Heidi Voet
Lives and works in Brussels and Taipei.

Heidi Voet’s installations and interventions in galleries, museums, historic homes or public spaces, are vivid reflections on the contemporary sense of time and place. Her works are infused with a wry humour that plays between material properties of everyday objects and the connotations they carry.

The central concern of Heidi Voet’s oeuvre is the contrasting registers of time that shape the present. The immediacy and fleeting nature of popular culture and everyday commodities – plastic watches, gingerbread, fruit and vegetables – that are among her unexpected media, place her work in a critical relationship with today’s globalized culture. Combined in assemblages that draw on arts, crafts, historical artefacts and myths from diverse cultures, Voet nimbly folds the past into the present.

The apparent simplicity of their form belies their highly crafted, and often labour intensive, production – a further register of relative time and value – recurs throughout her practice. Acutely aware of her works historical and cultural context, Heidi Voet places the materials and processes within intricate network of associations in her “thoughts turned form”. Through this ludic approach she directs our attention to pressing issues of social inequity, imperialism, and other affects under globalization with a surprisingly light touch. Favouring conundrum, absurdity and contradiction as its means, Heidi Voet consistently provokes a reappraisal of today’s complex and relative social conditions.

Upcoming Exhibitions / projects

NSK Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Ca’Tron, Venice (It)
from May 11 to July 15, 2017
Commissioned by artist collective IRWIN (Dušan Mandič, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek and Borut Vogelnik), the project is curated by Zdenka Badovinac and Charles Esche, and directed by Mara Ambrožič.
NSK citizen and contemporary artist Ahmet Öğüt has been invited to shape the installation of the Pavilion, where the notion of state, and the definition of citizenship and its related bureaucracy, are questioned through the conceptual and physical experience of gravity. The space will be experienced in two parts: a room of “global disorder” including over 100 responses to a questionnaire asked by NSK Delegates about views on Europe, and an NSK passport office where passports will be issued.

NSK State Pavilion
e-flux announcement NSK State Pavilion

How beautiful it is and easily it can be broken, groupshow, S.M.A.K., Ghent (B)
from June 24 to October 1st, 2017

booklaunch Ghost of a girl, Domein Raversyde, Oostende (B)
Sunday June 25, 2017
details and program will be announced soon

Solo Exhibitions / Projects

500 years, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei (TW), 2016
500 years, BANK, Shanghai (CN), 2015
As far as I can see, curated by Leo Xu projects, MCM gallery, Shanghai (CN), 2014
Can the maker repair what he makes, Salon Blanc, Oostende (B), 2013
Is six afraid of seven, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (CN), 2011
If I was beautiful. If I had the time., Kasteel Beauvoorde (B), 2010
Endless Lightness, curated by Ronald Van de Sompel, FLACC, Genk (B), 2009
Cool, Sweet & drill holes, IT Park Gallery, Taipei (TW), 2008
Happy Next Year, OneTwenty Gallery, Ghent (B), 2007
The Joker, Beauty Room, Paris (F), 2006
Present Perfect Tension, Sint-Lukas gallery, Brussels (B), 2005
Islet, CCNOA, Brussels (B), 2001
(levende lijven.), Netwerkgalerij, Aalst (B), 1996

Group Exhibitions


Living in Dreams, curated by Frank Koolen and Els Fiers, De Bondt, Bruges (B)


Why not ask again? The 11th Shanghai Biennale, curated by Raqs Media Collective, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (CN)
The Morality Reflex, curated by Heidi Ballet, Contemporary Art Center CAC, Vilnius (LT)
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, curated by Liu Xiao, Xu Jia and Assadour Markarov, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou (CN)
Private tag, curated by Hendrik Tratsaert and Isabelle De Baets,
Domein Raversyde, Ostend (B)


7+1, curated by Martina Koppel-Yang, CIGB, Beijing (CN)
Vive le Capital, curated by Christophe Draeger and Xin Wang, BANK, Shanghai (CN)
Aandacht! Aandacht!, de Warande, Turnhout (B)
Balance Sheets, curated by Kit Hammonds, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
Aandacht! Aandacht, C-Mine, Genk (B)


DECORUM, carpets and tapestries from artists, curated by Anne Dressen and Gong Yan, Powerstation of Art, Shanghai (CN)
Art of living, curated by Zhou Tiehai and MABsociety, Jing An Kerry Center, Shanghai (CN)
Spoor 9, curated by SecondRoom and Lokaal01, Central Station, Antwerp (B)
Art in the city, K11, Shanghai (CN)
Another dream, Another sense, Another Mind, Law faculty Library, KULeuven, Leuven (B)
PO(r)TION, curated by Josef Ng, L’Avenue, Shanghai (CN)


Revel, MOCA, Shanghai (CN)
Laowai Allegorist/Antagonist, BANK Art Space, Shanghai (CN)
Neo Povera, L&M Arts, curated by Harmony Murphy, Los Angeles (USA)
Lounge #2, Le Clougoff, curated by Philippe Bream, Private house, Brussels (B)
Does Europe matter, Vitamin creative space/The Pavillion, curated by Jun Yang , Beijing (CN)
Found in translation, curated by Emmanuel Lambion in collaboration with Nathalie Guiot & Thalie Art Project, collector’s house, Brussels (B)
The Critical Fundamentals of Europe, Goethe Institut, Brussels (B)


What is it about the end of the world that makes it so appealing?, V Art Center, Shanghai (CN)
Very Fun Park, Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei (TW)
Everyday, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (CN)


Nachtauslage, Galerie Lena Bruening, curated by Susanne Prinz, Berlin (DE)
The Couple Show, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (CN)
No Government No Cry, curated by Kendell Geers, c.i.a.p., Hasselt (B)


This Modern World? An art as billboard project, curated by Mathieu Borysevicz, Cool Docks, Shanghai (CN)
Shifting definitions, OV Gallery, Shanghai (CN)


Fantastic Illusions, curated by Christophe Dejaeger and Art Yan, Buda Art Center, Kortrijk (B)
Time to destination, curated by Ronald Van de Sompel, Komplot at Zennestraat 17, Brussels (B)
Jeugdzonde, over opus een en min een, Hedah Center for Contemporary Art, Maastricht (NL)
Fantastic Illusions, curated by Art Yan and Christophe Dejaeger, MOCA, Shanghai (CN)
International Photo Festival 2009, Knokke-Heist (B)


Un-Scene, curated by Dirk Snauwaert, Devrim Bayar and Charles Grohy, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels (B)
Artlab/ Artificial Nature, curated by Alicia Framis, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai (CN)
Cuesta, Contemporary Art in Tielt, Tielt (B)
Markiezin zkt. Kunst, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek (B)
Intrude: Art & Life 366, curated by Biljana Ciric, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (CN)


Multi/Plier, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, curated by Edith Doove, Brussels (B)
Versus IV, Maegdendaele, Oudenaarde (B)
SecondRoom @ W139, Amsterdam (NL)
Storm op Komst, de Warande, Turnhout (B)
Remote/ Control, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai (CN)


hereisthere, Budafest, Kortrijk (B)
Freestate, curated by Hendrik Tratsaert and Lieven Van Den Abeele, Old Military Hospital, Ostend (B)
Borderline Video Festival, Beijing (CN)


Kunst & Zwalm, Zwalm (B)
Les Ventinelles, Anglet (F)
Hier/Anderswo, Kunstpanorama, Luzerne (CH)


The square root of Memory, curated by Filip Luyckx, Huis Van Winckel, Dendermonde (B)
The resistance of Ether, Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst (B)


Wanderlust, with Freek Wambacq and Gabriel Lester, Dansaert 182, Brussels (B)
Boobytrap, kunsthuis Syb, Beetsterzwaag (NL)
Bisoncaravan, Aarhuskunstmuseum, Aarhus (DK)


Staal/made in Belgium, curated by Paul Lagring, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot (F)
Young Artists, curated by Filip Luyckx, Sint-Lukas gallery, Brussels (B)
A haunted house of Art, curated by Gabriel Lester, Outline, Amsterdam (NL)


Illusion/Free Space/Forever young, N.I.C.C., curated by Gert Robijns and Fransesca Lesak, Antwerp (B)