Michaël Borremans




  Michaël Borremans


Michaël Borremans, born 1963 in Geraardsbergen (BE), lives and works Ghent (BE)

The films, paintings, and drawings by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans overwhelm the viewer through the use of deceleration, precision and vortex. His seductive works contain timeless images of inner drive and external force, of the latent pressure involved in being human. Behind a veil of stylistic perfection, the artist simulates common rituals of interpretation and meaning. His intensely atmospheric images are puzzles involving political and psychological patterns of perceiving the world, which oscillate in a camouflaging, fragile way between inexorable realism and nebulous distance.

Michaël Borremans currently has a duo show with Mark Manders at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. He has had solo shows at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, CAC Málaga, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, The Cleveland Museum of Art, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Parasol Unit, London and The Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery in Dublin, among others. In 2014 and 2015 a major survey of his work entitled 'As sweet as it gets' travelled from BOZAR, Brussels to the Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art and the Dallas Museum of Art. His exhibition 'Eating the Beard' was shown at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo in 2010 and travelled to Kunstverein Stuttgart, Kunsthalle Budapest and Kunsthalle Helsinki in 2011.

Borremans has been invited to many international exhibitions such as the Biennial of Sydney in 2018, Biennial of Yichuan in 2012, Yokohama Triennial in 2011, Vilnius Triennial in 2010, Berlin Biennial in 2006, Manifesta 5 in San Sebastian in 2004 and many more.

Work of Michaël Borremans is included in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Kunstmuseum, Basel, LACMA, Los Angeles, MOCA, Los Angeles, MoMA, New York, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and others.

The Queen of Belgium commissioned a series of paintings for the Royal Palace in Brussels in 2010.


Michaël Borremans joined the gallery in 2000.

