Waldburger Wouters is based in Brussels and Basel and is run by Patrick Waldburger and Tim Wouters,
a Swiss-Belgian duo.
The gallery program unites diverse international positions and aims at constituting a complex but
balanced universe, expressing the diversity of our contemporary society.
Waldburger Wouters in Brussels is centrally located in Yser, a vivid neighborhood in downtown
Brussels, not far from St. Cathérine and directly opposite the new Kanal Centre Pompidou Museum.
In spring 2018, Waldburger Wouters opened "Büro Basel", a permanent office and project space in Basel,
in cooperation with ShanghART Gallery.
Born in 1961, United States. Lives and works in Copake, New York.
Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our
understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to go against
the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention. Appropriating archaeological and
other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question
the distinctions between ‘objective’ (‘rational’) scientific methods and ‘subjective’ (‘irrational’)
influences. The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkammen
of the 16th Century, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens. By locating the roots of
environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Mark Dion
questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society.
“Rectangle is pleased to present Arbeid Adelt, a collaboration with Mark Dion at Waldburger Wouters
Gallery, in which the artist returns to the topic of extinction and endangered species.
In 1989, for his European debut, Mark Dion showed the head of a rhinoceros in a group exhibition at
Xavier Hufkens. His European institutional breakthrough followed in 1993 when he was the first
artist to exhibit in the newly renovated rotonde of M KHA in Antwerp, showing, The Library for
the Birds of Antwerp. The remnants of this work can still be seen at the aviary of the Antwerp
Gerard Herman is a Belgian male artist born in 1989. He lives and works in Antwerp.
Gerard Herman’s first exhibition was Pop Art at NICC – New International Cultural Centre in Antwerp in
2010, and the most recent exhibition was Gerard Herman and Sine Van Menxel – The choice of Anne-
Mie Van Kerckhoven at Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp in 2019. Gerard Herman is mostly exhibited in
Belgium, but also had exhibitions in Netherlands, Germany and elsewhere. Herman has 7 solo shows
and 18 group shows over the last 9 years. Herman has also been in one art fair and in one biennial. The
most important show was Blickachsen 10 at Skulpturenbiennale Blickachsen in Bad Homburg in 2015.
Other important shows were at Middelheim Museum in Antwerp and WIELS – Centre d’Art
Contemporain in Brussels. Gerard Herman has exhibited with Nel Aerts and Lieven Segers.