Samuel Vanderveken

born in Bonheiden, Belgium, in 1982. Holds a Bachelors degree in Plastic Arts/Graphic Design since 2003 and a Masters degree in Visual Arts/Painting since 2008. Both diplomas obtained at St. Lucas Institute, Ghent. Did an exchange programme for four months at the Nottingham Trent University, Fine Arts Department, in 2006. Since graduation working as a freelance artist, curator, {illustrator and graphic designer} in Mechelen, Belgium.From 2008 onwards he runs a non-profit organisation (Opa Malyn vzw) in Mechelen, Belgium, to support young artists. So far he worked together with 80 young artists and several cultural organisations. He successfully organised and curated several artistic projects.

Awards & Selections
12-11 Gaverprijs exhibition, Waregem, biennal contest for painting (selection final ten)
09-11 ASAP Foundation Award (Nominated)
06-10 FrappantXpo – Finals (selection final ten)
04-10 Artist of the month, Art Platform Zebrastraat, Gent
10-09 Award ‘Jan Van Rijswijck Centrum’ with residence and work in London
10-08 Coming People exhibition, SMAK, Gent, (selected as 1 of 8 graduates of 2008).

Exhibitions (selection)
2012 Ladies and Gentlemen, we are floating in space, kc nOna, Mechelen, Multidisciplinary group- event (curated and participated) Summer in the city lll, Cypres Galerie, Leuven Group exhibition Gaverprijs, CC De Schakel, Waregem

2011 TO- GET- THER(E) – ASAP Foundation, Genk Lezen in de Lente, ‘t Uilekot, Herzele Lakense Memorabilia de Février, M’atuvu, Brussel

21-08-10 Som We You Tof Hier, Yard-Gallery, Leuven
31-08-10 Solo exhibition
25-06-10 FrappantXpo Final, KBC-tower, Antwerpen
24-07-10 Group exhibition for contest (final 10)
04-04-10 Lune I Vert Dei Cirq’Ohm Stances, Art Platform Zebrastraat, Gent
02-05-10 Solo exhibition (artist of the month)
26-03-10 FrappantXpo, Timmermans-Opsomer museum, Lier
30-05-10 Group exhibition for contest

17-10-09 Belgian Paradise, Unit 4, London (UK)
18-10-09 Group exhibition for Price ‘Jan van Rijswijck’ – Curator: Stef Van Bellingen
27-06-09 Zomer in de Kruidtuin, Kruidtuin, Leuven
08-09-09 Group exhibition in a parc. Theme: Rogier van der Weyden
23-05-09 Connected Divisions, Vedea, Mechelen
24-05-09 Group exhibition by Opa Malyn vzw (curated and participated)
07-05-09 Footage on the move, Ruimte Frank Boni, Antwerp
17-05-09 Group exhibition with Kinky Texas(D) and Sarah Corynen(B) – Curator: Stef Van Bellingen
04-04-09 A Certain Amount of Uncertainties, AADocks, Brussel
12-04-09 Group exhibition including Joshua Hagler (usausa ), Kent Williams (usausa ) en James Jean (usausa )
25-03-09 ITHAKA17 visual arts festival, Leuven
28-03-09 Group exhibition
05-03-09 Tais-toi, soirée belle, MSK, Gent
04-03-09 The game is up -festival, Vooruit, Gent
14-03-09 Contribution to the “How to save the world”-scrapbook
14-02-09 Panoramatic, EspaceLadda, Gent
14-03-09 Group exhibition
17-01-09 The Birth of Opa Malyn, Mechelen Group exhibition by Opa Malyn vzw (curated and participated)
08-01-09 Gathering, EspaceLadda, Gent
08-02-09 Mural with seven other artists