Martin Margiela was born in 1957 in Leuven, Belgium. After attending the Sint-Lukas Kunsthumaniora art school in Hasselt, he entered the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1977. In 1988, he founded Maison Martin Margiela. Right after the twentieth anniversary of his eponymous brand in 2009, Martin Margiela decided to leave the fashion world. Ever since, he has devoted himself exclusively to the visual arts.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2024

Upcoming: Martin Margiela, Gallery Bernier/Eliades Athens  & Brussels, March 2024

 

2022

Martin Margiela at Lotte Museum Lotte Museum of Art, Seoul, The Republic of Korea

Martin Margiela at M WOODS M WOODS Hutong, Beijing, China

Martin Margiela: Self-Portraits Eenwerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

2021

Martin Margiela Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, France

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2023

Echo. Wrapped in Memory MoMu, Antwerp, Belgium

No Angels Wilhelm Hallen, Berlin, Germany

Man Ray en mode MoMu, Antwerp, Belgium

 

2022

40 Years Zeno X Gallery – the two-thousands Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South, Antwerp, Belgium

 

2019

L’homme qui marche / Verkorperung des sperrigen Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany