Jan De Cock
Bruselas - Bélgica - 1976

La producción de Jan De Cock está centrada en la escultura, la instalación y la fotografía. Su discurso gira en torno a las posibilidades y alcances de la escultura y el arte, y a una exploración de su rol físico, simbólico e histórico  apegada íntimamente a las nociones de monumentalidad, trascendencia y memoria. 

Mediante la construcción de estructuras que evocan las tendencias minimalistas y el empleo de materiales crudos como el triplay, la madera y, más recientemente, el barro y objetos encontrados, en combinación con material fotográfico documental, De Cock genera entornos en donde la presencia de las piezas entabla una conexión directa con el discurso de las imágenes y los sucesos que las acompañan y las interacciones que tiene el espectador a su alrededor.

La propuesta de De Cock ha revisado y cuestionado la estética en un mundo saturado por la imagen a partir de la creación de un sistema de exposición y clasificación complejo, construyendo asociaciones y referencias así como montajes de fragmentos que se encuentran ligados. La producción del artista se puede considerar como una empresa que se ha expandido a través del tiempo y su progreso, y que se ha establecido a partir de la generación de significados sustanciales, más allá del esplendor estético.

Jan De Cock (Bruselas, Bélgica, 1976) vive y trabaja en Anderlecht, Bélgica.

Estudió en la Royal Academy of Fine Arts en Gante, Bélgica y es fundador del Brussels Art Institute. 

Entre sus exposiciones que han destacado a nivel internacional se encuentran Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Eine Romantische Ausstellung en el Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Alemania (2012), el Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York, E.U. (2008), la Tate Modern, Londres, Reino Unido (2005).

Su propuesta Everything for you,… se ha presentado diversas ciudades como  Bruselas, (2015); Liverpool (2015), Hong Kong (2014), Carrara (2014) y La Habana (2013) habiéndose presentado por primera vez en la Galería Hilario Galguera con el título Everything for you, Mexico City (2013).


http://www.jandecock.net/archive/ 

Jan De Cock's production consists of sculpture, installation and photography. His discourse is focused on the possibilities of sculpture and art through an exploration of its physical, symbolic, and historic role, deeply connected to the notions of monumentality, transcendence and memory. 

He employs rough materials such as hardboard, wood, and more recently clay and found objects to create complex environments through the construction of structures that often evoke the Minimalism current. The presence of his works establishes a direct connection with the discourse of the images and happenings that coexist around them and causes specific interactions with the spectator.

De Cock’ proposal reviews and questions the aesthetics in a world saturated by images through the creation of a system of complex exhibition and classification by building associations and references as well as assembling fragments that are linked. The production of the artist can be considered as an undertaking that has expanded through time and its progress and that has been established from the generation of substantial meanings, beyond the aesthetic splendour.

Jan De Cock (Brussels, Belgium, 1976) lives and works in Anderlecht, Belgium.

He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium and is the founder of the Brussels Art Institute.

Among his internationally outstanding exhibitions are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Eine Romantische Ausstellung at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany (2012), the Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA (2008), the Tate Modern, London, UK (2005).

His proposal Everything for you, ... has been presented in various cities such as Brussels, (2015); Liverpool (2015), Hong Kong (2014), Carrara (2014) and Havana (2013), having first performed at the Galería Hilario Galguera under the title Everything for you, Mexico City (2013).

http://www.jandecock.net/archive/ 


Libros | Books
Biografía | Biography

Jan DE COCK

 

1976, Brussels, Belgium

Lives and Works in Anderlecht, Belgium

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  (selection)

 

2017
Everything for you, New York, USA


2016

Abstract Capitalism II, The Brussels Art_Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Everything for you, Vienna, Austria
Everything for you, Brussels, Brussels Art Institute, Belgium
Sculpturecommunism, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium


2015

Everything for you, Brussels, Brussels Art Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Everything for you, De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands
Everything for you, Godarville, Belgium
Everything for you, Casablanca, Morocco
Everything for you, Liverpool, England
Everything for you, Herford, Germany


2014
Everything for you, Hong Kong, China

Everything for you, Belfast, Ireland
Everything for you, Carrara, Italy
Everything for you, Kiev, Ukraine

 

2013

Everything for you, Havana, Cuba
Everything for you, Strombeek, Belgium
Everything for you, Otegem, Belgium

Everything for you, Mexico, Sculpturecommunism, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

JKO Romantik IX, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

2012

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Commercial Exhibition, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

Occupying the Museum, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke, Belgium

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Romantic Exhibition, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

 

2011

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, White-Out Studio, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Improvise and Overcome, KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium

 

2010

Via dell’ abbondanza, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

Repromotion, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

2009

Repromotion, Gallery Luis Campaña, Berlin, Germany

Repromotion, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

 

2008

Modern is changing   fig. 4, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Modern is changing   fig. 3, Gallery Luis Campaña, Germany

Modern is changing   fig. 1, Galerie Fons Welters, The Netherlands

Denkmal 11, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

 

2007

Denkmal 70, Sint-Lukas Hogeschool, Brussels, Belgium

Denkmal 87, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Easthampton, USA

Denkmal 1, ArtBruselas, Belgiëplein 1, Brussels, Belgium

 

2006

Denkmal 4, Casa del Fascio, Piazza del Popolo 4, Como, Italy

Denkmal 4, Casa del Fascio, Piazza del Popolo 4, Como – Francesca Minini Gallery, Milan, Italy

Denkmal 4, Casa del Fascio, Piazza del Popolo 4, Como, 2006 – Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia, Italy

[Denkmal 4 in collaboration with Daniel Buren]

Denkmal 25, Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zurich, Switzerland

