Model La Machine Celibataire – ArtBasel 2017, 15/06 – 18/06


At this year’s Art Basel, Atelier Van Lieshout is proud to be represented by Galería OMR, Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Galerie Krinzinger – who are showing Model La Machine Celibataire (2012) at their booth.

Please check the website of ArtBasel for more information about the other galleries, artworks and activities. The 2017 fair takes place from June 15th until June 18th


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

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

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

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

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

Art Light, carpenters workshop gallery, London, UK
17 May – 29 July 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

Art | Basel, Messe Basel, Switzerland, presentations by Galerie Krinzinger, Galería OMR and Carpenters Workshop Gallery
15 – 18 June 2017
Art Fair

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

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

Build Your Own House, Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece
28 July – 22 August 2017
Group show

Ruhrtriennale 2017
18 August – 30 September 2017
Solo show

Domaine du Muy, Muy, France
Summer 2017
Group show

Atelier Van Lieshout, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Fall 2017
Solo show

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

Atelier Van Lieshout, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France
September 2017
Solo show

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

Expo Chicago, USA, solo presentation with Carpenters Workshop Gallery
October 2017
Art Fair

Atelier Van Lieshout, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London/New York, UK/USA
Winter 2018
Solo show

Atelier Van Lieshout at ARTZUID 2017, May 19 – September 17


Visitors and residents of Amsterdam are once again welcome to visit ARTZUID, this time for it’s 5th edition. Presented as a 5km art route you are guided past 60 monumental art works from Dutch and International abstract artists. The outdoor exhibition is being brought to you by Rudi Fuchs, art historian and former director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

With a duration of 4 months and free entry, visitors can also partake in one of the daily guided tours or guest lectures in the surrounding hotels and museums.

For more information and locations please visit the ARTZUID website.

ARTZUID takes place between May 19 and September 17 2017

Kiss at Galerie König, Gallery Weekend Berlin, 28 – 30 April
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
Poly Pluto Pluri at Galería OMR, opening April 22
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