LAb[au] is the artists trio

Manuel Abendroth, Jérôme Decock and Els Vermang.

 

They question contemporary aesthetics and semiotics, though an algorithmic and conceptual thinking while bringing into play geometry, colour, light and motion.

LAb[au] presented their work at 
Musee d’Art Contemporain (Montreal, 2015), MOMA (New York, 2014), Biennale di Venezia (Venice, 2013), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul, 2013), Witte de With (Rotterdam, 2006), New Museum (New York, 2003),... and many more.


They realised several permanent artworks and their artworks are part of public and private collections all over the world. 

 

This website presents a selection of the trio's work of the past 10 years. Work created before can be found on: http://meta.lab-au.com


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Solo exhibitions
2019 : If Then Else, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - 27.09-05.01.20
2016 : Langage codé, Galerie Valérie Bach, La Patinoire Royale, Brussels  - 01.09-22.10.16
2016 : calculations, permutations, notations, The Major Gallery / Project Space Bermondsey, London 13.01-31.01.16
2015 : rouge, vert, bleu, blanc, Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Paris - 09.04-28.06.15
2014 : zéro / un, Galerie Denise René, Paris - 06.02-22.03.14
2014 : writing, drawing, painting, DAM Gallery, Berlin - 31.01-02.04.14
2011 : f5x5x3, Aubette, Strasbourg - 11.02-20.02.11
2011 : diffraction, TAG institute, Den Haag - 17.12-17.01.2011
2010 : m0t1v, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Köln - 08.01-12.02.10
2009 : time / emit, DAM Gallery, Berlin - 21.02-28.03.09 

Group exhibitions
2019 : Imaging Cities, Song Eun Art Space, Seoul - 25.03-08.06.19
2019 : D’un soleil à l’autre, Base Sous-marine, Bordeaux - 08.03-19.05.19 
2019 : Signals, CTM Vorspiele, Berlin - 01.02-04.02.19
2019 : Action <> Reaction, Kunsthal, Rotterdam - 22.09.18-20.01.19
2018 : A brave new world, MAAT, Lisbon - 22.10-28.10.18
2018 : Untitled (monochrome), Richard Taittinger, New York - 01.03-29.04.18
2017 : Art Pavilion, Grand Palais, Astana - 10.06-10.09.17
2017 : Interstice, Dome, Caen - 27.04-07.05.17 
2016 : Eutopia, Museum M, Leuven - 20.10.16-17.01.17
2016 : Terminal P, La Panacée, Montpellier - 17.06-28.08.16
2016 : Home cinema, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, - 24.04- 04.09.16 
2016 : ACT, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju - 25.11. -31.07.16
2016 : Digital abstraction, Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel - 07.04- 22.05.16 
2016 : Lumiere, Regent’s Canal, London - 14.01-17.01.16
2016 : Prosopopees, Le Centquatre, Paris, 06.12. -31.01.16
2016 : Exo-Evolution, ZKM, Karlsruhe - 30.10.- 28.02.16
2015 : VIA, MAC Créteil - 26.03-05.04.15
2014 : Physicality, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal - 23.05-01.06.14
2014 : Artist / Novelist, MOMA, New York - 08.01-31.03.14
2014 : noir et blanc, Galerie Denise René, Paris - 17.01- 28.02.14
2014 : Urban Lights Ruhr, Hamm - 25.09-11.10.14
2014 : BIAN, International Digital Arts Biennal, Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal
2013 : Vasarely Hommage, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels - 17.10-19.01.13
2013 : Poème Numérique, Atomium, Brussels - 22.06-20.09.2013
2013 : space oddity, Le GrandHornu, Le Hornu - 18.11-10.03.2013
2013 : Noise, Biennale di Venezia, Venice - 30.05-20.09.13
2012 : Articifial garden, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul - 04.12-23.12.12
2011 : Tender Buttons, Overpoort, Ghent - 30.11- 18.12.11
2010 : West Arch, Ludwig Forum, Aachen - 12.09-14.11.10
2010 : Digital Nights, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore - 16.09-26.09.10
2010 : De l’art cinétique à l’art numérique, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence - 02.06 - 11.07.10
2009 : Young Belgium Painters Award, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels - 25.06 - 13.09.09
2009 : Holy Fire, iMAL, Brussels - April 18.04 - 30.04.08
2008 : Emocao Art.ificial,  Itau, Sao Paolo - 01.06 -14.09.08   
2008 : todaysart, The Hague – 25.09 - 28.09.08
2007 : CTM building space, Ballhaus Naumystrasse, Berlin - 23.01–03.02.07
2006 : Neo-beginners, TENT / Witte de With, Rotterdam - 31.08 - 22.09.06
2006 : Artefact, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven - 13.02 - 18.02.06     

Public artworks
2020 : ƒlux, Union Station, Toronto, Canada
2019 : Zäit Wuert, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2019 : Palimpsest, Wijkpark De Porre, Ghent, Belgium 
2019 : 365, De Hoorn, Leuven, Belgium
2016 : 365, Quai 10 and La Vigie, Charleroi, Belgium
2016 : Lux Aeternae, AZF Mémorial, Toulouse, France 
2016 : 10e-15, Centre de recherche Femto, Temis Science, Besançon, France
2016 : siloScope, Quai Jules Guesde, Vitry-sur-Seine, Paris, France
2009 : mosaique 15x26, Maison de la Mécatronique, Annecy-le-Vieux, France 

 

Permanent artworks in private collections 
2017 : origamiSquare 59 squares, Linklaters, Madrid, Spain
2017 : origamiCeiling 160 Rhombi, Reynaerts, Duffel, Belgium
2017 : origamiCeiling 20 squares 54 kites, Cosnova, Franfurt, Germany
2017 : origamiPenrose 71 kites and darts, Aegon Amersfoort, The Netherlands
2016 : origamiSquare 192 squares, Linklaters, Brussels, Belgium
2016 : SwarmDots, Fidelity, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2015 : chronoPrints, Zebrastraat, Ghent , Belgium
2006 : pixFlow02, Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brasil 

 

Artworks in public institutions
2018 : 2x540 kHZ, Mika Vainio + LAb[au], Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2016 : EOD02, Frederik De Wilde + LAb[au], ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Monographs
2015 : concepts, modes, systems, Centre des arts Enghien-les-Bains, France
ISBN 978-2-916639-38-3
2010 : MetaDesign, Les presses du réel, 2010
ISBN 978-2-84066-404-8

Exhibition catalogues
2019: If Then Else, Casino Luxembourg - 27.09-05.01.20
2016 : calculations, permutations, notations, The Major Gallery, London - 13.01-31.01.16
2013 : VASARELY. Hommage, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels - 17.10-19.01.13 
2010 : m0t1f, Kunst-station Sankt Peter, Cologne - 08.01-12.02.10 
2004 : Liquid Space, Matrix Art project, Brussels - 2001-2003

 

Awards
2013 : Prix Victor Vasarely, Fondation Vasarely, Aix en Provence, France
2011 : Nominee Qwartz electronic awards, Paris, France
2010 : Honorary mention Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2009 : Nominee Young Belgian Painters Award, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels 
2008 : Prix Médiatine, Brussels, Belgium
2007 : Prix Médiatine, Brussels, Belgium


LAb[au] is represented by
Dan Galeria, Sao Paulo 
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna
La Patinoire Royale, Valérie Bach, Brussels 
Dam Gallery, Berlin