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BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Ruvanti

( Rudolf Vantilborgh )

H. Consciencestreet 19

1800 Vilvoorde, Belgium

Phone: 02/ 251- 99- 00

 

           Born 15 March 1952 in Diest, Belgium

          1975 - 1979 : study at the St. Lukas Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels :

                                  department of graphic art : with distinction.

          As from 1978 independent visual artist, illustrator, cartoonist, computer

          applications of graphic art and multimedia.

          As from 1991 teaching visual education, graphic art, computer

          applications and multimedia at the Portaelsschool of Fine Arts in 

          Vilvoorde and the Academy of Fine Arts of Liedekerke.

          1981 : acquisition of a drawing by the Belgium State.

          1981 - 1982 : project and realisation of a mural painting for the 

                                  Municipal School nr 9 in order by the city of Vilvoorde.

           Realisation of illustrations for several publishers like N.U.V. Playboy the

           Netherlands, T.U.M. publishing house Antwerp, Standaard Antwerp, 

           De Vries - Brouwers Antwerp, Facet Antwerp etc.

           Realisation of two cartoon books : "Alice" and "La philosophie dans

           le boudoir" published by Loempia Antwerp in 1989 and 1991 and by

           Magic Strip Editions Paris in 1989 and 1990.

          1997 - 1998 : realisation of a multimedia rock project with his 

                                  students of the Academy of Liedekerke and the

                                  rock-groups : "Shoq", "Peevish" and "Sludge Factory".

          1998 - 1999 : realisation of the multimedia project "The body of the

                                  earth in relation with the human body" ( video and

                                  performance ) with his students of the Academy of

                                  Liedekerke as a tribute to the avant - garde artist

                                  Marina Abramovic.

          1999 - 2000 : realisation of the multimedia project "Heads - hate -

                                  commercials" ( performance "heads and hate": SMAK

                                  Ghent, video "commercials" ) with his students of the

                                   Academy of Liedekerke in collaboration with Marina

                                   Abramovic.

          2001- 2002 : realisation of the multimedia project "Touch Me" ( video and performance )  

                                 with his students of the Academy of Liedekerke.

           2002-2003 : realisation of the multimedia project "To Be or not to Be" 

                                 ( video and performance ) with his students of the Academy of Liedekerke.

           

           Distinctions : - Honourable mention "Felix De Boeck Award":

                                   Brussels 1978.

                                 - Honourable mention "Graphic Art Award JEK Mechelen":

                                   Mechelen 1979.

                                 - Selection "Contemporary Graphic Art Award":

                                   Antwerp 1979.

                                     

 

 

             Solo and group exhibitions :

1976

         Solo : - Begijnhof Art Gallery: Mechelen, Belgium.

         Group : - "Painters and Sculptors in Halle - Vilvoorde": Haviland: WTC

                          Brussels, Belgium.

1977

         Group : - "Six of the Portaelsschool": Portaels Gallery: Vilvoorde, Belgium.

1978

         Solo : - Paola Paviljon : Vilvoorde, Belgium.

                    - Heist Chambertheatre : Heist o/d Berg, Belgium.

         Group : - "Felix De Boeck Award": Creditbank: Brussels, Belgium.

1979

         Solo : - "T' Nieuwhuis": Hoegaerden, Belgium.

                    - Rik Wouters Art Gallery: Brussels, Belgium.

         Group : - "Graphic Art Award JEK Mechelen": Gallery Vlietje: Mechelen,

                           Belgium.

                        - "Contemporary Graphic Art": Brussels Lambert Bank:

                                   Antwerp, Belgium.

                         -"Creative Craft": Creditbank: Brussels, Belgium

1980

         Group : - Haviland: "Artists of Vilvoorde": De Met Gallery: Vilvoorde,

                        Belgium.

                       - "Group 6": De Met Gallery: Vilvoorde, Belgium.

                       - "Contemporary Flemish Art": City Hotel: Zoetermeer,

                         The Netherlands.

1981

         Solo : - Pantheon Gallery ( with Karel Van Den Braak ): Ghent, Belgium.

         Group : - "The Eyes of Chasch": international science fiction & fantasy

                          artshow: Atlanta Hotel: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

                        - "Louis - Paul Boon, Jan Cremer, Ruvanti, Frank Van Bommel,

                           Nic Van Bruggen": Belbrit Association "Dirty Duck": Antwerp,

                           Belgium.

