Patrick Van Caeckenbergh born in 1960 in Aalst (BE), lives and works in Sint-Kornelis-Horebeke (BE).Read More
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh attempts to reorder and re-map the world in a highly personal, but at the same time universal way. He distances himself from the known outside world and he pseudo-scientifically scrutinises his own life. His illusive collages and peculiar sculptures of figures and phenomena originate from a process of restructuring the everyday things. With little means, the artist incalculably creates assemblages that remind us of features of fables and fairytales. The binding factor in his oeuvre is the aspects of thinking and tinkering. Van Caeckenbergh wants to escape from the one-sided, limited, mechanical and technical methods of cultural behaviour and involves notions of coincidence and obscurity, typical for the way nature operates. His work is philosophical and critical of the social structure. Van Caeckenbergh is a dreamer, philosopher and brilliant thinker.
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh has had important solo-exhibitions at Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes (FR), La Maison Rouge, Paris (FR), FRAC PACA, Marseille (FR), Museum M, Leuven (BE), amongst others. In 2012 Van Caeckenbergh had a retrospective at the M Museum in Leuven. In September 2014 the artist participated in the Tai Pei Biennial. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions as the Venice Biennial in 1993 and 2013, Beating Around the Bush at Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL), Hors - Limites. L'art et la vie 1952-1994 at Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR), Manifesta 1 in Rotterdam (NL), Abracadabra at Tate Gallery, London (GB), the 5th Biennial of Lyon (FR), and For the Blind Man on view at ICA London (GB), MCA Detroit (US), De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (NL) and Culturgest, Lisbon (PT), amongst others.
His work can be found in several public collections amonst which Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (NL); Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (FR); FRAC Champagne-Ardenne/ Le Collège, Reims (FR), FRAC Languedoc-Rousillon, Montpellier (FR); FRAC du Limousin, Limoges (FR); FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (FR); FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille (FR); FRAC Orléans (FR); MUHKA, Antwerpen (BE); Musée des Beaux-Art de Nantes, Nantes (FR); Museum Middelheim, Antwerp (BE); Museum Overholland, Nieuwersluis (NL); SMAK, Ghent (BE) and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (USA).
Text courtesy Zeno X Gallery.
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