Conrad Willems

°1983, Ostend (BE)
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium

www.conradwillems.com

EXHIBITIONS 

2022

/History Of The Future / Sint Jans Hospitaal / Damme / Belgium
/Solo Exhibition / Hilde Vandaele Gallery / Watou / Belgium 

2021

/Modular Construct / Casa Argentaurum / Gent / Belgium
/Brussels Architecture Prize Awards / BOZAR / Belgium
/Caroline Van Den Eynden - Conrad Willems / Ballroom Gallery / Brussels / /Belgium
/Scenography Bolero – L’heure Espagnole / Opera Vlaanderen / Ghent / Belgium
/Wall work – Permanently Integrated Artwork / CAW / Ghent / Belgium

2020

/CityTrip / CC De steiger / Menen / Belgium
/Zomersalon / Kunsthal / Gent / Belgium
/Solo Exhibition - In Various Parts / Espace dAM / Romainmotier / Switzerland
/Hortus Conclusus / Museo Villa dei Cedri / Bellinzona / Switzerland
/Città Invisibili / Casa Cava Auditorium / Matera / Italy 

2019

/Performance VIII Cubicles / Ghent Festival / Ghent / Belgium
/De Biënnale van België / In de Ruimte / Ghent / Belgium
/Solo Exhibition Drawings,  – Arrière Pensée / Ghent, Belgium
/Biënale of Belgium,  – In De Ruimte / Ghent, Belgium
/Solo Exhibition - Saint-Vincents / Antwerp, Belgium
/Scenography Banket,  – Opera Vlaanderen / Ghent - Antwerp, Belgium
/ART-TECTUUR - Cwart Gallery / Knokke, Belgium
/#itenerance 11 Collectible Art - Atelier Jespers/ Brussels, Belgium
/ARCADES,  – Base-Alpha Gallery / Antwerp, Belgium

2018

/Citta Invisibili,  – Antilia Itinerant Gallery / Pugliese, Italy
/Art Elysées / Paris, France
/Landmarks, Construction V  – Biennale Interieur / Kortrijk, Belgium
/BACKstreet,  – art in the city / Ghent, Belgium
/Sporen,  – Land-art in the city / Ypres, Belgium
/Yart platform,  – Performance / Ghent, Belgium
/Construct Deconstruct  – BLANCO / Ghent, Belgium
/DOLERS,  – Landscape in Perspective / Dendermonde, Belgium
/Solo Exhibition,  – Atelier Jespers / Brussel, Belgium
/Miart,  – Contemporary Art Fair, Atelier Jespers / Milan, Italy
/Construction IV,  – BAD Belgium Art and Design, ICC / Ghent, Belgium
/Collectable Art Fair,  – Vanderborght / Brussel, Belgium
/Truc Troc,  – Paleis Voor Schone Kunsten, BOZAR / Brussel, Belgium

2017

/Performance V, Cubicles - Observatorium / Antwerp, Belgium
/Tussen Muren – Stedelijke Kunst Academie / Tielt, Belgium
/Visionary History – Law Faculty, Sint-Lucas Gallerij / Leuven, Belgium
/Prix de Godecharle – Académy Royal des Beaux-Arts / Brussels, Belgium
/Bakermat – De boerderij / Drongen, Belgium
/Blind Choices – Blanco / Ghent, Belgium
/Yart – Gerard The Devil Castle / Ghent, Belgium

2016

/Veiling Tuinfeest – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens / Deurle, Belgium
/Plakstad – STAM / Ghent, Belgium
/Museumnacht Antwerpen, solo presentation – HeadquARTers / Antwerp, Belgium
/Our Mathematical World – Sint Lucas Gallerij / Brussels, Belgium
/Variations, solo presentation – private event / Ghent, Belgium

2015

/Constructions - Nylon Fabriek / Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
/Apprentice / Master exhibition #20 - De Brakke Grond / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
/DOK - solo presentation  - BLANCO / Ghent, Belgium
/Solo exhibition - Homerus / Paris, France
/Tumultingent - multiple locations / Ghent, Belgium

2014

/Did You Say Abstract? - Oneiro Galerie / Paris, France
/Performance IV, Cubicles - STAM / Ghent, Belgium
/Ilya Prigogine - public group exhibition / Ghent, Belgium
/Summer Camp #1 - Gallery Cecilia Jaime / Ghent, Belgium
/Tumultingent - multiple locations / Ghent, Belgium 

2013

/Grand prize drawing / Ronse, Belgium
/Toeval Versus Ratio / Gent, Belgium
/Showcase - Ycono / Gent, Belgium
/Tumultingent - multiple locations / Ghent, Belgium 

2012

/Kotroute - SMAK / Gent, Belgium
/Performance III, Cubicles - STAM / Gent, Belgium
/Selected drawings / Aersele, Belgium
/stART - Fotorama window project / Wevelgem, Belgium
/Contemporary Art Sucks - Winkelhaak Antwerp, Belgium

 

PRIZES / Selection

2017
/Winner Prix De Godecharle - Brussels / Belgium

2015
/Shortlisted Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst Oost-Vlaanderen / Belgium

2014
/Shortlisted Summer exhibition - Royal Academy / London, UK

2013
/Selected Grote prijs tekenkunst / Ronse, Belgium
/Shortlisted Summer exhibition - Royal Academy / London, UK
/Shortlisted Arte Laguna / Venice, Italy

2011
/Winner Art4students - Katholieke Hogeschool / Leuven, Belgium



RESIDENCIES

2019
/University of Ghent - Woning Van Wassenhove, Deurle / Belgium

2018
/ARC - The Spring Thing, Romainmotier / Switserland
/Arteles – Hahmajärventie / Finland
/ARC - Thematic residency, Romainmotier / Switserland

2017
/ARC - Custom made residency, Romainmotier / Switserland
/ARS - Artist Studio Swap - Helsinki / Finland

 

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

2022
/ Bouwen aan Kunst – ABS Magazine / 3 creatives aan het woord
/ Stapelgek op Conrad Willems - Sabato magazine / Expo review
/ Pluie de météores - Elle Decoration, Photospread / Article
/ Conrad Willems reinvente les bons vieux blocs de construction en bois -  L’echo / Expo review

2021
/ Kunst in/en Architectuur - Publication by NAV, Article on my work, Book
/ Maakten we een verschil? - 40 years Sint Lucas Gallery, Expo review, Book
/ Modular Works -  Softcover publication on recent sculptural work, Magazine

2019
/ De Bovenkamer, Conrad Willems - Intsite, interview
/ De Kunst van het Verzamelen - Amarant, BAD beurs, talkshow
/ Performance Cubicles VIII -  Ghent Festival, video
/ An Afternoon with Conrad Willems -  Domus magazine, interview
/ Doodgewone dingen - De Standaard Magazine, lifestyle interview
/ De Bovenkamer - Intsite, interview
/ Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen - OKV, interview
/ Essential Fantasy - TL magazine, expo review

2018
/ Interview - Biennale Interieur Kortrijk, video Interview
/ Construction V - Biennale Interieur, Knack Weekend, expo review
/ Modular Sculptures - Atelier Jespers, Dezeen, expo review
/ Modular Sculptures - Atelier Jespers, Design@large, expo review
/ Miart - #itenerance04, Wallpaper, expo review
/ Miart - #itenerance04, Elledecor Italy, expo review
/ Miart - #itenerance04, Esquire, expo review

2017
/ Blind Choices - Tumult FM, radio interview
/ Duivelsteen performance - HLN, newspaper interview
/ Duivelsteen performance - AVS, TV interview

2016
/ Opening veeartsenijschool - AVS, TV interview

2014
/ Tumultingent - Tumult FM, radio interview

2013
/ There are stories of - catalogue, Conrad Willems, p.72
/ Rorschach Exhibition - Weekend Knack, expo review
/ Solo Expo Yconography - Gentblogt.be, review



2022

23.10 - 20.11.2022
PLAY BOX
solo exhibition
Hilde Vandaele Gallery, Watou

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Picture artwork:
 ‘I.XI.XIV’, 2022
Rouge Griotte marmer
© Cedric Verhelst