Heidi Voet
Lives and works in Taipei and Brussels.

Heidi Voet’s multidisciplinary practice is informed by her transcultural experience of both residing in Europe and Asia and offers a critical approach on cultural conventions and belief systems, modes of production in consumer society, and the ubiquitous experience of time. 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, magazines, 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 an intricate network of associations in her “thoughts turned form”. Through this playful approach she directs our attention to pressing issues of social inequity, imperialism, and other affects under globalization. Favouring conundrum, absurdity and contradiction as its means, Heidi Voet consistently provokes a reappraisal of today’s complex and relative social conditions.


Beaufort 2021, Triennial in the public space along the Belgian coast.
curated by Heidi Ballet
with Laure Prouvost (FR), Els Dietvorst (B), Goshka Macuga (PL), Oliver Laric (AT), Rosa Barba (IT), Marguerite Humeau (FR), Jeremy Deller (UK), Adrián Villar Rojas (AR), Maen Florin (BE), Nicolás Lamas (PE), Michael Rakowitz (US), Heidi Voet (BE), Timur Si-Qin (DE), Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE), Monokino (BE), Rosella Biscotti (IT), Jimmie Durham (US), Raphaela Vogel (DE), Sammy Baloji (DRC), Nel Aerts (Be)
From 27 May until 7 November 2021

Herbal urbanism, margins of the city as method
curated by Manray Hsu
Hsinchu, Taiwan
June 2021

Solo Exhibitions / Projects

06myflipside, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, (TW), 2020
In pieces and parts, Sint-Lukas gallery, Brussels (B), 2018
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, MCM, 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, 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.), Netwerk, Aalst (B), 1996

Group Exhibitions / Projects


Tjimur Arts Festival, Tjumur Dance Theatre, Sandimen (TW)
A hypothetical Neo Constructivism, BANK, Shanghai (CN)
with Craig Easton, Heman Chong, Michael Lin, Xiaobo Shi, Tabor Robak, Joey Xia, Yibei Zhang, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries


In between Sculpture Projects Ping Yao, curated by Ulrich Loock and Peng Feng, Ping Yao (CN)
Li Hongwei, Wu Didi, Richard Deacon, Li Mengyuan, Thomas Eller, …
Unfolding: Fabric of our life, curated by Mizuki Takahashi, CHAT, The Mills, Hong Kong 
with Ade Darmawan, Vo Tran Chau, Huang Po-Chih, Contact Gonzo, Reza Afisina, Dayanita Singh, Pangrok Sulap, …
Ceci n’est pas un conte, Galerie Irene Laub, Brussels (B)


20 Years N.I.C.C. – Jubilee, N.I.C.C., Antwerp (B)
California dreaming, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW)
with Bruce Yonemoto, Yu Cheng Ta, Noritoshi Hirakawa…
PLAY, curated by Hilde Teerlinck and Patrick Ronse, Kortrijk (B)
with Guilaume Bijl, Dane Mitchell, Peter Friedl, Erkan Özgen, Polly Apfelbaum, Navid Nuur, Barbara Davi, Jeppe Hein, Jennifer Rubell, Frederik Van Simaey, …


How beautiful it is and easily it can be broken, S.M.A.K., Ghent (B)
with Nina Canell, Pieter Vermeersch, Kris Martin, Honoré d’O, Cathy Wilkes, Lili Dujourie, …
Now is the summer of our (dis)content, BANK, Shanghai, (CN)
with Patty Chang, Jin Shan, Lao Guohe, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Geng Yini, …
PARKLIFE, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW)
with James T. Hong, Tao Hui, Yuan Goang-Ming, Yu Cheng-Ta, Tsui Kuang-Yu, …
Living in Dreams, De Bondt, Bruges (B)
with Nel Aerts, Kendell Geers, Roy Villevoy, Sarah & Charles, Bas Fontein, …


Why not ask again? The 11th Shanghai Biennale, curated by Raqs Media Collective, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (CN)
Olu Oguibe, Taus Makhacheva , Superflex , Ayesha Jatoi, Tomás Saraceno, Lee Mingwei, Georges Adéagbo, Aki Sasamoto, Etel Adnan, Sammy Baloji, Sofya Staune, Azadeh Akhlaghi, …
The Morality Reflex, curated by Heidi Ballet, Contemporary Art Center CAC, Vilnius (LT)
with Brandon Andrew, Judy Chicago, Leon Ferrari, fierce pussy, Andrea Fraser, Rana Hamadeh, Linas Jablonskis, Carlos Motta, Shelly Nadashi, Marianna Simnett, An van Dienderen, …
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art
, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou (CN)
with Sheila Hicks, Liu Wei, Kimsooja, Willen de Rooij, He Xiangyu, Piotr Uklanski, …
Private tag, Domein Raversyde, Ostend (B)
with Sara Vanagt, Fransje Killaars, Bart Lodewijks, Katrien Vermeire, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, …


