BIO

Miet Warlop (°1978) is a Belgian visual artist born in Torhout. She lives and works between Ghent, Berlin and Brussels.
 
Miet Warlop holds a master degree in Multimedial Arts from KASK, Ghent. For her graduation project Huilend Hert, Aangeschoten Wild, an ‘inhabited installation consisting of six scenes and a crawling subject’, she won the Franciscus Pycke Jury Award and the residence prize for Young Theatre Work 2004.
 
Many other performances, actions and projects followed and in 2005 she premiered SPORTBAND /Afgetrainde Klanken a 40’ performance, 20 people racing against time through music and sports. In the context of Lovepangs (Vooruit, 2005) she created the one-on-one performance Koester de Kersen. From January 2006 until November 2007 Warlop was one of the six artists of DE BANK (arts centre CAMPO, Ghent), where she was working on her series of ‘Propositions’, called Grote Hoop / Berg. In between, she was responsible for the set design for performances by Pieter Genard, Raven Ruëll, DitoDito-Jef Lambrecht, KVS (Brussels), arts centre Vooruit (Ghent) and Les Ballets C de la B (Ghent).
 
While she was touring the ‘Propositions’ all over Europe, she realised Springville, a 50 minute game of chaos, expectation and surprise, in which scenography, costumes, props and characters are closely interwoven and merged together. Springville premièred in May 2009 at arts centre Buda (Kortrijk).
Miet Warlop moved to Berlin for 3 years, to concentrate on her visual work and prepare a new piece called Mystery Magnet, which premiered at KunstenFestivalDesArts (Brussels) in May 2012. Mystery Magnet Won the stuckemarkt theatertreffen prize at the Berliner Festspiele for new forms of theatre. Mystery Magnet has played more than 100 times all over the world and was nominated for theatertreffen Berlin for finding a new way of making stagearts.
 
In the course of 2012-2013 Miet Warlop explored different possibilities with her nerveous pictures and performances, through projects and invitations, both in a visual arts as in a theatre context (Baltic Triennial (Vulnius), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Lisson Gallery (London). In November 2012 she did a kick-off at Beursschouwburg (Brussels) with the Alligator project: a weekend of combined media and performances by different artists and musicians like Reggie Watts and Michael Portnoy Invited by Miet Warlop herself. Miet was artist in residence at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels for the last 4 years.
 
In 2014 Miet Warlop started her own legal production structure “Irene Wool”. In October 2014 the first production under the flag of this new production structure, Dragging the Bone, premiered at Beursschouwburg Brussels. Dragging the Bone is a solo performance on a sculpted planet.
 
In 2015 Miet Warlop opened the festivities that celebrated the 50 years of Beursschouwburg Brussels with the piece Taking off with a Rocket to the Grit. Art Gallery Barbican London asked her for a performance in the project Station to Station hosted by Doug Aitken.
 
While touring her solo Dragging the Bone and celebrating the 100th show of Mystery Magnet in Ghent, Porto and Bordeaux, she finished the year by opening her first solo exhibition project in KIOSK gallery Ghent titled Crumbling Down the Circle of my Iconoclasm.
 
In 2016 she made a new big piece for the stage, Fruits of Labor, a deep night music performance functioning as a painkiller for the world we are in. Fruits of Labor premiered at Brussels Kunstenfestival on May 19, 2016 and is now touring around the world.

Kontrapunkt festival Jury Award for Best Performance Poland 2015 for Mystery Magnet


 

Stuckemarkt Prise at Theatertreffen at Berliner festspiele 2014 for Mystery Magnet


 

Selected for Theaterfestival 2010 for Springville


 

Best Performance, Punktfestival Poland, 2010 for Grote Hoop /Berg Propositions


 

Audience Award, TAZ, 2004 For Huiled Hert/ Aangeschoten Wild


 

Franciscus Pycke Jury Award, 2003 For Huilend Hert Aangeschoten Wild

THE VIOLINS 2015
10’ performance
Produced by IRENE WOOL VZW and Gessenerallee Zurich


 

ROCKET 2015
6’ performance
Produced by IRENE WOOL VZW and Beursschouwburg Brussels


 

DRAGGING THE BONE 2014
1 hour solo performance
Produced by IRENE WOOL VZW and LATTITUDES CONTEMPORAINES


 

THE BIG BAD COLD 2013
15’ performance
Produced by Miet Warlop and Lisson Gallery London


 

THE VIEW 2013
20’ performance
Produced by Miet Warlop and Lisson Gallery London


 

MYSTERY MAGNET 2012
60’ performance
produced by CAMPO, arts centre Vooruit and NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union


 

AIR RUIN 2011
Produced by Miet Warlop and arts centre BUDA

ACT/COLLECTION TRAILERPARK 2011
Produced by We Love Productions, KunstenFestivalDesArts, CAMPO and arts centre Vooruit


 

TALKSHOW 2010
(lecture performance)
Produced by Miet Warlop


 

SPRINGVILLE 2009
Produced by arts center BUDA, CAMPO, arts center Vooruit, We Love Productions, Workspace Brussels, Festival Aan De Werf Utrecht


 

GROTE HOOP/BERG 2005-2007
Produced by THE BANK Victoria Ghent


 

PROPOSTITION 1: REANIMATION 2005


 

PROPOSTITION 2: RECONSTRUCTION 2007


 

CHERISH THE CHERRIES 2005
Produced by Miet Warlop and arts center Vooruit Ghent


 

SPORTBAND/AFGETRAINDE KLANKEN 2005
Produced by Villanella Antwerp, arts center Vooruit Ghent and TAZ Ostend


 

HUILEND HERT/AANGESCHOTEN WILD 2004
Produced by Miet Warlop

CRUMBLING DOWN THE CIRCLE OF MY ICONOCLASM , KIOSK, Ghent 2015


 

THE VIOLINS, STATION TO STATION, BARBICAN, London 2015


 

STAGING INTERRUPTIONS (STREAM OF LIFE), Southard Reid, London 2014


 

FUSIFORM GYRUS, curated by Raimundas Malasauskas, Lisson Gallery, London 2013


 

HEBBEL OPENING, performance, Berlin 2012


 

TRAGIC HEROES, performance, Baltic Triennial, Vulnius 2012


 

EXTENTIONS, screening, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam 2011


 

IN THE TRADITION OF THE SALON, Museum M, Leuven 2011


 

SPRINGVILLE, S&L Institute For Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, Durban (ZA) 2011


 

ALLIGATORS, DE APPEL, Amsterdam 2010


 

ART BELGE CONTEMPORAIN, LE FRESNOY, Tourcoing 2010


 

PLAY THE LIFE, ELECTRIFIED – S.M.A.K., Ghent 2010


 

PLAY THE LIFE, videos and actions, LIFEARTFESTIVAL – STUK, Leuven, 2007


 

VIDEO: STRIPTEASE, La bâtie, Genève 2006


 

LITTLE RUDY, Croxhapox, Ghent 2006

SHAMAN/JAN DEVROEDE (GROENL), Ghent/Vooruit, 2006


 

BANKET/LES BALLET C DE LA B, Ghent/Handelsbeurs, 2005


 

LA MANCHA/JEF LAMBRECHT, Brussels/KVS, 2005


 

LA MANCHA 2/JEF LAMBRECHT, Brussels/KVS, 2005


 

HERSENKRONKELS, Antwerp/Arenbergschouwburg, 2004


 

FILMSET LES BALLET C DE LA B, Parijs, 2004


 

CALIGULA/RAVEN RUEL, Kortrijk/Theater Antigone, 2004


 

HOLOSOFIE/PIETER GENARD, Oostend/TAZ, 2003


 

SPA BRUIS FESTIVAL/DOMINIQUE HOSTE, Ghent/Kopergieterij, 2000


 

RIJNZAND/SAM BOGAERTS, Ghent/Theater De Waanzin, 2000