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Biography

May 2004: The Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold (Germany) shows Transport, paintings 1999-2004.

He starts an intensive collaboration with autor Cees Nooteboom, what leads to the publication of two books, A Winterreise and Rode regen (Red rain).

Then, in 2008, there is that remarkable show Meikever, vlieg!, and at this occasion the book by Marc Ruyters on Vanriet and his work Parcours 1966-2008 has been presented.

Vanriet himself starts the publication of the weekly column Joetoeb for DeMorgen Magazine and comes to the public with a new book of poetry, Stormlicht.

In 2010 the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp invites Jan Vanriet to ‘close’ the museum, where enormous works of renovation will start. With the exhibition Closing Time he proposes a selection of masterpieces from the collection in confrontation with a retrospective selection of his own work. 88.000 visitors will attend.

In 2012 the series Partie de Campagne is shown at Zwarte Panter Gallery and Ludion Editors publishes the book. At the same time Bezige Bij publishes a new selection of Vanriet’s poetry, Leegstand.

Closed Doors is the opening exhibition of Roberto Polo’s new gallery in Brussels. It shows about 35 new paintings by Jan Vanriet.

Jan Vanriet lives and works in Antwerp and Provence.

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