Stijn Ank

Stijn Ank °1977 (BE)

The entire body of work Stijn Ank has created until now can be considered as an intense, extensive and impassionate research into the various ways in which contemporary sculpture can possibly be defined or, rather, redefined in relation to its surrounding space.
The hypothetical, non-referential nature of the works resulting from this distinct method led the artist to the evident choice of simply numbering them chronologically, thus confirming the radical choice of letting them exist in a pure, autonomous way and deftly avoiding the many traps the legacy of postmodernism has left us with.

Exhibitions

Solo

2014'Stijn Ank - Vector'
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg (LU)
Curated by Kevin Muhlen & Christine Walentiny (Feb 3 - April 27) link
2014'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES'
Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin (DE) (Feb 1 - March 28)
2012'Stijn Ank - Interval' - S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE)
Curated by Thomas Caron (June 23 - Oct 28) link
2011'Stijn Ank' - CIAP art center, Hasselt (BE) (Dec 3 - Jan 15)
2007'Stijn Ank' - CCHA Gallery, Hasselt (BE) (March 3- April 9)
2006'Stijn Ank' - Galerie Jan Colle, Ghent (BE) (March 1 - April 10)

Group

2014'Volta 10', Markthalle, Basel (CH) (June 16 - June 21)
2013'I could have lived here' - M-Museum, Leuven (BE) (June 8 - Aug 25)
2012'Facade' - Netwerk art center, Aalst (BE) (Sept 22 - Nov 18) link
2012'Efemeer' - Museum van Deinze en Leiestreek, Deinze (BE) (July 1 - Oct 7)
2011'Group 1' - Entrepot Fictief, Ghent (BE), curated by Bert De Geyter (Oct 7 - Oct 31)
2011'Benefit Show & Auction' - Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle (BE) (Aug 1 - Sept 3)
2011'Ename Actueel - Sediment' - Provincial Archeological Museum, Ename (BE)
Curated by Hans Martens (Aug 27 – Oct 16)
2010'Public Private Painting' - Provincial Museum of Modern Art - Mu.ZEE, Ostend (BE) (Oct 9 – Jan 9)
2010'Open Studio' - organised by Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle (BE) (July 11)
2010'Group 5' - Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (BE) (March 29 – May 16)
2010'Chipka - Prototypes' - Netwerk, Aalst (BE) (Jan 13 – April 4)
2009'Folding' - Witte Zaal, Ghent (BE), curated by Guy Mouton (Sept 24 – Oct 31) pdf
2007'La jeune création belge' - La Pommerie, Saint Sétiers (FR) (Aug 1 – Aug 31)
2007'Jamal's Poets Cafe' - Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE) (Jan 8 - March 21)
2007'Antigone' - National Theatre, Ghent (BE) (Jan 3 – March 16)
2006'Jette–Sur–Mer' - Atelier 340 Museum, Brussels (BE) (June 10 - Sept 10)
2006'A-parckunst' - Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (BE) (June 7 -June 19)

Books / catalogues

2014Catalogue 'Stijn Ank - Vector'
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg (LU)
Graphic Design by Ward Heirwegh
ISBN 978-99959-30-22-6
2013Catalogue 'I could have lived here'
M-Museum, Leuven (BE) - Text by Emmanuel Lambion
2012Book 'Stijn Ank - Interval'
ISBN 9789075679434 - Published by S.M.A.K.
2011Catalogue 'Ename Actueel 2011 Sediment'
PAM, Ename (BE) – Text by Hans Martens
2010Catalogue 'PPP, Public Private Painting'
Mu.Zee, Oostende (BE) – Text by Phillipe Van Den Bossche
2010Catalogue 'Chipka'
Netwerk, Aalst (BE) – Text by Bram Van Damme
2009Catalogue 'Folding the landscape'
Witte Zaal, Ghent (BE) – Text by Veronique Boone
2006Catalogue 'Mumures de sirènes'
Atelier 340 museum, Brussels (BE)– Text by Paul Gonze

Publications / texts

2014'Poésie de plâtre'
Le Jeudi, March 13 - March 19, Luxembourg (LU), text by Florence Bécanne
2014'Stijn Ank à la recherche de l'axe perdu'
Archiduc, March 6, Luxembourg (LU), text by France Clarinval
2014'Stijn Ank setzt mit Vector ein Zeichen'
Journal, Feb 26, Luxembourg (LU), text by Sven Wohl
2014'Into the immaterial'
Artfetch, Feb, Berlin (DE), text by Suvi Lehtinen
2014'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES'
Monopol Magazine, Feb, Berlin (DE)
2012'Stijn Ank: Folding'
Domus Magazine, December, Milan (IT) - Text by Fabrizia Vecchione link
2012'Artist Stijn Ank turns room angles into geometric sculptures'
Surface Magazine, July/Aug, New York (USA) - Text by Rebecca Hart
2012'Stijn Ank - Interval'
Book Interview 'Stijn Ank - Interval' S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE) - Interview by Thomas Caronpdf
2012'Stijn Ank in de kunst nu-ruimte van het S.M.A.K.'
‹H›art nr. 99, Antwerp (BE) - Text by Isabelle De Baets
2012'Inspirerende Leiebochten'
De Morgen 28/04/2012, Brussel (BE)
2011'Stijn Ank in CIAP, Hasselt'
‹H›art nr. 90, Antwerp (BE) - Text by Christine Vuegen
2011'Dwarsdoorsnede van een jonge generatie'
‹H›art nr. 86, Antwerp (BE) - Text by Inge Braeckman
2011'De keuze van Sam Steverlynck'
Kunstbeeld nr.10-2011, Diemen (NL)
2011'Sediment: de betere zomer-expo in Ename'
Knack nr.39-2011, Brussel (BE) - Text by Luk Lambrecht
2011'MDD zet jonge kunstenaars op de kaart'
De Morgen 31/08/2011, Brussel (BE)
2011'Stijn ANK, koorddanser tussen architectuur en sculptuur'
Waterschoenen, Aalst (BE) - Text by Gustaaf Vander Biest
2010'Het eiland Chipka"
‹H›art, nr.72, Antwerp (BE)
2010'Stijn Ank - Folding'
Laa, Brussels (BE) - Text by Jean Stillemans
2009'Stijn Ank - Prototypes'
PdB-printing, Ninove (BE) - Text by Thomas Claus
2007'La jeune création belge'
Le Guide, nr.13, Limoges (FR)
2006'Stijn Ank'
‹H›art, nr.4, Antwerp (BE) - Text by Anne-Marie Poels

