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About Wim Delvoye

Contemporary “Neo-Conceptual” artist Wim Delvoye’s practice is defined by an ability to both to shock and intrigue. Delvoye has made x-rays of sexual acts (“Sex Rays”), tattooed live pigs, designed intricate laser-cut steel towers, and carved delicately patterned rubber tires. Despite the technical mastery he demonstrates in many of his sculpted works, Deloyve has famously proclaimed that “all art is useless.” For Cloaca (2000), Delovye created a digestive machine: a complex contraption, installed in a museum gallery space, whose sole purpose was to turn food into feces.

Belgian, b. 1965, Wervik, Belgium

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Summer Group Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2016
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach
2015
Wim Delvoye: Sculpture, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
2015
The Importance of Being ..., Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
2014
Wim Delvoye Show, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Wim Delvoye: Sculpture, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
2014
Wim Delvoye Show, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Red Desert, Artvera's Art Gallery, Geneva
2016
Paperworks, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris
2016
Summer Group Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2016
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach
2016
Ballet Mécanique, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
2015
MUTATED REALITY, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
2015
The Importance of Being ..., Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
2015
Icon(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels
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