Luc Tuymans Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Luc Tuymans
Still Life


Oil on Canvas

347 x 500cm
Exposing the gap between represented image and historical event, Luc Tuymans’s paintings delve into the inner workings of how mythology is created. The reality of Luc Tuymans’s work is almost ’twee’, pleasing images of a lampshade or leopard-skin rug pass quite comfortably as aesthetic totems; it’s only their cognitive association with the Holocaust, or atrocities of the Belgian Congo, that encapsulates the true banality of evil - the unspeakable horror in a teacup, the monstrous potential of an empty bath. Luc Tuymans’s paintings consciously fall desperately short of the iconic, becoming vestiges posed as counterfeit emblems for that which cannot be conveyed.

Still Life is a monument to this inadequacy of language. Made initially for the 2002 Documenta, Luc Tuymans was expected to present paintings of images relating to 9/11 to coincide with the exhibition’s theme of political and social engagement. What he decided to show was a giant still life. The sheer scale makes the contemplation of this painting almost impossible: a vast canvas representing an absolute nothingness. Luc Tuymans chose the subject of still life precisely because it was utterly unremarkable; a generic ’brand’ of ’object’ rendered to immense scale; it is banality expanded to the extreme. The simplicity of Luc Tuymans’s composition alludes to a pure and uninterrupted world order; the ephemeral light, with which the canvas seems to glow, places it as an epic masterpiece of metaphysical and spiritual contemplation. In response to unimaginable horror, Luc Tuymans offers the sublime. A gaping magnitude of impotency, which neither words nor paintings could ever express.
Luc Tuymans


Oil on Canvas

224 x 116cm
If media images inadequately depict the horrors of reality, then Luc Tuymans’s paintings are even more disturbingly detached. Often taking his imagery from published photos (of war, violence, subjugation), the paintings are the antithesis of this historic iconography: dull tones, vague, nondescript scenes, stripped of emotional propaganda.

Maypole suggests only the mistiest remnants of a memory: men in lederhosen raising a mast (Cross?), with flags waving in the distance, they could be scouts, pioneers, morris dancers or Hitler Youth. Though it’s painted with the faded language of nostalgia, Maypole is strangely empty: void of sympathy or moral, Luc Tuymans renders a scene twice-removed, making it impulsively human. Without context of history or source, the viewer is left to engage with the painting on a purely instinctive level; being drawn into the evils of history, he adopts his own role as a silent and willing observer.
Luc Tuymans


Oil on Canvas

223 x 243cm
Luc Tuymans paints the indescribable. His dark muted scenes seem vaguely familiar, distant, like haunting memories. Drawing his inspiration from grand themes, Luc Tuymans taps into a universal social guilt: from the Holocaust, or imperialism, to child abuse. By minimalising his images, he creates a raw emotion through paint; each painting linking spiritually, somehow instinctively, to the rest.

Within is a tranquil vermin metaphor for contamination and disease. A close-up detail of a birdcage, this painting more than conveys feelings of hopelessness and isolation: through its sheer size and potency, it literally traps the viewer, swallowing him into a prison of collective consciousness.
Luc Tuymans


Oil on Canvas

128 x 156cm
Luc Tuymans’s pigeons bop in dumb disarray. Dirty and disease-ridden, they’re a strangely curious mob, a metaphoric stand-in for ourselves. Painted in the muted tones of history, Luc Tuymans offers a chilling ultimate truth about humankind. He makes a cold comedy of a terrifying thought.
Luc Tuymans


Oil on Canvas

57 x 30cm
Ritual and tradition play a large part in Luc Tuymans’s work, drawing on the solace in repetition, the blind faith of unquestioned custom. Taken from a funerary tribute photo, the type of memento circulated to grieving loved ones in Luc Tuymans’s native Belgium, Portrait is an image of both commemoration and inconsequence. The woman’s melancholic expression and sickly pallor serve less as a reminder of a vibrant life, than a lingering forbearance of death; her cherished memory a mere ghost - faded and shrinking, as if she never was. Only her black dress and glasses remain, sinister and anonymous props, lonely relics without sentiment or intimacy.

