Benjamin Verhoeven (°1990, Belgium) is an installation and video-artist who lives and works in Brussels(BE). He studied at the Ghent Royal Academy of Fine Arts and is a laureate at the HISK.

 

His work evolves around the image as a medium and its (re)production, with audiovisual apparatuses as his main working tool. In his current work he deals with the action of scanning moving images and putting them back into an animated film.

 

He participated in various national and international exhibitions; among them at KANAL/Centre Pompidou(BE), Mu:ZEE(BE), Cinematek(BE), University Art Gallery Irvine, California(US) and the 6th Moscow Biennale, special program(RU).

 

His video work was also screened at filmfestivals like Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque(US), Traverse Vidéo Toulouse(FR), Stuttgarter Filmwinter(DE), European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück(DE), Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand(FR) and Limited-Acces Festival, Teheran(IR).

Education


2014-2015                         

                        *Laureate at HISK, Higher Institute for Fine Arts

2011-2013                

                        *Master in Fine Arts at KASK – Hogeschool Gent

2008-2011                             

                        *Bachelor in Fine Arts, Department: Image and Installation,

                         KASK - Hogeschool Gent

Residencies


2020                                       

                        *Oktober – December

                         Le 18

                         Morocco, Marrakech


2019                                        

                        *Juli – November

                         KOMPLOT

                         Belgium, Brussels


2016                     

                        *November - December

                         Penthouse residency

                         Belgium, Brussels


                        *January - March

                         Cité Internationale des arts

                         France, Paris


2015                     

                        *August

                         Pilotenkueche (organized by HISK)

                         Germany, Leipzig

 

Solo / Duo Exhibitions


2019                     

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         ‘Benjamin Verhoeven & Susannah Stark’

                         Château Nour, KOMPLOT

                       

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         ‘50.000 SCANS’

                         Atelier Arthur Rogiers


2018                             

                        *Croatia, Zagreb

                         ‘Un homme qui marche (sans tête)’

                         Spot Galery – Office for photography


2017                     

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         ‘Benjamin Verhoeven: A New Dimension of the Perspective’

                         Secret Room, Hotel BLOOM!


2016                     

                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘DIVISI: Ella Littwitz & Benjamin verhoeven’

                         Bijloke muziekcentrum


2015                     

                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘Penultimate Shots’ Curated by Sam Sterckx

                         Het Paviljoen


                        *Belgium, Ostend

                         'Enter'

                         Mu.ZEE


2014                     

                        *Belgium, Wevelgem

                         'Somebody was trying to kill somebody else'                                 

                         Windowproject, stART (Fotorama)


2013                     

                        *The Netherlands, ‘s Hertogenbosch

                         ‘BYTS-Revisited’

                         MEET.S Gallery


2012                     

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         'Katrin Kamrau & Benjamin Verhoeven'

                         Hopstreet Gallery


Group Exhibitions

 

2021                     

                        *Argentina, Buenos Aires

                         ‘The divine Anomaly’ Curated by Anthoniy Val

                         BIENALSUR, Museo Casa de Yrurtia

     

                        *U.S.A., Los Angeles

                         ‘Scissor Valley People (Birds of a feather flock Together)’  

                         As part of the solo show by Michiel Ceulers

                         Nicodim Gallery

2020                     

                        *U.S.A., New York

                         ‘Hope there’s someone (to touch)’ Online Exhibition

                         Curated by Catinca Tabacaru & Rachel Monosov

                         Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

        

                        *Belgium, Ostend

                         ‘Blow-Up!’ Curated by Ilse Roosens

                         Mu.ZEE

     

                        *Belgium, Bruges

                         ‘Objets trouvés, Verloren voorwerpen’ Curated by Bert Puype

                         Various locations in Bruges

                       

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         ‘The wilderness hidden Underneath’ Curated by Maarten Vanermen

                         Pilar - VUB

2019                     

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         ‘The Hisk-connection’ curated by Antony Hudek

                         KANAL - Centre Pompidou

     

                        *Belgium, Namur

                         ‘Noli Me Tangere’ Curated by Tania Nasielski

                         Centre Culturel de Namur

2018                     

                        *Germany, Berlin

                         ‘Kontrollillusion’ Curated by Tamara Lorenz

                         Deutscher Künstlerbund

      

                        *Belgium, Antwerp

                         ‘///’

                         Tique Art Space


                        *Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

                         ‘Videoarte agora Videoarte’ Curated by Anna Bella Geiger

                         A gentil Carioca

     

                        *Belgium, Roeselare

                         ‘Time Can Tell’

                         De Directeurswoning


                        *Belgium, Antwerp

                         ‘20 Years NICC’

                         NICC


                        *Belgium, Waregem

                         ‘Metaphora’

                         Zaal 29

2017                     

                        *Belgium, Deurle

                         ‘Tuinfeest/veiling’

                         Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

2016                     

                        *Belgium, Antwerp

                         ‘Ten Slotte’

                         Het Bos


                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘Etcetera IV’

                         S.M.A.K.


