June 12 - October 10, 2021


Beeldig Hof ter Saken 16


Group exhibition curated by Edith Ronse

Philip Aguirre, Willem Boel, Stief De Smet,

Frederic Geurts, Johan Gelper, Theo Jansen,

Warre Mulder, Michael Pycke, Edith Ronse,

Katleen Vinck, Josua Wechsler.

Park Hof ter Saksen

Hof ter Saksendreef, 9120 Beveren


all days, free entrance from 10 AM - 8 PM 

July 3 - August 8 2021


Group exhibition curated by Luc Vrydaghs

Willem Boel, Rudi Bogaerts, Jan Bultheel, Johan Gelper,

Serge Haelterman, Zhang Huan, Katie Lagast,

Jason Slabbynck, Thijs Van der Linden, Kris Vanhemelrijck, Stephanie Vandevelde, Philip Van Isacker, Cedric Van Parys, Yves Velter, Alexi Williams


Eikestraat 34 in Steenhuize/Herzele

saturday and sunday from 12:00 to 22:00, entrance 10€


October 8 - October 17, 2021


20ste Biënnale hedendaagse kunst ​

Kasteel van Poeke, Aalter BE

more info coming soon

Extended until April 18


group exhibition curated by Tom Liekens

Jakob Smits Museum

Sluis 155

2400 Mol




October 24, 2020 - April 18, 2021


group exhibition curated by Tom Liekens with:

Felicien Rops - Fred Bervoets  - Caroline Coolen  - Jan Decleir - James Ensor - Camille Dufour - Johan Gelper - 

Hadassah Emmerich - Tom Liekens - Roger Van Akelyen - Gert & Uwe Thobias - Lieven Segers - 

Jules Smalzigaug - Floris Jespers - Peter Rogiers - Adriaan Marin - Idun Baltzersen - Stephan Balleux - Jakob Smits

Jakob Smitsmuseum

Sluis 155

2400 Mol


By Dirk Vanduffel

ArtDependence Magazine is an international magazine covering all spheres of contemporary art, as well as modern and classical art.






October 24, 2020 - Januari 10, 2021


group exhibition curated by Tom Liekens with:

Felicien Rops - Fred Bervoets  - Caroline Coolen  - Jan Decleir - James Ensor - Camille Dufour - Johan Gelper - 

Hadassah Emmerich - Tom Liekens - Roger Van Akelyen - Gert & Uwe Thobias - Lieven Segers - 

Jules Smalzigaug - Floris Jespers - Peter Rogiers - Adriaan Marin - Idun Baltzersen - Stephan Balleux - Jakob Smits

Jakob Smitsmuseum

Sluis 155

2400 Mol

September 10 - November 6, 2020


Galerie Van Caelenbergh, Aalst (BE)


Group exhibition with: 


DD Trans, Tamara Dees, Catharina Dhaen, Bas van Wieringen, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Johan Gelper

Dendermondsesteenweg 15 - 17

9300 Aalst (BE)

Januari 25 - August 21 2020



Eendrachtsweg 61

NL-3012 LG Rotterdam


artists arrange a drawer with autonomous works and installations:

Christiaan Kuitwaard, Leni van den Berge, Johan Gelper, Sven Fritz, Matthijs van Zessen, Harm van den Berg,

Daniel Dutrieux, Giovanni Dalessi, Guus van der Linden, Annemarie Slobbe 

July 25 - August 8, 2020


PARCE Art Initiative


Verkortingstraat 11

9040 Ghent (BE)

24 Jul - 08 Aug

Opening: 25 Jul 2-6 p.m.

Daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Except mondays.

Since Derrida used the notion of deconstruction in the 1970’s it has influenced and dominated art and literature. This exhibit will focus on what form deconstruction has taken today and what it means for contemporary artists and art.  


group exhibition with: 

Mateo Cohen (COL), Charlie De Voet (BE), Johan Gelper (BE),

Jonas Vansteenkiste (BE), Bernando Montoya (COL), Lorena Espitia (COL), 

Polien Boons (BE), Barbara Rink (NL), Juan R. Varon (COL), 

Lieven Cateau (BE), Sonja Geens (BE), Gert Van Dessel (BE), 

Emma Van Roey (BE), Laura Peña (COL)

Project direction by​ Laura Peña​ in collaboration with​ Jolien Verdoodt

April 19 - June 19

"Everybody in the arts sector has been heavily affected by this situation, but none more than artists. Their status is often unclear and as a result they usually can’t count on government support measures. However, the costs these artists have for their practice, studio and canceled exhibitions, continue to add up." For these reasons, the Ballroom Project still wants to take action and release a digital version of their 2020 edition at their website."

From Sunday 19 April at 14h until Friday 19 June, Ballroom Project offers a curated online sales platform of unique artworks and editions between €75 and €2,500. The artworks in this online catalogue have been selected by participating galleries and artists invited by the organisers of Ballroom.

In this way, the galleries first and foremost want to support artists. For every artwork sold through this platform, Ballroom guarantees that 70% of sales go directly to the artist. The remaining 30% is used to cover transportation, administration and other organisation costs. All prices are VAT inclusive and cover shipping for sales within Belgium. For international sales Ballroom charge a small shipping fee.

Ballroom Project is founded by Base Alpha Gallery & DMW Gallery.

