Biography

Born in May 1968, Johannesburg, South Africa
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Born into a working class Afrikaans family during the height of Apartheid, Kendell Geers quickly found himself fighting a Crime Against Humanity on the front lines of activism and protest. Running away from the military regime and a six year prison sentence, he escaped to London in 1988 as a political refugee. In 1989 he moved on to New York where he found employ as Richard Prince’s full time assistant. Following the release of Nelson Mandela, Geers returned to South Africa in 1990 to help build the new democracy.

From his strong experiences as a revolutionary, he developed a psycho-social-political practice that held ethics and aesthetics to be opposite sides of the very same coin, spinning upon the tables of history. In his hands, the discourse of art history is interrogated, languages of power and ideological codes subverted, expectations smashed and belief systems transformed into aesthetic codes. The raw energy of a Punk attitude is blended with the visceral visionary philosophy of poets like Rimbaud, Blake and Burroughs in an uncanny cocktail of unexpected contrasts.

A European by descent, an African by birth, Kendell Geers work embodies the contradictions of his identity, being both Animist and Mystic, Shaman and Alchemist, Punk and Poet. The warp of popular culture is woven into the weft of poetry, painting, literature and ritual. He uses experience to colour perception, spiritualising matter and materialising spirit, mocking tradition like an iconoclast whilst celebrating history like a Medieval Monk.

Believing that art is as political as it is spiritual, Kendell Geers’ varied practice cannot be simplified, cannot be reduced to cliché or fashion. Working as an artist, musician, designer and writer, his strategies are without compromise because he believes that “Art changes the world – one perception at a time.”

