nikolaas demoen

nikolaas demoen’s work does not ‘focus’, it is not intended to solve social or political problems, it is not clear who or what it ‘examines’, it does not challenge art history, nor does it seek alliance with it, it is not critical of this or that – it is work that makes the space and the distance between an action and a final result visible and tangible, just as hands do when we look at them long enough.
text by Christophe Van Gerrewey, Oog Blue; Posture Editions N° 00

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2019

  • Group exhibition Highlights for a Future — De Collectie (1) at S.M.A.K., 16.03 – 29.09.2019

2018

  • Book launch Namaak at Vandenhove Centrum voor architectuur en kunst. Performance ‘Les Mots et les Choses’ with: Marketa De Borggraef, Maxim Ryckaerts, Stien Stessens, Gustave Demoen and Dido Woelders
  • solo exhibition Komen en Gaan at d’apostrof, Meigem-Deinze
  • solo exhibition Replay at Convent, Gent
  • solo exhibition at Galerie EL, Welle with: Marketa De Borggraef, Maxim Ryckaerts, Stien Stessens, Bob Vanden Broeck en Dido Woelders
  • exhibition Da & Da at Galleria MLF, Brussels. With: Vincent de Roder, Stefaan Dheedene, Jonathan Michels and Adriaan Verwée. Curator: Luc Derycke

2017

  • Group exhibition All you need is the lavatory at Croxhapox, Gent.
  • Discuter laPeinture exhibition at Mu.ZEE, Oostende
  • Publication Discuter la PeintureMER. Paper Kunsthalle. With text by Phillip Van den Bossche and Hans Demeyer (Dutch/English) – 14 × 21 cm – 84 pages – ISBN 978 94 9232 156 5
  • Le Nouvel Observateur at kasteel hof ter Saksen, Beveren. With: Karel Breugelmans, Henk Delabie, Hans Demeulenaere, Koba De Meutter, Paul Gees, Gauthier Oushoorn, Roeland Tweelinckx, Dimitri Van Grunderbeek, John Van Oers, Adriaan Verwée and Dirk Zoete. Curator: Paul Gees
  • The Hairdresser at The Mothership, Antwerp

2016

  • Publication in DW B – literair tijdschrift ‘Eigentijd. Over schrijven en het bewustzijn’. La Maison du Génie, 10 collages /
  • Publication on the occasion of the exhibition Surprise at NETWERK, Aalst. With: Gerard Herman, Nel Aerts, Dirk Zoete, Jean Bernard Koeman, …
  • Group exhibition Dopplereffect in VOORKAMER, Lier. With: Joris Ribbens, Rik De Boe, Joris Van De Moortel, Koen Sels, …

2015

  • Book launch Tamelijk at Netwerk, Aalst. Performance for 31 readers, 31 poems and 1 drawing. With: Oshin Albrecht, Michaël Borremans, Inge Braeckman, Vaast Colson, Katrien Daemers, Geoffrey De Beer, Kristoffel Demoen, Koba De Meutter, Karen Dumoulin, Carl De Strycker, Benjamin Eggermont, Marc Goethals, Stefaan Hautekeete, Rik Hemmerijckx, Els Heyde, RokusHofstede, Marc Kregting, Kris Latoir, Volkmar Muhleis, Mira Sanders, Koen Sels, Philippe Van Cauteren, Lieve Van de Ginste, Joke Van Den Heuvel, Carole Vanderlinden, Hannelore Van Dijck, Hilde Van Fleteren, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Frank Van Houtte, Tom Van Imschoot, Paul Vermeulen
  • Limited edition S.M.A.K.: MilleRegrets, print on pillow (7x) 63 × 63 cm
  • Group exhibition Positie kiezen in Emergent galerie & vereniging, Veurne. With: Vaast Colson, Wim Cuyvers, Els Dietvorst, Koba De Meutter, Griet Dobbels, Dora Garcia, Adam Leech, Kurt Ryslavy, Marcel Tarelkin, Stijn Van Dorpe, Veronik Willems & Sophie Anson
  • exhibition/film/book launch at the S.M.A.K. Gent, ‘L’Homme qui marche’. Music composed & played by Joachim Badenhorst/
  • Publication ‘In Courtesy of the Unknown’ – Posture Editions N° 14. With text by Sofie van Loo, Marc Kregting

