Born in 1973 in Kortrijk, Belgium
Lives and works between Turin, Italy and Antwerp, Belgium


Pieter Vermeersch’s (Kortrijk, 1973) artistic research of painting expands beyond the confinement of the canvas. His work often consists of large spatial interventions, consistently subverting territory whether conceived for an exhibition space or adjusted to a pre-existing architectural site. In addition to the immersive, painterly installations and gradient wall paintings, his oeuvre also includes an array of ephemeral zero degree paintings on canvas. Pieces are brought to a concrete reality by the irreversible process of chiseling and milling natural stone. His works are complimented by a series of photographic prints or marble slabs reactivated with delicate touches of paint, a stroke of the brush or gradual color planes. With representation and abstraction set as parameters, Vermeersch’s oeuvre triggers infinitesimal perceptual experiences, presenting us with a sense of color that is referential of the gap between appearance and disappearance; the gap in which the divisions between two and three dimensional, immaterial and tangible, time and space are blurred. 


1999 – 2001
- HISK, Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

1991 – 1995
- H.I.B.K., Higher Institute for Visual Arts, Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium

solo shows

- Hubble Trouble, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
- Pieter Vermeersch, Palazzo Borromeo, Antonini Milano, Italy

- Pieter Vermeersch, PROJECTESD, Barcelona, Spain

- Resonance, with Ricardo Baruzzi, P420, Bologna, Italy

- Perrotin, Paris, France

- NC-arte, Bogota, Colombia
​- M Museum, Leuven, Belgium
- Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
- Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen & Pieter Vermeersch i.c.w. Granstudio, Maniera, Brussels, Belgium
- Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA

- Galerie Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan

- ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain
- Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

- Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

- Lines of Tangency, MSK, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium
- Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium
- Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China

- Carl Freedman, London, United Kingdom
- Team Gallery, New York, USA
- Permanent Installation, Silo à sel, Site de la Voirie de la Ville de Genève, Switzerland
- Permanent Installation, Galeries Lafayette, Biarritz, France

- ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain
- Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

- Appartement Elisa Platteau, Brussels, Belgium
- Galerie Elisa Platteau & Cie, Brussels, Belgium

- Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium
- Londonewcastle Project Space, London, United Kingdom
- Carl Freedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom

- Reception: Pieter Vermeersch hosts..., represented by ProjecteSD, Barcelona Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, USA
- ING Project Space, Art Brussels 2010, Brussels, Belgium
- Elisa Platteau Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
- Ensorhuis, Oostende, Belgium
- Reception: Pieter Vermeersch hosts..., ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain

- Beeldenstroom, Berlare – Laarne – Wetteren - Wichelen, Belgium
- Carl Freedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
- White Box, New York, USA
- Galerie Les filles du calvaire – Project Room, Brussels, Belgium

- SECONDroom, Brussel, Belgium
- RONMANDOS Gallery, with Gert Mul, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

- Koraalberg, Antwerpen, Belgium
- ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain

- Lieven Gevaert Centre for Photography and Visual Studies, Erasmustoren, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Faculteit Letteren, Leuven, Belgium
- Galerie CD, Tielt, Belgium
- STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium

- Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
- ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain

- One-Man-Show, Art Brussels 2004, represented by Koraalberg, Brussels, Belgium
- Project Rooms, curated by Peter Doroshenko, Arco 04, Madrid, Spain

- Koraalberg, Antwerp /B
- S.M.A.K. – Kunst Nu, Ghent, Belgium

- Work in Progress III, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium

- Work in Progress II, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium

- Work in Progress I, curated by Dieter Roelstraete, Off the Hook, Ghent, Belgium

group shows

- Everybody Talks About the Weather, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy
- I feel the way you feel, Perrotin, Shanghai, China

- ON THE LOOKOUT, Fondation CAB, Brussels, Belgium
- Avant que j'oublie..., Rue du Levant, Brussels, Belgium

- Riccardo Baruzzi, Pieter Vermeersch, RESONANCE, Galerie P420, Bologna, Italy
- Dans l'œil de Daniel Pommereulle, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France
- Spring, Fondation Thalie, Brussels, Belgium 
- At home, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, UK

- Der Duft der Bilder. Werke der colección olorVISUAL, Barcelona, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
- Genesis, L.A.C, Narbonne, France 

- Trust is not a mood, barely an emotion, ING Branch, Kouter 173, Ghent, Belgium
- 8e biennale internationale d'art contemporain de Melle, Melle, Belgium
- Rendez-vous with Frans Hals, Frans Hals Museum & De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
- Der Duft der Bilder, Werke der colección olorVISUAL Barcelona, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, Germany
- Recto-Verso #2, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
- 20 Years NICC – Jubilee, NICC New International Cultural Centre, Antwerp, Belgium

- Three Positions. Six Directions. Chapter I: The Brutalist Ideal, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
- How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken, curated by Wim Lambrecht, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
- Pélamide, curated by Lilou Vidal, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
- Veiling Belgische kunst voor HIV-onderzoek, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
- SottoPelle, annarumma gallery, Naples, Italy

- Renaissances, Un hommage contemporain à Florence, curated by Anna Morettini, Fondation Etrillard, Hôtel de La Salle, Paris, France
- Silver Lining - Interiors, curatorial program by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Richard Venlet & Joris Kritis, Interieur Biennial 2016, Kortrijk, Belgium
- Kenpoku Art Festival 2016, Ibaraki, Japan
- Un Voyage en Mer, curated by Nicolas Jolly, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium
- Double Room (Episode 1: Pieter Vermeersch - Denicolai & Provoost), ISELP, Brussels, Belgium
- The Gap: Selected Abstract Art from Belgium, curated by Luc Tuymans, Parasol unit, London, United Kingdom
- Rien ne va plus! Pictures at an exhibition. Juan d'Oultremont, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
- FCA ’16 - Fernelmont Contemporary Art - Festival d’Art Contemporain, Château de Fernelmont, Fernelmont, Belgium
- Backdrop, initiated by Wim Goossens and Arnaud Hendrickx, Pianofabriek, Brussels, Belgium
- A City is Not a Road. Artist for Ringland, Veilinghuis Bernaerts, Antwerp, Belgium
- Le temps de l'audace et de l’engagement - De leur temps (5) - Collections privées françaises, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

- L'abstraction géométrique belge, L'Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
- Karsten Födinger | Pieter Vermeersch, Cabinet, Milano, Italy
- Blue Pink Black, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
- green postcard, curated by Max Henry, Ibid. London, London, United Kingdom
- Raaklijnen, MSK, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium
- Guy Van Bossche - Unterseeboot Über Malermeister, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium

- Threshold, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
- Small Museum for the American Metaphor, Redcat, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Le Labo des héritiers, MACs, Grand-Hornu, Belgium
- Monocrime with Larry Bell, Alan Charlton, Paul Fägerskiöld, Marcia Hafif, JosephMarioni, Olivier Mosset, Joshua Smith & Pieter Vermeersch, Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

- The Fifth Dimension, featuring (in order of their works appearance): Pieter Vermeersch, - Tauba Auerbach, Geof Oppenheimer, Iman Issa, Ika Kneževi?, Karl Holmqvist and Lili - Reynaud Dewar, Logan Center Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- The Prélude Pathétique, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leuven, Belgium
- Happy Birthday. Galerie Perrotin / 25 ans, Tripostal, Lille, France
- Jeunes collectionneurs, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
- Jo Delahaut - Hors Limites/Grenzeloos, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
- Now and Then: The first five countries of the ECBs exhibition series, European Central - Bank, Eurotower Foyer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- About Waves 3 - Via het virtuele, Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, CC Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium

- Rewire 2012 Exhibition: A Matter of Time, Rewire Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
- MER. @ Motto Berlin, Motto, Berlin, Germany
- The meaning of colour, Valerie Traan, Antwerp, Belgium
- Sense and Sustainability, Urdaibai Arte, Urdaibai Natural Reserve, Basque Country, Spain
- Le Prince des rayons, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, Belgium

- Tender Buttons. Becoming Gertrude Stein, curated by Guy Bovyn, resto Overpoort, Ghent, Belgium
- Found in Translation, chapter L, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

- (when will they finally see) The Power of Drawing, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgiuù
- 30/30 Image Archive Project 2: A collective collection, PS project space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Public Private Paintings, Mu.ZEE, Oostende, Belgium
- Tegenlicht, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
- Elisa Platteau Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
- With Your Eyes Only, YUM, Brussels, Belgium
- Vermeersch, De Loketten, Flemish Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
- Bij Ensor op bezoek, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium

- With Your Eyes Only. Perceptive moment (an investment in time), Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria
- Avec le temps – In Time, Robert Miller Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
- re:print, De Garage Mechelen, Belgium
- Jeugdzonde. Over opus één en opus min één, Hedah, Maastricht, The Netherlands
- Beyond these walls, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom
- There is no(w) romanticism, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Brussels, Belgium
- Contour Light, Mechelen, Belgium
- Fading, Museum van Elsene, Elsene, Belgium, Belgium
- Een Repliek, curated by Guy Bovyn, Resto Overpoort, Ghent, Belgium
- Take Off 2009, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
-, Lokaal 01 Breda, Breda, The Netherlands
- Isomopolis, Etablissement den face projects, Brussels, Belgium

- Multiple 12, REIS, Antwerp, Belgium
- Brussels Biennial, selected by Witte de With – Rotterdam, Brussels, Belgium
- Honorons honoré, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
- Summer accrochage, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
- Narratives in space / spatial narrations, ACEC, Ghent, Belgium

- Entity/Identity, SM, s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
- Multi/Plier, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Brussels, Belgium
- Jafre Biennial, Jafre, Spain
- Pentimento, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
- Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
- Four4One, Oud-spinnerij de Hemptinne, Ghent, Belgium
- A Bit O White, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium
- [Mon Parnasse], Franciscanen klooster, Ghent, Belgium

- Factura, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
- BRAINBOX crox-room3: unit 5, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium/B
- Freestate, Oud Militair Hospitaal, Oostende, Belgium
- ERGENS/SOMEWHERE. Pierre Bismuth, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Pieter Vermeersch in dialoog met de MuHKA-collectie, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
- Mystiek van kleur, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium
- Palais des arts 2006, Palais im GroBen Garten, Dresden, Germany
- Take Off 2006, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium

- Lineart Playground, Lineart 05, represented by HISK, Ghent, Belgium
- Super! Triennial Hasselt, curated by Edith Doove, Hasselt, Belgium
- Artificial Landscape, Kasteel Schuurlo, Sint-Maria-Aalter, Belgium
- Artuatuca Festival, Tongeren, Belgium
- Basics # 2, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium
- Overschilderen. Vormen van vermenging tussen Schilderkunst en Andere Media. Een dertigtal jonge kunstenaars uit Vlaanderen en Nederland samen met Virginie Bailly, Vincent Geyskens, Angelo Vermeulen en Pieter Vermeersch, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
- Expanded painting, Prague Biennial 2, Prague, Czech Republic
- Les Ventinelles, Biennale dArt Contemporain Edition 2005, Flandre, Anglet, France
- FW: Painting, Montanus.5, Diksmuide, Belgium
- METAMORPHOSIS II. Sergio de Beukelaer, Maryam Najd, Hans Op de Beeck, Pieter Vermeersch¸ curated by Christa Vyvey, Galleria darte moderna e contempornea, Rafaelle de Gradea, Musei Civici de San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy
- Homemaker, Ruimte voor actuele kunst De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
- We are family!, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium

- Define Yourself – definitions of space, CBK Deventer, Deventer, The Netherlands
- A/MAZE, curated by Philippe Braem, Tréfilerie, Brussels, Belgium
- Regarding Muybridge: Eadweard Muybridge, Matt Mullican, Sol Lewitt, Iñaki Bonillas & - Pieter Vermeersch, Erick Beltran, ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain
- Watou Poëziezomer 2004. Als een deur zonder huis die nog openstaat, Watou, Belgium
- Summer exhibition 2004. Anton Cotteleer, Nick Ervinck, Pieter Huybrechts, Arno Roncada, Pieter Vermeersch, Robin Vermeersch, Tom Woestenborghs, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
- Over de Grens/ Across The Border, curated by Edith Doove, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium in collaboration with Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
- A temporary monument for David Mc Comb, curated by J.B. Koeman, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
- Hal 23, Ghent, Belgium
- METAMORPHOSIS II. Sergio de Beukelaer, Maryam Najd, Hans Op de Beeck, Pieter Vermeersch¸ curated by Christa Vyvey, Museo Abelló, Barcelona, Spain
- Methamorphosis II. Sergio De Beukelaer, Hans Op De Beeck, Maryam Najd, Pieter Vermeersch, curated by Christa Vyvey, Cultuurcentrum De Werft, Geel, Belgium
- The Sublime was Yesterday III. Pieter Vermeersch & Anton Cotteleer, curated by Guy Bovyn, Tijdelijke Kunst-Zone, Ghent, Belgium
- Lieve DHondt, Tilman, Pieter Vermeersch, Tine Vindevogel, Galerie CD, Tielt, Belgium

