Emmanuel Van der Auwera

Emmanuel Van der Auwera (b. 1982, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Through films, VideoSculptures, conceptual projects and installations, Van Der Auwera unravels the simulation and framing of messages, exploring conceptual and formal filters in the production and dissemination of images. He studied in France at the École supérieure d’Art in Clermont-Ferrand (2005-2008) and at Le Fresnoy: Studio national des arts contemporains (2008-2010). He is Laureate of a post-academic course at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent (2014-2015) and recipient of the Langui Award of the Young Belgian Art Prize. His work has recently featured in exhibitions at Wiels, Centre Pompidou, BIP - Biennale de l’Image Possible, Extra City, Meymac Contemporary Art Centre, “Indiscipline,” Palais de Tokyo (curated by Devrim Bayar/WIELS), “Now Belgium Now,” LLS 387, Antwerp, “A Prisoner’s Cinema,” Iselp, and “The End of the World,” Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato, Italy). Van der Auwera’s work is currently on view in the exhibition “Private Choices” (featuring works from 11 leading private Belgian collections) and in the exhibition “Angst” at the Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, Belgium as well as the exhibition EcceHomo in Antwerp. In May 2018, Van der Auwera will have a solo exhibition at the Mu.ZEE museum in Ostend, Belgium and in January 2019, he will open his first major solo exhibition in the United States at Dallas Contemporary (curated by Justine Ludwig).




Everything Now is Measured by After, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Be, 2017
Art Rotterdam - Art New Section, Harlan Levey Projects, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2016
Techno City - Solo Show, ARTS BRUSSELS, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Be, 2015
TEOTWAWKI, Biennale Jeune Creation, Watch this space 7, La Galerie Commune, Tourcoing, Fr, 2013
Monographie Arts 10+3, La Médiatine, Brussels, Be, 2013
O Superman, ISELP, Brussels, Be, 2013
O Superman, IKOB - Museum of contemporary art, Eupen, Be, 2013
Cave / Construction / Ruin, WIELS Museum, Brussels, Be, 2013
Science goes art, Fondation Roche, Basel, Switzerland, 2012
Bring us to ourselves, Module Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Fr, 2011

Ecce Homo, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Nov 2017 - February 2018
Expo Chicago, Chicago, USA, September 2017
Centrale For Contemporary Art, Privale Choices, Brussels, Nov 2017 - May 2018
Directing the Real, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Lo Schermo dell'arte, Florence, Italy, Nov - Dec 2017
Dalonaz, Royal, Brussels, September 2017
Re-Art2, Zaventem, Belgium, September 2017
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 2017
La Piel del Mundo, Gallery JosédelaFuente, Spain, July - September 2017
Hotel Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017
Antwerp Art Weekend, Belgium, 2017
Wiels 10th Anniversary/Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, 2017
Dallas Art Fair, Harlan Levey Projects Booth, Dallas, USA, 2017
L'implosion politique du corp, Paris, 2017
Art Brussels, Harlan Levey Projects Booth, Brussels, Belgium, 2017
Zona Maco, Zsona Maco Mexico Arte Centemporaneo, Mexico, 2017
CC De Shekel, MAART Kunstroute, Waregem, Belgium, 2017
Wrong Parallels, Galerie Jeune Création, Paris, France, 2017
In/Out, Grey Light Projects, Brussels, Belgium, 2017

The End of the World, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, 2016
Indiscipline, Palais de Tokyo, (WIELS Program), Paris, Fr, 2016
Expo Jan Cremer - Multiplier, FransMasereel Cebtrum, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2016
BIP - Biennale de l'Image Possible, Liège, Be, 2016
A Prisoners Cinema, Iselp, Brussels, 2016
Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Extra City, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Be, 2016
Tous Belges, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Meymac, Abbaye Saint André, Fr, 2016
Hors Pistes - 11th edition, Performance Central Alberta - Centre Pompidou, Paris, Fr, 2016
Art Brussels, Contemporary Art Fair, Discovery section - Harlan Levey Projects, Be, 2016
Now Belgium Now - LLS 387, Antwerp, Belgium, 2016
IMPRINTS - Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, 2016
KIKK Festival, Namur, Be, 2016
One more Take, Geraadsbergen, Be, 2016
Techno City, Point Culture, Brussels, 2016
Performance Central Alberta, Campo, Gent, Be, 2016
Do you speak Synergy, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, 2016
Working Title Situation - Performance : Central Alberta, Brussels, 2016
Les Papillons de Mai, Galerie V2, Le Vecteur, Charleroi, Be, 2016
The act of staring at the sun, Zwart Wild, Gent, Belgium
Festival Kicks, BPS22, A Certain Amount of Clarity, Charleroi, Be, 2016
De loin aussi d'ici, Marrion de Canière, Antwerp, Be, 2016
De Nieuwe Omstandigheden, Crohapox, Gent, Be, 2016