  2020   ‘Coloured cones’, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
      ‘Double Silence’, 21th Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (JP)
      'The Duck’, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (CZ)
  2018   'Michaël Borremans / Mark Manders', Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo (JP)
      'Fire From the Sun', David Zwirner, Hong Kong (CN)
  2017   'Sixteen Dances', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2015   'Fixture', CAC Malaga, Malaga (ES)
      'Black Mould', David Zwirner, London (GB)
      'As sweet as it gets', Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (US)
  2014   'As sweet as it gets', Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (IL)
      'As sweet as it gets', BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BE)
      'Michaël Borremans', Ryosokuin Temple, Kyoto (JP)
      'Girl with Hands', Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo (JP)
      'The Advantage', Hara Museum, Tokyo (JP)
  2013   'The people from the future are not to be trusted', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2012   'Magnetics', BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna (AT)
  2011   'The Devil's Dress', David Zwirner, New York (US)
      'Eating the Beard', Kunsthalle Helsinki (FI)
      'Eating the Beard', Mücsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest (HU)
      'Eating the Beard', Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (DE)
  2010   'Eating the Beard', Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO)
      'Eating the Beard', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
      'Commission for the Belgian Queen', Royal Palace, Brussels (BE)
      'Looking for the face I had before the world was made', Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (US)
  2009   'Automat', Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (DE)
      'Taking Turns', David Zwirner, New York (US)
  2008   'Ausstellung zum Overbeck Preis für Bildende Kunst der Gemeinützigen 2008', Overbeck Gesellschaft Lübeck (DE)
      'Earthlight Room', Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo (JP)
      'Painted Fruit', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
      'Veldwerk', Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra (PT)
  2007   'Veldwerk', De Appel, Amsterdam (NL)
  2006   La Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris (FR)
      'Horse Hunting', David Zwirner Gallery, New York (US)
  2005   'The Performance', The Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (IR)
      'Hallucination and Reality', The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (US)
      'The Performance ', Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London (UK)
      'An Unintended Performance', S.M.A.K., Gent (BE)
  2004   'Zeichnungen', Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (CH)
      'Four Fairies', Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven (DE)
      'Fisherman's Luck', Zeno X Storage - Borgerhout, Antwerp (BE)
  2003   'Trickland', David Zwirner Gallery, New York (US)
  2002   'Young and Innocent', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2000   Vereniging van het SMAK, Ghent (BE)
  1999   'The Fetish Paintings', Croxhapoxruimte, Ghent (BE)
  1998   'The Mind and it's Limit's', In den Bouw, Kalken (BE)
  1997   Huize St.-Jacobus, Ghent (BE)
      'Cerebral Office', Voorkamer, Lier (BE)
  1996   Croxhapoxruimte, Ghent (BE)
  2021   'Works on Paper', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp South (BE)
  2020   'Vu.e de dos - Images à contre-courant', le Delta, Namur (BE)
      'Danser Brut', BOZAR, Brussels (BE)
      'Gallery selection/Michaël Borremans, Mark Manders, Hiroshi Sugimoto – Diorama', Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo (JP)
      'The House of Opportunity', CC De Steiger & Stadsmuseum Menen, Menen (BE)
      'Portraits Forever', TAJAN The Gallery, Paris (FR)
      ‘Danser Brut’, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (BE)
      ‘Portraits Forever’, TAJAN The Gallery, Paris (FR)
      ‘Works on Paper’, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2019   ‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Rubell Museum, Miami (US)
      ‘Convex/Concave: Belgian Contemporary Art’, TANK Shanghai (CN)
      ‘Sublimi Anatomie’, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (IT)
      ‘Schöne Sentimenten’, museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem (BE)
      ‘DAS KOLLEGIUM’, Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Aschersleben (DE)
      'Souvenirs de voyage. La Collection d’Antoine de Galbert', Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble (FR)
      ‘Constellations: a choreography of minimal gestures', Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon (PT)
      'S.M.A.K. 20 years: The Collection - Highlights for a Future', S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE)
      ‘Drawn Together Again’, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (US)
      'Trouble in Paradise, Collection Rattan Chadha', Kunsthal Rotterdam (NL)
      'De Naakte Waarheid', Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede (NL)
      'Salon de Peinture', M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (BE)
  2018   'Alle. Künstlerinnen und Künstler in der Overbeck-Gesellschaft 1918–2018', Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck (DE)
      'Prikkels. Tussen pijn en passie', Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (BE)
      'KRC Collectie', Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
      'Contemporary Dialogues with Tintoretto', Palazzo Ducale, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice (IT)
      'Sanguine/Bloedrood - Luc Tuymans on Baroque', Fondazione Prada, Milan (IT)
      'Anima Mundi', Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL)
      'Sanguine/Bloedrood - Luc Tuymans on Baroque', M HKA, Antwerp (BE)
      'Why Art?', Museum Ulm, Ulm (DE)
      'Works on Paper II', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
      'Rendez-Vous met Frans Hals', Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (NL)
      'Promises of a Face', Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (BE)
      'Sydney Biennial 2018', Sydney (AU)
      'Con Amore, Hugo Claus', BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BE)
      'David Zwirner: 25 Years', David Zwirner, New York (US)
  2017   'The New Frontiers of Painting', Fondazione Stelline, Milan (IT)
      'Ecce Homo', Antwerp (BE)
      'The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely', Mu.ZEE, Ostend (BE)
      'Muziekbos', CC De Ververij, Ronse (BE)
      'Die Augen der Bilder ', Museum Langmatt, Baden (CH)
      'ISelf Collection: The End of Love', Whitechapel Gallery, London (GB)
      'Intuition', Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (IT)
      'The Inner Skin - Art and Shame', MARTa Herford (DE)
      'Elevation 1049', Gstaad (CH)
  2016   'Investigations into the Uncanny', Willem II Fabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
      'Zie De Mens - 100 jaar, 100 gezichten', Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle (NL)
      'Full Moon', Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL)
      'Say it with Flowers! Flowers and Artificial Nature since 1980', Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau (DE)
      'As If, At Home', BOX Freiraum, Berlin (DE)
      'Unsettling green - A color in focus', MARTa Herford (DE)
      'Scaldis', various locations, Oudenaarde (BE)
      'The Campaign for Art: Contemporary', SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (US)
      'The Importance of Being…’, Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de Sao Paulo (BR)
      'Once in a Lifetime', Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (NL)
      'Cabinet d’Amis - The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet', Hotel de la Poste / Tour & Taxis, Brussels (BE)
      'Everybody is Crazy, But Me', Maison Particulière, Brussels (BE)
      'Museum = K (x+y) / D', Ikob, Eupen (BE)
  2015   'The Importance of Being…’, Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
      'Belgique', Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (BE)
      'Schaamte', Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (BE)
      '[On]voltooid Verleden Tijd', Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leuven (BE)
      'The Bottom Line', S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)
      'The Problem of God', Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf (DE)
      'Don’t Shoot the Painter. Paintings from UBS Art Collection', GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Milano, Milan (IT)
      'The Importance of Being…’, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires (AR)
      'Sense Uncertainty. A Private Collection', Kunsthaus Zürich (CH)
      'Drawing Now', Albertina, Vienna (AT)
      'When I give I give myself', Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
      'Proportio', Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (IT)
      'PASS', various locations, Zwalmstreek (BE)
      ‘The Importance of Being…’, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana (CU)
      'Obsession', Maison Particulière, Brussels (BE)
  2014   'Works on Paper I', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
      'The Sea, Salut d’Honneur Jan Hoet', Different locations, Ostend (BE)
      'Verf Na Van Eyck', Croxhapox, Ghent (BE)
      'Passions Secretes, Private Flamish Collections', Le Tripostal, Lille (FR)
      'De Vierkantigste Rechthoek', Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort (NL)
      'Words Bites Picture', Design Matters, Los Angeles (US)
      'Hoge Horizon - Bruegelland, vroeg 21ste eeuw', Stedelijk Museum, Lier (BE)
      'Schone Kunst uit Vlaanderen, uit de collectie van de Nationale Bank van België', Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal (NL)
      'Panopticum', Robert Miller Gallery, New York (US)
  2014   'Dries Van Noten', Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris (FR)
      'Propaganda für die Wirklichkeit/Propaganda for Reality', Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (DE)
  2013   'The Prelude Pathétique', Universiteitsbibliotheek KU Leuven, Leuven (BE)
      'Middle Gate ', various locations, Geel (BE)
      'In Between. Inner and Outer Landscapes', Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek (BE)
      'BAZAAR België', Centrale for contemporary art, Brussels (BE)
      'Visions. An atmosphere of change ', Marta Herford Museum, Herford (DE)
      'Opening New Space', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
      'Painting Between the Lines', Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown (US)
      'The Roving Eye: Aura & the Contemporary Portrait', Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester (US)
  2012   'Biënnal of Yinchuan', Tian Ye Art Museum, Yinchuan (CN)
      'Facture and Fidelity: Painting Between Abstraction and Figuration, 1945 - 2010', Wexner center for the arts, Columbus (US)
      'Biënnale van de schilderkunst: De mens in beeld', Roger Raveelmuseum, Zulte - Machelen (BE)
      'The Museum Collects', The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (US)
      ‘Sint-Jan’, Sint-Baafs Kathedraal, Ghent (BE)
      'Flatland Redux', Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimaraes (PT)
      'Track', various locations, Ghent (BE)
      'Contour On Tour', De Loketten van het Vlaams Parlement, Brussels (BE)
      'Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection', Fundacion Banco Santander’s museum, Boadilla (Madrid) (ES)
  2011   'Painting Between the Lines', CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (US)
      'MärklinWorld', Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort (NL)
      'Sleeping Beauties', Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek (BE)
      'Yokohama Triennale', Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama (JP)
      'Tra - Edge of Becoming', Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (IT)
      'Tous cannibales', me Collectors Room, Berlin (DE)
      'Berlinaire', Vooruit, Ghent (BE)
      'Ten Oosten van 4°24'', Muhka, Antwerp (BE)
      'Tous cannibales', La Maison Rouge, Paris (FR)
  2010   'The Power of Drawing', Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerpen (BE)
      'Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rotschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection', Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia (ES)
