Stanislas Lahaut

BIO / SELECTED WORKS / CATALOGUE


Stanislas Lahaut (BE,1979) lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.

Texts works, installations and sculptures are characterized by his tragicomic yet poetic approach of daily life and the absurd mechanisms of the (art) world. Stanislas always departs from his own life in his art practice. Rather than processing large gestures in his art, he places a poetic or playful footnote with our everyday life through minimal interventions. Lahaut attempts to make us look at the world with differect eyes by providing found objects or situations with a subtle twist, with a new layer of meaning. In many cases, his work consequently evolves from simple thoughts or observations. His reflections are far from determining or teachinh, but they reveal the pendulum movement between his daily experiences and his own reflections on it. Lahaut’s multi-layered images are destensible and often contain double bottoms. His artistic practice seems to be an ongoing attemt to reconcile the weight of life with an everyday lightness. Lauhaut uses small things, almost insignificant things, to make well-aimed digs at contemporary man and his state of indifference. He uses playfullness as a strategy for broaching serious and essential matters. He gets a party going, but also immediately shows the day after too.

 Exhibition view 'Severity of A Salty Surge' Barbé Urbain gallery, Ghent

Exhibition view 'Severity of A Salty Surge' Barbé Urbain gallery, Ghent

 

Education

Master of Arts, St-Lucas Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst

Exhibitions:

2018
Group show Severity of A Salty Surge, Barbé Urbain gallery, Ghent, Belgium
Art Brussels 2018, with Dauwens & Beernaert gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Group show Bruthaus Gallery, Waregem, Belgium in collaboration with Galeria Continua
Dialogue with Soufiane Zarib, Marrakech, Morocco
2017
WORDSWORDSWORDS, group show NIEUW ZUID (Sofie Van De Velde), Antwerp, Belgium
RE ART 02, group show in collaboration with Sotheby’s, Fabrieksstraat, Zaventem, Belgium
THE JANE, permanent neon installation, Antwerp, Belgium
Lost & Found, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2016
Private Room 2.0, group show Private Room, Ghent, Belgium
IN LOVE WITH BEAUTY, griup show in collaboration with Sotheby’s, Zwevegem, Belgium
Portrait/Landscape, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
POPPOSITIONS, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Molenbeek, Belgium
Faux en Ecriture, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2015
Sirens, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
OMNIVORO, duo show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Retrospective / Introspective, group show Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
DIALOOG, group show Sofie Van De Velde, G262, Antwerp, Belgium
Kunstenfestival WATOU, verzamelde verhalen #7, In De Luwte Van De Tussentijd, Watou, Belgium
2014
(MOST PEOPLE NEVER LISTEN), solo show Sofie Van De Velde, G262, Antwerp Belgium
A Split Second, Group show Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent, Belgium
THE LISTENER, solo show EMELY, SInt Martens Latem, Belgium
ENACTING PROTEST, A Performance Exhibition, STUC, Leuven, Belgium
The Divided Body, group show, Leuven, Belgium
RE ART, group show in collaboration with Sotheby’s, Oudenaarde, Belgium
2013
These Things Take Time, group show, Ghent, Belgium
Middle Gate Geel ‘13, group show, Geel, Belgium
Jonge Kunstverzamelaars, group show Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Gentse Kunstweek, A City Under A City Skin, group show, Ghent, Belgium
2012
SINT-JAN, group show in Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium
THE SOLO PROJECT, solo show at ART BASEL, Basel, Switzerland
BELGIE TAKE OVER part 01, group show, Brussels, Belgium
BELGIE NIGHT #2, group show Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany