In his eighteens, while he got ready to start studying fine arts, a coma after a serious motorcycle accident changed the promising life of this young artist. The impossibility of recovery condemned Dominique Théte to fantasize about his life. This is why almost all his drawings are followed by a "Shema representing me(sic) …" where he stages different aspects of his fantasy life, whereas in the afternoon suit he would wear during his marriage, in a comedian loved by his audience, in a star singer, or in the reproduction of the numerous cars he dreams of. As Anne-Françoise Rouche implied: "Because he was stolen from his construction of common person, he is going to draw and to write that of a perfect golden boy". Dominique Théate is engaged in his drawings with a form of incantation which would only be terribly moving if it was not endowed with this rare faculty that certain works have to stretch out to us the mirror of our own hopes. His drawings are the object of numerous exhibitions for a few years from now.
historias de la violencia, curator: gustavo giacosa, oliva creative factory, sao joao da madeira, from april 14th to october 14th, 2018.
drawing now art fair, le carreau du temple, paris, from march 22th to 25th 2018.
knock outsider komiks (starring dominique théate), hôtel de saint-simon, from january 26th to 29th 2017, festival international de la bande dessinée d’angoulême, angoulême, france.
kunsthal of everything, museum of everything, from march 5th to may 22th 2016, kunsthal, rotterdam, Nederlands.
détournements, triennale d'arts hors normes, orangerie du château de Seneffe, from february 4th to march 6th 2016, seneffe, belgium.
l’art brut d'aujourd’hui, cornette saint-cyr, from january 28th to february 5th 2016, brussels, belgium.
avé luïa, abcd collection/ bruno decharme, from october 17th to 26th 2015, paris, france.
"army secrète", in the exhibition bruno Decharme art brut / collection abcd, la maison rouge, from october 18th 2014 to january 18th 2015, paris, france.
match de catch à vielsalm, curator : barnabé mons, agnès b, from october 29th to november 8th 2014, paris, france.
art fair cutlog, atelier richelieu, from october 24th to 27th 2013, paris, france.
magiske streger, gaia museum of outsider art, fom june 13th to 15th 2013, randers, denmark.
propagandic ardennic : collaboration avec thomas mailaender, la « s » grand atelier, 2013, vielsalm, belgium.
army secrète, la friche de la belle de mai, from april 13th to may 11th 2013, marseille, france.
ab/bd. art brut / bande dessinée, rizomi gallery, 2012, turin, italy.
l’etranger. l’autre. celui qui nous habite, curator : anne dejaifve, cultural center of néthen valley, from november 12th to 27th 2012, tourinnes-la-grosse, belgium.
match de catch à vielsalm, czech cultural center, 2012, prague, czech republic.
stratos, contemporary art center of lacoux, 2012, lacoux, france.
grand slam champion, le catch par théate, exhibition space la « s » grand atelier, 2011, vielsalm, belgium.
a plates coutures, mouson museum, 2011, frankfurt, germany.
match de catch à vielsalm, forum théâtre de meyrin, 2011, geneva, zwitzerland.
a propos d’ecritures, maison de la culture de marche en famenne avec le centre d'art contemporain du luxembourg belge, from february 28th to april 2th 2010, marche en famenne, belgium.
match de catch à vielsalm, festival international de la bande dessinée d’angoulême, 2010, angoulème, france.
kitsch catch, curator : barnabé mons, miam, from april 23th to may 17th 2009, sète, france.
Dominique Théate, Dominique Goblet, L'amour dominical, FRMK ed., Knock Outsider! coll., Brussels, coming soon.
Collective, Army Secrete, FRMK ed., .Knock Outsider! coll., Brussels, 2014.
Collective, Knock Outsider, FRMK ed.,, coll. Knock Outsider!, Brussels, 2014.
Jo Goertz, Thomas Röske, Photography meets Artists 2 : Outsider, Bielefeld, Kerber, 2013, p. 154-155.
Collective, Meusieu, sérigraphie 5 passages, 200 copies, Marseille, 2013.
Thomas Mailaender, Dominique Théate, Collection n°3. Une revue autour du dessin contemporain, En marge ed, Paris, 2012.
Exhibition catalogue, AB/BD, Rizomi gallery, Turin, 2012.
Exhibition catalogue, EVERYTHING #4, The Museum of Everything, 2011.
Collective, Match de catch à Vielsalm, FRMK ed., Knock Outsider! coll., Brussels, 2009.
Exhibition catalogue, Madmusée Collection 1998-2008, Liège, 2008.
Exhbition catalogue, Identitides, 2007.
Artist sheet, Schéma de mon corps, MADmusée, Liege, 2006.
Exhibition catalogue, Carine Fol, Visions singulières, Palais des beaux arts, Brussels, 2005.
selective press review
- à l’avant garde : dominique théate authors dauphine de cambre in the artchemists, may 31, 2017.
- dominique théate : in the mood for love authors anne kerner in paris capitale, mai 2017.
- dominique théate, in the mood for love authors claire margat in art press.com, May 11, 2017.
- It is not because you are, I love you because I do, par Dominique Théate, artiste singulier authors fabien ribery in Le blog de Fabien Ribery, may 9, 2017.
- angoulême 2017 : l’expo knock outsider komics authors benjamin roure in Bodoï, January 28, 2017.