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 liveliness 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), Košice (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., Košice, Slovakia
Garden work #2, commissioned for a privately owned garden in Voorne-Putten, The Netherlands
Garden work, commissioned by Kosice, European capital of culture 2013 for Komunitná záhrada KVP, Košice Slovakia.
Comfort Food,CBK Utrecht, 2011
1vanX, Havenkwartier, Deventer, 2009
My siamese body, De Overslag, Eindhoven 2008
part time throughout 2014, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
August - October, K.A.I.R. residency, Kosice, Slovakia
January - April, Mondriaan Fund residency, Pompgemaal Den Helder, The Netherlands
Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2009
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
2013, Bijdrage bewezen talent, Mondriaan Fonds
2007, Basisbeurs, Fonds BKVB
2005, Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB
Selected group exhibtions