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Atelier Van Lieshout

Atelier Van Lieshout
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Biography

Sculptor Joep van Lieshout was born in 1963 in Ravenstein, The Netherlands. He is the progenitor of AVL-ville, a self-sufficient free-state in the port of Rotterdam named after the studio he founded in 1995. For three decades van Lieshout has produced work that straddles art, design, and architecture; sharing recurring themes of systems, power, life, sex, death, and the human individual amidst the greater whole.

AVL gained international recognition for sculptural installations featuring controversial or sinister nuances. Alongside playful perversion, the work conveys disdain for limitation and longing for freedom. Van Lieshout considers the body to be divine architecture with the viewer invited to interact with manufactured interior spaces resembling internal organs, acting out taboos and wish fulfillment.

His work Sensory Deprivation Skull allows the experience of entering one’s own head, offering a period and place of mental respite. Wellness Skull houses a sauna and a bath within its form, proffering more hedonistic relaxation.

AVL’s projects traverse clean design and non-functional sculptures doubling as habitats, fusing luxury with anarchic independence from conventional living.

Selection of Works

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Achievements

  • ‘Back to The Future ?!’, Rotterdam Art, Netherlands.
  • ‘Lust For Life’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • PAD Paris, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ArtMonte-Carlo, Carpenters Worlkshop Gallery, Monaco, France.
  • ‘AVL’s Works’, ART Break, Heak Van Holland, Netherlands.
  • FOG Design + Art, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New-York, USA.
  • Zona Maco, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Mexico City, Mexique.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • Design Miami / Basel, Carpneters Workshop Gallery, Switzerland.
  • ‘Furnification’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Chicago, USA.
  • Expo Chicago, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Chicago, USA.
  • PAD London, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • Design Miami /Miami, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami, USA.
  • ‘New Work ‘, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Zona Maco, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Mexico City, Mexique.
  • Design Days Dubaï, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Dubaï, UAE.
  • ‘Tribal ‘, Galerie Bernard Dulon, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ‘Art Light ‘, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • PAD London, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • ‘Power Hammer’, GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • ‘The Original Dwelling’, Design at Large, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Oracles du Design’, CNAP, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France.
  • ‘Artists as Architects’, MARTA Herford, Herford, Germany.
  • ‘Vienna For Art’s Sake!’, Winter Palace, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria.
  • ‘Blast Furnace’, AVL-Mundo, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Futur Archaic’, Grand-Hornu Images, Hornu, Belgium.
    • ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, arts project for the Rührtriennale, Bochum, Germany.
    • ‘Monument’, public sculpture at Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Gemany.
    • ‘Y Caban’, pavilion for Pontio Art Centre, Bangor University, Bangor, UK.
    • ‘Design uit het land van de aardappeleters’, Noordbrabants Museum, Breda, the Netherlands.
    • ‘De Stam’, Frederik Hendrikplantsoen, public sculpture, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    • ‘Op zoek naar betekenis’, De Fundatie, Zwolle, the Netherlands.
    • BRAFA Brussels Art Fair, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
    • PAD Paris, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
    • Art Genève, Salon d’Art, Genève, Switzerland.
    • Art Paris, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
    • Design Miami / Basel, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Switzerland.
  • ‘Het Orakel’, Drenths Museum, Assen, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Vrijstaat’, Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Mirages’, F93, Montreuil, France.
    • ‘Het Orakel’, Dam square, Amsterdam, commission by Amsterdams 4 en 5 mei comite.
    • ‘Ik hou van Holland!’, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, the Netherlands.
    • ‘Vooruit’, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden.
  • ‘Non Basta Ricordare’, Maxxi, Rome, Italy.
  • ‘Die Ballade vom Fliegenden Hollander, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, Germany.
  • ‘Zeven eeuwen Leids laken’, Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Vrijstaat’, Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Art Basel’, Basel, Switzerland, with OMR Gallery, Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Galerie Krinzinger.
  • ‘Designing Scarcity’, Museumpark, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Atelier Van Lieshout’, CBK Drenthe, Assen, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Wilhelminaring’, CODA, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
  • ‘AVL Mundo´s Happy Industry’, Museumpark, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Design’, Chamber, New York City, USA.
  • ‘Art is a Shelter’, ODA, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Future Fictions from the Present’, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium.
  • ‘Nirvana’, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • BRAFA Brussels Art Fair, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
  • FIAC, Paris, France.
  • ‘Architectes de l’urgence’, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, France.
    • ‘La Caravane’, public sculpture, Place Saint-Saveur, Caen, France.
    • Furniture III, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
    • ‘The Butcher’, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.
    • Mirages, F93, Montreuil, France.
    • WIT, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
    • Ik hou van Holland!, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, the Netherlands.
    • ‘The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future’, Museum Kürhaus Kleve, Germany.
    • Utopia, Lakenhal, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • ‘Make active choices’, Museum for New Art, Freiburg, Germany.
    • ‘Domestication’, Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • ‘De Warande’, information stand, Turnhout, Belgium.
  • ‘Non Basta Ricordare’, Maxxi, Rome, Italy.
  • Pulsar Rotterdam, Pulchri Studio, The Hague, the Netherlands.
  • Die Ballade vom Fliegenden Hollander, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Gemoedstoestanden, Maison Particuliere, Brussels, Belgium.
  • ‘Food for Idealists’, Supper Club, TBA21, Vienna, Austria.
  • BRAFA Brussels Art Fair, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Design Miami, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami, USA.
  • Design Miami /Basel, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Switzerland.
  • Masterpiece, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • PAD Paris, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.

