About Mathijs Lieshout

Mathijs Lieshout (1975, Alkmaar) studied fine arts. After graduating in 2000 he studied philosophy for three years. His work claims space by creating dense wood structures or by inhabiting interior spaces entirely. Lieshout prefers the livelyness of work in progress and the spectacle of building above static, finished work. Everyday settings like a shopping mall or a public library are his preferred exhibition spaces. He has been working on site-specific projects in Johannesburg (South Africa), Kosice (Slovakia) St. Petersburg (Russia), Arnhem (The Netherlands) and London (United Kingdom).

Site specific installation projects in public and corporate space

To Build, February - April 2017, The Johannesburg Cenral Library, produced and curated by Mathijs Lieshout in collaboration with the Michaelis Art Library, kindly supported by Urban Ocean Property developers, Johannesburg, South Africa

Lieshout & Motel Spatie, October 2014, Galeria shopping and entertainment center, produced and curated by Motel Spatie. St. Petersburg, Russia

Pit Wood, September 2013, Winkelcentrum Presikhaaf, produced and curated by Motel Spatie. Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Citadela, August - October 2012, Strojárenská 3, produced and curated by K.A.I.R., Kosice, Slovakia

Commissions

Garden work, Commissioned by Kosice, European capital of culture 2013 for Komunitná záhrada KVP, Kosice Slovakia.

Solo exhibitions

Comfort Food,CBK Utrecht, 2011

1vanX, Havenkwartier, Deventer, 2009

My siamese body, De Overslag, Eindhoven 2008

Residencies

2014:

part time throughout 2014, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium

2012:

August - October, K.A.I.R. residency, Kosice, Slovakia

January - April, Mondriaan Fund residency, Pompgemaal Den Helder, The Netherlands

Nominations

Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2009

Publications

2015, Residu 3, Mondriaan Fonds / Kunsthal 45

2008, De Nieuwe Salon 2008, CBK Utrecht

2007, BVHA, Stichting Den Haag Sculptuur

2006, Met Stip 2006, Fonds BKVB

Selected stipends

2013, Bijdrage bewezen talent, Mondriaan Fonds

2007, Basisbeurs, Fonds BKVB

2005, Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB

Selected group exhibtions

See: pdf version of full cv