|Tom Bogaert stopped practicing international refugee law in 2004 and moved to New York City to pursue a career as an artist. He had his first solo exhibition in 2008 with the legendary ‘Jack the Pelican Presents’ gallery and relocated to Amman, Jordan soon thereafter. Recent solo exhibitions include Ivuka Arts, Kigali, Rwanda (2019); 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 Lagos Biennial, Nigeria (2019); Qalandiya International, Jerusalem (2018); Queens Museum and Flux Factory, New York, US (2018); 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).
Born in Bruges, Belgium in 1966 and based in New York City, Bogaert works in situ.