March 13 - March 22, 2020


Noordstraat 39

9620, Zottegem BE


Group exhibition 


Andreas Palladio Den Serra (BE), Armano Jericevic (FR), Marc Galle (BE), Johan Gelper (BE)

Extended until 22 February


curated by Harrald van der Sluys

Zhixin Liao (CN), Johan Gelper (BE)

opening hours:


Saturday 15 Feb - 13:00 - 17:00

Thursday 20 Feb - 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday 22 Feb - 13:00 - 17:00


har. art gallery / keilecollectief

February 6 - February 9, 2020

KC#4, curated by Harrald van der Sluys

Zhixin Liao (CN), Johan Gelper (BE)

har. art gallery / keilecollectief

During Art Rotterdam Week 2020


interview: cross-overs in de kunst

by Etienne Boileau

smak collection catalogue

"Shed" (2007) 

"Wind Simulation" (2007) 

"Organisch vierkant" (2007)


"Constructie" (2007)

January 5 - January 26, 2020

constellations with borrowed forms, presentation of small sculptural components and drawings

"Constellations with borrowed forms" shows a selection of new sculptural components from "demountable spatial drawings" (2007-ongoing). Although light, space, environment and focus are necessary conditions to arrive at "demountable spatial drawings", the coherent making and thinking process makes it possible to let coincidence, interaction and context determine the presentation.


Pastoriestraat 59

9800 Meigem


SONS Collection

Shift, 2007

Marble, polyester, epoxy, leather, cotton and plastic

50 x 12 x 12 cm

​SONS Museum (Shoes or No Shoes) is a museum dedicated to contemporary art connected to shoes as the subject. 

Shoes Or No Shoes
Vandevoordeweg 2
9770 Kruishoutem

June 8 - October 27, 2019

Art au jardin

group exhibition curated by  Aude de Bourbon Parme 

Lois Weinberger, Norman Dilworth, Amandine Arcelli, Maxime Christiaensens, Anne-Laure Cros

 Stephane FedorowskyJohan GelperOlivier LassonMehryl LevisseEve Pietruschi

Bertrand PlanesSishun Wang , Philippe Thill, Dimitri VazemskyArtie Vierkant


Chateau D'Esquelbecq

Place Alphonse Bergerot 10
59470 Esquelbecq 


V/MSP Gallery: http://vmsp.gallery

L'Art au Jardin du 8 juin au 27 octobre c'est :
>> 19 installations, sculptures et photographies de 16 artistes européens et chinois nés des années 30 aux années 80 
>> Dans le domaine du Chateau d'Esquelbecq
>> Un thème : la relation de l'artiste à son environnement 
>> Une inauguration les 8, 9 et 10 juin pendant l'exposition Une Partie de campagne organisée par 13 galeries dans le château




Iedere week een kunstenaar. Een levende kunstenaar, en dus per definitie hedendaagse kunst

September 14 – September 22, 2019

Confrontaties III

Curated by Frans Vercoutere

Dirk Demeyere, Paul Perneel, Guy Du Cheyne, Isidoor Goddeeris, Matthieu Lobelle, Henk Delabie, Greet Desal, 

Edith Ronse, Joke Raes, Yves Malfliet, Johan Parmentier, Reinhilde Van Grieken, Frans Vercoutere, Simon Masschelein, 

Marc De Brée, Johan Gelper, Philippe Gouwy

Ambassador & Zonta Club Tielt

Pittemstraat 100

8760 Meulebeke

June 30, 2019




14U - 20U

Masereeldijk 5
2460 Kasterlee

Kunstenaars tonen en verkopen hun publikaties, edities en multiples tijdens de vijfde editie van Frans Masereel Centrums Print Art Fair.

Gerard Herman, Tom Liekens, Katleen Vinck, Yannick Ganseman, Katrin Kamrau, Hans Demeulenaere, Stien Bekaert, Jan Kempenaers, Karen Vermeren, Erki De Vries, Ignace Cami en Ward Zwart, Anna de Jong en Anna Huijnen (Polly's Picture Show), Johan Gelper, Pieter Huybrechts, Henri Jacobs, Jelle Martens, Bruno Vandenberghe, Lucie Renneboog, Malgorzata Alchowska, Alivier Leu, Kevin Reynaert en Ingrid Godon.

May 16 - May 19, 2019

Ballroom project Antwerpen

Twelve Twelve Gallery

curator Yirka De Brucker


Kattenberg 93

2140 Borgerhout, BE

A waltz with art. A dynamic new concept showcasing selected pieces from renowned galleries during Antwerp Art Weekend in the hall of the iconic Pekfabrik.

​Ballroom project Antwerpen

Twelve Twelve Gallery

curator Yirka De Brucker

May 10 - May 12, 2019

Loss, kunstenfestival SABK Zottegem

Bruno Vandenberghe, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Quinten Ingelaere, Sabine Oosterlynck, Jolien Collen, Stien Bekaert, 

Peter Waterschoot, Johan Gelper, Freddy K, Renée Pevernagie, Tiemke Gauderis, Hendrik Vermeulen, Lysandre Begijn, 

Peter Lagast, Louise Delanghe, Corry Vandermassen, Robin Vermeersch, Ruben Vandeghinste, Ines Claus

SABK, site Sanitary


Trapstraat 45

9620 Zottegem

Loss is een kunstenfestival dat staat voor loslaten en zich los maken van bewandelde paden en traditie. Kunstenaars, acteurs, muzikanten en dansers voelen zich bevrijd en kijken met nieuwe ogen naar de wereld van vandaag en morgen. Loss is ook een vruchtbare grond waaruit iets nieuws kan groeien, zich een weg kan banen en verder kan vertakken.