Luc Tuymans's Biography

Luc Tuymans
Born in 1958, Mortsel, Belgium
Lives and works in Antwerp


Retratos y Vegetación, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
The Twenty Seventh of January Two Thousand and Eleven, Zeno X gallery, Antwerp

Corporate, David Zwirner, New York
Luc Tuymans: Selected Editions, BeLa Editions Gallery, Brussels
Luc Tuymans in Dallas Collections, Dallas Museum of Art

Luc Tuymans, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Luc Tuymans: Against the Day, Wiels Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels

Forever, The Management of Magic, David Zwirner, New York
Luc Tuymans: The Occupied Heart, Galleri Star/Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen,

Ende, Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany
I Don’t Get It, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Les Revenants, Zeno X Gallery and Zeno X Storage, Antwerp
Luc Tuymans: Retrospective, Műcsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest

Luc Tuymans: Dusk/Penumbra, Museu Serralves, Porto
Portraits: 1975-2003, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva
Restoration, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo

Les cinq anneaux, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
Les Gilles de Binche, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Luc Tuymans: Druckgrafik, Kunstmuseum Bern
Luc Tuymans: The Go-Between, Compton Verney House, Warwickshire, England
Proper, David Zwirner, New York

Luc Tuymans, Display Room 2, Saatchi Gallery, London
Luc Tuymans, Tate Modern, London
Tracing, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

The Arena, Kunstverein Hannover
Curtains: Reconstitution, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Auvergne, Clermont-
Ferrand, France
Display, Helsingin Taidehalli, Helsinki
Fortune, David Zwirner, New York
The Rumor: Monoprints, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York

Niks, Zeno X Storage, Antwerp
Wandmalerei, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

Mwana Kitoko: Beautiful White Man, Belgian Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale: Plateau of
Humankind, Venice
Raoul De Keyser, Luc Tuymans, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
The Rumour, White Cube, London
Signal, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Insolence, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
Luc Tuymans: Sincerely, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Mwana Kitoko: Beautiful White Man, David Zwirner, New York
The Promise, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Undetermined, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo

The Passion, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
The Passion, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
The Purge: Luc Tuymans, Schilderijen/Bilder/Paintings 1991-1998, Bonnefantenmuseum,
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Splendid Isolation, White Cube, London

Delayed, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
Der Architekt, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin
Privacy: Luc Tuymans, Miroslaw Balka, Museu Serralves, Porto
Security, David Zwirner, New York

Illegitimate, Zeno X Gallery Antwerp
Ons Geluk/Our Fortune: One Year’s Presentation of Luc Tuymans and Dany Devos, Breydelstraat
5, Antwerp
Premonition: Works on paper, Kunstmuseum Bern

The Heritage, David Zwirner, New York
Necklace, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

The Agony, Galerie Foksal, Warsaw
Blow Up: Luc Tuymans, Schilderijen/Paintings 1985-1995, De Pont Foundation for Contemporary
Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Francis Picabia and Luc Tuymans: Paintings, David Zwirner, New York
Heimat, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
Heimat, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Le Verdict, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva
Luc Tuymans: Paintings 1978-1993, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia

At Random, Zeno X gallery, Antwerp
Indelible Evidence, Galerie Erika und Otto Friedrich, Bern
Superstition, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
University of Chicago; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Superstition, David Zwirner, New York
Superstition: At Random, Portikus, Frankfurt

Intolerance, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Luc Tuymans, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Luc Tuymans, Kabinett für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany
Luc Tuymans, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany

Der diagnostische Blick, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Luc Tuymans, Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern
Repulsion, Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Cologne

Disenchantment/Ontchoocheling, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Luc Tuymans, Le Creux de l’Enfer, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Thiers, France

