Vermeir & Heiremans
The artist duo Vermeir & Heiremans defined their own house as a work of art, which became the basis for a long-term joint artistic practice since 2006. The ‘house as artwork’ functions as a framework to zoom in on concepts such as ownership, public goods and forms of governance. Their practice uses financial instruments, historical references and public walks as a performative method. Vermeir & Heiremans consider the art world as a microcosm for the dynamics developing in wider society. In their practice, they explore different scenarios for a redistribution of value and new forms of mutualisation. Vermeir & Heiremans are also co-founders of Jubilee, a platform for artistic research.
Vermeir & Heiremans have exhibited their work for a variety audiences.
Nationally (selection): Ici et Maintenant, Brussels (2001); STUK, Louvain (2004); Recyclart, Brussels (2006); Manifesta 9, Genk (2012); Argos, Brussels (2012); Extra City, Antwerp (2012); Triennale Brugge (2015); Staycation, Brussels (2020); Permanent & Kaaitheater, Brussels (2021); Musée de la Ville d’eaux, Spa (2021); De Garage (Mechelen)
Internationally: 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007), Casino Luxemburg (2008); Arnolfini, Bristol (2009); Nam June Paik Art Center; Yongin (2010); Viennale, Vienna (2011); 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial (2012); Riga Art Space (2013); 13th Istanbul Biennale (2013); Stroom, Den Haag (2014); Rotwand Gallery, Zurich (2014); Dojima River Biennale, Osaka (2015); Curated by_Vienna at Georg Kargl Gallery (2015); Transmediale, Berlin (2016); Bucharest Biennale 7 (2016); Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (2017); Kadist, Paris (2017); Glassyard Gallery, Budapest (2018); Art Brussels (2018); Pump House Gallery, London (2018); Kunsten Museum, Aalborg (2020); after the butcher, Berlin (2021); Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg (2021); Mudam, Luxembourg (2021); La Box, Bourges (2022)
Lectures, workshops and conferences (selection): Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (2009); Batard Festival, Brussels (2013); Critical Practice, London (2014); Goldsmiths, London (2016); Finance & Society, London (2016); De Appel, Amsterdam (2017); RCA, London (2018); RITCS, Brussels (2018); 50° Nord, Iselp, Brussels (2018); Finance & Society, Edinburgh (2018); ERG, Brussels (2018); Apass, Brussels (2019); WIELS, Brussels (2019); KASK, Ghent (2019); ARBA, Brussels (2019); Critical Finance Studies, Birmingham (2019), London (2020); Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg (2020); Kunsthal Gent, Ghent (2020); Sint Lucas Antwerp (2020); Luca School of Arts, Ghent (2020); Kanal Centre Pompidou, Brussels (2021); a.pass – Advanced performance and scenography studies Brussels (2021); Aalto University, Helsinki (2021); Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2021)
Artist residencies: P.S.1 International Studio Program, New York (2001-2002); Platform Garanti, Istanbul (2006); CEAC, Xiamen (2009); Theatre In Motion, Beijing (2010); Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (2015)
Selected press in English (PDF: 2,6MB)
Presse francophone, sélection (PDF : 1,2 Mo)
Geselecteerde Nederlandstalige pers (PDF: 5 MB)