January 26 - March 3, 2019

Tekening (disegno)
(De tekening als autonoom werk)

Berlinde De Bruyckere, Bart Stolle, Sofie Muller, Arpaïs Du Bois, Gideon Kiefer, Ronny Delrue, Joris Perdieus, Ante Timmermans,

Sabine Liedtke, Femke Gerestein, Karen Vermeren, Denitsa Todorova, Johan Gelper, Benny Luyckx, Bart Lodewijks, Stefan Serneels, Fia Cielen, Kasper Andreasen, Lise Sore, Serge Onnen, Milian Vukicevic, Gitte Lebrun, Hand De Wit, Koen Muller, Gerard Herman 


Vierkante zaal en Annex, d'Academie Sint-Niklaas, Paul Snoekstraat 3, Sint-Niklaas

Opening: Saturday January 26, 4 pm

Januari 19-20 & Januari 26-27, 2019

Loods 12


The Fast Show

group exhibition


Koophandelstraat 12 

9230 Wetteren BE

Leyla Aydoslu, Willem Boel, Eric Deprez, Johan Gelper, Rik Moens, Tim Onderbeke

Merlyn Paridaen, Benoît Vandenbroucke, P.B. Van Rossem, Tamara Van San

November 17 - December 15, 2018


group exhibition curated by Luc Hoekx and Arjan Janssen


opening November 17,  15:00
open friday - saturday, 11:00 - 17:00

Kirstin Arndt (D), Olle Baertling (S), Bob Bonies (NL), Erwin Cattoor (B), Willem Cole (B), Mario De Brabandere (B), 

Johan Gelper (B), Gracia Khouw (NL), Jai Llewellyn (GB), Riki Mijling (NL), Karim Noureldin (CH), Lon Pennock (NL), 

Vincent de Roder (B), Shawn Stipling (GB), Takashi Suzuki (JP), Piet Tuytel (NL), Rainer Splitt (D)

Galerie-NZ, Arendonk (B)


in collaboration with "Abstracte” Dordrecht (NL)

LXRY List 2019




Van een longlist met zestien kunstenaars tussen de 20 en 40 jaar,

werkzaam in de Benelux, heeft een internationaal panel kunstkenners

onder leiding van Etienne Boileau er tien uitgekozen. Daarbij werd

gekeken naar de mate van originaliteit van het werk, opleiding,

voorbije exposities, artist-in-residencies, buitenlandervaring en

toegekende prijzen of stipendia.

October 27 - Januari 6, 2018

op de grond, tussenin of aan de hemel

group exhibition curated by Els Wuyts

Leo Copers, Marc Cordenier, Joachim Coucke, Saar De Buysere, Esther de Graaf, Honoré δ’O, Johan Gelper, Sanam Khatibi, Martine Laquiere, Greet Van Autgaerden, Sarah Van Marcke, Jan Van Oost, Santiago Reyes Villaveces en Tim Volckaert.

Kunstencentrum Ten Bogaerde

Ten Bogaerdelaan 10

8670 Koksijde BE

opening: October 27, 11:00 am

‘Tussen hemel en aarde is een metafoor voor wat ons enerzijds met de voeten op de grond houdt, een zekere realiteitszin, een focus op het werkelijke. En aan de andere kant voor wat ons doet dromen, streven en verlangen.’  Curator Els Wuyts verzamelt in het Kunstencentrum veertien hedendaagse kunstenaars die deze metafoor beeldend verwerken.

October 21 - December 9, 2018


V/MSP Gallery

October 21: Gent Matinees: www.gentkunst.be

Finissage: December 9

Open only after the announcement of viewing moments and by apointment

ONE, Brugsevaart 60, 9030 Mariakerke (Ghent BE)

October 13 - November 2, 2018

'LE SUD' (50° 38' 28'' N, 4° 40' 5'' E)

group exhibition curated by Gert Scheerlinck

Twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL

Gert Scheerlinck, Johan De Wit, Rein Dufait, Nicolàs Lamas, Katleen Vinck, Johan Gelper


The exhibition LE SUD is composed with Belgian artists or at least artists who are based in Belgium with their artistic practice. Belgium is obviously a connecting factor, but there is more to it. Despite a certain unity in the works, they distinguish themselves from each other in engagement towards materiality and subject matter. The artists often work with raw or manufactured materials that are used or reused. There is nothing fast about their processes and nothing is necessarily certain. It can succeed or fail, until the momentum where the artwork becomes itself, autonomously. Interpreters have often adapted this kind of 'practice' to that of poets and there is a certain truth in that. The carefully chosen words, building lines and verses; there is no excess but rather a meager economy.

October 6 - October 14, 2018

Harry & Friends

group exhibition curated by Harlinde De Mol

Veerle Beckers, Celine Buttaye, Katelijne de Corte , Ronny Delrue, Harlinde De Mol, Leda Devoldere, 
Johan Gelper, Olivier Goethals, Hilde Overbergh, Lina Maria Peeters, Chantal Pollier, Bruno Vandenberghe,
Nina Vandeweghe, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Kevin Vanwonterghem, Karen Vermeren, Peter Waterschoot


Dijkstraat 45 

9700 Oudenaarde


opening October 6, 19:00

September 23 - October 28, 2018

Art pop pop art

Kunstenfestival, Kunstnetwerk Haspengouw

Koen Broucke (B) - Frank Delbeke (B) – Lieve Devriendt (B) - Johan Gelper (B) - Brian Griffin (GB) – Peter Hautekiet (B) - Tom Herck (B) – Jos Herck (B) - Maartje Elants (NL) – Treez Le Roy (B) - Peter Jacquemijn (B) - Jan Pillaert (B) - Gerda Steegmans (B) – Nick Timmermans (B) - Herman Van den Boom (NL) - Niels Vaes (B) – Joos Vandueren B) - Etienne Van Berlo (NL) - Britt Truyts Sopraan (B) – Lien Vanoppen (B) PXL Beeld - studenten Pop en Rockacademie PXL ' David Van Den Bosch, Sem Thewissen, Jess Jacob, Pieter Vochten, Tom Adriaenssens & Jan Viggria

opening September 23, 13:00 at  ‘DE FABRIK’, Stationsstraat 54 in 3840 Borgloon, more info and tickets: www.kunstnetwerkhaspengouw.be

de Bottelarij

Ulbeekstraat 21
3832 Ulbeek (Wellen) 

