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Belgium 1940 - 2019
1940 Born in Antwerp, Belgium
1955 - 1960 Studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium
1961 - 1962 Military service
1965 Organises the first Happening in Antwerp alongside a small number of fellow artists. Panamarenko publishes Happening News.
1967 First exhibit at the Antwerp Wide White Space Gallery. Starts building his first aeroplanes.
1969 - 1971 Building of the legendary zeppelin The Aeromodeller
1981 Panamarenko introduces his Negentroop. A natural science-based journey to the stars.
1987 - 1990 Builds a series of Pastille motors
1990 Builds the first Archaeopterix (intelligent chicken) after the model of the prehistoric bird.
1996 Panamarenko shows his steel submarine Pahama Novaya Zemblaya at the Ronny Van de Velde Gallery, Antwerp. Its initial purpose was to sail to Spitsbergen.
1998 The flying boat Scotch Gambit is taking shape. Given the size of the piece Panamarenko has to move to a hangar in the Antwerp port, where the boat is completed.
2000 One-man exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London and at the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel.
2001 First major one-man exhibition in New York City (Dia Center for the Arts). Panamarenko designs the artist book For Clever Scholars, Astronomers and Doctors.
2002 Opening of Antwerpse Luchtschipbouw in Borgerhout. The venue is a workshop for artists as well as an exhibition space.
2003 At the request of the City of Antwerp, Panamarenko puts together the statue Pepto Bismo 2003 on St.-Jansplein. Publication of the book Tekenen en Rekenen (with the artist’s most significant drawings from the 60s to the present).
2004 Panamarenko receives the Plantin-Moretus prize for his book Tekenen en Rekenen (drawing and counting), that was chosen as the most beautiful art book of 2003 His successful book For Clever Scholars, Astronomers and Doctors is being reprinted for the first time.
2005 To celebrate his 65th birthday in early February, Panamarenko is formally invited by Mayor Patrick Janssens to the Antwerp town hall. The artist is praised for his "non-conformist behaviour, also described as creativity," according to the mayor.
2019 Dies on 14th December
2004 Eiland en Loxodrome, Antwerpse Luchtschipbouw, Antwerp
2004 Multiples, Hangar 7 (Red Bull), Salzburg
2004 Multiples, Istanbul
2004 Scotch Gambit, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
2004 Te land, ter zee en in de lucht, Vlaams Parlement, Brussels
2004 Hinky Pinky Prova and Brazil, Antwerpse Luchtschipbouw, Antwerp
2003 Multiples 1995-2002, Galerie Jos Jamar, Antwerp
2003 Thermo Photovoltaic Energy Convertor, Kewenig Gallery, Cologne
2003 Operatie Panamarenko, Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
2003 Installation of 'Pepto Bismo 2003' at St.-Jansplein, Antwerp
2003 Tekenen en Rekenen, Rubenshuis Antwerp (catalogue)
2003 Bing II en ander nieuw werk, Antwerpse Luchtschipbouw, Borgerhout
2003 Multiples 1966-2003, Muhka, Antwerp
2003 Multiples 1966-2003, Atelier Augarten, Vienna
2002 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
2002 Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris
2002 M.ART.A, Herford
2002 Galerie de France, Paris
2002 Elastic Max II, Galerie Griet Van Middelem, Oudenburg
2002 Papaver, Antwerpse Luchtschipbouw, Borgerhout
2002 Mulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke
2001 - 2002 Panamarenko in museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (catalogue)
2001 SMAK, Gent (publication 'For Clever Scholars, Astronomers and Doctors')
2001 Galerie Durant-Dessert, Paris
2001 Thermo Photovolatic Energy Convertor and Big Paradox, Zoo, Antwerp
2001 Europese Top van Laken, Laken, Brussels
2001 Le siècle de Kafka, Gerechtshof, Antwerp
2000 - 2001 Orbit, Dia Foundation Center for the Arts, New York
2000 Bing of the Ferro Lusto, Hayward Gallery, London (catalogue)
2000 Bing of the Ferro Lusto, Museum Jean Tinguely, Bazel
2000 Raven's Variable Matrix, Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp
2000 Ferro Lusto, Vinci
2000 Snijboon-Monocedo, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
1999 Bernouilli, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp
1999 Scotch Gambit, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
1998 La grande exposition des soucoupes volantes, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris (catalogue)
1998 Scotch Gambit in progress, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp
1998 Archaeopterix I, II and III and fossils from the Eocene, Jurassic, Triassic and Permian Periods, Rossaert, Antwerp
1997 - 1998 North Sea Depot, Galerie Christine and Isy Brachot, Brussels ...
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