As part of the structural exchange project with the Kulturbunker in Frankfurt am Main Belgian artist Olivier Foulon was selected for a residency of three months. During this period he will enroll as a gueststudent in the program of the Städelschule as an artistic research. There he would like to encounter the courses of Michael Krebber, Isabelle Graw, Daniel Birnbaum and Mark von Schlegell.
Olivier Foulon works with different media such as grafic, drawings, photography, … His work is difficult to represent in words, as its focus is exactly on these mechanisms of representation. His installations are based on a vast research, which happens mostly within the realm of art history and how experiences, gestures and presentations change through time. Within his work he constantly questions the position of the artist within historical time and also the position of the institute.
Olivier Foulon (°1976) lives and works in Brussels. In 2002 he graduated from the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. In 2005 he was awarded with the Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge. He was invited for the following solo-exhibitions (a selection): Stehimbiss, Galerie Dépendance, Brussels, 2012; Pure ‘n Gentle, Kunsthalle, Lingen, 2011; Prisma Pavillion, MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2009; The Soliloquy of the Broom, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 2008; Blind Man’s Buff, Marres Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, 2004. His work was also presented in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Melanchotopia, Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 2011; Real Presences – Marcel Broodthaers today, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen/ Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 2010; If I can’t dance, Projects Arts Center, Dublin, 2009; So ist es und anders, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, 2008; Resnonances, STUK, Leuven, 2006; Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussel, 2005.