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Roy Villevoy (1960)

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Roy Villevoy, at one time he was one of the artist who’s name was mentioned by everybody in the art world in the Netherlands. A little like Rob Birza and Marien Schouten, but that was in the late Eighties and early Nineties, but since it has become a little quiet with Roy Villevoy. This is/was my personal idea.  Yes, i know he has had his exhibitions in the Netherlands and elsewhere ( Frankfurt catalogue is available at But i am wrong.  Villevoy has been active all these years and i was pleasantly surprised to learn of his solo exhibitions. So for those who missed Villevoy too. Here is the list with his solo exhibitions as found on his site and the VIllevoy Hollandse Meesters documentary on Youtube:


Selected solo exhibitions

2018 (upcoming) Unseen, Eenwerk, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Evidence, Jan Dietvorst & Roy Villevoye, (*) Argos, Brussels, BE

2016 Eró (Preparing the Memorial Carving for Omomá), Brummelkamp gallery, AMC, Amsterdam, NL

2013 People in the Woods, Motive Gallery, Brussels, BE

2013 Tí, Koos Breukel & Roy Villevoye, Foam, Amsterdam, NL

2013 Black Box, (*), Argos, Brussels, BE

2012 Unseen, Westergasfabriek, Tí, Koos Breukel & Roy Villevoye, Motive Gallery / Willem van Zoetendael, Amsterdam, NL

2011 Jack and the Outskirts, Galerie Martinethibaultdelachâtre, Paris, FR

2011 Johan Grimonprez | It’s a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards:

          On Zapping, Close Encounters and the Commercial Break, special guest: Roy Villevoye, SMAK, Gent, BE

2011 The Histories, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2010 Preparations, Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, NL

2010 Madonna, (after Omomá and Céline), KIT, Amsterdam, NL

2009 Omomá, Galerie Martinethibaultdelachâtre, Paris, FR

2008 Detours, Films, Photographic Works, Installations (including collaborations with Jan Dietvorst), (*),
         Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

2007 Black Box, Argos, Brussels, BE

2006 Propeller, Art Gallery of the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, US

2005 Propeller, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK

2005 Les Néerlandais Voyageurs, Trois expositions d’artistes néerlandais inspirés des cultures lointaines:
         (Ed van der Elsken, Roy Villevoye, Heringa/van Kalsbeek), Institut Néerlandais, Paris, FR

2004 Propeller, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL

2003 ‘At night we slept in the middle of the clouds. That was difficult. So they told me.’ (*), De Beyerd, Breda, NL

2002 Books and Prints, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

2002 Cinema (*), De Appel, Amsterdam, NL

2002 ‘Wat heb je daar dan gegeten?’, Steendrukkerij Amsterdam, NL

2001 Hunting and Gathering, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL

2001 Rood katoen / Red Calico, semi-permanent project, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, NL

2000 My Bonnie Is Over The Ocean…, Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL

1999 Passing Time, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

1997 Returning, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL

1990 Spatie, Schilderijen / Paintings 1988-1990, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

1987 Recent Werk, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL

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