Jan Fabre

1958 born in Antwerp

Lives and works in Antwerp

 

Selected Solo Shows

2017

Le Carnival des morts (La famille royale), BRAFA Art Fair, curated by Melania Rossi, Brussels

2016

Stigmata. Actions & Perfomaces, 1976 – 2016, curated by Germano Celant, Lyon, France

Jan Fabre: Knight of Despair / Warrior of Beauty, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Sacrum Cerebrum, BRAFA, Brussels

Jan Fabre. Knight of the Night, Ronchini Gallery, London (cat.)

Jan Fabre. Spiritual Guards, Forte Belvedere, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Jan Fabre. Vanitas Vanitatum, Omnia Vanitas, DEWEER Gallery, Otegem

Jan Fabre. Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo, Het Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s Hertogenbosch

2015

The Man Who Bears the Cross, At the Gallery, Antwerpen

The Years of the Hour Blue, Magazzino, Rome, Italy

Stigmata. Action & Performances: 1976 – 2013, MHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

The Lime Twig Man, At the Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Jan Fabre. Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo (2011–2013), Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Jan Fabre. Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo (2011–2013), Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

The spiritual sceptic, At the Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2014

Jan Fabre. Tribute to Belgian Congo (2010-2013). Jan Fabre. Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo (2011–2013), PinchukArtCentre, Kiev*, Ukraine

Jan Fabre. Insectentekeningen en insectensculpturen 1975-1979, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Twenthe*, The Netherlands

Jan Fabre. Do we feel with our brain and think with our heart?, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels*, Belgium

2013

Ballpoint pen drawing since 1950, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,

Gisants, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Jan Fabre. Chalcosoma. Small Bronzes 2006-2012, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

Jan Fabre. Insektenzeichnungen & Insektenskulpturen 1975-1979, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany

Jan Fabre. Skulls&Mosaics, Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence*, France

Jan Fabre. Chalcosoma. Small Bronzes 2006-2012, St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz*, France

Jan Fabre. Stigmata. Actions & Performances 1976-2013, MAXXI, Rome*, Italy

Jan Fabre. Hommage à Jérôme Bosch au Congo, Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille*, France

Jan Fabre. Illuminations. Trésors d’enluminures des musées de  France. Jan Fabre. Chalcosoma, Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille*, France

Jan Fabre. The Years of the Hour Blue 1977-1992, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea

2012

Jan Fabre. The years of the Hour Blue. Drawings and sculptures 1977-1992, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint- Etienne Métropole, Saint-Etienne (C), France

Art kept me out of jail. Performance installations by Jan Fabre 2001-2004-2008, UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

Jan Fabre. Pietas, Parkloods, Park Spoor Noord, Antwerp (C), Belgium

Offering to the God of Insomnia, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg

Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg

Jan Fabre. Kerkmeester, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland

Pride Comes Before a Fall of the Lash, Gallery 604, Busan, Korea (C)

Zeno Brains and Oracle Stones, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

Jan Fabre. Chapters I – XVIII. Waxes & Bronzes, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Jan Fabre. Chalcosoma. Small Bronzes 2006-2012, Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-Heist (C)

One man’s death is another man’s chocolate & 9 Chapters, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany

Jan Fabre. Insektenzeichnungen & Insektenskulpturen 1975-1979, ikob – Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen

Art is a Medusa, Giuseppe de Nittis Gallery – Palazzo della Marra, Barletta, Italy

2011

Jan Fabre. The Years of the Hour Blue, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Hortus / Corpus. Jan Fabre in the Kröller-Müller Museum, KMM, Otterlo, Holland

Jan Fabre. Art kept me out of jail, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Poland

PIETAS  Jan Fabre, Nuova Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia, Venice, Italy

Jan Fabre. Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo, Magazzino, Rome, Italy

2010

Umbraculum para Medellin, un lugar en la sombra para reflexionar y trabajar, MAMM Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia, Colombia

De geleende tijd, Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Italy (C)

Jan Fabre. Hoofdstukken I-XVIII. Was & Brons, Guy Pieters Gallery, Paris, France

De geleende tijd, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (C), Netherlands