Hors Pistes Brussels, Performance Central Alberta, Galeries Cinéma, 2015
HISK Final Show, Gent, Be, 2015
And it Doesn't matter if the phone Rings, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art-Special Program, Moscow 2015
2m3, Performance, Brussels, 2015
Etcetera III, SMAK, Gent, 2015
Perceptive, Plagiarama, Galerie Rivoli, Brussels, 2015
ETE 78, Brussels, 2015
Young Belgian Art Prize, Bozar, Brussels, 2015 
Shifting Ground with Thomas Depas, CLOVIS XV, Brussels, 2015
First Without Words with Olivier Dekegel, ISELP,  Brussels, 2015
Screening : "The Theatre of Oklahoma", Les Ateliers Vortex,  Dijon, Fr, 2015
HISK Open Studios, Ghent, Be, 2015
TRAFIC, Home cinéma, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2015
Family Maters, De La Charge, Brussels, 2015
Soirée Pan / Found pixel, La Panacée, Montpelier, Fr, 2015
Need, private office, Paris, Fr, 2015

Limited Access, International Festival of moving images, Tehran, Iran, 2014
La force du changement, Hotel Charleroi, Charleroi, Be, 2014.
Fallen from grace with Klass Vanheedrawing and Egon Van Herrewegh, Broelmuseum, Kortrik, Be, 2014
31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, A Certain amount of clarity, Kassel, Germany, 2014
Prix Du Hainaut des Arts Plastiques, Ath, Belgium, 2014
18th JIHLAVA IDFF, A Certain amount of clarity, competition section Short Joy, Czech Republic, 2014
Men with broken hearts, De La Charge, Brussels, 2014
HISK Open Studios, Ghent, Belgium, 2014
ART BRUSSELS, Contemporary Art Fair, Hisk Cafe, 2014
Screenings, carte blanche à Michigan films, A Certain amount of clarity, Théâtre De Poche, Brussels, Be, 2014
Fata Morgana, IKOB - Museum of contemporary art, Eupen, Be, 2014

Galeries Cinéma , Screening Bring us to ourselves Mikhaïl, WIELS program, Brussels, 2013
Cinéma 104, Bring us to ourselves Mïckael, La Citadelle, The Theatre of Oklahoma, Pantin, France, 2013
TRAFIC, Home Cinema, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2013

Zinebi 54, "45 Magnun" co-director Jacques Loeuille, Bilbao, Spain, 2012
KUNSTVLAAI Festival of Independents, The Theatre of Oklahoma, Red Shoes programme, Amsterdam, 2012
Nuit Blanche, The Theatre of Oklahoma, Brussels, 2012
Ville en Abîme, Hotel Charleroi, Charleroi, Be, 2012
Prix Médiatine, Brussels, Belgium, 2012
L’Europe des esprits ou la fascination de l’occulte 1750-1950, AUBETTE 1928, Strasbourg, Fr, 2012
De La Charge, Brussels, 2012

All hell broke loose, Ancienne Bibliothèque Municipale, Tournai, Be, 2011
Made in Choi, Atelier Choi, Paris, France, 2011
Bird's eye view of..., Fine Arts Museum of Charleroi, Be, 2011
To hug a snake, Les Subsistances, Lyon, Fr, 2011
56ème Salon de Montrouge, La Fabrique, Montrouge, Fr, 2011
ABC Art Belge Contemporain, Fondation Culture et développement, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2011
Jeune Artiste La Libre, La Libre Belgique, Be, 2011
La Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Cahors, France, 2011
Festival L'Ososphère, Strasbourg, 2011
Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, Fr, 2011
Theatron Open-Air-Festival, Munich, Olympiaparc, Germany, 2011
Festival Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, Quebec, 2011