1982

         Solo : - Belbrit Association "Dirty Duck": Antwerp, Belgium.

                    - Berthouts Gallery: Grimbergen, Belgium.

         Group : - "Group 6": Belbrit Association "Dirty Duck": Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "Four Contemporary Graphic Artists": Music Academy:

                          Vilvoorde, Belgium.

                       - "Art acquisited by the Belgium State": Abbey of St. Pieters: Ghent,

                          Belgium.

1983

         Solo : - Vecu Art Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

         Group : - "Painters of Brabant": Galerie L' Escalier: Brussels, Belgium.

                       - "X- con": science fiction & fantasy artshow: "De Cocagne"

                          Hotel: Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

                       - "Orwell- con": science fiction & fantasy artshow: U.F.S.I.A.:

                          Antwerp, Belgium.

1984

         Solo : - Belbrit Association "Dirty Duck": Antwerp, Belgium.

                    - Masereel Foundation: Vilvoorde, Belgium.

         Group : - "De Keizerin" Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "De Magiërs" Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "De Magiërs": Margaretha De Bouvé Gallery: Assenede,

                          Belgium.

                       - "Moha the Fool, Moha the Wise": "De Magiërs" Gallery: 

                          Antwerp, Belgium.

1985

         Group : - "Figuration Critique: 7ème Salon": Grand Palais: Paris, France.

                       - "Moha the Fool, Moha the Wise": Stella Club: Hasselt, Belgium.

                       - "De Magiërs": Westeinde Gallery: Den Haag, The Netherlands.

                       - "Artists of Vilvoorde": Ennepetal, Germany.

                       - "De Magiërs" Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "Critical Figuration": Vorpal Gallery: San Fransisco, USA.

                       - "A hundred works of art": Alsput Gallery: St. Pieters Leeuw,

                          Belgium.

1986

         Group : - "De Magiërs" Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "Figuration Critique: 8ème Salon": Grand Palais: Paris, France.

                       - "De Magiërs" Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "Kritische Figuratie": Antwerp, Belgium.

1987

         Solo : - "De Magiërs" Gallery ( with Daniël Peletti ): Antwerp, Belgium.

                   - "Divina Erotica": De Lelie Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

         Group : - "Summer exhibition": De Lelie Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "Figuration Critique: 9ème Salon": Grand Palais: Paris, France.

1988

         Solo : - Erotique Gallery "D' Lammereberch" ( with Vincent Dame ):

                      Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

         Group : - "Signes, Schémas, Images": Acropolis: Nice, France. 

                       - "Erotique exhibition": De Lelie Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "Figuration Critique: 10ème Salon": Grand Palais: Paris, France.

1989

         Solo : - "Alice": Les Locaux Super-Historiques du Professeur Choron

                      ( with Vuillemin ): Paris, France.

         Group : -  "Figuration Critique: 11ème Salon": Grand Palais: Paris, France.

 

 

1990

         Solo : - Galerie Des Lyres: Brussels, Belgium

         Group : - "Kritische Figuratie": Alsput Gallery: St. Pieters Leeuw, Belgium.

                       - "Figuration Critique: 12 ème Salon": Grand Palais: Paris, France.

1991

         Solo : - Louiza Gallery ( With Jean De Prez ): Mechelen, Belgium.

         Group : - "Artists of Vilvoorde": Komatsu, Japan.

                       - "Figuration Critique Belgique": Henri Boez Museum:

                          Maubeuge, France.

1992

         Group : - "Figuration Critique": Museum of Fine Arts: Mons, Belgium.

1993

         Solo : - Alsput Gallery: St. Pieters Leeuw, Belgium.

         Group : - "Teachers at the Portaelsschool": CC Vilvoorde: 

                          Vilvoorde, Belgium.

1994

         Group : - "Contemporary Art in France: Critical Figuration":

                          Dongah Gallery: Séoul, Korea.

                       - "Teachers at the Academy of Liedekerke": CC De Warande:

                          Liedekerke, Belgium.

                       - "Ecological signs" ( with his students of the Academy of

                          Liedekerke ): city park: Ninove, Belgium.

                       - "Figuration Critique": Obidos, Portugal.

                       - "Figuration Critique: 16ème Salon": Espace Grand Palais - Tour

                          Eifel: Paris, France.

1995

         Solo : - De Zwarte Maan Gallery: Brussels, Belgium.

