ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Henk van Rensbergen (Brussels, 1968) is a Boeing 787 pilot and a photographer.

He takes pleasure to explore the empty buildings of our times. His Abandoned Places photos show the silent beauty and the macabre decay of these places, sometimes revealing their secrets. Many consider Van Rensbergen as one of the founding fathers of the "urban exploration" movement.

In his latest book and project “No Man’s Land”, Van Rensbergen creates an imaginary anthropomorphic world where mankind has disappeared and only animals live in the world, showing undeniably human behavior.

His photographs and his original passion have been widely featured in numerous publications worldwide in newspaper, magazines and blogs. Belgian editor Lannoo has published a total of 6 books. His work has been featured in many exhibitions in Belgium, Netherlands and France.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Henk van Rensbergen

1968 Brussels, Belgium
Photographer & Airline pilot

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020
Abandoned Places, LKFF Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2019
No Man's Land, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France

2018
Abandoned Places, Galerie Dumonteil, New York, USA

2017
The Salon IV: No Man's Land, LKFF Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Animals Will Save the World, LKFF Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Saint-Paulus Church, Antwerp, Belgium
Concert Hall Bruges, Bruges, Belgium
Chateau d’Ursel, Ursel, Belgium
Cultural Center Menen, Menen, Belgium

2016
Musée de la Poste, Paris, France

2014
Life is Art, Antwerp , Belgium

2013
M-Museum-Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

2012
Cultural Center Asse, Asse, Belgium
Pain Perdu, Antwerp , Belgium
Gallery Samuel Maenhoudt, Knokke, Belgium

2011
Haute Cuisine, Leuven, Belgium

2010
Salvator House, Antwerp, Belgium

2009
Museum of photography, Aalst, Belgium
Cultural Center “Den Blank”, Overijse, Belgium

2008
Life is Art, Antwerp, Belgium

2007
MIAT Museum, Ghent, Belgium

2006
Photo gallery “Corso”, Leuven, Belgium
SELECTED ART FAIRS

2019
PAD London, UK
Photofairs Shanghai, China

2018
Affordable Art Fair, LKFF Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Photofairs Shanghai, China 

2017
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
YIA  Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium; Maastricht, Netherlands

2014
Book Fair, Antwerp, Belgium

2013
ART2013-Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Eurantica2013, Brussels , Belgium
BRAFA - Tour & Taxis, Herwig Simons Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2012
Pan Amsterdam, Majke Hüsstege Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
CATALOGUES

2017  "No Man’s Land", Lannoo, available in English, Dutch and German

2016  "Abandoned places", Lannoo

2014  "Abandoned places – the photographer’s selection", Lannoo

2012  "Abandoned places 3", Lannoo, two editions

2010  "Abandoned places 2", Lannoo, three editions

2007 "Abandoned places", Lannoo
PRESS

2018
Beaux Arts magazine, 24H, Réponses Photo, France
RONDO, Germany
Tagesspiegel, Süd Deutsche Zeitung, Germany

2017
Reponses Photo, France

2013
FHM, Russia

2011
Umbrella, England
Le Temps, Switzerland
WIRED, America

De TV Show (Ivo Niehe)
De laatste show, het journaal (VRT)

EXHIBITIONS

2021.01.15 – 2021.02.27
Shanghai, China
2021.01.15 – 2021.02.27
Shanghai, China
2019.03.29 – 2019.04.30
Paris, France
2018.11.15 – 2018.11.27
New York, USA

PUBLICATIONS

PRESS

June, 2018
+ Beaux Arts - Où sont les hommes?
April 6, 2018
+ RONDO - UNGUTE REISE!
February 25, 2018
+ Der Tagesspiegel - Als die Tiere den Wald verließen
February 15, 2018
+ Tierwelt - Ein Schweinchen als Philosoph
October, 2017
+ Reponses Photo - McCurry en majesté
June 27, 2017
+ De Morgen - "Ik voelde me een schilder"
April, 2017
+ Flanders Today - A playful new turn for famous abandoned spaces photographer
February, 2017
+ Reponses Photo - HENK VAN RENSBERGEN L'APRÈS IMAGES D'UN ROMAN IMAGINAIRE
November, 2013
+ FHM - ПYCTOE MECTO
October, 2011
+ WIRED - Haunting Houses
August 25, 2011
+ Le Temps - Photographies de lieux interdits
March, 2011
+ Umbrella - The End of the World