Vaast Colson

Biography

°1977, BE
Lives and works in Antwerp, BE

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Vaast Colson, Recyclart (invited by JAP), Brussels, BE
Liberatomania, Independent (trampoline), Brussels, BE
Menig mening mengt zich melig in de menigte, tussen hoed en schoen, trampoline,
Antwerp, BE

2016

And the winner is, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels, BE
Rollende Koppen (with Dennis Tyfus), Vanstenseel & De Caigny Gallery, Antwerp, BE 2016 - Still some cream on the screen, M HKA, Antwerp, BE

2015

Copies, Coca and a Cowboy’s Sac, Vansteensel & De Caigny Gallery, Antwerp, BE 2015 - Hidden Agenda (with Dennis Tyfus), Vansteensel & De Caigny Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Colsi toont Kippy en zichzelf, Galerie S&S, Antwerp, BE
Op de bonnefooi, trampoline, Antwerp, BE
Truken van luie sjarel (with Dennis Tyfus), Stadslimiet, Antwerp, BE
2015 - Very Good/Good/Not So Good/Bad, 1646, The Hague, NL
Solo exhibition as part of Lieven Segers & Frank Koolen’s 120 minuten project,
Art Brussels, Brussels, BE
Hotel Echo Tango Whisky Echo Romeo Kilo Tango, CIAP, Hasselt, BE
Brussels Cologne Contemporaries 2015 (booth trampoline), Brussels, BE
MOREpublishers present 8 Elvises by Vaast Colson, Stadslimiet, Antwerp, BE

2014

CONTAINERS & ACOUSTICS, We’re in it together, you’re in it alone, Eindpresentatie
stipendium Gunther-Peill-Stiftung 2012-2014, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, DE
Half en half, Paardenstallen, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, BE (with Jacques Charlier)
CONTAINERS & ACOUSTICS, We’re in it together, you’re in it alone, Island, Brussels, BE
Radikaal & Radikaler (with Dennis Tyfus), trampoline, Antwerp, BE

2013

Al draagt een aap een gouden ring, het is en blijft een lelijk ding (with Nel Aerts),
Antwerp, BE
MOREPublishers present Quest Object by Vaast Colson, Stadslimiet, Antwerp, BE 2013 - Het verzamelen voorbij (presentation of Colson’s private collection of 75 artist books
by Martin Kippenberger), Stadslimiet, Antwerp, BE
New Sculptural Works, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Bornem, BE

2012

Triomfkaarten, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2011

en dan nu... muziek, De Garage, Mechelen, BE
Presentatie Samenwerkingsproject Kunsthuis Yellow Art, De Halle, Geel, BE
Screwed (together with Framed by Carla Arocha - Stéphane Schraenen),
BeLa Editions, Brussels, BE

2010

Hüzün, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2009

Kiosk 16 (with Gerard Herman, Michiel Ceulers, Nel Aerts and Bert Jacobs),
Kiosk, Ghent, BE
WHATNIGHT#2 (with Dennis Tyfus, during opening of Incubate), Duvelhok, Tilburg, NL
2009 - Intervention during Openmonumentendag, OPZ, Geel, BE
September 2009 until May 2011, Ongoing Recording Project, OPZ, Geel, BE 2009 - One hundred corkpops to celebrate the crisis and chouchou Colson’s nine year
campaign, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Between top and turning back, ... on se repose, SIC livre III presentation,
Wiels, Brussels, BE
Daily Sleepdrunken Lists (action for radioprogram Wolkenbreier(s)), Radio Centraal,
Antwerp, BE

2008

Until the paint is dry, action for televisionprogram De Canvascollectie, BE
Fortsettelse (with Lieven Segers and Pol Matthé; invited by Ida De Vos), Les Halles, Brussels, BE

2007

KOPSTOOT! (with Johan Pas, Nico Dockx and Dennis Tyfus), De Brakke Grond and
Bewaerschole, Amsterdam and Haamstede, NL
Portrayed, Packed & Sold - Presentation of the Helena-Sculpture, Maes & Matthys
Gallery Antwerp, BE
Barter (5-day action at Maes & Matthys Gallery-booth), Art Brussels, Brussels, BE 2007 - Clustering: A Set of Nonlineair Activities by Vaast Colson, Homey, Antwerp, BE

