Lili Dujourie

 

Biography

1941 Born in Roeselare, BE
Lives and works in Ghent, BE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Folds in Time, Plooien in de tijd, curated by Mieke Mels and Martin Germann, S.M.A.K. Ghent and Mu.ZEE, Ostend, BE

2014

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels, BE
Lili Dujourie, curator Renate Goldmann, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, DE
Lili Dujourie – Jeux de dames, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE

2011

Lili Dujourie – La naturaleza es sabia, Abadía Benedictina de Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos, ES
Lili Dujourie, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE

2010

Lili Dujourie, La Conservera, Ceuti, Murcia, ES

2008

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, FR
Lili Dujourie, Le Creux de L’enfer, Thiers, FR

2007

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels, BE

2005

Lili Dujourie, Jeux de Dames, curated by Lynne Cooke, Bozar, Brussels, BE

2004

Lili Dujourie : Videos 1972-1981, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, ES

2003

Lili Dujourie, Videos 1972-1981, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, BE

2002

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Nelson, Paris, FR
Lili Dujourie. Videos 1972-1981, Argos, Brussels, BE
Lili Dujourie, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE

2001

Lili Dujourie, Ausgewählte Werke, Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien, Eupen, BE
Lili Dujourie, Galleria Tucci Russo, Turin, IT

1999

Lili Dujourie, Photographs on Canvas (Untitled, 1979 and 1983), Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE

1998

Lili Dujourie, Frühe Werke 1969-83, Kunstverein München, Munich, DE

1997

Lili Dujourie, curated by Bart Cassiman, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

1996

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE
Lili Dujourie, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, UK
Lili Dujourie, The Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, IE
Lili Dujourie, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, IE

1993

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Nelson, Paris, FR

1992

Lili Dujourie, Louver Gallery, New York, US

1991

Lili Dujourie, Daad Galerie, Berlin, DE

1990

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Nelson, Lyon, FR
Lili Dujourie, Magasin, Grenoble, FR
Lili Dujourie, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE

1989

Lili Dujourie, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (cat.), DE

1988

Lili Dujourie, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Abbaye Saint-André, Meymac, FR
Lili Dujourie, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL

1987

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Joost Declercq, Ghent, BE
Lili Dujourie, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud (cat.), FR

1985

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE

1984

Lili Dujourie, Galerie L’A, Liège, BE
Lili Dujourie, Draperiën, Galerie ’t Venster, Rotterdam, NL

1983

Lili Dujourie, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE

1981

Lili Dujourie, Landschappen, Stillevens, Vereniging Aktuele Kunst, Gewad, Ghent, BE

1978

Lili Dujourie, ICC, Antwerp, BE
Lili Dujourie, Galerie Kiki Maier-Hahn, Düsseldorf, DE

1977

Lili Dujourie, Orez-Mobiel Galerie, The Hague, NL
Lili Dujourie, Raapstraat 8, Antwerp, BE

1970

Lili Dujourie, X-ONE Galerie, Antwerp, BE

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Feminist Avantgarde of the 1970s. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna, Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

2016

Behind the curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, DE
Schaf und Ruder / Wool and Water, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE
De jaren Tachtig – Een decennium van extremen, M HKA, Antwerp, BE
What Artists Do. An Exhibition of Works from the Collection, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, IT
Twisted Strings, M-Museum, Leuven, BE
Het Verbeelde Westen, Belgische Residentie, The Hague, NL

2015

Art sans Conditions, curated by Jacques Charlier, Galerie Triangle Blue, Stavelot, BE
Words aren’t the Thing, CAC Vilnius, Vilnius, LT
The Corner Show, curator Wouter Davidts, Extra City, Antwerp, BE
It is very hard to choose a greeting card for a man, la Chapelle du Genêteil, Château-Gontier, FR
Souvenirs de Paris, Gallery Peter Freeman, New York, US
Feminist Avantgarde of the 1970s. Works from the collection Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, Hamburger Kunsthalle, DE

2014

Growth and Form, Lhoist Belgium, curated by Dirk Snauwaert, Pascale Van Zuylen
Quelques vidéastes de Belgique, Musée D’art Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, FR
Passions secrètes, collections privées flamandes, Tripostal, Lille, FR
Petals on the Wind, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels, BE
De vierkantigste rechthoek, curated by Tom Barman, KAdE Amersfoort, Amersfoort, NL
WOMAN. Internationellt Feministiskt Avantgarde Från 1970-Talet, Mjellby Museum in Halmstad, Halmstad, SE
Woman, The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, Bozar, Brussels, BE
Tussenwereld, Lochristi, Sint-Niklaas, BE
Late Barbarians, Gasworks Gallery, London, UK

