Guy Mees

Biography

°1935, Mechelen, Belgium
+2003, Antwerp, Belgium

°1935, Mechelen, Belgium
+2003, Antwerp, Belgium

Solo exhibitions

2018

The Weather is Quiet, Cool and Soft - Guy Mees, Mu.Zee, Oostende

2017

David Zwirner, London, United Kingdom
"Works 1960-1980", gb agency, Paris, France
Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Germany

2016

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels, Belgium

2013

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

2012

"Lost Space", the Anyspace Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
"Focus Guy Mees", Museum M, Leuven, Belgium

2007

Galerie Bernard Bouche, Paris, France

2002

"Guy Mees, een overzicht", MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2000

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

2000

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

1996

Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, The Netherlands

1995

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

1993

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1990

Edition of four screenprints, Anny De Decker, Antwerp, Belgium
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

1989

"Guy Mees 1989", edition by Marc Poirier, Antwerp, Belgium
Galerie L'A, Liege, Belgium
Galerie van de Akademie van Waasmunster, Waasmunster, Belgium

1988

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

1985

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

1984

Galerie Dam, Middelburg, The Netherlands

1983

Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendagse Kunst Gent, Ghent, Belgium

1982

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

1979

Galerie Michele Lachowsky, Brussels, Belgium

1977

Galerie Orez Mobile, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Galerie Nova, Zagreb, Croatia

1974

MTL-Art in Project, Antwerp, Belgium
MTL, Brussels, Belgium

1973

MTL, Brussels, Belgium

1971

Galerie X-One, Antwerp, Belgium
Richtingsverschijnselen, Galerie Jeanne Buytaert, Antwerp, Belgium

1970

Galerie X-One, Antwerp, Belgium
MTL, Brussels, Belgium

1969

Galerie X-One, Antwerp, Belgium

1968

Galerie Orez, Den Haag, The Netherlands

1966

Galerie Ad Libitum, Antwerp, Belgium

Group Exhibitions

2020

'Implicit Movement', Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE`
1973-1974. BELGISCHE AVANT-GARDE IN BRUSSEL EN OXFORD, CC Strombeek-Gent, BE

2019

Leeway, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp

2019

The Bare Necessity, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp

2018

Interaction, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp

2016

“B-Last”, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
“The Gap, an exhibition of selected abstract art from Belgium”, MUKHA, Antwerp, Belgium

2015

“The Gap, an exhibition of selected abstract art from Belgium”, Parasol Unit, London, UK

2013

"Happy Birthday Dear Academie", MAS, Antwerp, Belgium

2012

"Looking back - A video selection from the Argos collection for Contour On Tour: Video art in the Flemish Parliament", Argos, Brussels, Belgium
"Spirits Of Internationalism", MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
"50 days at sea", Antwerp Pavilion, 9th Shanghai Biennale, cur. by Philippe Pirotte, Shanghai, China

2011

"Guy Mees, deel 2”, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
"Out of Storage: Provisoire & Définitif", Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2010

"Stanley Brouwn / Francois Curlet / Jef Geys / Guy Mees / Michael Smith / Ann Veronica Janssens / Bernard Frize / Heimo Zobernig / Koenraad Dedobbeleer / Marthe Wéry”, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Micheline chez Mai 36”, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
"Ecce Homo Ludens”, Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussilon, Sérignan, France

2009

"T-Tris : Un « jeu » de construction entre les collections de la Province de Hainaut, du Muhka et du Mudam", B.P.S.22 - Espace de Création Contemporaine, Charleroi, Belgium
"A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters From Antwerp", National Museum of Singapore, Singapore / Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2008

PMMK, Ostend, Belgium
"Elementaire deeltjes”, COVRA, Vlissingen, The Netherlands

2007

"7”, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, Belgium
"Silent Revolutions”, Expo Tweebronnen, Leuven, Belgium
"Een verhaal van het beeld / A story of the image", MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2005

"Monopolis - Antwerpen", Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Collectiepresentatie XI - zomer 2005, de Zomer van Middelburg", MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2004

"Dear ICC - Aspects of contemporary art in Belgium 1970-1985", MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
"Papiers divers & Dérivés" - Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège, Belgium
"Dedicated to a Proposition", Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
"Stanley Brouwn / Francois Curlet / Anne Daems / Wim Delvoye / Jef Geys / Carsten Höller / Ann Veronica Janssens / On Kawara / Mark Luyten / Guy Mees / Allen Ruppersberg / Joe Scanlan / Charles-Daniel Schreiber", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

