Bart Stolle





Bart Stolle

Bart Stolle, born 1974, Eeklo (BE), lives and works in Ghent (BE)

Bart Stolle is working on a complex body of work that mainly consists of paintings, drawings and animated fims. In an age when everyone is being overwhelmed by sensory, and more specifically digital stimuli, Stolle opts for lentor. Low Fixed Media Show is the name of his body of work and it functions as an advertising agency for himself or as an alternative entertainment company.

His paintings and drawings consist of carefully selected and often geometrical units. He analyses similarities between the logic of the computer and the human mind, but he is convinced of the superiority of the human intelligence.

His films have been made frame per frame. Simple basic shapes and lines are moving over the screen and undergo typical basic transformations. Many of his works formally refer to twentieth century modernism as well as computer language.

Bart Stolle has previously had solo exhibitions at CONVENT Art Space in Ghent, Ryan Lee Gallery in New York, S.M.A.K. in Ghent, De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam and STUK in Leuven.

He was invited for group shows at M HKA in Antwerp, the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Prague, Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, De Loketten of the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Coup de Ville in Sint-Niklaas, De Warande in Turnhout, BUDA kunstencentrum in Kortrijk, Telic Gallery in Los Angeles, Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai.

Bart Stolle joined the gallery in 2008.

  2018   'low fixed media show', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
  2017   'low fixed media show', CONVENT, Ghent (BE)
  2016   'low fixed media show', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
      'low fixed media show', LOMAK, Tessenderlo (BE)
  2015   'Bart Stolle', RLWindow, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York (US)
  2012   'low fixed media show', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2009   'low fixed media show', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2006   'low fixed media show - Continuum', S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE)
      'low fixed media show - Continuum', De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
  2005   'low fixed media show - Continuum', STUK, Leuven (BE)
  2003   'low fixed media show - Animations', IN/OUT, HISK, Antwerp (BE)
  2019   'SCREEN IT', Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk (BE)
      'Home Sweet Home', Kunstenhuis Harelbeke, Harelbeke (BE)
      'S.M.A.K. 20 years: The Collection - Highlights for a Future', S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE)
      'Tekening (Disegno)', Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Sint Niklaas (BE)
  2018   'A Myriad of Images', Faculty of Law KULeuven, Leuven (BE)
      'Works on Paper I', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
  2016   'Liminal Lyrics', KUNSTRAUM Gallery, New York (US)
      'Mens en Machine', De Warande, Turnhout (BE)
  2015   'Recente Aanwinsten', M HKA, Antwerp (BE)
      'The Bottom Line', S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)
      'Move On...!', Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort (NL)
  2014   'Works on Paper I', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
      'The Green Light District', Budafabriek, Kortrijk (BE)
      'Capita Selecta', Broelmuseum, Kortrijk (BE)
      'Re: Painted / Schilderijen uit de collectie', S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)
  2013   'Kees Goudzwaard . Bart Stolle . Jack Whitten', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
      'Opening New Space', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
  2012   'Het Kunstwerk een gebruiksaanwijzing', Universiteit Gent, Technicum , Ghent (BE)
      'Brisure - Artistieke verwantschappen', Belfius Bank, Brussels (BE)
      'nieuwe kunst in Antwerpen 1958-1962 # 3 totaal nieuwe media scheppen - insert by Bart Stolle', Muhka - Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (BE)
      'Contour On Tour', De Loketten van het Vlaams Parlement, Brussels (BE)
  2011   'Pulse', Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel (BE)
  2010   'Coup de ville. Een chambres d’amis voor de 21ste eeuw', Sint-Niklaas (BE)
      'Kunstenfestival 2010', Watou (BE), (July 3 - September 5)
  2009   'Fantastic Illusions', Buda Kunstencentrum, Kortrijk (BE)
      'Fantastic Illusions', Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shangai (CN)
  2008   'Over the Hedge', Academy of Fine Arts, Tiajin (CN)
      'Art is a fight to the finish between black and white', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2007   'Digital Art from Belgium', Telic Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
      'Artes Digitales', Buda kunstencentrum, Kortrijk (BE)
      'Manipulations', Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski, Warsaw (PL)
  2006   'Manipulations', Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk (PL)
  2005   'Transfo', Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (BE)
      'Short-circuit, a drawing exhibition', Motive Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
      'Manipulations', International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague (CZ)


  2015   Drawing. The Bottom Line
Mercatorfonds, Brussels (BE) - texts by VAN CAUTEREN Philippe & GERMANN Martin
      Move On...! - 100 jaar Animatiekunst
kunsthal KADE, Amersfoort (NL) - text by ROOS Robbert
  2014   Capita Selecta - Van staatsieportret tot selfie
Stedelijk Museum Kortrijk (BE) - texts by WARNEZ Monia, LEYSEN Jan
  2013   The M HKA Collection - The Collection as a character
M HKA, Antwerp (BE) - text by DE BAERE Bart
  2012   80 atelierbeelden door Didier Verriest
Lannoo Uitgeverij, Tielt (BE) - text by RUYTERS Marc
      Belfius - Brisure - Artistieke Verwantschappen
Belfius, Brussels (BE) - texts by VAN BELLINGEN Stef, RUYTERS Marc
      Creating totally new media / Totaal nieuwe media scheppen
M HKA, Antwerp (BE) - text by VAN BELLINGEN Stef
      Contour on Tour - Videokunst in het Vlaams Parlement
Contour, Mechelen (BE)
  2011   de Design Vlaanderen Collectie
Design Vlaanderen (BE) - texts by VALCKE Johan, VAN DAELE Lieve
  2010   Coup de Ville
Lannoo, Tielt (BE) - texts by DAENEN Roel, DE CUYPER Wim, HOET Jan, ROBBRECHT Paul, SMET Jan, SUY Stacy, THYSENS Margot, VAN BELLINGEN Stef
  2009   Fantastic Illusions
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (CN) - texts by KUNG Samuel, DEVOS Franky
  2007   Artes Digitales
Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE) - text by VERHOEVEN Thibaut




      FOD Buitenlandse Zaken, Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, Brussels (BE)
      M hka, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (BE)
      Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Ghent (BE)
      S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (BE)