      'Ordinary Madness', Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (US)
      'UnSpooling - Artists & Cinema', Cornerhouse, Manchester (GB)
      'Coup de ville. Een chambres d’amis voor de 21ste eeuw', Sint-Niklaas (BE)
      'Invisible Shadow - Images of Uncertainty', Marta, Herford (DE)
      'Still/moving', Israel Museum, Jerusalem (IL)
      'False Recognition. 14th Vilnius Painting Triennal', Center of Contemporary Art, Vilnius (LT)
      'Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010)', Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis (US)
  2009   'Benches & Binoculars', Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (US)
      'The end of the line: attitudes in drawing', The Fruitmarket, Edinburgh (UK)
      'Slow Paintings', Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (DE)
      'Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art', Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (US)
      'The end of the line: attitudes in drawing', City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol (UK)
      'Contour 2009. 4th Biennal of Moving Image', stadscentrum, Mechelen (BE)
      'FADING', Museum van Elsene, Elsene (BE)
      'In-finitum', Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (IT)
      'Mapping the Studio', Palazzo Grassi, Venice (IT)
      'Private Universes', Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (US)
      'The end of the line: attitudes in drawing', The Bluecoat, Liverpool (UK)
      'Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rotschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection', MOMA, New York (US)
      'JEUGDZONDE. Over opus één en opus min één', LLS 387, Antwerp (BE)
      'The end of the line: attitudes in drawing', Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough (UK)
  2008   'The Eternal Flame', Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (CH)
      'Memories of Tomorrow: Works from the UBS Art Collection', Shanghai Art Museum, Shangai (CN)
      'Eclipse - Art in a Dark Age', Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE)
      'PopEye: The art of music / The music of art', Oude Gevangenis, Hasselt (BE)
      'Locked-in', Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU)
      'Women portraits', Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck (DE)
      'The Hands of Art', Martha Herford Museum, Herford (DE)
      'Size Matters: XS - Recent Small-Scale Paintings', Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN (US)
      'Collecting Collections: Highlights from the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles', MOCA, Los Angeles (US)
      'The Hands of Art', S.M.A.K., Gent (BE)
  2007   'Gashoven 07: zonevreemd', CC Het Gasthuis, Aarschot (BE)
      'As I Am You Will Be: The Skeleton in Modern Art', Cheim & Read, New York, NY (US)
      'Size Matters: XS - Recent Small-Scale Paintings', Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY (US)
      'Artempo: Where time becomes art', Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (IT)
      'Old School', Hauser and Wirth, London (GB)
      'Hammer Contemporary Collection - Part II', Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (US)
      'Comfort/Discomfort', Stedelijk Museum, 's Hertogenbosch (NL)
      'Works on paper', Zeno X Gallery & Zeno X Storage, Antwerp (BE)
  2006   'Brainbox - Unit 4', Croxhapox, Gent (BE)
      '25 years Zeno X Gallery', Zeno X Gallery & Zeno X Storage, Antwerp (BE)
      'MUTE', Hofstraat 2, Antwerp (BE)
      'Leeftijdgenoten', Roger Roveelmuseum, Machelen-aan-de-Leie (BE)
      'A Brighter Day', James Cohan Gallery, New York (US)
      'Back to the Figure/Zurück zur Figur', Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich (DE)
      'reverence', The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, NY (US)
      'Michaël Borremans, Fernando Bryce, Dan Perjovschi. Drawings', Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (DE)
      'Of Mice and Men - Berlin Biennale', Berlin (DE)
      'New Acquisitions', SF MOMA, San Francisco (US)
      'Collectiepresentatie - nieuwe aanwinsten', S.M.A.K., Gent (BE)
      'ARS 06 exhibition', Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki (FI)
  2005   'Pijn', Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (BE)
      'Drawings from the Modern, 1975-2005', MOMA, New York, NY (US)
      'Slow Art: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Flandern und den Niederlandent', Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (DE)
      '(...) the duck was still alive', Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Meymac (FR)
      'STRATA. Difference and Repitition', Fondazione Davide Halevim, Milan (IT)
      'Visionair België, c'est arrivé près de chez nous', Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel (BE)
  2004   'Drafting Deceit', Apexart, New York (US)
      'Manifesta 5, European Biennale of Contemporary Art', San Sebastian (ES)
      'Zie Tekening', Project Voorkamer, Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen & Baron Caroly, Lier (BE)
  2003   'Comme des Garçons', seven exhibitions on various locations (Moscow, Zürich, Belin, Milan, Madrid, London, New York)
      'Neue werke im Kupferstichkabinett', Offentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Basel (CH)
      'Gelijk het leven is', 50 jaar Belgische en Internationale kunst uit de collectie, S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE)
      'Apparitions', Musée des beaux-arts de Tourcoing, Tourcoing (FR)
  2002   'Pertaining to Painting', Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas (US)
      'Pertaining to Painting', Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas (US)
      'The House of Fiction', Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen (CH)
  2001   'Works on paper', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2000   'Was Rubens een dribbelaar?', Cultureel Centrum, Berchem (BE)
  1999   '(With) Drawings into 2000', Van Laere Contemporary Art, Antwerp (BE)
  1998   Kunstsalon van Gent, Sint-Pietersabdij, Ghent (BE)
  1997   'Alom & Hiernevens', Zwartzustersklooster (Project van Voorkamer VZW), Lier (BE)
      'Schilderkunst-Hedendaags-Belgisch', Croxhapox, Ghent (BE)