2013

"Collectiepresentatie VI - winter 2003-2004", MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
"Collectiepresentatie IV - zomer 2003", MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2002

“Exile on Main Street”, N.I.C.C., Antwerp, Belgium
"Spring", Anne Daems, Guy Mees, Gauthier Hubert, Honoré d’o, Orla Barry, Sylvie Macias-Diaz, 
Ann Veronica Janssens, Suchan Kinoshita – Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liege, Belgium
"Video & films, de collectie – een voorstel", M.U.H.K.A., Antwerp, Belgium
S.T.U.C., Leuven, Belgium

2001

"Ici & maintenant / Hier & nu", Ancien Entrepot Royal Tour & Taxis (cur. by Laurent Jacob), Brussels, Belgium
"David Claerbout, Wim Delvoye, Alicia Framis, Bernard Frize, Daan Van Golden, Ann Veronica Janssens, Mark Luyten, Guy Mees, Marthe Wéry, Christopher Wool", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

1999

"Tegenvleug/A rebrousse-poil", Kunstcentrum Sittard, The Netherlands
“Trouble spot – painting”, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
“Anne Daems / J.P. Deridder / Douglas Gordon / Mark Luyten / Guy Mees / Joe Scanlan”, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
“La consolation”, MAGASIN - Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

1998

"Un siècle de collage en Belgique", Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium

1993

"Kunst in België na 1980 / L'art en Belgique depuis 1980", Musée d'Art Moderne, Brussels, Belgium
"Betekende Ruimte II. Plaats van handeling", Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (cat.)

1992

"Corners Filled With What Is Swept Into Corners", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
"Harald Klingelhöller / Guy Mees / Richard Prince / Robert Therrien", Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

1988

"De Verzameling I", Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MUHKA), Antwerp, Belgium

1984

"Video art in Belgium 1970-1977", SMAK, Ghent, Belgium

1981

"Naar en in het landschap", ICC, Antwerp, Belgium

1979

"The sixties - Art in Belgium", SMAK, Ghent, Belgium

1974

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom

1973

"Belgische Avant-Garde / Avant-Garde Belge", Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1967

Wide White Space, Antwerp, Belgium

Artworks

Guy Mees
Lost Space, 1965
Lace, blue neon
59 cm diameter
(GM-315)

Guy Mees
Verloren Ruimte, 1985-1990
red metallic paper
80 x 152 cm
(GM-137)

Guy Mees
Verloren Ruimte, 1991
purple metallic paper
Unique
70 x 142 cm
(GM-138)

Guy Mees
Untitled, 1991
orange and red paper
110 x 155 cm
(GM-148)

Guy Mees
Verloren Ruimte, 1989
White paper, white canvas
70 x 200 cm
(GM-087)

Guy mees
Lost Space, 1989
blue paper
35 x 159 cm
(GM-167)

Guy Mees
Verloren Ruimte, 1987
Blue and 2 different types of pink paper
unique
60 x 210 cm
(GM-083)

Guy Mees
Verloren Ruimte, 1984
blue and green paper
120 x 160 cm
(GM-080)

Guy Mees
Lost Space, 1989
Yellow paper
35 x 138 cm
(GM-175)

Guy Mees
Verloren Ruimte, 1992
White canvas , orange and green paper
unique
60 x 235 cm
(GM-060)

Guy Mees
Verloren Ruimte, 1988
dark blue paper
195 x 60 cm
(GM-049)

Guy Mees
Lost Space, 1989
Light blue, white and green paper, newspaper, white canvas, fabric with pattern
210 x 360 cm
(GM-082)

Guy Mees
Lost Space, 1991
orange, light pink, yellow and black paper clipping
200 x 100 cm
(GM-090)

Guy Mees
Lost Space, 1986
Grey, green and blue paper
180 x 180 cm
(VR-075)

Guy Mees
Untitled, 1994
green paper clippings on paper
148 x 151 cm
(GM-371)

News

L'heure bleue: group exhibition

09.05.2020–14.06.2020 Gallery Sofie Van de Velde and PLUS - ONE Gallery present ‘L’Heure Bleue’. L’heure bleue is the moment when the sun has set, but the night has not fallen yet. The phenomenon of the blue hour happens right b… Continue reading