Born in 1965 in Wervik, Belgium
Lives and works between Ghent, Belgium and Brighton, United Kingdom


Wim Delvoye appropriates and diverts art-historical styles and motifs to sublimate trivial yet unconventional objects, and sometimes even living subjects. His eclectic and subversive practice spans a wide range of media, including drawing, sculpture, and installation; he is perhaps best known for naturalizing tattooed pigs in China, or mechanically replicating the digestive system to produce real feces within exhibition spaces. Constantly oscillating between antagonistic realms, such as the sacred and the profane or the local and the global, he sarcastically confronts the various myths that feed our contemporary society, from religion to science and capitalism, via unexpected hybridizations. Whether twisting Rorschach inkblots into sleek bronze idols or cement trucks into laser-cut-steel neo-Gothic cathedrals, he combines expert craftsmanship with high technology. Delvoye’s ever-shifting, conceptual-adjacent aesthetics further questions the commodification of art by strategically and provocatively eluding any attempt at definitive categorization.

solo shows

- Wim Delvoye, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels 

- Wim Delvoye, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
- Wim Delvoye, Galerie Perrotin, Shanghai, China 
- Wim Delvoye, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia 

- Wim Delvoye, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA
- Wim Delvoye, Musée Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

- Wim Delvoye, DHC/ART, Montréal, Canada
- Wim Delvoye, MUDAM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Wim Delvoye, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

- Wim Delvoye, Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku, Azerbaidjan

- Wim Delvoye, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- Wim Delvoye: Mimicry, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
- Wim Delvoye show, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia

- Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA
- Art Dubaï, United Arab Emirates
- Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
- Oeuvres choisies: 1988 – 2011, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland
- Lucca, Chiesa di San Cristoforo, Lucca, Italy

- Wim Delvoye: Au Louvre, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
- Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

- MONA, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
- Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China
- Robilant + di Voena, London, UK

- Wim Delvoye, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
- Wim Delvoye: Dessins & Maquettes, MAMAC, Nice, France
- Knocking on Heaven's Door, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

- Wim Delvoye: Torre, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
- Cloaca N°5, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montréal, Canada

- Sex-Rays, Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva, Switzerland
- Wim Delvoye, Ernst Museum (Mucsarnok Nkft), Budapest, Hungary
- Cloaca N°5, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
- Wim Delvoye, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
- Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow, Russia

- Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Cloaca Quattro, Xin Beiing Gallery, Beijing, China
- Cloaca 2000-2007, Casino - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg , Luxembourg

- Galerie Perrotin, Miami, USA
- Scale Models & Drawings, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel aviv, Israel
- Cloaca IV, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaojsiung, Taïwan, China
- Bronzes, De Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland

- Scale Models & Drawings, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA
- Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

- Cloaca- New & Improved, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
- Oeuvres sur papier 1968 - 2004, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France

- Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
- Caterpillars, Public Art Fund Projects (Target Art in the Park), New York, USA
- Fabrica, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

- Vitraux, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
- Sex Rays, Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg; Luxembourg
- Cloaca - New and improved , New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
- Museum Kunst-Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
- Marble Floors, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA
- Porin Taidemuseo Finland, Finland
- Gothic Works, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
- Gothic Works, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA
- Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

- Cloaca - new and improved'', Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland

- Cement Truck, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
- Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
- Cloaca, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

- Galleria Sperone, Roma, Italy
- Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
- Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
- Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
- Galeria Laura Pecci, Milano, Italy
- Galleri faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
- 11, Duke Street, London, UK

- Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA

- Open Air Museum Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
- Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

- Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
- Gandy Gallery, Prague, The Czech Republic
- Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium

- Galleria Sperone, Roma, Italy
- Galleria Cardi, Milano, Italy
- Gallery Tanit, München, Germany
- Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
- Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, Limoges, France

- Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA
- Modulo, Centro diffusor de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal

- Galleria Tucci Russo, Torino, Italy
- Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
- Galerie Lehmann, Lausanne, Switzerland

- Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
- Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
- Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
- Ruth Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

- Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
- Galerie Lehmann-Faust, Geneva, Switzerland
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
- Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Torino, Italy

- Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA

group shows

- Héri[T]ages, Centre d'art contemporain départemental l'ar[T]senal, Dreux, France
- Art Through Football, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia 
- Pardon My Language, Zidoun Bossuyt, Luxembourg 
- Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 

- La Balade de la Paix / An Open-Air Museum, Sherbrooke Street, Montréal, Canada, from the McCord Museum to the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
- The Beauty of the Beast. Dierenkunst van oude en nieuwe meesters.
Kasteel d'Ursel, Hingene, Belgium
- XY Glazen Huis , Glazen Huis, Lommel, Belgium
- Socle du Monde - Biennale 2017, HEART Herning Museum of Modern Art, Herning, Danemark
- A poil et à plume, Musée de Flandre, Cassel, France
- No Place like Home, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
- La Collection, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France

- Cut Up/Cut Out, Bedford Gallery / Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, USA
- A Heritage Transposed - Zeitgenössische Positionen zum Iran, BOX Freiraum, Berlin, Germany
- The 3rd Today's Documents: Bric à Brac
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
- Moderniteit à la Belge, KMSK, Brussels, Belgium
- SacreBleu, Musée d'Arras, Arras, France
- De Jaren Tachtig - Een decennium van extremen, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
- Mobili-té-tät-tà-ty, APCd Fondation, Marly, Switzerland
- Manmade, Provinciedomein Raversijde, Oostende, Belgium
- Something Old, Something New, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium
- Eins, zwei, Wechselschritt - 50 years Art Cologne and the avant-garde in Belgium
Art Cologne, Köln, Germany
- Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
- Red Desert, ArtVera Gallery, Genève, Switzerland
- Carambolages, Grand Palais, Paris, France
- Everybody's Crazy but Me, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
- Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection Unveiled, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
- Ta.Bu, Maison Particulière, Bruxelles, Belgium

- Joie de vivre, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, France
- Belgique, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
- La Souris et le Perroquet, Villa Arson, Nice, France
- Doux Leurre - Camouflages Contemporains, Galerie des Beaux Arts, Bruxerolles, France
- Architecture & Sculpture, Fondation VillaDatris, l'Isle sur Sorgue, France
- SupraEnvironmental, Katonah Museum, Katonah, USA
- Museum of STones, Noguchi Museum, NYC, USA
- The Myth of Beauty, Upper Austria State Musem, Linz, Austria
- Carnal Desire, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany
- Referenzen, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munchen, Germany
- Blickachsen 10, Bad Homburg, Franckurt am Rhein, Germany
- Tattoo, Museum for Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
- I belgi. Barbari e Poeti, Macro, Rome, Italy
- Arts & Foods - Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy
- Industriale Immaginario, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Forme a Anti Forme, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milano, Italy
- BE Diveristy, MUSE Museum, Trento, Italy
- Eppar si Muove, Mudam, Luxembourg
- Sweet 18, Kasteel d'Ursel, Hingene, Belgium
- Surrealism Goes Bananas, Sorry. We're closed, Art Brussels, Belgium
- Icon, Maison Particulière, Bruxelles, Belgium
- One Big Family, Commanderie van Alden Biesen, Bilzen, Belgium
- Les Mondes Inversés, B.P.S.22, Musée d'art de la province de Hainaut, Charleroi, Belgium
- Obsession, Maisons Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
- Whorled Explorations, Kochi Biennale, Kochi, India
- 20 + 2 Years, ARNDT @ Helutrans Artspace, Singapore

- Passions Secrètes, Tripostal, Lille, France
- The Sea - Salut d'honneur Jan Hoet, Muzee, Oostende, Belgium
- JISP 2014, Jing'An Biennial, Jing'An Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China
- Late Harvest, Wiegand Gallery - Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada, USA
- Art Fahrenheit 451: Sailing into the sea of oblivion, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
- Bad Influence, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Used Me, Herbert Foundation, Gent, Belgium
- On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams, New York, USA
- Tattoo, Brandts museum, Odense, Denmark
- Cathedrals 1789 - 1914: A Modern Myth, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen, France
- L'Art Belge - Entre Rêves et Réalités, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ville de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
- Black Gold, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- Wrong's What I Do Best, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
- Existenzielle Bildwelten, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
- Business Model, La Vitrine, Paris, France
- Health, Belgian Senate, Brussel, Belgium
- Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

