Imprevedibile, group exhibition at the Fondazione Golinelli, Bologna, 13 October 2017 – 4 February 2018


Atelier Van Lieshout is proud to be part of the opening exhibition of the new Centro Arte e Scienze Golinelli in Bologna, Italy. The exhibition, with the title Imprevedibili, essere pronti per il futuro senza sapere come sara (Unforeseable, being ready for the future without knowing what it will be like), shows a selection of works which all reflect on a possible future, including Atelier van Lieshout’s Cow of the Future and Food Reaktor.

For aditional information, please see the website of the Fondazione Golinelli


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 and visionary. 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.



Gartenschau, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
28 April 2017 – 30 September 2018
Group show

Re-Evolution. Maxxi, Roma, Italy
Opening 6 May 2017
Group show

The collection as time machine, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Opening 24 June 2017
Group show

Façade, Middelburg, the Netherlands
14 July – extended until January 2018
Group show

Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA
16 September – extended until 9 December 2017
Group show

Unpredictable, Fondazione Golinelli, Bologna, Italy
Mid October 2017 – 4 February 2018
Group show

Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, USA, represented by Galerie Krinzinger
7 – 10 December 2017
Art fair

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Lensvelt, Breda, the Netherlands
Opening 9 December 2017
Solo show

INRIA, Centre de recherche Saclay – Ile-de-France, Paris, France
15 December 2017
Inauguration public sculpture

Punk + Dans + Kunst, Schunck, Heerlen, the Netherlands
Opening 27 January 2018
Group show

Lust for Life Lamps, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK
1 February – 11 May 2018
Solo show

Back to the Future, AVL-Mundo/Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
8 – 11 February 2018
Art Fair

De Grote Kunsthow, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
11 February 2018
Solo show

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico D.C., Mexico, in collaboration with Design Week Mexico and Galería OMR
5 – 6 March 2018
Solo show

Ferrotopia, NDSM-Werf, Amsterdam,. The Netherlands
March 2018
Solo show

Atelier Van Lieshout, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA
Spring 2018
Solo show

Kapellenbaan, Boxmeer/Kleve, the Netherlands/the Netherlands
Group show

Pioneer Works, New York, USA
Solo show

Art Basel Miami Beach, 7 – 10 December


Atelier Van Lieshout is pleased to present a selection of works at this years Art Basel Miami Beach, with Galería OMR (Booth C17) and Galerie Krinzinger (Booth F20)


Artist talk by Joep van Lieshout at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 28 November, 7 – 9 PM
Domestikator at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, opening 19th October 6 PM
Public Tour by Joep van Lieshout at Witte de With, 22 September, 18.30
Atelier Van Lieshout solo booth at EXPO CHICAGO, 13 – 17 September
Furnication, solo exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 7 – 30 September, Paris
ART Break 2017, 27 August
Ruhrtriennale 2017, 18 August – 30 September
Huis – Facade 2017, 14 July – 5 November
Model La Machine Celibataire – ArtBasel 2017, 15 -18 June
Atelier Van Lieshout at ARTZUID 2017, May 19 – September 17
Kiss at Galerie König, Gallery Weekend Berlin, 28 – 30 April
Pulse at Licht 2017, Graz, April 21 – June 4