Jan Fabre

B. 1958


For more than thirty-five years, Jan Fabre (b. 1958, Antwerp) has played a significant role as a visual artist, theather-maker and author.  Fabre’s innovative and diverse practice is focused on the centrality of the body in its physiological, intellectual and symbolic aspects and he endeavours to unlock the secret of ‘beauty’ as well as investigate the interchange between art and science, man and animal, life and death. He is the first living contemporary artist to have exhibited at the Louvre, and to have been invited to hold a solo show at the State Heritage Museum in Saint Petersburg.  Jan Fabre lives and works in Antwerp.


2017 Jan Fabre, Glass and Bone, Sculptures 1977-2017, Abbey of San Gregorio, Venice, Italy

Stigmata, Actions&Performances 1976-2016, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

Folklore Sexuel Belge, Le Bon Artiste Belge , Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Jan Fabre | Gold and Blood (Sculptures and Drawings ), Art Bärtschi & Cie | Geneva, Switzerland

2016 Knight of the Night, Ronchini Gallery, London

Knight of Despair / Warrior of Beauty, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Under the Spell of Bosch, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Verwersstraat, The Netherlands

Stigmata. Actions & Performances, MAC Lyon, Lyon, France

Spiritual Guards, Piazza Signoria, Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Forte Belvedere, Florence, Italy

2015 Sacrum Cerebrum , Art Bärtschi & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland

30 Years / 7 Rooms , Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium

The Years of the Hour Blue , Magazzino, Rome, Italy