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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In 80 dagen rond de werel...
Luc Deleu, In 80 dagen rond de wereld - around the world in 80 days Weber - Madrid - Weber, 1993. Installation, mixed media, 193 x 102 cm.
Mobile Medium University ...
Luc Deleu, Mobile Medium University Revisited (floating U.I.A.), 1972-1982. Mixed Media, wood, plastic, paint, plexi, 110 x 60 x 25 cm.
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EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Simi...
01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.
TRACÉS. Similarities and dissonants was the upshot of a recycling project that started in 2010 in the recycling centre of Merksem. The centr
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Herze...
03 April 2015 - 03 May 2015.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA - in collaboration with LOCUS, the nerve centre for libraries, cultural and community centres and l
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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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
Luc Deleu, AMVK, Ria Pacquée, Ilya Kabakov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Goshka Macuga, Allan Sekula, Jimmie Durham, Mark Dion, Yang Zhenzhong
ONDERZOEK / RECHERCHE / R...
Research, often limited to the empirical and scientific sphere, refers in fact to any gathering of data initiated by a question. This essenti