Art kept me out of jail. Performance installations by Jan Fabre 2001-2004-2008, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2009

Project Mesrine & Is the brain the most sexy part of the body?, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Germany Umbraculum para La Paz Bolivia, un lugar para pensar y escribir, Museo Municipal Tambo Quirquincho, La Paz

De geleende tijd, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Croatia (C)

Jan Fabre. From the Feet to the Brain, Arsenale Novissimo, 53. Biennale di Venezia, Venice (C), Italy

La metamorfosi dell’artista (Omaggio a Jacques Mesrine), Magazzino, Italy

Jan Fabre. Thinking models, beaumontpublic, Luxembourg (C)

2008

De geleende tijd / Le temps emprunté, BOZAR, Brussels (C), Belgium

Jan Fabre au Louvre. L’ange de la métamorphose, Musée du Louvre, Aile Richelieu, Salles Écoles du Nord, Paris (C), France

Jan Fabre. Is the Brain the Most Sexy Part of the Body?, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

La route de la terre vers les étoiles n’est pas lisse, Halle Verrière, Meisenthal, France

Jan Fabre. From the Cellar to the Attic—From the Feet to the Brain, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (C), Austria

Jan Fabre. Premio Pino Pascali XII ediz. 2008, Palazzo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare (C), Italy

Umbraculum para Santiago de Chile, MAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Parque Forestal, Santiago de Chile

Il Ragazzo con la luna e le stelle sulla testa, Piazza Plebiscito, Naples, Italy

2007

Je crache sur ma tombe (modèle de pensée), MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

Die verliehene Zeit. Dessins pour l’oeuvre scènique de Jan Fabre, Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg (C), Austria

Jan Fabre. Projet Tivoli pour Salzburg, MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

Jan Fabre. Boîtes à images et modèles de pensée, MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

Who Shall Speak My Thoughts (of My Body), Gallery Alpha Delta, Athens, Greece

The Brains of My Mother and My Father / The Most Sexy Part of the Body (Brain Drawings and Models), Shugoarts, Tokyo, Japan

Les messagers de la mort décapités, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Jan Fabre. Antropologie d’une planète, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo / Palazzo Benzon, 52. Biennale di Venezia, Venice (C), Italy

2006

Le Temps emprunté. Drawings for the Stage Works by Jan Fabre, Galerie beaumontpublic, Luxembourg (C), Luxembourg

Jan Fabre. Kijkdozen en Denkmodellen 1977–2004, Vlaams Parlement, Lokettenzaal, Brussels (C), Belgium

Jan Fabre. Homo Faber, MuHKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, KMSKA – Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Stadsbibliotheek Antwerp, Galerij Rode Zeven and Galerij Rossaert, Antwerp (C)

Jan Fabre. Lancelot, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

Jan Fabre. Kijkdozen en Denkmodellen, Galerie Seghers, Ostend, Germany

L’home que escriu sobre l’aigua, Sala d’Exposicions de la Rambla, Girona, Spain

Je me vide de moi-même, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

Jan Fabre: Landscapes and Turtles, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

An umbraculum for Dubrovnik, Galerija Umjetnicka, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Jan Fabre. Turtles, Carpets, Landscapes, Galerie Artist, Istanbul, Turkey

2005

Jan Fabre. Mis gotas de sangre, mis huellas de sangre, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain

2004

Jan Fabre. Umbraculum, DASA – Galerie der Deutschen Arbeitsschutz Ausstellung, Dortmund (C), Germany

Jan Fabre. Drawing—Photography—Drawing 1978–2004, Galerie beaumontpublic, Luxembourg (C), Luxembourg

Jan Fabre. Messengers of the Death, MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg (C), Austria

Jan Fabre. Gaude succurrere vitae (Réjouissez-vous de venir au secours de la vie), Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon (C), France

Jan Fabre. Sanguis / Mantis, MAM – Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna (C), Austria

Jan Fabre. The Problem, Alpha Delta Gallery, Athens, Greece

2003

Jan Fabre. Umbraculum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (C), Norway