Luc Tuymans, Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostend, Belgium
Luc Tuymans, Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent
Schilderijen, 1978-1989, Plateau, Brussels
Suspended, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Tekeningen/Works on Paper, Schouwburg Galerij, Rotterdam

A Place in the Sun, Ruimte Morguen, Antwerp
Zimmer Frei, Ruimte Morguen, Antwerp

Josefine c’est pas ma femme, Ruimte Morguen, Antwerp

Belgian Art Review, Palais des Thermes/Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgium


Collection XXVII: East from 4/24, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Contemporary Collecting: The Judith Neisser Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
Poland-Germany: A 1000 Years of Art and History, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Act V: Power Alone, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Act VII: Of Facts and Fables, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Babel, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Célébration, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago
Fokus Lodz Biennale 2010, Muzeum Miasta Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Just Love Me: Regard Sur Une Collection Privée, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg
UltraMegaLore, Modemuseum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
(when will they finally see) The Power of Drawing, Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp

Absence is the Highest Form of Presence, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings
Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Fading, Museum van Elsene, Brussels
For the Use of Those Who See, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Galaxy: A Hundred or So Stars Visible to the Naked Eye, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley,California
Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Private Universes, Dallas Museum of Art

Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Der eigene Weg: Perspektiven belgischer Kunst/Doing It My Way: Perspectives in Belgian Art,
Museum Küppersmuhle für Moderne Kunst, Duisberg, Germany
Die Hände der Kunst, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Eric Fischl, James Turrell, Luc Tuymans, and their printer Peter Kneubühler, Graphische
Sammlung der ETH Zürich
Faces and Figures(Revisited), Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
The Gallery, David Zwirner, New Work
Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art, The museum of Modern Art, New York
Honorons Honoré, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
Involved, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
Lost Paradise: Der Blick des Engels, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
Made in Munich, Haus der Kunst, Munich
NoLeftovers, Kunsthalle Bern
Passageworks: Contemporary Art from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
PopEye: The Art of Music , the Music of Art, Oude Gevangenis, Hasselt, Belgium
Regarde de tous tes yeux, regarde: L’art contemporain de Georges Perec, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Nantes, Nantes, France
Verkommene Söhne: Mißratene Töchter: 1978-1982, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

A travers le miroir (le secret): Oeuvres de FRAC Auvergne, Ecuries-Musée d’Art et d’Archéologie
d’Aurillac, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Cadeaux d’amis: Een homage aan Jan Hoet, Universiteit Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
Critical Mass: 20 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern, Die Sammlung, Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern
De Cirkel, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium
Doppelgänger: The Double of Reality, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Eyes Wide Open: New to the Stedelijk Museum & The Monique Zajfen Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art
I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton in Contemporary Art, Cheim & Read, New York
MARTa schweigt - Garde le Silence, le Silence te Gardera, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Old School, Hauser & Wirth, London
The Painting of Modern Life, The Hayward Gallery, London
Painting Now! Back to Figuration, Kunsthal Rotterdam
Scenes and Sequences: Peter Blum Edition, New York, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Slow, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Speeltijd/Play Time, Koninklijk Atheneum Berchem, Antwerp
A Story of the Image: Visual Art as Visual Culture, part of the JUBILEE 20 years at MuHKA exhibition at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp; Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
Wako Works of Art: 15 Years, Part II, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
What is Painting? Contemporary Art From the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Works on Paper, Zeno X Gallery and Zeno X Storage, Antwerp

