Johan Creten is an artist born in 1963 in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. He lives and works in Paris / Montreuil.

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© Guillaume Ziccarelli and Creten Studio
Life and career

Johan Creten started to practice drawing and sculpture at an early age. Fascinated by art, literature, and music, he met a couple of passionate antiquarians in his hometown, who supported him during the first years of his life. In 1985, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, where he discovered a clay studio, left behind by students. While training as a painter, Johan Creten found real potential in clay: he started to include ceramics elements in his paintings and familiarized himself with this new medium. He later studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. In the 80’s, art was surrounded by conceptual and minimalist artists. By choosing clay, Johan Creten made a bold move, striving to open up horizons in the contemporary art field for this rare technique.

Johan Creten was first represented by the Meyer Gallery in Paris, specialized in tribal art from Oceania. The gallery organized two of his exhibitions : “Johan Creten: Peintures et Sculptures” in 1987, and “Kunstkamer. Installation et Performance” in 1988. He has also been represented by the gallerist Robert Miller in New York, who dedicated two exhibitions to him: “Odore di Femmina” in 1988, and “Johan Creten : 3 Torsos” in 2001.

Johan Creten is currently represented by the Perrotin Gallery in New York, Paris, and Hong Kong; the Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels; the Transit Gallery in Mechelen; and the Pilevneli Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey.

Over the past twenty years, Johan Creten has been offered prestigious residencies, notably, at the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres and the Villa Medici. With the chance to travel widely across the world and experience various studios, each residency was an opportunity to enrich his œuvre.

Artistic practice

Johan Creten is considered one of the pioneers – with Thomas Schütte and Lucio Fontana – of introducing ceramics in contemporary art. Fascinated by its beauty, its symbolic impact, and the richness of its history, the artist explores the medium through multiple techniques and scales. His painting training brings further dimension to his sculpture work, giving the glaze and its colors a primary role in the artworks. Deeply influenced by the environment, Johan Creten’s work ranges widely, from delicate clay sculptures to large-scale bronzes – a medium he has introduced in his work more recently. Johan Creten creates his own fantasy world through phantasmagoric and organic creatures and forms, resulting in an œuvre that reveals the artist's personal commitments and raises existential questions, for instance, about the ambiguity of sexuality in the human race, or the unpredictable strength of nature, among others.

Solo exhibitions

2024

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

  • The Vivisector, Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mechelen Museumnacht , Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Skulptur I Pilane, Pilane, Sweden 
  • True Love, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubaï, United Arab Emirates
  • Rédemption, Église Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, Valloire, France

2018

2017

  • Fiac On Site !, Petit Palais, Paris, France
  • Between Day and Dream, Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 8 GODS, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2016

  • La Traversée, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain OCCITANIE / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Sète, France
  • Terre Fertile / Terre Fébrile, Château de Pommard, Bourgogne, France

2015

2014

  • Fireworks, Perrotin Gallery, Hong Kong
  • The Storm, Middelheim Museum, Sculpture Park, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Gulden Snede, Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium

2013

  • The Vivisector, Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France
  • JC, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2012

  • Fire-Works, Musée Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

2011

  • Pliny’s Sorrow, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • Les ruches de Saint Bernard, Abbaye du Thoronet, in collaboration with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Thoronet, France

2010

  • Presentation of the sculpture "De Zuil/La Colonne", Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dark Continent, Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France

2009

  • Why does Strange Fruit always look so sweet?, Saint-Séverin Gallery, Paris, France

2008

  • Johan Creten, Sculptures, Galerie de la Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, Paris, France
  • Johan Creten - De gewonden / Les Blessées, Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Johan Creten, Sculptures, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
  • Johan Creten : La Femmina, on the occasion of "Dégelée Rabelais", Musée Archéologique Henri-Prades, Lattes, France
  • Strange Fruit, Perrotin Gallery, Miami, United States

