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Biography

Erik van Lieshout

  • 1968

    Born in Deurne, Netherlands

  • 1990

    Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

  • 1992

    Ateliers ’63, Haarlem

    Lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands

     

  • Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    G.O.A.T., Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sündenbock
    , Kunstverein Hanover, Germany
    Three Social Works
    , South London Gallery, London, UK

  • 2016

    The Show Must Ego On, Wiels, Brussels

  • 2015

    After the Riot II, Galerie Guido W. Baudauch, Berlin, Germany
    I am in heaven, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Private View, Maureen Paley, London, UK

  • 2013

    delegierte Performance for WWTBD, Marien Jongewaard at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

  • 2012

    Ministry of Subculture, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Janus, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
    Commission, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2011

    Erik makes Happy, Bawag Contemporary Vienna, Austria [cat.]
    Art Unlimited, Basel, China
    How Can I Help You?, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
    English Lesson, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2010

    Echter Luxus, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
    The Shop, Zuidplein, Rotterdam, Germany
    Erik van Leishout: Les Bestos: Posward Erections in Focus, Hayward Gallery, London
    Rotterdam, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2009

    keine Kohle kein Holz, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
    The Assistant, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
    Spot on‚ Rotterdam-Rostock, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany
    Im Netz, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, DE
    Sex is Sentimental, Maccarone, New York, US

  • 2007

    I’m so scared of America (with Kelley Walker), De Halllen, Haarlem, Netherlands
    Gaza Surfers, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
    Peepshow, Project for Wrong Gallery at Tate Modern, London, UK
    Homeland Security, Projekt am Museumsplatz, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus,
    Munich, Germany [cat.]
    Galeria s.a.l.e.s., Rome, Italy
    MassMoCA, North Adams, MA
    Kunsthaus Hollywood, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland [cat.]
    Guantánamo Baywatch, Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2006

    Nouveau Riche, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    This can’t go on (Stay with me), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    [cat.]
    Galerie Arndt & Partner (with Douglas Kolk), Berlin, Germany

  • 2005

    I am afraid to tell you, but…, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
    Presentation of 5 films, Prospectif Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    Don’t live with him, but give to him, Man in the Holocene, London, UK [cat.]

  • 2004

    See? Now we are connected, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, FR [cat.]
    Tessa, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

  • 2003

    Therapy?, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    Art Forum Berlin, solo booth, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Klebeplastik, Fiebach-Minninger Galerie, Cologne, Germany

  • 2002

    Naughty by Nature, not because I hate you, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands [cat.]
    Bin Shopping, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2001

    Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2000

    High, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 1999

    Aktionsforum Praterinsel Laboratorium, Munich, Germany
    Selbstenzünderer, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    Altes Rathaus, Schwerin, Germany

  • 1998

    Singing Apart Together, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mit Heizung, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 1996

    Galerie Sabine Wachters, Brussels, Belgium
    RTL 12+, Galerie Tanya Rumpff (with Charlotte Schleiffert), Haarlem, Netherlands     

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    Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    True Luxury, Art Acquisitions 2012-2018, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Bad News, Wiesbaden Biennal, Wiesbaden, Germany
    30 jaar Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst (30 years of Heinekenprice for the Art), Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Germany is not an Island: Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Ankäufe von 2012 bis 2016, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

  • 2017

    Bye Bye de Stijl, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Revolution in red-yellow-blue, Gerrit Rietveld and contemporary art
    , Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
    Radicale Sociale Animale Talen
    , Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Graphic Witness
    , Drawing Room, London, UK
    Mentales Gelb. Sonnenhöchstand (Mental Yellow. Sunshine Level), Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
    Icon, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
    Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection, MoMA, New York, NY

  • 2016

    Kochi–Muziris Biennale 2016 (KMB), Kerala, India
    Implosion 20, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
    Emscherkunst 2016, Dortmund, Germany
    DOG, Tent, Rotterdam, Netherlands (film screening)