25 Years at Zeno X Gallery, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Africa Remix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Back to the Figure/Zurück zur Figur, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
Dark, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Diagnose (Kunst): Die Medizin im Spiegel der zeitgenössische Kunst/Contemporary Art Reflecting
Medicine, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
Essential Painting, National Museum of Art, Osaka
Extremities: Flemish art in Vladivostok, Museum Artetage, Vladivostok
Imagination Becomes Reality V: Crossroads, Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte
Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
Leeftijdgenoten, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium
Nichts, Nothing, Nada, Rien, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Os anos 80: Uma topologia/The 80s: A Topology, Museu Serralves, Porto
Out of Time: A Contemporary View, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Politische Wahrheiten, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Spurensuche: Vergessen und Erinnern in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Street: Behind the Cliché, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Tokyo Blossoms: Deutsche Bank Collection Meets Zaha Hadid, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Une simple question de temps: Conversation entre les collections du FRAC Auvergne et du Musée
Crozatier, Musée Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay, France
Von der Abwesenheit des Lagers: Reflexionen zeitgenössischer Kunst zur Aktualität des Erinnerns, Kunsthaus Dresden
Vous êtes ici, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
We Humans are Free: From the Collection of S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst,Ghent
Twenty-first Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Where Are We Going? Selections from the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Collectiepresentatie XIII - LUZ, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Drawing from the Modern: 1975-2005, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Early Work, David Zwirner, New York
Monopolis - Antwerpen, Witte de With, Rotterdam
(My private) Heroes, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Pijn/La douleur/Pain, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent
Shadow Play: Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art, an homage to Hans Christian Andersen,
Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Slow Art: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Flandern und den Niederlanden/Dutch and Flemish
Contemporary Art, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Soul: Bezielde Kunst/Inspired Art, Grootseminarie, Bruges, Belgium
The Triumph of Painting: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition of the Saatchi Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London
Visionair België/La Belgique visionnaire. C’est arrivé près de chez nous, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
War Is Over, 1945-2005: The Freedom of Art from Picasso to Warhol and Cattelan, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bergamo, Italy

26th São Paulo Biennial: Território Livre/Free Territory, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulo
94-04, Zehn Jahre Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst in Dresden e.V. 94-04, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
After Images: Kunst als Soziales Gedächtnis, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Carpe Artem, Art Project in the City, Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Contre-Images, Musée Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France
Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Karel Appel: Onderweg-Reis van Rudi Fuchs langs de kunst der Lage Landen/Karel Appel on the Road: A Journey through Arts in the Low Countries by Rudi Fuchs, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
New Blood: New Artists, New Acquisitons, Saatchi Gallery, London
Parkett: 20 Years of Artists’ Collaborations, Kunsthaus, Zürich
Reinstallation of the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Treasure Island: 10 Years Collection, Kunstmuseum, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The Voice of Art, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Witslag, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium
Felix Nussbaum Haus, Osnabrück, Germany

The Ambiguity of the Image, Art Athinia, Athens
Beaufort 2003: Triënnale für Zeitgenössische Kunst am Meer, Provinciaal Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Ostend, Belgium
EU3, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
The Exquisite Object, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York
Gelijk het leven is: 50 jaar Belgische en Internationale kunst uit de Collectie, Stedelijk Museum
voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
An International Legacy: Selections from Carnegie Museum of Art, Oklahoma City Museum of Art
M_ARS: Kunst und Krieg, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Mental Mappings, Kunstverein Hannover
Outlook: International Art Exhibition, Technopolis, Benaki Museum, and Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens
Pittura/Painting: from Rauschenburg to Murakami, 1964-2003, in the 50th Venice Biennale:
Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, Museo Correr, Venice
UnHEIMlich, Stadtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
Witnessing to Silence: Art and Human Rights, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Zehn Jahre, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

Dear Painter, Paint Me, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Documenta 11, Platform 5, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
Ik of een ander: Zelfportretten van Belgische kunstenaars, Dexia Galerie, Passage 44, Brussels
Límits de la percepció/Limits of Perception, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona
Painting On the Move, Kunsthalle Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel
Pressing, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp
Raum für Malerei/The Painting Room, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Startkapital, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Transform the World 2002, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
The Unthought Known, White Cube, London
Zeitmaschine/Time Machine, Kunstmuseum Bern

