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BIOGRAPHY

Johan Tahon was born in Menin (Belgium) in 1965. He lives and works in Sint-Denijs-Boekel (BE) and Solothurn (CH). He studied sculpture at the Ghent Royal Academy of Fine Arts (BE).

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019

Solo exhibitions

The Waterfall, SZU Fine Arts Museum, Shenzhen, China
Refuge / Silence, Musée Ariana, Genève, Switzerland
Minsk – in collaboration with Lee Ranaldo, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tahon Werkstatt, Derendingen, Switzerland

Group exhibitions

Istanbul Icons II – during the Istanbul Biennal, Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey
Übermensch, Park – Platform for Visual Arts, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Kalklicht, Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
Healing Power, Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands
Bloedtest – in collaboration with Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and the Wild Classical Music Ensemble, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
ARTZUID 2019 – Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ES – Johan Tahon / Sculpture, Till Lindemann / Poetry, Sandor Lubbe / Photography, Empirical Nonsense, New York, USA 

2018

Solo exhibitions

Embark, Jochen Hempel Gallery, Berlin Germany
Wir Überleben das Licht (with poetry of Till Lindemann - Rammstein), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Zwillinge/Twins, Marktkirche St. Georgii et Jacobi, Hanover, Germany

Group exhibitions

Algorithms for Happiness, Jusstart Space, Guangzhou, China
Middle Gate II, The Story of Dymphna (M HKA, Antwerp and CC De Werft), Several locations in the city, Geel, Belgium
Ceramics Now! (jubileum exhibition), MIC - International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
Anima Mundi, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Diamonds in the rough (Art Capital 2018), Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre, Hungary

2017

Monk (on the occasion of Leeuwarden Cultural Capital of Europe 2018), The Princessehof – National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (solo)
Ecce Homo, Different locations in the city, Antwerp, Belgium
Oh You’ve got Blue Eyes Oh You’ve got Green Eyes Oh You’ve got Pink Eyes Oh You’ve got Black Eyes, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
The Fifth Element, Sanatçılar Parkı, Istanbul, Turkey
Weiss, Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
Ton Scherben Steine, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2016



Human Condition, The Hospital, Los Angeles, USA
Luster – Clay in Sculpture Today, De Oude Warande, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Landscape, Form and Psyche, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Meninroad / Ypernstrasse, Menin to Ypres, Belgium 
Scaldis, Oudenaarde, Belgium
Cabinet d'Amis: The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Ceramix - Ceramic Art from Gauguin to Schütte, Maison Rouge, Paris, France & Cité de la céramique, Sèvres, France
Metanoia, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany (solo)

2015



Ceramix - Ceramic Art from Gauguin to Schütte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands 
Main d'oeuvre, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
Main d'oeuvre, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen, Belgium


Vormidable, Lange Voorhout, The Netherlands & Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands 

In Search of Meaning - The Human Image in a Global Perspective, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands

2014
 

Adorant, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Museum to Scale 1/7, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands & The Baker Museum (Naples), Florida, USA

Beating around the Bush - Episode #1, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2013


Sculptor Drawings and Prints from the Collection of Johan Tahon in Combination with his Own Artworks, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands 
(solo)
Almond, Envoy Enterprises, New York, USA (solo)
Breaking the Chains of Stigma, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai, India

War and Trauma, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium

Museum to Scale 1/7, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Precious Parts, Bodrum / Mugla, Turkey

Far from the Madding Crowd, Bonnefanten Hedge House / Bonnefantenmuseum, Wijlre, The Netherlands

DIAcussion, Envoy Enterprises, New York, USA

Ikob Collection – Bildungsroman einer Sammlung. Die 0-20 Jahre, Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst (IKOB), Eupen, Belgium

2012


True Bliss and Enlightenment, Marianne Friis Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Unlimited Bodies, Palais d'Iéna, Paris, France

Envoy Enterprises, New York, USA

GARTENCITY #1, Manifesta 2012, Maasmechelen, Belgium

Figuurlijk, Museum Hilversum, The Netherlands

Sint-Jan, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium

2011



White Seeders, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
Archè, Istanbul Biennial, Museum of Archaeology (Tiled Kiosk), Istanbul, Turkey
(solo)
Love & Cruelty, Gerhard Hofland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Blickachsen, Bad Homburg Kurpark, Bad Homburg, Germany

Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Battle, Power & Faith, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey


