Danny Devos

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Danny Devos
Born (1959-09-20)September 20, 1959
Vilvoorde
Occupation Performance artist, musician
Nationality Belgian
Spouse Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
Website
www.performan.org

Danny Devos also known as DDV (born in Vilvoorde, 1959) is a Belgian artist whose work involves body art and performance art and a fascination with true crime.

Since 1979 he has done over 160 performances and made several sculptural installations depicting violence, crime and murder. Since 1987 he has been corresponding with serial killers like Freddy Horion and Michel Bellen (nl) in Belgium and John Wayne Gacy in the USA.

In 1981 he founded the artist initiative Club Moral with Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven.

From 1998 until 2004 he was Social Commissioner and chairman of the NICC,[1] the first association of Visual Artists in Belgium, where he was in charge of the Social Statute of the Artist.

In 2005 he moved to Beijing in China to develop and manage Art Farm for colleague artist Wim Delvoye.

His latest piece 'Diggin' for Gordon', inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark, is performed at a secret location and can only be seen by the audience through a webcam.

Club Moral is also a pioneer noise band.

Apart from solo sound concerts, he also performs with Bum Collar, an improvisational noise band with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven on electronics, Mauro Pawlowski on guitar, and Paul Mennes engineering and browntones.

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • In Memory of Ed Gein (Ruimte Morguen) 1987
  • Belgium's Most Bizarre Artist (Ruimte Morguen) 1989
  • De Moorden in Ruimte Morguen (Ruimte Morguen) 1991
  • True Crime Art (Galerie Transit)[2] 1991
  • The Red Spider of Katowice (Galeria Potocka, Kraków) 1993
  • De Wurger / The Strangler (Galerie Annette De Keyser)[3] 1994
  • De Vampier van Muizen 1994
  • Daders van Dodingen / Perpetrators of Death (Galerie Annette De Keyser)[3] 1996
  • Ons Geluk (with Luc Tuymans) 1997
  • Speech Regained (Pranakorn Bar & Gallery)[4] 2000
  • Thai Boy Slim (Galerie Annette De Keyser)[5] 2000
  • A Study for the Happiest Man Alive (Annie Gentils Gallery)[6] 2012
  • Picnic at Hanssenspark (De Bond)[7] 2014

Group exhibitions (selection)[edit]

  • Untitled (Ruimte Z) 1979
  • 1980 (ICC) 1980
  • Van Drang tot Dwang (Club Moral) 1983
  • De Dood (K4) 1984
  • Automobiënnale (Middelheim) 1985
  • Antichambres 1986
  • Het Onding Kunst (Stalker) 1988
  • Wahrheit und Dichtung (Galerie Maerz) 1989
  • Prime Time (w139) 1989
  • Woord en Beeld ( MuHKA)[8] 1992
  • Wunschmaschinen (WUK/Wolkersdorf) 1993
  • Transfer (Gent/Recklinghausen/Charleroi) 1994
  • De Rode Poort (SMAK)[9] 1996
  • Beeldberichten (KMSKA) 1996
  • Alter Ego (Silpakorn University) 1999
  • The Divine Comedy (Fort Asperen) 1999
  • Pauvre Nous (Factor 44)[10] 2004
  • Dear ICC (MuHKA)[11] 2004
  • Voorbij Goed & Kwaad (Museum Dr. Guislain)[12] 2006
  • The Moss Gathering Tumbleweed Experience (NICC)[13] 2007
  • All That is Solid Melts into Air (De Maakbare Mens) (Stadsvisioenen)[14] 2009
  • The State of Things (National Art Museum of Beijing) 2010
  • Hidden - Conflict (CIAP) 2013
  • Crime in Art (Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków)[15] 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "nicc.be". nicc.be. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Transit: exhibitions". Transit.be. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  3. ^ a b Galerie Annette De Keyser. "annettedekeyser.com/". annettedekeyser.com/. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  4. ^ "Battlefield Bangkok Games and Hobby Shop". Xaap.com. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  5. ^ Galerie Annette De Keyser. "annettedekeyser.com". annettedekeyser.com. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Annie Gentils Gallery". Annie Gentils Gallery. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  7. ^ "CCBrugge 13|14 - Danny Devos -". Ccbrugge.be. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  8. ^ "M HKA". Muhka.be. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  9. ^ S.M.A.K. (1996-11-09). "S.M.A.K". Smak.be. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  10. ^ "factor44.be". factor44.be. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  11. ^ "M HKA". Muhka.be. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  12. ^ "museumdrguislain.be". museumdrguislain.be. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ [2][dead link]
  15. ^ "Crime in Art". mocak.pl. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 

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