  2020   Michaël Borremans: The Duck
Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (CZ) - texts by NEDOMA Petr, VANOUS Petr
  2018   Michaël Borremans: Schilderen over geheimen
Ludion, Antwerp (BE) – text by DE MOOR Paul
  2017   Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun
David Zwirner Books – New York (US)
  2015   Michaël Borremans: Fixture
cac - Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga (ES) - text by GERMANN Martin
      Michaël Borremans - Black Mould
David Zwirner Books, New York (US)
  2014   Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets - Tel aviv
Tel Aviv Museum of Art (IL) - texts by GROVE Jeffrey, LANDAU Suzanne
      Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (DE) - texts by GROVE Jeffrey, et al.
      Michaël Borremans: The Advantage
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (JP) - texts by SHIMIZU Minoru, GROVE Jeffrey
  2013   Michaël Borremans: Royal Collection Belgium
Roma Publications, Amsterdam (NL) - text by REUST Hans Rudolf
  2012   Michaël Borremans: Magnetics
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (DE) - text by KINTISCH Christine
  2011   Michaël Borremans: Szakallat enni / Eating the Beard
Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest (HU) - texts by ZSOLT Petranyi, DÖME Gabor
      Michaël Borremans: Eating the Beard
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (DE) - text by CHRIST Hans D., REUST Hans Rudolf
      Michaël Borremans: Kunstnernes Hus
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO) - text by REUST Hans Rudolf
  2009   Michaël Borremans: Paintings
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (DE) - text by GROVE Jeffrey
      Michaël Borremans: Automat
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (DE) - texts by GERMANN Martin, REUST Rudolf
  2008   Michaël Borremans: Whistling a Happy Tune - Drawings / Tekeninge
nLudion, Ghent (BE) - texts by GROVE Jeffrey D., AMY Michaël
      Michaël Borremans: Weight
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (DE) - texts by GIONI Massimiliano, MICHAUD Philippe-Alain, SARDO Delfim
  2006   Michaël Borremans: Horse Hunting
David Zwirner, New York (US) - text by VAN HEIRSELE Hans
  2005   Michaël Borremans: The Performance
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (DE) - texts by MURPHY Patrick, DE WECK Ziba, REUST Hans Rudolf
  2004   Michaël Borremans: Zeichnungen / Tekeningen / Drawing
sVerlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Koln (DE) - texts by HALDEMAN Anita, DOROSHENKO Peter, GROVE Jeffrey D.
  2002   Michaël Borremans
Vereniging van het SMAK, Ghent (BE) - text by DEMEESTER Ann