Public collections

S.M.A.K. the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)

Contact


Stijn Ank - 'diSTANCES' at Art Basel

'Volta 10', Markthalle Basel 2014
08.2014 - plaster, stainless steel - 303 x 50 x 50 cm
photo credit Kerstin Herd

'Stijn Ank - Vector'
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain 2014
documentary film (teaser) Ian Swerts

Stijn Ank - 'Vector' at Casino Luxembourg

'Stijn Ank - Vector'
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain 2014
photo credit Ian Swerts

Stijn Ank - 'Vector' at Casino Luxembourg

'Stijn Ank - Vector'
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain 2014
photo credit Studio Stijn Ank

Stijn Ank - 'Vector' at Casino Luxembourg

'Stijn Ank - Vector'
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain 2014
photo credit Studio Stijn Ank

'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' Galerie Michael Janssen 2014
documentary film Ian Swerts

Stijn Ank - 'diSTANCES' at Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin

'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' Galerie Michael Janssen 2014
photo credit Lepkowski Studios

Stijn Ank - 'diSTANCES' at Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin

'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' Galerie Michael Janssen 2014
photo credit Lepkowski Studios

Stijn Ank - 'diSTANCES' at Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin

'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' Galerie Michael Janssen 2014
24.2013 - plaster, iron, acrylic - 142 x 190 x 47 cm
photo credit Lepkowski Studios

Stijn Ank - 'diSTANCES' at Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin

'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' Galerie Michael Janssen 2014
photo credit Lepkowski Studios

Stijn Ank - 'diSTANCES' at Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin

'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' Galerie Michael Janssen 2014
12.2013 - plaster, iron, acrylic - 129 x 64 x 47 cm
photo credit Lepkowski Studios

Stijn Ank - 'diSTANCES' at Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin

'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' Galerie Michael Janssen 2014
photo credit Lepkowski Studios

Stijn Ank - 'diSTANCES' at Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin

'Stijn Ank - diSTANCES' Galerie Michael Janssen 2014
35.2013 - plaster, iron, acrylic - 172 x 94 x 34 cm
photo credit Lepkowski Studios

'Stijn Ank - Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012
documentary film Ian Swerts

Stijn Ank - 'INTERVAL' at S.M.A.K museum Ghent

'Stijn Ank - Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012
photo credit Dirk Pauwels

Stijn Ank - 'INTERVAL' at S.M.A.K museum Ghent

'Stijn Ank - Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012
photo credit Dirk Pauwels

Stijn Ank - 'INTERVAL' at S.M.A.K museum Ghent

'Stijn Ank - Interval' S.M.A.K. 2012
photo credit Gustaaf Vander Biest

Stijn Ank - CIAP 2011

'Stijn Ank' CIAP 2011
photo credit Michel De Laeter

Stijn Ank - CIAP 2011

'Stijn Ank' CIAP 2011
26.2011 - plaster, iron, acrylic - 72 x 50 x 11 cm
photo credit Studio Stijn Ank

Stijn Ank - CIAP 2011

'Stijn Ank' CIAP 2011
32.2011 - plaster, iron, acrylic - 100 x 77 x 58 cm
photo credit Studio Stijn Ank

Stijn Ank - CIAP 2011

'Stijn Ank' CIAP 2011
30.2011 - plaster, iron, acrylic -107 x 50 x 30 cm
photo credit Studio Stijn Ank

Stijn Ank - Exhibition at Netwerk, Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst 2010

'Stijn Ank - Prototypes' Netwerk 2010
photo credit Kristien Daem

Stijn Ank - Exhibition at Netwerk, Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst 2010

'Stijn Ank - Prototypes' Netwerk 2010
photo credit Kristien Daem

Stijn Ank - Exhibition at Netwerk, Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst 2010

'Stijn Ank - Prototypes' Netwerk 2010
photo credit Kristien Daem

Stijn Ank - Exhibition at Netwerk, Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst

'Stijn Ank - Prototypes' Netwerk 2010
09.2009 - plaster, iron, acrylic, pigment - 240 x 126 x 44 cm
photo credit Kristien Daem