The Beauty Of Intimacy: Lens and Paper, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
Belgisch Atelier: Dertien kunstenaars over hun identiteit/Atelier belge: treize artistes à propos de
leur identité, Dexia Galerie, Passage 44, Brussel
The Contemporary Face: Von Pablo Picasso bis Alex Katz, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
The Dark, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Het versluierd beeld, Provinciaal Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten, Begijnhof, Hasselt, Belgium
I (heart)NY, David Zwirner, New York
La natura della natura morta/The Nature of Still Life, Galeria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Parkett: Collaborations and Editions Since 1984, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Szenenwechsel XIX/Change of Scene XIX, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Telling Tales: Narrative Impulses in Recent Art, Tate Liverpool

12th Sydney Biennale, Sydney
51. Premio Michetti: Europa, differenti prospective nella pittura/Different Perspectives in
Paintings, Museo Michetti, Chieti, Italy
82,65% verf. Een keuze uit de aanwinsten 1991-2000, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Das Gedächtnis der Malerei/The Memory of the Painting, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Eiszeit: Kunst der Gegenwart aus Berner Sammlungen, Kunstmuseum Bern
Europeans: Summer 2000, Zwirner & Wirth, New York
ExitCongoMuseum: a century of art with/without papers, Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium
Imperfektum, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo [itinerary: Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger,
Norway; Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway; Fylkesgalleri, Namsos, Norway;
Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway; Haugesund Billedgalleri, Haugesund, Norway; Bodo
Kunstforening, Bodo, Norway; Aalesunds Kunstforening, Aalesund, Norway
Of the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Oldest Possible Memory, Sammlung Hauser & Wirth in der Lokremise St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Open Ends, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Portrait d’un ami, Jean-Paul Jungo, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Reflexive Figurations, Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten-d’Eendt, Amsterdam
Szenenwechsel XVII/Change of Scene XVII, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
The Vincent, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Am Horizont, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
De Kabinetten Van De Vleeshal, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
De Opening, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Homepiss: Luc Tuymans, Eric A. Frandsen, Michel Francois, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Negotiating Small Truths, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Selected Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York
Transmitter: Asta Groting, Mark Manders, Luc Tuymans, Martin Walde, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

Artist’s Proof/Künstlerisch Erprobt, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Aspects de l’art actuel en Belgique, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, France
Bildgewordene Wirklichkeiten, Internationale Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien, Ostbelgien, Germany
EV + A XXII, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
The Fascinating Faces of Flanders through Art and Society: 58/98, Centro Cultural de Belém,
Lisbon [itinerary: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
Five Years, David Zwirner, New York
Painting: Now and Forever Part 1, Pat Hearn Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Photos and film stills: Stan Douglas, Carl De Keyzer, Maria Serebriakova, Luc Tuymans,
Noritoshi Hirakawa, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Shopping The Stars, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Verzachtende Omstandigheden/Extenuating Circumstances, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Vier Temperamenten, Galerie Gabriël Van de Weghe, Wortegem, Belgium
Voor het Verdwijnt, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Watou, Watou, Belgium

4th Lyon Biennale: L’autre/Other, La Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
10 Jaar aankopen, een selectie uit de collectie moderne Nederlandse schilderkunst van de 9
Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen, The Netherlands
10 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern, Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern
47th Venice Biennale: Future, Present, Past, Venice
Arte del ‘900: La Pittura fiamminga e olandese, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
A Decade of collecting: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
De Zachte Kracht, CC de Bogaard, Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Eté 97, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva
Francis Picabia, fleurs de chair, fleurs d’âme, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
Gravures et multiples, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva
John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Maakt Kunst Staat, Provinciaal Museum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Gent zu Gast im Kunstverein Schwerte, Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany
Nature Morte, Cultureel Centrum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Reality Revisited: In Between Walls, Gallery Davos, Davos, Switzerland
Reality Revisited: The Memory as Longing, Sala Montcada de la Fundación la Caixa, Barcelona
Trapped Reality, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona

4x1 im Albertinum, Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
’94-’95, Kunstwerken verworven door de Vlaamse Gemeenschap in 1994 en 1995, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Accrochage, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Avant-première d’un musée: Le Musée d’art contemporain de Gand, Institut Néerlandais, Paris
Contact Prints, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw
Face à l’Histoire, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Hebben wij het geweten?/Were we Conscious, or its Conscience?, Provinciaal Museum
voor Kunsten, Hasselt, Belgium
Måleri: Det utvidgade fältet/Painting: The Extended Field, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
Pittura, Castello di Rivara, Turin
Screen, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Some Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Ver na Vermeer: Hedendaagse schilders in Nederland en Vlaanderen/Contemporary Painters in the
Netherlands and Flanders, Museum de Beyerd, Breda, The Netherlands

Ars 95: Private/Public, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Der Janustemple, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Des limites du tableau, les possibles de la peinture, Musée Departmental d’Art Contemporain,
Château de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
Een actuele privé-verzameling, Sint-Lukasgalerij, Brussels
Hopeless, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Menschenbilder, Galerie Gebauer und Günther, Berlin
Positionen: Beobachtungen zum Stand der Malerei in den 90er Jahren, Museum Folkwang Essen,
Essen, Germany
Pour un couteau, Le Creux de l’Enfer, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Thiers, France
Ripple Across the Water, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Szenewechsel VII/Change of Scene VII, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

Eight Rooms for Painting, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
Enigma: David Hodges, Francesca Llopis, Luc Tuymans, Sala Montcada de la Fundación la Caixa, 10 Barcelona
The Institute of Cultural Anxiety: Works from the Collection, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
This is The Show and the Show is Many Things, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent
Unbound: Possibilities in Painting, The Hayward Gallery, London
Works On Paper, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Zeitgenossen/Contemporaries, Kunstmuseum Bern

75 Jahre Kunsthalle Bern/Bild des Monats im Kunstmuseum, Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern
Accrochage, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Andere Länder - Andere Sitten: Zeichnungen aus dem Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern
Art In Belgium: Cyclic Identity, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Backstage: Topologie zeitgenössischer Kunst, Kunstverein Hamburg
Confrontaties/Confrontations, 111 Hedendaagse Kunstenaars uit België en Luxemburg, Antwerp
De uitputting voorbij/Look at the Window, Het Kruithuis - Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagse
Kunst, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Der Zerbrochene Spiegel/The Broken Mirror, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Het Sublieme Gemis/The Sublime Void, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
In Extenso/1989-1992, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent
Menschenwelt (Interieur), Portikus, Frankfurt
Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norwich, England; Württembergische Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Peintures abstraites, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Accrochage, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Documenta IX, Kassel
Last Exhibition/ Laatste tentoonstelling: De Keyser, Richter, Polke, Penck, Knoebel, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne
Modernism In Painting: 10 jaar schilderkunst in Vlaanderen/10 Years of Painting in Flanders,
Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostend, Belgium
Selectie Belgische Kunstenaars voor documenta IX, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

Accrochage, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Kunst in Vlaanderen Nu: Een keuze uit tien jaar aankopen van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Museum
van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp
Vis-à-Vis, Gallery Sacre, Liege, Belgium
Works on Paper, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

Kunstwerken verworven door de Vlaamse Gemeenschap in 1988-1989, Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Leiestreek, Belgium
Paesmans, Schepers, Tuymans, Vermuyten, Le Crédac, Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Ivry, Ivry, France

Wahrheit und Dichtung: Vier Aus Antwerpen, Gallery Maerz, Cologne

Doodgewoon, Beelden van de dood in de actuele kunst, met een terugblik op Ensor en Rops,
Cultureel Centrum de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium