Erik van Lieshout

born 1968 in Deurne
lives and works in Rotterdam

1990                        Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, ’s-Hertogenbosch
1992                        Ateliers '63, Haarlem

Solo Exhibitions

G.O.A.T., Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Sündenbock, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Three Social Works, South London Gallery, London

The Show Must Ego On, Wiels, Brussels

After the Riot II, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
The Basement, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien
I am in Heaven, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Private View, Maureen Paley, London

Ministry of Subculture, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam                  
JANUS, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Wedding), Berlin
Commision, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Erik makes Happy, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna (cat.)
How Can I Help You, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London
English Lesson, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Echter Luxus, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
The Shop, Zuidplein, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Erik van Lieshout: Les Bestos: Postward Erections in Focus, Hayward Gallery, London 
Rotterdam, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

keine Kohle kein Holz, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (cat.)
The Assistant, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Im Netz, Ludwig Museum, Cologne
Sex is Sentimental, Maccarone, New York

I’m so scared of America, (with Kelley Walker), De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands
Gaza Surfers, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland
Peepshow, Project for Wrong Gallery at the Tate Modern, London
Homeland Security, Projekt am Museumsplatz, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (cat.)
Galeria s.a.l.e.s., Rome
Mass MoCA, North Adams, USA
Kunsthaus Hollywood, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)
Guantánamo Baywatch, Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum-UCLA, Los Angeles

Nouveau Riche, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
This can’t go on (Stay with me), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (cat.)
Galerie Arndt & Partner, (with Douglas Kolk), Berlin

I am afraid to tell you, but…, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland
Presentation of 5 films, Prospectif Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Don’t live with him, but give to him, Man in the Holocene, London (cat.)

See? Now we are connected, Institut Nederlandais, Paris (cat.)
Tessa, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Therapy?, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Klebeplastik, Fiebach-Minninger Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Naughty by Nature, not because I hate you, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (cat.)
Bin Shopping, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam

High, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Aktionsforum Praterinsel Laboratorium, Munich, Germany
Selbstenzünderer, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Germany
Altes Rathaus, Schwerin, Germany

Singing Apart Together, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Mit Heizung, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Excedra, (with David Bade), Hilversum, Netherlands

Galerie Sabine Wachters, Brussels
RTL 12+, Galerie Tanya Rumpff (with Charlotte Schleiffert), Haarlem, Netherlands        
Selected Group Exhibitions


Revolution in Rotgelbblau - Gerrit Rietveld und die zeitgenössische Kunst, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Die Insel, Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Radicale Sociale Animale Talen, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Mentales Gelb. Sonnenhöchststand, Works from the KiCo Collection, Lenbachhaus Munich and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (cat.)
Unfinished Conversations, New Work from the Collection, MOMA, New York
Graphic Witness, Drawing Room, London

Implosion 20, Anton Kern, New York, USA
Kochi-Murziris Biennale 2016, Fort Kochi, India
Artist Films at Kino international, Haubrok Foundation, Kino International, Berlin
THE REPETITION OF THE GOOD. THE REPETITION OF THE BAD, New Synagogue Berlin - Centrum Judaicum Foundation, Berlin
Emscherkunst, Essen, Germany

Drawing. The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Museum for Contemporary Art, Ghent, Switzerland
5th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Time Capsule, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
A Modest Proposal for Radical Bourgeoisie, De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands
A man walks into a bar – Jokes & Postcards, Me Collectors Room, Berlin (cat.)
Meisterzeichnungen: 100 Jahre Grafische Sammlung, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)

PLAY TIME, Biennale d'art contemporain, Les Ateliers de Rennes, Rennes, France
Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd'hui, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Manifesta 10, The European Biennal of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (cat.)
Sammlung De Leeuwenhoeve, OsthausMuseum, Hagen, Germany
Superficial Hygiene, De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands
Object and Environment, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
The Crime was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sluizen-Between Two Poles, 5th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moscow Planetarium, Moscow
Kanaalwerken, Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, Netherlands
Ruhe-Störung, Streifzüge durch die Welten der Collage, Marta Herford, Germany
I Love Holland. Dutch post-war art , Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, Netherlands
Ghost in the system – scenarios for resistance, 5th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow    
Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy (cat.)
1.pers.sing. -the artist’s body in contemporary art-,b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur, Germany (cat.)
Nieuwe Aanwinsten, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Rineke Dijkstra. The Krazy House, MMK Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Do it, MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands                          
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Living Years: Art after 1989, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Point de Vue, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, HV 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Edition Bewegte Bilder, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Parelen, Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, Netherlands
The New Public. Von einem neuen Publikum und einer neuen Öffentlichkeit, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Manifesta 9, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Genk, Belgium (cat.)
TRACK, S.M.A.K, Ghent, Belgium (cat.)
Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo, Sri Lanka (cat.)
La La Human Steps, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul (cat.)
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Melanchtopia, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Out of Storage / Provisoire et Définitif, Collection Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, France; Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands
Beziehungsarbeit – Kunst und Institution, Künstlerhaus k/haus, Vienna
Fountain Show, una mostra di fontane d’artista, dispari&dispari project, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Collector’s Items No.2. High Drama: Works from the Collection of Hugo & Carla Brown,
The Dutch Cultural Pop-Up Space, London
TRUST, The 6th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art, Seoul (cat.)
LONELY AT THE TOP: Modern Dialect. Contemporary artists look at the work of Renaat Braem, MHKA; NOVA, Antwerp, Belgium
Contemporary Magic, The National Arts Club, New York
Dessins contemporains / Collection Florence et Daniel GUERLAIN, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, Besançon, France
Morality ACT VII: Of Facts and Fables, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aktualität eines Mediums. Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Hey, We're Closed!, Hayward Gallery, London
Morality ACT V: Power Alone, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fröhliche Gesellscahft, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
Morality Act III: And the moral of the story is..., Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Shanghai World Expo, Dutch Pavillion, Shanghai, China
Insight - Outsight, fpm-collection, Viersen, Germany

amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
John Bock, Erik van Lieshout, Manfred Pernice, Raymond Pettibon, Keith Tyson, fpmcollection, Berlin
Double Dutch, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
vanLieshoutvanLieshout, Kunsthal KAde, Amersfort, Netherlands
Zij kwamen uit Deurne, Museum de Wieger, Deurne, Belgium
"T” Quelques possibilities de texts, centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
May & June, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium
Puberty 4 AM, Store Gallery, London

Home Alone, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
6th Busan Biennale, Busan, Corea
After Nature, New Museum, New York
Pretty Ugly, Maccarone, New York
Institutional and Poetical Violence, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal

If I can’t dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Installation of UP! at Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (cat.)
Size Matters: XXL, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
Nederclips, Stedelijk Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Hamsterwheel, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Chocolates, Ojo Atómico, Madrid
Memorial to the Iraq War, Institut for Contemporary Arts, London
Between 2 deaths, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Temporarily Disconnected, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Modelle für Morgen: Köln, European Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany

Chocolates, Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City (cat.)
Le Printemps de Septembre - à Tolouse, Festival de création contemporaine, Toulouse, France (cat.)
6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, China (cat.)
Public Image, painting in the city, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands
Cooling out, zur Paradoxie des Feminismus, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel, Switzerland
Gimme Shelter - or I’m gonna fade away, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
SCHADENFREUDE, The Artists Cinema, LUX Touring Project, FACT, Liverpool; Arnolfini, Bristol;
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Phoenix
Short Film Festival, Impakt, Utrecht, Netherlands
Do the right bling, Stedelijk Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, MB 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin (cat.)
Nederland 1, Museum Gouda, Gouda, Netherlands
Satellite of Love, TENT; Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

e-flux video rental, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Respect! Forms of community/Formes de cohabitation, Musée Dar Si Saïd & the Palais el-Badi, Marrakesh, Morocco (cat.)
SCHADENFREUDE, film program by Tirdad Zolghadr, Frieze Art Fair, London
Pursuit of Happiness, Bureau Beyond, Leidsche Rijn Utrecht, Netherlands (cat.)
Jan De Cock, Pieterjan Ginckels, Manfred Pernice, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik Van Lieshout, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium
Populism, CAC Vilnius; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat.)
7th Sjarjah Biennial, Sjarjah, United Arab Emirates

Premio del Golfo, Biennale Europea Arti Visive, La Spezia, Italy (cat.)
Wim Izaksprijs laureates, Museum Dordrecht, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Habitat, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Ethnic Marketing, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerlands (cat.)
Trailer, Man In The Holocene, London
Funky Lessons, BüroFriedrich, Berlin; BAWAG Foundation, Vienna (cat.)
Tracer, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (cat.)
We are the world, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; De strip, Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Quicksand, De Appel, Amsterdam (cat.)

Travelling: Towards the border, Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (cat.)
Ian Kiaer, Jonathan Pylpichuk, Erik Van Lieshout, Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Not Now!, Kunstraum B2, Leipzig, Germany
BüroFriedrich at Frieze Art Fair (with Monica Bonvicini), London
Accessoiremaximalismus, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany (cat.)
We are the world (with Jeanne Van Heeswijk, Meschac Gaba, Alicia Framis, Carlos Amorales), Dutch Pavilion, 5th Venice Biennale, Italy (cat.)

Urban Tension, Museum in Progress, billboard project, New Opera, Vienna
Do it, webproject on e-flux curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist (cat.)
Private views, Fiebach-Minninger Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Politically Correct? Dutch!, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (cat.)

Stroomversnelling, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Wolfgang Plöger - Erik Van Lieshout, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
Pussy Forever, Christa Burger Galerie, Munich, Germany
Zero Gravity, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Carbar, Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
April is the cruelest month, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
A very fancy fair, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, Netherlands
Nieuwe aanwinsten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Pleidooi voor intuïtie, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
Les 33, nightly art bar with Jeroen Jongeleen and Marc Bijl, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Christa Burger, Munich, Germany
Buren, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
BüroFriedrich, Berlin
Paintballs (with Bill Beckenbridge), Buro Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden,Netherlands
Hey, International Competition Style…, TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Exorcism, aesthetic terrorism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Het paard van Troje, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Prix de Rome: Four artists of the Prix de Rome (painting): Charlotte Schleiffert, Erik Van Lieshout,
Gé Karel van de Sterren en Gijs Frieling, Arti et Amicitea, Amsterdam (cat.)
Franky DC, Walter Swennen, Niels Donckers, Elske Neus, Erik van Lieshout, Sven ’t Jolle, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
After the Riot, Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Netherlands
After the Riot: snowflake office (with Annette Weisser/Ingo Vetter), Galerie Ursula Walteröl, Düsseldorf, Germany
Snowflake Office, Naftaly Green Gallery, New York
Schildersverdriet, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands
Gladijs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

The Centre Holds, Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, Germany
Fonds voor Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam
Mit Heizung, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Einde eeuw, Tableau vivant, Pulchri Studio, The Hague, Netherlands
Oosterhof/Donia exhibitions, Rotterdam, Netherlands

6th International Biennial of Cairo, Cairo
Pump the Cherry, Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Ver na Vermeer, De Beyerd, Breda, Netherlands

Stroomopwaarts, HAL, Rotterdam, Netherlands

De Ateliers 1985-1993, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
Couplet 2, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Galerie Sabine Wachters (with Charlotte Schleiffert & David Bade), Brussels
WATT, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

De kracht van Heden, Loods 6, Amsterdam