Jan Fabre. Sanguis / Mantis, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Jan Fabre. Gaude succurrere vitae (Rallegratevi di soccorrere la vita), GAMEC – Galleria d’Arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo (C), Italy

Jan Fabre. Gaude succurrere vitae (Alegrate de socorrer la vida)Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona (C), Spain

L’homme qui donne du feu. Un choix dans l’oeuvre sculpturale de Jan Fabre 1977–2003, Fondation Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France

Jan Fabre. A la recherche d’Utopia. Sculptures / installations 1977–2003, MAMAC – Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Nice, France

2002

Jan Fabre. Gaude succurrere vitae (Verheug u ter hulp te komen aan het leven)S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (C), Germany

Jan Fabre. The Great Confinement, Galerie Academia and Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

2001

Jan Fabre. Swords, Skulls and Crosses, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid (C), Spain

Jan Fabre. Umbraculum. Een plaats in de schaduw waar gedacht en gewerkt wordt, ver van het gangbare leven, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (C), Belgium

Jan Fabre. Tekeningen Ilad of the BIC-Art 1980, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland

Jan Fabre. Angel and Warrior. Strategy and Tactics, MIMOCA – Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa

Jan Fabre. Memento Mori, Galerie beaumontpublic, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Jan Fabre. Umbraculum. Un lieu ombragé hors du monde pour penser et travailler, Chapelle Saint-Charles, Avignon (C), France

Jan Fabre. Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich,

Jan Fabre. Progetto Roma 2001, Umbraculum. Un posto ombreggiato dove pensare e lavorare lontano della vita quotidiana, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome; L’uomo che misura le nuvole – l’uomo dalle gambe di carneAcademia Belgica, Rome (C), Italy

2000

Jan Fabre. Storage Room of a Warrior, Alpha Delta Gallery, Athens, Greece

Jan Fabre. A Consilience, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Jan Fabre & Ilya Kabakov. Sustret. Een ontmoeting / Bctpe4a, Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatia

Jan Fabre. Annonce au monde extérieur, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

1999

Jan Fabre, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, Warsaw, Poland

Jan Fabre. Battlefields & Beekeepers, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (C), Belgium

Jan Fabre. Body Liquids &… Sleep, sleep and sleep little animals…, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany

Jan Fabre. Passage, Cantieri culturali allo Zisa, Palermo (C), Italy

Jan Fabre. Engel und Krieger. Strategien und Taktiken, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (C), Germany

Jan Fabre. Me Dreaming, Château d’Oiron, France

1998

Jan Fabre & Ilya Kabakov: Een ontmoeting / Vstrecha / A meeting, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (C), Belgium

Jan Fabre. Passage, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA

A cidade e as estralas. Parte 3. Jan Fabre. Atlas of battles, strategies and tactics, Galeria Lúis Serpa, Lisbon, Portugal

Jan Fabre, Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1997

Jan Fabre. Passage / Prolaz, Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatia

Jan Fabre. The Joker, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

Jan Fabre. The Lime Twig Man, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Jan Fabre. Passage, MuHKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp (C), Belgium

Jan Fabre. Inneres / äußeres Skelett. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany

Jan Fabre, Rob Scholte, Edward Lipski. New Works (3 solo’s), Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

1996

Jan Fabre. Skeleton + Skin,Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Jan Fabre. Passage, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary

1995

Jan Fabre. Dÿe den nest weet Dÿe weeten. Dÿen roft dÿ heeten. Vier nieuwe sculpturen, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (C), Germany

Jan Fabre. De Lijmstokman, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland

Jan Fabre. Der Leimrutenmann, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart (C), Germany

1994

Jan Fabre. The Grave of the Unknown Computer, Galerie beaumontpublic, Luxembourg (C), Luxembourg

Jan Fabre. Questa pazzia è fantastica, Museo Pecci, Prato (C), Italy

Jan Fabre. Mauer der aufsteigenden Engel. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany

Jan Fabre. Silenzio nella tempesta…, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

1993

Jan Fabre. Tekeningen, sculpturen, tekeningen, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp (C), Belgium

1992

Jan Fabre. Zeichnungen – Objekte – Zeichnungen, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (C), Germany

