June 8 at 8 pm. in the Sterckshof in Deurne (Rivierenhof) in the context of "OXOtia", organized by OXOt. Poets Paul Van Dessel, musically supported by guitarist Peter Adriaensen, V.P.M.Bio, Filip Sebreghts and Elle Verstraeten who accompanies herself on the piano.
May 31 at 20 pm in Cinema Klappei, Antwerp Klappeistreet 2. Première short film ʻPaul Van Dessel, connecting in stillness.ʼ by Erwin Raeves. A portrait of the artistʼs work.
April 20 at 9 p.m. in the Something Els Ateliercafé in Antwerp, Oude Beurs 58. Poets Paul Van Dessel, V.P.M.Bio and Jessica Depreter with musical accompaniment by composer Tom Garré on piano.
ʻPaul Van Dessel specialʼ, interview about his work by Catherine Braeckmans in ʻThe Horny Hourʼ (Sven Visterin) on Radio Centraal, Antwerp.
Performance during ʻFree Podiumʼ on WORLD POETRY DAY organised in Antwerp by Peter Holvoet Hansen.
On the 19th of February 2019 Paul Van Dessel talks about his visual work with Michael Laird during the radio program 'The Hourny Hour' of Sven Visterin at Radio Centraal Antwerpen 106.7 fm and by streaming.
Paul Van Dessel continues to recite his own poems since 2017 during the 'Hourny Hour' radio program of Sven Visterin on Radio Centraal Antwerpen 106.7 fm and by streaming. Each poem is always followed by a selfmade translation into English, French or German and a maxime left to Catherine Braeckmans to recite.
In the course of 2018 Paul Van Dessel records three CDs with self-written poems. Two with guitarist Jef van Ruyssevelt who wrote special music at his work and one with pianist Roger Van den Brande as accompanist. There was recorded twice in the ʻSven&Rayaland recordingsʼ studio and once in the ʻGosttown recordingsʼ studio of Geert Van Bever.
September. Paul Van Dessel participates in 'OPEN STUDIOS'in Anwerp. Organized by the NICC, New International Cultural Center.
August. Paul Van Dessel with members of the VVL, Association of Flemish Writers, in 'DEN HOPSACK' during the Antwerp Cultural Market.
April. Interview with PAUL VAN DESSEL about his life and work as a visual artist, former gallery owner and poet by KATRIEN VAN TICHELEN with her Two questions-cultural column in 'THE REDACTION TIME' at RADIO CENTRAL Antwerp 106.7 FM or via lifestreaming www.radiocentraal.be.
May. Paul Van Dessel and Kerstin Ryckaert bring their own and joint poems during THE SOFT WORD @ THE VELVET MONKEY in Mechelen. Musically framed by Roger Van den Brande on piano.
May. Paul Van Dessel (poems) and Jef van Ruyssevelt (musical accompaniment on electric guitar) perform in 'THE GREEN WATERMAN'. A BUNDLE and CD recorded in the Sven&Raya studio (Deurne).
February. Paul Van Dessel and Kerstin Ryckaert bring their own and joint poems in 'SOMETHING ELS ATELIERCAFE', Oude Beurs 58/2000 Antwerp. Musically framed by Roger Van den Brande on piano.
February. RADIO CENTRAL ANTWERP. Paul Van Dessel and Cell Overberghe bring poems in the program 'The Horny Hour' by Sven Visterin. Streaming or 106.7 from 19 to 21h.
Start poetic-philosophical notebook ʻLokroep, deel 3ʼ. Short comments on life and death.
August. Paul Van Dessel recites with members of the VVL, Association of Flemish Writers, in 'DEN HOPSACK' during the Antwerp Cultural Market.
July. RADIO CENTRAL ANTWERP. Paul Van Dessel brings from now on a TWO WEEKLY PAUL VAN DESSEL POEM in 'The Horny Hour' by Sven Visterin. Streaming or 106.7 from 19 to 21h.
