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Hans Theys


Hans Theys (Brussels, °1963) is a Belgian art critic and curator. He has written some thirty books on contemporary art and has published numerous essays, interviews and reviews in books, catalogues and magazines. He has curated 35 exhibitions. He teaches at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and Ghent.


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Art critic

All his writings are based on actual collaborations and interviews, not on other publications. They discuss the works of Marcel Broodthaers, Panamarenko, Bernd Lohaus, Luc Deleu & TOP Office, Walter Swennen, Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens, Ronald Ophuis, Michaël Borremans, Rein Dufait, Max Pinckers, Gauthier Oushoorn, Johan De Wilde, Johan Gustavsson, Aurélie Gravas, Manon Bara, Koen Delaere, Carole Vanderlinden, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Marianne Berenhaut, Guy Rombouts, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Walter Swennen, Manor Grunewald, Michiel Ceulers, Johan Creten, Philip Janssens, Damien De Lepeleire, Pascal Courcelles, Koen Deprez, Karl Philips, W. Vynck, Tamara Van San, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Robbin Heyker, Vaast Colson, Alexandra Dementieva, Griet Steyaert, Koen Deprez, Rachel Agnew, Nick Andrews, Boris Beaucarne, Fred Bervoets, Guillaume Bijl, Wouter Bolangier, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, Dirk Braeckman, Peter Buggenhout, Mil Ceulemans, David Claerbout, Johan Creten, Honoré ∂’0, Michael Dans, Franky DC, Delphine Deguislage, Raoul De Keyser, Edith Dekyndt, Ronny Delrue, Wim Delvoye, Danny Devos, Marlene Dumas, Filip Denis, Robert Devriendt, Nick Ervinck, Lionel Estève, Zoro Feigl, Michel Frère, gerlach en koop, Vincent Geyskens, Joris Ghekiere, Geert Goiris, Kati Heck, Hugo Heyrman, Philip Janssens, Jan Kempenaers, Ermias Kifleyesus, Viviane Klagsbrun, Wannes Lecompte, Bart Lodewijks, Emilio López-Menchero, Erwan Mahéo, Pol Matthé, Guy Mees, Selçuk Mutlu, Nadia Naveau, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Reniere & Depla, Gert Robijns, Gwendoline Robin, Peter Rogiers, Kurt Ryslavy, Lieven Segers, Timothy Segers, Olivier Stevenart, Tapta, Christophe Terlinden, Koen Theys, Dominique Thirion, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Louise Bourgeois, Luc Tuymans, Dennis Tyfus, Sarah Vanagt, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Rinus Van de Velde, Christian Van Haesendonck, Kris Vanhemelrijck, Philippe van Cutsem, Pieter Vermeersch, Alessandra Michelangelo, Alexandra Crouwers, Jan Van Imschoot, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Benjamin Verdonck, Angel Vergara, Leon Vranken, Willy Vynck, Freek Wambacq, Andy Wauman, Xiao Xia, Guy Ben-Ner, Mike Kelley, Loek Grootjans, Kasper Bosmans, Mekhitar Garabedian, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Tina Gillen, Bertrand Lavier, Freek Wambacq, Chistopher Wool, Frank Maes, Jan De Cock, Elisabeth Ida, Philippe Vandenberg, Berten Jaekers, Willem Jan Neutelings, Herman Van Ingelgem, James Lee Byars, Stefan Dreher, Pierre Droulers, Paul Hendrikse, Anne Daems, Ane Vester, Meschac Gaba, Monica Droste, Giacometti, Frank Auerbach, David de Tscharner, Nicolas Bourthoumieux, Gijs Milius, Doug Eynon, Sébastien Reuzé, Hendrik Heffinck, Joanna Wezyk, Klaus Pobitzer, Erwin Wurm, Odilon Pain, Orla Barry, Stijn Van Dorpe, Patrick Corillon, Paul Gees, Wim De Pauw, Paul Casaer, Els Vanden Meersch and others.


