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 min 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 Nervous 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 from 2012-2016.
In 2014 Miet Warlop started her own legal structure “Irene Wool”. In October 2014 the first production 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 a piece that took 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 a new big piece for the stage was made, Fruits of Labor, a deep night music performance functioning as a painkiller for the world. Fruits of Labor premiered at KunstenFestivalDesArts (Brussels) in May 2016 and is up until now touring around the world.
Miet takes off in 2017 at KW – Berlin where she shows some of her Nervous Pictures together with the Trisha Brown Company and Guy de Cointet. In the same year she will open Art Institute Vooruit in Ghent with her monumental performance Amusement Park, in Brussels the Yves Klein exhibition at BOZAR and she will be part of Performatik 2017. Festival Actoral Marseille invited Miet to collaborate with author and curator Raimundas Malasauskas for L’Objet des Mots. This results in a new project Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break that will premiere in september 2018. Early 2018 she is rendering Big Bears Cry Too, a show for all ages that premieres at HETPALEIS Antwerpen in April 2018.
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
GHOST WRITER AND THE BROKEN HAND BREAK 2018
Produced by IRENE WOOL VZW and NTGent
BIG BEARS CRY TOO 2018
Produced by IRENE WOOL VZW and hetpaleis
FRUITS OF LABOR 2016
Produced by IRENE WOOL VZW
THE VIOLINS 2015
Produced by IRENE WOOL VZW and Gessenerallee Zurich
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
Produced by Miet Warlop and Lisson Gallery London
THE VIEW 2013
Produced by Miet Warlop and Lisson Gallery London
MYSTERY MAGNET 2012
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
Produced by Miet Warlop
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
RETROSPECTIVE/MARATHON Mystery Magnet, Dragging The Bone, Fruits of Labor, HAU, Berlin, 2017
THE BOARD, Nocturne Pol Bury, BOZAR, Brussels 2017
NERVOUS PICTURES, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2017
A BIG BAD COLD, Performatik, Beursschouwburg, Brussels 2017
HORSE. A Man, A Woman, A Desire for Adventure, Opening Yves Klein, BOZAR, Brussels 2017
CRUMBLING DOWN, Performatik, Kaaitheater, Brussels 2017
AMUSEMENT PARK, Vooruit, Ghent 2017
NERVOUS PICTURES, Kunst-Werke Berlin, 2017
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
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