Pol Matthé (°1982, Antwerp) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

By means of notations, objects, documents and photography, he creates site- and situation-specific installations, multiples, performances, interventions, and printed matter. He continuously sweeps the sidewalks and meticulously layers, overlaps and folds. In 2003 Pol Matthé founded Forlag, which publishes artist books, editions and multiples arrhythmically.

Parallel to this practice, he works on private and public architectural projects in Belgium and abroad. Since 2013, he collaborates with international choreographers and visual artists, creating light & scenography designs.


Selected exhibitions & projects
2018 – Zee, light design & scenography, choreography Bahar Temiz, Genk, BE

2018 – Deep Étude, light design, choreography by Alma Söderberg, Essen, DE
2017 – Fourfold, light design, scenography by Meryem Bayram & Guy Rombouts, Antwerp – Brussels, BE
2017 – Punctuations & Perforations, scenography, solo exhibition Tris Vonna-Michell, Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, Brussels, BE
2016 – Elastic Locomotives, private installation, Collection Peeters-Bonne, BE
2016 – Boxed In, Eight Corners, multiple and site-specific installation, Mount Analogue, Stockholm, SE
2015 – Vatten, intervention & installation, The Image Generator, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE
2014 – Unterschriften, solo exhibition, Galerie Mariondecannière, Antwerp, BE
2014 – All Problems Can Never Be Solved, book, with Jozef Wouters, Brussels, BE
2013 – Coal Age Man 1981, with Mr T. Snelling, action, Violierstraat, Antwerp, BE
2013 – It’s in a Heap, it’s in a Pile, installation, Curated by HELD, Antwerp, BE
2012 – Murmuratives, solo exhibition, SIC, Brussels, BE
2011 – Echoes of the Ball, solo exhibition, De Warande, Turnhout, BE
2010 – Z Klemmt F Verleimt, solo exhibition, Self Service Open Art Space, Stuttgart, DE
2010 – Må Kun Kopieres, solo exhibition, Secondroom, Antwerp, BE
2009 – Territori Fluttuante, with Nico Dockx & Jochem Vanden Ecker, Turin, IT
2009 – Z Lastic Erstellt, Lokaal01, solo exhibition, Antwerp, BE
2008 – Folding Out the Pages, Dialekt Kunstverein, solo exhibition, Stuttgart, DE
2008 – Fortsettelse, with Vaast Colson & Lieven Segers, Les Halles, Schaarbeek, BE
2007 – Faser Maler, Dialekt Kunstverein, solo exhibition, Stuttgart, DE
2007 – En Quête des Messieurs Pancarte, Venice, IT
2007 – Allestimento Parzialmente Diretto, with Vaast Colson & Lieven Segers, Galleria Klerckx, Milan, IT
2007 – Verger Barré, with Leon Vranken, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, BE


Selected group exhibitions
2016 – Upstairs Basement II, Moss Exhibitions, Stockholm, SE
2015 – Dieses fürchterliche drinnen und draußen, Galerie Palermo, Stuttgart, DE
2015 – OMU project n° 2, Enpleinpublic, Antwerp, BE
2015 – The Image Generator, Vatten, Extra City, Antwerp, BE
2014 – Van de Sokkel, CC Ekeren, BE
2014 – A Whitsun Wedding, Galerie EL, Welle, BE
2013 – A Whole Range, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, BE
2013 – The London Art Book Fair, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2013 – The Gunshot, Galerie Marion De Cannière, Antwerp, BE
2012 – Bookshowbookshop, Be-Part, Waregem, BE
2012 – Grounded, Raum für Gegenwartskunst BB15, Linz, AU
2011 – Hard Shoulders, Selection 54th Venice Biennale, Lokaal01, Breda, NL
2008 – Antwerp Sculpture Show, Antwerp, BE
2008 – Logement 08, De Singel, Antwerp, BE
2007 – Small Stuff Three (Meeting Bernd Lohaus), Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, BE
2007 – The Moss Gathering Tumbleweed, Galeria Klerckx, Milan, IT
2007 – Kunst & Recht, Lokaal01, Antwerp, BE
2007 – Turtle 2, Nüans Gallerie, Düsseldorf, DE

Selected architectural projects
2017 – 2016 – Weberstrasse 11D, Korridor kulturhaus, structural & interior design, Stuttgart, DE

2017 – Lundagatan 57, structural & interior design, artist studio, Stockholm, SE
2016 – 2015 – Dorpsstraat 15, structural design & reconversion, private, Ulicoten, NL
2014 – 2013 – Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 191, interior & structural design & renovation, private, Antwerp, BE
2011 – 2008 – Florastraat 31, structural design & renovation, Antwerp, BE


Selected residencies
2013 – Frans Masereel Centrum, with Jochem Vanden Ecker, Kasterlee, BE

2010 – Scheldapen, with White Circle Crime Club & Dennis Tyfus, Antwerp, BE
2009 – Progetto Diogene, with Jochem Vanden Ecker, Torino, IT
2007 – School of Contemporary Art, with Vaast Colson and others, Tianjin, CN


Bibliography & publications
2018 – 2003 – Forlag, no. 001-023
2017 – Boxed In, in: Artists’ Publications: The Belgian Contribution, Published by Walther Koenig, Cologne, DE

2016 – Adjusting Horizons, in: Lokaal01 overview catalogue, Antwerp, BE
2016 – Overlaps Occur, in: Bildred OEI magazine 71/72 , Stockholm, SE
2014 – All Problems Can Never Be Solved, with Jozef Wouters, book, Published by Les presses du réel, FR
2013 – From Brown To Blue, with Jochem Vanden Ecker & Kris Kimpe, book, Antwerp, BE
2013 – Må Kun, in: Gagarin, The Artists in Their Own Words, 27, BE
2006 – Segematthelson, in: Factor 44 – les jours fixes 1996-2006, overview catalogue, BE
2005 – Zeichnet Ung Stellt, in: FotoMuseum magazine, vol 11, BE


Teaching, jury & artist talks
2015 – Performative Texts & Mishaps, with Tris Vonna-Michell, Konstfack University, Stockholm, SE
2015 – Related Objects, with Ksenia Galiaeva, De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL
2014 / 2010 – Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens Foundation, Antwerp, BE
2013 – Verbs & Activation, In Situ, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, BE
2011 – The Upside Down, Primary school, Hoogstraten, BE
2009 – De Warande, Turnhout, BE
2007 – In Situ, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, BE
2007 – To Be Unfolded, School of Contemporary Art, Tianjin, CN


Selected public collections & institutions
Mu.ZEE – Museum of Fine Arts, selection of Forlag artists’ books, Ostend, BE

Collection for Research of Artists’ Publications, selection of Forlag artists’ books, Ekeren, BE
Lokaal01, Garage Bagage, installation, Antwerp, BE
Factor 44, Segematthelson, Jour Fixe, commemorative plaque, Antwerp, BE


Grants & awards
2018 – 2016 – Studio grant, City of Stockholm, 2016-2018, Stockholm, SE

2009 – 2007 – Individual grant, Flemish Community Commission, Brussels, BE
2006 – Szpilman Award, shortlist, Berlin, DE
2005 – Award Artistic Foundation Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens, Brussels, B

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