2007

  • Johan Creten. Tour des Forces, for the Biennale ARTour 2007, Musée Royal de Mariemont, Belgium
  • Johan Creten. Beelden, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leyde, The Netherlands

2006

  • Narcissus Saved, Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium

2004

  • Miami Dreams, De Garage - Ruimte voor actuele kunst, Mechelen, Belgium

2003

  • Johan Creten. Sculpture, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, United States
  • Johan Creten, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, United States
  • ArtBrussels, 21th Contemporary Art Fair, Transit Gallery, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium
  • Johan Creten, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States

2001

  • En attendant les Égyptiens, Papillon Gallery, Paris, France
  • Installation in collaboration with Extraits : 5 lieux investis. Art contemporain, paysage et économie, Les Rairies, Anjou, France
  • Johan Creten : 3 Torsos, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, United States
  • C’est dans ma nature, Hôtel de Ville, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France

2000

  • Johan Creten Ceramic Sculpture, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Animalia, Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Animalia, Cultural center of Bogaard, Sint-Truiden, Belgium

1999

  • Que Maravilla, Que Maravilla..., Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Johan Creten. Escultura Villa de García, Casa del Obispado, Monterrey, Mexico

1998

  • Sculptures récentes, School of Fine Arts, Dunkerque, France
  • L'Homme parfait, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Johan Creten: Works on Paper, Transit Gallery, Leuven, Belgium
  • Odore di Femmina, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, United States

1997

  • La Misère Dorée, in conjunction with "Retours d’Italie", Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
  • Johan Creten, La Box, Bourges, France
  • Installation, Villa Medici, Roma, Italy

1996

  • Wereldbeelden/De Voorkamer, W 139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1995

  • Huis van bewaring - Marc Cloet en Johan Creten, Stedelijk Museum Het Toreke, Tienen, Belgium
  • Amerika Amerika, Arndt & Partner Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1994

  • Les Amants, Transit Gallery, Leuven, Belgium
  • La Mort d’Adonis, Musée Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay, France
  • La Mort d'Adonis, FRAC Auvergne, Château de Chareil-Cintrat, France
  • La Mort d’Adonis, Hesselbach Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • La Tête d’Obsidienne, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
  • Johan Creten, Beam Gallery, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 60 rooms with a view, Art Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1993

  • Johan Creten, Galerie de la Villa, Villa Arson, Nice, France

1992

  • Johan Creten. Het Paard van Troje/Le Cheval de Troie, 1986–1992, Transit Gallery, Leuven, Belgium

1991

  • En Quarantaine, installation, Brise-lames, Sète, France
  • Incrustaties, Picaron Editions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1990

  • Saint-Sodom & Stimulators, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
  • L'oeil de l'antiquaire, Transit Gallery, Leuven, Belgium

1988

  • Kunstkamer, installation and performance, Meyer Gallery, Paris, France

1987

  • Johan Creten: Peintures et sculptures, Meyer Gallery, Paris, France
Group exhibitions

2024

  • The Herring, permanent installation, Beaufort24, Triennial by the Sea, Belgian Coastline, Belgium
  • Pliny's Sorrow, temporary installation, Hangar Y, Meudon, France
  • Aqua Terra, Fondation Schneider, Wattwiller, France
  • Faire corps, Fondation Villa Datris, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
  • Les Bucoliques. Allégories du vivant, Keramis, Centre de la céramique, La Louvière, Belgium
  • Culture of creativity: an art exhibition from the Peter Marino Art Foundation, permanent installation, Tiffany & Co, Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
  • Art Fairs: Ceramic Brussels / Art Brussels / Art Basel, Basel / Gstaad-art, Switzerland