  • 2015

    CELEBRATE LIFE! Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria
    ‘Duh? Art & Stupidity’, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK
    Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
    The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
    Drawing Now: 2015, Albertina Gallery, Vienna, Austria
    Old Intersections-Make it New III, Thessaloniki Bienniale, curated by Katerina Gregros, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Meisterzeichnungen - 100 Jahre Grafische Sammlung, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Germany

  • 2014

    Contemporaries: Collectors and Artists - Hungarian International Art from Private Collections in Hungary, 2010 - 2014, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
    PLAY TIME, Biennale d'art contemporain, Les Ateliers de Rennes, Rennes
    Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd'hui, Centre Georges Pompidou – Beaubourg
    Sammlung De Leeuwenhoeve, OsthausMuseum, Hagen
    A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…, Landshuter Strasse 49, Mainburg, Germany
    Manifesta 10, The European Biennal of Contemporary Art, curated by Kasper König, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Stupidious, South London Gallery, London, UK
    Superficial Hygiene, Musem de Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, Netherlands
    Object and Environment, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
    The Crime was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 2013

    Sluizen-between two poles, 5th Moscow Biennale, Moscow Planetarium, Moscow, Russia
    Kanaalwerken, Gemeente Museum, Helmond, Netherlands
    Ruhe-Störung, Streifzüge durch die Welten der Collage, Marta Herford
    I Love Holland. Dutch post-war art, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
    Ghost in the system – scenarios for resistance, 5th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
    Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
    Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), curated by Massimiliano Gioni, 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia [cat.]
    1.pers.sing. -the artist’s body in contemporary art-, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur [cat.]
    Nieuwe Aanwinsten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
    Rineke Dijkstra. The Krazy House, MMK Frankfurt
    Do it, MU, Eindhoven
    (T)HERE, curated by Ko van Dun, Bonnefanten Hedge House, Wijlre, Netherlands
    Territory, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    De stad, de kunstenaars en het museum. 25 jaar Stadscollectie Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Reckless Head, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
    Internationaal Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    One Minute Film, EYE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Maureen Paley Gallery, London, UK

  • 2012

    The Living Years: Art after 1989 im, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
    Point de Vue, Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands
    Edition Bewegte Bilder, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
    Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Parelen, De Lakenhal, Leiden. The New Public. Von einem neuen Publikum und einer neuen
    Öffentlichkeit, Museion - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Germany
    Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Genk, Limburg, Belgium [cat.]
    The New Public, Museion, curator Rein Wolfs, Bolzano, Italy
    TRACK, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium [cat.]
    Insight-Outsight II, Städtische Galerie im Park, Viersen, Germany
    Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo, Sri Lanka [cat.]
    La La Human Steps, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
    International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 2011

    Studio Job House, Bergeijk, NL
    Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
    Out of Storage, Marres, Maastricht, NL
    Beziehungsarbeit, Artists and institutions, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
    Fountain show, una mostra di fontane d’artista, dispari&dispari project, Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • 2010

    Collector’s Items No.2. High Drama: Works from the Collection of Hugo & Carla Brown, The
    Dutch Cultural Pop-Up Space, London, UK
    LONELY AT THE TOP: Modern Dialect. Contemporary artists look at the work of Renaat
    Braem,
     MHKA, NOVA, Antwerp, Belgium
    Dessins contemporains / Collection Florence et Daniel GUERLAIN, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, Besançon
    Morality ACT VII: Of Facts and Fables, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Germany
    Aktualität eines Mediums. Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
    Hey, We're Closed!, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
    Morality Act V: Power Alone, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Fröhliche Gesellschaft, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
    Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
    Modern Dialect, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
    TRUST, 6th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea [cat.]
    Nether Land, Dutch Cultural Centre, Shanghai, China
    Behind the green door, HarrisLiebermann Gallery, New York, NY
    Was tun? Was geschieht?, Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, Germany [cat.]
    Insight - Outsight, fpm-collection, Viersen, Germany
    Morality Act III: And the moral of the story is..., Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Shanghai World Expo, Dutch Pavillion, Shanghai, China

