Hanneke Beaumont

«Who are we? What are we? Where are we going?».

Man’s perennial questions are echoed by Hanneke Beaumont’s work, raising contemporary issues, as in her cast iron sculpture «Abundance & Chaos». Many of her figures appear neither male nor female, neither young nor old. They do not appear as portraits of particular individuals, nor are they modeled after idealized human forms. Physically, they are approximations of human beings and as such, they provide a way to consider, from a distance, general ideas about the nature of the human race. Their positions are not aggressive or provocative, but neither are they resigned. Fragile but strong, motionless but ready to move, these figures seem in a weightless spatial equilibrium - their human character tied to a string of thought. Dressed in timeless « clothes », partly structured material, intertwined with the body, they defy our perception without shocking our sensibility.


Hanneke Beaumont was born in Maastricht (Netherlands). After studying in the U.S., she returned to Europe and came to Belgium. Beaumont started her artistic studies at the académie des Arts de Brainel’Alleud, then followed sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de La Cambre and at the Hogere Rijksschool voor Beeldende Kunsten in Anderlecht. She had her very first solo show in 1983. An important turn in her carrier happened in 1994 when she was awarded, for her sculpture group « Le Courage », the major award of the Centre International d’Art Contemporain Château Beychevelle. Shortly after, she participated in the second Exposiciòn Internacional de Esculturas en la Calle, organized by the Colegio de Arquitectos de Canarias in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where her work was permanently installed. In 2005, the Museum Beeldenaan Zee in The Hague presented an important retrospective of her work. In 2011, after artists such as Botero, Pomodoro, Mitoraj or Folon, Hanneke Beaumont was awarded the "Premio Pietrasanta e la Versilianel Mondo" award.

 

The year 2013 was marked by two major Museum shows in the USA, first at the Frederik Meiers Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids (Michigan), later at the Baker Museum in Naples (Florida). After spending most of her adult life in Belgium, the artist now returned to her home country and shares her work time between Middelburg (Netherlands), where in 2015 she acquired a XVIIth century warehouse as studio, and Pietrasanta (Italy). In Brussels, Beaumont's emblematic sculpture, titled «Stepping Forward» (height: 6m) is installed in front of the headquarters of the EU Council.

 

Present in numerous public and private collections, Hanneke Beaumont today enjoys an international reputation while her works are exhibited worldwide: in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and more recently Asia and India. Her sculptures are realized in terracotta, bronze or cast iron.

Hanneke Beaumont lives and works in Middelburg (Netherlands) and in Pietrasanta (Italy).

 

