Jan Verbruggen is a visual artist who works in multiple media with a focus on
painting, drawing and installation. Born in 1980, Jan lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
He holds a master degree in Painting from the Sint Lukas academie (LUCA),
Brussels. Verbruggen’s work has been exhibited extensively both regionally and
internationally. In Belgium, he has been exhibited at Le Palais des Beaux-Arts
(BOZAR) museum for contemporary art and at the Belvue museum in Brussels. In
addition he exhibited in Galerie Fortlaan 17 (I Told You So. The World Is Flat,
Ghent, Belgium, 2013- 2014), Arteles Creative Centre (Nomad, The Deconstruction
Of Place, Haukijarvi, Finland, 2011), SECONDroom (What’s in a Piece Of Soil,
Antwerp, Belgium, 2011), Het Wilde Weten (Moordnoces@ Het Wilde Weten,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2010), Instituto rural de arte hoz del jucar
(Confrontaciones: Encuentro de posiciones, Albacete, Spain, 2009), Vienna
International Apartment (Land. A Sense of Place, Brussels, Belgium, 2007-2008).!
Jan Verbruggen participated in residencies at La Scuola Internazionale Di Grafica
(Venice, Italy, 2012), Het Frans Masereel Centrum (Kasterlee, Belgium, 2011),
Ionion Center of The Arts (Kefalonia, Greece, 2011), European Artists TV
(Hällefors, Sweden, 2010). In October 2011 Verbruggen won the first price, De Prijs
voor jonge kunstenaars, at Brasschaat’s Triënnal for Fine Arts Exhibition.
Jan Verbruggen teaches painting and drawing at the Rijks Hoger Onderwijs voor Kunst: RHoK Academie Brussel.
Jan Verbruggen is chairman and founder of w-o-l-k-e an organisation bringing together people with a common interest in production structures for creativity.
Post-Fordian workers and intellectual labourers invent, test and explore new ways of sharing and collaborating.
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