Jan Fabre: Een portret, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (C), Belgium

1991

Jan Fabre. Zwei Objekten, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1990

Jan Fabre. Tivoli, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

Jan Fabre. Das Geräusch, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (C), Switzerland

Jan Fabre. Som, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal

Antichambres / Affinités sélectives VI. Jan Fabre / Christian Boltanski, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1989

Jan Fabre. Insecten en Ruimte, Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, Holland

Jan Fabre. Een skulptuur / vijf tekeningen, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (C), Belgium

Jan Fabre, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York (C), USA

1988

Jan Fabre. Der blaue Raum, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Jan Fabre. Hé wat een plezierige zottigheid!, Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp (C), Belgium

Jan Fabre: Modellen 1977–1985, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (C), Belgium

1985

Jan Fabre. Tekeningen, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent (C), Germany

Jan Fabre. The Forgery of the Secret Feast, New Math Gallery, New York (C), USA

1984

Jan Fabre. Vrienden…, Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt (C = Catalogue)

Jan Fabre in Belgisch Paviljoen, Belgian Pavillon, Giardini della Biennale, 41. Biennale di Venezia, Venice (C), Italy

1981

Jan Fabre. BIC-Art Room, Salon Odessa, Leiden, Holland

1980

Jan Fabre. Mond-Oog-Oor Arts, Galerie Workshop, Antwerp, Belgium

1979

Jan Fabre. Wetskamer, Galerie Workshop, Antwerp, Belgium

Jan Fabre. Bic-Dweilen en Wetspotten, Jordaenshuis, Antwerp, Belgium,

Jan Fabre. Annonce au monde extérieur, Galerie beaumontpublic, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

 

Selected Group Shows

2016

Inspiratie, RASA, Antwerpen, Belgium

Renaissances, un hommagecontemporain à Florence, Fondation Etrillard, Hotel de la Salle, Paris, France

The Eighties – A decade of extremes, M HKA, Antwerpen, Belgium

When Will I Be Little Again?, Cricoteka, Krakow, Poland

Another World. Laboratory of illusion and fantasy, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium

Intrigantes incertitudes, MAM, St-Etienne

Divine decadence, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek

GLASS, Villa dei Vescovi, Padova

Jan Fabre – Sjoerd Buisman – Timothy Segers, AAR, Amsterdam

2015

Skelet, Museum Beelden aan Zee, EL Den Haag aan Zee

Belgique, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

Là où commence le jour, LaM, Villeneuve D’Ascq

The importance of being, MACBA, Buenos Aires

When I Give, I Give Myself, curated by Henk Schut, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Anima/Animal, Abbaye royale de Saint-Riquier, Centre Culturel de Rencontre, Saint Riquier

Facing time. Rops/Fabre, Namur

Construire une collection, NMNM- Villa Paloma, Monaco

De Zeven Hoofdzonden, Galerie Ronny van de Velde, Zeedijk, Belgium

2014

Michelangelo e il Novecento, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy

Schone Kunst Uit Vlaanderen, uit de collectie van de nationale bank van belgië, Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal

2013

Babel, Le Botanique, Brussel (cat.), Belgium
Ballpoint pen drawing since 1950, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut (cat.), USA
Fragile – Murano. Chefs-d’œuvre de verre de la renaissance au XXIème siecle, Musée Maillol, Paris (cat.), France
Framed – by Ted Noten, Stedelijk Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Holland
Wunderkammer – Cabinet de curiosités contemporain, Palazzo Widmann, Venice (cat.), Italy
Glasstress, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venezia & Berengo Centre for contemporary Art and glass, Murano (cat.), Italy
Baza(a)r Belg(i)e, de CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels (cat.), Belgium
Les aventures de la vérité. Peinture et philosophie, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul- de-Vence (cat.)
The Mind of the Artist, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke (cat.), Belgium
Museum to scale 1/7, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (cat.), Belgium
Happy birthday dear Academie, MAS, Antwerp (cat.), Belgium
Middle Gate Geel ’13, St. Dimpnachurch, Geel (cat.), Belgium
Vanitas revisited, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke (cat.), Belgium
Wunderkammer, Academia Belgica, Rome (cat.), Italy