2023

  • Matignon Group Show, Perrotin, Paris, France
  • Toucher terre, Villa Datris Foundation, Monte-cristo space, Paris, France
  • Oeuvres en résidence, Museum of Art and History Paul Éluard, Saint-Denis, France
  • CROSSING WAYS, Religious Museum of Koekelberg, Belgium
  • Constellations, Museum of Modern Art of Céret, France
  • Aux Temps du Sida. Oeuvres, récits et entrelacs, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg, France
  • Alles van waarde is weerloos (Everything of value is defenseless) , Hopstreet Gallery, Deurle, Belgium
  • Showroom Matignon, Perrotin, Matignon space, Paris, France
  • Le Voyage à Nantes, Nantes, France
  • Les Fleurs du mal, Maison Guerlain, Paris, France
  • Soleil triste, MOCO, Montpellier, France
  • In memoriam: Riva Yares 60th anniversary exhibition, Yares Art, New York, USA
  • Art fairs: Art Singapore / Art Geneva / Frieze, Los Angeles / Frieze Seoul / Frieze, London / Art Dubai / TEFAF, Maastricht / Art Paris / Art Brussels / MiArt, Milan / TEFAF, New-York / Art Basel, Basel / artmonte-carlo / Art on paper, Brussels / Paris + / Art Antwerp

2022

  • Handle with Care, Princesshof Ceramics Museum (Keramiekmuseum Princesshof), Leewarden, The Netherlands
  • Heads in the clouds, Perrotin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Portrait of a Lady, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
  • (UN)COMMON VALUES, National Bank of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
  • Contre-Nature, MOCO, Montpellier, France
  • Art to wear, Hopenstand, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Why does strange fruit always look so sweet ?, Pilane Heritage Museum, Pilane, Sweden
  • Toucher terre - l’art de la sculpture céramique, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
  • Night Fall  Festival, Paris, France
  • Les Fleurs du Mâle, Musée International d’art Naïf, Nice, France 
  • Power Flower, Biennale des Arts de Nice, Nice, France
  • Regarde-moi, Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France
  • Group Show, Pilevneli Yalikavak, Turkey
  • Perrotin x Conran Shop, Conran Shop Paris, France 
  • Formes Vivantes, Manufacture de Sèvres, Sèvres, France 
  • Salon Perrotin Matignon, Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France 
  • Perrotin Store Las Vegas, Bellagio Ressort & Casino, Las Vegas, United States
  • Utopia, Lille3000, Lille, France
  • Pilane Heritage Museum, Klövedal, Sweden
  • De Eerste parade, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • Art fairs: Art Dubai / Art Genève / Art Brussels / Art Paris / Tefaf New-York / Art Basel / Art Monaco / Frieze London / Paris + / Art Antwerp

2021

  • Rhapsody in Blue, Villa Les Zéphyrs, Middelkerke, Belgium
  • Voyages immobiles – Le grand tour, Diptyque, curated by Jérome Sans, Poste du Louvre, Paris, France
  • Les Extatiques, Parvis de la Défense, Courbevoie, France
  • Die Sonne Die Sunde, J. Hopenstand, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Group show, Pilevneli Gallery, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey
  • La Bohème, Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Napoli, Italy 
  • Ceramics NOW!, Galerie Italienne, Paris, France 
  • De Eerste Parade, Knokke-Heist, Belgium 
  • Les Estivales, Sceaux, France 
  • Art fairs : Arco Madrid / Art Monaco / Art on paper, Bozar, Brussels / Art Paris / FIAC / Frieze London / Istanbul Art Fair / Abu Dhabi Art Fair / Art Antwerp

2020

  • ZW-ART, Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium 
  • Artifices Instables, Histoires de Céramiques, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Villa Sauber, Monaco
  • Wonderland, Perrotin Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Art fairs : Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Online / Art Paris / TEFAF Maastricht

2019

  • Kunst in Puurs (K.I.P) - Puurs, Belgium
  • The Gulf Between. About Black, White and everything in between - De Warande, Belgium
  • Anima / Animals - Fondation Villa Datris, L'isle-sur-la-sorgue, France
  • The Vivisector, Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Formes Vivantes, Musée Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, France
  • Presque Rien, Centre d'Initiatives Artistiques du Mirail, Toulouse, France
  • FIAC, Paris, France
  • Bêtes de Scène, Fondation Villa Datris, L'isle sur la Sorgues, France
  • La Fleur de l'Art, 22Visconti, Paris, France
  • Djur Natur Skulptur, Pilane Heritage Museum, Kloevedal, Sweden
  • True Love, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
  • Art fairs : Art Paris / FIAC, Paris 

2018 

  • Des Artistes & des Abeilles, La Topographie de l'Art, Paris, France
  • La Tempête - Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Occitanie (CRAC), Sète, France 
  • L'Or ! - Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (Mucem), Marseille, France
  • Beelden in Leiden (7th Edition), Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • By Fire Ceramic works - Almine Rech Gallery, New-York, United States 
  • FIAC, Paris, France
  • Masterpiece London, Sismann Gallery, Paris, France
  • Art Basel Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland
  • Frieze New York, New York, United States
  • TEFAF Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Sunrise / Sunset, Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France
  • Art fairs : Art Brussels / Art Basel, Bâle / Art Genève / BRAFA, Brussels / FIAC, Paris / Frieze, New-York / TEFAF, Maastricht

2017

  • Regard sur une collection, Musée national Eugène Delacroix, Paris, France
  • Miroir Parlant, avec Lucien Petit, Hervé Rousseau et 6 céramiques japonaises traditionnelles, Centre céramique contemporaine, La Borne, France 
  • Ecce Homo, Geukens & De Vils, Antwerp, Belgium
  • De nature en sculpture, Villa Datris, L'Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue, France
  • Point quartz - Flower of Kent, Villa Arson, Nice, France
  • Jardins, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Between Earth and Heaven II, PAK, Bruges, Belgium
  • The Beauty and the Beast, Château d'Ursel, Hingene, Belgium
  • Art fairs : Art Basel, Bâle / Art Cologne / Art Brussels / Istanbul Art Fair / Art Basel, Miami / FIAC Paris

2016

  • CERAMIX. Art and ceramics from Rodin to Schütte, Maison Rouge, Paris & Sèvres, Cité de la Céramique, France
  • 350 ans de Création, Villa Médicis, Roma, Italy
  • Everybody is Crazy but Me, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
  • From Here to Eternity, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
  • Mir Ist Das leben Lieber, Weserburg Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
  • Art fairs : Art Shangai / Frieze, London / Art Basel, Bâle / Art Brussels / Art Cologne / FIAC, Paris / TEFAF

2015

  • CERAMIX, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • IN SITU 2015, Abbaye de Gellonne, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, France
  • Amours. Tours et détours, Galerie nationale de la tapisserie, Beauvais, France
  • Vormidable. Contemporary Flemish Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Paysages Rêvés. Fin de siècles, Musée de Cambrai, France
  • Glasstress Gotika 2015, Venice, Italy
  • Obsession, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
  • Art fairs : Art Basel, Miami / Art Brussels / FIAC, Paris / Frieze, London

2014

  • De Zee (The Sea), Mu.Zee, Ostend, Belgium
  • Beating around the bush Episode #2 starring Johan Creten, Pierre Huyghe, Ien Lucas, Rebecca Morris, Lara Schnitger, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Le Mur, Collection Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
  • Cet obscur objet de désirs. Autour de l’Origine du Monde, Musée Gustave Courbet, Ornans, France
  • G I R L  by Pharrell Williams, Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France
  • Art fairs : Art Basel, Bâle / Art Genève / FIAC, Paris 

