February 11 - March 5, 2023


CC De Ververij



Jürgen Augusteyns - Joost Colpaert - D.D. Trans - Johan Gelper - John Van Oers - Bart Vandevijvere - Laura Viale


Exhibition open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Opening on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.

Location: Wolvestraat 37

Free entrance


The exhibition "Lightness" focuses on lightness, airiness and agility. Lightness as an antonym of heaviness, as a source of clarity, as fluidity, as a capacity for dexterity that allows art to escape the clutches of negative thoughts.


But make no mistake, behind this lightness there is also a chargedness. The exhibition visualizes a kind of fluidity where defenseless art can slip between the fingers of the clenched fist of evil.


In the back of their minds, however, the artists nurture the idea that art never gives in anyway, constantly budding, resurrecting and sprouting from the ground where the enemy does not expect it.

A statement of positivism, awareness and perseverance.


November - December 2022

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Article by Santiago Zabala

 La Maleta de Portbou #55 / November-December 2022



Injecting meaning

Hermeneutic Art

article by Santiago Zabala with "hermeneutical works of art" by


Johan Gelper

Arturo Comas

Xavier Mary

Michael Johansson

Giandomenico Tonatiuh Pellizzi

Mónica Rikić


November 5, 2022 18:00 IST


Virtual talk on ‘Spatial drawing in Color’ by Johan Gelper on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 18:00 IST; as a part of ‘Understanding Colour’ series by Shanti Sadan, Ahmedabad

> https://shanti-sadan.net


Spatial drawing in Color


05th November 2022
18:00 IST


The Line is a fundamental element in Johan Gelper’s sculptures - whether it is the flowing curved contours of his “demountable spatial drawings” or the constructed found materials of his “botanicals.” His demountable drawings in space become energetic open sculptures as we walk around them and take in their movement. These forms are created through careful exploration, observation and sensing of the environment, and the same goes for his use of colour. His personal visual language is never completely abstract, nor figurative, his works with colour usually arise intuitively and always from perception. The influence of a colour on the form of a structure or sculpture or on the interaction with a space or architecture defines the perception of it.


Johan Gelper (b.1980) is an artist currently living in Ghent, Belgium whose work is a synthesis of the natural with industrial and geometric elements with organic forms. His sculptures can be assembled and disassembled, and each piece grows from the previous ones. He almost always builds his playful assemblages from existing materials. They are airy objects, resembling a drawing or a simple scribble. His strength lies in the assemblage of loose, anomalous elements into an image that clearly shows cohesion. Existing forms and objects suddenly take on an entirely different meaning in a new context.


September - October 2022



Interview by Belén Vera for Neo2 Magazine 


Nº 181



Poesía Geométrica​

The artist Johan Gelper exposes his artistic vision with a colorful and almost playful proposal: a fusion between the industrial and the natural, the geometric and the organic. His sculptures are like “detachable spatial drawings”. A dynamic and elegant work that establishes a connection between the immaterial and the reality of tangible objects.

Text Belén Vera


July 10 - August 21, 2022

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Group exhibition

curated by Peter Defurne and Christophe Denys


(Stad Onderstroom)

Alexander Bossuyt, Peter Defurne, Christophe Denys, Johan Gelper,

Jadot en Barbier, Hilde Overbergh, Lucy Renneboog, Peter Simoen,

Saskja Snauwaert, Flore Tanghe, Peter Van Ammel, Herbert Vandendriessche,

Cory Vandermassen, Alice Vanderschoot, Leen Vandorpe

Oud Financiëngebouw

Woumenweg 49

8600 Diksmuide

open on saturdays and sundays

14:00 - 18:00

Opening on sunday July 10 at 14:00


June 2 - August 31, 2022

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art au centre #9

Group exhibition

Art Au Centre Liège

Art walk in the city center of Liège


 Art au Centre is a project to revitalize the city center of Liège through art.

By installing works of art by Belgian and foreign artists in the windows of empty shops, an artistic journey through the city is offered.The selection of artists is carried out by a committee made up of twelve contemporary art professionals (curators, critics, gallery owners).


