Heidi Voet
Lives and works in Brussels and Taipei.

Heidi Voet’s multidisciplinary practice is informed by her transcultural experience of both residing in Europe and Asia and offers a critical approach on cultural conventions and belief systems, modes of production in consumer society and the artist studio, and the ubiquitous experience of time. The central concern of Heidi Voet’s oeuvre is the contrasting registers of time that shape the present. The immediacy and fleeting nature of popular culture and everyday commodities – plastic watches, magazines, fruit and vegetables – that are among her unexpected media, place her work in a critical relationship with today’s globalized culture. Combined in assemblages that draw on arts, crafts, historical artefacts and myths from diverse cultures, Voet nimbly folds the past into the present.

The apparent simplicity of their form belies their highly crafted, and often labour intensive, production – a further register of relative time and value – recurs throughout her practice. Acutely aware of her works historical and cultural context, Heidi Voet places the materials and processes within an intricate network of associations in her “thoughts turned form”. Through this playful approach she directs our attention to pressing issues of social inequity, imperialism, and other affects under globalization. Favouring conundrum, absurdity and contradiction as its means, Heidi Voet consistently provokes a reappraisal of today’s complex and relative social conditions.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions / Projects


PARKLIFE, groupshow, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW)
from 20 October to 30 November 2017

booklaunch Ghost of a girl, Domein Raversyde, Oostende (B)
10 December 2017
details and program will be announced soon

Solo Exhibitions / Projects

500 years, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei (TW), 2016
500 years, BANK, Shanghai (CN), 2015
As far as I can see, curated by Leo Xu projects, MCM, Shanghai (CN), 2014
Can the maker repair what he makes, Salon Blanc, Oostende (B), 2013
Is six afraid of seven, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (CN), 2011
If I was beautiful. If I had the time., Kasteel Beauvoorde (B), 2010
Endless Lightness, curated by Ronald Van de Sompel, FLACC, Genk (B), 2009
Cool, Sweet & drill holes, IT Park, Taipei (TW), 2008
Happy Next Year, OneTwenty Gallery, Ghent (B), 2007
The Joker, Beauty Room, Paris (F), 2006
Present Perfect Tension, Sint-Lukas gallery, Brussels (B), 2005
Islet, CCNOA, Brussels (B), 2001
(levende lijven.), Netwerkgalerij, Aalst (B), 1996

Group Exhibitions

2017

How beautiful it is and easily it can be broken, curated by Wim Lambrecht, S.M.A.K., Ghent (B)
Now is the summer of our (dis)content, BANK, Shanghai, (CN)
Living in Dreams, curated by Frank Koolen and Els Fiers, De Bondt, Bruges (B)

2016

Why not ask again? The 11th Shanghai Biennale, curated by Raqs Media Collective, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (CN)
The Morality Reflex, curated by Heidi Ballet, Contemporary Art Center CAC, Vilnius (LT)
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, curated by Liu Xiao, Xu Jia and Assadour Markarov, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou (CN)
Private tag, curated by Hendrik Tratsaert and Isabelle De Baets,
Domein Raversyde, Ostend (B)

2015

7+1, curated by Martina Koppel-Yang, CIGB, Beijing (CN)
Vive le Capital, curated by Christophe Draeger and Xin Wang, BANK, Shanghai (CN)
Aandacht! Aandacht!, de Warande, Turnhout (B)
Balance Sheets, curated by Kit Hammonds, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
Aandacht! Aandacht, C-Mine, Genk (B)

2014

DECORUM, carpets and tapestries from artists, curated by Anne Dressen and Gong Yan, Powerstation of Art, Shanghai (CN)
Art of living, curated by Zhou Tiehai and MABsociety, Jing An Kerry Center, Shanghai (CN)
Spoor 9, curated by SecondRoom and Lokaal01, Central Station, Antwerp (B)
Art in the city, K11, Shanghai (CN)
Another dream, Another sense, Another Mind, Law faculty Library, KULeuven, Leuven (B)
PO(r)TION, curated by Josef Ng, L’Avenue, Shanghai (CN)

