Born in 1963 in Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Lives and works in Paris, France

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Born in Sint-Truiden, Belgium, Creten has been working on the move for 25 years, from Mexico to Rome, from Miami to Amsterdam. He currently lives in Paris, France. Creten started working with clay from the late 80s, when the medium was still a taboo in the art world. Earth was deemed dirty and damp, while the creator was also seen as a usurper of God, transgressing religious interdicts. Yet, at the same time clay represents “Earth Mother”, linking the sacred to the profane. Creten is one of the earliest exponents of using clay in the context of contemporary art and is considered a precursor alongside Thomas Schütte and Lucio Fontana. As a pioneer in the revival of modern ceramics, Creten continues to influence a generation of young artists today.   

education

2013
- Resident at Randall International Chair, School of Art and Design and the Division of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, NY State, USA

2008
- Resident at European Ceramic Center (ERWC), Den Bosch, Netherlands

2006/07
- Professor at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

2005
- Invited Professor at Alfred University, New York, New York State, USA

2004/07
- Artist in residence at Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Paris, France

2001/03
- Artist in residence at Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA

2001
- Invited Professor at CCA, Oakland, California, USA

2000
- Invited Professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA

1998
- Artist in residence at Artesanarte foundation, Villa Garcia, Monterrey, Mexico

1996/97
- Rome Prize, resident at Villa Medicis, Rome, Italy

1995
- Artist in residence at Kohler foundation, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

1994
- Artist in residence at EKWC, Den Bosch, Netherlands
- Artist in residence at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Clermont-Ferrand, France

1993
- Artist in residence at Villa Arson, Nice, France

1991
- Course at Rijksacadémie in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Artist in residence at Villa Sainte-Claire, Sète, France

1988
- Sculpture class at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France

1986
- Painting class at Academie des Beaux-Arts in Gand, Belgium

solo shows

Upcoming 
- September 2018, Alfred Paintings, Galerie Perrotin, NYC, the USA

2018
- Sunrise/Sunset, Perrotin, Paris, France
- Johan Creten - Beelden Aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands

2017
- Between Day and Dream, Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul
- 8 Gods, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium

2016
- Terre Fertile / Terre Fébrile, Chateau de Pommard, France
- La Traversée, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète, France

2015
- The Nature of Clay, The Monaco Project for the Arts 2015 Pavillon Bosio - Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques, Monaco
- God is a Stranger, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA
- In Situ 2015, Abbaye de Gellone, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

2014
- The Storm, Musée Middelheim, Sculpture Park, Anvers, Belgium
- Gulden Snede, Galerie Transit, Mechelen, Belgique
- Fireworks, Perrotin Gallery, Hong Kong

2013
- The Vivisector, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- JC, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2012
- Fire-Works, Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum, Deurle, Belgium

2011
- Johan Creten. Pliny's Sorrow, Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium
- Les ruches de Saint Bernard, Abbaye du Thoronet, Thoronet, France

2010
- Dark Continent Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

2009
- Why does Strange fruit always look so sweet? Galerie Saint Severin, Paris, France

2008
- Strange Fruit, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, USA
- Johan Creten : La Femmina, Musée archéolique Henri-Prades, Lattes, France
- De Gewonden, Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Pays Bas
- Ex Natura, Musée de la Chasse, (in coproduction with the Manufacture National of Sèvres), Paris, France

2007
- Tour des Forces, Royal Museum of Mariemont, Morlanwelz, Belgium
- Beelden/Sculptures, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands

2006
- Narcissus Saved, Transit Galerie, Mechelen, Belgium

2004
- Miami Dreams, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium

2003
- JC solo, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA
- Odore di Femmina, J.Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
- JC Sculptures, Elaine Baker, Boca raton, Florida, USA

2001
- 3 Torso’s, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA

2000
- JC Sculptures, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
- Casa del Obispado, Arte Actueal Mexicano, Monterrey, Mexico

1998
- L’homme parfait, MAMCO, Genève, Switzerland
- Odore di Femmina, Robert Miller gallery, New York, USA