2012

Glasstress 2012, Museum of Arts and Design, New York (cat.), USA
Gold, Belvedere, Vienna (cat.), Austria
Jäger und Gejagte – Insekten in der Gegenwartkunst, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden (cat.), Germany
Bêtes de sculpture! De Pompon à Giacometti, Musée des Années Trente, Boulogne-Billancourt (cat.), France
Son et Lumière – Material, Transition, Time, 21stCentury Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Rollercoaster – Het beeld in de 21esteeeuw, Museum of the Image, Breda, Holland
Forte Piano: Le forme del suono, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
Babel, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille (cat.), France
Longing for perfection – 21 years of collecting by the Kröller-Müller Museum, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (cat.), Holland
Sint-Jan, Sint-Baafskathedraal, Ghent (cat.), Belgium
Theatre of the World, MONA, Australia
Re-Opening, DEWEER Gallery, Otegem, Belgium
Hysterical Fantasy, Magazzino, Rome, Italy
Vidéodanse, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
From Head to Toe. Human Images in the Focus of the Würth Collection, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall (cat.), Germany
Art belge. Un siècle moderne. Collection Caroline & Maurice Verbaet, Musée d’Ixelles,, Brussels (cat.), Belgium
Venice international performance art week, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
R/Evolution on paper. Five centuries of drawings from the Klüser collection, Alte Pinakothek, Munich (cat.) Speaking Artists, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea

2011
Monanism, Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, Hobart,Tasmania
Art of the Loom, DEWEER Gallery, Otegem (cat.), Belgium
Battle, Power and Faith, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Hitite Museum), Ulus / Ankara (cat.), Turkey
Fantômes & Cauchemars, l’Historial de la Grande Guerre, Peronne & l’Espace culturel François Mitterand de Beauvais, Beauvais, France
ARTZUID. Internationale Sculptuurroute Amsterdam 2011, Apollolaan – Minervalaan – Zuidas, Amsterdam (cat.), Holland
Un autre monde, J.J. Grandville, Musée provincial Félicien Rops, Namur (cat.), Belgium
Within/Beyond Borders, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens (cat.), Greece
ARKHAIOLOGIA, CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus, Biel (cat.), Switzerland
Glasstress 2011, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice (cat.), Italy
The 52nd OCTOBER SALON. It’s time we got to know each other, The Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade (cat.), Serbia
Le Louvre revisité, Lab-Labanque, Béthune, France
Glasstress Stockholm, Millesgården Museum Stockholm, Stockholm (cat.),
Mémoires du futur, la collection Olbricht, la maison rouge, Paris (cat.), France
Cycle L’Éternel Détour, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
Curated by…Galerie beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
De dood leeft, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (cat.), Holland
Grandville. Un autre monde, un autre temps, Musée du Temps, Besançon (cat.), France
Wunderkammer. Cabinet de curiosités contemporain, Botanique, Brussels (cat.), Belgium
Danser sa vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris (cat.), France

2010

MSU Zagreb – Aanwinsten 2004-2009, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia

The State of Things. Brussels/Beijing, BOZAR, Brussels (C), Belgium

Aspects of Collecting, ESSL Museum, Vienna (C), Austria

Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (C), Japan

Ibrido, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Italy (C)

La collezione del Museo Pino Pascali, Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy

Essential Experiences, Palazzo Riso, Palermo (C), Italy

Brave New World. Vanuit het perspectief van de Mudam Collectie, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg

State of Things: Exhibition for the Contemporary Art Exchange between China and Belgium, NAMOC, Beijing

Isole mai trovate / Islands never found, Palazzo Ducale, Genova (C), Italy

Ontmoeting: Een keuze uit de collectie van het M HKA in Rabat, Galerie Bab Rouah & Musée des Oudayas, Rabat

C’est la vie, Musée Maillol, Paris (C), France

Sexuality and transcendence, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York (C), USA

Isole mai trovate / Islands never found, State Museum of Contemporary Art & Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Greece (C)