2014

2013

  • VideoRoute in the neighbourhood Aalst (opening 7.12)
  • Exhibition ‘Siennois’ in galerie EL, Welle.
  • Group Exhibition ‘Constructies’ in Emergent galerie & vereniging, Veurne
  • Exhibition in LOODS 12 ‘Interlude’, Wetteren
  • Group exhibition LE ROUTIER with: Adriaan Verwée, Weld, Jan Wyffels, Damien De Lepeleire, Piet Mertens, Dieter Durinck, Merlyn Paridaen, Frank Van Hiel, Michiel Ceulers
  • Group exhibition ‘One day show’ Loods 12, Wetteren

2012

  • book launch and presentation at the S.M.A.K. Gent, Posture Editions N° 0, 1 and 2. With Adriaan Verwée and Paul Gees

2011

L’Homme qui Marche — Part of the exhibition ’De Collectie (1) Highlights for a Future’ at S.M.A.K. Ghent, 16.03 – 29.09.2019

Reversible — Video in loop 16×9, 2010. Exhibition ‘Gradient’ at Verzameld Werk Ghent, 02.12.20 – 19.02.2011. With De Vylder Vinck Tailleu, Gestalte & Labt

Five proposals for a sculpture — Foam, 1.50 × 1.90m, 2010. Performance by Sumalin Gijsbrechts at Netwerk Aalst, 21.10.2011

Oog.Blue — Wood and rubber, 2011. Exhibition ‘L’inconnu’ at Netwerk Aalst, 10.09 – 20.11.2011 (Foto Piet Mertens)

Siennois — Collage from a series of 18, 2013. Exhibition ‘Siennois’ at galerie El Welle, 29.09 – 27.10.2013

Nu descendant l’escalier — video in loop 16×9, 2013. Exhibition ‘Siennois’ at galerie El Welle, 29.09 – 27.10.2013

Birdsong — Film and sculpture, 2014. Performance at the exhibition ‘Vibrations Off’ Honoré d’O at Kristof De Clercq Gallery Ghent 16.11 – 21.12.2014. With Inge Braeckman, Koba De Meutter

L’Homme qui Marche — Video in loop, 5’ 40”, 2015 (music composed and played by Joachim Badenhorst). Exhibition ‘L’Homme qui marche’ at S.M.A.K. Ghent, 01.02 – 15.03.2015 (Foto Adriaan Verwée)

In Courtesy of the Unknown — Book, 21 × 29.7cm, 76 pages, 2015. Posture Editions N°14 — isbn 978 94 9126 214 2. With text by Sofie van Loo and Marc Kregting. Launched at S.M.A.K. Ghent, 01.02.2015

Suprematisme — Work on paper (variable dimensions), 2015. Exhibition ‘L’Homme qui Marche’ at S.M.A.K. Ghent, 01.02 – 15.03.2015

Tamelijk — Artist book with 31 poems and a drawing, 21 × 28.7cm, 36 pages. Poëziecentrum. Launched 19.12.2015 at Netwerk Aalst — isbn 9789056552961

L’Inconnu — Duratrans in lightbox, 30 × 45 × 8cm, 2015. Exhibition ‘L’Homme qui marche’ at S.M.A.K. Ghent, 01.02 – 15.03.2015

Table illuminée avec un livre sur El Greco — Sculpture, 2011. Exhibition ‘a one day Show’ at Loods 12 Wetteren, 14.04.2013. With Ignace De Vos, Nicolas Kozakis, Adriaan Verwée

Invitation sculpture — 100 sheets of paper, plastic, 21 × 15 × 4 cm. Exhibition ‘The hairdresser’ at The Mothership Antwerp, 28.01 – 25.02.2017

Very light sculpture — Foam and fan, 2017. Exhibition ‘The hairdresser’ at The Mothership Antwerp, 28.01 – 25.02.2017

Hair — Glazed ceramics, various dimensions. Exhibition ‘The hairdresser’ at The Mothership Antwerp, 28.01 – 25.02.2017