STUDIES
1985 L’ Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium
1988 De Hogere Rijksschool voor Beeldende Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018
“Skulptur I Pilane 2018”, Pilane Heritage
Society, Klovedal, Tjorn Island, Sweden
“Dialogue with Emperor Qin”, Antwerp, Belgium
2017
Solo Exhibition, LKFF Art & Sculpture
Projects, Brussels, Belgium
“Sculptureshow”, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
“Dialogue with Emperor Qin”, expo traveling throughout 8 Museums in China, then throughout Europe
2016
Solo Exhibition, Robert Bowman Gallery, London, UK
Solo Exhibition, Galleria Sacchetti, Ascona, Switzerland
2015
Solo Exhibition, Galerie Mark-Peet Visser, 's- Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
“Dialogue with Emperor Qin”, expo traveling throughout 8 Museums in China
2014
Solo Exhibition, Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, USA.
Solo Exhibition, LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium
“Commited to Paper”: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors, Frederik Meijers Gardens & Sculpture Park. Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
2013
Solo Exhibition, Frederik Meijers Gardens & Sculpture Park. Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Blickachsen 9, Bad Homburg v.d. Höne, Germany.
2012
Solo Exhibition, Robert Bowman Gallery, London, UK.
BadRagartz, Sculpture Triennale, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.
2011
Solo Exhibition, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
Solo Exhibition, Galerie Mark-Peet Visser, 's- Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Solo Exhibition, LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium
2010
ShContemporary 10, Robert Bowman Gallery, Shanghai, China
Frederik Meijers Gardens & Sculpture Park.
Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Solo Exhibition, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany.
Solo Exhibition, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
2009
Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach, Florida, USA.
Blickachsen 7, Bad Homburg v.d. Höne, Germany.
Solo Exhibition, Art de Ville, Place Châtelet, City of Chartres, France
Solo Exhibition, Galleria Sacchetti, Ascona, Switzerland.
Solo Exhibition, Robert Bowman Modern, London, UK.
2008
Solo Exhibition, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland Ohio, USA.
Skulptur i Pilane 2008, Tjörn, Sweden.
2007
Solo Exhibition, Musée Le Château de Gruyères, Gruyères, Switzerland
Solo Exhibition, Robert Bowman Modern, London, UK.
Donna Scultura, Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2006
Solo Exhibition, Galerie Frans Jacobs-Judith Bouwknecht Contemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Rosenbaum, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Dessins desculpteurs, Museum Ianchelevici, La Louvière, Belgium
2005
Solo exhibition, Museum Beeldenaan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands.
“Psyche”, Hanneke Beaumont & Edvard Munch, Galerie Rieder, München, Germany.
2004
Solo Exhibition, Neuhoff Gallery, New-York, USA
2003
Solo Exhibition, Döbele Gallery, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany, and thereafter Dresden, Germany
2002
Solo Exhibition, Hôtel de Ville de Tours, France.
Solo Exhibition, Galleria Sacchetti, Ascona, Switzerland.
Solo Exhibition, Irving Galleries, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2001
Solo exhibition, Fondation Bénedictine, Fécamp, France
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, USA
Progetto Scientifica, Artistico,Culturale, “Il tempo del Cuore”, Pisa & Pietrasanta, Italy.
Solo Exhibition, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec.
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Robert Bowman LTD, London, UK.
2000
"Arte e Citta 2000", Bologna, Italy
Solo exhibition Neuhoff Gallery, New-York,
USA
"Skulptur Heute", Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland.
1999
Solo exhibition, Irving Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Musée des Beaux Arts et D'Archéologie- J. Déchelette, Roanne, France
Solo exhibition, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida, U.S.A.
1998
Start' Art- Strasbourg, J. Bastien Art
"Skulptur Heute", Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland.
Art International New-York, Neuhoff Gallery, USA.
1997
"Corpus Protectus", Musée Ianchelevici, La Louvière, Belgium
Solo exhibition, Neuhoff Gallery, New-York, USA
"Formen-Räume", Galerie Schloss Neuhaus, Salzburg, Austria.
Solo exhibition, J. Bastien Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1996
2nd Biennale de Sculpture de Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
1995
Hüsstege Gallery, M.E.C.C., Maastricht, The Netherlands
Monumental 95,Helan Arts Foundation, Bornem, Antwerp, Belgium
“Contemporary Dutch Art in Flanders”, Ministry of the Flemish Community, Brussels, Belgium
1994
Belgium Ceramic exhibition, Bad Dürrheim, Germany
Solo exhibition, J. Bastien Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
B.A.S.F. Antwerpen n.v. , Belgium
Société Générale de Banque, Brussels, Belgium
1993
Solo exhibition, J. Bastien Art, Brussels, Belgium
Bronze,Helan Arts Foundation, Bornem, Antwerp, Belgium
1983 - 1992
Solo exhibition, Sachetti Gallery, Ascona, Switzerland
Europe Art, Geneva, Switzerland – 17th International Art Manifestation
13th International Exhibition of Ceramic of Spiez, Switzerland
Solo exhibition, Spazio Temporaneo Gallery, Milan, Italy
Solo exhibition, Pascal Polar Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
La Femme Inspiratrice, La Femme Créatrice dans l’Art Belge Cotemporain, U.L.B., Brussels, Belgium
Palace of Fine Arts, Charleroi, Belgium
Museum - M. Piron, Leuven, Belgium
Sculpture Garden, Medicinal Plants Garden, U.C.L. Woluwe, Brussels, Belgium
National Exhibit of Sculpture, Franche Forme, Theux, Belgium
1983: First solo exhibition, Pierre Vanderborght Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