May. Paul Van Dessel makes a photo report of 'THE NIGHT OF ROBBE', a festivity in Antwerp honouring Belgian film director Robbe De Herdt.
May. Exhibition ‘Beyond black and white’ (linos) in Jacques Gorus gallery Antwerp. Introduction by the artist himself. Put on video by graphic designer Erwin Raeves (see Youtube).
March. Paul Van Dessel and Martine Welzen paint in PAUL'S STUDIO each others portrait during a 4-hour session. It is filmed by the MAF GALLERY ANTWERP (Peter Wynen, Alain Oosterlinck and Catherine Braeckmans)
December. Paul Van Dessel celebrates 30 YEARS of 'WEIRDO'S', an anti-postmodernist literary magazine, with the POEM ‘SENSELESS’.
September. Report in 'THE AUTHOR' of the performance of several members of the VVL, Association of Flemish Writers, including Paul Van Dessel, in 'Den Hopsack' during the Antwerp Cultural Market .
September. ‘Open studios’ in connection with the NICC, New International Cultural Center, Antwerp. Studio Paul Van Dessel : Lange Vlierstraat 33/3a, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium. From 1 till 2 pm visit from curators, collecters and professionals.
Recitation in connection with the Social Market Antwerp and the VVL, Flemish Literary Society. Introduction by Roger Nupie, board member of the VVL. Location : the temple of the VVL ‘Den Hopsack’, literary café. Paul Van Dessel with s.a. ‘Hallucination‘, july 2016.
'Galerie Martin Van Blerck' in Antwerp.
Groupexhibition with Paul Van Dessel, Gert de Keyser, Bruno Sluydts and Freddy De Vierman. Introduction by Peter Haex. Performance by Freddy De Vierman.
Groupexhibition with poem recitals in the old townhall of Kapellen, Belgium. (Kappa/Letter 10)
Paul Van Dessel gets contacted and qualified by the Agora Gallery New York for representation.
Cultural magazine ‘Art 04’. Publication of ‘Lines and Marcase’, a poem dedicated to abstract painter Marcase.
Poetry-evening in ‘Galerie Martin Van Blerk’ in Antwerp with Willem M. Roggeman, Guy van Hoof, Richard Foqué, Philippe Cailliau, Frank Decerf en Paul Van Dessel.
‘Galerie Martin Van Blerk’ Antwerp. Exhibition ‘About love’. Paul Van Dessel with a painted tribute to Guy van Hoof and his wife Yolanda Dewyn. Introduction by Prof. Em. Richard Foqué, engineer, architect, poet.
Book exhibition Antwerp,’Green room’. Paul Van Dessel reads out a few of his poems in connexion with the VVL, ’Society of flemish writers’.
Municipal hall Grimbergen. ‘Poetic Pallet’, exhibition on account of the 10 year jubilee of the art-association ‘Artfriends’. 14 Immages accompanied by a poem among which a poem of Paul Van Dessel ‘Dear Marilyn’ to go with the painting ‘Marilyn’ by Linda Deschouwer. Introduction by burgomaster Marleen Mertens and alderman of culture and inheritance Marc Van Godtsenhoven. Publication of a volume and a video.
Gallery 'Bar Nadar’ Antwerp. Exhibition graphic arts ‘Himmelwärts’, a series of 4, in connexion with an installation-project of Tim Beyltjens.
Paul Van Dessel becomes a member of the ‘VVL’, ‘Association of Flemish Writers’.
Recital of a few poems from ʻLokroepʼ attached to several paintings, next to Willem M. Roggeman and Guy van Hoof in ʻCoffee & vinylʼ in Antwerp (South).
Publication in 'Letter 10' of the poem 'De romantische scepticus'.
AMVC-Letterenhuis (Central archives and documentationcentre for literature in Flandres). Completion of dossier DD139.
Open studio. Visit by invitation.
Cultural magazine ‘Art 04’. Publication of the poem ‘Blue Mike’ with a painting by Paul Turkry, in consequence of the decease of the Belgian jazz-saxophonist Mike Zinzen.
Publication in the cultural magazine ‘Portulaan’ nr. 115.
Jury member painting in the Berchem Academie (adult instruction).
Galerie Martin Van Blerk. Personal exhibition : 'Intieme portretten'. Introduction and analysis by Guy van Hoof (speaker, author and board member of the 'Vereniging van Vlaamse Letterkundigen'). Guided visit for adult paintingstudents of the Berchem Academie by painter and teacher Freddy De Vierman.
Mention on 'ATV' daily written news (Antwerp television).
Galerie Martin Van Blerk. Personal exhibition : 'Beelden van het waarachtige'.
Jury member painting in the Academies of Berchem, Merksem en Schoten (adult instruction).
Space 'Black Box' : Groupexhibition with graphic arts.
Starts a poetical philosophical notebook titeled 'Lokroep', part 2 (Short comments on life and death).
Open studio : Opportunity to for a visit during one week-end.
Mention in the local internet-newspaper 'Den Brabo'.
Open studio : Opportunity for a visit during one week-end.
Mention in 'Dictionaire Biographique/Arts Plastiques en Belgique' (ARTO) + CD-ROM.
MUHKA-library Antwerp. Transfer dossier from ICC Antwerp.
Mention in the referencebook 'Belgian Artist's Signatures, III' (Art in Belgium, Paul Piron).
Mention in 'De Belgische Beeldende Kunstenaars uit de 19de en 20ste Eeuw' (Art in Belgium, Paul Piron).
Vernissage wall painting 'Geschiedenis van een blauwe steen', tavern 'Den blauwe steen' (Antwerp, owners Jef and Liz Luythen 1998)
Mention of the gallery in 'Kunstenaars en galerijen 1997' (S.I. Belgium) with the work 'Parabel van de dood' (resin-oilpaint 1992).
Gallery 'De 4de Dimensie'. Groupexhibition with assemblagist Fik Driesen, photographers René Lutz and Lutgart Van Goethem, drawer Omar van meervelde, painter-sculptor nana Dankwa and painter Dirk Lemmens. Introduction and analysis by Paul van Dessel.
Gallery 'De 4de Dimensie'. Double-exhibition entitled 'Natuur' with photographer Lutgart Van Goethem. Introduction and analysis by poet and critic Ugo Verbeke.
ICC Antwerp (International Cultural Centre). Manufacture dossier.
1995 - 1997
Sets up gallery 'De Vierde Dimensie' in Antwerp with a personal exhibition. Philosophy of the gallery and a manifesto put in writing. Inauguration in april 1996 by social alderman Eric Anthonis. Analysis of the works by social journalist Erik Verstraete. Publication in 'Het Nieuwsblad' and on 'ATV-televisie' with the charcoal drawing 'De Utopie van het Intellect, II' (1993), a personal interpretation of the ancient Icarus-theme.
Starts a poetical philosophical notebook titeled 'Lokroep', part 1 (Short comments on life and death).
Gallery 'De Lelie' in Antwerp. Personal exhibition. Introduction by Paul Van Dessel and analysis of the works by artphilosopher John Baert. Publication in 'Gazet van Antwerpen' with the watercolour 'Het beschutte licht' (1987).
1979 - 1983
Master degree in the art of painting at the Royal Academie of Fine Arts Antwerp.
Gets the ‘Proost De Barsy’- price.
1977 - 1980
Evening- and weekendlessons in the academies of Antwerp, Berchem and Leuven.
Modelling classes in the free studio's 'Huis van Nispen' and 'Jan Happaert' in Antwerp.
1975 - 1977
Psycho-pedagogical study (Antwerp).
1968 - 1974
Latin-scientific education (Antwerp).
Born in Antwerp, Belgium.