Johan Grimonprez

Biography

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

Jonan Grimonprez Special, Cineteka, Madrid, Spain
Johan Grimonprez, VOID gallery, Ireland

2017

Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Novà Perla National Gallery, Perla, Czech Republic

2016

| blue orchids | Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US

2014

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards, SVA Gallery, New York, US

2013

The Shadow World, Art Unlimited Basel, Switzerland

2012

Kobarweng or Where is Your Helicopter? Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France

2011

Double Take, Ierimonti Gallery, Milano, IT; ICA, Boston, US
HE MISTOOK THE GROUNDLIGHTS FOR STARS AND ASKED WHY THE AIRPLANE WAS FLYING UPSIDEDOWN, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, US
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards, The Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, US
Johan Grimonprez, paraSITE Gallery, Graz, Austria

2010

Double Take, DocForthnight, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Johan Grimonprez, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Looking for Alfred, Cinémathèque Québecoise, Montréal, Canada
Sometimes a Cigar is just a Cigar, Voges Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

2009

Johan Grimonprez, Magazin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
Johan Grimonprez: DOUBLE TAKE, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US
Shot by Both Sides: Johan Grimonprez and Pieter Geenen, bkSM #8, Strombeek/ De Garage Mechelen, Belgium

2008

dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
DOUBLE TAKE, Art Unlimited Basel, Switzerland

2007

J’ai oublié mon parapluie, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
Johan Grimonprez, Retrospektive, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Le ciel est peut être vert et nous daltoniens, Le Plateau / Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, France

2006

But The Cups Never Grew To Be Kettles, Erna Hécey Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Johan Grimonprez, Looking for Alfred, Iermonti Gallery, New York, US

2006

But The Cups Never Grew To Be Kettles, Erna Hécey Gallery, Brussels, BE
Johan Grimonprez, Looking for Alfred, Iermonti Gallery, New York, US

2005

Johan Grimonprez, Looking for Alfred, Moderna Museet, Sweden
Johan Grimonprez, Looking for Alfred, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Johan Grimonprez, Looking for Alfred, Mead Centre, Warwick, UK

2004

Johan Grimonprez: Looking for Alfred, Photographers Gallery, London, UK
Revolution/Restoration Part II, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
We never tell everything, we always keep something for the next anthropologist, Johan Grimonprez, Yvon Lambert, New York, US
HOLLYWOOD: Flag Raising Ceremony, Hollywood Hills House, California, US

2003

dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, The Essor Gallery, London, UK
During Commercial Break..., web project introduced by Johan Grimonprez, Argos, Brussels, Belgium
Kojimacchi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002

How do we know the sky isn’t really green and we're just colorblind? Video library at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMOA), Santa Monica, California, US

2000

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium
Centro Galego Arte Contemporanea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Deitch Projects, New York
Erna-Hécey Gallery, Luxemburg
House of Contemporary Arts, Trafó, Budapest, Hungary
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Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Magnetoscopio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Maybe the sky is green and we’re just colorblind, videolounge, Stedelijk Museum voor Aktuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
Museum für Neue Kunst/ Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Your Words Have Reached My Ears, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, UK

1999

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Casino d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Oakville Gallery, Oakville, Canada
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1998

Bild Museet, Umea, Sweden
Centro Cultural do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chapter Art Center, Cardiff, United Kingdom
dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Gallery 227, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Gallery for Contemporary Art, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Ludwig-Suermondt Museum, Aachen, Germany
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Münchener Kunstverein, München, Germany
Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
We must be over the rainbow..., Centro Galego Arte Contemporanea (CGAC),
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1997

Deitch Projects, New York
Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Kiasma Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MUHKA), Brussels, Belgium
Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Palais des Beaux Arts/ Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium
Prends Garde! A Jouer au fantôme, on le devient, De Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium
Prends Garde! A Jouer au fantôme, on le devient, MNAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1995

Beware! In playing the phantom you become one, Vereniging van het Museum
voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

1994

It wil be all right if you come again, only next time don't bring any gear except a tea kettle, Antichambres, Les Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts/Tentoonstellingen van het Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium

1993

YYZ Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

Poetry Passage, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2017

How to Live Together, Kunstalle Wein, Vienna, Austria
On Desire, B3 Biennale, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Picture Industry, The Gund Gallery Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, US
The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer: I N T E R M I S S I O N, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, California, US
Transmediale, HDKW, Berlin, Germany

2016

Punk. Its traces in contemporary art, Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2013

Art Unlimited / Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Grasso, Grimonprez, Koh: Three Installations, Sean Kelly, New York

2012

15th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Arts Center Tokyo, Japan; Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, US
Contour on Tour, Videokunst in het Vlaams Parlement, De Loketten, Brussels, Belgium
El mañana ya estuvo aquí, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
FIGHTCLUB EVERYDAY, Gallery on the Move, Berlin, Germany
Found Footage: Cinema Exposed, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
La voce della imagini / Voice of Images, Palazzao Grassi, Venice, Italy
Neon: Who’s afraid of black, yellow, red, blue and yellow, BELGIE, Lviv, Ukraine
Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Haus de Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Speak to Me, Experimenta Biennial, Melbourne, Australia
Synchrony: Contemporary Video, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee, US
The Big Sleep, 26th Memorial of Nadežda Petrović, Art Gallery Nadežda Petrović
Summer Nights, Festival presented by SAW Gallery & AXENÉO7, Ottowa & Gatineau, Canada
The Future that Was, SMART Project Space Museum Night, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011

A Darkness More than Night, Quad Gallery, Derby, UK
Alias, Krakow, Poland
ANGRY – Young and Radical, Nederlands Fotomuseum, The Netherlands
Are you ready for television? CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Commercial Break, Light Festival, Green Point, Brooklyn, New York, US
dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Videoex Festival 2011, Zurich, Switzerland
FOKUS, Nikolaj Kunsthal / Nikolaj Copenhagen Cont. Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
I may have lost my forever my umbrella, ALIAS: Photomonth Festival L’Europe des esprits ou la fascination de l’occulte, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Maybe the Sky Really is Green, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sleeping beauties, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium
The Uncanny Familiar: Images of Terror, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

2010

ABC Art Belge Contemporain, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing Cedex, France
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Social at the Berardo Collection, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Are you Ready for TV? Mueu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Art Unlimited 41, Basel, Switzerland
At the Movies, Winkleman Gallery, New York, US
Déjà vu, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris, France
Expanding Documentary, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ikonoklash, Centro Cultural de Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
Manif d'art 5, Québec City Biennial, Quebec, Canada
The Esopus Foundation, New York, US
Québec City Biennal, Québec, Canada
Selected Works from the Centre Pompidou New Media Collection, Herzliya Museum, Israel
The State of Things, NAMOC, Beijing, China

Artworks

Dial History, 1997, film still

The Shadow World, 2014, film still

Double Take, 2009, film still