Solo Exhibitions
2017 Squib – Espaco Gallery – Algiers, Algeria
2016 Voyage, voyage – TUL & Galerie FJ – Casablanca, Morocco
2015 The One Invented – Maison de la Culture – Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
2014 Au Cœur des Ténèbres – Espace Cheminée Nord – Geneva, Switzerland
1971, Sun Ra in Egypt – Medrar for Contemporary Art – Cairo, Egypt
2012 And Did Those Feet – al Hoash Gallery – Jerusalem
2011 Cracked – Zico House – Beirut, Lebanon
2010 Impression, proche orient II – Le Pont Organization – Aleppo, Syria
What’s a cucumber – Makan Art Space – Amman, Jordan
2008 Amahoro – Jack The Pelican Presents – New York, NY
2007 Elizabeth – ART 27 @ Coalface Gallery – Genk, Belgium
Filmography
2015 pepsi, cola, water?
2010 Minecraft Mausoleum
2004 This is Rwanda
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Solidarity – Qalandiya International – New York City and Jerusalem
S.T.E.P. – Flux Factory and Queens Museum – Queens, NY
Flashback Displacements – VOODOO55 – Berlin, Germany
Subcontracted Nations – Qattan Foundation – Ramallah, Palestine
2017 A Cartography – 5th Ghetto Biennale – Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nation Migrante – Jaou – Tunis, Tunisia
The Absence of Paths – Tunisian Online Pavilion Venice Biennale – Italy
Matza Kerkennah – Bardo National Museum – Tunis, Tunisia
The Right To Be – Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki – Greece
2016 Immortality For All – SAVVY Contemporary – Berlin, Germany
Plants for the Night – Kreuzberg Pavillon – Berlin, Germany
Babel – Outsider Art Fair – New York, NY
Halcyon – Transart Triennale – Berlin, Germany
CairoTronica – Opera House Gallery – Cairo, Egypt
Greeks for Greece – Figure One Gallery – Champaign, IL
2015 Respond – Smack Mellon – Brooklyn, NY
Forms of Resistance – 4th Ghetto Biennale – Port-au-Prince, Haiti
ex voto – Projektraum M54 – Basel, Switzerland
Once upon – ART27 – Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Postinternet is Dead – Exhibition Initiative – Oberlin, OH
Real Dream – Fonderie Kugler – Geneva, Switzerland
Spring Exhibition – Kunsthal Charlottenborg – Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Saout Radio – Marrakech Biennale 6 – Marrakech, Morocco
SoundImageCulture – Beursschouwburg – Brussels, Belgium
59 Days of Independence – Rochester University – Rochester, NY
The Artifacts – AiOP – New York , NY
Midden de linie – SASK – Sint Niklaas, Belgium
2013 Decentering – 3rd Ghetto Biennale – Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Pantoke K – Usine Kugler – Geneva, CH
Into the Vortex – Lesley Heller Workspace – New York, NY
I could have lived here – Museum M – Leuven, Belgium
di-egy fest – Gezira Art Center – Cairo, Egypt
Minecraft Mausoleum – Ibraaz Projects – London, UK
Utopiart27 – Hispano-American Culture Center – Havana, Cuba
2012 Video Slam – Alwan for the Arts – New York, NY
Juxtacombo – NURTUREart – Brooklyn, NY
Utopiart27 – ART27 – various locations, Belgium
Black Noise – radioCona Kunstradio – Vienna, Austria
Spring Exhibition – Charlottenborg – Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Nuts by the Creek – Art Dubai – Dubai, UAE
Piso Mojado para Gaza – Eltiqa Gallery – Gaza, Palestine
Radio Arts Space – radioCona & ŠKUC gallery – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Double Portraits 3 – Art in Odd Places – New York, NY
Between Ebal & Gerzim – BZU Museum – Birzeit-Nablus, Palestine
IPO – the registry @ White Columns – New York, NY
idols & heroes – Studio Gallery – Amman, Jordan
2010 Na Krancu | Bec Zmiana Foundation | Warsaw, Poland
Open Day | Triangle Arts & Al-Mahatta Gallery | Birzeit, Palestine
Sweetness and Light | Umass Hampden Gallery | Amherst, MA
