Ives Maes

°1976, Hasselt, Belgium
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium




2017 HOLOLOOL, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp/Belgium

2016 ‘Heath (Calluna Vulgaris)’, Parapet/Real Humans, Saint-Louis /USA

2015  ‘Ab Hier Ist Schluss Mit Lustig’, Villa van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle /Belgium

2013  ‘The Hanover Suite’, C-Mine, Genk /Belgium
‘Afterimages’, STAM Museum, Ghent /Belgium

2012  ‘Stay Time Extended’, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin /Germany
‘The Future from Yesterday’, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City / USA

2011  ‘Message to Youth’, MuNo / Museo Agrabado, Zacatecas /Mexico

2010  ‘Unification’, Uqbar, Berlin /Germany
‘Progress’, VOID+, Tokyo /Japan

2009  ‘For Humankind’, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerp /Belgium
‘Open Space’, Art Cologne, Köln /Germany
‘Drawings’, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerp /Belgium
‘Die Stadt von Morgen’, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin /Germany

2008  ‘The Great Exhibition’, Z33 Center for Contemporary Art, Hasselt /Belgium

2007 ‘Tourism’, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp /Belgium
‘Tourism’, 03one, Belgrade /Serbia
‘Roofing’, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerp /Belgium

2006 ‘Simon’, Brigitte Weiss Gallery, Zürich / Switzerland
‘The Greenery Line’, SMAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent /Belgium

2005  ‘Fundraising appeal’, CIAP, Hasselt /Belgium

2004  ‘Il Giardino Segreto’, FLACc, Genk /Belgium
‘Recyclable Refugee Camp’, Brigitte Weiss Gallery, Zürich /Switzerland


2016 ‘Unter Waffen/Fire and Forget 2’, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
‘Imagine Europe’, BOZAR, Brussel / Belgium
‘The Camera’s Blind Spot III: La Camera - On the Materiality of Photography’, Palazzo De’ Toschi, Bologna /Italy‘Imagine Europe: In Search of New Narratives, BOZAR – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussel, Belgium

2015   M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerpen, Belgium
‘How to gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia’, 6th Moscow Biennial, Moscow /Russia
‘DIS---PLAY’, Panache Towers, Antwerpen / Belgium

2014  ‘De Unie Hasselt Genk / Rockshow’, Emile van Doren Museum, Genk /Belgium

2013  'First we take The Hague, then we take Berlin', Belgian Embassy, The Hague / The Netherlands
‘In-Discipline’, Bonnefanten Museum, Roermond /The Netherlands

2011  ‘Crossroads’, KIT / Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf /Germany
‘Finisterre’, Photo Museum Antwerp, Antwerp /Belgium

2010  ‘Transient Spaces’, NGBK, Berlin /Germany
‘Speedbump, Works from the collection of Frans Oomen’, Kunstfort, Vijfhuizen /The Netherlands
‘Into the woods that see and hear’, Stichting Dertien Hectare, St-Hertogensbosch /The Netherlands
‘The State of Things’, Namoc, Beijing /China

2009  ‘The State of Things’, Bozar, Brussels /Belgium
‘Images Recalled, 3rd Biennial of Photography’, Kunsthalle Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Heidelberg /Germany
‘Broken Vision’, Kunstverein Mannheim /Germany
‘Colossal’, Landschaftsverband Osnabrücker land, Osnabrück /Germany

2008  ‘Emergency Biennale’, Playspace gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco /USA

2007 ‘Emergency Biennale’, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul /Turkey
‘Reduce, Recycle and Recreate’, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam /The Netherlands
‘Melting ice’, Bozar, Brussels /Belgium
‘Commitment’, bkSM, De Garage, Mechelen /Belgium

2006  ‘After Cage, 24 Sammlungen in Bewegung’, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen /Germany
‘Künstler der Euregio Maas-Rhein’, IKOB, Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Eupen, Eupen /Belgium
‘Adjustments & Errors’, Bagfactory, Johannesburg /South Africa
‘SCREENING 001 (The exhibition re-curated)’, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam /The Netherlands
‘Jahresgabe’, NAK, Neuer Aachner Kunstverein, Aachen / Germany
2005  ‘Frontera, a proposal for a futuristic society’, Laboratorio 060, Frontera /Mexico
‘SUPER!’, Triennial Hasselt, Hasselt /Belgium

2004  ‘Enduring Freedom’, Museo de Arte Carillo y Gil, Mexico D.F. /Mexico
‘Localismos’, Perros Negros, Mexico D.F. /Mexico
‘Alien 3 / a project by Heidrun Holzfeind’, W139, Amsterdam / The Netherlands

2002  ‘Guide to Trust N°2’, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco /USA
‘Zoersel 2002’, Domein Kasteel van Halle, Zoersel / Belgium


STAM Museum, Ghent /Belgium

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA
Hall Family Foundation (Hallmark), Kansas City, USA

Z33, Hasselt /B

SMAK, Gent /B

Museo Carillo y Gil, Mexico D.F. /MX


2013 ‘The Future of Yesterday, Ives Maes’
248pg, color
ISBN 978-94-6130-086-7

2009  ‘Recyclable Refugee Camp, Ives Maes
Mer Paper Kunsthalle
144pg, color
ISBN 978-90-76979-59-5