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BORN

1956 Saint Trond, Belgium

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2000 "La plante en nous," Kunsthalle, Bern; Haus der Kunst, Munich
"Affichage Urbain," CHU Sart Tilman
1999 "Un centre culturel mis sans dessus dessous," Centre culturel St Truiden
"Bureau augmenté," Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris
"L‚Exposition, la Boutique et le bureau," Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi
Arco, Madrid (Ulrich Gebauer Gallery, Berlin)
"Horror Vaccui" Belgian Pavillion, 48th Venice Biennale (with Ann Veronica
Janssens)
"Hyperspace," Marie Puck Broodthaers, Bruxelles
1998 "A flux tendu," Moulin albigeois, Cimaise et Portique, Albi
"Bureau augmenté," Gebauer Gallery, Berlin
1997 Urban placarding, Cimaise et Portique, Albi
"Engrais, Orties et Pissenlits," Witte De With, Rotterdam
"Engrais, Orties et Pissenlits," Tecla Sala, Barcelona
Urban placarding, Liège, Belgrade, Tatihou
1996 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
Urban placarding, EDA, Dunkerque 0
"Le monde et les bras, une résidence terrestre," FRAC Limousin, Limoges
Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam
1995 Galerie Marie-Puck Broodthaers, Bruxelles
Galerie Ursula Walbrol, Dusseldorf
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Caroline Bourgeios, Paris
Galerie Ulrich Gebauer, Berlin
Affichage Urbain, EDA, Dunkerque
1994 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
1993 Galerie Gunther et Gebauer, Berlin
1992 Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles
1991 Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent
Galerie Lumentravo, Amsterdam
1990 Galerie des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles
Galerie Michel Vidal, Paris
1989 Galerie Camille Von Scholtz, Bruxelles
"Het latjnse noorden in vier scènes," (with Kandilaptis, Janssens, Muuyle), Musée d’Hasselt
1988 Vereniging voor het Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent
Galerie Brachot, Bruxelles
Musée d’Art Moderne, Bruxelles
1987 Galeria La Planita, Roma
1986 Zenox Galerie, Antwerpen
1984 Zenox Galerie, Antwerpen
1983 "Araignées,’ Fondation de la Tapisserie, Tournai
1980 "Appartement à louer," Galerie Erg, Bruxelles

