Born in Duffel (BE), lives in Antwerp (BE).
Luc Deleu (°1944, Duffel, Belgium) lives in Antwerp. In 1970, just after earning his degree in architecture, he set up T.O.P. Office (the Turn-On Planning Office) in Antwerp, which can be described as an interdisciplinary urban planning firm. In 1970 Deleu also had his first solo exhibition, Luc Deleu Says Farewell to Architecture at the self-organised gallery Vacuum voor nieuwe dimensies (‘Vacuum for New Dimensions’) in Antwerp.
Yet to date he has given up neither architecture nor art. He sees them as closely related manifestations of thinking. What he once said of himself is still true: ‘I am an artist because I am an architect.’
M HKA owns several important works by Deleu, which illustrate his critique of the boundaries between architecture and art as professions and systems of knowledge. The hybrid activism that underpins all of Deleu’s work is very visible in the earlier pieces, donated by Deleu to the Gordon Matta-Clark Foundation when it was set up by the International Cultural Centre in Antwerp in 1979. In 1995 much of the foundation was incorporated into the M HKA collection.
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Legoconstructie [Lego Con...
Luc Deleu, Legoconstructie [Lego Construction], 1978. Collage, cibachrome, 65.5 x 65.5 cm.
Luc Deleu & T.O.P. Office...
Luc Deleu, Luc Deleu & T.O.P. Office 1967-1991, 1991. Book, ink, paper, 21 x 27,5 cm, 127 p., language : Dutch, French, English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen.
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Orban Space, Luc Deleu - ...
15 September 2013 - 17 November 2013.
Luc Deleu is one of Belgium’s most innovative and radical urbanist thinkers. Together with T.O.P. office, the architectural firm Deleu founde
The collection IV – Summe...
31 May 2003 - 17 August 2003.
In the fourth chapter, which is presented during the summer months, it is the turn of the Antwerp artist-architect Luc Deleu (°1944, Duffel).
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
Urgent Conversations: Ant...
16 September 2017 - 12 November 2017.
Last year, M HKA was invited by EMST in Athens for the opening exhibition in the new museum building. Today, Urgent Conversations: Antwerp –
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Stichting Gordon Matta-Cl...
In various ways, the ICC played an important part in forming the potential of the collection. Flor Bex aspired to establish a museum in Antwe
It is possible to borrow works from the M HKA’s collection under strict conditions in terms of security and climatic conditions. Loan takers
Permanent Collection 2017...
REMARKABLE PRESENCES A collection grows organically. Aside from its main lines and core references, it is also made up of moments an