The practice of Oscar Hugal is indirectly but strongly influenced by conceptual art and institutional critique. His recent drawings and objects reflect on the act of production and “making work work”. He allows his artistic process to be determined by systematic yet arbitrary procedures he devices to determine when and how his ideas are being translated into new work. His practice can be read as the reconstruction of a disrupted narrative that only the artist can put together.

Exhibitions

2019
Slaves of the Lamp (upcoming)
Associazione Culturale Centofiorini, Marche
WMDYWTL?
Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee
Intimate Attention
The Flat, Bern
(…) — Alternating Narratives
St. Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp

2018
Variation on Five
The Mothership, Antwerp
20 Years NICC
NICC, Antwerp

2017
ABC Lounge Klub
ABC Klubhuis, Antwerp
Rabbit Is The New Beef
KASK, Ghent
State of Design, Berlin 2017
Vollgutlager Der Alten Kindl Brauerei, Berlin
Antwerp Art Weekend
De Studio, Antwerp
La Doublure
Villa Arson, Nice


2016
Reflector
Plus One Gallery, Antwerp
More Then 10 Editions
LLS 387, Antwerp
5 Years Hole of the Fox
Hole of the Fox, Antwerp
Fascinator
252cc, Ekeren
1.1. Palimpsest
Convent, Ghent
27th Brno Biennial
Pražák Palace, Brno

2015
Hold Please*
Kamer XIII, Ghent
Nothing, really. Ein Dialog zwischen Bern und Antwerpen
Stadtgalerie, Bern
A Set of Specific Preferences & Other Works*
Quellinstraat 24, Antwerp
Please Use the Other Door: Origin + Source
Museumstraat 25, Antwerp

2014
A Poem A Day
Mu.ZEE, Ostend
Openbaar Museum
Openbaar Museum, Antwerp
GRAIN WOOD FLAX TURF
Voorkamer, Lier

2013
Our Memory
Jiao Tong University, Shanghai
Time to Pretend
The White House Gallery, Leuven

2012
Celeste Prize 2012
Centrale Montemartini, Rome
The Reality of the Unbuilt
Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss
Abstract History*
Campus St. Lucas, Antwerp

2011
Artists in Residence 2011
Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt
The Second Act
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Camille Huysmansprijs 2010
Extra City, Antwerp
A Slowdown at the Museum
Extra City, Antwerp

2010
Sugary Photographs with Tricks, Poses and Effects
VG81 & NICC, Antwerp
Lines and Crossings
bb15, Linz
Luxor
Oktober, Düsseldorf
Into the light Middelheimproductie
Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp

2009
Entree>Exit
Antwerp
Input/Output
De Bond, Bruges
Anonymous Drawings № 10
Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin

2008
La Connaissance*
NoGallery, Antwerp

* solo exhibition

education

2009
Master of Fine Arts
St. Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp

Residencies

2016
RAVI
Résidences-Ateliers Vivegnis International, Liège

2013
What Past is Prologue
Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee

2011
Artist in Residence Program
Kulturbunker, Frankfurt

Publications

2017
LA magazine
Espace 251 Nord & AIR Antwerpen
Résidences Ateliers Vivegnis International Catalogue 2016 - 2017
bulletin des musées de la Ville de Liège

2014
Fotografie in de kijker
Indra Devriendt in HART
Fierensblok wordt museum
Dieter Lizen in Het Laatste Nieuws

2013      
Time to Pretend
The White House Gallery
De zeggingskracht van een groep
Marc Ruyters in HART

2012       
Artists in Residence 2011
Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main
Meisterschüler bieten Podium für alle Kunstformen
Helga Meister in Westdeutsche Zeitung

2011         
bb15 Exhibitions 2009 / 2011, p.79
bb15

2010
SP W/ T,P&E: A Festival on Photography
Time to meet
EXTRA 5
FoMu

2009        
Binnen en Buiten in de Hofstraat
Dirk Evrard in CJP