Johan Grimonprez was born in 1962 in Roeselar, Belgium, he lives and works in Belgium and New York. In 1986 Grimonprez received his Bachelor from School of Arts, KASK, Ghent and in 1992 he received his Master of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, New York. He has also participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York, 1993.
Selected solo exhibitions include Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada (2019); Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan (2018); CINEMATEK, Brussel (2017): Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado (2016); S.M.A.K, Ghent (2011); MoMA, New York (2010); Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (2009); The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2008) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005). Group exhibitions include Depo, Istanbul (2019); KASK, Ghent (2019); Belvedere 21, Vienna (2019); Philadelphia Contemporary (2018); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2017); MACBA, Barcelona (2016); Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014) and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010).
He has been honored with a number of grants including The Critics’ Prize – Best Belgian Documentary, Millenium Film Festival Brussels (2018); Ultima 2017 Film, Flemish Culture Awards (2017); Best Documentary Feature, Edinburgh International Film Festival (2016) and Grand Prize Award Winner, New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles (2010).
Grimonprez’s work can be found in the collections of Tate, London; Museé National d’Art Modern, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; S.M.A.K., Ghent; Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Norway; Museum of Contemporary Art, München; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk.
Portrait of Johan Grimonprez
Photo: Jean-Pierre Stoop
Courtesy: The artist and Sean Kelly, New York