2006

Just Hanging Around, Museum Quarter for Muhka, Lineart, Ghent, BE
Break Down The Walls, Maes & Matthys Gallery (in collaboration with Dennis Tyfus
and Stella Lohaus Gallery), Antwerp, BE
Segematthélson (in collaboration with Lieven Segers and Pol Matthé), Factor44,
Antwerp, BE
Illuminanti Icone Tratte Dal Lavoro Del Giovane Maestro Fiammingo (curator:Chiara Guidi), Zonca & Zonca Gallery, Milano, IT
Voor de achterkant van de saloncondities in collaboration with Simona Denicolai and
Ivo Provoost, CC Strombeek, Grimbergen, BE

2005

Generosity killed the cat as in giving the sign for six hours straight and then signing the give, naturally, ‘Mees Pierson-Fortis Young Ones Award, Lineart, Ghent, BE
Off the Record, Heilig-Gra nstituut, Turnhout, BE

2004

Helena: The Paintings Martin Couldn’t Paint Anymore, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Vaast Colson - A Retrospective, Kunst-Nu, SMAK, Ghent, BE
Mode d’emploi, periode 1 -frigo-, Lokaal 01, Antwerp and Breda, BE

2003

Onstageo stage Dedicating Songs Dilemma, 6-day performance at M&M Gallery-booth, Art Brussels, Brussels, BE
Het Ezelsfeest, De Warande, Turnhout, BE

2002

Der Höhenweg (in collaboration with Lieven Segers), video presentation for
M&M Gallery, Antwerp, BE
1h. 30min. Sculpture, Looking Glass, Dansaertstraat, Brussels, BE
Anch’io sono pittore, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE

2001

Off the Wall - The New Gallery, M&M Gallery, Bornem, BE

Group Exhibitions

2017

The First Annual Report, Pinkie Bowtie, Antwerp, BE
Living in dreams (performance during the opening), De Bond, Bruges, BE

2016

Meer dan 10 edities, LLS387, Antwerp, BE
Red Jacket, Kasteel d’Ursel, Bornem, BE
Lieven Segers nodigt uit. Ten dans, CC Maasmechelen, BE
Angst essen Seele auf, LLS 387, Antwerp, BE
Art’s Birthday 2016 (Birthday Cake), M HKA, Antwerp, BE
Performance (opening of Els Dietvorst’s solo exhibition), Panache Towers, Antwerp, BE
Unterseeboot über Malermeister, De Garage, Mechelen, BE
Rollende Koppen (with Dennis Tyfus en Gerard Herman), Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE

2015

Facing You (performance with Dennis Tyfus), Kunsthuis Yellow Art, Geel, BE
Pom’ po pon po pon pon pom pon, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, BE
6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU
Me, Myself and I, trampoline, Antwerp, BE
Voor(bij) woorden, M HKA Extra Muros, Herzele & Ressegem, BE
Positie kiezen, Emergent, Veurne, BE
Mixed Emotions, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, BE
No Walls Expo, Fenixloods, Rotterdam, NL
The Image Generator (with Eric Thielemans as MONIKER), Extra City, Antwerp, BE 2015 - Chambre d’O, Ostend, BE

2014

Un voyage autour de ma chambre, Het Bos, Antwerp, BE
Emoties, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Helmond, NL
DE ZEE - Salut d’honneur Jan Hoet, Ostend, BE
Return to sender, WIELS, Brussels, BE
A pair is not a collection, LLS 387, Antwerp, BE
Heyokas, Stadslimiet, Antwerp, BE
The Rockshow, Emile Van Dorenmuseum, Genk, BE
Extra Curriculum, Komplot, Brussels, BE
Credit to the Edit (curated by MOREpublishers), cneai, Chatou, FR
Concept Store, Nest, Den Haag, NL
Capita Selecta, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, BE

