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1969
geboren in Kortrijk, Belgien | born in Kortrijk, Belgium
Lebt und arbeitet in Antwerpen und Berlin | lives and works in Antwerp and Berlin

Studium an der Nationalen Hochschule der Schönen Künste Antwerpen und der Reichsakademie für Bildende Künste Amsterdam | studied at Koninklijke Akademie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium and at the Reichsakademie für Bildende Künste Amsterdam, Netherlands


Einzelausstellungen | Solo Exhibitions

2016
Olympia, KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst,  Berlin

2015
FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand
VideoBox, March 2015. Oil workers..., Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brüssel
David Claerbout. Donner du temps, MAMCO, Genf
The Quiet Shore, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington NZ
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München

2014
Grijs I Grey, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
Johnen Galerie, Berlin

2013
David Claerbout, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz
Interfuit, Yvon Lambert, Paris

2012
The time that remains, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
The time that remains, Parasol Unit, London
Diese Sonne strahlt immer, Secession, Wien
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren
MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto

2011
The Time That Remains, WIELS, Brüssel
Serious Games. Krieg – Medien – Kunst, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
David Claerbout: Architecture of Narrative, SFMoma, San Francisco

2010
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
Gl Holtegaard, Holte
Uncertain eye, Pinakothek der Moderne, München

2009
MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado, Lisabon
Castello di Rivoli
The Shape of Time, De Pont museum voor hedendaagse kunst/museum of contemporary art, Tilburg
Hauser & Wirth, London
venue pompidou show, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen
Yvon Lambert, Paris

2008
After the Quiet, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
Pompidou venue, National Museum of Contemporary Art at Athens Conservatory, Athen
Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Then Came This, Yvon Lambert, New York
Photographers gallery, London
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
MIT LIST Visual Arts Center, Boston
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2007/08
David Claerbout, Centre Pompidou Paris, espace 315, Paris (travels to MIT LIST Visual Arts Center, Boston; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Galleries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

2007
'David Claerbout. Works from the collection, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique Brüssel
Arena, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen
Nationalgalerie Prag, Prag

2006
Curator's Eye – Vol. 1 David Claerbout, Nichido Contemporary Art – NCA Gallery, Tokyo

2005
Gezeiten - Background Time, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Dundee
Visisble Time, Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
Le Magasin, Musée Dauphinois, Grenoble

2004
Lenbachhaus Kunstbau, München
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor
Herbert Read Gallery, Canterburg

2003
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen
Galleri K, Oslo
CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago di Compostela
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

2002
Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

2001
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München

2000
Reflexive Figuration, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten, Amsterdam
Huis aan de Werf, Utrecht
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
Project for the Internet: Present, Dia Center for the Arts, New York

1999
De Vereniging, S.M.A.K., Gent
Caryatids (Permanent Sound-Installation commissioned by Christian Kieckens, Architects), Hallen, Kortrijk

1998
Etablissement d'en Face, Brüssel

1997
Montevideo Galerie, Antwerpen
Argos, Kanal 20, Brüssel


Gruppenausstellungen | Group Exhibitions

2015
The Importance of Being..., Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana I Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires I Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro
Cera Collection, Museum M, Leuven
Julia Margeret Cameron, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Gent
Sammlung Haubrok, Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin
The Collection of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, Schaulager, Basel
RAY Fotografieprojekte, MMK & partner institutions, Frankfurt am Main
Louisiana Art Museum, Humlebaek
L'homme, le Dragon et la mort, MAC's, Hornu

2014
still (not) moving, Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin
43rd International Film Festival: Spectrum Shorts, Rotterdam
Igal Ahouvi Art Collection: The Towering Inferno (The Babylon Trilogy, Part 1), The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
Propaganda für die Wirklichkeit, Museum Morsbroich, Morsbroich
El Hotel Electrico, MUHKA, Antwerp
Variations of the Moon, Nam June Paik Art Center, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Kore9th
PIXELS OF PARADISE/Image and Belief, edition of the International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts BIP2014, BAL, Liège
Early Works, Johnen Galerie, Berlin
19 Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Sydney
Laboral Centre de Arte y Creación Industrial, 'Datascapes', Gijon ES
L'image suivante ..., MAC's, Hornu BE
The Illusion of Light, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Bad Thoughts-Collectie Martijn en Jeannette Sanders, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Days of Endless Time, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Projects for a Monument to the Anthropocene, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
Dialogue (with John Gerrard), MUHKA, Antwerp
De Zee – salut d'honneur Jan Hoet, MU.ZEE, Oostende

2013
More Light, 5th Moscow Biennale, Moskau
Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Kopenhagen
Baza(a)r Belg(i)e, Centrale for contemporary Art, Brüssel
The Red Queen, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmanien
Dinard, l'Amour Atomique, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard
Collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character, MUHKA, Antwerpen
De collectie, SMAK, Gent
Rythm in it – Vom Rythmus in der Gegenwartskunst, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
Datascapes, Foundation Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
Slow: Marking Time in recent Photography and Film, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville
Happy Birthday Dear Academie!, MAS Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerpen
ArtInternational, Istanbul
Pièces Montrées-La Collection impossible, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis
Sharjah Biennal II, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich und Goya - Die Erschütterung der Sinne, Galerie Neue Meister Staatliche Gemäldegalerie Dresden
Performing Still Images: Matthew Buckingham and David Claerbout, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
The Tolerant Home – 400 Years of Liberal Culture in Amsterdam, Chambres des Canaux /several locations in the city of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Musée d'Art moderne et Contemporain, permanent collection, Strasbourg