July 8 - August 26, 2018



Group exhibition curated by Lieven Cateau

Leuvensesteenweg 83

3191 Hever / Boortmeerbeek

Mechelen (nabij zoo Plankendael)

Opening Sunday July 8, 2018


July 8 - August 26, Sundays​ 13:00 - 19:00

May 25 - May 27, 2018


A celebration of 2 years of DMW Art Space during Antwerp Art Weekend in the private section of DMW, from 25 through 27 May 2018.

Denitsa Todorova, Caroline Van Den Eynden, Dries Segers, Bram De Jonghe, Federico Acal, Liesbeth Doms, Tom Poelmans, Timo van Grinsven, Juan Pablo Plazas, Warre Mulder, Saori Kuno, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Kris Van Dessel, Tom Van Malderen, Johan Gelper

March 30 - May 19, 2018

V/MSP Gallery

Solo exhibition


Tulpstraat 35 Rue de la Tulipe. 1050 Brussels. 
Tel:+32 494 08 98 72



Open Thursday 2pm - 7pm

Friday and Saturday 1pm - 6pm (and by appointment)

opening March 29'th, 17:00 - 21:00

Tulpenstraat 35 Rue de la Tulipe

Brussels (Elsene), BE

V/MSP GALLERY is delighted to continue its collaboration with Johan Gelper and to present some of his latest work in the exhibition “Motion without Movement”. The show contains sculptures, as well as drawings.


Although on first glance Gelpers’ drawings could be considered as studies to his sculptures, they have to be looked at as independent works. Nonetheless, there are strong correlations between those two bodies of his work, as one finds the same references to dadaism, constructivism and kinetic art in the visual and formal language of the drawings, that are also found in his sculptures.  In both Gelper addresses the interaction of figurative and abstract elements, but through his sculptures Gelper also has the possibility to examine the relation between object and space. It is not by coincidence that form, lines and surface, the three major themes of abstract painting, play a major role in his work- in principle, Gelper sees his sculptures as spatial drawings, adaptable to the conditions of the space.


The sculptures are mostly composed of banal materials, found somewhere where they were left unnoticed or thrown away. By including botanical elements such as branches or roots, he also contemplates on the relationship between nature and culture.


While chance plays an important role in the choice of materials, the process of assembly is the exact opposite. The composition is handled meticulously, found parts are cleaned, processed, brought into the correct form, painted or consciously left in the state they are found in, to create a harmonious ensemble, both in form and color. Often this results in seemingly weightless sculptures, symbolizing the contrast between decay and optimization. Fragile, with subtle lines and biomorphic forms meandering with natural movement to examine the behaviour of an object in space, held together by thin wires or cords. Bows and folds of the more stable materials enhance the feel of a kinetic object. However, in this case, the spectator is the moving object while the sculpture rests fixed in space.


Olaf Pradhan, March 2018

April 28 - May 10, 2018



Johan Gelper


constellation with borrowed forms 


28/04-10/05 2018



a window with a vision Art on display 7/7, 24/24

Heershagestraat 14 9000 Gent  


opening 27/04, 18u

March / April 2018


April 1 - April 29

opening March 31


Kristof Van Gestel, Elleke Frijters, Adriaan Verwee, Johan Gelper

Kalfstraat 42

8300 Knokke-Heist

‘Abstract Connections’ stelt vier Belgische kunstenaars centraal. Zij zijn ieder op hun eigenzinnige manier bezig met de interpretatie van een realiteit, die soms politiek en historisch is. Vanuit hun visie vormen en vervormen zij deze interpretaties tot hun kunstig beeld. 


De titel ‘Abstract Connections’ illustreert het samenspel van deze vier artiesten. De manier waarop zij de realiteit kunstig vervormen is abstract; de connecties ontstaan in de interactie tussen de werken en tussen kunst en beschouwing.

Februari 22 - March 23, 2018

Group exhibition Onvoorziene Omstandigheden 

Kristof Van Gestel, Gerd Ververs, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Frank&Robbert, 

Halveig Agustsdottir, Vaast Colson, Catharina Van Eetvelde, Johan Gelper,


opening: Februari 22, 2018 / 19:30

finissage: March 21 / 19:30

Stedelijke Kunstacademie Tielt

Lakenmarkt 3 - 8700 Tielt

Zoeken wij naar oplossingen voor onze problemen, dan willen wij niet de dingen vinden die we kennen, maar wel de dingen die we niet kennen. Wij willen graag blootleggen, ontdekken en onderzoeken. Wellicht vinden wij bestaande oplossingen niet langer voldoende en willen wij nog dieper graven en nog verder gaan dan wij tot nu toe gingen. Wij houden graag alles mogelijk en alles open. Of doen wij het toch maar, in een verwachting van meer, van anders en van beter? En is het dan toch ontevredenheid en gewoon maar de kick van ‘nieuw’ en van ‘begin’. Is het dus gewoon maar de illusie van de vondst die ons drijft? Wij willen het eigenlijk de kunstenaar horen zeggen…

Voor deze groepstentoonstelling gingen curator Tuur Delodder en Johan Laethem op zoek naar beeldend kunstenaars van wie het maakproces niet bestaat uit een louter uitvoerende handeling die gedicteerd wordt door een denkproces en een concept, maar die tijdens de (materiële) creatie beïnvloeding, toeval, interactie, de context waarin het werk gemaakt wordt, mee het resultaat laten bepalen. De expositie toont werk van onder meer Kristof Van Gestel, Johan Gelper, Gerd Ververs, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Frank&Robbert, Halveig Agustsdottir, Vaast Colson en Catharina Van Eetvelde.