Guda Koster, Apolline Ducrocq, Marjolein Guldentops, Jérôme Bouchard, Estelle Deschamps, Sanne Kabbalt, Bob Demper, Dayoung Jeong, Daisy Madden-Wells, Bart Geerts, Olivier Bovy, Paul Cottet, Kathleen Lor, Maud Dallemagne, Alexia Creusen, François Winants, Jonathan De Winter, Ariane Toussaint, Niels Jan Tavernier, Collectif Nuuits, Bram van Meervelde, Johan Gelper, Marc Angeli, Ronald Dagonnier, Margaux Blanchart, Melissa Ryke, Julia Gault, Lionel Estève, Thandiwe Muriu



Maxime Moinet, Arthur Cordier, Bertrand Léonard, Marjorie Ranieri, Alicja Melzacka, Sandrine Bouillon, Philippe Braem, Anna Ozanne, Mikail Koçak, Thomas Ghaye, Thibaut Wauthion



May 13, 2022 - June 5, 2022 

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Group exhibition


Curated by Bart Vandevijvere and Chiel Vandenberghe


Chantal Akerman, Mohammed Alani, Messieurs Delmotte, Johan Gelper, Roderik Six,

Bart Vandevijvere, Sven Verhaeghe, Charlot Winne

May 14 up to and including 5 June

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 pm

Free entrance  


Opening on Friday 13 May at 7.30 pm.

Duets (duetten) is een term uit de wereld van de muziek of de dans. Maar dialogen ontstaan vaak, in heel diverse vormen, ook tussen beeldende kunstwerken. Je ontdekt ze binnen het oeuvre van een kunstenaar, maar evengoed doorheen de kunstgeschiedenis of over verschillende kunstvormen heen.De tentoonstelling Duets vertrok vanuit dat idee. Als bezoeker zal je de duetten zelf ontwaren.Vaak zijn ze heel duidelijk en bewust gecreëerd, soms subtiel en steeds voor persoonlijke interpretatie vatbaar. Een aantal kunstenaars gingen voor Duets een concrete dialoog aan.

Duets  is a term from the world of music or dance. But dialogues often arise, in very diverse forms, also between visual works of art. You discover them within an artist's oeuvre, but also throughout art history or across different art forms. The Duets exhibition started from that idea. As a visitor you will notice the duets yourself. They are often very clearly and consciously created, sometimes subtle and always open to personal interpretation. A number of artists entered into a concrete dialogue for Duets.

CC De Steiger & Stadsmuseum
Waalvest 1
8930 Menen (BE)



May 19 - 22, 2022 



Keile contemporary

Group exhibition

during Rotterdam Art Week

Elma Cavcic, Tamara Dees, Karen van de Vliet, Johan Gelper, 

Wietse Eeken, Frank Havermans, Lucius Pax.

KeileContemporary will be open from May 19th until May 22th.

KeileContemporary is a co-production of KeileCollectief and Har.artgallery.

Curator: Harald van der Sluys

Keilestraat 7-9, Rotterdam


19 mei 12:00 - 18:00

20 mei 12:00 - 18:00

21 mei 12:00 - 18:00

22 mei 12:00 - 18:00

Free entrance


Februari 18 - 20, 2022



Studio Alcazar

Predicting the past part 3

Yves Velter / Johan Gelper


Open Studio (Yves Velter) during

The night of the museums and galleries in Ostend BE, 2022

Romestraat 95a



December 10, 2021 - Januari 21, 2022 




Group exhibition


de Mérodestraat 12

9600 Ronse

Aaron Daem ∘ Maya Strobbe ∘ Gilles Dusong ∘ Johan Gelper ∘ Yuna Lucas ∘

Roel Kerkhofs ∘ Nello Margodt ∘ Karel Thienpont ∘ Sofie Vandevoorde ∘

Klaas Bullynck ∘ Louie Mauws ∘ Saïdjah Vos ∘ Dieter Durinck ∘

Jan Vandeplancke ∘ Gert Scheerlinck∘ Lieselotte Vloeberghs ∘

La Chambre Automatique ∘ Deveny Faruque ∘ Lisa Vantorre ∘ Antoine Goossens ∘ Stijn van Renthergem ∘ Anthony Leenders ∘ Linus Bonduelle ∘ Vincent Laute ∘ Freddy Kakkerlak ∘ Dries van Laethem ∘ Marlies Vander Straeten ∘ Jan Laroy ∘ Bjorn Pauwels ∘ Maikel de Greve ∘ Charlie de Voet


Open from 10-11-12/12, 14H-22H and every weekend.