Denkmal 47, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Vlaamse Kaai 47, Antwerp, Belgium

Denkmal 1901, Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, USA

 

2005

Denkmal 53, Tate Modern, Bankside 53, London SE1 9TG, England

Denkmal 7, Schirn Kunsthalle, Römerberg 7, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Denkmal 5-12-3, Minami Aoyama 5-12-3, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

(Collaboration with Comme des garçons) 

 

2004

Denkmal 23, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23, Brussels, Belgium

Denkmal 47, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Vlaamse Kaai 47, Antwerp, Belgium

Denkmal 9, Henry Van de Velde Universiteitsbibliotheek, Rozier 9, Ghent, Belgium

Denkmal 1a, Gallery Luis Campaña, An der Schanz 1a, Köln, Germany

 

2003

Denkmal 3, Kerstin Engholm Gallery, Schleifmuhlgasse 3, Vienna, Austria

Denkmal 10, De Appel, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Art Statement, Art 34 Basel, Switzerland

 

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Positions, USA

Randschade Fig.9 / Collateral Damage Fig.9, Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Randschade Fig.7 / Collateral Damage Fig.7, Museum voor Schone Kunsten en S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

 

2001

Randschade Fig.4 / Collateral Damage Fig.4, Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

1999

Vertigo or the Era of Free Catalogues, Argos, Brussels, Belgium

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

 

2012

Slg. Wilhelm Otto Nachf., Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Düren

Atelier + Küche = Labore der Sinne, Marta Herford, Germany

BOOKSHOWBOOKSHOP, Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium

 

2011

The Reflecting Pool, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium

Totem and Taboo, freiraum quartier21 International MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork..., Johann König Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Collectie XXVII – Ten oosten van 4°24’, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

Tussenruimte, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte

Art of the Loom, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

 

2010

BREAK, Ville de Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands

The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Fake!, Aalst, Belgium

Nieuwe Monumenten, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerpen, Belgium

 

2004

Denkmal 2,  Astillero Ascorreta 2, Pasajes San Pedro, San Sebastián, Spain (Manifesta 5)

Denkmal 4, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Grabbeplatz 4, Düsseldorf, Germany (Mouse on Mars)

 

2003

Denkmal 23, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23, Bruxelles, Belgium (Jeune Peinture Belge)

Denkmal 55, National Museum of History, Boulevard of the Martyrs for the Country, Tirana, Albania (Biennal Tirana)

 

2002

Randschade Fig. 8 / Collateral Damage Fig.8, Museum voor Oude Technieken, Grimbergen, Belgium

 

2001

Randschade Fig.6 / Collateral Damage Fig.6, Espace 251 Nord, Thurn & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium (Ici et Maintenant / Hier en nu)

Randschade Fig.5 / Collateral Damage Fig.5, Grensland, Watou, Belgium (Poëziezomer Watou)

Randschade Fig.3 / Collateral Damage Fig.3, Borkener Volksbank, S.M.A.K. & Stadt Borken (Artline 5: Interaktionen: Natur & Architektur, Germany)

 

2000

Vertigo or the Era of Free Catalogues, deel 2, Felix Hap Park, Brussels, Belgium (Beeld in Park)

Randschade Fig.2 / Collateral Damage Fig.2, Diasporal Thoughts, Tacktoren, Kortrijk, Belgium

 

1999

Coming people, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

 

1998

Doel zonder oorzaak, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Youthquake, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

Plantin Moretus 2005: First price artist book Denkmal ISBN 9080842419, 2004 

Plantin Moretus 2007: Laureate artist book Denkmal ISBN 9080842427, 2006

Laureate Prix de la Jeune Peinture 2003, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

 

PUBLICATIONS (selection)

 

Artist books

 

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #1 Saturation, ISBN 9789020962116

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #2 Spectacle, ISBN 9789020962833

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #3 Value, ISBN 9789020947137

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #4 Imitation, ISBN 9789020961096

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #5 Fanatism, ISBN 9789020961294

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Disambiguation #6 Overcome, ISBN 9789020961584

Denkmal ISBN 9789080842441, 2008  The Museum of Modern Art, New York  210  pages

Denkmal ISBN 9789080842434, 2008  Collaboration with Daniel Buren, Italy  650 pages

Denkmal ISBN 9080842427, 2006  Tate Modern, London  456 pages

Denkmal ISBN 9080842419, 2004  De Appel, Amsterdam  556 pages

 

Catalogues

 

2012

Atelier + Küche = Labore der Sinne, Marta Herford, Hatje Cantz

Atelier + Küche = Labore der Sinne, Marta Herford, Hatje Cantz

Jan De Cock, Handbook A Romantic exhibition, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, curated by Johan Holten, Buchhandlung Walther König

 

2010

The Original Copy, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Roxana Marcoci and Peter Galassi

Nieuwe Monumenten, Middelheummuseum Antwerpen, curated by Menno Meewis,

Shot, Reverse Shot, EIKON, author: Thomas Edlinger

 

2009

Fax, The Drawing Center, New York, curated by João Ribas

 

2005

Monuments to Modernism, The Low Countries, author: Marc Ruyters

Jan Comme des Garçons, Shinkenchiku

If walls had ears 1984-2005, De Appel Amsterdam, curated by Saskia Bos

 

2004

Manifesta 5, Donostia – San Sebastian, curated by Marta Kuzma and Massimiliano Gioni

Doku/fiction, Mouse in Mars reviewed & remixed, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, curated by Peter Gorschlüter, Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma

 

2003

Prix de la Jeune peinture, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles,

 

2001

Artline 5, Interaktionen – Natur & Architektur, Stadt Borken, curated by Jan Hoet and Michel Dewilde