- Out of Hand. Materializing the Postdigital, MAD Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
- Théâtre du Monde, une exposition des collections de David Walsh, curaté par Jean-Hubert Martin, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
- Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25 ans, Tri Postal, Lille, France
- Wunderkammer, l'Academia Belgica, Roma, Italia
- Turbulences II, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
- Babel, Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
- Babel, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium

- Babel, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
- Sint-Jan, Sint Baafs Chathedral, Ghent, Belgium
- Jing'an International Sculpture Park 2012, Jing'an, China
- Meta.Morf 2012, Biennal for Art & Technology, Trondheim, Norway
- ArtJog2102, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

- Flemish Masters - That's life, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
- Eating Art, Fundacio Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
- Skin, Fondation Claude Verdan, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Super Organism, CAFAM Biennale, Beijing, China
- Sint-Jan, Saint-Bravo Chathedral, Ghent, Belgium

- The State of Things. Contemporary Art of China & Belgium, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium & NAMOC, Beijing, China
- Bilder vom Künstler, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
- Visceral Bodies, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
- Exploded View, OAG, Toronto, Canada
- Skin, The Wellcome Collection, London, UK
- Hareng Saur: Ensor & Contemporary Art, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
- Decadence Now! Visions of Excess, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, The Czech Republic

- Superabundant Turner Contemporary Project Space, Kent, UK
- Mythologies Haunch of Venison, London, UK
- The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum, Miami, USA
- Colossal-Kunst Fakt Fiktion, Kalkriese, Germany
- Unconditional Love, La Biennale di Venizia, Arsenale Novissimo, Venice, Italy
- Messiahs, Modem, Debrecen, Hungary
- Sk- Interfaces Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Biennale of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
- The State of Things - Brussels.Beijing, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
- Poëtique du Chantier Musée-Château d'Annecy, Annecy, France
- Take me There, Show me the Way, Haunch of Venison, New York, USA
- Anatomie, collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Frac Picardie, Amiens, France
- Close up, Fruitmarker Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

- Animations/Fictions, MNAC, Bucarest, Romania
- Chanel Mobile Art Mobile Container, Star Ferry Car Park, Hong Kong, China
- Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
- The Glass Experience, Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, USA
- Comme des Bêtes, Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Ad Absurdum, MARTa, Herford, Germany
- Evolution: From Object to Man, Max Lang Gallery, New York, USA
- Umedalen Skulptur, Umedalen Skulptur Park, Umedalen, Sweden
- Dichter op de Huid, Fort Asperen, Asperen, The Netherlands
- Less is less, more is more, that's all, CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
- L'argent, Frac Ile de France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
- Close up, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Take me There, (Show me the Way), Haunch of Venison, New York, USA
- SK-Interfaces, FACT, Liverpool, UK
- Doing it my way, Perspectives on Belgian Art, MKM Museum, Germany

- Negatech, Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Into Me/ Out of Me, MACRO, Roma, Italy
- The aggression of beauty II, Arndt & Partner, Berli, Germany
- Mining Glass, Museum of Glass, Washington DC, USA
- Intersezione III, Parco Archeologico di Scolarium, Catanzaro, Italy
- I am as You Will Be, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
- Capricci , Casino - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Animanga, Exit, Festival International à la Maison des Arts de la Culture, Créteil, France
- Guesthouse 2007, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Urban connections, Domaine de Chamarande, France
- Waaruit bestaat een kus, Monumental Beeldenpark, Bornem, Belgium

- Fiction@Love, Moca Shanghai, China
- Yellow Pages Artists, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
- Birdspace, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, USA
- The Complex of Respect, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
- Close Up, Art Centre Silkeborg, Denmark
- The Originals: Neo-Esthetics of Animamix, Moca Shangai, Shangai, China
- Take a walk on the wild Side, De Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland
- World Team - Artists of the Ball, Museum der Bildende Kunste, Leipzig, Germany
- Nous nous sommes tant aimés, Collections de Saint-Cyprien, Saint-Cyprien, France
- Reconstruction #1, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, UK
- Glass: Material Matters, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
- Into Me/ Out of Me, PS1, New York, USA
- Eldorado, Mudam, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Art'Fab, La Citadelle, Monaco, France
- Envisage, Biennal of Shangai, Shangai, China
- D'Etonnants Détours, FNAC de Picardie, Amiens, France
- Le Tableau transparent et le Diaphane, Musée National de Monaco, Monaco, France
- Human Nature, SoFa Gallery, Bloomington, USA
- Bêtes de Style, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Diagnose, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany
- Into Me / Out of Me, Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin, Germany

- Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Marco, Vigo, Spain
- Visionary Belgium, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
- La Beauté de l’Enfer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
- Domicile, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
- L’Idiotie, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
- Burlesques Contemporains, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
- Die Obere Hälfte, Städtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany
- Big Bang, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
- Slow Art, MKP, Düsseldorf, Germany
- Birdspace, McDonough Museum of Modern Art, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
- L'Expérience de la Durée, Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
- Ex 05.01.03103, Cartin Collection, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
- Connexions, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
- Convergence, E116/N40, 798 Dayalo Workshop, Beijing, China
- Missies, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Mé Tissages, MIAT, Gent, Belgium
- Two Asias/Two Europes, Duolon Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
- On Love, Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
- Delicious, Sint-Truiden, Belgium
- Spirit of Dada, Galerie Art Attitude, Nancy, France

- Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, USA
- Because the Earth is 1/3 Dirt, CU Art Museum & The Colorado Collection, Boulder, Ohio, USA
- Settlements, Musée d’Art Moderne, St-Etienne, France
- Making Visible, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
- La Mort devant Soi, Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva, Switzerland
- Birdspace, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA
- Giganten/Giants, Den Haag Sculptuur 2004, The Hague, The Nederlands
- Continental Breakfast, 45th October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
- Tatu - tattoo, Royal Museum, Brussels, Belgium
- Needful things: Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
- Hors d'Oeuvres, CAPC de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
- Bridspace, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, USA
- You said erotic, La Maison de Marijke Schreurs, Brussels, Belgium
- Tongue n Cheek, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France

- Qu’est-ce que la photo-sculpture?, Frac Limousin, Limoges, France
- Granada de fondo, Centro José Guerrero, Calle Oficios 8, Granada, Spain
- MuHKA – A choice, MuHKA, Antwerpen, Belgium
- No Canvas, Galleria Cardi, Milano, Italy
- Extra, Swiss Institute for Contemporary Art, New York, USA
- The Disenchanted Mountain, Tour Fromage, Aosta, Italy
- Phantom of Desire, Neue Galerie, Graz, Switzerland
- De Manessier à Wim Delvoye, Musée National d’histoire et d’art, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- The Ideal City, Bienal de Valencia, Barrio del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
- Jan Hoet presenteert: Delvoye-Hammons, Les Brigittines, Brussels, Belgium
- GNS, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Scenery, Nuova Icona Gallery, Venice, Italy
- Paradigm of Love , Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
- Vanités contemporaines, Musée d’art Roger-Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand, France
- Scatalogue, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
- Models & Mavericks, Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
- Outlook, Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004, Athens, Greece
- Vanitas, De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt , Brussels
- Delvoye – Kvium – Melgaard – Quinn, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Five, Galerie Kusseneers, Lier, Belgium
- The Ambiguity of the Image, Art Athinai, Athens, Greece
- Scenery, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, UK
- Perception Destabilisée, Galeries du Cloître, Rennes, France
- Il Racconto del Filo, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
- Lines of Engagement, Sperone , New York, USA
- Absolut Generations, 50. Biennale Venezia – Zenobio Palace, Venice, Italy
- ARTour 2003, Musée de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, Belgium
- Ornament, Luitpoldblock, München, Germany
- Gelijk het leven is, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
- Summer Time, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France
- Oxymory, Frac Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
- Magie in Mediakunst, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Mouvements de fonds, Galeries contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, France

