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Stijn Ank

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19.2009 , 2009 Plaster, Iron, Acrylic 113 X 33 X 22 Cm © Courtesy Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin-Singapore
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37.2013, 2013 Plaster, Iron, Acrylic 75 X 58 X 47 Cm / 29,53 X 22,83 X 18,5 in © Courtesy of the artist & The Galerie Michael Janssen
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diSTANCES, Installation view © Courtesy Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin-Singapore
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'Stijn Ank-Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012 © Courtesy of the Artist and S.M.A.K.
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'Stijn Ank-Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012 © Courtesy of the Artist and S.M.A.K.
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'Stijn Ank-Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012 © Courtesy of the Artist and S.M.A.K.
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'Stijn Ank-Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012 © Courtesy of the Artist and S.M.A.K.
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'Stijn Ank-Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012 © Courtesy of the Artist and S.M.A.K.
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26.2011 CIAP , 2011 Plaster, Iron, Acrylic 72 X 50 X 11 Cm © Stijn Ank
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30.2011 CIAP , 2011 Plaster, Iron, Acrylic 107 X 50 X 30 Cm © Stijn Ank
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32.2011 CIAP, 2011 Plaster, Iron, Acrylic 100 X 77 X 58 Cm © Stijn Ank
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35.2013 , 2013 Plaster, Iron, Acrylic 172 X 94 X 34 Cm © Courtesy Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin-Singapore
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Belgium
Birth year
1977
Lives in
Brussels, Belgium
Works in
Brussels, Belgium
Representing galleries
Tags
sculpture
Statement

Stijn Ank °1977 (BE)

The entire body of work Stijn Ank has created until now can be considered as an intense, extensive and impassionate research into the various ways in which contemporary sculpture can be possibly defined or, rather, redefined in relation to its surrounding space.

The hypothetical, non-referential nature of the works resulting from this distinct method led the artist to the evident choice of simply numbering them chronologically, thus confirming the radical choice of letting them exist in a pure, autonomous way and deftly avoiding the many traps the legacy of postmodernism has left us with.

CV

Exhibitions

Solo

2014 'Stijn Ank - Vector' - Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg (LU)
Curated by Kevin Muhlen & Christine Walentiny (Feb 3 - April 27) link
2014 'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' - Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin (DE) (Feb 1 - March 15)
2012 'Stijn Ank - Interval' - S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE)
Curated by Thomas Caron (June 23 - Oct 28) link
2011 'Stijn Ank' - CIAP art center, Hasselt (BE) (Dec 3 - Jan 15)
2007 'Stijn Ank' - CCHA Gallery, Hasselt (BE) (March 3- April 9)
2006 'Stijn Ank' - Galerie Jan Colle, Ghent (BE) (March 1 - April 10)

Group

2013 'I could have lived here' - M-Museum, Leuven (BE) (June 8 - Aug 25)
2012 'Facade' - Netwerk art center, Aalst (BE) (Sept 22 - Nov 18) link
2012 'Efemeer' - Museum van Deinze en Leiestreek, Deinze (BE) (July 1 - Oct 7)
2011 'Group 1' - Entrepot Fictief, Ghent (BE), curated by Bert De Geyter (Oct 7 - Oct 31)
2011 'Benefit Show & Auction' - Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle (BE) (Aug 1 - Sept 3)
2011 'Ename Actueel - Sediment' - Provincial Archeological Museum, Ename (BE)
Curated by Hans Martens (Aug 27 – Oct 16)
2010 'Public Private Painting' - Provincial Museum of Modern Art - Mu.ZEE, Ostend (BE) (Oct 9 – Jan 9)
2010 'Open Studio' - organised by Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle (BE) (July 11)
2010 'Group 5' - Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (BE) (March 29 – May 16)
2010 'Chipka - Prototypes' - Netwerk, Aalst (BE) (Jan 13 – April 4)
2009 'Folding' - Witte Zaal, Ghent (BE), curated by Guy Mouton (Sept 24 – Oct 31) pdf
2007 'La jeune création belge' - La Pommerie, Saint Sétiers (FR) (Aug 1 – Aug 31)
2007 'Jamal's Poets Cafe' - Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE) (Jan 8 - March 21)
2007 'Antigone' - National Theatre, Ghent (BE) (Jan 3 – March 16)
2006 'Jette–Sur–Mer' - Atelier 340 Museum, Brussels (BE) (June 10 - Sept 10)
2006 'A-parckunst' - Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (BE) (June 7 -June 19)

Books / catalogues

Publications / texts

2012 'Stijn Ank: Folding'
Domus Magazine, December, Milan (IT) - Text by Fabrizia Vecchione link
2012 'Artist Stijn Ank turns room angels into geometric sculptures'
Surface Magazine, July/Aug, New York (USA) - Text by Rebecca Hart
2012 'Stijn Ank - Interval'
Book Interview 'Stijn Ank - Interval' S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE) - Interview by Thomas Caronpdf
2012 'Stijn Ank in de kunst nu-ruimte van het S.M.A.K.'
‹H›art nr. 99, Antwerp (BE) - Text by Isabelle De Baets
2012 'Inspirerende Leiebochten'
De Morgen 28/04/2012, Brussel (BE)
2011 'Stijn Ank in CIAP, Hasselt'
‹H›art nr. 90, Antwerp (BE) - Text by Christine Vuegen
2011 'Dwarsdoorsnede van een jonge generatie'
‹H›art nr. 86, Antwerp (BE) - Text by Inge Braeckman
2011 'De keuze van Sam Steverlynck'
Kunstbeeld nr.10-2011, Diemen (NL)
2011 'Sediment: de betere zomer-expo in Ename'
Knack nr.39-2011, Brussel (BE) - Text by Luk Lambrecht
2011 'MDD zet jonge kunstenaars op de kaart'
De Morgen 31/08/2011, Brussel (BE)
2011 'Stijn ANK, koorddanser tussen architectuur en sculptuur'
Waterschoenen, Aalst (BE) – Text by Gustaaf Vander Biest
2010 Catalogue 'PPP, Public Private Painting'
Mu.Zee, Oostende (BE) – Text by Phillipe Van Den Bossche
2010 'Het eiland Chipka"
‹H›art, nr.72, Antwerp (BE)
2010 'Stijn Ank – Folding'
Laa, Brussels (BE) – Text by Jean Stillemans
2009 'Stijn Ank – Prototypes'
PdB-printing, Ninove (BE) – Text by Thomas Claus
2007 'La jeune création belge'
Le Guide, nr.13, Limoges (FR)
2006 'Stijn Ank'
‹H›art, nr.4, Antwerp (BE) – Text by Anne-Marie Poels