Johan Grimonprez, Artist in distribution, Belgium, 1962

Johan Grimonprez (1962, Roeselare, Belgium) currently lives and works between Belgium and New York City, where he teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He studied, among others, in that same institution and also attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. As a media artist, Grimonprez works in film, video and installation. In several of his works, he uses found footage, mixing reality and fiction; history becomes a multi-perspective dimension open to manipulation. Threats in contemporary society like terrorist attacks play a crucial role. Do media live of terrorists or do terrorists live of the media? Also matters of identification and manipulation in film and television are returning themes. Grimonprez has exhibited and screened his work all over the world and is internationally recognized since 1997, when he took part in Documenta X in Kassel.

Selection of 10 solo shows /group shows /screenings 2014-2018

dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan, April 16 - May 18, 2018 [solo]
CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORLD: ART AND THE ECONOMY, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, June 2018 [group]
Der Wert der Freiheit / The Value of Freedom, Belvedere 21, Vienna, Sept. 9, 2018 - Feb. 2, 2019 [group]
Iconography of Revolt, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, Jul. 28 - Nov. 4, 2018 [group]
Tate’s Artist Rooms: Johan Grimonprez, Caithness Horizons Museum, Schotland, Mar 10 - Jun 4 2017 [solo]
How To Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, May 25 - Oct. 15, 2017 [group]
Shadow World, Spotlight, Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, USA, 2016 [festival]
Johan Grimonprez, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nov. 2016 [solo]
PUNK. It’s Traces in Contemporary Art, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico, Macba, Barcelona, Spain, CA2M, Madrid 2016 - 2018
If You Won’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep, A discussion on Democracy and War, with Andrew Feinstein, and Johan Grimonprez, The Parliament of Bodies (Society of the End of Necropolitics), documenta 14, Athens, Greece, 2014 [screening / lecture]