2010


Johan Tahon - The Liminal Act, de Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(solo)
Der Traum des Bildhauers: Johan Tahon, Gerhard Marcks Haus - Das Bildhauermuseum im Norden, Bremen, Germany
(solo)
Hemisphere, Hagia Irene (Topkapi Palace), Istanbul, Turkey
(solo)
NY Lamb, Envoy Gallery, New York, USA
(solo)
Confinium, Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany (solo)
Engel - Himmlische Boten und Begleiter, Museum am Dom, Würzburg, Germany


2009


WATOU 2009, Watou, Belgium

XXste EEUW, Gemeentemuseum (GEM), The Hague, The Netherlands

Backyard, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, The Netherlands

Hellwach gegenwärtig, Sammlung MARTa, Herford, Germany

2008
 

White Heat, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
(solo)
Against Nature. The hybrid forms of modern European sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
& Gerhard Marcks Haus, Bremen, Germany
& Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands

THE HANDS OF ART, Artists' hands / Kunstenaarshanden, collection Ronny Van de Velde, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
& MARTa, Herford, Germany

The IKOB Collection, Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien (IKOB), Eupen, Belgium

2007
 

Portrait, Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien (IKOB), Eupen, Belgium (solo)
The IKOB Collection, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

Paulo Post Futurum, Breda's Museum, Breda, The Netherlands

2006


Johan Tahon. In Fluidum, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands
(solo)

2005


Spheria, Stedelijk Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (solo)
Soul, Grootseminarie, Bruges, Belgium

Sammlung MARTa - Eine Auswahl, Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst (MARTa), Herford, Germany

2004


Once upon a time, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), Antwerp, Belgium

Disorientation by Beauty, Lustwarande04, Tilburg, The Netherlands

2003


Self-Self, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
(solo)
Johan Tahon te gast bij Constant Permeke, Permekemuseum, Jabbeke, Belgium (solo)
BEAUFORT01, Ostend, Belgium

2001
 

Stellar Octopus, Park ter Beuken, Lokeren, Belgium 
(solo)
Stellar Octopus-Simulacra (Time-Fetishes), Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
Connecting Worlds: Contemporary Sculpture from the European Union Countries, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, USA

2000 

Tideride-Mindfield, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Epifanie, Parkabdij, Heverlee, Belgium

Sammlung MARTa - Eine Auswahl, Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst (MARTa), Herford, Germany


1999


In fluidum, Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
(solo)
Kosmoy, Kunstverein Schwerte, Germany
(solo)
S.M.A.K. De Opening, Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium

Real Time @ Zoersel, Zoersel, Belgium

Hedendaagse Vlaamse Beeldhouwkunst (selection of the Flemish Community), Gordes, France

De Slang, Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium

Conscience en Ferraris Stills, Ministry of the Flemish Community, Brussels, Belgium

1998


Voor het verdwijnt en daarna - SMAK in Watou, Watou, Belgium

E.V.+A, Ireland’s Biennial, Saint Mary Church, Limerick, Ireland
 

1996


De Rode Poort, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

1995


Universus (studio show), Oudenaarde, Belgium (solo)

1994


A une heure du matin (studio show), Oudenaarde, Belgium (solo)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (SELECTION)

Achmea Art Collection, Zeist, The Netherlands
Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AkzoNobel, The Netherlands
Albert Heijn Kunststichting, The Netherlands
Algemeen Ziekenhuis (AZ) Damiaan, Ostend, Belgium
Belgian Consulate, Istanbul, Turkey
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie, Hoevelaken, The Netherlands
Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), Heerlen, The Netherlands
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium
CerModern, Ankara, Turkey
City of Genk, Belgium
City of Menen, Belgium
City of Ostend, Belgium
City of Oudenaarde, Belgium
City of Schwerte, Germany
Dexia / Belfius, Brussels, Belgium
Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre, Hungary
Flemish Community, Brussels, Belgium
Flemish Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Gemeentemuseum (GEM), The Hague, The Netherlands
Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien (IKOB), Eupen, Belgium
Interpolis, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
Iznik Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
MIC – International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
Ministry of Finance, The Hague, The Netherlands 
MOU, Oudenaarde, Belgium 
Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
Municipal Collection, Lokeren, Belgium
Musée Ariana, Genève, Switzerland
Museum am Dom, Würzburg, Germany
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Museum Constant Permeke, Jabbeke, Belgium
Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst (MARTa), Herford, Germany
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), Antwerp, Belgium
Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Province of East Flanders, Ghent, Belgium
Province of West Flanders, Bruges, Belgium 
Royal House of The Netherlands, The Hague, The Netherlands
Royal House of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Sabanci Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
SCHUNCK*, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
Tourism Flanders, Belgium
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen (UZA), Antwerp, Belgium
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel), Brussels, Belgium
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
VIVES Hogeschool, Courtray, Belgium
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium