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Andy Wauman
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Born in 1975 in Belgium, Andy Wauman's works speaks about the possibility of freedom. They are messages with a romantic sense for anarchy and love. In his statements, he often uses images that have been violated, multiplied and copied by commercial media. He recuperates common metaphors and symbols and gives them back their original romantic touch or even ideological meaning. The poetic quality is striking. Within an upcoming movement of new young artists using the language of the social context they grew up in, with the so-called popular culture and media as basic ingredients. Andy Wauman’s feeling for materials and authentic meaning is a marker.

In a personal statement, Wauman comments on the nature of his artistic personality:

“Generally my work has it’s origins in my conviction that a truly living culture can only arise from social structures and that the only theory a contemporary artist can feed on is necessarily a social one. I do not recycle existing forms, I try to make new ones based on my own background. Which is what distinguishes an artist from a marketeer. I try to inject the spontaneous energy from the street into my artistic practice, and I create my own contribution to the ‘revolution of everyday life’ in the shape of texts and objects. 
Therefore, a recurrent element in my work is my protesting against cynicism and a preference for the sensuality and romantic value of the materials of the street, the ones the vagabond knows better than the bourgeois. But rather than a political activist, I like to call myself a poetical terrorist. “
Award / Grants

Public and Private Collections
Selected solo and group exhibitions
2013
Art Satements, Hong Kong, G262 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, Germany, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium, National Museum of Glass, Leerdam, The Netherlands, Palermo gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012
Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, Gallery 8, Dublin, Irland, Museum of Ideas, L’viv, Ukraine, Berlin Wall Project, Berlin, Germany
2011
Art Statements, Tokyo, Japan, MX7, Antwerp, Belgium, Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium
2010
Art Statements, Hong Kong, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland, National Museum of Glass, Leerdam, The Netherlands, Expodium Utrecht, The Netherlands
2009
Caligraphy and Body Traps, Art Statements, Hong Kong
Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, Open Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany, Center for Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia, Drawing Center, New York, USA
2008
Open Ateliijksacademy for Visual Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands The Hands of Art at Martha HerfDesign, Herford, Germany Museum for Contemporary Art and Jan Fabre Curalgium Contemporary tes Young Artists at Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, BeArt & Music at The Old Prison, Hasselt, Belgium The Statement at Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands Doing it My Way. Belgian Art at Museum Kueppersmuehle, Centre for Modern and Cuisburg, Germany Perspectives ont, DArt Köln Art Fa ontemporary ArirRCO Art Fair, M Köln, Germany adrid, Spain ands of Art at SMAK, The Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Gent, Belgium
2007
2007 Black Marks / The mask that failed to touch the face, Project Room ZUID’ at Rijksacademy for Visual Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands Tumbleweed - Breda Break at Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands, Small Stuff Three, Herrman Teirlinckhuis & Frankveld, Beersel, Belgium, Sway, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland, Isle Foundation, Merelbeke, Belgium, Seamanshouse, Anette de Keyser Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, The Moss Gathering Tumbleweed Experience at NICC, Antwerp, Belgium, Black,White, Gold, Yellow and Blue at Gallery Klerkx, Milano, Italy, Floods Saint Agostino Exhibiting Space in cooperation with GAMeC ( Gallery of Modern ntemporary Art ) at Bergamo, Italy
2006
Wet Feet Bet at Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, Artist Without Borders, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Przemysl, Poland, Shibboleth at Café Gallery Projects, London, UK, First Sudden Gone the One. First Sudden Back, at Project 133, Peckham Rye, London, UK, PERSEvérance at Het Godshuis, Sint Laureins, Belgium
2005
There should be no law for anybody at Window Gallery Walter Van Beirendonck, Antwerp, Belgium, CHAT & CHAT 2005 Dialoog I, Etoiles‐Polaires & Vis ŕ Vis, Art Lab, Xiamen, China, Expo Coquina!, Antwerp, Dialect 02 at Gun Shooting Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, SuperHasselt at Z33 Museum, Hasselt, Belgium
2004
98% Belgian at Flfty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium, Free Space NICC at Hessenhuis Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

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