Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
MONDO CANE
Installation view
Belgium Pavilion, Venice Biennale
2019
Image: Nick Ash


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
MONDO CANE
Installation view
Belgium Pavilion, Venice Biennale
2019
Image: Nick Ash


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
MONDO CANE
Installation view
Belgium Pavilion, Venice Biennale
2019
Image: Nick Ash


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
MONDO CANE
Installation view
Belgium Pavilion, Venice Biennale
2019
Image: Nick Ash


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
MONDO CANE
Installation view
Belgium Pavilion, Venice Biennale
2019
Image: Nick Ash


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
MONDO CANE
Installation view
Belgium Pavilion, Venice Biennale
2019
Image: Nick Ash


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
MONDO CANE
Installation view
Belgium Pavilion, Venice Biennale
2019
Image: Nick Ash


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
MONDO CANE
Installation view
Belgium Pavilion, Venice Biennale
2019
Image: Nick Ash

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
30 Jahre Kunst
Installation view
Kunstverein München, Munich
2017

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
30 Jahre Kunst
Installation view
Kunstverein München, Munich
2017

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
30 Jahre Kunst
Installation view
Kunstverein München, Munich
2017

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
30 Jahre Kunst
Installation view
Kunstverein München, Munich
2017

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
30 Jahre Kunst
Installation view
Kunstverein München, Munich
2017

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
30 Jahre Kunst
Installation view
Kunstverein München, Munich
2017

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
30 Jahre Kunst
Installation view
Kunstverein München, Munich
2017

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
ELEGANTIA
Installation view
La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2017
photocredit © Gianluca Di Ioia

Fine Arts installation view MOMA PS1, New York 2015

Fine Arts
installation view
MOMA PS1, New York
2015

Fine Arts installation view MOMA PS1, New York 2015

Fine Arts
installation view
MOMA PS1, New York
2015

Fine Arts installation view MOMA PS1, New York 2015

Fine Arts
installation view
MOMA PS1, New York
2015

Fine Arts installation view MOMA PS1, New York 2015

Fine Arts
installation view
MOMA PS1, New York
2015

Fine Arts installation view MOMA PS1, New York 2015

Fine Arts
installation view
MOMA PS1, New York
2015

Fine Arts installation view MOMA PS1, New York 2015

Fine Arts
installation view
MOMA PS1, New York
2015

Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys A Phantom 2015 pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame 40 x 61 x 2 cm 15.8 x 24 x 0.8 in

A Phantom
2015
pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame
40 x 61 x 2 cm
15.8 x 24 x 0.8 in

Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys Pygmies on a Fresco in Pompeii 2015 pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame 81 x 121 x 2 cm 31.9 x 47.6 x 0.8 in

Pygmies on a Fresco in Pompeii
2015
pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame
81 x 121 x 2 cm
31.9 x 47.6 x 0.8 in

Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys Man Holding His Wife's Head on His Lap 2015 pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame 39 x 37 x 2 cm 15.4 x 14.6 x 0.8 in

Man Holding His Wife’s Head on His Lap
2015
pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame
39 x 37 x 2 cm
15.4 x 14.6 x 0.8 in

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN installation view The Power Station, Dallas 2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN
installation view
The Power Station, Dallas
2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN installation view The Power Station, Dallas 2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN
installation view
The Power Station, Dallas
2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN installation view The Power Station, Dallas 2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN
installation view
The Power Station, Dallas
2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN installation view The Power Station, Dallas 2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN
installation view
The Power Station, Dallas
2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN installation view The Power Station, Dallas 2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN
installation view
The Power Station, Dallas
2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN installation view The Power Station, Dallas 2015

DIE SCHMUTZIGEN PUPPEN VON POMMERN
installation view
The Power Station, Dallas
2015

Die schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern 009 2013 sackcloth, hay, straw and fabric 200 x 68 x 28 cm 78.7 x 26.8 x 11 in

Die schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern 009
2013
sackcloth, hay, straw and fabric
200 x 68 x 28 cm
78.7 x 26.8 x 11 in

Die schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern 024 2013 sackcloth, hay, straw and fabric 153 x 65 x 28 cm 60.2 x 25.6 x 11 in

Die schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern 024
2013
sackcloth, hay, straw and fabric
153 x 65 x 28 cm
60.2 x 25.6 x 11 in

Tram 3 installation view CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco 2015

Tram 3
installation view
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
2015

Tram 3 installation view CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco 2015

Tram 3
installation view
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
2015

Tram 3 installation view CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco 2015

Tram 3
installation view
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
2015

Tram 3 installation view CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco 2015

Tram 3
installation view
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
2015

Tram 3 installation view CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco 2015

Tram 3
installation view
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
2015

Das Wunder des Lebens installation view Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2014

Das Wunder des Lebens
installation view
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2014

Das Wunder des Lebens installation view Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2014

Das Wunder des Lebens
installation view
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2014

Das Wunder des Lebens installation view Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2014

Das Wunder des Lebens
installation view
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2014

Das Wunder des Lebens installation view Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2014

Das Wunder des Lebens
installation view
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2014

Das Wunder des Lebens installation view Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2014

Das Wunder des Lebens
installation view
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2014

Das Wunder des Lebens installation view Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2014

Das Wunder des Lebens
installation view
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2014

Das Wunder des Lebens installation view Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2014

Das Wunder des Lebens
installation view
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2014

Objekte als Freunde 29 2011 colour print mounted on pdf 48 x 60 cm 18.9 x 23.6 in

Objekte als Freunde 29
2011
colour print mounted on pdf
48 x 60 cm
18.9 x 23.6 in

Objekte als Freunde 100 2011 colour print mounted on pdf 48 x 60 cm 18.9 x 23.6 in

Objekte als Freunde 100
2011
colour print mounted on pdf
48 x 60 cm
18.9 x 23.6 in

Objekte als Freunde 133 2011 colour print mounted on pdf 48 x 60 cm 18.9 x 23.6 in

Objekte als Freunde 133
2011
colour print mounted on pdf
48 x 60 cm
18.9 x 23.6 in

Untitled (Skeletten) 4 2009 black-and-white print mounted on MDF 84 x 119 cm 33,1 x 46.9 in

Untitled (Skeletten) 4
2009
black-and-white print mounted on MDF
84 x 119 cm
33,1 x 46.9 in

Untitled (Skeletten) 8 2009 black-and-white print mounted on MDF 84 x 119 cm 33,1 x 46.9 in

Untitled (Skeletten) 8
2009
black-and-white print mounted on MDF
84 x 119 cm
33,1 x 46.9 in

Untitled (Skeletten) 3 2009 black-and-white print mounted on MDF 84 x 119 cm 33,1 x 46.9 in

Untitled (Skeletten) 3
2009
black-and-white print mounted on MDF
84 x 119 cm
33,1 x 46.9 in

Travaux Photographiques 2006 15 photos mounted on dibond 15 x 10 cm 5.9 x 3.9 in

Travaux Photographiques
2006
15 photos mounted on dibond
15 x 10 cm
5.9 x 3.9 in

Born 1965 in Geel, Belgium
Born 1966 in Wilrijk, Belgium
Live and work in Brussels, Belgium

Solo Exhibitions

2020
MONDO CANE, Bozar/Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
(upcoming, February)

2019
MONDO CANE, Belgian Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale, curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz

2018
Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
A FOPS 3, dépendance, Brussels

2017
30 Jahre Kunst, Kunstverein München, Munich
ELEGANTIA, Milan Triennale, curated by Francesco Garutti, Milan

2016
Pantelleria, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
White Suprematism, Portikus Frankfurt
White Suprematism, CAC, Vilnius

2015
Im Reich der Sonnenfinsternis, MCA, Chicago, IL
Fine Arts, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Die schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern,The Power Station, Dallas, TX
Tram 3, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
I Piccoli Pupazzi Sporchi di Pruppa,Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome

2014
The Ape from Bloemfontein,1646, The Hague
Das Wunder des Lebens, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Die schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern, Art Unlimited / Art 41 Basel, Basel
Die schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

2013
Optimundus, M HKA, Antwerp

2012
Les énigmes de Saarlouis, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, PMMK, Provincial Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende
Objects as Friends, Culturgest, Porto
Objecten als Vrienden, Mu.ZEE, Ostend

2011
Im Reich der Sonnenfinsternis, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Das Loch, NAK, Aachen
Objekte als Freunde, kestnergesellschaft, Hanover
FCA Award Exhibition, New York, NY

2010
Projekt 13, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Das Loch, Art Unlimited / Art 41 Basel, Basel

2009
Suitcase Illuminated #6: Tunnel Effect – Part 1: Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys (curated by Katia An guelova, Alessandra Poggianti, and Andrea Wiarda), Kaleidoscope HQ, Milan
Der Schlamm von Branst, Culturgest, Lisbon
Der Schlamm Von Branst, Pro Choice, Vienna
Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, dépendance, Brussels

2008
Ten Weyngaert, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

2007
Dr Curlet reçoit Jos de Gruyter et Harald Thys, FRAC Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris, France – with François Curlet
Artspeak, Vancouver

2004
The 48 hours of Kwik and Kwak, Etablissement d’en face, Brussels

2002
The Spinning Wheel, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Convex/Concave: Belgian Contemporary Art, TANK, Shanghai (upcoming, October)
D, frac Île-de-france, le Château de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin
Matters of Concern / Matières à Panser, La Verrière

2018
Charivari, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Pamelekerk, Oudenaarde
Hugo Claus, Con Amore, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Present, Van Buuren Museum, Brussels
Beaufort Biennale, curated by Heidi Ballet
Hugo Claus, Con Amore, BOZAR, Brussels

2017
The Absent Museum, WIELS, Brussels
Today’s Yesterday, Anren Bienniale, curated by curated by Liu Ding & Carol Lu Yinghua, Chengdu
Milan Triennale, curated by Francesco Garuttie, Milan

2016
The Squatter, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
Random Rapid Heartbeats, Tallinn Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia curated by Kestutis Kuizinas
Portikus, Frankfurt

2015
Slip of the Tongue, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy – curated by Dahn Vo & Caroline Bourgeois
CAC, Vilnius
Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York, NY – curated by Kelly Taxter, Jens Hoffmann, and Daniel S.Palmer

2014
The Divided Body, Predikerkerk, Leuven
Puddle, pothole, portal, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY – curated by Ruba Katrib & Camille Henrot
Petals on the Wind, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
I would prefer not to, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam
Lou Ford, établissement d’en face, Brussels
Forcefield – drawing show, A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE – Institut de Carton vzw, Brussels
Small Museum for the American Metaphor, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA – curated by Kersten Geers
Emoties in de hedendaagse kunst, Gemeentemuseum Helmond
The Hawker, dépendance at Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Progress and Hygiene, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw – curated by Anda Rottenberg
La référence d’objet n’est pas définie à une instance d’objet, Galerie Edouard-Manet, Genevilliers – curated by Barbara Sirieix

2013
The Vanishing Points, Muzeum Ziemi Otwockiej, Otwock – curated by Kasia Redzisz & Mirosław Bałka
À triple tour, La Conciergerie, Paris – curated by Caroline Bourgeois
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), la Biennale di Venezia / Arsenale, Venice – curated by Massimiliano Gioni
Back to Earth. From Picasso to Ai Weiwei – The rediscovery of ceramics in art, Herbert Gerisch-Stif tung, Neumünster
Leisure, Discipline and Punishment, Contour Biennial, Mechelen – curated by Jacob Fabricius
Grundfrage, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France – curated by Christian Kobald & Severin Dünser
Fictions à L’œuvre : l’art contemporain livré à l’expérience du récit, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux
Magic Hour, The Ridder – A House for Contemporary Art, Maastricht
You Only Fall Twice, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Derry – Londonderry, Northern Ireland – curated by Beirut & FormContent

2012
The Castle in the Air. Séance of Imagination, Centre of Culture ZAMEK, Poznan, Poland – curated by Adam Budak
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Bremen
Panegyric, Forde, Geneva
The Big Inexplicable Paravent Illusion, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin
LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, ICA, London
Transmediale.12, Berlin
At the Speed of Stone, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA – curated by Anthony Huberman

2011
Yes, we don’t, IAC, Villeurbanne
Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam – curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen & Anne- Claire Schmitz
The Plot, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada – curated by Melanie O’Brian
Found in Translation (cur. by Emmanuel Lambion), Chapter L, Casino Luxembourg
Athens Biennial, Athens
In The Company of Humour (curated by Lieven Segers), Lokaal 01, Breda

2010 ‘
Session_13, FormContent, London – curated by Joshua Simon
Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, SMAK, Ghent
Das Loch der kranke Prophet, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo – with Steinar Haga Kristensen
Error #14: Into the light, Error one, Antwerp
Pro Choice in Schattendorf, Kunstverein Schattendorf
e-flux video rental, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
Rafa the Magician, Netwerk, Aalst

2009
The Thing / All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, MuHKA at Mechelen – curated by Dieter Roels traete
Double Happiness / The State Of Things. Brussels/Beijing, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels – curated by Luc Tuymans & Philippe Pirotte
Un-Scene, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
5x5Castelló09, Espai d´art contemporani de Castello
Jeugdzonde. Over opus één en opus min één, Hedah, Maastricht travelled to LLS 387, Antwerp
Come in, friends, the house is yours!, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Isomopolis, Etablissement d’En Face, Brussels

2008
Onthaasting: About Spare Time and Slower World’s, American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC
Manifesta 7. Trentino – Alto Adige
Sens dessus dessous, CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète
When Things Cast No Shadow, 5th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
A meeting between the tragic and the funny, Hessenhuis, Antwerp

2007
Who put Grandma under the stairs? (curated by Karina Bisch), Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Lonely At The Top #4, M HKA, Antwerp – curated by Dieter Roelstraete
The Go Between, De Appel, Amsterdam
La Ricarda, Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien, Eupen – curated by Michel François
Commitment, De Garage, Mechelen
Confessions, Montgomery, Berlin

2006
Family Affairs (Harald & Erik Thys, Richard & Danny Venlet), Bozar, Brussels
Le Retour de la Colonne Durutti (curated by Gyonata Bonvicini), Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin
Choose Choice, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

2005
Visionair België / La Belgique visionnaire. C’est arrivé près de chez nous, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels – curated by Harald Szeemann
ACECA, Strasbourg
Galerie Ambassador, Paris
Galerie Aliceday, Brussels
Galerie Archetype, Brussels

2004
The Invisible Meeting, Mariantonia, Sao Paulo
Amicalement votre, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge, Galerie Archetype, Brussels
De Tuin van Teirlinck (Harald Thys), Brussels

2003
Once Upon a Time…, MuHKA, Antwerp
Urban Dramas, deSingel, Antwerp
Kraft der gewohnheit, Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne
Coconutour, CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète

2002
The Show Must Go On, Witte Zaal, Ghent

2001
Marking the territory, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland – curated by Marina Abramovic

2000
BüroFriedrich, Berlin
Künstlerhaus, Dortmund
House of Haunted Horrors, Huis Aan De Werf, Utrecht – curated by Moritz Küng

Artist Books:
30 Jahre Kunst, Kunstverein München
OPTIMUNDUS: M HKA 08 02 13 – 19 05 13, M HKA, Antwerp / Sternberg Press
Die Schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern, Sternberg Press
Das Wunder des Lebens, Sternberg Press
Fine Arts, Sternberg Press
Objects as Friends, König Books
Porsche 917, Grotto
Automosoleum, Grotto

Selected Bibliography:
2017
Tina Schulz, Abgrundtiefer Nihilismus, Texte zur Kunst
30 Jahre Kunst, Kunstverein München
2016
Watson, Mike, “Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys I Piccoli Sporchi di Pruppà
Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome 24 October – 23 December,” Art Review, March
2015
Gottschalk, Molly, “The 15 Best Booths at Frieze London,” Artsy Editorial, October
2014
Tess Edmonson, ‘Otwock, Poland: Site and Narrative,’ Afterall online, May
2013
Maaike Lauwaert, ‘Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. M_HKA, Antwerp,’ Modern Painters, June
Kasia Redzisz, ‘Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. M_HKA, Antwerp,’ Frieze, May
Chris Fitzpatrick, ‘Looking for the World in Both Directions,’ Spike
Jon Bywater, ‘Harald Thys and Jos de Gruyter. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst
Antwerpen (M HKA),’ Artforum, April
2012
John Beeson, ‘Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys at Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin,’ Artforum, April
Ana Teixeira Pinto, ‘Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys’s “Im Reich der Sonnenfinsternis,’ Art Agenda, January
Moritz Küng, ‘De Gruyter & Thys: Oggetti come Amici,’ Abitare, 521, April
2011
Kirsty Bell, ‘Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. Neue Aachener Kunstverein,’ Frieze, September Joshua
Simon, ‘Neo-Materialism, Part Three: The Language of Commodities,’ e-flux, 28, October
Jennifer Krasinski, ‘All is Disquiet. Portrait Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys,’ Spike, 28,Summer
2010
Quinn Latimer, ‘Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. Kunsthalle Basel,’ Art in America, April Elena Filipovic, ‘Harald Thys & Jos de Gruyter,’ Creamier. Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon, London
Kito Nedo, ‘Wäschebeutel, Bomberjacken und Käseplatten’ (Kunsthalle Basel), Artmagazin.de, January
Kito Nedo, ‘Wäschebeutel, Bomberjacken und Käseplatten’ (Kunsthalle Basel), Artmagazin.de, January
2009
Judith Wilkinson, ‘Systems Failure: The Embarrassing Antics of de Gruyter & Thys,’ Afterall, 22, Autumn/ Winter
Joshua Simon, ‘The Silence of the Lamps — The Autism of the Recent Works of Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys,’ Afterall, 22, Autumn/Winter
2008
Dieter Roelstraete, ‘The Teaches of the Speechless,’ Mousse, 3, 16, December
Teresa Steel, ‘Chained Melody: Harald Thys and Jos de Gruyter in Vancouver,’ Filip
Review, 3, 11, Winter
Gerrit Gohlke, ‘Flämische Heilkunst’ (5. Berlin Biennale & Isabella Bortolozzi), Artnet.de, May
Adrian Searle, ‘Toil and Rubble’ (5. Berlin Biennale), The Guardian, April
2007
Sean James Rose, ‘Deux Belges sur un Plateau. Carte blanche à François Curlet, qui invite Thys et Gruyter,’ Libération, November
2005
Dieter Roelstraete, ‘The sacrificial lamb: Dieter Roelstraete Ponders the Work of Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys,’ A Prior, November

Screenings:
2017
filmprogramme, Fiac Paris
2014
CAC Cinema, Vilnius, Lithuania
‘Die aap van Bloemfontein,’ Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
‘Die aap van Bloemfontein,’ WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
‘Conversation Piece,’ 1646, The Hague, The Netherlands – curated by Maaike Gouwenberg
2013
‘Das Loch,’ Garage Center for Contemporary Culture , Moscow, Russia
‘The Frigate,’ WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium – curated by Elena Filipovic
2012
‘Der Schlamm Von Branst’ & ‘Das Loch,’ Cricoteka, Kraków, Poland
‘The Frigate,’ Tramway, Glasgow, UK
2011
‘Perennial #1,’ WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
‘Parallel Worlds,’ Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
2010
‘Parallel Worlds,’ Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Arnolfini, Bristol, UK – curated by Richard Birkett
‘If I Cant Dance….,’ ICA, London, UK
‘Project 35,’ Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands – curated by ICI
2009
The Steins, New York, NY – curated by Anthony Huberman
‘The Filmic Conventions,’ FormContent, London, UK
Pro Choice, Vienna, Austria – curated by Lucie Stahl
Centre de Création Contemporaine, Tours, France – curated by Yann Ricordel
2008
Cinema on Baker Street, London, UK – curated by Isabella Bortolozzi & Dieter Roelstraete Théatre Mercelis, Brussels, Belgium – curated by dépendance
2000
‘Parallelogram,’ Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium
‘De Deserteur,’ GC Ten Weyngaert, Brussels, Belgium


Jos de Gruyter, Harald Thys, Anne-Claire Schmitz
MONDO CANE
Mercatorfonds, 2019
English/French/Dutch/Italian/German
192 pages
31.4 x 25.4 cm
ISBN: 9789462300033
Paperback
EUR 35.00

Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys
30 Jahre Kunst. Verkaufskatalog
Amsterdam, 2017
English / German
192 pages
21 x 29.7 cm
ISBN: 9789491843891
Printed in an edition of 1000, by Benedict Press
EUR 18.00

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
Fine Arts
2015, English
21.5 x 27.5 cm, 100 pages, 95 color ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-209-0
Edition of 1000
Published by Sternberg Press
EUR 29.00

11

LES ÉNIGMES DE SAARLOUIS
MMXIV
Softcover, 220 x 280 mm
36 pages
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-2-930777-03-0
Published by Triangle Books
EUR 25.00

22

Objects as Friends
Hardcover, 28 x 27 cm
312 pages
ISBN 978-3863352196
Published by Walther König
Co-published with Culurgest, Lisabon, kestnergesellschaft, Hanover and Mu.ZEE Ostend
EUR 39.80

33

The Frigate
Vinyl record with music composed by Erik Thys for the video ‘The Frigate’ by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys 2008-2012
Mastering by Stef Van Alsenoy
Production: Gypex
© Gypex & Grotto Publications
EUR 20,00

44

Jos De Gruyter, Harald Thys
English
Hardcover, 13.5 x 21 cm
box including 3 booklets and DVD
ISBN 907-6222169
Published by Middelheimmuseum
EUR 49.00

55

Das Wunder des Lebens
2014
English/German
Hardcover, 30 x 29 cm
492 pages, 477 color ill.
ISBN 978-3-943365-92-4
Design by Boy Vereecken with Antoine Begon
Published by Sternberg Press
Copublished with Kunsthalle Wien and Kunsthalle Basel
EUR 45.00

66

Optimundus – M HKA 08 02 13 – 19 05 13
2013
English
Softcover, 18 x 24 cm
68 pages, 6 b/w and 17 colour ill.
Edited by Nav Haq
With texts by Nav Haq, Jennifer Krasinski, Dieter Roelstraete, Michael Van den Abeele, Peter Wächtler
ISBN 978-3-943365-53-5
Published by Sternberg Press
Copublished with M HKA and Kunsthalle Wien
EUR 19.00