Richard Venlet

The Absent Museum
Installation / Exhibition Design
WIELS – Brussels
2017

© Kristien Daem

The Absent Museum
Installation / Exhibition Design
WIELS – Brussels
2017

© Kristien Daem

The Absent Museum
Installation / Exhibition Design
WIELS – Brussels
2017

© Kristien Daem

Wirtschaftswerte/ Museumwerte
Installation / Exhibition Design
Kunsthalle – Düsseldorf
2017
DU

The columns of St. Vincentius
Permanent Installation
& Publication i.c.w. Christophe Van Gerrewey
(Architecture: URA Brussels)
Zorgcentrum Vincentius – Kortrijk
2017

Quodlibet
A selection of works from the collection of Wilfried & Yannicke Cooreman
Installation / Exhibition Design
Lempertz 1798 – Brussels
2016
BE

Quodlibet
A selection of works from the collection of Wilfried & Yannicke Cooreman
Installation / Exhibition Design
Lempertz 1798 – Brussels
2016
BE

Cabinet d’Amis
The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet
Exhibition Design
Art Brussels – Brussel
2016
BE

Cabinet d’Amis
The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet
Exhibition Design
Art Brussels – Brussel
2016
BE

Cabinet d’Amis
The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet
Exhibition Design
Art Brussels – Brussel
2016
BE

The Power of The Avant-Garde / Now and Then
Exhibition Design
BOZAR – Brussels
2016
BE

The Power of The Avant-Garde / Now and Then
Exhibition Design
BOZAR – Brussels
2016
BE

The Power of The Avant-Garde / Now and Then
Exhibition Design
BOZAR – Brussels
2016
BE

Collection Study III: Art in Europe after 1968
Exhibition Design
S.M.A.K. – Ghent
2014
BE

Sertificate
Installation
Galeria Estrany de la Mota – Barcelona
2014
ES

Sertificate
Installation
Galeria Estrany de la Mota – Barcelona
2014
ES

Museum for a Small City
The S.M.A.K. collection presented, (re)-viewed and (re)-visited
Exhibition
S.M.A.K. – Ghent
2013
BE

Museum for a Small City
The S.M.A.K. collection presented, (re)-viewed and (re)-visited
Exhibition
S.M.A.K. – Ghent
2013
BE

Museum for a Small City
The S.M.A.K. collection presented, (re)-viewed and (re)-visited
Exhibition
S.M.A.K. – Ghent
2013
BE

Atelier MF
Reconversion
i.c.w. Philippe Vander Maren
Brussels
2013
BE

Atelier MF
Reconversion
i.c.w. Philippe Vander Maren
Brussels
2013
BE

Shelter
Public place for private experience
i.c.w. Philippe Vander Maren
Route N16
2013
BE

Shelter
Public place for private experience
i.c.w. Philippe Vander Maren
Route N16
2013
BE

Gallery Elisa Platteau
Interior Design
Brussels
2012
BE

Gallery Elisa Platteau
Interior Design
Brussels
2012
BE

CCStrombeek
Installation
Brussels
2011
BE

CCStrombeek
Installation
Brussels
2011
BE

Chapel
Integration
AZ Groeninge – Kortrijk
2010
BE

Chapel
Integration
AZ Groeninge – Kortrijk
2010
BE

Open room
Integration
Huize Monnikenheide – Zoersel
2006
BE

CIT.CIT.
Platform & Treasury
Exhibition
Etablissement d’en Face – Brussels
2005
BE

The work of Brussels-based artist Richard Venlet combines sculpture, art history research, exhibition design and architecture. Venlet creates ‘environments’ out of spaces. His refined abstract aesthetics and the pragmatism of his oeuvre reach far beyond a simple formal reference to Modernism and Minimalism. Working in context-specific situations, he has produced numerous installations that incorporate the work of other artists and collaborators, forming composite and circuitous environments that are often whimsical reconfigurations of architectural space. By intervening in a space, the artist gives the viewer an experience of alienation; making him see his surroundings anew and occupy a vital part in it.
 
As an artist who deliberately intervenes with the architecture of an exhibition space, Venlet reaches further into architectural production through regular collaborations with architectural offices, such as OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen and Philippe Vander Maren.
 
Richard Venlet was born in Australia in 1964 but now lives and works in Brussels. His work has been shown in numerous national and international galleries and museums, including: WIELS and BOZAR in Brussels, Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf, S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Macba in Barcelona and FRAC in Paris among others.

Setting the Scene – text by Sam Steverlinck, in DAMN°49 magazine