Erik van Lieshout (b. 1968, Deurne, Netherlands) lives and works in Rotterdam, NL. Studied at the Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL (1990); and Ateliers '63, Haarlem, NL (1992). Awarded the Theo Wolvencampprijs prize (2016). In his work van Lieshout addresses a multitude of contemporary socio-political issues, often via long-term projects that primarily end up as films, but also as drawings and objects. These constellations of work result from an intensive engagement with a given subject and a collage-like production process—construction, dismantling, discarding and reconstitution. Since the artist himself is quite explicitly part of the work, boundaries between public and private are consistently blurred. Select solo exhibitions include Three Social Works, South London Gallery, Hannover Kunstverein and Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2017); The Show Must Ego On, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium (2016); DOG, Tent, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2016); After the Riot II, Galerie Guido W. Baudauch, Berlin, Germany (2015); I am in heaven, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY(2015); Private View, Maureen Paley, London, UK (2014). Select group exhibitions include Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (2017); Graphic Witness, Drawing Room, London (2017); Mentales Gelb. Sonnenhöchststand, Works from the KiCo Collection, Lehnbachhaus Munich and Kunstmuseum Bonn (2017); Unfinished Conversations, New Work from the Collection, MoMA, New York (2017); Kochi–Muziris Biennale 2016 (KMB), Kerala, India (2016); Emscherkunst 2016, Dortmund, Germany (2016); CELEBRATE LIFE!, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria (2015); Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2015); The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (2015); Drawing Now: 2015, Albertina Gallery, Vienna, Austria (2015); Old Intersections-Make it New III, Thessaloniki Bienniale, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2015); Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2015).
Last updated: 10.05.2017