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2001 "Group Exhibition," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
2000 "Another Dimension", b-space.be
"Biennale de Louvain la Neuve," Louvain La Neuve
"Les chantiers du musée," Mac, Grand Hornu
"Pièces à convistion," Espace 251 Nord, Liège
"World Wild Flags," Liège
"les premiers les derniers," centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Paris
"Printemps de Cahors," Cahors 00
"Un chant d‚étoiles" Opéra de la Monnaie, Bruxelles
"3 Räume ˆ 3 Flüsse," Hann-Munden
"‘uvres de tous poils," Galerie Papillon, Paris
"Soldes Monstres," Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
"Box Project," Museum of installation, London
"Body Beautiful," Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris
1999 "Laboratorium," Anvers, Grâz
"Homepiss," with Erik August Frandsen and Luc Tuymans, asbaek Gallery,
Copenhagen
"Laboratorium," Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerpen
"Held and let go," CCAC, Oakland, CA
"Trafique," urban placarding, Gent
"Quatuor d‚images," centre Wallonie-Bruxelles; musée d‚Art moderne, Liège
"Acquisitions," Le Botanique, Bruxelles; Musée d‚art moderne, Liège
"Jardin d’ Eros," Tecla Sala, Barcelona
"Operatie Eenoog," ruimte voor aanvallen van uiterste, Gent
"Smallstuff," H. Teirlinckuis, Beersel; Klagsburn Gallery, New York
"Démarches," Leuven
1998 "Ecoles liégeoises et spécialités belges," La boutique/Espace 251 Nord Liège
"Aanwinsten," Middelheim, Antwerpen
"Cet été-là," centre régional d‚art contemporain du Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète
"L’arbre qui cache la forêt," Musée d’Art moderne et d’art contemporain, Liège
1997 "Tapta," Musée Ixelles, Bruxelles; Machine à Eau, Mons; Musée d’Art moderne
et d’Art contemporain, Liège
"Fishing for shapes," Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
"Group Exhibition," Curt Marcus Gallery, NY
"L’empreinte," Centre George Pompidou, Paris
"Beeld in park," urban placarding, Bruxelles
"Skindeep," Galerie Jennifer Fay, Paris
"Densité," Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan
"Who loves Brussels?," Encore ... Bruxelles
"Histoires d’images," U.E.O., Espace 251 Nord, Bruxelles
1996 PROSPECT ‘96, Kunstverein Frankfurt
"Photographies," Galerie Des Beuax Arts, Bruxelles
"Fertil ground," Anwerpen 26.1. - 3.3
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, 1.3 - 27.4
Galerie Lumentravo, Amdsterdam
1995 "Sculpture As Objects: 1915 - 1995," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York in collaboration with Timothy Baum (catalogue)
1ère Biennale de Johannesburg
"La Valise du célibataire," Gare de Maastricht
"Westchor Ostportal," Galerie im Marstall, Berlin
"Photogrpahies," Galerie Rodolph Janssens, Bruxelles
"Infections," Wolfslaar Park, Breda
"Belgio," ex Lanificio Bona Carignano, Torino
1994 "Beeld Buiten," Tielt
Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
"XXIIe’ Biennale," San Paulo
"De Maat der Dingen," Musee Helmond
Ecole des Beaux-Arts de St. Etiene
"IK + De Ander," Amsterdam
"Beeld Beeld," Museum voor Hedendaagse Kinst te Cent
"A Mascara, A Muller, A Morte," Culturgest Lisboa
"Art Hotel," Amsterdam
1993 L’art en Belgique depuis 1980," Musée d’Art Moderne, Bruxelles
"Chambres d’hôtels," Quebec
"Aquisitions," Musee de Gand
"Autoportraits contemporaines, ELAC, Lyon
"L’objet théorique," Domaine de Kerguenec
Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris
Kunst in Zoersel, Zoersel
"Le jardin de Lavierge," Old England, Bruxelles
"L’architecture de jardin au 20ème siecle," Fondation pour l’Architecture, Bruxelles
Fondation Gubelkian, Libonne
1992 "Belgen zu gast," Galerie Schröder, Mönchengladbach
"Selectie Belgische kunstenaars voor documenta IX," Musee D’Hondt D’Haens,
Deurle
"Documenta IX," Kassel
Galerie Gunther Gebauer, Berlin
Artic en Amisgtae, Amsterdam
1991 "Les voies de la culture europeenne," Narodna Gallery, Bratislava-Kunstwerke,
Berlin-Hotel de Ville, Bruxelles
"1951-1991," images d’une epoque," Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles
"Un detail immeense," Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles
"De collectie Alsnoch," Musee d’Hasselt
Zeger Rijers, "Multiples," Rotterdam
"Door de herhaling van de dromen naar de realiteit," Gal-Grita Insam, Vienne
Galerie des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles
1990 Galerie Michel Vidal, Paris
"Taal en geometrie," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
"Transatlantique," Le Botanique, Bruxelles
"Le Peripherique et le merveilleux," espace 251 Nord, Liege
1989 Galerie Michel Vidal, Paris
"Incidents de parcours," Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles
"Anamnese," Galerie Metropole, Bruxelles
"De rozeboomkamer," Diepenheim
"Transatlantique," La Chambre Blanche, Quebec
1988 Zenox Galerie, Antwerpen
"5 artistes belges," Sala Amadis, Madrid
"De collectie," Muhka, Antwerpen
Casa Frolo, Veenezia
"Animal er vegetal," Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn
Galerie A. Maeght, Paris
"Etats limites, archive des passions," Espace 251 Nord, Liege
1987 Galerie Christine et Isy Brachot, Bruxelles
"Clair Obscur," Bruxelles
"Belgica," Roma
"Jeune Sculpture," Paris
"Beeldhouwerssymposium," Maastricht
"Dialogue d’Art," Le Botanique, Bruxelles
1986 Sala uno, Roma
"Mandelzoom," Canino
"Initiatief 86," Campo Santo, Gent
"Portrait de l’île aux phonques," Casa Frolo, Venezia
Galerie Brachot, Bruxelles
Espace 251 Nord, Liege
1985 "Jeune peinture," Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxells
"Location," Bruxelles
"Simeon et flamands roses," Centre Culturel, Albi
"Investigation," Liege
"De l’animal et vegetal," Atelier 340, Bruxelles
Biennale de la critique, Bruxelles
1984 "Tectonic," Liege
"Eclipse," Bruxelles
"Transparence et lumière," Le Botanique, Bruxelles
"Zeno X galerie," Antwerpen
1983 "La grande absente," Musee d’Ixelles, Bruxelles
"Parcours," Centre d’Art Comporaine, Bruxelles
"De eerste chauvinistische," Galerie Montevideo, Antwerpen
1982 "La magie de l’image," Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Baudson, Michel, Michel François: Investigations, Place Saint Lambert, Liege (Espace Nord 251), p.36, 1985.
Bertels, Philippe, Espece d’image, Avril 1989, Ed Von Scholz
Bertrand, Corine: La Chambre,(unpublished)
Brayer, Marie-Ange, Disparartes, Musee Traversial, Hasselt November, 1989 (expo Johan Muylle, Ann Veronica Hanssens, Michel Francois, Babis Kandilaptisse)
_______________, "Ramener le silence c’est le role des objects," S. Beckett, Molou, Novembre 1989
Chevrefils Desbiolos, Annie, Michel François, Art Press, May 1990
DuBuisson, Emmanuelle, "Michel Francois," Riosque, December, 1990
François, Michel, Mikkado...Michel François, Galerie des Beuax Arts, Bruxelles, December 1990, January 1991, p.2-3
François, Michel, "Plan," Kunst Nu - Vereniging voor het Museum can Hedendaagse Kunst te Gent, November, 1991, p. 2
Gramman, Brigid: Spiders Weaving "A Room Tapestry in Brussels," New York Herald Tribune, July 9, 1983.
Hettig, Frank-Alexander "Michel Francois: Witte de With," Artforum, November, 1997
Israel, Nico, "Michel Francois: Curt Marcus Gallery," Artforum, September 1996, p. 110.
Kuijken, Ilse, "Er zit spanning in werk van Michel Francois," De Standaard, donderdag 20, Decembre 1990
Kuijuken , Ilse "François laadt voorwerpen met energie," De Standaard, December 3, 1991, De Gentenaar 6, 1991
Lambrecht, Luc "Sculpturale Inventaris," De Morgen, December 29, 1991
Ledoux, Tristan, "Michel François," Kunst Nu, December 1987
Lemaitre, Isabelle, "Michel François, "Corp et Compresstion," Artefactum, April - May, 1991, p. 35
Loze, Pierre, "Michel François: Equilibriste," Arte Factum, 1985.
Meuris, Jacques, "Michel François au Musee," in La Livra Belgique, September, 1988
_____________, Michel François et l’impact des choses," in La Libre Belgique, du 19 November, 1988
Perez, Pascal, "Michel François," No Comment, April 1986, p. 8
Schaffner, Ingrid, "Michel François: Curt Marcus Gallery," Artforum, May 1994
Smith, Roberta "Michel François: Curt Marcus Gallery," The New York Times, March 18, 1994
Tarantino, Michael, "Michel François: Galerie Des Beaux Arts," Artforum, April 1991, p. 140
Tarantino, Michael, "Grand Inventory," The Bulletin, 10 January, 1991
Van de Sompel, Ronald, "Organizatoren zonder Museum over rondreizende musee en andere Belgivcismen," de Morgan, January 13, 1990 p. 37
Vuegen, Christine, "Michel François," Beaux-Arts Galerij, Deze Weel in Brussel, December 1990
Vuegen, Christine, "Dubbelzinning spel van Michel François," Kunstbeeld, December 1990, Jan, 1991
Van Veehlen, Ysbrand, Michel Francois, Flash Art, October 1991, p. 150
Van de Sompel, Robert, "Michel Francois: Palais Des Beaux-Arts," Flash Art, Vol. XXVI, Jan/Feb, 1993