- Melodrama, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
- La Part de l'Autre, Carré d'Art de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
- From Pop to Now, Tang Teaching Museum, New York, USA
- To Whom it may Concern, CCAC Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA
- Guida, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
- La vie, au fond, se rit du vrai, CAPC Bordeaux, France
- Busan Biennal, Busan, Corea
- Melodrama, Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada
- Vidéo Topiques, Musée d'Art Moderne de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
- Der Berg, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
- From Pop to Now, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio, USA

- Give and Take, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
- Eine Barocke Party, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
- The Overexcited Body, Palazzo dell' Arengario, Milano, Italy
- Confidences, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- The Silk Purse Project, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
- Between Earth and Heaven, PMMK, Oostende, Belgium
- Sous les ponts…, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Irony, Fondaçion Miró, Barcelona, Spain
- Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem, The Netherlands
- Belgisch Atelier Belge, Dexia Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
- Un art populaire, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
- Ironia, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian, Spain
- Marking the Territory, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
- Re-Touche, Kunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij, Ghent, Belgium
- Styx-Projektionen, Kunsthalle Trier, Treves, Germany
- De Spiegel van het Verlangen, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, Belgium
- Arte Y Embutidos, Galeria Museo, Caracas, Venezuela
- Salon Privé, Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg
- Sense of Wonder, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israël

- Over The Edges, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
- Le fou Dédoublé, Château d'Oiron, Oiron, France
- Zeitwenden - ausblick, Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria
- Dust & Dirt, Witte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium
- Du producteur au consommateur, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot, France
- Absolut Ego, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France
- Partage d'exotismes, 5e Biennale de Lyon, France
- Art unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland
- Manif d'Art, Galerie l'œil de poisson, Montreal, Canada
- Arte all' Arte, Arte Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
- Luci in Galleria, da Warhol al 2000, Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Italy
- The world on its head, Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
- American bricolage, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA
- ArtWorks, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
- Visiones de Latinoamérica - No es sólo lo que vas. Pervirtiendo el minimalismo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

- De opening, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
- L'Envers du Décor, L'Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
- Ruralia, Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland
- 48e Biennale di Venezia, d'APERTutto, Venice, Italy
- Zeitwenden - ausblick, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
- Dehors - dedans, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
- Decoraz(I)on, Centro Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain
- La Consolation, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
- Animal, Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France
- 54 x 54 x 54, Museum of Contemporary Art, London, UK

- Spatiotemporal / Verk ur Samlingen 1988-1998, Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
- Cartographers, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
- Magritte en de Hedenaagse Kunst, PMMK, Ostend, Belgium
- Angeldust, Hallen, Bruges, Belgium
- Cartographers, Galerija Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
- Voor het verdwijnt en daarna - Watou 1998, Watou, Belgium
- Patchwork in progress 3, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
- L'Envers du Décor, dimensions décoratives dans l'art du XXe siècle, Musée d'art moderne, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
- Cet été là, CRAC du Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France
- Kritische Elegantie, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgique
- Baroque, The Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
- The summer of 1998, Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
- Aspetcs de l'art actuel en Belgique, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France

- Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, South-Corea
- Biennale de Cétignié, Cétinié, Montenegro
- Cartographers, Galerije Grada Zagreba, Zagreb, Croatia
- ...Objets? FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France

- Everything that's interesting is new / The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
- Sammlung Sonnabend. Von der Popart bis heute. Amerikanische und europäische Kunst seit 1954, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
- Relaciones Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica
- Interzones, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Under Capricorn (Art in the Age of Globalisation), Stedelijk Museum, A'dam + City Gallery, Welington, New Zealand

- ARS 95, Nykytaiteen Museo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
- Issues of Empire, Guggenheim Gallery/ Chapman University Orange, California, USA
- Sculpture & Object, Galleri Wallner, Mälmo, Sweden