                        *The Netherlands, Haarlem

                         ‘It Hits the Fan’

                         Noord-Hollands Archief


                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         ‘In Praise of Waves’ 

                         Workspace Brussels


                        *USA, New York

                         ‘Fragmented Time’

                         Catinca Tabacaru Gallery


                        *Greece, Athens

                         'Chez-eux: Unseen Collections' Curated by Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos


                        *Germany, Bredelar

                         'Sculptuur Bredelar: Hybrid Modus' Curated by Bas Hendrikx and Ursula Ströbele

                         Bredelar Monestary

     

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         'Seeing In the Dark' Curated by Anouk De Clercq

                         Cinematek

    

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         'Do You Speak Synergy' Curated by Denis Maksimov and Harlan Levey

                         Harlan Levey Projects

     

2015                     

                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         'Working Title Situation #3'

                         Workspace Brussels, Beursschouwburg

           

                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         'It takes two to make an accident - HISK Final Show' curated by Selen Ansen

                         HISK


                        *Russia, Moscow

                         'And no matter that the phone is ringing'

                         CCI Fabrika, Moscow Biennale, Special Program


                        *Belgium, Kortrijk

                         'The Gathering of Characters and Forms: Final Chapter'

                         DASH, Hopstreet Gallery


                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         'The Governor's Mansion'

                         Gouverneurswoning Gent


                        *The Netherlands, Rotterdam

                         'The Gathering of Characters and Forms: Chapter II'

                         Intersections, Art Rotterdam


                        *USA, California, Irvine

                         'Paradox in Language' Curated by Allyson Unzicker

                         University Art Gallery


                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         'Verf na Van Eyck'

                         Croxhapox

2014                     

                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         'Time is what happens when nothing else does' Curated by Dries Douibi

                         Het Paviljoen


                        *Belgium, Brussels

                         'Artspace XL' Curated by Sven Vanderstichelen

                         Quincaillery - Vander Eycken


                        *Belgium, Kortrijk

                         ‘The gathering of characters and forms: Chapter I’ Curated by Joachim Coucke

                         DASH

        

                        *Belgium, Mariakerke

                         ‘Sara van Woerden + Benjamin Verhoeven' Curated by Marianne Stevens

                         CJK


                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘The image of the place I was looking for’ Curated by EXEMPLAR


2013                     

                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘Het Plateau Effect’ Curated by Edwin Carels

                         Zebrastraat/ Filmfest Gent


                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘La vie: mode d’emploi’ Curated by Wim Waelput

                         KASK - School of arts

2011                     

                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘IKG meets KASK’ Curated by Noël de Buck

                         Zwarte Zaal, KASK - School of Arts


                        *The Netherlands, ‘s Hertogenbosch

                         ‘Bosch Young Talent Show (BYTS)’ Selected by Gert Robijns

                         Stedelijk Museum

 

Screenings

 

'Somebody was trying to kill somebody else'

 

2019                     

                        *The Netherlands, Rotterdam

                         ‘Transition of Technology: Moving the Image’

                         Goethe-Institut Rotterdam

2017                     

                        *Spain, Barcelona

                         ‘loop/ Discovery Award’

                         Selected for the 1st round / online screening


                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘Op den Boorden van Den Kamera’

                         OFFoff-cinema


                        *U.S.A., Los-Angeles

                         ‘Festival of (In)Appropriation’


                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘B.A.D. Art Fair’


2016                     

                        *Belgium, Antwerp

                         ‘Antwerp Art Weekend’


                        *France, Clermont-Ferrand

                         'Videoformes'

2014                     

                        *Iran, Teheran

                         'Limited Acces Festival' program curated by Nima Bahremand

 

‘Sculptural Movement: Chapter I & II’

 

2019                     

                        *Belgium, Antwerp

                         ‘HISK @ Tick-Tack’ curated by Daniëla Geo

                         Tick-Tack

2017                     

                        *Mexico, Mexico City

                         ‘SAMPLE’ Curated by Humberto Moro III

                         Zona Maco

2016                     

                        *Germany, Berlin

                         ‘Ikono-tv/ Program: Aesthetics of Power’ Program curated by Denis Maksimov


                        *Spain, Barcelona

                         ‘loop/ Discovery Award’

                         Selected for the 1st round / online screening

 

‘50.000 SCANS’

 

2019                     

                        *Belgium, Antwerp

                         ‘Antwerp Art Weekend’

                         Escautville


                        *U.S.A., Albuquerque

                         ‘Experiments in Cinema’


                        *France, Toulouse

                         ‘Rencontres Traverse Vidéo’

                         Prép’Art


                        *Germany, Stuttgart

                         ‘Stuttgarter Filmwinter’

                         Kunstbezirk

2018                     

                        *Belgium, Ghent

                         ‘Kaskkrakers’

                         KASKcinema


                        *Germany, Osnabrück

                         ‘EMAF’ European Media Arts Festival


2017                     

                        *Belgium, Antwerp

                         ‘Ten Slotte 2’

                         Het Bos

 

 

 

Publications

 

2020                     

                        *ABSoluut magazine #20

                         De passerende tijd van Benjamin Verhoeven

                         p.67

2019                     

                        *The Art couch, #3

                         De Connectie

                         p.98

2016                     

                        *Do You Speak Synergy? Denis Maksimov and Harlan Levey

                         Harlan Levey Projects (2016)

2015                     

                        *'The Institute' Oscar van den Boogaard a.o

                         Lannoo (2015)

2014                     

                        *H Art magazine/123

                         Artist page

 

Collections

 

-Collection Mu.ZEE, Ostend (BE)

-Collection Hogeschool Gent (BE)

-Private Collections