Books (selection)

Elly Strik. Oracle
Tornado Editions, Brussels, 2009

Ann Veronica Janssens. The Gliding Gaze
Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, 2003

Michel François. Carnet d’expositions 1999-2002
Ursula-Blickle-Stiftung Kraichtal, Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, Germany, 2002

Luc Deleu. La ville inadaptée
Éditions Écocart, Toulouse, France, 2001

Walter Swennen
M HKA, Antwerp, 1994

Panamarenko. Oeuvrecatalogus
Isy Brachot, Brussels, 1992


Curator

The exhibitions he organized included works by Marcel Broodthaers, Panamarenko, Bernd Lohaus, Luc Deleu & TOP Office, Walter Swennen, Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens, Ronald Ophuis, Michaël Borremans, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Rein Dufait, Max Pinckers, Gauthier Oushoorn, Johan De Wilde, Johan Gustavsson, David Claerbout, Damien De Lepeleire, Wim De Pauw, Philip Janssens, Gauthier Oushoorn, Alecia Pradolini, Dries Van Laethem, Tamara Van San, Jean-Georges Massart, Pierre Martens, Christophe Lezaire, Kasper Bosmans, Lola Lasurt, Pol Matthé, Guy Rombouts, Monica Droste, Marc Van Tichel, Athar Jaber, Nick Andrews, Manon Bara, Tine Colen, Vaast Colson, Pascal Courcelles, Sophie d’Ansembourg, Amélie de Brouwer, Vincent Geyskens, Aurélie Gravas, Manor Grunewald, Ermias Kifleyesus, Viviane Klagsbrun, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Reniere & Depla, Kurt Ryslavy, Dennis Tyfus, Carole Vanderlinden, Jan Van Imschoot, Veroniek Van Samang, Luc Deleu & TOP Office, Bernd Lohaus, Saori Kuno, Sarah De Wilde, Wouter Straetmans, Guy Van den Heule, Aaron Harris, Sofie van Crimpen, Sharon Van Overmeiren, Elise Geijsels, Frederik van Remoortere, Karolien Chromiak, Marijke Aerts, Yentl Noppen, Liesje Vangeneugden, Sarah Hendrickx, Niels Geybels, Heiderose Mohr, Sharon Lichtfeld, Liesje Delaet, Liesbeth Doms, Cami Caubergh, Magdalene Kmiecik, Michelle Cypers, Jasper Hoovers, gerlach en koop, Audrey Cottin, Christian Van Haesendonck, Michel François, Guy Rombouts, Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu, Michiel D'Hont, Bieke Goovaerts, Thomas Grödal, An Sofie Guilbert, Lien Huwels, Ingrid Leonard, Kim Le Bruyn, Thomas Verstraeten, Filip Denis, Dirk Braeckman, Peter Buggenhout, Koen Theys, Didier Vermeiren, Raoul De Keyser, Donald Judd, Joseph Beuys, Bruce Nauman, Thierry De Cordier, Alona Harpaz, Pia Dehne, Kati Heck, Andre Lehman, Kirsten Lampert, Maureen Gallace, Dorothy Iannone, Marilyn Minter, Mary Heilman, Esther Stocker, Cindy Wright, Annick Lizein, Ellen De Meutter, Tina Gillen, Bart Lodewijks, Julia Wlodkowski, Nathalie Guilmot, Herman Van Ingelgem, Fia Cielen, Bart Lodewijks, Lieven Segers, Stijn Van Dorpe, Leon Vranken, Boris Beaucarne, Philip Catherine, Geert Goiris, Jürgen Ots, Yu-Sheng Ho, Austin Shull, Danny Devos, Fanny Zaman, Tomas Boiy, Christophe Terlinden, Dimitri Vangrunderbeek, Boy en Erik Stappaerts, Lode Geens, Anne Daems, Kenneth Andrew Mroczek, Xiao Xia, Joaquim Pereira Eires, Jan Kempenaers, Clarina Bezzola, Andy Wauman, Machteld Bernaert, Lucia Bru, Ane Vester, Nadia Naveau, Céline Felga, Erwan Maheo, Martin Maloney, Wouter Bolangier, Fred Bervoets, Kris Vanhemelrijck, Chris Straetling, Harry Heirmans, Giles Thomas, Roel Jacobs, Lionel Estève, Robert Suermondt, Michel Frère, Francis Jacoby, Teatske Burgerjon, Paul Casaer, Tim Knapen, Lara Dhondt, Idriz Jossa, Rik Wouters, Freek Wambacq, Sophie Nys, Nico Dockx, Reinaart Vanhoe, Lara Dhondt, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Yoko Enoki, Nele Tas, Nicolas Baeyens, Yokochi Hironobu, Tom Liekens, Caroline Coolen, Riaan Van Jaarsveldt, Steven Elsen, Hans Wuyts, Peter Lemmens, Harm Hajonides, Anouk Awa, Mirelle van Beers, Tanja Bol, Sebastiaan Dijk, Sanne Evertz, Jeroen Fransen, Gert Gortemaker, Linda vd Heijden, Simone Hooymans, Marianne Louwerse, Evelyne Montens, Maartje Tuynman, Leon Vranken, Hans Wuyts, Olivier Stévenart, Orla Barry, Guillaume Bijl, Franky DC, Els Dietvorst, Wein van den Broucke, Christoph Fink, Willem Oorebeek, Gerry Smith, Michael Van den Abeele, Philippe van Cutsem, Richard Venlet, Angel Vergara, Leo Copers, Romy Finke and Joëlle Tuerlinckx.


