Whereabouts
2017
Stays again in China for a period of two months in the town of Longzhou near the border of Vietnam for an artist recidency.
2014
Stays in China for the the realisation of a monumental sculpture for the 'P'Art SinoFrançais' project in Shunde.
Publication of "Le concours des torses" based on a texte by Gérard-Georges Lemaire.
2012
Returns to South Korea for two one-man-shows.
2010
Travels to South Korea. Installation of a new studio in a barn in the countryside outside of Paris.
2008
Publication of the book "Têtes ardentes" with a text of the french writer Daniel Picouly and an interview with the art critic
Gérard-Georges Lemaire.
2006
Returns to Cameroon to realize a new serie of bronze sculptures.
2004
Travels to Cameroon.
2003
Works again on bronze sculptures with Kader Dermé, a traditional founder, in Burkina Faso.
2002
Travels to Bali, the Andes and Beijing.
2001
Draws away from the art world and settles in his new studio in Belleville in Paris. Works on a synthesis between painting and digital pictures.
2000
Stays in Ghana and works again in Madagascar
1998
Stays in Madagascar for a one-man-show at the Centre Culturel Français and works with Malagasy artists. Together with Tony Soulié, works in Burkina Faso on bronze sculptures with local founders. They are shown in Paris.
1996
Three simultaneous shows in Paris (Retrospective, Paintings, Work on paper) together with a monography published by Alin Avila.
1995
Settles in the countryside for a few months, where he uses brighter colours at the contact with nature.
1994
1994 Follows in the footsteps of fetish-makers in Benin and Togo.
1993
His work is presented at the FIAC, the Paris Art Show. Works on bronze sculptures in Poznan, Poland.
1992
First one-man show of his sculptures in Paris. Travels and works with Bertrand Rieger in Burkina Faso. Their work linking painting and photography is shown in Paris.
1991
Galerie Vanuxem shows his work at Découvertes, the Paris Art Show. Discovers Tamil temples during a trip to the Indian Ocean.
1990
Transforms a former printing-shop into his new studio in Saint Denis. First artist’s book printed.
1989
Makes his first trip in Africa to work with photographer Bertrand Rieger in Burundi.
1987
Paints his first landscapes in Morocco.
1986
Has his first Paris one-man-show at Kiron Gallery. Is awarded the Painting Prize of the Salon de Montrouge and makes important professional acquaintances.
1985
J.-C. David sets up his first one-man-show in France in Grenoble and shows his paintings at the Basel Art Fair.
1981
Travels across the United States.
1980
Leaves Amsterdam and settles in rue Mouffetard in Paris, where he works in isolation.

1967-1978

Studies at the Graphic Art School of Amsterdam, then at the Academy of Fine Arts of Amsterdam. Visits the most prestigious museums in Europe.
1951
Hans Bouman was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands.