, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, BE. Curator : Juan d’Oultremont.
Ta.Bu, Maison particulière, Brussels, BE.
Het Wonderkabinet, Ghent universiteit, Ghent, BE. Curator : Tom Liekens. (Catalogue).
Capita Selecta, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, BE. Curators : Joan Delcourt et Monia Warnez
Art Public Tournai, Tournai, BE (Catalogue).
Art at the Core: The Intersection of Visual Art, Performance and Technology, Hudson
Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA.
Voyages intérieurs, Maison particulière, Brussels, BE.
Huiselijke storingen, CC Het Gasthuis Aarschot, BE (Catalogue).
Brisure – Affinités artistiques, Belfius Banque, Brussels, BE. Curator: Stef Vanbellingen.
The End of Everything/A New Beginning, LARMgalleri, Copenhague, DA.
Pop-up, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, BE (Catalogue).
Aspiration factory, Aeroplastics gallery, Brussels, BE.
Présent, La centrale électrique/de markten, Brussels, BE (Catalogue).
Rouge, Maison particulière, Brussels, BE.
Jubilations héroïques, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, FR. Curator : François Delvoye.
De Dürer à Jan Fabre. Chefs-d'oeuvre, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, BE.
ABC-Art Belge Contemporain, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, FR .
Curators : Dominique Païni et Pascale Pronnier (Catalogue : Artpress2).
Coup de Ville, Sint-Niklaas, BE . Curators : Jan Hoet et Stef Vanbellingen (Catalogue).
In Time, Robert Miller Gallery, NYC, USA. Curator : Tim Goossens.
Rites de passage, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, NL. Curator : Pier Luigi Tazzi.
Fading, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, BE. Curator : Sven Vanderstichelen (Catalogue).
Un-Scene, Wiels Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, BE . Curators : Devrim Bayar, Charles Gohy et Dirk
Snauwaert. (Catalogue).
Amusez-vous, Galerie Koal, Berlin, DE. Curators : Johan Delcour et Monia Warnez.
Atelier Berlim, Galeria Presenca, Porto, PO. Curator : Jurriaan Benschop.
Artes digitales, B.U.D.A, Kortrijk, BE. Curators : Christophe Dejaeger.
Screening Artes digitales, Tellic arts exchange, Los Angeles, USA.
Pushing the canvas, De Garage, Mechelen, BE. Curators : Koen Leemans. (Catalogue).
Video Killed the Painting Star, Domus 2002, Salamanca, ES. Curators : Paco Barragan et
Javier Panera.
Factura, De Markten, Bruxelles, BE. Curator : Fik Vangestel.
Film premiere screening 001 (The exhibition re-curated). Ellen de bruine Project, Amsterdam, NL. Curator :
Jan Van Woensel.
Victorian Circus II, Brakkegrond, Amsterdam, NL. (Catalogue).
La Belgique visionnaire, Bozar, Brussels, BE. Curator : Harald Szeemann

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