karl van welden

In 2006 Karl Van Welden initiated United Planets, a cycle of visual and performative work based on terrestrial or human presence in the universe.
How does humankind relate to the immensity of the universe? 
Using the planets in our solar system as anchor points, He searches for artistic answers to this fundamental question, with a predilection for silenced movement and architectural forms…. READ ALL


born in Oudenaarde, Belgium, 1980

University Antwerp: GGS Performance Studies (MaNaMa), free scholarship

University Ghent: Lic. (Master) Art Science, magna cum laude

His work has been shown in a variety of contexts such as Kaaitheater (BE), Beursschouwburg (BE), Vooruit (BE), MHKA (BE), Marion de Cannière (BE), Workspace Brussels (BE), Festival of Flanders (BE), Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), Frascati (NL), Brakke Grond (NL), Metropolis (DK), Pact Zollverein (DE), Østfold Kulturutvikling (NO), Marseille Provence 2013 (FR), Le Vivat (FR), Uzès Danse (FR), Arsenal (FR), Naves Matadero (ES), Tokyo Wonder Site – TOKAS (JP), Gessnerallee Zürich (CH), Sonica (UK), Dark Matter Games – Venice Art Biennale 2017 (IT) and WING – Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 (HK).


Performances, Interventions and Installations
2019 A FALL (Concertgebouw Brugge, BE – Bruges)
MARS II in situ (Concertgebouw Brugge, BE – Bruges)
MARS II in situ (Arsenal, FR – Metz)
MARS II in situ (ccmechelen, BE – Mechelen, site-specific)
2019 Open Noord, wpZimmer, BE – Antwerp, group Mars, Concertgebouw Brugge, BE – Bruges, solo Beyond the black box, Brakke Grond, NL – Amsterdam, group
2018 KANAL – Centre Pompidou: residency (August, BE – Brussels)Exhibitions


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Sealed handwritten notes and print on old lined paper
2001 – 2018

Mt. Merapi, Indonesia (8-09-2001) | Kawah Ijen, Indonesia (16-09-2001) | Mt. Agung, Bali (18-09-2001) | Mt. Etna, Italy (29-10-2005) | Krafla, Iceland (27-10-2008) | Hverfjall, Iceland (28-10-2008) | Mt. Vesuvius, Italy (24-07-2012) | Mt Fuji, Japan (6-03-2013) | Mt Unzen, Japan (22-02-2013) | Mt Aso, Japan (23-02-2013) | Caldera de la rilla, Lanzarote (9-01-2017) | La Montaña del Señalo, Lanzarote (9-01-2017)