Michael Van den Abeele
I was born in Brussels, Belgium where I still live and work with a variety of media: painting, furniture, writing and public or recorded readings are the ones most favoured. I love to concern myself with reproduction & resurrection as forms of eros & thanatos, and economy as household & heartfelt.
In recent years I’ve been working on miniature beds and a definition that a bed is first a structural negotiation between the body and un-even earth (then they come in different sizes of society).
Past presentations and exhibitions of work took place at SMAK and KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium; la Salle de Bains, Lyon, France; gallery Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, France; Marquise, Lisbon; CAC, Vilnius; Museum Leuven and WIELS Brussels, Belgium. Since 2003 I am active within the Brussels-based exhibition space Etablissement d’en face, and since 2022 I work as part of the Residency team of WIELS contemporary art centre in Brussels. I published the book Forked Apologies in 2017 (Forest & Motto distribution), which gathers a selection of applied writing in the arts.