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Artists

Stijn Ank


Born 1977 in Brussels, Belgium
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany

ExhibitionsWorksCV

Stijn Ank

Ank’s body of work can be considered as an extensive research into the relationship between matter and void and the various ways in which contemporary sculpture can be defined in relation to its surrounding space.

He creates a mould with a variety of materials such as wood, aluminium, lead and rubber marking off the boundaries of a certain chosen space, which he then casts in plaster. During the casting process Ank mixes pigments with the liquid plaster, letting the material render their ultimate appearance. The works created by this process are both fragile and robust, delicate and solid, light as a feather and heavy as lead.

For Ank his works are not merely sculptures placed in space but 'stances' or 'subjects' that appear out of the space itself. They do not refer to any reality or to themselves as objects and define themselves on the basis of the relationships with both the viewer and the space thus continuously changing.

TRAINING & EDUCATION

2002 - 2004 Studio Arriolafiol, Barcelona
1997 - 2002 Sint-Lucas Architecture LUCA (Master in Architecture), Brussels

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Stijn Ank, Club Solo + Van Abbemuseum, Breda, NL

2018
Stijn Ank – The Beauty I feel, Bastide Projects, Marseille, FR

2017
Stijn Ank - Purity, Nunu Fine Art Gallery, Taipei, TW
Stijn Ank - Unvoid, curated by Huang Yi-Han, MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, TW
Stijn Ank - Fresco, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE
Stijn Ank - Fresco, curated by Christoph Tannert, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2015
Stijn Ank - Unvoid, Netwerk Art Center, Aalst, BE

2014
Stijn Ank - Vector, curated by Kevin Muhlen & Christine Walentiny, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d‘art contemporain, LU
Stijn Ank - diSTANCES, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE

2012
Stijn Ank - Interval, curated by Thomas Caron, S.M.A.K. Ghent, BE

2011
Stijn Ank, CIAP art center, Hasselt, BE

2007
Stijn Ank, CCHA Gallery, Hasselt, BE

2006
Stijn Ank, Galerie Jan Colle, Ghent, BE

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Dialogues, Crown Gallery, Knokke, BE
Infinity Appearances, Innoart, Hsinchu, TW

2017
Drawing Ambience, deSingel, Antwerp, BE
Endless, Cwart, Knokke, BE

2016
The Extension of Medium, Nunu Fine Art Gallery, Taipei, TW

Open Studios, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
The Biennial of Painting, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, BE

2015
Queering Taste - Total Affirmation, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
(re)view, CCHA Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium

2014
'Endless Column', VOLTA 10, Markthalle Basel, CH

2013
I could have lived here, M-Museum, Leuven, BE

2012
Facade, Netwerk art center, Aalst, BE
Efemeer, Museum van Deinze en Leiestreek, Deinze, BE

2011
group 1, Entrepot Fictief, Ghent, BE
Benefit Show & Auction, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, BE
Ename Actueel - Sediment, curated by Hans Martens, Provincial Archeological Museum, Ename, BE

2010
Public Private Painting, Provincial Museum of Modern Art - Mu.ZEE, Oostende, BE
Open Studio, Organized by Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, BE
Group 5, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE
Chipka - Prototypes, Netwerk art Center, Aalst, BE

2009
Folding, Witte Zaal Ghent, BE

2007
La jeune création belge, La Pommerie, Saint Sétiers, FR
Jamal‘s Poets Cafe, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, BE
Antigone, National Theatre, Ghent, BE

2006
Jette–Sur–MerC Atelier 340 Museum, Brussels, BE
A-parckunst, Musées Royaux d‘Art et d‘Histoire, Brussels, BE

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, TW
MUDAM - Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, LU
S.M.A.K. the Municipal Museum of Contemorary Art, Ghent, BE

BOOKS / CATALOGUES

2017
BE24, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2016
The Biennial of Painting, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, BE

2015
Traces, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d‘art contemporain, LU

2014
Stijn Ank - Vector, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d‘art contemporain, Graphic Design by Ward Heirwegh, Luxembourg, LU

2013
I could have lived here, Emannuel Lambion, M-Museum, Leuven, BE

2012
Stijn Ank - Interval, S.M.A.K, Graphic Design by Ward Heirwegh, Ghent, BE

2011
Ename Actueel 2011 Sediment, PAM, Hans Martens, Ename, BE

2010
PPP, Public Private Painting, Mu.Zee, Oostende, BE
Chipka, Netwerk, Aalst, BE

2009
Folding the landscape, Witte Zaal, Veronique Boone, Ghent, BE

2006
Mumures de sirènes, Atelier 340 museum, Paul Gonze, Brussels, BE

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