2013

  • Happy Birthday, 25 ans de la Galerie Perrotin, exhibition organized by Perrotin Gallery, The Tripostal, Lille, France
  • Back to Earth. From Picasso to Ai Weiwei. The rediscovery of ceramics in art, Herbert Gerisch-Foundation, Neumünster, Germany
  • Remake, Royal Museum of Mariemont, Morlanwelz, Belgium
  • Inaugural project of the Flag-France Foundation in partnership with the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, Parc du Château de La Celle-Saint-Cloud, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
  • Revelations. Le salon des métiers d'art et de la création, Grand Palais, in partnership with the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, Paris, France
  • Terra Arte – Projektes , Ziegelei Hundisburg, Hundisburg, Germany
  • Château hanté , exhibition organized by the FRAC Auvergne, Domaine Royal de Randan, Randan, France
  • Sculptures 9 – Animal , Musée Despiau-Wlérick, Mont de Marsan, France
  • Tresses 13 . dés-tresse et déclacet treize, Maison des tresses et lacets, La Terrasse-sur-Dorlay, France
  • La Révolte et l’Ennui . Collection of the FRAC Auvergne, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • De belles sculptures contemporaines . 30 ans du FRAC Pays de la Loire, Hab Gallery, Nantes, France
  • Modernité du luxe français, Festival Colbert, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mon île de Montmajour, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, France
  • Art fairs : Art Basel, Bâle / Art Basel, Miami / Art Brussels / FIAC, Paris / Frieze, London

2012

  • Newtopia: The State Of Human Rights, MMMechelen vzw, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Closer to Thee, Transit Gallery, Leuven, Belgium
  • Can’t buy me art ?, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
  • La Belle et la Bête, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
  • Metamorphosis : The Transformation of Being, The Grand Residence of Lord Edward Davenport, London, United Kingdom
  • La Plasticité du langage, Former agency of the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, Paris, France.
  • Des Fleurs en Hiver, Delacroix - Othoniel – Creten, Musée national Eugène Delacroix, Paris, France
  • Entre les murs, accrochages éphémères, Salons de l’Hôtel de Ville, Nuit Blanche 2012, Paris, France
  • Frieze Art Fair, Perrotin Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • Frieze Art Fair, New York, New York, United States
  • Bêtes monstres et bestioles, Château de Tarascon - Musée Imaginaire du Moyen âge, Tarascon, France
  • FIAC, Almine Rech Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Promenades imaginaires, as part of the APART Festival, Post Tenebras Lux, Les Baux-de-Provence, France
  • Sèvres une histoire à la française, as part of the APART Festival, La Cure, Les Baux-de-Provence, France
  • Le Spectacle de la Nature, at the departmental domain of La Garenne Lemot, Gétigné-Clisson, France
  • Art Brussels, 30th Contemporary Art Fair, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium
  • Art Brussels, 30th Contemporary Art Fair, Perrotin Gallery, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium
  • Art Brussels, 30th Contemporary Art Fair, Transit Gallery, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium
  • Beauté animale, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Group show, Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France
  • Blabla et Chichi sur un bateau, Hussenot Gallery, Paris, France
  • Art fairs : Art Basel, Bâle / Art Brussels / FIAC, Paris / Frieze, London

2011

  • Bêtes off, Conciergerie, Paris, France
  • Bestes, bestiaux et bestioles (Genèse), in conjunction with "Monuments et animaux", Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France
  • Big brother, l’artiste face aux tyrans, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard, France
  • Art HK. Hong Kong International Art Fair, Almine Rech Gallery, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • Art in the City. Outdoor sculpture exhibition, Art Brussel, 29th Contemporary Art Fair, Almine Rech Gallery, Egmont Park, Brussel, Belgium
  • Art Brussels, 29th Contemporary Art Fair, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels Expo, Brussel, Belgium
  • Art Brussels, 29th Contemporary Art Fair, Perrotin Gallery, Brussels Expo, Brussel, Belgium
  • Art Brussels, 29th Contemporary Art Fair, Transit Gallery, Brussels Expo, Brussel, Belgium
  • Céramiques d’artistes depuis Picasso, works from the collection of the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Centre d’art contemporain Doual’art, Douala, Cameroon
  • Propos d’Europe 10: des artistes belges, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, France
  • Art fairs : Frieze, London / FIAC, Paris

