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Daan Gielis


Daan Gielis’ (°1988) work explores the conflicts and contradictions in the emotional, communicative and social systems that together make up the world as we know it: happiness and sadness coinciding, a frustration of desire that only triggers new desire, an underground culture that stays authentic while selling out… each of these systems is riddled by contradiction. And yet, precisely because of those internal contradictions these systems thrive, contrasting feelings feed off of each other, setting in motion a never-ending cyclical process from which no escape seems possible. No wonder then that so many of us are emotionally conflicted about present reality, struggling to find consistency.


2016-2017 Jan van Eyck academy, Maastricht, the Netherlands

2011-2013 HBO Master Autonomous Fine Arts, Sint-Joost, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

2009-2010 Master in Fine Arts, Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Hasselt, Belgium

2006-2009 Bachelor in Fine Arts, Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Hasselt, Belgium



Current - 'LIMBO' Group Show, Everyday gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Upcoming - First and last and always icw De Garage Mechelen, Rijmenam, Belgium

Art Rotterdam, Everyday gallery/ MPV gallery, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Sofreh, No Man’s Art gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

A phase like home, Singular Art, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Just Looking for attention, CIAP Kunstverein, Hasselt, Belgium

You won’t get what you want, de Garage, Mechelen, Belgium (solo)

Hanging Hammers, de Gruyter Fabriek, s’ Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

Growlers, Cracklers & Bursters, CIAP Kunstverein, Hasselt, Belgium

In Real Life, Everyday gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Mama, je hoeft niet te huilen, Pulsar, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)


The gathering,, Brussels, Belgium

Scene Unseen, Castle Oud-Rekem, Rekem, Belgium

Open Studios, Antwerp, Belgium

Breach, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium

Donnerwetterday, Luxor, Arnhem, the Netherlands


Places of ruin, Nest, The Hague, the Netherlands

Artbeat, collaboration with Koen van den Broek during Festival van Vlaanderen, Gent, Belgium

Talk to me in your language, Bernaerts, Antwerp, Belgium

Why Patterns?, Vleeshal, Middelburg, the Netherlands

Open Studios, Van Eyck, Maastricht, the Netherlands

So Far, So Real, Van Eyck, Maastricht, the Netherlands


Pakstad Limburg Prijs, Heerlen, the Netherlands

Mad Power, de warande, Turnhout, Belgium

Private room 2.0, Gent, Belgium

Dopplereffect, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium

Ten dans, CC Maasmechelen, Belgium

Unfair Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Antwerp Art Weekend, Hole of the Fox, Antwerp, Belgium


Unterseeboot über Malermeister, CC Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium

No Blossom, No Moonlight, ExtraCity, Antwerp, Belgium

WGDD, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

A cozy mystery with bite, Greylight projects, Brussels, Belgium

TRASH, Hasselt, Belgium

Art traces across the western front, Ieper, Belgium

It could be the goldfish is mistaking the bowtie for a football, Boetzelaer-Nispen, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Groupshow, Antwerp Art weekend, Antwerp, Belgium


Citadel’Arte (w MUHKA), Diest, Belgium

Auction MDD, Museum Dhont Daenens, Deurle, Belgium

Groupshow (MDD) Night Shop, Knokke, Belgium

UnfairAmsterdam 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Kunstvlaai with Apice for Artists, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Interpunction #7, Tatjana Pieters gallery, Ghent, Belgium


Wild Horses & Trojan Dreams, Marres, Maastricht, the Netherlands

First we take the Hague, then we take Berlin, Belgian Consulate the Hague (Z33), the Hague, the Netherlands

Young Masters, het glazen huis, Lommel, Belgium

Art Attack, Hasselt, Belgium

NOT for sale, ArtandAdvice, Hasselt, Belgium

Open studio, Bonnefanten atelier, Hasselt, Belgium

The static also is electric, deSERVICEGARAGE, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Friends & Neighbors, atelier Koen van den Broek (curated by Wouter Davidts), Merksem, Belgium

Toutestfini, Hasselt, Belgium


Young Guns, Hajke Müsstege gallery, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Kunstvlaai, Oud Lyceum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Groupshow, Arti Capelli gallery, s’ Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

Reconverse # 3, Casino, Beringen, Belgium
No Movement, CC Muze, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
The other, first year final show, s’ Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Bienvenue, Manifesta Parallel, Genk, Belgium
Leaving for a Living, Manifesta Parallel, Genk, Belgium
Open Studio, Sint Joost, s’ Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

Face/Off, Sint Joost, s’ Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
In Out, In Out, Vanbuel home, Brussels, Belgium
New Times, New Heroes, design fair, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy
Morning Glory, Tzarart gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
I think you’re beautiful, beautiful, CC Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium

XXI - into dada, Arteventuno gallery, Hasselt, Belgium
Fris VIII, Jan Colle gallery, Gent, Belgium
PIHNDY, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
DANNY DONDER, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
5th International Student Triennial, Marmara University, Istanbul
Interventie, Emile van Doren museum, Genk, Belgium
Wunderkammer, Arteventuno Gallery, Genk, Belgium
Center of Mass, Lokaal01, Antwerp, Belgium

DANNY DONDER, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Bachelorexpo 2009, PHL, Hasselt, Belgium
White Boxes, Arteventuno gallery, Genk, Belgium
Traject H, Hasselt, Belgium
Expo, (DANNY DONDER), Jeugdhuis Lummen, Lummen, Belgium
De keuze van Koen van den Broek, Indian Caps gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Kunst in het moederhuis, Hasselt, Belgium



Jan van eyck academy, Maastricht, the Netherlands

The hermitage artist retreat, Florida, United States of America


Studio start kit, one year studio/project in Antwerp with AIR antwerpen, Extra City and studio start, Belgium


Residency, FLACC, Genk, Belgium

Ateliers Bonnefanten, Hasselt, Belgium

Working period (10 weeks), Jingdezhen ceramics centre of China, China


Vordemberg Gildewart award, 2020 (longlist)

Parkstad Limburg Prijs, 2016 (shortlist)

Wanatoe Prize for Fine Arts, 2010


Kortlopende beurs (Belgium), 2017

Jan van Eyck academy, Mondriaan fonds (the Netherlands), 2016-17

Kunsten en erfgoed (Belgium), 2014

Chris Brand fonds (the Netherlands), 2013

Talentontwikkeling STROOM (Belgium), 2011


Flemish government

Various private collections