1997
- La Misère Dorée, Musée des Arts décoratif, Paris, France

1996
- Wereldbeelden, W 139, Amsterdam, Holland

1995
- Amerika Amerika, Galerie Arndt&Partner, Berlin, Germany

1994
- La Mort d’Adonis, FRAC Auvergne, Château de Chareil-Cintrat, France
- Les Amants, Galerie Transit, Leuven, Belgique
- JC Solo, Galerie de la Villa, Villa Arson, Nice, France
- En Quarantaine, Brise-lames, Sète, France

1992
- Le Cheval de Troie, Galerie Transit, Leuven, Belgium

1990
- L’œil de l’antiquaire, Transit Galerie, Belgium

1988
- Kunstkamer, Galerie Meyer, Paris, France

group shows

Upcoming 2019
- Des Artistes & des Abeilles - La Topographie de l'Art, Paris, France


2018 
- La Tempête - Centre Régional d'Art contemporain Occitanie (CRAC), Sète, France 
- L'Or ! - Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (Mucem), Marseille, France
- Beelden in Leiden (7th Edition) - Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden - The Netherlands


2017
- Regard sur une collection, Musée Delacroix, Paris, France
- Miroir Parlant, avec Lucien Petit, Hervé Rousseau et 6 céramiques japonaises traditionnelles, Centre céramique contemporaine, La Borne, France
- Ecce Homo, Geukens & De Vils, Antwerp, Belgium
- De nature en sculpture, Villa Datris, L'Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue, France
- Point quartz - Flower of Kent, Villa Arson, Nice, France
- Jardins, Grand Palais, Paris, France
- Between Earth and Heaven II, PAK, Bruges, Belgium
- The Beauty and the Beast, Château d'Ursel, Hingene, Belgium


2016
-  Mir ist das Leben lieber. Sammlung Reydan Weiss, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Weserburg, Germany
- CERAMIX. Art and ceramics from Rodin to Schütte, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2015
- Obsession, Maison particulière, Brussels, Belgium
- Mademoiselle Privé, by Chanel, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
- CERAMIX. Art and ceramics from Rodin to Schütte,Bonnafantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands ;
- Glasstress Gotika, 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
Berengo Foundation, Venice, Italy
- Vormidable. Contemporary Flemish Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, Netherlands
- Paysage rêvés - fin de siècle, Musée de Cambrai, Cambrai, France  
- Amours. tours & détours, Galerie nationale de la tapisserie, Beauvais, France

2014
- De Zee (The Sea), Mu.Zee, Ostend, Belgium
- Beating around the Bush Episode # 2, Bonnafantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
- Cet obscur objet de désirs : Autour de l'Origine du monde, Musée Gustave Courbet, Ornans, France
- Le Baiser Musée Maillol, Paris

2013
-Happy Birthday, 25 ans de la Galerie Perrotin, Tripostal, Lille, France
- FIAC hors les murs, Almine Rech Gallery, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
- Remake, Musée royal de Mariemont, Morlanweiz, Belgium
- Révélations. Le salon des métiers d'art et de la création, Grand Palais, Paris, France
- Terra Arte - Projektes, Zigelei Hundisburg, Hundisburg, Germany
- Sculptures 9 - Animal, Musée Despiau-Wlérick, Mont de Marsan, France
- The 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon CeraMIX Creative Center - Gyeonggi, Corée du Sud
- Mon île de Montmajour, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, France
- Back to Earth - From Picasso to Ai Weiwei. Rediscovering ceramics in Art, Herbert Gerisch Foundation, Neumünster, Germany
- La Révolte et l'Ennui, la collection du FRAC Auvergne FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
-Château hanté, FRAC Auvergne, Domaine Royal de Randan, Randan, France
-Tresses 13. dés-tresse et déclacet treize, Maison des tresses et lacets, La Terrasse-sur-Dorlay, France

2012
- Des Fleurs en Hiver, Musée Delacroix, Paris, France
- La Belle & la Bête, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
- Group Show, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- Group Show, Galerie Transit, Mechelen, Belgium
- Beauté animale, de Dürer à Jeff Koons, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France
- Festival International d'Art Contemporain Ap'Art, Les Alpilles, France
- Musée Imaginaire du Moyen Age, Château de Tarascon, France

2011-2012
- Bêtes off, Conciergerie, Paris, France
- Tour de France/Florida - Artist from France in FLorida's private collections, Institut Français and the French Consulate, The Frost Museum, Miami, USA

