Léopold Rabus

Biography

1977 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
1993-94 Art School de Meuron, Neuchâtel
1994 Ecole d’Art Chaux-de-Fonds, La Chaux-de-Fonds
2000 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Exhibitions* solo exhibitions
2015
* Léopold Rabus, Michael Haas, Berlin (DE)
2014
Optima mihi in chartis, Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich (CH)
Sept. 12 – Oct. 25 Prendre le temps d’un morceau d’Odalisque, AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
Sept. – Oct. Les Rabus chez Gabus, Montalchez (CH)
Galerie Sébastien Planas, Perpignan (F)
Art Brussels, AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
Full House : 100 artists, AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
The Red Queen, MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (AU)
2013
YIA – Young International Artist artfair, Espace Commines, Paris
* Soloproject, Jacobshalle Basel (CH)
A la recherche de la bohème perdue, CAN, Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel (CH)
Under Realism, A cent mètres du centre du monde, Art Center, Perpignan (F)
Les sous-réalistes, La Plomberie, Epinal (F)
Signs of the Times, Le Carré Sainte-Anne, Montpellier (F) curated by Richard Leydier
The Red Queen, MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (AU)
Viewing Room, All Visual Arts, London (UK)
La Chaux-de-Fonds Biennale, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)
2012
YIA – Young International Artist Artfair, Bastille Design Center, Paris
* Tiré d’une histoire vraie – Based on a true story, AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
Landschaftsgänger – Parrotta Contemporary Art – Stuttgart (D)
Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Being - All Visual Arts, London (UK)
Überall und nirgends, Werke aus der Sammlung Reydan Weiss, Kunsthaus Villa Jauss, Oberstdorf (DE)
Take My Soul – EXPRMNTL Galerie, Toulouse (F)
2011
* Art Brussels, « Mallorca » AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
Thrill, Ancienne Douane, Strasbourg (F)
The Rabus go West, Cueto Project, New York (USA)
Arc-en-ciel, Galerie vom Zufall und vom Glück, Hannover (DE)
Monanism, MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (AU)
2010
* Leopold Rabus, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
* Leopold Rabus, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
* Leopold Rabus, GEM, Museum voor actuele Kunst, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands, catalogue published by HATJE KANTZ

Renate, Alex, Léopold & Till Rabus, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Collection 3, Fondation Salomon pour l’art contemporain, Alex (F)
Young Collectors #2, Sign, Groningen (NL)
2009
* Entre Différence et Complicité, Léopold & Till Rabus, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Open, Soya Museum, Bratislava (SK)
The Rabus Show, AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
Run, Jump and Throw, Leichtathletik in der internationalen zeitgenössischen Kunst, Berliner Rathaus, Berlin (DE)
Die Rabus Familie, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz (AT)
2008
* Feu Pompon, Kabinettausstellung, Dommuseum zu Salzburg, Austria
* Ma région, ma passion, mon oeuvre, Osram Art Projects | , Munich, Germany (curated by Dr. Christian Schoen)

XXth Century, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag (NL)
Junge Schweizer Malerei, Kunstraum Baden, Baden (CH)
Soul mirrors, Galerie Hof & Huyser, Amsterdam (NL)
Deadly Serious, Exprmntl gallery, Toulouse (F)
Figuration de l’imaginaire, Centre d’art contemporain Raymond Farbos, Mont de Marsan (F)
When fears become form, CAN, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel (CH)
Beijing International Art Biennial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing (CN)
Glückliche Tage ? Kinder in der Schweizer Kunst vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (CH)
2007
* Mon Camarade et mon ami, Basta Espace d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
* Ouvrage en cheveux, Artrepco, Zürich, Switzerland
* Du Pain pour les Oiseaux, Galerie Adler, New York, USA

The Teardrop Explodes, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Schwaz (AT)
Conversations: peinture.fr // maalaus.fi, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava (FI)
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (FI)
The New Story – imaginary figurative art of painting, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag (NL)
Strange Brew, Max Lang gallery , New York (USA) (curated by Wolfgang Schoppmann, cat.)
100 Days = 100 Videos, GL Strand, Copenhagen (DK)
Peinture(s) / Generation 70, Fondation J-M & Claudine Salomon pour l’Art contemporain, Château d’Arenthon, Alex (F) (cat.)
Pat Andrea en collegae/leerlingen, Pulchri Studio, The Hague (NL)
2006
* Rigueur et Fermeté, Collections de Saint-Cyprien, Saint Cyprien (F) (with Till Rabus, cat.)
100 Days = 100 Videos, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg (DE)
Replacing Mashkov – Recent acquisitions, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (NL)
La Famille Rabus, Galerie des Amis D’Art, Neuchâtel (CH)
Happy Believers, 7. Werkleitz Biennale, Halle / Saale (DE) (cat.)
Swiss Art Awards, Basel (CH)
Birdwatching, Gemeentemuseum The Hague (NL)
Blessed are the Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, New York City (USA) (curated by Jerome Jacobs)
2005
* Scope Miami, featured artist, Galerie Adler, Miami (USA)
* Léopold Rabus (with Pat Andrea), Galerie Artdirekt, Bern (CH)

Premio Lissone 2005, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone (IT)
Contemporary European Painting Award 2005, Frissiras Museum, Athens (GR)
Playtime, AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
Mysterium, Galerie Artrepco, Zürich (CH)
Rewind – die neuen Alten, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (DE) (cat.)
Boost in the Shell / The Pursued, Cutural Center of Bruges, De Bond (BE) (with Jake & Dinos Chapman, John Isaacs, Bruce Nauman, Bill Viola, Shirin Neshat a.o., curated by Michel Dewilde/Jerome Jacobs, cat.)
After nature, AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels
2004
* Élévation, Galerie Artrepco, Zurich (CH)
* Scène Sainte, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
* Léopold Rabus & Virginie Morillo, Galerie Artdirekt, Bern (CH)

Galerie Une, Neuchâtel (CH)
2003
* Galerie Une, Neuchâtel (CH)
Museum La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)
2002
* Galerie des Amis des Arts, Neuchâtel (CH)
2001
* Centre d’Art en Face, Porrentruy (CH)
Centre d´Art en Face, Porrentruy, Switzerland
Galerie Une, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Antico Monastero, Bellinzona, Switzerland
2000
Galerie Une, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
1999
Galerie Lambelet, Le Landeron, Switzerland
Biennale La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Galerie des Amis des Arts, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Awards and Scolarships
2006 Eidgenössicher Wettbewerb für Kunst / Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland
2005 Premio Lissone 2005, Italy
Collections
Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart (MONA), Tasmania, Australia
Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Spanbroek, The Netherlands
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Collection David Beitzel, New York, USA
JoMo Art Collection, Belgium
Collection Julius Bär, Zurich, Switzerland
Private collection Anna and Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany
Collection Alexander Hoorn, Leiden, Netherlands
Collection Asante, Switzerland
Collection Olbricht, Essen, Germany
Osram Collection, Munich, Germany
Collection Pieter and Marieke Sanders, Aerdenhout, The Netherlands
Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, France
Schmidt collection , Zürich , Switzerland
Alain Servais, Brussels, Belgium
Wolfgang Schoppmann, Germany
Philippe & Michele Lévy, F
The Azibert collection, France
Cookie & Cedric Liénard de Jeude, Brussels
Collection Joshua P. Smith, Washington, USA
Reydan Weiss, Essen, Germany
Zabludowicz Art Trust, London, UK
Ella , Aedan & Dariya Casimiro collection, B/Russia