  2020   Portraits Forever
The Gallery - Espace Tajan, Paris (FR) - text by SEWARD Rodica
  2019   Salt in the Wound - Michaël Borremans: Not Trusting Reality
Garret Publications, Helsinki (FI) - text by BENSCHOP Jurriaan
      Convex / Concave: Belgian Contemporary Art organized by WIELS and TANK Shanghai
Shanghai Purple Roof Atelier, Shangai (CN) - text by SNAUWAERT Dirk
      Souvenirs de voyage - Collection Antoine de Galbert
Fage éditions / Musée de Grenoble, Lyon (FR) - text by BERNARD Sophie
      Fictions secondes - Mondes possibles et figures de l’enchâssement dans les oeuvres artistique et littéraires
Editions de la Sorbonne, Paris (FR) - text by VERRY Frédéric
      S.M.A.K. - Highlights for a Future - De Collectie
Mercatorfonds, Brussel (BE) - texts by ARMSTRONG Richard, PASCHALIDIS Iris, VAN CAUTEREN Philippe, VERHOEVEN Thibaut
      Trouble in Paradise. Collection Rattan Chadha
nai010, Rotterdam (NL) - texts by ANSENK Emily, BRONWASSER Sacha, LAMOREE Jhim, WILLEMS Liesbeth
  2018   Macto-Interiores - Coleccion Isabel y Augustin Coppel
Covarrubias Jorge, Mexico City (MX) - text by MERA Yameli
      You, Me and Art - Artists in the 21st Century
Skira, Milan (IT) - text by GNYP Marta
      Künstlerinnen und Künstler in der Overbeck-Gesellschaft 1918-2018
Kerber Verlag, Bielefield (DE) - text by BÖHNKE Marc, SIMM Pascal, ZYBOK Oliver
      Great Temptations - The seduction of painting - The art of avoidance
Roma Publications, Amsterdam (NL) - text by VAN DEN BOOGERD Dominic
      Sanguine - Luc Tuymans on Baroque
Fondazione Prada, Milan (IT) - texts by TUYMANS Luc, SIMONATO Lucia, PRATT Ken, SUCHERE Eric
      Warum Kunst? / Why Art?
Kunsthalle weishaupt Museum Ulm, Ulm (DE) - text by DARTHE Stefanie
      Hugo Claus, Con Amore
Lannoo / Bozar Books, Brussel (BE) - texts by CAMPERT Remco, CLAUS Hugo, DE BOODT Kurt, DEWULF Bernard, DIDDEN Marc, DUJARDIN Paul, HOLTZER Suzanne, JANSEN Tjitske, LAMARCHE Caroline