2010

  • Beyond Limits, a selling exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture, Sotheby's, Chatsworth Castle, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
  • Circuit Céramique : la scène française contemporaine, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France
  • Liefde voor het boek, Hasselt, Belgium
  • Between the Sacred and the Profane, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
  • Sèvres, Porcelaines Contemporaines, Musée de l'Ermitage, Palais Menchikov, Saint Petersbourg, Russia
  • Château de Rambouillet, France
  • Who is afraid of the Museum?, Museum Hof van Busleyden Mechelen, Belgium
  • Olbricht Collection, Essen & Berlin, Germany
  • New Monuments, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Coup de ville en chambre d'amis, Tentoonstellingsproject, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • Weizijwijzei, Landart, Flandres, Belgium
  • Manifestation d’art contemporain, Centre culturel français, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Métissages à Rochefort: Rencontre entre un artiste et une technique textile, Rochefort, France
  • Art fair : Art Brussels

2009

  • New Love, Princessehof Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Feux continus, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Grand Hornu, Belgium
  • La Conquista della Modernita, 1920–2008, Musei Capitolini, Roma, Italy
  • Flower Power, Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy
  • Silencio, Johan Creten - Paolo Grassino - Sarkis, Eglise Saint Jean, Le Monastier organized by Fonds Régional D'Art Contemporain Auvergne, France

2008

  • Christian Lacroix, Musée Réattu, Arles, France
  • Grandeur, curated by Anna Tilroe, Sonsbeek, The Netherlands
  • Sand : Memory, Meaning and Metaphor, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, United States
  • La dégelée Rabelais, la Dive Bouteille, Trich, Château de Jau, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Pour ainsi dire, Vasistas Gallery, Montpellier, France
  • Trinch !, Cases-de-Pène, Château de Jau, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

2007

  • Intrusions, Petit Palais, Paris, France
  • Dialogues Méditerranéens, Saint-Tropez, France

2006

  • From Arp to Bourgeois, Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom
  • Céramique Fiction, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

2005

  • Contrepoint 2, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

2004

  • Because the earth is 1/3 dirt, C.U. Art Museum, Bolder, Colorado, United States
  • Métissages, MACO Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Art fair : Art Brussels

2003

  • Fragile, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, France
  • Art fair : Art Brussels

2002

  • The Erotic Life of Clay: Sex Pots, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, United States
  • Beyond the Male Pale, J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin, United States

2001

  • Water on paper, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium

2000

  • Confrontational Clay, The Artist as Social Critic, traveling show, United States

1999

  • Garten der Flora, Museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany

1997

  • 5th International Istanbul Biennial, Yerebatan Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Sables brulants, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
  • Retour d'Italie, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris
  • L'exposition informelle, Frac Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

1995

  • Fémininmasculin, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Collections

France
• Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
• Fondation Villa Datris, L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
• Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Paris, France
• Musée de la chasse et de la nature, Paris, France
• Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, France
• Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France
• Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France
• FRAC Pays de la Loire, France
• FRAC Auvergne, France
• FRAC Languedoc - Roussillon, France
• Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Abroad
Bonnafantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
• Peter Marino Art Foundation, Southampton, USA
• Collection de la ville de Sint-Truiden, Belgium
• Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
• The Olbricht Collection, Berlin / Essen, Germany
• Collection de la ville de Sonsbeek, The Netherlands
• Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne Kunst), Oostende, Belgium
• Collection du Ministère de la Communauté Flamande de Belgique, Belgium
• Collection de la province du Brabant Flamand de Belgique, Belgium
• Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
• John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin, USA
• Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
• Cultural Heritage Agency, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
• Taylor New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA
• Museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany

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