AWARDS

2011: After Botero, Folon, Mitoraj, Pomodoro,... Hanneke Beaumont is awarded the "Premio Pietrasanta e la Versilianel Mondo" award, Italy
2007: Commissioned by the E.U. for a monumental sculpture, titled “Stepping Forward” installed in front of the European Counsel, Brussels, Belgium.
1998: Invited for Residency at the "Centro Studi Ligure per le Arti e le Lettere", Fondazione Bogliasco, Italy.
1994: Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Château Beychevelle, France, winner Grand Prix Award of Centre International d'ArtCentemporain, Château Beychevelle, St. Julien, France
1994: Selected to participate in "II Exposicion Internacional de Esculturas en la Calle", Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.
1993: Invited to work at the Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Château Beychevelle, St. Julien France
1991: Laureate "Prix de la Sculpture Monumentale Alice et David van Buuren" Award, Musée Van Buren, Brussels, Belgium
1987: "Prix Métiers d'Arts 1987", Céramique Art de Terre et de Feu, Museum P Van Humbeeck, Leuven, Belgium
1984: Prix de la Sculpture, Hotel de Ville, Brussels, Belgium
1984: Biennial of Arts of Braine - l'Alleud, Prize Award, Belgium


SELECTED PRIVATE & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Axa Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, USA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium
Centre d'Art Contemporain Château
Beychevelle, Bordeaux, France
City of Bad Homburg, Germany
City of Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
City of Brussels, Ganshoren, Belgium
City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
City of Blankenberg, Belgium
City of Bornem, Belgium
City of De Pinte (Ghent), Belgium
City of Eschborn, Germany
City of Chartres, France
City of Ablasserdam, Netherlands
Codic, Société immobilière, Belgium
Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens, Greece
Hôpital Universitaire Erasme, Brussels
Joseph Déchelette, Roanne, France
Lindt Collection, Swtzerland
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie
Régie des Bâtiments, Belgian State
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Seven Flags Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Sheraton Airport Hotel, Brussels
Siru Art Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Société Générale de Banque de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
E.U. European Counsel, Brussels, Belgium
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Vero Beach Museum, Florida, USA
VP Bank Gruppe, Vaduz, Liechtenstein


ART FAIRS
Armory Show, New York
Arco Madrid, Spain
Art Cologne, Germany
Art Chicago, USA
Art Miami, Florida, USA
Art Singapore, Singapore
Art India Summit, New Delhi
ArtPalmBeach, Florida, USA
Art Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
BIAF Barcelona Int. Art Fair, Spain
De Pan Amsterdam, The Netherlands
FIA, Contemporary Art Fair, Caracas, Venezuela
International Toronto Art Fair, Canada
TEFAF Maastricht, The Netherlands

 

Bronze # 66

“Stepping Forward”

250h x101w x 105L cm

Connected - Disconnected “Kneeling figure

Bronze # 93

Ed. 3 / 6

116 x 51 x 93 cm


“Connected - Disconnected “
Kneeling figure
Bronze # 93
Ed. 3 / 6
116 x 51 x 93 cm

 

“Untitled” # 82, 2007

ed. of 8, signed HB

patinated bronze

H 71 x 154 x 69 cm

Bronze 105

'On one knee'

67w.x22d.x80h.

 Bronze 71

 Edition 8/8

26,5 x 22 x 64w cm

Cast Iron 122

Edition 2/8

69 x 115 x 51 cm

Bronze #129

32h x 18w x 23L cm

Bronze #127

45h x 24w x 21L cm