- EV + A Invited, Limerick, Ireland
- Icastica, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
- Depois de Amanha / The Day After Tomorow, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
- Cocido y Crudo, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

- Post-Human, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
- Curious and Mirabilia, Chateau d'Oiron, Oiron, France
- Good News, Galleria Cardi, Milano, Italy

- Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
- Selectie Belgische kunstenaars voor Documenta IX, Museum Dhondt - Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
- 9Th. Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
- Post-Human, FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain, Pully/Lausanne, Castelo di Rivoli, Rivoli / Deste Fondation, Athens, Greece

- Kunst, Europa, Belgien, Niederlande, Luxemburg, Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany
- Anni Novanta, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna / Musei Comunali, Rimini, Italy
- Desplazamientos, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain
- Altrove, Museo di Arte Contemporaneo, Prato, Italy

- Blau, Farbe der Ferne, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
- Aperto, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
- Artists (From Flanders), Palazzo Sagredo, Venice, Italy
- Belgique, une nouvelle génération, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Clisson, France
- Confrontaciones, Museo Español de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain
- Kunstenaars van Vlaanderen, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

- Confrontatie & Confrontaties, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium

public collections

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

- The Belgacom Art Collection, Brussels
- Brussels Regional Parliament, Brussels
- Belfius Art Collection, Brussels
- City of Anderlecht, Anderlecht
- City of Brussels, Arduinkaai Belgium
- City of Evergem, Belgium
- City of Ghent, Ghent
- City of Knokke, Knokke
- City of Wervik, Wervik
- Collection Katoennatie, Antwerp
- The Flemish Art Collection, Brussels
- IDEA, Mons
- ING Art Center, Brussels
- Middelheim Sculpture Park, Antwerp
- MuHKA, Antwerp
- Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels
- National Bank of Belgium, Brussels
- PMMK, Ostend
- Province of Henegouwen, Henegouwen
- SMAK, Ghent
- University of Antwerp, Antwerp

- CAPC Bordeaux, Bordeaux
- Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
- Espace Claude Berri, Paris
- FNAC, Puteaux
- Fondation Cartier, Paris
- Fondation d’art contemporain Florence & Daniel Guerlain, Paris
- Fondation Salomon, Alex
- FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux
- FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand
- FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
- FRAC Pays de la Loire, Nantes
- FRAC Limousin, Limoges
- Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne
- Musée d'Art Moderne, Strasbourg
- Musée de Rouen, Rouen
- Musée du Louvre, Paris

- Collection Olbricht, Essen
- DZ Bank AG, Frankfurt
- Museum Kunst-Palast, Düsseldorf

- Deste Foundation, Athens

- TomcA, Tehran

- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

- Collection Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli
- Parco Archeologico di Scolacium, Borgia

- City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Mudam, Luxembourg

- Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

- Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo

- Centro Modulo, Lisbon

South Korea
- Kimpo Sculpture Park, Kimpo

- Diputaciòn de Granada, Granada

- Magasin III, Stockholm

- UBS Art Collection, Switzerland

- MONA, Tasmania

United States
- Collection Peter Norton, New York
- Guggenheim New York
- Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
- Stained Glass Museum, Chicago
- The Cartin Collection, Hartford, USA
- The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, USA

Wim Delvoye - Catalogue MUDAM

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  • July 2019
    Art Asia Pacific — 7 PAGES

  • July 2019
    Sculpture Magazine — 13 PAGES

  • May 2019
    L'oeil — 1 PAGE

  • February 2019
    Vanity Fair — 6 PAGES

  • January 2018
    The Japan Times — 1 PAGE

Wim Delvoye / Nicolas Bourriaud

Nicolas Bourriaud: Ever since 1988 when I first encountered your work, you’ve constantly been using the aesthetic surroundings of your native town of Ghent and of Flanders, and expanding them to a planetary scale. You explore a kind of mental realm, a deposit of shapes and forms. In this way, you draw on the work of David Hammons…

Wim Delvoye: It’s true. I’ve always liked the way Hammons formulates universal issues based on a local language. You don’t have to be black to experience his work; it speaks directly to you. His work has remained top ranked for nearly thirty years. Picasso too always remained Spanish. My alphabet refers to this realm; but my language is global, universal. Yet 70 per cent of my work could not be done in the United States. The country is far too puritanical.