ABC Exhibition of Belgian Contemporary Art, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, Fr, 2010
Festival les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany, 2010
Soft Machine -Panorama 12, LE FRESNOY, Tourcoing, Fr, 2010
Up-and-coming Festival, Hanovre, Germany, 2010
FIIE, Paris, France, 2010
Soirée Flare, Musee Fabre, Montpelier, France, 2010
Lille 3000, Gare saint-sauveur, Lille, France, 2010

Festival International du Court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, Fr, 2009
Étrange Festival, Paris, Fr, 2009
Les Enfants du Sabbat 10, Centre d’art contemporain Le Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers, 2009
Tout est si simple, La Tôlerie and Galerie in Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand, Fr, 2009
Un Archipel d'expériences - Panorama 11, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, Fr, 2009

Première, CAC Meymac, Abbaye Saint-André, Fr, 2008
Festival International du Court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, Brèves Digitales, 2008
Festival Vidéoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2008



Presidential Suite, Commissioned by Penthouse Art Residency, with Egon Van Herreweghe, 40p, edition of 75, 2017
H ART #166, Emmanuel van der Auwera, text by Ray Wollaert, BE January 26, 2017
ASX // Americansuburbx, essays, Shortly after the catastrophe, Text by Ive Stevenheydens, January 2017
La Libre Belgique, text by Claude Laurent, BE, January 2017
Bruzz, White noise, blue canvas : Emmanuel Van der Auwera at Harlan Levey Projects by Kurt Snoekx, BE, January 2017
The End of the World, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Exhibition Catalogue, 2017
L'ECHO, Les Primes de la réalité au sujet du BIP Liège, text by Mélanie Noiret, Saturday 26 August, 2016
The Word Magazine, Portfolio Reports : Artist Emmanuel Van der Auwera cautionary tales by Dorien Schelfhout, BE, October 2016
Le Quotidien de L'Art, Week end, Text by Pedro Morais, FR, N°1122, 2 September, 2016.
Riddle of the Burial Grounds - Extra City. Text by curator : Tessa Giblin, Exhibition catalogue, BE, 2016
Young Belgium Art Prize 2015 limited edition, BOZAR, Brussels, 2016 (contribution)
CANVAS, interview about Young Belgian Art Prize, Bozar, BE, 2015
HISK Catalogue - Open Studios Book, Ghent, BE, 2015
Saison Video, interview : Emmanuel Van der Auwera speaks with Mo Gourmelon about "A certain amount of clarity", FR 2015
Catalogue Young Belgian Art Prize, Bozar Books, BE, 2015
HISK 2015 : Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten "Newspaper for Art Brussels and Open studios".
REVUE 50°NORD # 7, FR, 2014
L'ART MEME n°60 - Contrôle et Transparence, Text by Colette Dubois, n°60, BE 2013
HIPPOCAMPE - Cavalier de l’apocalypse, Text by Septembre Tiberghien, n°12, FR 2013
Emmanuel van der Auwera - Monograph, Woluculture, published by La Médiatine, BE, 2013
H ART, #118, O Superman, Text by Colette Dubois, 7/11, 2013 BE
HOTEL CHARLEROI - Annexe - publication project by Armin Lorenz Gerold, Daavid Mörtl, Georg Petermichl and Antoine Turillon, BE 2013
L'ART MEME n°57 Au plus près des cornes de la bête, Text by Benoit Dusart, BE 2012
SALON DE MONTROUGE 56eme Catalogue -Text by Daria de Beauvais, FR 2011
LA LIBRE BELGIQUE Portrait, Text by Claude Lorent, BE 03/2011
ART PRESS 2 n°19 ABC - Art Belge Contemporain, FR 2010
Panorama 12 - exhibition catalogue published by Le Fresnoy, Le Studio des arts contemporains, FR 2010
Les EDITIONS du MOUVEMENT -Text by Benoît Hické, Les illusions perdurent, FR 07/2010
Panorama 11 - exhibition catalogue published by Le Fresnoy, Le Studio des arts contemporains, FR 2009
Les ENFANTS du SABBATT. 10 -Text by Florence Ostende, published by Le Creux de l'enfer, FR 2009
PREMIERE 2008 - exhibition catalogue, published by CAC Meymac, Abbaye Saint-André, FR 2008