Jan Fabre was born in 1958 in Antwerp. Fabre is a multidisciplinary artist, theatre maker and author. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent and at the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts, Antwerp. Jan Fabre's work includes installations, sculptures, drawings, films, performances, and a series of editions.
Over the years Jan Fabre has built up a considerable body of work and has become internationally acclaimed. His best known works include his ballpoint drawings (Bic-Art). In 1990 he covered an entire building in ballpoint drawing (Tivoli). In 1998 Fabre created a bronze sculpture "De man die de wolken meet", versions of which can be seen at SMAK in Ghent and de Singel in Antwerp. It was an edition of 8 + 2 Artist's Proofs. In 2003 Jan Fabre installed, commissioned by queen Paola, "Heaven of Delight" for the Mirror Hall at the Royal Palace in Brussels. In 2004 Fabre realized "De Totem", a 23 meter high steel needle drilling right through a giant bug, at the Ladeuzeplein, Louvain, commissioned by the Catholic University of Louvain for their 575th birthday. In 2008 Jan Fabre's "The Angel of Metamorphosis exhibition" at the Louvre Museum in Paris draw a lot of attention and appreciation.
An overview of Jan Fabre's editions and prints for the period 1978 through 2006 can be found in a catalogue published by Galerie Rode Zeven, Antwerp at the occasion of their exposition "Jan Fabre - Edities" in 2007 (Catalogue in an edition of 250 numbered copies).