LUC DELEU


While a network of connections and recollections continue intertwining with the different phases of his work and projects, Deleu’s work appears above all to be an increasingly spectacular crescendo aimed at confronting ever more complex phenomena. Manifestos and theoretical proposals for the city, surprising monumental sculptures, infrastructural projects, concepts for entire cities ...

 

Luc Deleu. Born in 1944 in Duffel. Lives and works in Antwerp

Solo-exhibitions2016 Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp 2013 Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp; Orban Space, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen; Galerie Media, Neuchâtel; Orban Space: Luc Deleu – T.O.P. office, Stroom, The Hague; Etablissement d'en façe, Brussels 2012 Vintage!, Rossi Contemporary, Bruxelles 2010 Sector X, Rossi Contemporary, Bruxelles 2008 Works 1970-2008, Rossi Contemporary, Bruxelles 2007 Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen 2006 Technische Universiteit, Eindhoven 2005 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles2004 Espace architecturale La Cambre, Bruxelles; MUHKA, Antwerpen; RAM, Rotterdam 2003 Middelheim Openluchtmuseum, Antwerpen; Galerie Media, Neuchâtel 2002Galerie Mercator, Antwerpen 2001 Het Zwart Huis, Knokke; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brétigny-sur-Orges 2000 Centre d’Art Contemporain Chapelle Saint-Jacques, Saint-Gaudens; Galerie Martine & Thibault de la Châtre, Paris; Galerie Aschenbach, Amsterdam

Group-exhibitions2016 Red Jacket, Castle d'Ursel, Hingene; Horst Arts and Music Festival, Castle of Horst, Holsbeek; Krasj 3, Ninove; Manmade, Provincial Domain of Raversyde; Le Grand Large @ Liège.be - Rive droite/Rive Gauche, Galerie Quai 4 / Galerie Flux, Liège; WaterWar, Budafabriek, Kortrijk; Up Memory Lane (Part I) 1986-2000, RAM, Eindhoven; Luc Deleu/T.O.P. office en Guy Cleuren, C-mine cultural centre, Genk 2015 Le Grand Large, Territoire de la Pensée, Galerie du Magasin de Papier, Mons European Cultural Capital; Blickachsen 10, Skulpturen in Bad Homburg und Frankfurt Rhein Main, in collaboration with Middelheim Museum Antwerpen; Parallel, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerpen 2014 Panorama, Rossicontemporary, Bruxelles; Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, Bozar, Brussels; De Zee - salut d'honneur Jan Hoet, Ostend; Der entfesselte Blick, Die Brüder Rasch und ihre Impulse für die moderne Architektur, Marta, Herford;  The Green Light District, Budafabriek, Kortrijk; Maquettes. Verbeelding op schaal, STAM, Ghent 2013 De Autodidact, Extra City, Antwerp; Museum to scale 1/7, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium,  Brussels; Göteborg Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg; Little Movements II. Self-practice in Contemporary Art, Museion, Bolzano; Passages - Art works along the North-South train connection, Recyclart, Brussels 2013 Passages, Artworks Along The North-South Connection, Recyclart, Brussels; La ville inadaptée, La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand; Artefactfestival2013, Stuk, Leuven 2012 The New Candour!, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent; 50 Days at Sea, Antwerp Pavilion, Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai; After The Future, Biennial of Visual Art, Limerick; Spirits of Internationalism. 6 European Collections 1956-1986, Muhka, Antwerp and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 2011 Museum of Affects, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana 2010 Luc Deleu/Kristof Van Gestel, Galerij Campo & Campo, Antwerp; Festival Mawazine, Galerie Bab Rouah en Musée des Oudayas, Rabat; History Of Art, The Curators' Series #3, Minhea Marcan, David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia, London 2009 Coups De Cœur & Audioguides, Rossi Contemporary, Brussels; Después del Arte, Collección del M Hka, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wilfredo Lam, Havana; Beaufort Triennal of Contemporary Art, Belgian Coast 2008 Brussels Biennial, Bruxelles 2007 The moss gathering tumbleweed experience. A growing exhibition composed by Hans Theys, Antwerpen - Breda - Milano 2006Shangai 5th Biennial, Shangai Art Museum; Talking Cities, Zeche Zollverein, Essen 2005 International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Yokohama; Nancy 2005, le temps des Lumières, Nancy; La Belgique Visionnaire België, C'est arrivé près de chez nous, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles 2004 Dear ICC, MUHKA, Antwerpen; RAM, Rotterdam 2003 ParasiteParadise, Utrecht; Citizen Game, Le Quartier, Quimper 2002 Luc Deleu & Niels Donckers, Cultureel Centrum, Strombeek; Van IJ tot Zee - Van Halfweg tot Nauerna, Stichting Kunst en Cultuur Noord-Holland, Noorzeekanaalregio; Le Petit Cabinet d’un Amateur de Ruines, Orion Art Gallery, Oostende 2001 Horta and After. 25 Masters of Modern Architecture in Belgium, De Garage, Mechelen, touring to Tokyo, Prague; 2000 Recycling = another chance, Sint-Lukasarchief, Brussel; Mo(u)vements, NICC /KMSK, Antwerpen

Site specific containers sculptures were build in (alphabetical order) Alkmaar, Antwerpen, Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Gent, Hamburg, Hoorn, Leuven, Liège, Limerick, Middelburg, Minamata, Nauerna, Neuchâtel, Nîmes, Paris, Tielt, Tokyo, Zeebrugge, Zeeland, Watou, Yokohama

Works in public collections (selection)
ETH, Zürich
FRAC Corse
FRAC, Languedoc-Roussillon
FRAC, Franche-Comté
MRBAB-KMSK, Bruxelles
Middelheim, Antwerpen
MUHKA, Antwerpen
Musée Château, Annecy
Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo
SMAK, Gent
Vlaamse Gemeenschap

Selected bibliography
Speybank. De containerarchitectuur van Luc Deleu, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, 2010; Luc Deleu, exh. cat. Openluchtmuseum voor beeldhouwkunst Middelheim, Antwerpen, 2003; Urbi et orbi, Ludion, Gent/Amsterdam, 2002; La Ville Inadaptée, Un livre de Hans Theys, Ecocart, Toulouse, 2001; Luc Deleu, The unadapted city, work in progress, NAi, Rotterdam, 1996; Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office, 1967-1991, exh. cat. MUHKA, Antwerpen, 1991; Luc Deleu Postfuturismus ?, exh. cat. DeSingel, Antwerpen, 1987; Prototype d’un monument mobile / Urbild eines beweglichen Denkmales, Editions Media, Neuchâtel - Sint-Lukasstichting, Brussel, 1984; Luc Deleu Manifest aan de Orde, Guy Schraenen, Antwerpen, 1983; Vrije Ruimte - Espace Libre - Open Space, exh. cat. I.C.C., Antwerpen, 1980