  • 2009

    amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Carmerstrasse, Berlin, Germany
    Recente Aanwinsten, De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands
    editions vs objets, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
    John Bock, Erik van Lieshout, Manfred Pernice, Raymond Pettibon, Keith Tyson, fpmcollection, Berlin, Germany
    Plein air, Art Forum Berlin, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Double Dutch, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
    Zij kwamen uit Deurne, Museum de Wieger, Deurne, Netherlands
    vanLieshoutvanLieshout, KadE Kunsthal, Amersfoort, Netherlands
    Van Dürer tot Kiefer, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
    Shifting Identities, CAC Vilnius, LI
    ‘T’ Quelques possibilités de textes, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
    May & June, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium Puberty 4 AM, Store Gallery, London, UK
    200 Jaar Prix de Rome, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Mental Puberty 4 AM, StoreGallery, London, UK

  • 2008

    In het duister, De Salon, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    A meeting between the tragic and the funny, Hessenhuis, Antwerp, Belgium
    NEXT, Kunstencentrum Buda, Kortrijk, Belgium
    Home Alone, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    6th Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
    After Nature, New Museum, New York, NY [cat.]
    Pretty Ugly, Maccarone, New York, NY
    Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland [cat.]
    Brave New Worlds, Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
    Institutional and Poetical Violence, with Anne Lise Coste and Tatjana Doll, Museu Serralves, Porto, Puerto Rico [cat.]

  • 2007

    If I can’t dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
    Installation of UP! at Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
    Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN [cat.]
    Size Matters: XXL, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
    Nederclips, Stedelijk Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
    Hamsterwheel, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
    Chocolates, Ojo Atómico, Madrid, Spain
    Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA London, UK
    Between 2 deaths, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
    ‘Discussion between Erik van Lieshout and author Ian Buruma on tensions in Dutch society and politics’, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Temporarily Disconnected, CCS Bard, Anandale on Hudson, NY
    Modelle für Morgen: Köln, European Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany

  • 2006

    Chocolates, Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico [cat.]
    Le Printemps de Septembre -  à Tolouse, Festival de création contemporaine, Toulouse,
    France [cat.]
    6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea [cat.]
    Public Image, painting in the city, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands
    Cooling out, zur Paradoxie des Feminismus, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel, Switzerland
    Gimme Shelter, or I’m gonna fade away, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
    Schadenfreude, The Artists Cinema, LUX Touring Project, FACT, Liverpool, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
    Short Film Festival, DE; Impakt, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Do the right bling, Stedelijk Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
    Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany [cat.]
    Nederland 1, Museum Gouda, Gouda, Netherlands
    Satellite of Love, TENT; Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 2005

    e-flux video rental, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
    Respect! Forms of community/Formes de cohabitation, Musée Dar Si Saïd and the Palais el Badi, Marrakesh, Morocco [cat.]
    Schadenfreude, film program by Tirdad Zolghadr, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
    Pursuit of Happiness, Bureau Beyond, Leidsche Rijn Utrecht, Netherlands [cat.]
    Art Unlimited, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
    Jan De Cock, Pieterjan Ginckels, Manfred Pernice, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik Van Lieshout, Stella
    Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    Populism, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands [cat.]
    7th Sjarjah Biennial, Sjarjah, United Arab Emirates

  • 2004

    Premio del Golfo, Biennale Europea Arti Visive, La Spezia, Italy [cat.]
    Wim Izaksprijs laureates, Museum Dordrecht, Dordrecht, Netherlands
    Habitat, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
    Ethnic Marketing, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland [cat.]
    Trailer, Man In The Holocene, London, UK
    Funky Lessons, BüroFriedrich, Berlin, Germany; BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria [cat.]
    Tracer, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Netherlands [cat.]
    We are the world, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; De strip, Vlaardingen, Netherlands
    Quicksand, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands [cat.]

