June 8 at 8 pm. in the Sterckshof in Deurne (Rivierenhof) in the context of "OXOtiaʼ 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 portait 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.
Performance during ʻFree Podiumʼ on WORLD POETRY DAY organised in Antwerp by Peter Holvoet Hansen.
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 Antwerp. 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.
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.
August. Paul Van Dessel recites with members of the VVL, Association of Flemish Writers, in 'DEN HOPSACK' during the Antwerp Cultural Market.
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).
September. Paul Van Dessel participates in 'OPEN STUDIOS' in Antwerp. Organized by the NICC (New International Cultural Center).
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.
'Galerie Martin Van Blerck' Antwerp. Groupexhibition with Paul Van Dessel, Gert de Keyser, Bruno Sluydts and Freddy De Vierman. Introduction by Peter Haex. Performance by Freddy De Vierman.
Old townhall of Kapellen. Groupexhibition with poem recitals in the old townhall of Kapellen, Belgium. (Kappa/Letter 10)
‘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 and poet. Including a poetry-evening with Willem M. Roggeman, Guy van Hoof, Richard Foqué, ...
‘Gallery Bar Nadar’ Antwerp. Exhibition graphic arts ‘Himmelwärts’, a series of 4, in connexion with an installation-project of Tim Beyltjens.
Poetry day. 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).
Open atelier. Visit by invitation.
'Galerie Martin Van Blerk', Antwerp. Personal exhibition : 'Intieme portretten'. Introduction and analysis by Guy van Hoof (speaker, author and board member of the 'Vereniging van Vlaamse Letterkundigen').Watch movie
'Galerie Martin Van Blerk', Antwerp. Personal exhibition 'Beelden van het waarachtige'.
Space 'Black Box', Antwerp. Groupexhibition with gaphic art.
Open studio. Visit by invitation.
Open studio. Visit by invitation.
'Den blauwe steen' (tavern in Antwerp). Wallpainting 'Geschiedenis van een blauwe steen'.
Galery 'De Vierde Dimensie', Antwerp. Groupexhibition with assemblagiste Fik Driesen, photographers René Lutz and Lutgart Van Goethem, graphic artist Omar Van Meervelde, painter-sculptor nana Dankwa, and painter Dirk Lemmens. Introduction and analysis by Paul Van Dessel.
Galery 'De Vierde Dimensie', Antwerp. Exhibition entitled 'Natuur' with Lutgart Van Goethem. Introduction and analysis by poet and art critic Ugo Verbeke.
Galery 'De Vierde Dimensie', Antwerp. Personal exhibition. Inauguration of the gallery by social alderman Eric Anthonis and analysis by social journalist Erik Verstraete.
Galery 'De Lelie', Antwerp. First (personal) exhibition. Introduction by Paul Van Dessel and analysis by art philosopher John Baert.