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

2017 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

2018 Affordable Art Fair, Gallery LKFF, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Affordable art and YIA fair, Brussels, Belgium; Maastricht, Netherlands
2014 Book Fair, Antwerp, Belgium
2013 ART2013-Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Eurantica 2013, Brussels , Belgium
BRAFA - Tour & Taxis, Gallery Herwig Simons, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Pan Amsterdam, Gallery Majke Hüsstege, 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)

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