Re: Imaging Europe

Box Freiraum, Berlin (DE) - text by BENSCHOP Jurriaan

      Ecce Homo - Behold the Man/Zie de mens
Hannibal Publishing, Veurne (BE) - text by RINCKHOUT Eric

Het vlot - Kunst is (niet) eenzaam

LANNOO Uitgeverij, Tielt (BE) - texts by DE VOS Joanna, FABRE Jan, CHENIQUE Bruno


The new frontiers of painting

Skira, Milan (IT) - text by ZANCHETTA Alberto

      The Eyes of the Pictures - Portraits from Fragonard to Dumas
Hatje Cantz, Berlin (DE) - text by STEGMANN Markus, ZÜRCHER Isabel
      Fantastic Art in Belgium
The Tokyo Shimbun, Tokyo (JP) - text by WEISS Erich, REDONDO Amparo Lopez, ITO Nobuko, LIO Yukiko, ONO Naoko, MIYAZAWA Masao, HIROKAWA Aki, KURADO Kazushi

Highlights Collectie Voorlinden

Stichting Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL) – texts by SWARTS Suzanne e.a.

      UBS Art Collection: To Art its Freedom
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH, Berlin (DE) - text by ROZELL Mary
      Lasst Blumen Sprechen! / Say It With Flowers!
Museum edition / Wienand Verlag, Cologne (DE) - text by WILLING Jonathan
      Unsettling Green - Focusing on a colour
Druckverlag Kettler, Bönen (DE) - text by SCHAWELKA Karl
Bozar Books, Brussels (BE)
  2015   Schaamte / Honte / Shame
Lannoo Publishing, Tielt (BE) - text by BAEYENS Roxanne
Galerie Daniel Templon Paris (FR) - text by MARCELIS Bernard
      Drawing. The Bottom Line
Mercatorfonds, Brussels (BE) - texts by VAN CAUTEREN Philippe & GERMANN Martin
      The Problem of God
Kunst Sammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf (DE) - texts by MALZ Isabelle, MÜLLER SCHARECK Maria
      Kunst in opdracht 2006-2013
Kunstcel van de Vlaamse Bouwmeester, Brussels (BE)
Borgerhoff & Lamberigts (BE) - texts by CAIANIELLO Tiziana, GOUDBLOMME Alain, VANHEERS Tim, VAN WOLFEREN Emma
AsaMER, Ghent (BE)
      Sinnliche Ungewissheit - Eine private Sammlung
Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg (DE) - text by KARABELNIK Marianne
      Drawing Now: 2015
Hirmerverlag, München (DE) -DONNADIEU Marc
      When I Give I Give Myself
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (NL) - texts by DEN HERTOG JAGER Hans
      Drawing People
Thames & Hudson, London (GB) - text by MALBERT Roger
      Europese portretfotografie sinds 1990
Uitgeverij Hannibal (BE) - text by GESCINSKA Alicja
  2014   Rubell Family Collection - Highlights & Artists’ writings - Volume 1
Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation - text by ROSELIONE-VALADEZ Juan
      De Zee - salut d’honneur Jan Hoet
Borgerhoff & Lamberigts nv, Ghent (BE) - texts by DEBOUTTE Melanie, FLECHEUX Céline, MAES Frank, THEYS Hans, VAN DEN BOSSCHE Phillip
      Passions Secrètes
Visions Publishers, Lille (FR) - texts by EECKHOUT Tanguy, LAMBRECHT Luk, LENOT Marc, WHITE Garry, MEERT Michael, GRYNBERG Isabelle, TALLON Steven
      De Vierkantigste Rechthoek
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (NL) - texts by BARMAN Tom, ROOS Robbert
      Somos Libres II - Works from the Mario Testino Collection
RCS Libri, Milano (IT) - texts by WAKEFIELD Neville, OBRIST Hans Ulrich
      Dries Van Noten - Inspirations
Les Arts Décoratifs, paris (FR)
      Propaganda für die Wirklichkeit
Kettler, Bönen (DE)- text by KODDENBERG Matthias, FORBES Rita
  2013   Middle Gate Geel 13
Stadsbestuur Geel (BE) - texts by PETRY Detlef, VAN GOIDSENHOVEN Leni, DE CLEENE Arnout, ALLEGAERT Patrick, MARIUS Bart, VANDENBERG Philippe
      Psychologie van de kunst - Een abecedarium
Garant Uitgevers, Antwerpen (BE) - text by KINET Mark
      Pinault Collection 01
Studio Les Graphiquants, Paris (FR) - text by BETHENOD Martin
      TRACK - a contemporary city conversation
Roma Publications, Amsterdam (NL)
      Visionen - Atmosphären der veränderung / Visions - An Atmosphere of Change
Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern (DE) - texts by VON LUCIUS Clemens, SPOOK Vajra
      De kunst van het kijken - Het verhaal van de hedendaagse kunst
Ludion, Antwerpen (BE) - WILSON Michael
      Bazaar België
Borgerhoff & Lamberights, Gent (BE) - text by BLONDEEL Claude
      Western China International Art Biennale
Tian Ye Art Museum, Yinchuan City (CN) - text by QIKAI Zhang
  2012   Biënnale van de Schilderkunst 2012 - De mens in beeld
MDD & Roger Raveelmuseum, Deurle / Machelen-Zulte - texts by COESSENS Piet, DECLERCQ Joost, EECKHOUT Tanguy
      80 atelierbeelden door Didier Verriest
Lannoo Uitgeverij, Tielt (BE) - text by RUYTERS Marc
      Focus - Een blik op 100 kunstenaars door Hans Theys
Uitgeverij Snoeck (BE) - text by THEYS Hans
Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, Ghent (BE) - text by DEBOUTTE Melanie
  2011   Mémoires du Futur, la collection Olbricht
Fage éditions et la maison rouge, Paris (FR) - texts by DE GALBERT Antoine, METZGER Rainer, SAUSSET Damien, CUGNON Annabelle
      Painting Between the Lines
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (US) - texts by BLANKENSHIP Jana, FITZSIMMONS Claire, HOFMANN Jens
      Vitamin P 2 - Phaidon - New Perspectives in Painting
Phaidon Press Limited, London (GB) - text by HERBERT Martin
      Yokohama Triennale 2011 - Our Magic Hour - How Much of the World Can We Know?
Bijutsu-Shuppan-Sha Co. LTD., Tokyo (JP) - text by MIKI Akiko
      Märklinworld - A Model of the World by 40 Artists
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (NL) - texts by BESEMER Nynke, BORDEN Iain, DIJK Han, GIERSTBERG Frits, HEALY Patrick, ROOS Robbert
      Sleeping Beauties
Stichting Kunstboek, Oostkamp (BE) - texts by VANACKERE Luc, GEERAERTS Ann
      A Paper Trail
De Warande, Turnhout (BE) - texts by CUYPERS Kris, NAGELS Annelies, VAN TOMME Niels
      TRA - Edge of Becoming
Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia - Venezia (IT) - texts by VERVOORDT Axel, MARTINEZ Rosa, DE WOLF Eddi, TATSURO Miki
      S.M.A.K. - het museum en de collectie - De Standaard
Lannoo, Tielt (BE) - text by BRAECKMAN Inge
      De VIZO verzameling - Een decennium grafiek in Vlaanderen
Toohcsmi Uitgevers, Gent (BE) - texts by DE BRABANDER Guido, VALCKE Johan, HOORNE Emiel, RASKIN Ludo
      Art works - Deutsche Bank Collection Group Head Office, Frankfurt - Passion to Perform
Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern (DE)
  2010   Unspooling - Artists & Cinema
Cornerhouse, Manchester (GB) - texts by GRIFFITHS Dave, BRACEY Andrew
      Vlaanderen in de kunst
Davidsfonds Uitgeverij, Leuven (BE) - text by DE MAESSCHALCK Dimitri
      Dit is België - In tachtig meesterwerken
Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, Amsterdam (NL) - text by DE RYNCK Patrick
      When will they finally see the power of drawing
