°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) 

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 

Ghent I Belgium I johan.gelper@telenet.be

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