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Xavier Mary

BIOGRAPHY


Xavier Mary is a Belgian artist born in 1982 in Liège. He lives and works in Brussels.


His work has been exhibited at Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles; WIELS Bruxelles; Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin; Galerie Albert Baronian, Bruxelles; Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen; FUTURA Contemporary Art Center, Praha; Konschthal Esch, Luxembourg. His work is included in various private collections and museum collections, e.g. La collection de la Province du Hainaut, Musée d’Ixelles and Musée en Plein Air du Sart-Tilman, collection Uhoda.

In 2019 Xavier Mary has had his first solo museum exhibition where he took over the two large rooms of the BPS22, the Museum of Art of the Hainaut province, Belgium.


Represented by Baronian Xippas Gallery.



ARTIST STATEMENT


The work of Liège-born, Brussels-based contemporary artist Xavier Mary (1982) oscillates between post-industrial sculpture and post- apocalyptic realism, his iron and brutalist installations existing as powerful poetry for the motorized age. Underpinned by a fascination with cars and driving, his practice celebrates Fordism in all its glory and tragical end, repurposing disused and disregarded industrial materials and equipment to create a damning discourse of the modern and motorized civilization.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


*Solo Exhibitions

2021

Highway Ravers II, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (FR)

Sun Tower V (installation), Wolubilis, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (BE)

2019

Black Hole Sun, FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Prague (CZ)

MX TEMPLE, BPS22, Charleroi (BE)

2018

The Enigma of Steel, Nosbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg (LU)

2017

Snake Driver, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels (BE)

2015

B.P.S. 22, Charleroi (BE)

XMSL, Galerie Geukens & Devil, Knokke (BE)

2014

OVER DRIVE, Albert Baronian, Brussels (BE)

2013

Eat The Magic Lions #2, Do Not Open Project Space, Brussels (BE)

Iron Triangle, APT Institute, New York (US)

2012

Petrolatum, Galerie Christian Nagel (DE)

Eat the Magic Lions, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (DE)

2010

Over Game, Galerie Baronian_Francey, Brussels (BE)

Ortho Graphe, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin (DE)

2009

Specific Pattern, galerie Uhoda, Liège (BE)

2008

Monographies d’artistes Arts 00+8, Centre culturel Wolu-Culture, La Médiatine, Brussels (BE)

2007

Aka 47, Lx5 Homebase, Luxembourg- Hollerich (LU)

2006

A4 Highway Ravers, Palais des Beaux- Arts, curator : Charles Gohy, Brussels (BE)

After Warping, galerie t2 Recyclart, Brussels (BE)


*Group Exhibitions

2021

Wundertower #1 Private Collection Nick Ervinck, K.E.R.K., Sint-Pieters-Kapelle (BE)

Schaufenster II, duo exhibition with Eric Schumacher, Konschthal Esch, Luxemburg (LU)

P(Art)cours, Open-air Contemporary Art Biennial, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (BE)

2020

Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)

Automatic, Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Ghent (BE)

2018

Jan Hoeft / Xavier Mary, Aachen, (DE)

Résurgence, Espace 251 Nord, Liège (BE)

2017

PLANT B, Curated by Komplot & Toke Lykkeberg, Bruxelles (BE)

We have the same Scale, Duo Exhibition with Eva L’Hoest, Cologne (DE)

Daisyworld of Mordor Land, Komplot, duo exhibition with ssaliva, Brussels (BE)

Metallifère, CALCB, Centre d’art Contemporain du Luxembourg Belge, Buzenole (BE)

2016

Xo of excess, duo project + day-rave, with saliva, Exoexo, Paris (FR)

Les Sept Périls Spectraux, galerie Arnaud Deschin, Paris (FR)

From Here to Eternity, La Maison Particulière, Brussels (BE)

Panorama, BPS 22, Charleroi (BE)

Dust as a new value, Villa Arson, Nice (FR)

The Emotional Junkie and the Cyborg Love, M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

Les lèvres nues, DOC, Paris (FR)

The Green Ray, Wilkinson Gallery, London(GB)

2015

Stay Focused, Cookie Butcher, Antwerp (BE)

*S*W*I*M*, In De Ruimte, Ghent (BE)

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, The Stable, Waregem (BE)

First summer show, Galerie Yoko Uhoda, Liège (BE)

Quand fondera la neige où ira le blanc, Galerie les filles du calvaire, Paris (FR)

Museo delle Palme, Museo delle Palme, Palermo (IT)

To blow smoke in order to heal, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels (BE)


Education

Techniques d’impressions, Saint Luc, Liège (BE)

Master en Art : Sculpture et Installation/ Performance, ERG, Brussels (BE)