Kiss at Galerie König, Gallery Weekend Berlin, 28 – 30 April


This weekend will see the 2017 edition of Gallery Weekend Berlin with the work ‘Kiss ‘by Atelier Van Lieshout on show at sculpture garden of König Galerie.

König Galerie celebrates Gallery Weekend Berlin with three new solo exhibitions. The sculpture garden at St. Agnes, which was first inaugurated a year ago, is also being largely redesigned for the occasion. For more information please check the gallery website. A full program, including a map with all participants of the Gallery Weekend Berlin can be found here.

Location: König Galerie St. Agnes, Alexandrinenstrasse 118 – 121, Berlin.



Atelier Van Lieshout

The overview catalogue by NAi publishers, offering a compendium of works by Atelier Van Lieshout from the period 1995 – 2007

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New Tribal Labyrinth

New Tribal Labyrinth, a series of objects for imaginary tribes, offers a survey of works from the eponymous project by Atelier Van Lieshout, and was published by Frame to accompany an exhibition at GRIMM Gallery in 2011.

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Slave City

SlaveCity is a functional city state populated by workers whose every function is calculated to maximize profits and minimize waste. The project was subject of an overview catalogue which accompanied the eponymous exhibition at the Folkwang Museum Essen in 2008.

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AVL – A Manual

The Manual offers a survey of the early works of Joep van Lieshout, including manuals which offer an insight in the creative process behind the artworks.

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About AVL

Joep van Lieshout (1963, Ravenstein)

Joep van Lieshout: sculptor, visionary, and enfant terrible. At sixteen, Van Lieshout got himself accepted at the Rotterdam Academy of the Arts. After graduating, he rose to fame quickly, with functional sculptures that raise questions about the society at large and nature of art.

In 1995 van Lieshout founded his studio, Atelier Van Lieshout; ever since, he has been working under the name of the studio to undermine the myth of the artistic genius. Over the past two decades, Atelier Van Lieshout has produced a veritable cornucopia of works which straddle art, design and architecture: sculpture and installations, buildings and furniture, utopias and dystopias. What these works have in common are a number of recurring themes, motives and obsessions: systems, power, autarky, life, sex, death. The human individual in the face of a greater whole.

With this body of work, comprising both autonomous and commissioned artworks, he has gained a strong international reputation. The Atelier has exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide, with shows at MoMA, New York, the Hayward Gallery, London, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Additionally, the Atelier has worked on numerous commissions for both public and private clients.



Monument at Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Inauguration 14 September 2015
public sculpture

Carpenters Roissy, Paris, France
22 October 2016 – May 2017
group show

Onder ons, CIAP, Hasselt, België
8 March – 14 May 2017
Group show

Eigenheim, curated by Christian Mosar, Krome Gallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
16 March – April 2017
Group show

Angry Planet, National Library of Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
20 April – June 2017
Group show

Inaugural exhibition, Aeroplastics, Brussel, Belgium
19 April – 4 June 2017
Group show

Licht 2017, Graz, Austria
21 April – 4 June 2017
Group show

Poly Pluto Pluri, Galería OMR, México City, México
Opening 22 April 2017
Solo show

Gallery Weekend, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
27 – 29 April 2017
Group show

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Toilets, But Were Afraid To Ask, Cube, Kerkrade, the Netherlands
18 May – November 2017
Group show

ArtZuid 2017, Amsterdam, 2017
19 May – 17 September 2017
Group show

Façade, Middelburg, the Netherlands
14 July – 4 November 2017
Group show

Atelier Van Lieshout, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
21 July – 27 August 2017
Solo show

Ruhrtriennale 2017
18 August – 30 September 2017
Solo show

Domaine du Muy, Muy, France
Summer 2017
Group show

Atelier Van Lieshout, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London/New York, UK/USA
Fall 2017
Solo show


Poly Pluto Pluri at Galería OMR, opening April 22


The 22nd of April 2017 will see the opening of Poly Pluto Pluri at Galería OMR, the first solo exhibition of Atelier Van Lieshout in Mexico.

–        Poly derives from πολύς, ancient Greek for many, much

–        Pluto derives from πλουτος, ancient Greek for wealth

–        Pluri means several, many in Latin

Roughly translated as ´more more more´, Poly Pluto Pluri presents a selection of the work of Atelier Van Lieshout, offering an overview of artist Joep van Lieshout´s practice from the early 1990’s until the present day. Fuelled by Van Lieshout´s fascination with ´man and machine´, Poly Pluto Pluri charts the development of new technologies congruent to the advancement of humanity, with all of its successes and more notably, its failures.

Pulse at Licht 2017, Graz, April 21 – June 4
Atelier Van Lieshout at Art Basel Hong Kong, 23 – 25 March, HK SAR
Atelier Van Lieshout at The Armory Show, 2 – 5 March, NY
Happening at AVL-Mundo, Art Rotterdam, 9 – 12 February, 12 – 5 PM
Group exhibition at König Galerie, Berlin, opening 20/1
Henry, de Statistocraat at the Gemeentemuseum
Der Hausfreund, solo show at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
The Burghers at FIAC Paris with Galerie Krinzinger
Expo Chicago
Ruhrtriennale 2016: Man and Machine
SlaveCity by Joep van Lieshout
Joep van Lieshout SlaveCity