CV

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020
    Love, By Any Means Necessary, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 2019
    In Gozi We trust, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
    THE SECOND COMING (Do What Thou Whilst) , Rua Red, Dublin
    #iPROtesttHERforIam, Galeria ADN, Barcelona
  • 2018
    VoetStoots, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands Solo Booth at AKAA with Didier Claes Gallery, Paris, France Hope is a Four Letters Word, La Médiatine, Brussels, Belgium EsemPlastiK, ACB Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
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  • 2017
    AfroPunk, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen with the collaboration of Didier Claes, Brussels, Belgium
    Solo Booth, Art Paris Art Fair (Africa as guest of honour), ADN Galeria, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 2016
    ProPaganDaDa, ADN Galeria, Barcelona, Spain 2015
    SeaSonSinHell, ACB Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2015
    SeaSonSinHell, Gallery ACB, Budapest, Hungary (Show and Lecture)
  • 2014
    Ani/Mystik/AKtivist, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
    The Intoxication of Being Kendell Geers, UnTubo, Siena, Italy (Show and Lecture)
    Crossing the Line, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
    Solve et Coagula, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
  • 2013
    AlphaBête, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium.
    Endgame, Galleria Continua Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, France
    Stealing Fire from Heaven, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
    Kendell Geers 1988-2013, Haus der Kunst, Munich (monography)
  • 2012
    Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Chateau Blandy-Les-Tours, France
  • 2011
    Hellraiser, ADN Galeria, Barcelona
    No Government, No Cry; CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
    Fin de Partie, Galleria Continua, Beijing (catalogue)
  • 2010
    Lady/God/Gift, Kendell Geers participation in the project: Domino Canibal, Contemporary Art Project Murcia, Spain (catalogue)
    Third World Disorder, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    Handgrenades from my Heart, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2009
    A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
    Irrespektiv, MART, Trento, Italy (catalogue)
    The Wasteland , Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
  • 2008
    Oficina Para de Arte A.C. , Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    Irrespektiv , MOCA, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (catalogue)
    Irrespektiv , DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain (catalogue)
    PostPunkPaganPop , de Pury & Luxembourg Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland (catalogue)
  • 2007
    Kannibale, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
    Irrespektiv, BALTIC, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom (catalogue)
    Irrespektiv, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Gent, Belgium (catalogue)
    Auto da fé, BPS22, Charleroi (catalogue)
  • 2006
    The word made flesh; Gallery Stephen Friedman, London
  • 2005
    Satyr:Ikon, Galleria Continua, San Gimigano, Italy
    The Fall, Sorry we’re closed, Bruxelles
    Hung, Drawn and Quartered, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, United States (catalogue)
  • 2004
    Hung, Drawn and Quartered, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinatti, United States (catalogue)
    Sexus, Cimaise et Portique, Albi, France (catalogue)
    The forest of suicides, MACRO Museum, Roma, Italy (monography)
    In the flesh, Salon 94, New York
  • 2003
    NOITU(LOVE)R , Castello di Ama per l’arte contemporanea Lecchi in Chianti
    Inferno, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery, Japan (artists book)
    Terrorealismus, Migros Museum, Zurich
    The Prodigal son, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Rogue States, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  • 2002
    Grenzgänger, Gallery Luis Campana, Köln, Germany
    Mondo Kane, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
    A Spy in the House of Love, Camouflage, Brussels, Belgium
    Sympathy for the Devil, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (catalogue)
  • 2001
    Where Angels Fear to Tread, Delfina Project Space, London
    Televisionaries, Würtembergischer Kunstverein and Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2000
    Timbuktu, MAK, Vienna, Austria
    ¡Ya Basta! Le Consortium, Dijon, France
    Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
    Arte all’Arte V edizione, Volterra, Italy
    Inova, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA
    Art Unlimited, Basel ArtFair, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1999
    States of Emergency, Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
    Heart of Darkness, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
    Project Rooms, Arco, Madrid, Spain
  • 1998
    Guilty, Fort Klapperkop, Pretoria, South Africa
    98.3, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, USA (brochure)
    Heart of Darkness, Gallery in the Round, Grahamstown, South Africa (brochure)
  • 1997
    Memento Mori, de Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland
  • 1996
    Black on the Inside (with Neil Goedhals), Galerie Metroplex, Johannesburg, South Africa
    16 June 1976 (with Willie Bester), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1995
    Work on Paper, Chalkham Hill Press Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    W.C. , Villa Arson, Nice, France
  • 1994
    Air de Paris (with Joachim Schonfeldt), Everard Read Contemporary & ICA & Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg,South Africa
    We are Johannesburg Artists and Nothing More, Michaelis Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1993
