°Kapellen, Belgium, 1980 

 Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

 

"Botanical" (2014)

S.M.A.K. Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium 

works purchased regarding Young Artists (selected by) 2007 and 2008:

 

"Shed" (2007) 

"Wind Simulation" (2007) 

"Organisch vierkant" (2007)

"65°"(2007)

"Constructie" (2007)

Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium 

Collection collages:

 

"Reversible" (2008) 

"Constructed living organism" (2008)

Province of East Flanders, Ghent, Belgium 

works purchased regarding the provincial prize, 2008 (nomination premium) 

"Botanical Sculpture" (2006)

"Random Movement" (2006)

"Inside Out" (2006)

"Botanical" (2007) 

"Botanical" (2007)

Collection of the city of Waregem, Belgium

 

"Botanical" (2008)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection) 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection) 

2017 D'Apostrof, Deinze (Meigem) BE
2015 Actueel Kunsten Festival, Kunstnetwerk Haspengouw / Art Borgloon, Borgloon BE
2015 Landkunst op de Buisse Heide, Vincent Van Gogh huis, Zundert NL
2015 Before the foodfight / Chocoladefabriek, Tongeren BE
2015 Attitudes to Form, Open M / M Museum, Leuven BE (cat.)
2015 No Walls Expo at North Sea Jazz / Ahoy, Rotterdam, NL
2015 Poppositions / OMS Pradham, Brussels BE
2015 Zelden ontgaat verbeelding haar eerste druk, Print Art Fair, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee BE
2015 No Walls, Fenixloods, Rotterdam NL
2014 Tussen / D'Apostrof, Deinze (Meigem) BE
2014 Biodiversiteit Nieuwenhoven / Kasteel, Provinciaal Domein Nieuwenhoven, Sint-Truiden BE
2014 Showroom / Ricou Gallery, Brussels BE
2014 Art Brussels / Rasa, Brussels BE
2014 Separation of concerns / Villa De Olmen, Wieze BE
2014 Frans Masereel Centrum Print Art Fair, Kasterlee BE
2013 A petite fair (During Capital A - Amsterdam Art Weekend) Ricou Gallery @ Boetzelaer/Nispen & Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam NL
2014 Contemporary Art in Belgium, Maison de ventes Cornette de Saint Cyr, Brussels BE
2013 TEKEN / Curators: Jan Colle, Julie Crenn / Entrepot fictief, Ghent BE
2013 4 aus belgien / RASCHE RIPKEN, Berlin DE
2013 John Van Oers & Roeland Tweelinckx invite / SECONDroom, Antwerp BE
2013 Art Brussels / Ricou Gallery, Brussels BE
2013 Guy Rombouts / Johan Gelper, Gallery EL, Welle BE
2013 Kunst op pootjes / Mu.zee, Ostend BE
2013 Kunst op pootjes / SCHUNK, Heerlen NL
2012 Raak / Mu.zee, Ostend BE
2012 Thread - part two / Gallery EL, Welle BE
2012 Art Brussels / Ricou Gallery , Brussels BE
2012 Art Brussels / Ricou Gallery , Brussels BE
2012 Raak / SCHUNK, Heerlen, The Netherlands NL
2011 Raak / SMAK, Ghent BE
2011 De Lading / Curator Lieven Cateau / Old Factory, Wetteren BE
2011 Translating Practices / Sint Lucas Library, Ghent BE
2011 Van stof tot asse Triënnal on Contemporary Art in the municipality of Asse, Asse BE (cat.)
2011 Art in the city / Art Brussels / Ricou Gallery, Brussels BE
2011 Art Brussels / Ricou Gallery, Brussels BE
2010 Public Private Paintings / Mu.zee, Ostend (Museum of Modern Art), Ostend BE (cat.)
2010 Basement / Galerie Marion De Cannière, Antwerp BE
2010 Between the Sacred and the Profane / Curator: Peter Pollers, CIAP, Hasselt BE
2010 Translating Practices / HISK, Ghent BE
2010 Tom Jooris - Johan Gelper / Loods12, Wetteren BE
2010 Art Brussels / Gallery EL, Brussels, BE (cat.)
2009 Sculptural / Collection, new acquisitions / SMAK, Ghent BE
2009 Orde - Chaos / Klein Begijnhof, Mechelen BE
2009 Tais-toi soiree belle, Amusez Vous in het MSK, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent BE
2009 Kunstnier / Curator: Lieven Cateau / Campo Santo Chappel, Ghent BE
2008 Visions: 40 years drawing contest, Ronse / Curator Jan Leconte / Former hospital, Ronse
2008 Circulation / Movinn-art, Bruges BE
2008 Steven Baelen - Johan Gelper / Galery EL, Welle BE
2008 Young Ones Award, Ghent / Giga C. / Curators: Philippe Van Cauteren, Pierre Muyle (S.M.A.K.), Lineart Ghent, BE
2008 Galerie EL (B-new Gallery selected by Hans Martens (HISK) and Flor Bex (MUHKA) Lineart Ghent, BE
2008 Young Artists (selected by) Kathrin Ginsberg / Ghent University Botanical Garden (Palmarium, S.M.A.K.) Ghent BE (cat.)
2008 Omgevingstekenen, Provincial prize East-Flanders 2008 Curator Edith Doove / Caermersklooster, Ghent BE (cat.)
2007 39th drawing contest in the city of Ronse Brouwerij De Keyser, Ronse BE
2007 Young Artists (selected by) Dirk Pauwels / Ghent University Botanical Garden (Palmarium, S.M.A.K.), Ghent BE (cat.)
2007 Elia, 9th Elia Biënnial Conference / Handelsbeurs, Ghent BE
2006 Out of control / VUB (Brussels University) Brussels BE (cat.)
2006 Fris IV / Gallery Jan Colle, Ghent BE
2006 Wel klaar maar nog lang niet af, Mixed Media 2006 / KASK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent BE
2005 Mixed Media 2D / Art Track (KASK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts), Ghent BE
2005 Young Artists (selected by) Philippe Van Cauteren / Ghent University Botanical Garden, (Palmarium, S.M.A.K.), Ghent BE (cat.)
2004 Leopold / Leopoldskazerne, Ghent BE (cat.)
2004 Sint Lucas 2004 / Curator Dirk Manesse / Accec site, Ghent BE (cat.)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

 

S.M.A.K. Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium 

Province of East Flanders, Ghent, Belgium 

Verbeke Foundation / Collection collages, Kemzeke, Belgium 

Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

KASK Kortrijk, Royal Academy of fine Arts, Kortrijk, Belgium

PRIZES 

 

2008 Young Ones Award, Lineart 2008 

2008 Prize Young Artists 2008 (S.M.A.K. Ghent) 

2007 Nomination premium, Provincial prize for visual arts (Province East-Flanders) 

2007 Prize Young Artists 2007 (S.M.A.K. Ghent) 

2006 Prize Charles de Leu (KASK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent) 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

SELECTIONS 

 

2009 BAMart online database, www.bamart.be 

2007 The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, www.drawingcenter.org 

2005 EEYA, European Exhibition of Young Artists (aica), www.eeya.aica-int.org 

2005 Kunstonline, online database, www.kunstonline.info 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

2010 Flemish community 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

2008 Video by Svend Thomsen: Johan Gelper "Dismountable drawing" 52 min. Loop, TVF 

2008 Giga C. Book, MER. Paper Kunsthalle for Lineart, 2008, Gent, Belgium 

2008 Steven Baelen / Johan Gelper (laserprint), Gallery EL, 2008, Welle, Belgium 

 

CATALOGUES

 

Van stof tot asse  www.visionandfactory.com/index.php/VSTA_ and  http://www.vanstoftotasse.be/catalogus.p

Vlaggenboek Mu.ZEE  http://www.cayman.be/caseDetail/148/Book

Art Brussels 2010 Galerie EL

S.M.A.K. 07/08 (jaarboek)  http://www.smak.be/publicatie.php?la=en& 

Giga C - book http://www.studiolucderycke.be/projects/ 

Young Artists (selected by) Katrin Ginsberg  http://www.thomasdesmet.be/index.php?/co 

Young Artists (selected by) Dirk Pauwels  http://www.janenrandoald.be/young.php Young 

Young Artists (selected by) Philppe Van Cauteren http://www.janenrandoald.be/young.php 

Leopold  http://www.nucleo.be/tentoonstelling/ind

 

PRESSREVIEWS 

 

H art # 144, on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings, 2015 "Open M" / Christine Vuegen

Gazet Van Antwerpen, cultuurmagazine 22.11.2013 "Johan Gelper laat niets verloren gaan" / FH

H art # 118 on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings, 2013 "Oog voor authenticiteit" / A.M. Poels

H art # 111 on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings, 2013 "Guy Rombouts Johan Gelper" / Hans Theys 

ARTslant 2012 / "The physics of looking at sculpture" / Andrea Alessi 

H art on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings, 2012 "Open Ateliers in Gent"

Agenda 2012 / "Drawing in space" / Sam Steverlynck 

Randkrant jaargang 15 #7 , 2011 "Pittig kunstenparcours, Van stof tot Asse"

Agenda 2010 / "Johan Gelper" / Ive Stevenheydens 

H art # 61 on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings, 2010 / "Johan Gelper" / A.M. Poels 

Knack / 38ste jaargang - #50, 2008 / Knack special, Lineart, "De Young Ones" / Roularta Media Group, Ghent, Belgium 

H art # 45 on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings, 2008 / 40ste grote prijs van de stad Ronse / Belgium 

H art # 44 on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings 2008 / "Gigacase op Lineart" / Pierre Muyle / Belgium 

H art #37 on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings, 2008 / "Young Artists in Palmarium Ghent, spelen met de omgeving" / Ghent, Belgium

Knack / 38ste jaargang - #32, 2008 / "Omgevingstekenen" / Els Fiers / Roularta Media Group, Ghent, Belgium

Collect Arts Antiques Auctions # 392, 2008 / Ghent, Belgium

Zone 09 #218, 2008 / "Omgevingstekenen PPBK 07" / De Persgroep Publishing, Ghent, Belgium

H art #22 on contemporary art in Belgium and surroundings, 2007 / "Young Artists in Ghent" / Gent, Belgium

Zone 09 #193, 2007 / "Young Artists in de plantentuin" / De Persgroep Publishing, Ghent, Belgium

 

LECTURES 

 

2009 Dismantable drawing, Academy of Fine Arts, Anderlecht, Belgium 

2008 Gigacase, dialogue with Pascal de Pauw, Pieter Vermeersch, Ward Denys, Hans Albrecht and 

         Philippe Van Cauteren, moderated by Pierre Muyle