+ open every day and every hour on appointment


December 26, 2021 - Januari 16, 2022 



Huize St. Bonaventura

Solo exhibition


opening Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(without an appointment, but a mouth mask is required)

The exhibition can be viewed from December 26, 2021 until January 16, 2022 on Saturday between 3 and 7 pm, Sunday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Closed December 25th, 2021 and January 1st, 2022


Provenierstersstraat 51 - 9000 Ghent


October 2 - November 7, 2021




Een greep uit de collectie van Chris Das en Ulrich Dingenen


Group exhibition

Fujio Akai, Raymond Allaerts, Stefan Annerel, Virginie Bailly, Arne Bastien, Michael Bastow, Yves Beaumont, Daniël Bellon, Amanda Best, Guillaume Bijl, Beni Bischof, Willem Boel, Diane Bogaerts, Bram Bogart, Kasper Bosmans, Sergey Bratkov, Ronny Broeckx,

Herman Brood, Bruneau, Elias Cafmeyer, Marie Cloquet, Caroline Coolen, Guillaume Corneille, Anton Cotteleer, Johan Creten, Geoffrey de Beer, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Carl De Keyzer, Kasper De Vos, Johan De Wilde, Tamara Dees, Wim Delvoye,

Benjamin Demeyere, Denmark, Karien Deroo, Catharina Dhaen, Luc Dodeyne, Reinhard Doubrawa, Arpaïs Du Bois, Rein Dufait, Dodi Espinosa, Anneke Eusen,Wouter Feyaerts, Kris Fierens, Maen Florin, Paul Gees, Johan Gelper, Joris Ghekiere, Anthony Giocolea, Heide Hinrichs, Thomas Huber, Pieter Jennes, Nikita Kadan, Jimmy Kets, Anton Kusters, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Peter Landuyt, Natasja Lefevre, Tom Liekens, Ives Maes, Flor Maesen, Marcel Mariën, Michèle Matyn, Franky Michielsen, Warre Mulder, Nadia Naveau, Hans Op de Beeck, Ria Pacquée, Luc Peire, Max Pinckers, Tinka Pittoors, Shirley Villavicencio Pizango, Tom Poelmans, Veronika Pot, Mathias Prenen, Denie Put, Marc Raes, Barthel Ritzen, Peter Rogiers, Ann Salens, Gert Scheerlinck,

Dries Segers, Lieven Segers, Rik Soenen, Saskia Tannemaat, Denitsa Todorova, Jérôme Touron, Roeland Tweelinckx,

Thé van Bergen, Edward Van Daele, Caroline Van den Eynde, Kris Van Dessel, Marcel Van Eeden, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Herman Van Ingelgem,Marilou van Lierop, Stef Van Looveren, Marcel van Maele, Tom Van Malderen, Bram Van Meervelde, Jeanine Van Rompaey, Guy Vandenbranden, Samuel Vanderveken, Yves Velter, Liliane Vertessen, Katleen Vinck, Jenny Watson,

Ambera Wellmann, Giovanni Winne, Paul Wunderlich

CC Zwanenberg
Cultuurplein 1
2220 Heist-op-den-Berg




Extended until Sunday October 24, 2021





Group exhibition

Curated by Benedict Vandaele

Stijn Bastianen, Jorden Boulet, Ann-Sophie Deproost,

Stief Desmet, Sarah De Vos, Adelheid De Witte,

Catharina Dhaen, Nick Ervinck, Jef Faes, Isabel Fredeus, Johan Gelper,

Lode Laperre, Stéphanie Leblon, Els Lesage, Stefan Peters, Tom Poelmans,

Joke Raes, Merel Van de Casteele, Luc Vandevelde, Bart Vandevijvere,

Jonas Vansteenkiste, Daniëlle van Zadelhof, Yves Velter


De Cellen, Oostkamp BE

Kapellestraat 113

october 9,10, 16, 17, 23 & 24

13:00 - 18:00


October 7 - 10, 2021

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represented by V/MSP Gallery


Citadelpark, Ghent BE


October 9 - 17, 2021




Group exhibition 

Curated by Benedict Vandaele

Stijn Bastianen, Jorden Boulet, Ann-Sophie Deproost,

Stief Desmet, Sarah De Vos, Adelheid De Witte,

Catharina Dhaen, Nick Ervinck, Jef Faes, Isabel Fredeus, Johan Gelper,

Lode Laperre, Stéphanie Leblon, Els Lesage, Stefan Peters, Tom Poelmans,

Joke Raes, Merel Van de Casteele, Luc Vandevelde, Bart Vandevijvere,

Jonas Vansteenkiste, Daniëlle van Zadelhof, Yves Velter


De Cellen, Oostkamp BE

Kapellestraat 113

october 9,10, 16 & 17

13:00 - 18:00


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 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.