2012
Equal Dialogue, West China International Art Biennal, Yinchuan Chin
The Undercurrent of Boredom, Lothringer13/Halle für internationale Gegenwartskunst, München Kalte Rinden – Seltene Erden, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel
Static Movement, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Klang und Stille – Synästhetische Aspekte von Film und Video, Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, München
7th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (Media City Seoul 2012) Spell on you, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
GEOZAVOD Building, 'MIKSER 2012, Sarvala, Belgrad
The Undercurrent of Boredom, lothringer 13 halle, München
De pleuranten Lief en leed, Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum, Bruges
Cities of Gold and Mirrors, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
Sin-Jan, St. Baafs Kathedrale, Gent
Found Footage: Cinema Exposed, Eye film instituut nederland, Amsterdam
Museum Brandhorst, München
Contour On Tour, De Loketten in the Flemish Parliament, Brüssel
Le Grand Atelier, MAC's Grand Hornu, Grand Hornu
Istanbul Modern, 'La La La Human Steps / contemporary surreal drawings from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen', Istanbul
Disappearances, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina/CAN

2011
Aschemünder, Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, HdK, München
The Un-bearable Lightness of Being, Yvon Lambert, New York
Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitain Museum
of Photography, Tokyo 2011
Out-Of-Sync. The Paradoxe of Time, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Serious Games. Krieg-Medien-Kunst, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
Sunrise (project room), De Pont museum for contemporary art, Tilburg

2010
Photoespana, Madrid
Next Generation, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo

2008/09
La vidéo, un art, une histoire, Musée Fabre, Montpellier

2008
Endless Sphere, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiew
PhotoEspana, Circullo de Bellas Artes, Lissabon
Monet and Venice, Beyeler Fondation, Basel
Rêver l'horizon, autour de Paysage (1840) de Turner, Beffroi du Louvre, Lens à Bruay-la-Buissière (Pas-de-Calais)
Stutter and Twitch, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto
The Morning After. Videoworks from the Goetz Collection, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Sichtbarwerden, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Car Culture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art,
The Subversion of Standstill / Die Subversion des Stillstandes, Halle 14, Universal Cube, Leipzig / ACC Gallery, Weimar
Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT
Doing it my way - Perspectives on Belgium Art, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst

2007/08
Going Staying. Movement, Body, Place in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn

2007
Perspektive - Neuerwerbungen, Schenkungen und Wünsche der Sammlung für Gegenwartskunst im Lenbachhaus", Lenbachhaus, München
Varios Artistas Idilio 1, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca
The Leading Thread, CAB Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos
In the Eye of the Storm, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
Herzlija Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Stutter and Twitch, Bard College center for curatorial studies, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Other than film, Filmfestival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Imagination Becomes Reality (works from the Goetz collection), ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
Mois de la photo, Montreal
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Flash Cube, Seoul
Intocable. El ideal de la transparencia, Patio Herreriano Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Valladoid
Love Addiction: practices in video art from '67 to the present', Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Montefalcone
Anachronism, Argos, Brussels
Portrait de l'autre. L'hospitalité. Le rejet, Musée d'Ixelles, Ixelles

2006/07
Touch my Shadows, Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski Warschau | Warsaw

2006
Art unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Suisse
The Sublime is Now! Das Erhabene in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf/ Bern, Switzerland
Click Doubleclick – das dokumentarische Moment, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Paleis vor schoone Kunsten, Bruxelles
Message personnel, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Annagramme, MAC's Grand Hornu – Musée des Arts Contemporains, Hornu, Belgium
Review: Collection Pierre Huber, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
Something more than feeling, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, USA
Slow Motion, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Idylle, Pheonix Werke, Hamburg; DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, National Gallery, Prague
On/Off, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
Nr. 14 Light Play, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Beyond Cinema, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Intouchable, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Brighton Photo Biennial, Argus Building, Brighton, UK
Image in Motion, Dumont-Wyckhuyse, Roeselare, Belgium

2005/2006
Fast Nichts – Minimalistische Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

2005
Lisboa Photo 2005, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon
Belgique Visionnaire, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles
Slow Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Flandern und den Niederlanden, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Voisins Officiel, Musée d'art moderne, Lille, France
Shadow Play. Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art – An Homage to Hans Christian Andersen Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark; Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany; Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
What's New, Pussycat?, Museum für Moderne Kunst MMK, Frankfurt am Main
Double Vision, Biennale Prague, Prague
Miniature from eighteenth century until today, Fondazione Torino Musei, Torino, Italy
Private View 1998-2000. Collection Pierre Huber, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Monopolis, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Fast nichts. Minimal artworks, Hamburger Bahnhof, Rieckhallen, Berlin
Manchmal weiss ich nicht, ob ich etwas wirklich erlebt oder ob ich es in einem Film gesehen habe. Von Olaf Breuning bis Sam Tayler-Wood. 33 Videoarbeiten aus der Sammlung Goetz in München, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon

2004
Do You Believe in Reality?, Taipei Biennial, Taipei
Works I told you about, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Channel Zero, Montevideo, Amsterdam
Working Ethics. An Exhibition from a certain Flanders, Krinzinger Projekte, Wien
Non-Sect Radical: Contemporary Photography III, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Ralentir vite, Le Plateau, Paris
94-04. Zehn Jahre Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst in Dresden e.V., Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden
Don't Think About Me, I'm Alright. Julie Becker, David Claerbout, Ei Arakawa. Green Naftali Gallery, New York
DVD Lounge Incidents / De Nachten, deSingel, Antwerp

2003
War (What is it Good for?), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Attack! Kunst und Krieg in den Zeiten der Medien, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien
under ground, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden
Body Matters, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo
Outlook, Technopolis, Benaki-Museum, Factory, Athen
Gelijk het leven is. Belgische kunst uit de collectie van het SMAK, SMAK Stedelijk Museum Voor Aktuele Kunst, Gent
Fast forward: Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
Guided by Heroes, Z 33, Hasselt
...lautloses irren, ways of worldmaking, too..., Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, Berlin
Still/Move, Caermersklooster, Gent
Contre/Temps. Thierry Kuntzel. David Claerbout, CRAC Centre de Recherche et d'Action Culturelle, Valence
Once upon a time..., MUHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen

2002
Malerei ohne Malerei, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
31st International Film Festival, Rotterdam
Haunted by Detail, De Appel, Amsterdam
Teaser, daadgalerie, Berlin
L'Herbier et le Nuage, Musée des arts contemporains MAC's Grand-Hornu, Hornu
Art & Public, Genf
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Group Exhibition, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen
Das Museum, die Sammlung, der Direktor und seine Liebschaften, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

2001
Berlin Biennale 2, Berlin
La Vertité est Ailleurs, Centre Pour L'Image Contemporaine, Genf
Unreal Time Video, Korean Art Foundation, Seoul
Aubette, Museum Dhondt-Daenens, Deurle
Unreal Time Video, Korean Art Foundation, Seoul
Winter Exhibition: Tiong Ang, Serhiy Bratkov, David Claerbout, José Antonio Hernandez-Diez, INOVA Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Videoserie in der Black Box, 6 Künstler – 6 Positionen, Sammlung Goetz, München
Touch me..., Cultural Centers Strombeek, Sint-Niklaas, Roeselare
Passion, Galerie Ascan Crone, Part I in Hamburg, Part II in Berlin, Berlin

2000
L'opera, Un Chant d'Etoiles, La Monnaie, Brüssel
Le Grand Hornu, Mons
Limmerick City Gallery of Art, Limmerick
Huis aan de Werf, Utrecht
18th World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam

1999
Collection Flemish Community, Hallen, Bruges
Trouble Spot, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerpen
Nuevos Caminos, Vigo
FRI ART Centre for Contemporary Art, Freiburg
Dis-Location, hARTware, Dortmund
Reflexive Figuration, Galerie Ferdinant Van Dieten, Amsterdam
Fotohof, Salzburg

1998
Not strictly private, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld
Intimate Strangers, Gallery by Night, Budapest
Beelden buiten 1998, Tielt
Grown in frozen time, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld
I never promised you a rose garden, Beelden Buiten, Tielt

1997
Watertoren, CHK Vlissingen
Pica en Flandes, Barcelona
Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brüssel

1996
Tekeningen en projecten, Montevideo Gallery, Antwerpen


Preise | Awards

Will-Grohmann-Preis der Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2007

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David Claerbout

The White House, 2006
Single channel wide-screen video projection, color, stereo over headphones & speakers 
Edition 4/5

David Claerbout

Dancing couples (after: Couples at square dance, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, 1939 or 1940, 2008
Single channel video installation
1920x1600 hd progressive, color, silent, aprox. 10 min

David Claerbout

The Quiet Shore (03 A), 2011
Black /white photo on Baryte paper
56,25 x 100 cm
Edition 6/6 + 2 AP + 1 AC

David Claerbout

The American Room (second movement), 2009/2010
Single channel video projection, color, 5 channel surround sound 
22 min., loop
Edition of 5 + 1 AP + 1 AC

David Claerbout

The Quiet Shore (40 A), 2011
Black /white photo on Baryte paper
56,25 x 100 cm
Edition 6/6 + 2 AP + 1 AC

David Claerbout

Oil workers (from the Shell company of Nigeria) returning home from work, caught in torrential rain, 2013
Single channel video projection, HD animation, color, silent, duration endless
Edition of 7 + 1 AP + 1 AC

David Claerbout

Highway Wreck, 2013
15 min 35 sec loop
Single channel video, HD animation, black & white, silent
Edition of 7
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