De tentoonstelling opent op donderdag 22 februari 2018 om 19u30 in de wandelgangen van de academie. Van harte welkom!

Februari 8 - Februari 11, 2018

BAD Belgium Art and Design, curated by Daan Rau

Solo booth with V/MSP Gallery

ICC – International Convent Centre
Van Rysselberghedreef 1 Citadelpark,

Ghent BE

Februari 8 - Februari 11, 2018


Groupshow curated by Daan Rau and Siegrid Demyttenaere


Participating artists: Ben Storms, Henk Delabie, Casimir FurnituremakerGert ScheerlinckJohan GelperJulien CarreteroLeyla AydosluHans Demeulenaere, Filip Dujardin, Bram VanderbekeJoke Raes, Kaspar Hamacher, Gino Rizzi, Johan De Wit, Fatima Molnar, Niek Pladet, Patrick Keulemans, Laura Van Biervliet, Heike Dobbelaere and Clarisse Bruynbroeck

BAD Belgium Art and Design

ICC – International Convent Centre
Van Rysselberghedreef 1 Citadelpark,

Ghent BE

Januari 27, 2018

SECONDroom Gent, PARK 03: Christophe Malfliet, Johan Gelper


Peter Benoitlaan 78/80, 9050 Gentbrugge

​18:00 - 21:00


November 18 - November 23, 2017




NOVEMBER 18-23  11-16PM







TINE GUNS        

September 10 - October 15, 2017

Group exhibition with:


Aldwin van de Ven

Willo Gonnissen

Maartje Wullschleger

Johan Gelper



Pastoriestraat 59

9800 Meigem (Deinze) BE

June 25, 2017

Presentation Botanicals, 2017 edition

for The friends of S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art - Ghent

During studio visit of the friends of  S.M.A.K.


Elk jaar nodigen de Vrienden van het S.M.A.K. enkele kunstenaars uit om een editie te creëren. Hiertoe worden zowel lokale als internationale kunstenaars aangesproken, waarbij er vaak duidelijke linken zijn met het tentoonstellingsprogramma.

De Vrienden hebben een lange traditie opgebouwd in het uitgeven van edities.

June 25 , 2017

ART FOCUS Gent, Studio visit

The friends of S.M.A.K.

more info:

August 27, 2017 - March 24, 2018




Antwerp, BE 

"een ateliergesprek met Johan Gelper"

Video by Svend Thomsen 


TVF is a video production company, functioning since 1980, creating and archiving documentation of various aspects of art. These include: Visual art, performance art, theatre, dance, experimental music and sound works, installations, exhibitions, festivals, lectures and seminars on aspects of art. Also interviews with artists, musicians, filmmakers, video artists, etc.


Atelier Johan Gelper, Ghent Oktober 2017
Video Production: TVF www.artvideo.tv ©TVF 2017

Contact for more info

May 5 - May 14, 2017


Group show in Menen, BE

Leyla Aydoslu, Karel Breugelmans, Anton Cotteleer, Henk Delabie, Wouter Feyaerts, Johan Gelper, Nadia Naveau, 

Renato Nicolodi, Joke Raes, Johan Tahon, Roeland Tweelinckx, Stijn Van Dorpe, Nicoline van Stapele, Filip Vervaet

curated by Olivia de Hasque and Henk Delabie

selection by Greet Stappaerts and Philippe Van Cauteren

In a garden with walking paths, surrounded by a fortified wall of the military architect Vauban, you can find well-preserved Dutch Kazemats, a vineyard and a hill that was once used as cold-storage room. During the exhibition curated by Henk Delabie and Olivia de Hasque, works of contemporary artists are installed in this historical location, with an interesting interplay between present and past as a result.

April 20 - April 23, 2017


ING ART CENTER Kunstberg — Koningsplein 6 1000 Brussel 

DMW Art Space (Antwerp, BE) 

Borrowed Forms, Johan Gelper (Belgium, 1980)

POPPOSITIONS' 6th edition will take place at the ING Art Center, centrally located at the heart of Brussels museums quarter, from 20 until 23 April 2017.

An annual assembly in Brussels of galleries, artist initiatives and project spaces. Conceived as an experiment with the art fair format, POPPOSITIONS aims to occupy an independent and critical position. 

The sixth edition of POPPOSITIONS, taking place from 20 to 23 April, will gather 21 galleries, project spaces and artist initiatives at the ING Art Center in Brussels. POPPOSITIONS is more than an art fair and aims to occupy an independent and critical position. It encourages new, experimental and innovative approaches to the art market and is both a curated exhibition and an ongoing critical dialogue.


The 2017 edition is hosted at Hotel Coudenberg (ING Art Center). e building is located right at the heart of Brussels’ museums quarter on Place Royale, opposite from Royal Fine Art Museum, Magritte Museum and BOZAR, at a walking distance from the Sablon neighbourhood. e aspiration of


POPPOSITIONS is not looking to erect additional walls, but rather go beyond the esthetic of the white booth and respond to that which is given, to make an integral presentation in which matters coalesce and diverge. The fair accommodates art’s vitality to trigger responses where none have been called for and confronts what’s been taken for granted.