2012 2012

  • Blastfurnace, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • WWIII, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy.
  • Design Days Dubai, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
    • ‘Plataforma Choco’, artist-in-residence MasArteMasAcion, Choco, Colombia.
    • ‘Installation Saucisson’, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland.
    • ‘Equilibrist’, Emporia Shopping Centre, Malmö, Sweden.
    • ‘The [email protected] Paris’, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
    • ‘God Save the Queen’, Centraal Museum, Utrecht.
  • ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, arts project for the Rührtriennale, Bochum, Germany.
  • ‘Monument’, public sculpture at Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Gemany.
  • ‘Y Caban’, pavilion for Pontio Art Centre, Bangor University, Bangor, UK.
  • ‘De Stam’, Frederik Hendrikplantsoen, public sculpture, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Vis-a-Vis’, new premises for an open-air theatre, Almere, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Het Orakel’, Dam square, Amsterdam, commission by Amsterdams 4 en 5 mei comite.
  • ‘Vooruit’, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden.
  • ‘La Caravane’, public sculpture, Place Saint-Saveur, Caen, France.
  • ‘De Warande’, information stand, Turnhout, Belgium.
  • ‘Plataforma Choco’, artist-in-residence MasArteMasAcion, Choco, Colombia.
  • ‘Equilibrist’, Emporia Shopping Centre, Malmö, Sweden.
  • ‘Mediville’, doctors practice, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • ‘Insect Farm’, insect farm/information stand, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium.
  • ‘Worm’, interior for Cultural Centre, Rotterdam.
  • ‘Stage design for Tannhauser, Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany.
  • ‘Funky Bones’ Artwork in Art and Nature Park, Indianapolis, USA.
  • ‘Lokal Lieshout’, cafe interior at K20, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • ‘Cascade’, artwork in public space, Rotterdam.
  • ‘Dynamo Hotel Capsule’, Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France.
  • ‘de Ontknopping’, artwork in public space, Middelburg.
  • Stankowski Award.
  • l’Absence, artwork in public space, Nantes, France.
  • ‘Fisherman’s House’, Dalen.
  • ‘Pink Giant’, Nieuwegein.
  • ‘Gieleskull’, Amsterdam.
    • Kurt Schwitters Award

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  • ‘Wombhouse’, Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France.
  • Wilhelmina-Ring Sculpture Award.
  • Bar for the Parade, mobile theatre show.
  • Furniture visitor’s room Prison Hoogvliet, Rotterdam.
  • Mart Stam Award.
  • Anjerfonds – Chabot Award.
  • Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftung Award.
  • Bolidt Floor Concepts Prize.
  • Mobile Home for the Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo.
  • Bussing Stations, for the cafeteria of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
  • Prix de Rome.
  • Charlotte Köhler Award.
  • D. Linley, C. Cator, H. Chislett, Star Pieces, The Enduring Beauty of Spectacular
    Furniture, Thames and Hudson, 2009.
  • J. Allen, A. Betsky, R. Laermans, Atelier Van Lieshout, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, 2007.

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