2011
- Pearls of North , On a pas perdu le nord, Palais d'Iéna, Paris, France
- Louvre à Bethune, Béthune 2011 - Capitale régionale de la culture, Béthune, France.
- Intérieurs, L'art de vivre avec l'art, Artcurial, Hôtel Dassault, Paris, France
- Scène Belge, Hippocrene Foundation, Paris, France
- Bestes, bestiaux et bestioles (Genèse), Château de Oiron, France
- Big Brother, l'artiste face aux tyrans, Palais des Arts et du festival de Dinard, France

2010
- Beyond Limits, a selling exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture, Sotheby's, Chatsworth Castle, Derbyshire, UK
- Circuit Céramique : la scène française contemporaine, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France
- Liefde voor het boek, Hasselt, Belgium
- Between the Sacred and the Profane, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
- Sèvres, Porcelaines Contemporaines, Musée de l'Ermitage, Palais Menchikov, Saint Petersbourg, Russie
- Château de Rambouillet, France
- Who is afraid of the Museum? Museum Hof van Busleyden Mechelen, Belgium
- Olbricht Collection, Essen & Berlin, Germany
- New Monuments Middelheimmuseum, Anvers, Belgium
- Coup de ville en chambre d'amis Tentoonstellingsproject , Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
- Weizijwijzei, Landart, Flandres, Belgium
- Manifestation d’art contemporain, Centre culturel français, Yaoundé, Cameroun
- Métissages à Rochefort : Rencontre entre un artiste et une technique textile, Rochefort

2009
- New Love Princessehof Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
- Feux continus Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Grand Hornu, Belgique
- La Conquista della Modernità, 1920-2008, Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy
- Flower Power, Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy
- Silencio, Johan Creten - Paolo Grassino - Sarkis, Eglise Saint Jean, Le Monastier organized by Fonds Régional D'Art Contemporain Auvergne

2008
- Grandeur, Curator Anna Tilroe, Sonsbeek, Pays Bas
- Sand: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, USA
- La dégelée Rabelais, la Dive Bouteille, Trich, Château de Jau, Fonds régional d'art contemporain, Languedoc-Rousillon, France

2007
- Intrusions, Petit Palais, Paris
- Dialogues Mediterraneens, Saint-Tropez, France

2006
- From Arp to Bourgeois, Wallace Collection, London, England
- Céramique Fiction, Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen, France

2005
- Contrepoint 2, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

2004
- Because the earth is 1/3 dirt, C.U. Art Museum, Bolder, Colorado, USA
- Métissages, MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico

2003
- Fragile, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, France

2002
- The Erotic Life of Clay: Sex Pots, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco state University, San Francisco, USA
- Beyond the Male Pale, J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin, USA

2001
- Water on paper, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium

2000
- Confrontational Clay, the artist as Social Critic, traveling show, USA
- Gardens of Pleasure, John Michael Kolher Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

1999
- Garten der Flora, Museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany

1997
- 5th International Istanbul Biennal, Yerebatan Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
- Sables brulants, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Pays-Bas
- Retour d’Italie, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
- L’exposition informelle, Frac Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

1996
- Masculine Measures, John Michael Kolher Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

1995
- Fémininmasculin, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1991
- Incrustaties, Picaron Editions, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas

public collections

- Bonnafantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
- Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
- Kohler Foundation, Wisconsin, USA
- FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, France
- FRAC Pays de la Loire, France
- FRAC Auverge, France
- Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
- Provincial Museum voor Moderne kunst, Oostende, Belgium
- Collection du Ministère de la communauté Flamande de Belgique
- Collection de la province du Brabant Flamand de Belgique
- Museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
- Olbricht Collection, Berlin, Germany

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  • September 2018
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2018

Johan CRETEN

2018 年 09 月 08 日 - 2018 年 10 月 21 日

紐約

130 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002

Alfred Paintings

Johan CRETEN

2018 年 01 月 10 日 - 2018 年 03 月 10 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

Sunrise / Sunset

2015

Johan CRETEN

2015 年 09 月 09 日 - 2015 年 10 月 31 日

紐約

909 Madison Avenue New York

God is a Stranger

2014

Johan CRETEN

2014 年 10 月 02 日 - 2014 年 11 月 15 日

香港

50 Connaught Road Central, 17th Floor - Hong Kong

Fireworks

Chiho AOSHIMA, Daniel ARSHAM, Sophie CALLE, Johan CRETEN, Tracey EMIN, Daniel FIRMAN, GELITIN, Laurent GRASSO, JR, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, KAWS, Bharti KHER, Klara KRISTALOVA, MR., Guy LIMONE, Ryan MCGINLEY, Takashi MURAKAMI, Prune NOURRY, Jean-Michel OTHONIEL, Paola PIVI, Terry RICHARDSON, Germaine RICHIER, Aya TAKANO, Xavier VEILHAN, Andy WARHOL, Marina ABRAMOVIC, Valerie BELIN, Guerrilla Girls, Alex KATZ, Annette MESSAGER, Yoko ONO, Rob PRUITT, Cindy SHERMAN, Taryn SIMON, Mickalene THOMAS, Agnès THURNAUER, Tom WESSELMANN

2014 年 05 月 27 日 - 2014 年 06 月 25 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

G I R L - curated by Pharrell Williams

策展人 Pharrell Williams

2013

Johan CRETEN

2013 年 01 月 12 日 - 2013 年 02 月 23 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

The Vivisector

2012

Takashi MURAKAMI, Sophie CALLE, Johan CRETEN, Wim DELVOYE, ELMGREEN & DRAGSET, Lionel ESTEVE, Bernard FRIZE, Bharti KHER, KOLKOZ, Klara KRISTALOVA, Guy LIMONE, Jean-Michel OTHONIEL, Paola PIVI, Claude RUTAULT, Michael SAILSTORFER, Xavier VEILHAN

2012 年 03 月 10 日 - 2012 年 04 月 21 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

2010

Johan CRETEN

2010 年 01 月 09 日 - 2010 年 03 月 13 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

Dark Continent

2009

Tatiana TROUVE, Jean-Michel OTHONIEL, Bernard FRIZE, Xavier VEILHAN, Aya TAKANO, Johan CRETEN, Bharti KHER, Piotr UKLANSKI, KOLKOZ, Klara KRISTALOVA, GELITIN, Paola PIVI, Chris VASELL, Sophie CALLE, Martin OPPEL, Chiho AOSHIMA, Peter ZIMMERMANN

2009 年 03 月 14 日 - 2009 年 05 月 16 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

2008

Johan CRETEN

2008 年 03 月 08 日 - 2008 年 04 月 05 日

miami

194 NW 30th Street Miami, FL 33127 US

Strange Fruit

Johan Creten "Sunrise / Sunset", Perrotin Paris

Johan Creten "Sunrise / Sunset", Perrotin Paris

Johan CRETEN

Johan Creten "Alfred Paintings", Perrotin New York

Johan Creten "Alfred Paintings", Perrotin New York

Johan CRETEN

Virtual visit of "Sunrise / Sunset",  Johan Creten

Virtual visit of "Sunrise / Sunset", Johan...

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Virtual visit of "Alfred Paintings", Johan Creten

Virtual visit of "Alfred Paintings", Johan Creten

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Johan Creten, "La Traversée" at CRAC, Sète with curator Jess de Gruyter

Johan Creten, "La Traversée" at CRAC, Sète with ...

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« God is a stranger » GALERIE PERROTIN NEW YORK - Sept 09 - Oct 31, 2015

« God is a stranger » GALERIE PERROTIN NEW YORK ...

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Johan Creten "The Vivisector", Perrotin Paris

Johan Creten "The Vivisector", Perrotin Paris

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Johan Creten, teaser of the exhibition "Fireworks" at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong Oct 02 - Nov 15, 2014

Johan Creten, teaser of the exhibition...

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Interview of Johan Creten by Astrid de Cazalet for Blouin Artinfo during "The Storm" at the Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, May 24 - September 21, 2014

Interview of Johan Creten by Astrid de Cazalet...

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Johan Creten, "The Storm",Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, May 24 - September 21, 2014

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"Dark Continent" - Johan Creten, documentary by Philippe JOPPIN

"Dark Continent" - Johan Creten, documentary by...

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Johan Creten, Group Show, Perrotin Paris

Johan Creten, Group Show, Perrotin Paris

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podcasts

Johan Creten, Group Show, Perrotin Paris

Johan Creten, group show at Galerie Perrotin, Paris (10 March - 5 May 2012) réalisation : Urubufilms/ François Combin