2’44” — Sketch for a video in loop, 2017 (music by Georg Phillip Telemann with Franz Brüggen at the recorder, 1965). Exhibition ‘Le Nouvel Observateur’ at Hof ter Saksen, Beveren 28.05 – 24.09.2017

Birdsong — Leporello, limited edition of 8, 2017

Jean Baudrillard — one of the 10 french philosophers in the video-installation on 3 screens. Exhibition ‘Discuter la Peinture’ at Mu.ZEE Oostende, 15.04 – 06.08.2017

Discuter la Peinture — video-installation on 3 screens with the sound of birdwhistling. Exhibition at Mu.ZEE Oostende, 15.04 – 06.08.2017

Discuter la Peinture — Book, 14 × 21cm, 84 pages, isbn 978 94 9232 156 5. Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2017. With text by Phillip Vanden Bossche and Hans Demeyer

La maison du génie — a series of 10 collages, cover of DW B magazine, september 2016

La maison du génie — a series of 10 collages published in the DW B magazine, september 2016

Oui, Non — woodcut for a publication on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Surprise’ at Netwerk Aalst, 24.09 — 18.12 2016

Peut-être — woodcut with an echo at the exhibition ‘all you need is the lavatory’, croxhapox Ghent, 26.11 – 31.12.2017

Sartre et L’Homme qui marche — oilpainting (detail), at the exhibition ‘Komen en Gaan’, D’Apostrof Meigem, 18.11 – 16.12.18

Onze Nietzsche — video in loop, reading-performance at the book release of ‘Onze Nietzsche, catechismen’, poems by Marc Kregting published by Het Balanseer Ghent, 24.11.2013

Spie — sculpture in plywood, 110 × 70 × 30 cm, at the exhibition ‘Da & Da’, curated by Luc Derycke, with Adriaan Verwée, Vincent De Roder, Stefaan Dheedene and Jonathan Michels at Gallery MLF Brussels, 12.01 – 24.02.18

Oui-Non — audio-installation at the exhibition ‘Da & Da’, curated by Luc Derycke, with Adriaan Verwée, Vincent De Roder, Stefaan Dheedene and Jonathan Michels at Gallery MLF Brussels, 12.01 – 24.02.18

Les mots et les choses — performance at the opening of the exhibition at gallery El Welle, 21.01 – 04.03.2018. With Markéta De Borggraef, Maxim Ryckaerts, Dido Woelders, Bob Vanden Broeck and Stien Stessens

Replay — an exhibition of 14 postposters. With contributions by Kim Beirnaert, Michaël Bussaer, Casier/Fieuws, Lisa De Brouwere, Luc Derycke, Jan & Randoald, Inge Ketelers, Joris Kritis, Gestalte, Julie Peeters, Ruttens-Wille, Pauline Scharmann, Stien Stessens and Roger Willems in a scenography designed by Bart Dehaene architects, Convent Ghent, 04.05 – 17.06.18

Replay — an exhibition of 14 postposters. Contribution by Jan & Randoald (inspired by the exhibition Positie Kiezen, Emergent Veurne). Convent Ghent 04.05 – 17.06.18

Labyrint — small sculpture, woodcutprint on folded mica, 2019

Gordijn — oilpainting (detail), at the exhibition ‘Komen en Gaan’, D’Apostrof Meigem, 18.11-16.12.18

Namaak — artistbook with 54 poems and 14 woodcuts, 15 × 22 cm, 72 pages, isbn 9789056551179. Published by poëziecentrum Ghent, 2018

De groene tafel — oilpainting (detail), at the exhibition ‘Komen en Gaan’, D’Apostrof Meigem, 18.11 – 16.12.18

Oog.Blue — Backcover of the very first Posture Editions N° 0, isbn 9789491262005. Launched at Netwerk, center for contemporary art, 21.10.2011

Perform, position, play — drawing in an artist-book of Lawrence Weiner, work in progress with Luc Derycke

Pigeon feathers — a series of 500 woodcutprints of different pigeon feathers as invitation for ‘Les mots et les choses’ at gallery El Welle, 21.01 – 04.03.2018

Seven sticks — edition of 7 sculptures, 2011, foam, wood, rubber

Painting and disappearing — action in the studio, 2019