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

1980 Bruxelles, Galerie Erg, Michel Francois, (with text by Michel François).
1982 Bruxelles, Palaise des Beaux Arts, La magie de l’image. De magie van het beeld.
1984 Bruxelles, Le botanique, Transparance et lumiere, p. 48
Anvers, Montevideo, De eerste chauvinistische. La premiere chauviniste, pp. 23 - 26 (with
Annie Gentils).
1985 Bruxelles, Ferme Ten Kauwenschueren, Locations, pp. 20-21 (with text by Tristan Ledoux).
Albi, France, Centre Cultural s’Albi, Simeon et les Flamants roses, Jeune sculture europeenne.
Liege, Place Saint-Lambert, Espace Nord 251, Investigations, p. 36 (with text by Michel Baudson).
1986 Gand, Vooruit, Initiatief d’amis.
Venice, Casa Erolo, Portrait de l’lle phonques.
Canino, Italie, Chiestro del convento di San Francesco di Canino, Mandelzoom.
Tubize, Artfoot.
1987 Bruxelles, Bernard Villers, Clain - obscure. L’esprit de l’escalier 2
1988 Liege, Montagne de Buren, Tectonic 88.
Anvers, De Verzameling. The Collection, p. 36.
1989 Brugges, Atelleer Steel, De Integrale
Anvers, Muhka, Uit het leven in de kunst. Au dela du quotidien.
Bale, Basel Art 89, Galerie Isy Brachot.
1990 Bruxelles, Galerie des Beuax-Arts Galerij, Michel Francois (with text by Michel François).
Bruxelles, Le Botanique, Transatlantique, p. 16 (avec texte de Michel François).
Liege, Musee d’art Moderne. Espace 251 Nord, Le merveilleux et la peripherie, pp. 76- 80 (with text by Michel François).
1991 Charleroi, Palais des Beuax Arts, Un detail immense.
Vienne, Galerie Grita, Von der Wieder holung der Traume zur Realitat, Einer Auswahl zeitgenossischer Kunst aus Belgien, pp. 64-65 (with text by Michel François).
Paris, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles de Paris, Dynamique contemporaines (with text by Marie-Claire Nevray).
Bratislava, Naroda Galleria, Voix de la culture europeenne.


 
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