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Erik van Lieshout
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Erik van Lieshout

Erik van Lieshout (b. 1968, Deurne, the Netherlands) is an artist based in Rotterdam. He studied painting at the Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, ’s-Hertogenbosch and at Ateliers ’63, Haarlem. Erik van Lieshout is known for his controversial video installations and drawings which go beyond the limits of vulgarity and show the most uncensored version of the society. He is mainly interested in the Netherlands, specifically Rotterdam.

Some solo exhibitions of Van Lieshout were: Commision, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2012); Erik makes Happy, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna; How Can I Help You?, Hayward Gallery, Londen (both 2011); Echter Luxus, Galerie Krinzinger, Wenen; The Shop, Zuidplein, Rotterdam (both 2010); keine Kohle kein Holz, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlijn; Im Netz, Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Sex is Sentimental, Maccarone, New York; The Assistant, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva (all 2009). Van Lieshout participated in many group exhibition, for example: Sluizen-Between Two Poles, 5th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moscow Planetarium ; Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (all 2013); La La Human Steps, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul; International Film Festival Rotterdam (both 2012); Trust, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2011).