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Merlyn Paridaen

1975, Ghent (BE)

Works and lives in Ghent, Belgium

Represented by BruthausGallery, Waregem (B)

STUDIES/RESIDENCIES

1992 - Drums at Jazz Studio of Antwerp (B) and Conservatorium, Ghent (B)

2002 – Master Fine Arts,  KASK School of Arts, Hogeschool Ghent (B).

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2017 - Break it Down - BruthausGallery (B)

2016 - What's the Word - BruthausGallery (B)

2014 - SECONDroom, Dok, Ghent (B).

2014 - Merlyn Paridaen Toont, GentMOgelijk, Ghent (B).

2013 - A Fishy Thing - Croxhapox, Ghent (B).

2012 - Full of sweet surprises, ’t Zuiden van Europa, Ghent (B).

2011 - Erg is niks, TIPA, Temporary Institute for Preliminary Art, Drongen (B).

2009 - Na de wervelstorm, De Zeeuwse Kust, Sluis (NL).

2006 - Principium, Croxhapox, Ghent (B).

2004 - Darker then blue, Space is the Place, Sint Amandsberg (B).

2004 - Barbas, Sala Kremlin, Bilbao (SP).

2004 - Color is entertainment, met Adriaan Verwée, CC De Ploter, Ternat (B).

2003 - Humanity ?, Het Volkshuis, Ghent (B).

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBTIONS

2019 - Camouflaged Pearls #2, Bruthausgallery, Waregem, (B)

2019 - The Fast Show, Loods 12, Wetteren (B)

2018 - FOOD MATTERS , Croxhapox, 'De Vloer', Ghent (B)

2018 - Oudenbosch aan Zee, Kunsthal, Oudenbosch (NL)

2018 - KRASJ 4, Ninove (B)

2017 - FIXED WORKS - BruthausGallery (B)

2017 - CAMOUFLAGED PEARLS - BruthausGallery (B)

2016 - De Nieuwe Omstandigheden - Croxhapox, Gent (B)

2016 – COöP, Galerie S&S, Borgerhout (B).

2015 -  Karfour, Curator Ben Benaouisse, Dok, Ghent (B).

2015 - Land van Garage, Sint Amandsberg, Ghent (B).

2014 - Watou, over klein geluk in tijden van overvloed, Watou (B).

2014 - Art is our last hope, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona (USA).

2014 - I belong, Kulturzentrum Büz, Minden (G).

2013 - Ik wordt, Curator Johan De Wilde, Voorkamer, Lier (B).

2013 - The Magic Flute,  Preussenmuseum, Minden (G).

2013 - Works to follow 1&2, Le Routier, Ghent (B).

2013 - Akademie/Academy, Akademie der Künste, Berlijn (G).

2012 - Groepshow, Curator Vincent de Roder, Loods 12, Wetteren (B).

2012 - Is that Right, Law Court Gallery, Minden (G).

2011 - Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (USA).

2010 - Proposition 1 ‘Mindmap’, TIPA, Drongen (B).

2008 - Rotswol, Stedelijk Kunst Instituut, Ghent (B).

2005 - Young Artists, Curator Philippe Van Cauteren, Palmarium, Ghent (B).

2004 - In Mupila, Mupila,  Ghent (B).

2003 - Basics 1, Curator Laura van, Croxhapox, Ghent (B).

2002 - Out, Kapel op het Campo Santo, Sint-Amandsberg (B).

2001 - Spot. At Frader, Kortrijksesteenweg 1140, Sint Denijs Westrem (B).

2001 - Virginale, Magazijnen De Baerdemaecker, Ghent (B).

SELECTED LIVE PERFORMANCES

BruthausGallery - Waregem (B) - Citadellic Ghent (B) – De Gele Zaal, Ghent (B) - Artixocla, Destelbergen (B) - Croxhapox, Ghent (B) – The Move, Arnhem (Nl) – CC De Schakel, Waregem (B) - CC De Spil, Roeselaere (B)  - Kunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij, Ghent (B) – CC Strombeek-Bever, Brussel (B) Johanneskirche/Academie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (G) - CC Ter Dilft, Bornem (B), SMAK, Ghent (B), Zeno X Storage, Antwerpen (B). Parasol Unit, Londen, (GB) - Bozar, Brussel (B), - Troubleyn, Antwerpen (B).  Trefpunt, Ghent (B), TIPA, Drongen  Zebrastraat, Ghent (B). Voorkamer, Lier (B). De Centrale, Ghent (B). CC NOVA,  Antwerpen (B).

In coöperation with; Michaël Borremans, Laura van en Andreas Brehmer (The Singing Painters), Eric Rottiers, Adriaan Verwée, Matthias Vandewiele, Zeger Vandenbussche, Dimitri Symoens, Bart Maris, Kristof Rosseeuw, Juan Carlos (o.a. Duo Penotti, Moker, MemazQuintet en La Sandunga), Tim Volckaert en Steve Schepens. Wim De Graeve, Lieven Declerck, Tsjok Declerck, Peter Jacquemin, Jordy Grognard, Rui Salgado en  Nan Ping Chang, etc.

 

PRIZES

2005 - Selected as alumnus by Philippe Van Cauteren, artistic director SMAK, Ghent (B) Young Artists, a exhibition in the Palmarium of University Ghent (B). 2014 – Selected for Watou

2014 – works in courtesy of Caldic Collection - Museum Voorlinden (NL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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