2013

Revel, MOCA, Shanghai (CN)
Laowai Allegorist/Antagonist, BANK Art Space, Shanghai (CN)
Neo Povera, L&M Arts, curated by Harmony Murphy, Los Angeles (USA)
Lounge #2, Le Clougoff, curated by Philippe Bream, Private house, Brussels (B)
Does Europe matter, Vitamin creative space/The Pavillion, curated by Jun Yang , Beijing (CN)
Found in translation, curated by Emmanuel Lambion in collaboration with Nathalie Guiot & Thalie Art Project, collector’s house, Brussels (B)
The Critical Fundamentals of Europe, Goethe Institut, Brussels (B)

2012

What is it about the end of the world that makes it so appealing?, V Art Center, Shanghai (CN)
Very Fun Park, Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei (TW)
Everyday, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (CN)

2011

Nachtauslage, Galerie Lena Bruening, curated by Susanne Prinz, Berlin (DE)
The Couple Show, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (CN)
No Government No Cry, curated by Kendell Geers, c.i.a.p., Hasselt (B)

2010

This Modern World? An art as billboard project, curated by Mathieu Borysevicz, Cool Docks, Shanghai (CN)
Shifting definitions, OV Gallery, Shanghai (CN)

2009

Fantastic Illusions, curated by Christophe Dejaeger and Art Yan, Buda Art Center, Kortrijk (B)
Time to destination, curated by Ronald Van de Sompel, Komplot at Zennestraat 17, Brussels (B)
Jeugdzonde, over opus een en min een, Hedah Center for Contemporary Art, Maastricht (NL)
Fantastic Illusions, curated by Art Yan and Christophe Dejaeger, MOCA, Shanghai (CN)
International Photo Festival 2009, Knokke-Heist (B)

2008

Un-Scene, curated by Dirk Snauwaert, Devrim Bayar and Charles Grohy, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels (B)
Artlab/ Artificial Nature, curated by Alicia Framis, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai (CN)
Cuesta, Contemporary Art in Tielt, Tielt (B)
Markiezin zkt. Kunst, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek (B)
Intrude: Art & Life 366, curated by Biljana Ciric, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (CN)

2007

Multi/Plier, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, curated by Edith Doove, Brussels (B)
Versus IV, Maegdendaele, Oudenaarde (B)
SecondRoom @ W139, Amsterdam (NL)
Storm op Komst, de Warande, Turnhout (B)
Remote/ Control, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai (CN)

2006

hereisthere, Budafest, Kortrijk (B)
Freestate, curated by Hendrik Tratsaert and Lieven Van Den Abeele, Old Military Hospital, Ostend (B)
Borderline Video Festival, Beijing (CN)

2005

Kunst & Zwalm, Zwalm (B)
Les Ventinelles, Anglet (F)
Hier/Anderswo, Kunstpanorama, Luzerne (CH)

2004

The square root of Memory, curated by Filip Luyckx, Huis Van Winckel, Dendermonde (B)
The resistance of Ether, Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst (B)

2003

Wanderlust, with Freek Wambacq and Gabriel Lester, Dansaert 182, Brussels (B)
Boobytrap, kunsthuis Syb, Beetsterzwaag (NL)
Bisoncaravan, Aarhuskunstmuseum, Aarhus (DK)

2002

Staal/made in Belgium, curated by Paul Lagring, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot (F)
Young Artists, curated by Filip Luyckx, Sint-Lukas gallery, Brussels (B)
A haunted house of Art, curated by Gabriel Lester, Outline, Amsterdam (NL)

1999

Illusion/Free Space/Forever young, N.I.C.C., curated by Gert Robijns and Fransesca Lesak, Antwerp (B)