About Mathijs Lieshout


Mathijs Lieshout’s 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).


info@mathijslieshout.com / 0031 6 2491 7319


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.

Solo exhibitions:

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

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