NB: There are two types of demands in terms of identity behind your work—the European identity in contrast to Anglo-Saxons, on the one hand; and your masculine identity as a reflection of feminism, on the other.

WD: I’m a boy and I’m not ashamed of what I’m made up of: science, trucks, cars, models, and to a certain extent my aggressive side. And I never use the female body. Except in stained glass windows. Most of the time, however, I explore scatology: the colon and the stomach. Sexuality interests me less than digestion does as a subject and as a metaphor. I’m more interested in themes that unify. In the 1990s, women artists began focusing their work on a new subject: their sexuality. This quasi-institutionalized separatism of the 1990s shocks me. It’s politically correct: all of a sudden, during the post-cold war period, people could no longer hide behind the flag. The United States of Mickey Mouse was over. Everyone had to invent an identity for themselves. There were so many good social projects camouflaging a kind of visual poverty…Art is not by definition morally good. I’ve never believed in justifying one’s good heart or intelligence through art.

NB: How is it important to show this negativity in art, this bad disposition? How does this inspire your work?

WD: It’s a more efficient way to criticize the world. At first glance, people will think that I’m not politically correct, but at the same time, my work is as critical as Hans Haacke’s work. But I’m the one who, like Jesus, kisses Judas. I embrace the negative. Observers notice my contradictions by themselves at times: I’m a vegetarian, yet I have a pig farm.

NB: You put forth the figure of an artist capable of inventing an entire economics system, of being totally self sufficient. What does this entrepreneurial side signify for you?

WD: I hire craftsmen, ceramists, glaziers, and batallions of lawyers whenever I print convertible bonds. I see this as a criticism of art-as-investment-product. It’s not easy for artists to produce monetary shares, you have to negotiate. I didn’t think it was possible at first, and that itself was incentive. It’s difficult to invent a machine that produces excrement in a museum (“Cloaca”), and the idea was launched by the same kind of desire to go further. Is it art? In Flemish, when people say, “It’s not an art,” that means that it’s not difficult to do. The yellow pages are my studio. I read: carpenter, lawyer, ceramist…I make a phone call. Sometimes I go to a workshop and I don’t have any idea. I just go because it seems interesting. I speak with the boss for half an hour, but I ask him questions about his machines. How does it work ? With a laser, with water? How do they drill?

NB: I’ve always been interested in the relational aspect of your work. You actually go out and meet people when you’re producing…

WD: I learned French while I was putting together my “la Vache qui rit” collection for “On the Origin of Species.” Each work serves a purpose by showing me something: for example, I could be a radiologist without having to study to the age of 29. I currently have an X-ray machine and I can make diagnoses. “Cloaca” was the high point of this procedure. Each of my pieces demonstrates that being an artist represents a choice.

NB: If we had to describe Wim Delvoye’s visual landscape, there would be two pivotal axes: one is the world of the frieze—decorative, the elegance of arabesques; the other is excrement. I see all of your work revolving around these two extremes, the decorative and the excremential. You either juxtapose these absolute opposites—the organic and the decorative—or you keep them apart.

WD: Artists make art and birds sing. I see only one undertaking in the social and sexual struggle: to seduce and to set yourself apart from the others. This could be a primitive with feathers on his head, or a peacock fanning its tail. But everything good in art is “useless.” You have to accept being rational. Look at the wide variety of colors in nature, all those birds singing for nothing…The females who go and select a mate who sings best make up a Jury of Waste. We are the result of millions and millions of seductive acts that were successful genetically. And everything is wasted. The ornament to an extent is a form of waste. Shit is too, for everyone. This is the most cosmopolitan image in existence, more universal than Jesus or Coca-Cola.