2013

LLS 387, Antwerp, BE
Festival Van De Politiek, Vlaams Parlement, Brussels, BE
Private Collection R Part I (curator: Jan Hoet Junior), Cultuur Club Jean De La
Moutarde, Zele, BE
Middle Gate Geel ‘13’ (curator: Jan Hoet), Geel, BE
Happy Birthday Dear Academie!, MAS, Antwerp, BE
Maes & Matthys Gallery at Nightshop, Knokke, BE
The Gunshot (curator: Hans Theys), galerie mariondecannière, Antwerp, BE
The Collection As A Character, M HKA, Antwerp, BE
ART-FORT / FORT-ART, Fortengordel, Antwerp, BE (curator: Marc Ruyters)
Waregem Artist’s Book Fair (Presentation of Plot Coupon and Quest Object editions,
with MOREpublishers; Curator: Théophile Calot), BE PART, Waregem, BE
La Joie De Se Perdre (Curator: Els Wuyts), Villa De Olmen, Wieze, BE and D’apostrof,
Meigem, BE
Biennaleonline 2013 (Artistic director: Jan Hoet), Internet, Worlwide 2013 - Maes & Matthys Gallery-booth, Art Brussels, Brussels, BE
PA/PER VIEW (presentation of ‘Plot Coupon’ edition with MOREpublishers), WIELS, Brussels, BE
I Want Your Name And My Name On The Flyer, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE 2013 - The Great Escape, Willem Baars Projects, Amsterdam, NL

2012

Kurt Ryslavy, Flemish Art Assets, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, US
PLAY, De Warande, Turnhout, BE
Parallel Events Manifesta 9 : ManifestlyPresent/ManifestAanwezig, Kasteel Oud Rekem, BE
Parallel Events Manifesta 9 : Open Circuit: Extended - part #1, Kunstencentrum België, Hasselt, BE
Tiny Abstracts Of Today, Galerie Martin Van Blerk, Antwerp, BE
Lost & Found, De Studio, Antwerp, BE
ART-FORT / FORT-ART (curator: Marc Ruyters), Fortengordel, Antwerp, BE 2012 - BOOKSHOWBOOKSHOP, Be-Part, Waregem, BE
Tweespoor, De Warande, Turnhout, BE
Group Show, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2011

In The Company Of Humour, Lokaal01, Breda, NL
I Can’t, I Can, I Care, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL
Von Dort Aus - Nieuwe kunst uit België/Art nouveau de la Belgique III,
Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, DE
The Impossible Community (curator: Viktor Misiano), MMOMA Moscow Museum of
Modern Art’s, Moskou, RU
The Second Act, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
In- And Outside - Writing, Voorkamer, Lier, BE
Yes, we don’t (curators: Nathalie Ergino and Joël Benzakin), IAC, Villeurbanne, FR 2011 - Masterpieces In The Mas. Five Centuries Of Images In Antwerp, MAS, Antwerp, BE 2011 - COLLECTOR.....Qu’est-Ce Que C’est? - Sammlerleidenschaft / Collection-PASSION,
Museum Admont, AU
Von Dort Aus - Nieuwe kunst uit België/Art nouveau de la Belgique II,
Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln, DE
Love Letter to a Surrogate: stage 2/Art’s Birthday, MUHKA, Antwerp, BE
Revolt & Despair 2/Werken met Clay, Gunther, Antwerp, BE

2010

Revolt & Despair, Flipside, Eindhoven, NL
Multiple Visions, NICC, Antwerp, BE
Believe In Your Dreams, Galerie Martin van Blerk, Antwerp, BE
Otherwise, Naked State, Brussels, BE
Nieuwe kunst uit België/Art nouveau de la Belgique I, Galerie Christian Nagel,
Antwerp, BE
The State Of Things, National Art Museum of China, Bejing, CN
I’m Not Here. An exhibition without Francis Alÿs, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL

2019

group show, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Into the Light, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE
The State of Things (curators: Ai Wei Wei and Luc Tuymans), Bozar, Brussels, BE 2009 - Colour Out Of Space, Experimental Sound & Film Festival, Brighton, UK
Después del arte, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, CU
Incubate Festival, Duvelhok, Tilburg, NL
T_ETRIS, B.P.S.22, Charleroi, BE
A Story of the Image: Visual Art as Visual Culture’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore, SG
5x5CASTELLÓ09, Premi Internacional d’Art Contemporani, EACC Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Castello, ES
A Story of the Image: Visual Art as Visual Culture, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CH 2009 - Eventi 20, Academica Belgica, Roma, IT
The tragic and the funny meet again, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
All That is Solid Melts into Air - Voortraject, City Archive, Mechelen, BE