    The New Patron, Everard Read Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Threshold: The Exhibition, Everard Read Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Objects, Natal Technikon Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
  • 1991
    Mediations, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1988
    Box Theatre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020
    Galerie Ron Mandos, Group presentation with Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Remy Jungerman and Mohau Modisakeng at The Armory Show 2020, New York, NY, USA
    Just like paradise, OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Hohenrausch 2020, Linz, Austria (forthcoming)
    Fonction Critique 2, Aperto, Montpellier, France (curated by Manuel Fadat)
  • 2019-2020
    Disturbing Narratives, The Parkview Museum, Singapore
  • 2019
    Dark Fantasy, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles (curated by Ashlee Harrison)
    JRSLM – Paradise Lost Again, Pilar, Brussels (curated by Hans de Wolf)
    Habiter l’intime, Works on Paper, Collection Cédric Liénard, Foundation Thalie, Brussels
    Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities, Department of Carving and Modeling Section II: Form and Volume, Cristina Guerra Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal (curated by Jens Hoffmann)
    Otros Campos, Arte, sociedad y fuìtbol, CDAN, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca, Spain
    La rue. Où le monde se crée, La Panacée, Montpellier, France
    Body as home, GAD Giudecca Art District, Venice Biennale, curated by Valentina Gioia Levy & Pier Paolo Scelsi
    Glasstress 2019, Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Murano
    Dysfunctional, Galleria Giogrio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, Venice, Italy
    Monde(s) Merveilleux, Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy, France
    MuMo 2 (le Musée Mobile), Eldorado, touring Lille, Dunkerque, Amiens, Thiérache North and l’Ais, France
    Golden Room, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France
    Nouveau Brutalisme, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France
    Festival Van De Controle, CCHA, Hasselt, Belgium
    New Works, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France
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  • 2018
    The Street. Where the World Is Made, curated by Hou Hanru, MAXXI, Roma, Italy Hacer Noche, Convent of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
    1 _54 Contemporary African Art Fair, with ADN Gallery, London, U.K
    RED Auction, in collaboration with Gagosian and Sotheby’s, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, U.S
    Us or Chaos, Collection of A/Political curated by Becky Haghpanah-Shirwan, BPS 22, Charleroi, Belgium
    White Anxieties, curated by Raul Zamudio and Juan Puntes, White Box, New York, U.S
    Vienna Line, curated by Dr. Lóránd Heygi, MAM, Mario Mauroner gallery, Vienna, Austria
    Multiple, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, U.K
    Elexposition, Party Content, Liège, Belgium
    David Balula, Kendell Geers, Thomas Lerooy and Sam Moyer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium BRIC-à-brac – The Jumble of Growth, curated by Gerardo Mosquera, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy Road to Justice, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
    Make the city, Poiein Polis – Créer la Cité, Party Content, Liège, Belgium
    Black Mirror, Mario Mauroner Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
    Narrative Means, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BELIEVE, MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
    Talisman in The Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    The Exil Pavilion, curated by Mounir Fatmi, French Institute of Saint-Louis, Dakar Biennial, Senegal
    The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, United States
  • 2017
    Angst, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium
    Ecce Homo, curated by Eric Rinckhout, Marion de Cannière gallery, Belgium
    DaDA Africa, PERFORMA17, WhiteBox, New York, United States
    SAW 3, Clandestine Exhibition, curated by Anna Ceeh and Iv Toshain, Vienna, Austria
    Artistry and Methods – Drawing as Art, Art as Drawings, curated by Joël Benzakin, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China How to say it the way it is! curated by Franko B, selected works from the a/political collection, South Dublin Arts Centre, Ireland
    Superdemocracy, Belgium Senate, Brussels, Belgium
    The Silences Between, curated by Emma Laurence, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    OH LES BEAUX JOURS! curated by Joël Benzakin and Angel Vergara, Biennale 9, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    All Things Being Equal…, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town, South Africa
    BXL Universel, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, France
    NSK State Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy
    ANTIDORON – The EMST Collection, Documenta 14, curated by Katerina Koskina, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany ‘And what, for example, am I now seeing?’ Autodisporsi, Gropello Collection, Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, France Afriques Capitales, curated by Simon Djami, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille3000, France
    Mementos: Artists’ Souvenirs, Artefacts, and other Curiosities, curated by Jens Hoffmann and Piper Marshall, 35th Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, United States
    Living in Dreams, De Bond, Bruges, Belgium
    Il Cacciatore Bianco / The White Hunter, curated by Marco Scotini, FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy Du Verbe à la Communication, Collection Josée and Marc Gensollen, Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France
  • 2016
    Lines of Passage (in medias res), curated by Basak Senova, The Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene, Greece
    Comme si de rien n’était, curated by Michel Van Dyck, jardins du Musée Van Buuren, Brussels, Belgium