Geukens & De Vil Contemporary Art, Antwerp (BE) - text by RINCKHOUT Eric
      Coup de Ville, Sint-Niklaas
Lannoo nv, Tielt (BE) - texts by DAENEN Roel, DE CUYPER Wim, HOET Jan, ROBBRECHT Paul, SMET Jan, SUY Stacy, THYSENS Margot, VAN BELLINGEN Stef
      Unsichtbare Schatten - Bilder der Verunsicherung - Invisible Shadows. Images of the Uncertainty
Marta Herford (DE) - texts by BRÜCKMANN Franziska, FAST Friederike, KRÖGER Michael, NIEMEYER Thomas
  2009   Painting Today
Phaidon Press Limited, New York (US) - texts by GODFREY Tony
      Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art
Art Publishers, New York (US) - texts by CLARK Robin, BRUNO Giuliana
      Slow Paintings
Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg (DE), texts by KUNDE Harald
      Fading - 40 Belgische Hedendaagse Kunstenaars
Snoecks, Ghent (BE) texts by LEBLANC Claire, VANDERSTICHELEN Sven, ELIAS Willem, SWINNEN Johan
      Mapping the studio - Artists from the François Pinault Collection
Palazzo Grassi and Mondadori Electa - texts by PINAULT François, VEAUTE Monique, GINGERAS Alison M., BONAMI Francesco
      Compass in Hand - Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA) - texts by RATTEMEYER Christian, LOWRY Glenn D., SCHOLIS Brian, TUMLIR Jan, HERMES Manfred, GRAW Isabelle, HERBERT Martin, GERSON Scott
Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Axel Vervoordt, Venice (IT) - texts by DE WOLF Eddi, NORBERT jOCKS Heinz, POLI Francesco, ROMANELLI Giandomenico, MIKO Tatsuro, , VERVOORDT Axel, VAN HOUT Nico
      The End of the Line - Attitudes in Drawing - A Hayward Touring exhibition
Hayward Publishing, Southbank Centre, London (GB) - texts by DILLON Brian, HARBISON Isobel
  2008   Insights - Works from the art collections of EU central banks
European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main (DE) - texts by TRICHET Jean-Claude, SCHAT Viola Hildebrand
      Locked in - The spirit of model-making
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg (LU) - texts by BERK Anne, BOJAN Maria Rus, BOSQUET Oscarine, CORBETTA Caroline, GHIU Bogdan, HARDY Philippe, LEYDIER Richard, NEIL Jane
      Eclipse - Art in a dark age / Eklips - Konst I en mörk tid
Steidl / Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE) - texts by NITTVE Lars, PETERSENS Magnus Af
      Ad Absurdum - Energies of the Absurd from Modernism till today
Marta Herford and Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld (DE) - texts by HOET Jan et al.
  2007   MoMA Highlights since 1980
MoMA, New York, NY (US)
      Ziek - Tussen lichaam en geest
Lannoo, Tielt (BE) - text by BRACKE Dirk
      50 jaar Vrienden van het S.M.A.K.
VdH books, Brussels (BE) - text by SCHUTYSER Dirk
  2006   Von Mausen und Menschen - Of Mice and Men - 4 berlin biennale für zeitgenössische kunst
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (DE)
      ARS 06 - Toden tuntu Sense of the Real
Museum of contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (FI) - text by HIGGIE Jennifer
      Cultuurprijzen Vlaanderen 2005
Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Brussels (BE)
  2005   Vitamin D - New Perspectives in Drawing
Phaidon Press, London (GB) - text by SHOLIS Brian
Toohcsmi, utgevers and the artists, Gent (BE) - text by HOET Jan
      La Belgique Visionaire België: C'est arrivé près de chez nous
Bozar Books, Brussels (BE) - text by ROLLIN Pierre-Olivier
      Slow Art: Zeigenössische Kunst aus Flandern und den Niederlanden
Museum Kuns Palast, Düsseldorf (DE) - text by VISSER Mattijs
      Drawing from the Modern 1975-2005
The Museum of Modern Art MOMA, New York (US) - texts by D.LOWRY Glenn, KANTOR Jordan, GARRELS Gary
      Praguebiennale 2 - expandend painting / accion directa
Giancarlo Politi Editore, Milan (IT) - texts by KONTOVA Helena, POLITI Giancarlo, KRAUSS Rosalind
      Pijn/ La douleur/ Pain
Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent (BE) - texts by VANDAMME Sofie & ODERWALD Arko
      Contemporary Art in Belgium 2006
Best Of Publishing, Brussels (BE) - texts by LUYCKX Filip, PEETERS Wim, ROLLIN Pierre-Olivier
  2004   Stripped Bare: The Body Revealed in Contemporary Art - Works from the Thomas Koerfer Collection
Merrell Publishers Limited, London (GB), New York (US) - texts by KOERFER Thomas, KARABELNIK Marianne, STEINER Juri
      Zie Tekening
Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen en Baron Caroly, Lier (BE) - texts by COENEN Luc
      de VIZO verzameling: Een decennium grafiek in Vlaanderen
Toohcsmi Uitgevers, Gent (BE) - texts by DE BRABANDER Guido, VALCKE Johan, HOORNE Emiel, RASKIN Ludo
      Josse De Pauw / Michaël Borremans: Ik ben een stroom van woorden.
Antwerp World Book Capital 2004, Antwerp (BE) - text by RUYTERS Marc
      With All Due Intent: Manifesta 5, European Biennal of Contemporary Art
European Biennal of Contemporary Art - texts by THOMSON Graham, FRADLEY Elaine
      Not Afraid: Rubell Family Collection
Phaidon Press, London (GB) and New York (US) - text by COETZEE Mark
  2003   Comme des Garçons
Comme des Garçons, Paris (FR)
  2002   Open DaysROMA Publications, Arnhem (NL)
      Pertaining to Painting
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (US) - text by MORSIANI Paola
      The House of Fiction
Samlung Hauser & Wirth, St.Gallen (CH) - texts by UNTERDÖRFER Michaela, ECO Umberto


      Art Institute of Chicago (US)
      Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (US)

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (US)

      Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (US)

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (US)


Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (JP)

      High Museum of Art, Atlanta (US)
      Hudson Valley for Contemporary Art, New York (US)
      Kunstmuseum, Basel (CH)

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (US)


MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (US)

      MoMA, Museum of Modern Art , New York (US)
      Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (FR)
      Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (US)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (US)

      Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL)
      National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (CN)
      National Museum of Art, Osaka (JP)
      Offentliche Kunstsammlung Basel (CH)
      Rubell Family Collection, Miami (US)
      SFMOMA, Museum of Modern Art of San Francisco (US)
      S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (BE)
      The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (IL)
      Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (US)
      Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)