Born in 1983 in Ghent, Belgium
Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium
He graduated from the Künstelerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (Germany) in 2013 and from the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent (Belgium) in 2009. Joris Van de Moortel is one of the most noticed artists of the Belgian contemporary art scene. Joris Van de Moortel has received notable solo exhibitions, including Guitare préparée at Sint-Lukas Galerie (Brussels, Belgium) in 2019; Cachivage Bugui Bugui at BOZAR (Palais de Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium) in 2018; Pink Noises, his first solo exhibition in the United States, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in 2016; Are you interested in architecture?... at the Be Part Art Centre (Waregem, Belgium) in 2015.
In 2019, Galerie Nathalie Obadia exhibited Joris Van de Moortel’s new series of pieces on paper at the Art on Paper fair (BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium), and also devoted a second solo exhibition to him in Paris entitled The ne’er do wells set out for a dubious pilgrimage on the occasion of which his first monograph was published. In the same year, Joris Van de Moortel received the Grand Jury Prize for his participation in the 13th International Art Biennial in Cairo (Egypt).