  • 2003

    Travelling: Towards the border, Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan [cat.]
    Ian Kiaer, Jonathan Pylpichuk, Erik Van Lieshout, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
    Not Now!, Kunstraum B2, Leipzig, Germany
    BüroFriedrich at Frieze Art Fair (with Monica Bonvicini), London, UK
    Accessoiremaximalismus, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany [cat.]
    We are the world (with Jeanne Van Heeswijk, Meschac Gaba, Alicia Framis, Carlos Amorales), Dutch Pavilion, 5th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy [cat.]

  • 2002

    Urban Tension, Museum in Progress, billboard project, New Opera, Vienna, Austria
    Do it, webproject e-flux by Hans Ulrich Obrist [cat.]
    Private views, Fiebach-Minninger Galerie, Cologne, Germany
    Politically Correct? Dutch!, Galerie Krinzinger, Salzburg and Vienna, Austria [cat.]

  • 2001

    Stroomversnelling, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
    Wolfgang Plöger —Erik Van Lieshout, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
    Pussy Forever, Christa Burger Galerie, Munich, Germany
    Zero Gravity, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Carbar, Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
    April is the cruelest month, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Netherlands
    A very fancy fair, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Nieuwe aanwinsten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2000

    Pleidooi voor intuïtie, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
    Les 33, nightly art bar with Jeroen Jongeleen and Marc Bijl, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Galerie Christa Burger, Munich, Germany
    Buren, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    BüroFriedrich, Berlin, Germany
    Paintballs (with Bill Beckenbridge), Buro Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
    Hey, International Competition Style…(exhibition organized in cooperation with Dierk Schmiedt and Amelie von Wulffen), TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Exorcism, aesthetic terrorism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Het paard van Troje, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

  • 1999

    Prix de Rome: Four artists of the Prix de Rome (painting): Charlotte Schleiffert, Erik Van Lieshout, Gé Karel van de Sterren en Gijs Frieling, Arti et Amicitea, Amsterdam, Netherlands [cat.]
    Franky DC, Walter Swennen, Niels Donckers, Elske Neus, Erik van Lieshout, Sven ’t Jolle, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
    groupshow, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    After the Riot, MARRES, Maastricht, Netherlands
    After the Riot: snowflake office (with Annette Weisser/Ingo Vetter), Galerie Ursula Walteröl, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Snowflake Office, Naftaly Green Gallery, New York, NY
    Schildersverdriet, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands
    Gladijs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1998

    The Centre Holds, Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, Germany
    Fonds voor Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mit Heizung, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

  • 1997

    Excedra (with David Bade), Hilversum, Netherlands
    Einde eeuw, Tableau vivant, Pulchri Studio, The Hague, Netherlands
    Oosterhof/Donia exhibitions, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 1996

    6th International Biennial of Cairo, Cairo, EG
    RTL 12+, Galerie Tanya Rumpff (with Charlotte Schleiffert), Haarlem, Netherlands
    Pump the Cherry, Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Ver na Vermeer, De Beyerd, Breda, Netherlands

  • 1995

    Stroomopwaarts, HAL, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 1994

    De Ateliers 1985—1993, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, BE
    Couplet 2, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Galerie Sabine Wachters (with Charlotte Schleiffert and David Bade), Brussels, Belgium
    WATT, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • 1993

    De kracht van Heden, Loods 6, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
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Press

  • February 17
    2015
    art agenda
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  • February 12
    2015
    Time Out New York
    Review: Erik van Lieshout, ‘I am in Heaven’
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  • April 1
    2014
    Artforum
    Review: Erik van Lieshout
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  • January 10
    2011
    The Guardian
    Erik van Lieshout: the Ali G of art
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  • February 6
    2009
    New York Times
    Sex is Sentimental
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  • November 1
    2007
    Frieze
    Erik van Lieshout at Kunsthaus Zurich
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