Exhibitions (selection)

Krasj 3
David Claerbout, Rik De Boe, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Koen De Decker, Panamarenko, Karl Philips, Max Pinckers, Els Vanden Meersch, Rinus Van de Velde and others
City of Ninove, 3 September – 2 October 2016

The Gunshot
Nick Andrews, Manon Bara, Kasper Bosmans, Tine Colen, Vaast Colson, Pascal Courcelles, Sophie d’Ansembourg, Amélie de Brouwer, Damien De Lepeleire, Rein Dufait, Vincent Geyskens, Aurélie Gravas, Manor Grunewald, Philip Janssens, Ermias Kifleyesus, Viviane Klagsbrun, Pol Matthé, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Ronald Ophuis, Reniere & Depla, Guy Rombouts, Kurt Ryslavy, Walter Swennen, Dennis Tyfus, Carole Vanderlinden, Jan Van Imschoot, Veroniek Van Samang, Tamara Van San
Marion De Cannière, June-July 2013

XANADU ! The collection of S.M.A.K. presented by Hans Theys
With works by David Claerbout, Dirk Braeckman, Peter Buggenhout, Koen Theys, Damien De Lepeleire, Panamarenko, Walter Swennen, Bernd Lohaus, Ann Veronica Janssens, Didier Vermeiren, Marcel Broodthaers, Raoul De Keyser, Luc Deleu & TOP Office, Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, Thierry De Cordier, Johan De Wilde, Tamara Van san, Joseph Beuys. In collaboration with Mu.ZEE, Ostend and M HKA, Antwerp. Assisted by Dirk Pauwels and Tamara Van San.
S.M.A.K., 2 July - 19 September 2010

For Your Eyes Only
Alona Harpaz, Pia Dehne, Kati Heck, Andre Lehman, Kirsten Lampert, Viviane Klagsbrun, Maureen Gallace, Dorothy Iannone, Marilyn Minter, Mary Heilman, Esther Stocker, Cindy Wright, Annick Lizein, Ellen De Meutter, Tina Gillen
De Markten, Brussels, 22 April - 25 May 2010

Over spoken, monsters, flesgeesten en andere scheve verschijningen
Ann Veronica Janssens, Bart Lodewijks, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Bernd Lohaus, Damien De Lepeleire, Dirk Braeckman, Elly Strik, gerlach en koop, Johan De Wilde, Julia Wlodkowski, Kati Heck, Nadia Naveau, Nathalie Guilmot, Raoul De Keyser, Rein Dufait, Ronald Ophuis, Walter Swennen, Tamara Van San
Project Space 1646, The Hague, The Netherlands, 6 - 25 February 2010