2013

Conversation Piece, Mu.Zee, Oostende, BE
A Whole Range of Furtively Titillating Stereotypes, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, curated by Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Antwerp, BE
Upside Down, part I:Specific Objects and Part II: Let’s Dance, curated by Luk Lambrecht, CC Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever, BE
De doorbraak van de ‘conceptuele kunst’ in België, curated by Koen Brams and Dirk Pültau, Museum M Leuven,  BE
De Collectie, S.M.A.K. Ghent, BE
FFWD / RWD, 7th – International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts in Liege, Centre Culturel Les Chiroux, Liège, BE
Bad Girls, 49 Nord 6 Est – Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine, Lorraine, FR
Des Figures des Visages, LaM Villeneuve d’Ascq, FR
Against Method, The Collection Seen by Gertrud Sandqvist, Generali Foundation Collection, Vienna, AT
Bonjour Ostende, Oostende in de internationale kunst, Venetiaanse Gaanderijen Oostende, curator Xavier Tricot, BE
Baza(a)r Belg(i)e, curated by Claude Blondeel, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussel, BE
En suspension…, curated by Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Frac Carquefou, FR

2012

Brisure, Belfius Bank, Brussel, BE
Passie#1, Mu.ZEE, Oostende, BE
Paper does not blush, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany
Spirits of Internationalism, 6 European Collections 1956-1986, Van Abbemuseum, Rotterdam, NL
Contour on Tour. Videokunst in het Vlaams Parlement, De Loketten, Brussels, BE

2011

Pearls of the North, Palais d’Iéna, Paris, FR
Le Modèle a Bougé, Beaux-arts Mons, Mons, BE
Sleeping Beauties, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, BE
Collectie XXVIII, M HKA, Antwerp, BE
Extra Muros: Meesterwerken in het MAS – vijf eeuwen beeld in Antwerpen, Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp, BE

2010

Collectie XXVI – De Artefactum jaren, M HKA, Antwerp, BE
Animism, Extra City-Kunsthal and M HKA, Antwerpen, BE and Kunsthalle, Bern, CH
Belgian Art, Sem Art Gallery, Monaco, FR
Sobre el futuro de la fuerza colectiva en el context de un archive, Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES
Belge avant Tout, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, FR
Women Artists Elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

2009

A Story of the Image, Old & New Masters from Antwerp, Shangai Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore, Singapore, SP
Ludlow W38, European Kunsthalle Köln, Goethe Institut, New York, US
Rebelle – Art & Feminism 1969-2009, MMKA, Museum for Modern Art Arnhem, Arnhem, NL
Beaufort 03 Triënnale voor hedendaagse kunst, curated by Philip Van den Bossche, Oostende, BE
Sharjah Biennial 9, United Arab Emirates
Argos – Open Lounge, Zur Video-Szene Belgiens der 1970er Jahre bis heute, Villa Merkel, Esslingen am Neckar, BE

2008

Arts Le Havre, Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Le Havre, FR
Ellipsis, with Chantal Akerman and Francesca Woodman, curated by Lynne Cooke, Lund Kunsthalle, Lund, SE
Ellipsis, with Chantal Akerman and Francesca Woodman, curated by Lynne Cooke, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, UK
Fragilités, TRAFIC FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-les-Rouen, FR
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, curated by Connie Butler, PS1, New York and MOCA, Los Angeles, US
7th Biennale of Gwangjiu, curated by Hyunjin Kim and Ranjt Hoskote, South Korea, KR
2th Biennale of The Hague, curated by Ger Van Elk and David Perreau, The Hague, NL
1968 Celbeton, Dendermonde, BE

2007

Ellipsis, with Chantal Akerman and Francesca Woodman, curated by Lynne Cooke, Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, MX
Jubilee: Een verhaal van het beeld, Who’s got the Big Picture?, M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, BE
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MOCA, Los Angeles, US
Documenta XII, Kassel, DE
Gallery Nelson, 25th Anniversary, Gallery Nelson, Paris, FR

2006

49 Nord 6 Est, Frac Lorraine, FR
THE 1980s – A TOPOLOGY, Museu Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, PT
You won’t feel a thing: on panic, obsession, rituality and anesthesia , Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, PL