2008

Un-scene (brought together by Devrim Bayar, Charles Gohy and Dirk Snauwaert), Wiels, Brussels, BE
A meeting between the tragic and the funny, Hessenhuis, Antwerp, BE
Power to the People (curator: Pierre-Yves Desaive), Aeroplastics, Brussels, BE
Brussels Bienale, Brussels, BE
Honorons Honoré (concept: Damien Delepeleire), De Garage, Mechelen, BE
OTH2, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, BE
Some Jokes, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Architectures of Survival (curator: Komplot), Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, DE
Binnen de lijntjes?, Landloperskapel, Merksplas, BE
Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart, Istanbul, TR
UNION MATCH, Heilig-Gra nstituut, Turnhout, BE
HaZaVuZu, Vaast Colson en anderen, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE

2007

Playground, STUK, Leuven, BE
Over The Hedge, Academy Tianjin,Tianjin, CH
Vanaf nu! (concept: Ulrike Lindmayer), LLS387, Antwerp, BE
Boulevard Amandla, New Millenium, De Coninckplein, Antwerp, BE
A Video for Youtube (invited by Stefan Dreher), Hallen van Schaarbeek, Brussels, BE 2007 - Small Stu Three (brought together by Hans Theys), Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, BE Welcome Home (hommage aan Fred Bervoets), Muhka, Antwerp, BE
Paulo Post Futurum, Breda’s Museum, Breda, NL
Lentekriebels IX, Sint-Pietersinstituut, Turnhout, BE
The Moss Gathering Tumbleweed Experience - Spin o (brought together by
Hans Theys), Galleria Klerkx, Milano, IT
Kunst en recht, Lectures UA, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE
VIRUS (curator: Sara Weyns), Hessenhuis, Antwerp, BE

2006

ZOO logical garden (curator: Angelique Campens), Harry Malter Park,
Heusden-Ghent, BE
EAST06, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK
Freestate (curator: Hendrik Tratsaert and Lieven Van Den Abeele), Militair Hospitaal,
Oostende, BE
Groupshow, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
Amici, Museum Felix De Boeck, Drogenbos, BE
BeTeken II, Cultureel Centrum, Hasselt, BE
A Perfect Present (curator: Leon Vranken), Antwerp, BE
Landscape, pl. (-s) (curator: Frank Maes), Witte Zaal, Ghent, BE

2005

O Artissima, Zonca & Zonca, Milano, IT
ISO mathématique, Factor 44, Antwerp, BE
Monopolis, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
Housewife (curator: Luk Lambrecht), Huis Van Winckel, Dendermonde, BE 2005 - Ravenstein Galleries (for Maes & Matthys Gallery), Brussels, BE
Maes & Matthys Gallery-booth, Art Brussels, Brussels, BE
Art Brussels Sculptures at ING, ING, Brussels, BE
Percept of a nil sk, Factor 44, Antwerp, BE

2004

Feel Estate Performance 2004, Galerij Jan Colle vzw, Ghent, BE
ONE BY ONE (brought together by Hans Theys), Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, BE 2004 - Dialekt 01, Wagenhalle, Stuttgart, DE
ARENA, Elzenveld, Antwerp, BE
A Temporary Monument for David Mc Comb (curator: Jean Bernard Koeman), STUK, Leuven, BE
Eclips (curator: Stef Van Bellingen), Bornem, Puurs, Willebroek, BE

2003

Provincial Prize Visual Arts 2003, Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp, BE
Het Einde Van De Actie, presentation of Frigo-projects, Antwerp, BE
Verboden op het werk te komen (curator: Ann Demeester), W139 at De Brakke Grond,
Amsterdam, NL
I’m a Camera (curator: JaDa), MU De Witte Dame, Eindhoven, NL

Artworks

Het gevaar schuilt in zijn voeten, 1999, curtain, wood & axes

Waarom schilderen we? ofte De vierde leugen van de schilderkunst, 1998, oil & marker on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Hüzün I, 2010, ink and tears on paper, framed: turquoise passe-partout, black wooden frame, burnt candle and candle grease, 55.5 x 46 cm and burnt candle (variable height), series of 37 unique works (Hüzün I  - XXXVII)

Langs bergen en dalen (Radikaalst 5), 2018,
Goudzoeker (Radikaal & Radikaler 22), 2014 together with Dennis Tyfus - appropriated by Vaast Colson in 2018, oil on wood + beech frame, brass hooks and chains, 164,5 x 122 cm

Chouchou 3, 2004 - 2009, lambda photo, 109 x 79 cm

Chouchou 2, 2004 - 2009, lambda photo, 79 x 99 cm