- Once Upon a Time… Een blik op kunst in België in de jaren 90, curated by Bart De Baere & Guillaume Bijl, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
- Basics #1, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium
- Metamorphosis II. Sergio De Beukelaer, Hans Op De Beeck, Maryam Najd, Pieter Vermeersch, curated by Christa Vyvey, L.A.C. Lieu dArt Contemporain, Sigean, France
- Grand Tour, MSK Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium
- Speelhoven 03. “Drifting – Dérive”, curated by Bert de Leenheer & Dirk Vanhecke, Speelhoven vzw, Aarschot, Belgium
- Work in Collaboration with Iñaki Bonillas, Galería O.M.R., Mexico City, Mexico
- Art Brussels, Dexia Contemporary Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
- Storage and Display, Programmaartcenter, Mexico City, Mexico

- At least begin to make an end. Strip Revert and Dewind, curated by Ann De Meester, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Henry!, curated by Luk Lambrecht, Tweebronnen Stedelijke Bibliotheek en Stadsarchief, Leuven, Belgium
- Ik of een ander/Moi ou un autre. Zelfportretten van Belgische kunstenaars/Autoportraits dartistes belges, Dexia Gallery, Passage 44, Brussels, Belgium
- Station2station. Kunstproject op netwerk van benzinestations in Vlaanderen & Brussel, - Brugge 2002, curated by Michel Dewilde & Robin Boone, Flanders, Belgium
- Joris Ghekiere, Pieter Vermeersch, Kris Fierens, Gauthier Hubert. Kunstenaars van de - galerie, Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
- Floral, curated by Sofie Lachaert, Phidias, Ruiselede, Belgium

- 21/5, Ghent, Belgium
- XIX in MMI in HISK. Expositie Laureaten, HISK, Antwerp, Belgium
- Painting – Show. 5 schilders, M&M gallery, Bornem, Belgium
- Mont-St-Michel, Districtshuis Merksem, Merksem, Belgium
- Raamwerk, ING BBL Oostende, Oostende, Belgium
- Pieter Vermeersch/Robin Vermeersch, curated by Guy Bovyn, Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Ghent, Belgium
- Open Ateliers/Open Studios. Kandidaat laureaten 2000-2001, curated by Sam Dillemans, HISK, Antwerp, Belgium

- Fingerspitzengefühl. Ives Maes/Pieter Vermeersch, In/Out Projectspace, HISK, Antwerp, Belgium
- Kunst voor Kunst, Oude Abdij, Drongen, Belgium
- Guerrilla in de Kunst of de omsingeling van de ruimte, curated by Jan Carlier, HISK, -ntwerp, Belgium
- IN/OUT project space, curated by Sam Dillemans, HISK, Antwerp, Belgium
- Open Atelieres/Open Studios. Kandidaat-laureaten 1999-2000, curated by Sam Dillemans, HISK, Antwerp, Belgium

- Zonder Catalogus , with Peter Lagast, Galerij Declercq, Knokke, Belgium

- Tien verse maatjes , Galerij Declercq, Knokke, Belgium

- Travelnotes , Hotel Erasmus, Bruges, Belgium

- Grenier_damis , Den Dwarskop, Bruges, Belgium

public collections

- Dexia Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
- Flemish Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
- ING Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
- M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium
- National Bank of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
- S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
- Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
- European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Flemish Community Art Collection, Belgium 
- Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France 



- Best exhibition (including publication) for the solo show at M – Leuven - AICA

- Best exhibition in a spanish gallery - 9915 Collectors Association

- Young Belgian Painters Award - Centre for Fine Arts award

Lectures and Curatorials


- Lecture by Prof. Hilde Van Gelder & Prof. Paul Cruysberghs, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
- Guided tour and lecture by Pieter Vermeersch, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium

- Janus is landing in Amsterdam…, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands


- ‘national’, Brussels, Belgium

- Vermeersch, De Loketten - Flemish Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

- Prospect 58, Hessenhuis, Antwerp, Belgium

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Pieter Vermeersch, Perrotin Paris

Pieter Vermeersch, Perrotin Paris