Dominique Vangilbergen

Dominique Vangilbergen

Berlin, Kreuzberg, Germany

About Dominique Vangilbergen

Dominique Vangilbergen (born in Belgium) lives and works in Berlin. His art delves deep into uncharted territory, exploring the ocean's bestiary, or setting a stage and implying narratives, leaving the spectator to interpret and imagine the dénouement. In turn, aesthete, architect, cultivator, curator, stager and pioneer, through his controlled, and sometimes obsessive, labour-intensive handling of a variety of media, he tames nature with deft, intricate, incisive strokes on rare and delicate handmade paper, foreseeing the future through a darkened glass, inventing new fictions with his own graphical, mark-making vocabulary. Sometimes using seemingly intentional smoke and mirrors to obfuscate the issue, but always working with aesthetic purpose. The overall effect is a personal Wunderkammer, home to myriad realities. What unites all of these works is an underlying major theme of epic grandeur, but the ultimate message is about life and man.

Education

PHIKO Hasselt - Belgium
Sint Lucas Brussels - Belgium

Exhibitions

GROUP SHOWS (selection)

2002 ‘Hic and Nunc miniatures’, Louvain, Belgium
2011 ‘Galerie Steiner-Mayhaus’, Erlach, Switzerland
‘6B Gallery/atelier Alain Biltereyst’, Brussels, Belgium
‘Galerie Katapult’, Basel, Switzerland
2012 ‘Open Gallerie’, Vers Pont du Gard, France
‘Galerie Steiner-Mayhaus’, Erlach, Switzerland
‘Galerie Katapult’, Basel, Switzerland
2013 ‘Deutsche Guggenheim’, Berlin, Germany
2014 ‘Saatchi Gallery’, London
2017 ‘Nationale 8 Gallery’, Brussels, Belgium
‘6B Gallery/atelier Alain Biltereyst’, Brussels, Belgium
‘C-Mine design Museum’, Genk, Belgium
‘BAD art fair’, Gent, Belgium
‘Centquatre’ Paris, France
2018 ‘Tour&Taxis’, Brussels, Belgium (solo exhibition)
‘Affordable Art Fair’, Brussels, Belgium
‘Brussels Gallery Weekend’, Rivoli Building & Nationale 8 Gallery,
Brussels, Belgium
‘YIA_International Art Fair’, Paris, France
2019 ‘BAD art fair’, Gent, Belgium
‘Affordable Art Fair’, Brussels, Belgium
‘YIA_International Art Fair’, Paris, France
‘Luxembourg Art Week’, Luxembourg, Luxembourg