2005

You won’t feel a thing: on panic, obsession, rituality and anesthesia , Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, DE

2004

Dear ICC – Aspects of contemporary art in Belgium 1970-1985, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst – MUHKA, Antwerp, BE

2003

Gelijk het leven is, Stedelijke Museum voor Aktuele Kunst – SMAK, Gent, BE

2002

Grimbergen 2002, curated by Luk Lambrecht, Centre culturel, Grimbergen, BE

2000

D’Ensor à Broodthaers, Un siècle de Peinture en Belgique. Toyoma Prefectural Museum of Art, Niigita Municpal Museum of Art, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Oita Prefectural Museum of Art, JP

1999

La Consolation, le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, FR

1998

Arterias, Collection of Contemporary Art Fundacio ‘La Caixa’, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, SE
Two hours wide or two hours long, Through Art and Society. The Fascinating Faces of Flanders. 58/98, curated by Barbara Vanderlinden, Centro Cultural de Belèm, Lisbon, PT and Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, BE

1997

Maakt Kunst Staat?, Provincial Museum, Hasselt, BE
Tableaux, MoCa, Miami, US
Trapped Reality, curated by Luk Lambrecht, Kunstcentrum Santa Monica, Barcelona, ES
P.S. 1, Opening Programme, New York, US

1996

Inside the Visible. An Elliptical Traverse of the 20 th Century, ICA, Boston, US; Women in the Arts, Washington DC, US; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, AU

1995

Lili Dujourie, curated by John Murphy, Pepe Espaliu, Cristina Iglesias, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Gravity’s Angel, with Lili Dujourie, Asta Gröting, Cristina Iglesias, Kirsten Ortwed, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

1994

Four Europeans : Helmut Dorner, Lili Dujourie, Harald Klingelhöller, Juliao Sarmento, Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, US
Trans, Gallery Chantal Crousel, Paris, FR
Cocido y Crudo, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES

1993

Future perfect, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, AT
The sublim Void (cat.), Koninklijk Museum van Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, BE
Trésors de voyage (cat.), Monastère de l’île San-Lazzaro, Venice, IT
Rooseum, Malmö, SE
Accrochage, Gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE
Kunst in België na 1980, Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, Brussels, BE

1992

Joy and Pain, Amsterdam, NL
Thierry De Cordier, Lili Dujourie, Jan Van Oost, Jan Vercruysse, Gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE

1991

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US
Lili Dujourie and Cristina Iglesias (cat.), Galerie Locus Solus, Genova, IT
Inscapes (cat.), De Appel, Amsterdam, NL

1990

L’art en Belgique / Flandre et Wallonie au XXème siècle, un point de vue (cat.), ARC, Paris, FR
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, NL (cat.)
Gallery Anton Meier, Genèva, CH
Gallery Joost Declercq, Ghent, BE

1989

Lili Dujourie, Robert Gober, Ulrich Horndash, Juan Munoz, Jan Van Oost, Galeria Comicas, Lisbon, PT
Die Gegenwart der Vergangenheit, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE
Natura Naturata (cat.), Josh Baer Gallery, New York, US

1988

Vanitas (cat.), Norwich School of Art Gallery, Norwich, UK
Die Grosse Oper (cat.), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE
International Sculpture Exhibitions, University of Hawaï, Manoa Art Gallery, Hawaï, US
The Biennale of Sidney Limited (cat.), Sydney, AU

1987

Century 87  (cat.), Amsterdam, NL
Openingstentoonstelling MUKHA, Antwerp, BE
Die Grosse Oper (cat.), Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE
Nachtvuur, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL

1986

Rétrospective l’A (cat.), Musée d’art moderne, Liège, BE
Falls the Shadow (cat.), Recent British and European Art, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Sonsbeek 86, Internationale Sculptuurtentoonstelling (cat.), Arnhem, NL
Initiatief 86 (cat.), Sint Pietersabdij, Ghent, BE
Aperto 86 (cat.), Biennale of Venice, Venice, IT
Au Coeur du Maelström (cat.), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE
Guillaume Bijl, Lili Dujourie, Jan Vercruysse, Raoul de Keyser (cat.), Kunsthalle, Bern, CH
A Distanced View (cat.), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US
De collectie, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, BE