The Back Room Biennial | LZ project space | New York, NY
Ode to a Local Hero | Beit Aneeseh | Ramallah, Palestine
Companion | EFA project space | New York, NY
2009 Until My Darkness Goes | LMAKprojects | New York, NY
Parcels for the Promised Land | KunstBüro | Berlin, Germany
Form Laboratory | Chashama Performance Space | New York, NY
Responding to Cuba | Maloney Gallery | Morristown, NJ
Old School | Jack The Pelican Presents | Brooklyn, NY
thirtysomethings | ART 27 | Antwerpen, Belgium
2008 Archaeology of Wonder | Real Art Ways | Hartford, CT
Group 58 | Verbeke Foundation | Kemzeke, Belgium
Live and active | Bronx River Arts Center | Bronx, NY
Hardware Art Show | Crest True Value | Brooklyn, NY
Room 103 | Art by the Ferry | Staten Island, NY
outside-inside | Gallery De Stijl @ CC Muze | Zolder, Belgium
2007 Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe | Apexart | New York, NY
Piso Mojado Para Dumbo | Art under the Bridge | Brooklyn, NY
Canaries at the Art Parade | Deitch Projects | New York, NY
TRANS_ | Queens Library Gallery | Jamaica, NY
The Space Between | Daryl Roth Theater | New York, NY
2006 Flat Files | Pierogi 2000 | Brooklyn, NY
Onderdak | ART 27 | Zolder, Belgium
Buoy | Provinciaal Domein Halve Maan | Diest, Belgium
Double | Gilded Pony Performance Festival | Troy, NY
2005 Dorkbot | Location 01 | New York, NY
Politics as Usual | Foreman Gallery Hartwick | Oneonta, NY
Double Portraits | Dumbo Arts Festival | Brooklyn, NY
KIS | Schildehof | Schilde, Belgium
Tour # 8: Toys | Filmbank NL | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Panorama | Némo Film Festival | Paris, France
2004 Beeldenstorm | MuHKA Filmmuseum | Antwerp, Belgium
Face/Off: Belgium | Cinematexas | Austin, TX
Janus is | Janus Art Magazine | Antwerp, Belgium
Power:Play | IFFR | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Have you seen my childhood? | UFO | Oostende, Belgium
Personal history
2018 Queens, New York
2009 Impression, mena | Amman, Jordan – Geneva, Switzerland
2004 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts | New York, NY
2000 Amnesty International | Antwerp, Belgium
1997 UN High Commissioner for Refugees | Bangkok, Thailand
1996 UN High Commissioner for Refugees | Kinshasa, Congo
1990 Government Refugee Agency | Brussels, Belgium
Education
1990 Masters Degree in International Law | University of Leuven | Belgium
1987 Bachelors Degree in Philosophy | University of Brussels | Belgium

Tom Bogaert worked as a refugee lawyer for the United Nations and Amnesty International until the age of 38, when he turned to the visual arts. He had his first solo exhibition in New York City in 2008 with the legendary ‘Jack the Pelican Presents’ gallery and moved to Amman, Jordan soon thereafter.

Recent solo exhibitions include Espaco Gallery, Algiers, Algeria (2017); The Ultra Lab & Galerie FJ, Casablanca, Morocco (2016); Maison de la Culture, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia (2015); Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt (2014); and al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem (2012). His work has been presented at the Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia (2017); the Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, Greece (2017); SAVVY Contemporary and Transart Triennale, Berlin, Germany (2016); Smack Mellon, New York, US (2015); and Museum M, Leuven, Belgium (2013). He was awarded first prize at the Videoex film festival in Zurich, Switzerland for his experimental documentary about the legendary jazz pioneer Sun Ra and his infamous visit to Egypt (pepsi, cola, water? 2015).

Tom Bogaert currently lives and works in New York City.