The Moss Gathering Tumbleweed Experience (An eleven months lasting, bifurcating, growing show)
Leon Vranken, Damien De Lepeleire, Boris Beaucarne, Koen Deprez, Philip Catherine, Geert Goiris, Panamarenko (Afwasbak), Jürgen Ots, Bernd Lohaus, Philip Janssens, Yu-Sheng Ho, Austin Shull, Danny Devos, Fanny Zaman, Dennis Tyfus, Tomas Boiy, Michel François, Christophe Terlinden, Ann Veronica Janssens, Walter Swennen, Dimitri Vangrunderbeek, Boy en Erik Stappaerts, Luc Deleu & TOP Office, Viviane Klagsbrun, Tim Segers, Lode Geens, Guy Rombouts, Anne Daems, Kenneth Andrew Mroczek, Xiao Xia, Joaquim Pereira Eires, Lieven Segers, Jan Kempenaers, Clarina Bezzola, Andy Wauman, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Machteld Bernaert, Lucia Bru, Ane Vester, Nadia Naveau, Céline Felga, Erwan Maheo, Martin Maloney, Pol Matthé, Vaast Colson, Wouter Bolangier, Fred Bervoets, Kris Vanhemelrijck, Marc Van Tichel, Chris Straetling, Harry Heirmans, Giles Thomas, Roel Jacobs, Lionel Estève, Robert Suermondt, Filip Denis, Christian Van Haesendonck, W. Vynck, gerlach en koop, Olivier Stévenart, Tamara Van San, Koen Theys, Monica Droste, Michel Frère, Francis Jacoby, Teatske Burgerjon, Paul Casaer, Tim Knapen, Lara Dhondt, Idriz Jossa, Rik Wouters
Nicc, Antwerp, 25 February - 31 December, Galeria Klerkx, Milano, May 2007, Lokaal 01, Breda, The Netherlands, September 2007. Assisted by Ruth Loos

Small Stuff Three (Meeting Bernd Lohaus)
Bernd Lohaus, Vaast Colson, Lieven Segers, Pol Matthé, Freek Wambacq, Sophie Nys, Tamara Van San, Nico Dockx, Kati Heck, Reinaart Vanhoe, Andy Wauman, Lara Dhondt, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Stijn Van Dorpe, Yoko Enoki, Nele Tas, Nicolas Baeyens, Yokochi Hironobu, Tom Liekens, Nick Andrews, Caroline Coolen, Philip Janssens, Tim Segers, Lode Geens, Riaan Van Jaarsveldt, Steven Elsen, Leon Vranken, Hans Wuyts, Peter Lemmens, Tomas Boiy, Nadia Naveau, Céline Felga, Ilke De Vries, Geert Saman, Jürgen Ots, Paul Hendrikse, Dennis Tyfus, Damien De Lepeleire, Ann Veronica Janssens, Guy Rombouts, Philippe Van Snick, Kris Vanhemelrijck, Walter Swennen, Harm Hajonides, Mark Van Tichel, Kenneth Andrew Mroczek
Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, 9 September - 30 October 2007; Museum Felix De Boeck, Drogenbos, 9 September - 7 October 2007 and Frankveld, Beersel, 9 September 2007 - 31 December 2010

One By One (A five months lasting exhibition evolving in three episodes, each introduced by an opening)
Vaast Colson, Olivier Stévenart, Paul Hendrikse, Damien De Lepeleire, Ann Veronica Janssens
Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, September 2004 – January 2005

Small Stuff New York
Orla Barry, Guillaume Bijl, Leo Copers, Anne Daems, Franky DC, Luc Deleu, Filip Denis, Els Dietvorst, Monica Droste, Christoph Fink, Romy Finke, Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens, Viviane Klagsbrun, Bernd Lohaus, Panamarenko, Guy Rombouts, Walter Swennen, Koen Theys, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Michael Van den Abeele, Wein van den Broucke, Richard Venlet, Angel Vergara
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, October - November 1999

Small Stuff I
Orla Barry, Guillaume Bijl, Leo Copers, Anne Daems, Franky DC, Luc Deleu, Filip Denis, Els Dietvorst, Monica Droste, Christoph Fink, Romy Finke, Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens, Viviane Klagsbrun, Bernd Lohaus, Panamarenko, Guy Rombouts, Walter Swennen, Koen Theys, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Michael Van den Abeele, Wein van den Broucke, Richard Venlet, Angel Vergara
Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, June - July 1999