Solo Exhibition 'Le Voyage', Le Portique, Le Havre (FR)


24 June  – 11 September 2022

‘Le Voyage’ is about a journey to a better world, a place beyond the horizon where the grass is always greener. The fictional pioneers follow their hearts and the flimsiest of gameplans: anything goes and let’s see what happens. They have no clue where they are going, but they are going, roaming in search of paradise or the next utopia, ready for anything. Their expedition gear take all-purpose and all-inclusive to the next level. Why make a selection when you can bring absolutely everything, from questionable toolkits, an overly large cooking station to a shrine and prosthetics. Luxury is found in abundance, not in quality: the packs are made with suboptimal materials and assembled in a happily chaotic manner.

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Current exhibition(s):

Blast Furnace, Art OMI, Ghent NY, (USA)
25 May 2019 – Summer 2022
Roof Installation, ROOF-A, Rotterdam (NL)
04 November 2021 – 01 August 2022
Form Follows Energy, LAGO / ALGO, Mexico City (MX)
09 February 2022 – 16 August 2022
VOORLOPERS, Park, Paleis Soestdijk (NL)
13 May 2022 – 05 August 2022
The Whale, Arts Le Havre, Le Havre (FR)
03 June 2022 – 02 September 2022
Ostfriesland Biennale
Fraeylemaborg, Slochteren (NL)
04 June 2022 – 04 September 2022
Light in the Darkness,
Krinzinger Schottenfeld, Vienna (AT)
09 June 2022 – 27 August 2022
Living the Habitat, Open House, Geneva (CH)
11 June 2022 – 28 August 2022
MAMA Werner, Documenta, Kassel (DE)
18 June 2022 – 25 September 2022
Design and Dynasty, Stadtschloss Fulda, Fulda (DE)
18 June 2022 – 25 August 2022
Le Voyage, solo exhibition, Le Portique, Le Havre (FR)
24 June 2022  – 11 September 2022

Upcoming exhibition(s):

A Gateway to Possible Worlds, Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz (FR)
5 November 2022 – April 2023

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'MAMA Werner', documenta fifteen, Kassel (DE)


18 June 2022 – 25 September 2022

At Documenta 15, Más Arte Más Acción (MAMA) reflects on climate change and deforestation, connecting knowledge and experiences gained in Colombian rainforests to the forests of Germany. During Documenta’s 100 day duration, artists, activists and people from MAMA’s ecosystem will reflect on how monoculture and climate change have resulted in mass bark beetle infestations in central Europe. Most of the programme will take place in and around the MAMA Werner, a mobile platform for social interaction created by Atelier Van Lieshout and adapted specifically for this occasion.

AVL’s contribution to Documenta 15 is a caravan headed by the MAMA Werner, a powerful vehicle with a trailer that functions as a documentation centre and library. An attached tent provides space for workshops, screenings and other public activities. A 14-metre diameter table will be used for debates and communal gatherings. Behind the trailer sits a pyrolyser, that transforms waste plastics into diesel using thermal decomposition. The installation is completed with the Excrementus Megalomanus, a composting machine that turns human excrement and other bodily fluids into fertilizer. It is outfitted with a toilet and specially designed receptacles for vomit, urine and semen.

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Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

‘Life During Wartime’, USF Art Museum, Online

‘Two Years’ Vacation, FRAC Lorraine, Metz (FR)

‘(UN)REAL’, Science Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Online Viewing Room’, Art Basel 2020

‘Uomo Analyticus’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Reality is Not What it Seems’, Jousse Entreprise, Paris (FR)

‘State of Extremes’, Design Museum, Holon (IL)

‘The Time is Now’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Online exhibition

‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’, CWG, New York (USA)

‘Falckenberg Collection’, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (DE)

‘Recover/Uncover’, Masa Galeria, Mexico City (MX)

A Confrontation of Ideals’, Anren Biennale, Anren (CN)

‘Atelier Van Lieshout’, AVL Mundo, Art Rotterdam (NL)

‘Home is a home is a home is a home’, Jousse Entreprise, Paris (FR)

‘A Decade of Wearable Art’, Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery, London (UK)

‘Love in a Mist’, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge (USA)

‘In the Age of Post-Drought’, Transnatural, DDW (NL)

‘Dark Fantasy’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

‘House of Transition’, Fokus Favoriten, Vienna (AT)

‘Secret Society’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Dysfunctional’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Venice (IT)

‘Vrijplaats bij MIJ’, Museum IJsselstein, IJsselstein (NL)

‘Blast Furnace’, Art OMI, Ghent (USA)

‘RENEGADE’, Gió Marconi, Milan (IT)