1985

L’Indifférent (cat.), John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
L’Oeil Musicien (cat.), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, BE
Dichgans, Dujourie, Dumas, Foxcroft, Kees de Goede, van Hemert, Iglesias, Klingelhöller, Luyten, Muñoz, Porter, Sarmento, Schmidt- HeinsBarbara, Schmidt-Heins Gabriele, Vermeiren (cat.), Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
Sources, Three Flemish Artists (cat.), Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, IE
L’Art et le Temps, Musée Rath, Geneva, CH

1984

Lili Dujourie, John Murphy, Jan Vercruysse, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
“De Tijd” -Le Temps (cat.), Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, BE

1983

Art-Video, Retrospectives & Perspectives, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, BE
Anselmo, Dujourie, Mosta-Heirt, Spaletti, Vermeiren, Galerie Micheline Swajcer, Antwerp, BE

1982

Hedendaagse Belgische Kunst, Oude Abdij Maagdendaele, Oudenaarde, BE

1981

Vier Werken, Vereniging voor Aktuele Kunst, Gewad, Ghent, BE
Videomaart, Videostudio Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, NL

1980

Camere Incantate, Espansione dell’Imagine (cat.), Palazzo Real, Milano, IT

1979

Inzicht / Overzicht, Aktuele Kunst in Belgie, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, BE
Clemente, Dujourie, Grayson, Murphy, Robbins, Vercruysse (cat.), Vereniging Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent and Museum Dhondt- Dhaenens, Deurle, BE
Ancienne Imprimerie de l’Avenir (cat.), Tournai, BE

1977

Bonefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
Lili Dujourie, Guy Mees, Jan Vercruysse, Raapstraat 8, Antwerp, BE
De Klok, La Cloche (cat.), Magasins & Entrepôts Réunis, Antwerp, BE

1976

Open Video Encounters, Genova, IT
Open Video Encounters, London, UK
Neue Galerie, Aix-la-Chapelle, FR

1975

Lange Lozanastraat, Antwerp, BE

1973

Cyac, Third International Open Video Encounter, Ferrara, IT
Cyac, International Video Encounters, Buenos Aires, AR

1968

Guy Mees, Yves De Smedt, Lili Dujourie, Daniel Buren, Celbeton, Dendermonde, BE

Press text 'Jeux de Dames' (2014)

Michael Janssen Berlin is pleased to announce its second exhibition by Belgian artist Lili Dujourie
(b. 1941). Entitled Jeux de dames the exhibition showcases the central homonymous velvet sculpture from 1987, her complete early video works as well as the photographic series Oostende (Storm) from 1976.

Dujourie’s work includes video, collages, sculptures, installations and photography. She is a pioneering artist who created groundbreaking works in the 1970‘s with her feminist performance videos.

In the 1980‘s Dujourie started to make sculptures with velvet, which she usually draped over a built armature of steel and wood. The result displays the richness and complexity of a whole culture by folding its past into its present: it takes a framing device from the history of painting and puts it on the stage of contemporary sculpture in a leading role.

In Jeux de dames (draughts or checkers but literally Ladies‘ plays, 1987) Dujourie stages an encounter between a flamboyant curlicue of blue velvet and an angular black screen of lacquered wood, standing on a marble draught board. The sculpture depicts a scenery that seems to have been abandoned by the female model. She is no longer posing and all that remains of her are her ornaments of velvety curves.

Édition de tête, 1972-1981 comprises 14 of her black-and-white videos created between 1972 and 1981. In them Dujourie created extremely intimate and captivating soundless moving images in ‚soft‘, painterly ‚grisaille‘; they all feature the human figure - usually herself - as a sculptural presence.

The open-reel tapes have been re-mastered for preservation purposes in 2002 and since then shown and written about in various contexts, and are now regarded „...as crucial for understanding how artists realized the potential of the electronic moving image at an early stage.“ (in „The actions of bodies: approaching Lili Dujourie“, Anders Kreuger, Afterwall, Autumn/Winter 2013).

In her works Dujourie is continuously concerned with contemporary reinterpretations of themes, forms and gestures from art history, which is one reason why her many-faceted but dense and precisely articulated oeuvre is so visually and intellectually rewarding. In her articulation of minimalism and conceptual ideas, her works draw questions on the relation between matter and subject and how this relates to perception.

Her work has been presented at the P.S.1 in New York, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, at the Documenta 12, at the 2010 Sharjah Biennial and at the 2008 Gwandju Biennal. In 2005 a major exhibition (curated by Lynne Cooke) at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels was dedicated to her work. In 2011 Michael Janssen had a major survey with Dujourie in Berlin. In 2014 she will have a major survey at the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum in Düren, Germany.