Dreamtime 2 – Fantasmagoria. Le monde mythique, Grotte du Mas-d’Azil, France

2009

Indian Caps. De keuze van Jan Fbre, Indian Caps vzw, Antwerp (C), Belgium

Het spel van de waanzin. Over gekte in film en theater, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (C), Belgium

Something Else!!!, MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italy Goldfish Suddenly Dead, Project Room Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium

Dissolving Views, Cheongju Arts Centre Main Exhibition II Pavilion, Republic of Korea (C)

La métamorphose de l’artiste (hommage à Jacques Mesrine), Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva

Extra Muros: Después Del Arte, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana

Glass stress, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti; Scuola Grande di San Teodoro San Marco, Venice (C), Italy

Camere 9: Fagana // Jan Fabre / Alberto Garutti / Hidetoshi Nagasawa, RAM – radioartemobile, Rome, Italy

2008

Der eigene Weg. Doing it my way. Perspektiven Belgischer Kunst. Perspectives on Belgian Art, MKM – Museum Küppersmühle für moderne Kunst, Duisburg (C), Germany

Anatomie des Vanités, Musée de la Maison d’Erasme, Anderlecht (C), Belgium

NéoFutur – Vers de nouveaux imaginaires, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (C), France

Jan Fabre op Wereldexpo in Zaragoza / Belgian Pavillion, Zaragoza Update, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

Voyage sentimental, Mediations Biennale, Poznan (C), Poland

Résonances médiévales, Couvent des Cordeliers, Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu

II Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain

Otras Floras, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil

Reflections on light, Galerie Bernd Klüser – Galerie Klüser 2, Munich, Germany

Corpus Delicti, Justitiepaleis, Brussels (C), Belgium

I have nothing to say and I am saying it, Platform Seoul, Korea

Futurotextiel 08, Hall NMBS, Kortrijk, Belgium

Collectiepresentatie, S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuelle Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

Struggle for life. Evolution and Extinction in the Anthropocene, ERES-Stiftung, Munich, Germany

Now Jump!, Nam June Paik Festival, Seoul (C), Korea

2007

Force Inconnue, Transfo, Zwevegem, Belgium

I Am As You Will Be / The Skeleton in Art, Cheim & Read, New York (C) Cadeau d’amis/ Een homage aan Jan Hoet, ICCA (International Centre for Contemporary Art), Diepenbeek Ongekende kracht, Transfo, Zwevegem, Belgium

Die Schöne und das Ungeheuer. Geschichten ungewöhnlicher Liebespaare, Museum Residenzgalerie, Salzburg (C)

ARCO 07, Madrid (C), Spain

De gustibus… Manger dans l’art contemporain, Broelmuseum, Broelkaai & ING, Kortrijk, Belgium

Collective one, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

Bloedmooi. Onze dubieuze relatie met het dier, Historisch Museum Rotterdam / Schielandshuis, Rotterdam (C),Holland

Artempo, Where Time Becomes Art, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (C), Italy

VIT(A)RTI, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (C), Belgium

Skin of / in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka (C), Japan

2006

Beaufort. Triennale voor hedendaagse kunst aan zee, Belgian coast (C)

Absolumental, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (C), France

Intramoenia-Extrart, Castelli di Puglia (Castelli della Daunia), Monte Sant’Angelo (C), Italy

Zoo, La Centrale Electrique / European Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels (C), Belgium

The Sublime is Now! (Das Erhabene in der zeitgenössischen Kunst)Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Bern (C), Switzerland

2005

Visionary Belgium, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (C), Belgium

Galleria in Galleria, Metropolitana, Milan (C), Italy

Intersezioni, Parco Archeologico della Roccelletta, Catanzaro (C) Slow Art. Neue Akzente aus Flandern und den Niederlanden, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf (C), Germany

When Humour Becomes Painful, Migros Museum, Zurich (C), switzerland

Mémoire et transmission, MAMAC – Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Liège, France

Barrocos i neobarracos / El infierno de lo bello, Domus Artium, Salamanca (C), Spain