POPPOSITIONS was established in 2011 as a counterpoint to mainstream art fairs, and has grown as the leading alternative market for contemporary art. In the past years, POPPOSITIONS has been dealing with questions of artistic agency, self-organisation, cynicism and criticality in order to shape its pro le within the cultural and economic landscape.


POPPOSITIONS strongly believes in a collaborative approach, by being quick on its feet and working together with those initiatives, artists, curators and collectors that jointly pursue to rise to the occasion and grapple with the complexity of our current social and political climate. It attracts wide support from the art sector and serves as an inspirational format for new alternative art fairs throughout Europe. 

This year’s jury consisted of artist Kasper Bosmans, artist and curator Jo-ey Tang and curator Elise Lammer with the support of Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk ( The Office for Curating, NL), who has been appointed as artistic director. With the leitmotiv of Don’t Agonize, Organize as a leading principle, the jury has sought for proposals that steer and reinvent the political imagination by proposing diverse forms of political opposition that are rich in alternatives, concrete in propositions, and delivered through everyday projects.

Botanical edition for 'Borrowed forms'

An edition of hybrid assemblages halfway between botanical forms and craft tools.

DMW artspace, Antwerp BE


DMW Art Space is a new project space in Antwerp. It focuses on the role of the artistic dialogue in the exhibition process. In line with this focus, the project space organises monthly duo exhibitions. These events show the works of an artist invited by DMW alongside the works of another artist that has been selected by the invited artist. The process behind the duo exhibitions is closely documented on the website of the project space.


DMW artspace, Antwerp

Koolstraat 15
B-2140 Antwerp – Borgerhout

An exhibition in which Johan Gelper enters into a dialogue with Wannes Lecompte. The expo will run from Friday 14th November until the finissage on Sunday 13th October. The collaboration will be documented and collected in an edition limited to 10 copies. It will be presented and sold at the finissage from 14:00 till 18:00.

DMW Art Space is a new project space in Antwerp. It focuses on the role of the artistic dialogue in the exhibition process. In line with this focus, the project space organises monthly duo exhibitions. These events show the works of an artist invited by DMW alongside the works of another artist that has been selected by the invited artist. The process behind the duo exhibitions is closely documented on the website of the project space.

July / August, 2016

Article by Daan Rau in OKV Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen

OKV2016.3 45ste jaargang

July 3, 2016

Symposium & Veiling Van Gogh artist-in-residence / Landkunst op de Buissche Heide

14:00 Vincent Van Goghhuis Zundert

Markt 26 / 27
4881 CN Zundert
+31 (0)76 597 85 90

The Vincent van GoghHuis is a vibrant art centre situated in the birthplace of one of the most famous artists from history. It is not a museum in the classical sense of the word, but it provides for active experiences, for art lovers as well as for tourists. A stimulating presentation on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh is shown to the public. The permanent presentation ‘Vincent van Gogh – The roots of a master’ stands alone, but is also a prelude to the temporary exhibtions. The focus of those exhibitions is put on those artists from the 20th and 21st century who have been and still are inspired by Vincent van Gogh.

June 24 - July 3, 2016

V E R W A N D, groupexhibition, D'apostrof

opening 24/06, 19:00

Pastoriestraat 59, 9800 Meigem (Deinze)

Hallveig Agustsdottir, Virginie Bailly, Stef De Brabander, Frank Depoorter, Marie-Jeanne De Smet, Jan Dheedene, e.v., Benoît Félix, Paul Gees, Johan Gelper, Luc Hoekx, Kathleen Huys, Ermias Kifleyesus, Geert Koekoeckx, Saori Kuno, Peter Lagast, Wannes Lecompte, Giel Louws, Pierre Martens, Jean-Georges Massart, Linda Molleman, Lore Rabaut, Virginie Schreyen, Pieter Vanden Broecke, Bruno Van Dijck, John Van Oers, P.B.Van Rossem, Veroniek Van Samang

D’ Apostrof is een kunstengalerie met een open visie, in een open, wijds landelijk kader, een trefpunt; een draagvlak voor hedendaagse kunstenaars in de brede zin, waar zowel beeldend kunstenaars als podiumkunstenaars hun werk kunnen ontwikkelen en tonen, en hun persoonlijke zoektocht met elkaar kunnen delen.

May 20 - June 26, 2016

GOGOGOGO, groupexhibition DMW Art Space


opening, 20/05, 18:00 / Antwerp Art Weekend

Koolstraat 15, Antwerp


Federico Acal, Michiel Ceulers, Maxime Cristiaensen, Johan Gelper, 
Saori Kuno, Warre Mulder, Denitsa Todorova,Timo Van Grinsven



‘GOGOGOGO’ kicks off the programme of the first year of DMW Art Space (2016-2017). The expo presents the works of eight artists that have been selected to head a series of eight duo exhibitions with an artist of their own choosing. The duo exhibitions will be organised from September 2016 onwards. GOGOGOGO hence serves both as curated group exhibition and as a preview for the DMW programme for 2016-2017.


About DMW Art Space


DMW Art Space is a new project space in Antwerp. It focuses on the role of the artistic dialogue in the exhibition process. In line with this focus, the project space organises monthly duo exhibitions. These events show the works of an artist invited by DMW alongside the works of another artist that has been selected by the invited artist. The process behind the duo exhibitions is closely documented on the website of the project space.