7+1, curated by Martina Koppel-Yang, CIGB, Beijing (CN)
Vive le Capital, curated by Christophe Draeger and Xin Wang, BANK, Shanghai (CN)
with Badlands Unlimited, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Chen Tianzhuo, Heman Chong+Marcus Yee, Double Fly Art Center, Rainer Ganahl, Aernout Mik, Gianni Motti, Raqs Media Collective, Hito Steyerl, Wang Sishun, Xu Zhen Produced by MadeIn, O Zhang, Zhao Yao, …
Aandacht! Aandacht!, de Warande, Turnhout (B)
with David Claerbout, Bernhard Leitner, Mark Lewis, Ivan Navarro, Helmut Stallaerts, Filip Vervaet, Yang Yongliang, …
Balance Sheets, curated by Kit Hammonds, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
with Duncan Campbell, Gabriel Kuri, João Vasco Paiva, Lia Forslund & Franek Wardynski, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Han Ishu, Toril Johannessen, Hannes Zebedin
Aandacht! Aandacht!, C-Mine, Genk (B)


DECORUM, carpets and tapestries from artists, curated by Anne Dressen and Gong Yan, Powerstation of Art, Shanghai (CN)
with Leonor Antunes, Cheng Ran, Pae White, Claude Closky, Tauba Auerbach, Daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel, Ding Yi, …
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, L’Avenue, Shanghai (CN)


Revel, MOCA, Shanghai (CN)
with Zhang Enli, BirdHead , Liu Jianhua, Ding Yi, Geng Yini, Hu Yun, Michael Lin, Zhou Tiehai , Jiang Pengyi, Jin Shan, Ma Daha, Tang Dixin, Yang Zhenzhong, Thomas Fuesser, Fang Wei, Zhang Ding
Laowai Allegorist/Antagonist, BANK, Shanghai (CN)
with Isaac Julien , Girolamo Marri , Marc Lafia, Maya Kramer, Rainer Ganahl
Neo Povera, L&M Arts, curated by Harmony Murphy, Los Angeles (USA)
with Karla Black, Erik Lindman, Luca Frei, Tara Donovan, Jiri Kovanda, Cordy Ryman, Virginia Overton, Brendan Fowler, Ester Partegas
Lounge #2, Le Clougoff, curated by Philippe Bream, Private house, Brussels (B)
Does Europe matter, a project by Jun Yang, Vitamin creative space/The Pavillion, Beijing (CN)
Found in translation, curated by Emmanuel Lambion, Fondation Thalie, Brussels (B)
with Charlotte Beaudry,  Lucia Bru,  Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Edith Dekyndt, Denicolai & Provoost, Karl Holmqvist, Ann Veronica Janssens,  Erwan Mahéo, Valérie Mannaerts, Jimmy Robert, Maarten Vanden Eynde
The Critical Fundamentals of Europe, Goethe Institut, Brussels (B)
with Ariel Schlesinger, Hannes Schmid, Anne-Marie Schneider, Nedko Solakov, Tony Matelli, Olaf Breuning, Reza Aramesh,…


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)
with Sonja Gerdes, Rosella Biscotti, Johannes Weiss, …
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, Buda Art Center, Kortrijk (B)
Time to destination, curated by Ronald Vanden 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 Diana Freundl, MOCA, Shanghai (CN)
International Photo Festival 2009, Knokke-Heist (B)


Un-Scene, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels (B)
with Agentschap/Agence/Agency, Stephan Balleux, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, Vaast Colson, François Curlet
Michael Dans, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Lucile Desamory, Vincent Geyskens, Tina Gillen, Geert Goiris, Valérie Mannaerts, Xavier Mary, Benoît Platéus, Frédéric Platéus, Jimmy Robert, Gert Robijns, Ivo Provoost & Simona Denicolai, Harald Thys  & Jos De Gruyter
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, 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, Old Military Hospital, Ostend (B)
Borderline Video Festival, Beijing (CN)