Accumulazioni, Palazzo Lantieri, Gorizia (C), Italy

War is over / 1945–2005. La Libertà dell’Arte da Picasso a Warhol a Cattelan, GAMEC – Galleria d’Arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo (C), Italy

La peau est ce qu’il y a de plus profond, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes, Valenciennes (C), France

Sanguis / Mantis Landscape (Battlefield), Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France

Principato di Monaco: Idea per un museo, Palazzo Ruspoli, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy

Jan Fabre. Il rifugio (per la tomba del computer sconosciuto), Casa La Marrana in Montemarcello, Ameglia (C), Italy

The Giving Person. Il dono dell’artista, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples (C), Italy

2004

Normal LifeArtandgallery, Milan, Italy

Eclips. 25 jaar Deweer Art Gallery, Transfo, Zwevegem (C), Belgium

Horizont(e). Vinte Anos Galeria Luís Serpa Projects 1984–2004, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon (C), Portugal

Vidas imaginaries, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (C), Portugal

2003

Beaufort. Triennale voor hedendaagse kunst aan zee, Belgian coast (C)

Outlook, Athens (C), Greece

Le Opere e i giorni 2003, Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padula (C), Italy

2001

Sous les ponts, le long de la rivière…Les vallées de la Pétrusse et de l’Alzette / Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg (C), Luxembourg

1st Biennial of Valencia. The Body and Sin, Convento del Carmen, Valencia (C), Spain

Collections d’artistes, Collection Lambert, Avignon (C), France

7th International Istanbul Biennial. Egofugal / Egokaç, Istanbul (C), Turkey

2000

5eme Biennale d’Art contemporain de Lyon. Partage d’exotismes, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon (C), France

La Beauté: Nature à l’oeuvre, Clos de Trams, Espace Jeanne-Laurent and Palais des Papes, Avignon (C), France

7 Hügel – Bilder und Zeichen des 21. Jahrhunderts, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin (C), Germany

Lost Paradise Lost. Kunst und sakraler Raum, World EXPO 2000, Hannover (C), Germany

Sonsbeek 9: LocusFocus, Arnhem (C), Holland

1998

Skin, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1997

La pittura fiamminga e olandese, Palazzo Grassi, Venice (C), Italy

Art/Fashion (Biennale di Firenze ’96), Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York (C), USA

1995

Watou ’95. Dichters rond de beeldende kunstenaar Jan Fabre, 3 x 7 Kamers, 3 x 7 Gedichten, Watou (C), Germany

Ripple Across the Water ’95, Watari-um/Tadashi Kawamata Museum, Tokyo (C), Japan

Permanentie: Het fotografische beeld in de kunst, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

1993

Azur, Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas (C), France

1991

Wanderlieder, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (C), Holland

Metropolis. International Art Exhibition Berlin 1991, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (C), Germany

Irony by Vision, Watari-um Gallery, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (C), Japan

21a Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo (C), Brazil

1992

Mito Annual ’93. Another World, Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo (C), Japan

Documenta IX, Kassel (C), Germany

Transform. BildObjektSkulptur im 20. Jahrhundert, Kunstmuseum Basel and Kunsthalle Basel (C), Switzerland

Der gefrorene Leopard, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich (C), Germany

Third International Istanbul Biennial, The Greater Istanbul Municipality Nejat F. Eczacibasi Art Museum, Istanbul (C), Turkey

1990

Artisti (della Fiandra), Palazzo Sagredo, 44. Biennale di Venezia, Venice (C), Italy

1989

Open Mind (Gesloten circuits), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent (C), Belgium

1988

Signaturen. Rond honderd tekeningen van Beuys en Wols, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent (C), Belgium

1987

Uit het oude Europe / From the Europe of Old, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (C), Holland

Microscopia, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (C), Belgium

1985

Aanwinsten, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland

Dialogo. Exhibition-Dialogue on Contemporary Art in Europe / Exposiçao-Dialogo sobre a arte contemporanea na Europa, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon (C), Portugal

Ouverture, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (C), Belgium

1984

41e Biennale di Venezia, Giardini della Biennale, Belgian Pavillon, Venice (C), Italy

1979

Arte fiamminga contemporanea, Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy