‘Humanoids’ on display in Miami Beach


We are thrilled to share that Atelier Van Lieshout’s Humanoids are now on display in the Collins Canal Park in Miami Beach!

The Humanoids is a group of statues that consists of nine aluminum sculptures and is the product of Joep van Lieshout’s ongoing fascination with man, machine and humanity. They appear as abstract figures, which use the park and the natural environment as their habitat, formulating a subtle statement about our relationship to nature and our origins. The sculptures will be placed throughout the park, along the canal and amidst the trees. The Humanoids allow you to engage with them as you write, walk, think or talk in the park.

Other artists that featured their work at the Miami Beach Convention Centre are Franz Ackermann, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ellen Harvey, Joseph Kosuth and Sarah Morris.


Our latest book Dirty Hands is out now!

‘Atelier Van Lieshout has created a book that is up-close, rough and dynamic – celebrating the typical AVL style and working methods. The book leads the reader on a turbulent path through the recent history of the Atelier, with artworks for new worlds and systems.’

Order Dirty Hands (€29,80) at Walther König

Other Atelier Van Lieshout publications

Click here to download Atelier Van Lieshout publications such as New Tribal Labyrinth, Slave City and A Manual.




About AVL

Joep van Lieshout (1963, Ravenstein, The Netherlands)

Atelier Van Lieshout is the studio founded by sculptor Joep van Lieshout. After graduating at De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Van Lieshout quickly rose to fame with projects that travelled between the world of easy-clean design and the non-functional area of art: sculpture and installations, buildings and furniture, utopias and dystopias.

In 1995, Van Lieshout founded his studio and has been working solely under the studio’s name ever since. The studio moniker exists in Van Lieshout’s practice as a methodology toward undermining the myth of the artistic genius. Over the past three decades, Van Lieshout has established a multidisciplinary practice that produces works on the borders between art, design, and architecture. By investigating the thin line between manufacturing art and mass-producing functional objects, he seeks to find the boundaries between fantasy and function, between fertility and destruction.

With this body of work, comprising both autonomous and commissioned artworks, he has gained a strong international reputation.




The Naked TruthRijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, The Netherlands
27 January 2019 – 16 June 2019
Group exhibition

Freedom, De Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands
18 January 2019 – 12 May 2019
Group exhibition

Nouveau Brutalisme, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France
28 March 2019 – 21 May 2019
Group exhibition

The Uncanny Valley, FuturDome, Milan, Italy
1 April 2019 – 25 May 2019
Group exhibition


Dysfunctional, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Venice Biennale, Italy
18 May 2019 – 24 November 2019
Group exhibition

De Kunst van Brood, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
9 May 2019 – 12 May 2019
Group exhibition

Home Futures, IKEA Museum, Älmhult, Sweden
25 April 2019 – 23 Augustus 2019
Group exhibition

Beelden in Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
16 May 2019 – 4 August 2019
Group exhibition

ArtZuid, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17 May 2019 – 15 September 2019
Group exhibition




‘Wombhouse’ (2004) donated to Centre Pompidou


We are proud to announce that the artwork Wombhouse (2004) was in the collection of Antoine de Galbert and is now being donated to Centre Pompidou in Paris!

Its shape is exciting, poetic and beautiful. The womb contains a bedroom – the uterus is considered the safest place in the mind of human beings – heating, air-conditioning, electrical systems, kitchen and shower, while the ovaries contain the toilet and the mini bar. The Womb can make any space function… The Wombhouse is a paradise to live in.

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