The first duo exhibition at DMW will be organised in September 2016. It is preceded by a group exhibition of the invited artists in May 2016.

20/05 Opening groupexhibition Gogogogo, DMW Artspace


About Antwerp Art:

Antwerp harbours a vibrant contemporary art scene, ranging from internationally renowned museums, galleries and art centres to artist-in-residencies, project spaces, young and upcoming initiatives and pop-up exhibitions. Conveniently located in the proximity of Brussels, Paris, London, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Cologne, Antwerp hosts a continuous flow of artists and art lovers, complementing the already, vibrant local scene. Since 2014, the non-profit organization Antwerp Art connects and promotes the activities by its members - a selection of quality contemporary art galleries, art spaces and museums -, as well as a brisk pool of upcoming art initiatives and pop-up exhibition spaces, located in Antwerp. Antwerp Art is the joint platform for these exhibition spaces, listing relevant exhibitions and openings for both professionals and a wider audience. Next to this, Antwerp Art organizes the annual Antwerp Art Weekend, a manifestation for contemporary art in Antwerp.

May 1, 2016

​SB25, Salon Blanc, Ostend, BE

Salon blanc is een onafhankelijk initiatief van Els Wuyts en Yves Velter waarbij een deel van hun woonhuis tijdelijk veranderd wordt in een kleinschalige tentoonstellingsruimte.


De duur ervan wordt beperkt tot één moment waardoor het een feestelijk karakter met een particulier accent krijgt. De bedoeling is dat er meermaals korte toonmomenten worden georganiseerd, zonder te verdwijnen in een bepaalde regelmaat. Het is een hedendaagse verwijzing naar de saloncultuur van weleer waarbij er een gelegenheid wordt gecreëerd om bij te praten, uit te wisselen, te tonen en te kijken.

Een plek met verhalen in een straat, een wijk, een stad met nog véél meer verhalen. Een ruimte die tot zijn essentie werd teruggebracht. Het is het witte huis op de hoek van de Romestraat en de Amsterdamstraat. 

Januari 2016

Drawings, selected by Lief Brijs for VVBB

April 28 - June 4, 2016

Zaal 29


Korneel Avijn, Johan Gelper


Academie Waregem, Olmstraat 25, 8790 Waregem

April 23- May 22, 2016

La Primavera


Groupexhibition with Elise Eeraerts, Stief De Smet, Johan Gelper and Karen Vermeren 


Vierkante Zaal en annex, SASK, 

Paul Snoekstraat 2, Sint-Niklaas, BE

October 31 - November 29, 2015

Actueel Kunsten Festival, 2015 

Sint-Jan Baptist Kerk, Kuttekovenstraat 1, 3840 Borgloon

open on sturday and sunday 2pm - 6pm


De Bottelarij, Ulbeekstraat 21, 3830 Ulbeek/ Wellen, BE 

open thursday - sunday 11am - 9pm

October 31: Lecture by Stef Van Bellingen, Ulbeekstraat 21, 3830 Ulbeek/Wellen, BE

September 12 - October 31, 2015

Galerie OMS Pradhan, Solo exhibition

September 11 - November 1, 2015

Groupexhibition: Vincent Van Gogh huis / Landkunst op de Buise Heide (part of Van Gogh year, 2015)


Zundert, NL 

The Vincent van GoghHuis is a vibrant art centre situated in the birthplace of one of the most famous artists from history. It is not a museum in the classical sense of the word, but it provides for active experiences, for art lovers as well as for tourists. A stimulating presentation on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh is shown to the public. The permanent presentation ‘Vincent van Gogh – The roots of a master’ stands alone, but is also a prelude to the temporary exhibtions. The focus of those exhibitions is put on those artists from the 20th and 21st century who have been and still are inspired by Vincent van Gogh.

Vincent van Gogh wandelde in zijn jeugd regelmatig op de Buisse Heide. De inspiratie die deze plek hem bood, zien we terug in zijn latere schilderijen. Het echtpaar Henriette en Richard Roland Holst maakten er aan het begin van de twintigste eeuw een artistieke buitenplaats van. Ze ontvingen er tal van gasten uit de wereld van de politiek, kunst en literatuur. De aantrekkingskracht van het landgoed op natuur- en cultuurliefhebbers is nu nog even sterk als toen. De Herenkamer, de Angorahoeve en het atelier van Roland Holst zijn in oude glorie hersteld. Natuurmonumenten zorgt voor behoud en herstel van het natuurgebied en beschermt de dierenpopulatie. Van zonsopkomst tot zonsondergang wordt het landgoed opengesteld voor wandelaars.

Er zijn verschillende routes uitgezet, waaronder de Gedichtenroute van Henriette Roland Holst. Langs deze Gedichtenroute organiseren het Vincent van GoghHuis en bkkc in 2015 voor de vierde maal ‘Landkunst op de Buisse Heide’. Hedendaagse kunstenaars en schrijvers maken van de heide opnieuw hun artistieke domein. Natuurlijk biedt de historie van deze bijzondere buitenplaats volop inspiratie. Daarvoor verblijven de kunstenaars een tijdlang als artist-in-residence in het atelier Roland Holst en de schrijvers in de Angorahoeve, waar Henriette Roland Holst veel van haar teksten heeft geschreven. Vervolgens maken de kunstenaars en schrijvers beelden die tijdelijk langs de gedichtenroute worden geplaatst.

July 17 - 9 August, 2015

Groupexhibition, Before the foodfight 

Oude Chocoladefabriek Rosmeulen, Tongeren, BE


Nel Aerts, Black Coffee, Fia Cielen, Julian Cielen, Gertie Clark, Sophie D'Ansembourg, Sarah De Vos, Sacha Eckes, Johan Gelper, Kristof Luyckx, Lieven Segers, Stefan Serneels, Nancy Slangen, Niels Vaes, 

Ruth Van Haren Noman

July 10 - 12, 2015

Groupexhibition: No Walls Expo at North Sea Jazz 

Ahoy, Rotterdam, NL

June 25 - August 30, 2015

M Museum, Leuven, BE

Open M, 2015, curator Ann Cesteleyn


Line Boogaerts, Ane Vester, Polien Boons, Johan Gelper,

Sofie Haesaerts, Astrid Mingels, Kristien Daem, Niels Poiz,

Denitsa Todorova

January 17 - February 17, 2015

no walls expo, groupexhibition, Rotterdam, NL


This exhibition is part of the Flanders - Netherlands year 2015 who is celebrated in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Cultural Agreement signed on January 17, 1995 . The 'no walls expo' is based on the idea that there are no cultural barriers between Flanders and the Netherlands and that strong cooperation between the Netherlands and Flanders gives an interesting interaction. The exhibition will show on an area of 10,000 sqm exclusively work for which no walls are needed: "NO WALLS ". The work of young talent is placed next to that of renowned artists. A dynamic interaction is created that way through dialogue between the works.


Ignace Cami, Vaast Colson, Caroline Coolen, Leo Copers, Herman de Vries, Stefaan Dheedene, Johan Gelper, Klaas Gubbels, Wesley Meuris, Sofie Muller, Nadia Naveau, Renato Nicolodi, Karl Philips, Tinka Pittoors, Sven 't Jolle, Ief Spincemaille,

Mark Swysen, Johan Tahon, Kris Vleeschouwer, Leon Vranken, a.o.

April 24 -27, 2015

Poppositions / OMS pradhan

March 29, 2015

Print Art Fair, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE


Zelden ontgaat verbeelding haar eerste druk


4e editie Vanaf 13u Prints, artist books, interviews, tentoonstelling, tattoo editie, performance, boekpresentaties en concert 


Pelican Avenue, Katrin Kamrau, Roeland Tweelinckx, Gert Verhoeven, Risiko Press, Tom Liekens, 

Andrea Galiazzo, Lieven Segers, Dennis Tyfus, Evelin Brosi, NICC, MER Publishers, Wouter Huis, 

Sylvie De Meerleer, MOREpublishers, Karen Vermeren, Lodewijk Heylen, Haas en Gaai (Ward Zwart & Ignace Cami), Greet Billet, Objets Minces, Lise Duclaux, Emma Thyssen, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Johan Gelper, Bruno Vandenberghe, garage64, Dieter Durinck, Lucie Renneboog, malenki.net, Conny Kuilboer, Gerbrand Burger, Kato Six, La Houle, Emmanuel Van Hove, Antinanti Uitgeverij, Ronald Van de Sompel & Elke Couchez, Manor Grunewald, Dirk Elst, Elko Blijweert, Milan Warmoeskerken

November 16 - December 21, 2014

TUSSEN: Jan Dheedene, Johan Gelper, Kathleen Huys



Pastoriestraat 59

9800 Meigem / Deinze 

September 12 - September 14, 2014

UNICEF: Contemporary Art in Belgium

Maison de ventes Cornette de Saint Cyr


How to combine the subversive pictorial language of Michël Borremans to the contemplative and reflective approach of Franck Christen? Or Van Eetvelde Sautour's subtle blend of sensation and imagination to the exquisite disturbing approach of Berlinde De Bruyckere? UNICEF asked Catherine Legallais to bring together 45 Belgian artists. 





September 1 - 18, 2014

Vitrine C U R I O S I T Y, Heershagestraat 14, 9000 Ghent

May 22 - June 28, 2014

Groupexhibition "Showroom"


Ricou Gallery, Rue Souveraine 54 Opperstraat 1050, Brussels BE


Opening: Thursday, May 22, from 18:00 to 21:00


Etienne Bossut (FR)

John Cornu (FR)

Christian Dietkus (US)

Johan Gelper (B)

Istvan Ist Huzjan (SL)

Zoë Paul (UK)

Renaud Regnery (FR)

August Krogan-Roley (US)

Nicoll Ullrich (DE)

Keith J. Varadi (US)

March 9 - April 6, 2014

"Separation of Concerns": groupexhibition, Villa De Olmen


Nieuwstraat 83

8280 Lebbeke (Wieze)

May 31 - October 19, 2014

Groupexhibition: Biodiversiteit Nieuwenhoven


Kasteel / Provinciaal domein Nieuwenhoven 1, 3800 Sint-Truiden


Opening May 31, 15:00


"Biodiversity" is part of a project created on occasion of the 2014 Year of Biodiversity, by Kunst Groen in cooperation with 

Kasteel Nieuwenhoven and the Province of Limburg. This project has involved the curator and 30 international artists,

who present their process-based, in-situ works at this site.

April 25 - 27, 2014

Art Brussels

Rasa: Kunst op pootjes

ING Lougne (Hall 3)


Johan Tahon, Guy Rombouts, Bart De Zutter, Pascal Bernier, Sofie Muller, Tinka Pittoors, Hedwig Brouckaert, Wilfried Genard, Johan Gelper, Pieter Bauters, Robin Vermeersch, Karin Borghouts, Margi Geerlinks, Pierre Mertens, Luk Van Soom, Carla van de Puttelaar, Arpaïs Du Bois, Linda Molleman, Karen Vermeren and Maria Roosen.