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b. 1953, Pernis, Netherlands.

Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.


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More Elle
More Elle

2011 inkjet on paper 26 5/8 x 21 3/4 in (67.6 x 55.2 cm)

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Re-take Babel
Re-take Babel

2009 tapestry 101 x 134 1/2 in (256.5 x 341.6 cm)

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The Last Emperor of the Wall Street Journal 2008 wool, cotton and thread 94 1/2 x 66 7/8 in (240 x 170 cm)

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More Glamour
More Glamour

2011 inkjet on paper 51 1/4 x 42 1/2 in (130.2 x 108 cm)

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Dutch artist Willem Oorebeek studied at the Academy of Art in Rotterdam, was a lecturer at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, at De Ateliers in Amsterdam and the Hochschule der Künste in Hamburg. Reflecting on the representational power of images and information disseminated by mass media, Oorebeek selects printed matter to manipulate and transpose into other media, typically utilizing techniques from the graphic arts to explore themes of repetition, reproduction, seriality, and order. His conceptual works, installations, and book projects have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. 

2010 - present

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2010 - present

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The Choreography of Looking


The Little Squares talks with Willem Oorebeek as he prepares his U.S. solo debut american proof AP at Robert Miller Gallery.

© 2012 The Little Squares, New York.






























































EMINENT DOMAINS (proper names) + OO Inflatables, curated by Willem Oorebeek, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

Collection Presentation, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

Tokonoma, Ludlow 38, New York, NY

A Whole Range of Furtively Titillating Stereotypes, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels, Belgium

Xerography, firstsite, Colchester, Essex, UK

Parallax Object, Relief, Blackouts, Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Common Grounds, Common Practices, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

VERTICAL CLUB, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Specific Collisions, Marianne Boesky Gallery 64th Street, New York, NY

Baw-lal, Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Galerie Van Der Mieden, Brussels, Belgium

MORE of the SAME, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK

American Proof / AP, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

Tomorrow Is The Question | Collection presentation, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

THE NICE THING ABOUT CASTILLO/CORRALES..., castillo/corrales, Paris, France

in time- avec le temps, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

MONOLITH, Once or Many, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)

DIE LUCKY BUSH, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Being in Brussels, argos, Brussels, Belgium

Bigger, higher, leader, SMAK Gent, Belgium (solo)

Bild, oder, Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany (with Joëlle Tuerlinckx) (solo)

BIWAK, Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany

CANTOS, Casino Luxemburg

Once upon a time, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium

Bild oder Mit dem Fuss in der Realität, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (with Joëlle Tuerlinckx) (solo)

Models & Mavericks, Museum het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands

Electric, Solar room with Joelle Tuerlinckx, TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands

GROUP EFFECT, Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany

Other than Film, TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paramount Basics (extended), Richard Venlet, MUHKA Antwerp, Belgium

Rondom Jheronimus Bosch, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

BXL 2000, Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, Belgium

Adamski Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany (with Edgar Arceneaux) (solo)

Total Blackout totale, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)

After Blackout, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Because there was fire in my head, South London Gallery, London, UK

City Pity II, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Free Space, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium (mit Joelle Tuerlinckx)

Tegenvleug, Kunstcentrum Sittard, Netherlands

Verzachtende Omstandigheden, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

On / Off Screen, WAG, Winnipeg, Kanada (solo)

Biennale Venedig XLVII (with Aernout Mik) (solo)

Lost in Space, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland

Muren/Walls, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands (solo)

Les limites de tableau, Musee Departemental de Rochechouart, France

MONOLITH, lettered rock, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (solo)

Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Negen, Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Negen, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

9 Artisti Olandesi Contemporanei, Museo d'arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy

Kunst Europa, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)

Galerie De Expeditie, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)

Plug-In Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada (solo)

Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (solo)

Rotterdam-Retrospectief, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Adrichem, Jan Van. 9 Artisti Olandesi Contemporanei: Philip Akkerman, Rob Birza, Paul Cox, Guido Geelen, Joep Van Lieshout, Willem Oorebeek, Charly Van Rest, Han Schuil, Roos Theuws. Prato: Museo D'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, 1991.


Coelewij, Leontine, A. J. Van. Roosmalen, and Camiel Van. Winkel. Aernout Mik, Willem Oorebeek: XLVII Biennale Di Venezia, Padiglione Olandese. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1997.


Oorebeek, Willem. Monolith: Tussen Echo & Hope = Monolith: Between Echo & Hope. Rotterdam: Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art, 1994.


Oorebeek, Willem, Keren Tsiter, and Eva Meyer. Willem Oorebeek: Bigger, Higher, Leader! Gent: S.M.A.K., 2006.


Oorebeek, Willem. Monolith +++. Lisboa: Fundação Caixa Geral De Depósitos, 2008.


Tuerlinckx, Joëlle, Willem Oorebeek, and Angelika Stepken. Bild, Oder: mit dem fuss in die realitat: ausstellungsmaterial #1 (j.t.w.o.) . Karlsruhe: Badischer Kunstverein, 2004.




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