    BRIC-á-brac, The Jumble of Growth, curated by Huang Du and Gerardo Mosquera, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China The 11th edition of the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
    BXL Universel, La Centrale Electrique, Brussels, Belgium
    La Traversée des inquiétudes, curated by Lea Bismuth, Le Lab – Labanque, Béthune, France Tribal, in collaboration with Galerie Bernard Dulon, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France Something Old Something New, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
    Football: A la Limite du Hors Jeu, Le Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
    New Revolutions, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Portrait de l’artiste en alter, FRAC Normandie Rouen, France
    Les Possédés, Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
    GlassFever, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrechts, The Netherlands
    A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany Hacking Habitat, Art of Control – Internationale Kunstmanifestatie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Punk. Its Traces in Contemporary Art, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
    The Importance of Being…, Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*
    The Importance of Being…, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil* Les Mondes Inversés, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium
    GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion, Curator’s Office, Washington, United States
  • 2015
    Follia Continua! Les 25 ans de la Galleria Continua, Cent-quatre, Paris, France*
    The Importance of Being…, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo,
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, Brazil*
    THEOREM. You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself, curated by Octavio Zaya, MANA Contemporary, New Jersey, United States
    “Give me a mask and he will tell you the truth” Oscar Wilde, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium Punk. Its Traces in Contemporary Art, CA2M, Madrid, Spain
    The Poetry In Between: South-South, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    The Importance of Being…, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba*
    Ground Floor Up (RED), BANK, MABSociety, Shanghai, China
  • 2014
    What Marcel Duchamp Taught me, The Fine Art Society, London, United Kingdom*
    The Divine Comedy, curated by Simon Njami, SCAD, Museum of Art, Savannah, United States*
    Odd Volumes, Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, United States
    As I Run and Run, Happiness Comes Closer, Hotel Beaubrun, Paris, France
    Alchemy, West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai, China
    Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças, curated by Filipa Oliveira & Elfi Turpin, CRAC Alsace, France
    Slow Future, curated by Jota Castro, Centrum Sztuki Wspó≥czesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Poland*
    One Shot! Football e Arte Contemporânea, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brasil
    ICONICA, Centennial of the founding of CONI, Art walk, Rome, Italy
    Michelangelo e il Novecento, Florence, Italy
    And the Trees Went Forth to Seek a King, Museum on the Seam, Ireland
    Pace Gems, The Linda Pace Foundation Gallery, San Antonio, United States
    La Disparition des Lucioles, Prison Sainte-Anne, Avignon, France*
    Other people’s problems: Conflicts and Paradoxes, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Ireland
    Surfacing, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    Study from The Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    MTV RE:DEFINE, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, United States
    Personal Choice, CCC Garage, Moscow, Russia
    The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, curated by Simon Njami, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany*
    Selected Jewels from Paris/London, Galerie miniMasterPiece, Paris, France
    The Drawing Room, curated by David Neuman, Magasin III, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ruffneck Constructivists, ICA, Philadelphia, United States
    INSERT2014: NEW MODELS FOR COMMON GROUND, Mati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India*
  • 2013 Artifical Amsterdam, De Appel, Amsterdam
    PostMortem, Forde, Geneve.
    Beyond Liaisons, World Jewellery Museum, Seoul
    My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France.
    Money, Sex, Power, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium.
    Celluloid Brushes, Ludlow 38, New York
  • 2012 Struggle(s), 4 Private collections, Maison Particuliere, Brussels
    Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, exhibition for the City of Mechelen, Belgium (catalogue)
    Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Genk, Limburg, Belgium (catalogue)
    Néon, Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue? La Maison Rouge, Paris (catalogue)
  • 2011 CON AMORE — Leif Djurhuus Samling, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (catalogue)
    NUNC, ET IN HORA MORTIS NOSTRAE, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
    Mémoires du futur, la collection Olbricht, La maison Rouge, Paris (catalogue)
    Spheres 4, Galleria Continua Le Moulin, Paris
    It Won’t Happen Again, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
    Super-Organism, CAF Art Museum Biennale, Beijing, China
    Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary 2011, Ireland
    How to Philosophize with a Hammer, White Box, New York, United States
    Big Brother, L’artiste face aux Tyrans, The Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard, France (catalogue Glasstress, Eventi collaterali di La Biennale di Venizia, Venice, Italy
    Sympathy for the Devil, VanhaerentsArtCollection, Brussels, Belgium
    Eat Me, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    The Luminous Interval, The Daskalopoulos Collection, The Guggenheim, Bilbao (catalogue)
    Celluloid Brushes, Film Posters by artists, Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels
  • 2010 Mexico Expected/Unexpected, MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, CA, United States
    Je crois aux Miracles, Collection Yvon Lambert, Avignon
    Idoles, Le Moulin, Galleria Continua, Boissy-le Chatel, Paris, France
    The Right to Protest, Museum on the Seam, Socio-Political Contemporary Art Museum, Israel
    Bare Life, Museum on the Seam, Socio-Political Contemporary Art Museum, Israel
    Wish List of a Young Collector, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
    Lust and Vice: The Seven Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern , Switzerland (catalogue)
    Winter Show, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    México — esperado/inesperado, B.P.S.22 – Espace de création contemporaine, Belgium
    Spazio, Dalle collezioni di arte e architettura del MAXXI, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
    Bern Biennale, The Museum of Fine Art in Bern, Switzerland
    The 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (catalogue)
    Nieuwe Monumenten, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp (catalogue)
    Strengths and Convictions, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Sweden (catalogue)
    UltraMegaLore-Fashion Icon, Het Modemuseum Hasselt, Belgium (catalogue)
    One Shot ! Football and contemporary art, BPS22 espace de création contemporaine, Charleroi, Belgium (catalogue)
    Dada South? Iziko Museums Of Cape Town, South Africa (catalogue)
    Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • 2009 SCRATCH! ADN Galeria, Barcelona
    Visions of paradise: utopias | dystopias | heterotopias, Berezdivin Collection, Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico
    Art Foundation Mallorca, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
    Fonction Critique, quelques apparitions diversement manifestees, sur une proposition de M.Fadat, Aperto, Montpellier, France (Catalogue)
    Spheres 2009, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Paris
    Locus Solus, Galerie Yvon Lambert , Paris
    Re:Print, n.a.v. een grafisch werktraject in het Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium (catalogue)
    Hellwach Gegenwartig, Ausblicke auf die Sammlung Marta, Marta Herford, Germany
    Dark Summer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
    Une collezione trasversale Da Duchamp a Nino Calos, da Cattelan a Entang Wiharso, ALT Arte Contemporanea, Arte Lavoro Territorio, Spazio Fausto Radici, Alzano Lombardo
    A House is Not a Home, La Calmeleterie, Amboise, France (catalogue)
    SONS Shoes Or not Shoes? Kruishoutem, Belgium
    Time of the Signs, de Pury & Luxembourg Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
    Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War, Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
  • 2008 Artist-Citizen / Contextual artistic practices, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia
    Chambre à part II, La Réserve, Paris
    7+1Project Rooms, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporànea de Vigo, Spain (catalogue)
    ‘My Favorite Object’, Artists and Architects present their favourite object in the MAK, The Viennaartweek, MAK, Vienna (catalogue)
    WALL ROCKETS, New Flag Art Foundation Show, Contemporary Artist and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison, New York (catalogue)
    Collection Agustin et Isabel Coppel, Mexico: Expected/Unexpected, La Maison Rouge, Paris (catalogue)
    Betwixt, Sofia Hultén curated by Richard Julin, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Sweden
    NEON, group show curated by Tania Doropoulos, Gallery Anna Schwartz, Sydney, Australia
    Bare Life, Jerusalem’s Museum on the Seam, Israel
    Neon Bible, Collection Yvon Lambert, Avignon
    Neighbourhood Secrets, Kvadrat, Stavanger 2008 European Capital of Culture, Norway (catalogue)
    Person of the Crowd: The contemporary Art of Flânerie, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York
    Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War, Blackwood Gallery, Curated by Séamus Kealy, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada (catalogue)
  • 2007 J’embrasse Pas, Collection Yvon Lambert, Avignon
    Passage du Temps, Collection François Pinault Foundation, Lille (catalogue)
    My Sweet Sixteen Party, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
    Werchter Rock Festival, Amuseevous project, Werchter, Belgium
    Hidden Cities, Third International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Rotterdam (catalogue)
    African Pavilion, 52nd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
    Global Cities, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
    L’emprise du lieu, curated by Daniel Buren , Domaine Pommery, Reims, France (catalogue)
    One Colour, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
    The Freak Show, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (catalogue)
    Stock Zero, Or The Icy Water Of Egoistical Calculation, Nicolas Bourriaud, 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (catalogue)
    1 Biennal of the Canaries islands. Santa Cruz de Tenerife (catalogue)
    Emerging Wor(l)ds, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague
    Il faut rendre à Cézanne…, Collection Yvon Lambert, Avignon (catalogue)
  • 2006 Only the Paranoid Survive, HVCCA – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, USA
    Being, In Brussels, Argos, Brussels (catalogue)
    SD Observatory, IVAM, Valencia, Spain (catalogue)
    HUMAN GAME, curated by Francesco Bonami, Fondazione Pitti Immagine, Stazione Leopolda, Florence,Italy (catalogue)
    A Fiction of Authenticity-Contemporary Africa Abroad, Blaffer Gallery-The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    One Star Stop, Galerie Erna HÈcey, Brussels, Belgium
    Take a Walk on the Wild Side, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich (catalogue)
    Images Publiques, 1ère Triennale d’art public, Liège, Belgium
    Ballkünstler, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany (catalogue)
    The Flip Book Show, Fotomuseum, Antwerp
    Taste. In Viaggio Con Le Diversità Del Gusto, Stazione Leopolda, Firenze

Curatorial

  • 2020
    “BAPTISM (#) FIRE”, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium
  • 2019
    MERDELAMERDELAMERDELAMERDELAMER, Curated by Festival, Mario Mauroner Gallery, Vienna
    IncarNations, African Art as Philiosophy, Sindika Dokolo Collection, Bozar, Brussels
  • 2017
    Guest Editor, Art Africa March 2017, Issue 07, South Africa
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  • 2015
    Eureka, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011
    No Government No Cry, CIAP Hasselt, Belgium
  • 2009
    Guest Editor, Be Contemporary #07, 2009, Paris
  • 1996
    Unplugged, Rembrandt van Rijn Art Gallery, Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1995
    Volatile Colonies, Johannesburg Biennial
  • 1994 – 1999
    Gencor / BHP Billiton Collection
  • 1992
    Aids: The Exhibition, ICA, Johannesburg and Natal Technikon Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
  • 1990
    “Christmas” published in Vrye Weekblad newspaper on 14 December 199O
  • 1989
    “Slightly Obscure Art,” published in Vrye Weekblad newspaper on 15 December 1989

Performances

  • 2013
    Red Sniper, Transformator, Zwevegem, Belgium
    Red Sniper, Schlagstrom Festival, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011
    Red Sniper, Body Farm, Magasin 4, Brussels
  • 2009
    CODEX GIGAS, Starr Space, Brooklyn, New York
    A House is Not a Home, La Calmeleterie, Amboise, France
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  • 2008 Oficina Para de Arte A.C., Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    PostPunkPaganPop, MOCA, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France
    LostLustLast, Performance and Installation, Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris (Destruction Party)
    PostPunkPaganPop, Gallery de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich
  • 2007 CIMATIC/07AV/FestivalBrussels International Festival for Live Audiovisual Art&VJing, Beursschouwburg,Brussels
    50 Jaar Vrienden V/H Smak Ghent, Belgium
    Festival 10 days off, the fucKINGFUCKS Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
    Biennale Charleroi danse, Performance Kendell Geers and the fucKINGFUCKS BPS22, Charleroi
  • 2005 Cultuurcentrum Evergem, Belgium
    Les Grands Spectacles – 120 Jahre Kunst und Massenkultur
    Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Austria
    Elektra Festival Montréal, Canada
    Strange, Familiar and Unforgotten Galerie Erna Hécey, Bruxelles
    Dans le Collimateur Dieppe Scene Nationale, Dieppe, France
  • 2004 Criminal Brides Buda, Kortijk, Belgium
    Videozone Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
    Opera Video, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
  • 2003 Rhythm and Chaos, Transart 03, Bolzano, Italy
    Rhythm and Chaos, Beaulieu Art Gallery, Oudenaarde (group show)
    Guests, curated by Luk van Acker, Handelsbeursgebouw, Ghent
    Guided by Heroes, curated by Raf Simons, Z33, Hasselt
    Prototype, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Monographs

  • AniMystikAKtivist. Fonds Mercator and Yale University Press. Brussels: 2018, 128 pages.
  • Kendell Geers 1988-2012. Prestel Publishing. Munich: Clive Kellner, 2013, 240 pages
  • Kendell Geers: Hand Grenades from My Heart. Blue Kingfisher Ltd. Hong Kong: Jérôme Sans, 2013, 383 pages The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins: 2012, 128 pages
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  • Fin de Partie, Galleria Continua. Beijing, 2011, 145 pages
  • Irrespektiv. BOM Publishers, 2007, 293 pages.
  •  “The Second Coming (Do What Thou Whilt)” Published by a/political and Rua Red 2019, 32 pages
  • Fingered. Tikiriki Publications. Brussels: 2005, 107 pages.
  • Bourriaud Nicolas & Kendell Geers; Kendell Geers; The Forest of Suicides, MACRO, 2004, 95 pages.
  • My Tongue in Your Cheek. Les presses du Réel. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2002, 239 pages Argot: The Way Art is Going. Chalkham Hill Press. Johannesburg, 1995, 74 pages
  • IncarNations, African Art as Philiosophy, Bozar, SilvanaEditoriale, 128 pages ART AFRICA, N.7, South Africa: May 2017, 248 pages
  • Be Contemporary Magazine, N.7, France: 2009, 184 pages