                   - "Dynamo Project": KTA: Vilvoorde, Belgium.

         Group : - "Teachers at the Academy of Liedekerke": CC De Plomblom:

                          Ninove, Belgium.

1996

         Group : -"Quinconce invite...": Ianchelevici Museum and Theater of

                         La Louvière: La Louvière, Belgium.

1997

         Group : - "Kritische Figuratie": De Groote Beer Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

1998

         Solo : - Galerie 31: Lille, France.

         Group : - "Kritische Figuratie": CC Strombeek-Bever: Strombeek-Bever,

                          Belgium.

                       - "Kiwanis": "de Ribaucourt" castle: Perk, Belgium.

1999

         Group : - "Artists of Vilvoorde": Ennepetal, Germany.

                       - "25 years Academy of Fine Arts of Liedekerke": 

                          CC De Warande: Liedekerke, Belgium.

                       - "The body of the earth in relation with the human body": a

                          tribute to Marina Abramovic" ( with his students of the Academy

                          of Liedekerke ): library of Liedekerke: Liedekerke, Belgium.

2000

         Solo : - CC "De Oude Pastorij": Nieuwenrode, Belgium.

        Group : - "Heads and hate": 3 performances with his students of the 

                         Academy of Liedekerke:

                         "Heads, hate and politics": City hall: Liedekerke, Belgium.

                         "Heads, hate and religion": Church: Liedekerke, Belgium.

                         "Heads, hate and art": SMAK: Ghent, Belgium.

2001

         Solo : - "Touch Me": Elias Gallery: Antwerp, Belgium.

         Group : - "Touch Me":  

                       - CC Strombeek-Bever: Strombeek-Bever, Belgium: with Ans Nys and Maria Gabriëlle.

                       - CC De Spil: Roeselare, Belgium: with Ria Verhaeghe.

                       - Constructions Espeel: Roeselare.

                       - CC Sint-Niklaas: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium: with Ria Pacquée and

                                                     Marie-France & Patricia Martin.

 

2002

         Solo : - "To Be or not to Be": Gallery V.U.B. ( Free University of Brussels ): Brussels, Belgium.

           Group : - "Ruvanti en zijn leerlingen digitale beeldende vorming aan de Portaelsschool

                         voor Beeldende Kunsten van Vilvoorde": Town Hall: Vilvoorde

 

2003

         Solo : - "Ruvanti: Digitale Beelden": CC Sint-Niklaas: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

                   - Galerie Huyse Molensloot, Antwerp, Belgium : with Pjeroo Roobjee.

                   - "Ruvanti : Multimedia": Galerij Dupuis, Zetel Landbouwkrediet : Brussels, Belgium.

         Group :  - " Autumn exhibition": Galerie Huyse Molensloot, Antwerp, Belgium.

 

2004

          Solo: - "Ruvanti: Multimedia": GC "De Oude Pastorij": Nieuwenrode, Belgium.

                   - " Ruvanti: Digitale Beelden": Galerij Pim De Rudder, Assenede, Belgium.

          Groep: - " Robuuste Busten": Galerij Pim De Rudder, Assenede, Belgium.

                       - " Zoveel hoofden, zoveel zinnen": Galerie Huyse Molensloot, Antwerp, Belgium.

                       - "Teachers at the Portaelsschool": De Stallen: Vilvoorde, Belgium.

 

 

 

Publications :

- Avenue: "Painter of the programmed generation: Rudi Vantilborgh" by 

  Paul Van Look: november 1981.

- "Divina Erotica" ( erotic art-book ): Loempia edition 1987.

- Penthouse ( French edition ): "Ruvanti, Fantasme et Réalisme" by Georges

  De Lorzac: may 1988.

- Penthouse ( French edition ): "Alice au Pays des Papouilles" by Jean-Pierre

  Bouyxou: november 1989.

- "Alice" ( cartoonbook ): Loempia - Follies edition Antwerp 1989 - 

   Magic Strip edition Paris 1989.

- "La philosophie dans le boudoir" ( cartoonbook ): Magic Strip edition    

   Paris 1990 - Loempia - Follies edition Antwerp 1991.

- Playboy ( Dutch edition ): "De slaapkamerfilosofen: Ruvanti" by Bart

  Verstockt: august 1991.

- "Selfportrait": video, 2000.       

   

 

 

 

 

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