Presentation

In Veneration, the structures and geometric shapes of the earlier works are given a new context. In this work, Levi Van Veluw examines the visual language used in religious contexts and creates an entirely new and singular religious dimension through the use of recognizable symbolisms.  

The core of the exhibition consists of a mysterious deep blue object, an asymmetrical structure constructed from vertical upright blocks; the Chapel. In this installation, van Veluw plays with a variety of archetypal religious elements that seduce the spectator into exposing themselves to a new faith of sorts. In the ceiling, there is a large open hole. The hole creates a connection with the sky, builds a bridge between the earthly and the spiritual. A beam of light falls through the opening onto an altar that consists of a detailed network of grids, squares and openings. Strewn around the altar are tiny crumbled fragments of blue stone, suggesting an unknown ritual of sorts whose function remains unexplained.

Aside from the Chapel, the exhibition presents a series of drawings and sculptures. Here also, van Veluw makes use of recognizable formal elements. Austere, static forms made up of successions of rhythmical repetitions seem reminiscent of relics, used to magnify a non-existing higher purpose. Charcoal-drawn spaces present sketch-like parts of a fictional religion.

In Veneration, van Veluw brings to light the similarities between symbols of different beliefs. He reveals the desire of man to make tangible through matter the invisible and spiritual side of faith, and in doing so, questions its credibility.





A multidisciplinary artist – video, installation, photography, drawing – Levi van Veluw, who was born in 1985 in Hoevelaken in the Netherlands, is a central figure of the Dutch young artistic scene.
He graduated from the ArtEZ Institute of Arts of Arhem and his work has been rewarded many times through Prizes and it was shown in institutions both European and international (Rijksmuseum Twente ; The Netherlands CODA Museum ; the Netherlands Mondriaan Huis; Gemeente museum Den Haag ; Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem; Kunsthal, Rotterdam; Arte Leku Arts Centre, Spain; Museum for Arts and Design, New York; Museums Quartier, Vienna; Museum of Sound and Image, São Paulo…).

Biography

Born in 1985 Hoevelaken, The Netherlands



2003-2007     - ARTEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2006         - Internship Erwin Olaf Springveld

2009-2010     - Art Teacher, Photography department, Willem de Kooning  Academy Rotterdam, The Netherlands



Exhibitions


2017 - La Galerie Partiuclière, Paris, (Solo)
    - The Armory Show, New York (Solo)
    - Momentum Bienal, Norway
    - Museum Kranenburgh

 

2016     - Centraal Museum Utrecht, Pays-Bas
    - Marres House of Contemporary Culture, Pays-Bas (Solo)
    - Museum De Fundatie, Pays-Bas
    - Museum of Modern art Arnhem, Pays-Bas
    - Normandy Impressionist festival, France
    - Drawing now, La Galerie Particuliere, Paris
    - Palace Soestdijk, Pays-Bas     
    - Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (Solo)
    - Rosenfeld Porcini gallery, Londres (Solo)
    
2015     - Marres House for contemporary culture, Maastricht, Pays-Bas
    - Manifesta Foundation Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
    - Rijksmuseum Twente, Pays-Bas
    - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Pays-Bas
    - Maddox Arts, Londres
    - Maison Particuliere Brussels, Belgique
    - Textiel museum, Pays-Bas
    - De Hallen Haarlem, Pays-Bas
    - Ben Maltz gallery, USA
    - Drdova gallery, Praque

2014     - Drawing Centre Diepenheim, The Netherlands
    - La Galerie Particulière, Paris, France
    - Mondriaan Huis, The Netherlands
    - Maison & Objet, France

2013     - Queensland Centre for Photography, Australia
    - Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria
    - Gemeente museum Den Haag, Miniature Museum, The Netherlands
    - Arti et Amicitiae, Museum Night, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    - Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    - Annigahof, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    - Bromer art Collection, Switzerland
    - Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
    - Art Brussels, Belgium
    - Buitenplaats Beeckestein, Velsen-Zuid, The Netherlands
    - Reframe Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2012     - Films4peace Curated by Mark Coetzee
    - Garage, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    - Volta, Basel, Switzerland
    - Singer Museum, Laren, The Netherlands
    - Museum Lanchelevici, Belgium
    - The Armory show, New York, USA
    - Museum of Sound and Image, São Paulo, Brazil
    - Beit Ha?ir Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israël

2011     - Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    - Rivera & Revera Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    - Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    - Designhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    - Museum for Old and New Art, Australia
    - Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    - Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    - The Armory Show, New York, USA
    - Kadmium, Delft, The Netherlands

2010     - Festival Latent Talent, Tarragona, Spain
    - SIGN, Young Collectors, Groningen, The Netherlands
    - Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    - Village green Art Festival, United Kingdom
    - Arte Leku Arts Centre, Spain
    - Volta, Basel, Switzerland
    - BKKC, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    - Museum for Arts and Design, New York, USA
    - Virserums Konsthall, Sweden
    - Gorcums Museum, The Netherlands
    - Art Rotterdam, PThe Netherlands
    - Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland

2009     - Festival Experimenta, Australia
    - Platform 21, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    - ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria
    - Nieuwspoort, Achmea Collection, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    - Festival Smile, Hasselt, Belgium
    - Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    - Mode Biennale, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    - Medialab, Enschede, The Netherlands
    - Art Brussels, Belgium
    - Noord Brabants Museum, The Netherlands
    - Mode Biennale, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    - Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    - Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008     - C-Space Gallery, Beijing, China
    - Picnic Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    - Marischal Museum, Aberdeen, Scottland
    - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
    - Whitstable Biennale, United Kingdom
    - Fort Asperen, The Netherlands
    - Scope art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
    - Art Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    - Scheringa Museum, The Netherlands
    - Hyeres Festival, France
    - Next Artfair, Chicago, USA
    - Vegas Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    - Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    - Diesel New Art, Stockholm, Sweden

 
2007     - Showroom Mamma, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    - New Life Visuals, Berlin, Germany
    - Kunst Vereniging Diepenheim, The Netherlands
    - Gallery Bart, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    - Art Olive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    - Hogeschool Domstad, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    - Media Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
    - Fette-Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    - ITS#6,Trieste, Italia
    - Akzo Nobel, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    - Galleria Grazia Neri, Milano, Italia

2006     - Art Cologne, Epson Photo Art Award, The Netherlands



Awards & Nominations


2014 - 2015 - Volksrant Beeldende kunstprijs, Pays-Bas
    - Epos drawing prize, Pays-Bas

2007     - Winner, International Photo Awards, Fine Arts, USA
    - Winner, Art Interview Award, Germany
    - Winner, Akzo Nobel «Museum Night», young talent, The Netherlands
    - Nominated, AanZet! Kunst Vereniging Diepenheim, The Netherlands
    - Nominated, Diesel DNA New Art, Italia
    - Nominated, Art Olive young talent, The Netherlands
    - Nominated, ITS#6 International talent support, Italia
    - Winner, American Photography 23, USA

2006     - Winner, Epson Photo Art Award, Best selected work, Germany
    - Nominated, Photo Academy Award, The Netherlands



Publications


2014     - Book, Landmark: the Fields of Landscape Photography by William Ewing, USA
    - Maison & Objet, France
    - Art power, Installation Design, China
    - PF Magazine, The Netherlands

2013     - NRC, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Tubelight, The Netherlands
    - de Volkskrant, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Financieel dagblad, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Hp de tijd, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Landmark by William Ewing, Book, USA
    - Tubelight, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Arte.tv, Television, Germany / France
    - Het Klokhuis, Television, The Netherlands
    - Arte Al Límite, Magazine, Spain
    - Utopia, Book, Italia
    - Neo2, Magazine, Spain
    - Frankfurter Allgemeine, Newspaper, Germany

2012     - Wired, Magazine, United Kingdom
    - The Huffington Post, Newspaper, United Kingdom
    - Focus, Magazine, The Netherlandss
    - Garden, Magazine, Japan
    - Het Financieele Dagblad, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Designboom, Online Magazine, Italia
    - Eigen Huis & Interieur, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Vision, Magazine, China
    - Prism, Magazine, Canada
    - Diners, Magazine, Brazil
    - Artam Global Art & Design, Magazine, Turkey
    - CJP, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Shutr, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Power of Art, Book, USA
    - Crazy Photography, Book, France

2011 Arte Al Límite, Gold edition, Magazine, Spain
    - Rooms, Magazine, New York, USA
    - Elsevier, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Elegance, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Design 360, Magazine, Hong Kong, China
    - British Journal of Photography, Magazine, United Kingdom
    - Frame, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Tableau, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Istoe, Magazine, Brazil
    - Beelden, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Faar, Magazine, Bulgaria
    - Visionaire World, Religion by Ricardo Tisci, Book, USA
    - NRC Handelsblad, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Parool, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Doze, Magazine, Spain
    - Select, Magazine, Brazil
    - Utrecht Medical Sciences, Magazine, The Netherlands

2010 Financial Times, Newspaper, USA
    - NRC Handelsblad, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Tubelight, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - New York Times, Newspaper, USA
    - Knackfocus, Magazine, Belgium
    - Modern Painters, Magazine, New York, USA
    - H-Art, Magazine, Belgium
    - ING +, Magazine, Tokio?, Japan
    - MAD Museum, Magazine, USA
    - Tokion, Magazine, United Kingdom
    - Cilichili, Magazine, Czech Republic
    - Crafts, Magazine, USA
    - Interior + Design, Magazine, Russia
    - Eigen Huis & Interieur, Magazine, The Netherlands?
    - Holand Herald KLM, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Lados, Magazine, Spain

2009 Bright, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Hair?em Scare?em, Book, Germany
    - X-Funs, Magazine, Taiwan
    - Kult, Magazine, Singapure
    - Govan Art, Magazine, Chilie
    - Interview, Magazine, New York, USA
    - Pie, Magazine, New Zealand
    - Noord Brabants Museum, Book, The Netherlands
    - L?air, Magazine, France
    - A Conceptual, Magazine, Cyprus
    - Art Nouveau, Magazine, USA
    - Rojo, Magazine, Spain
    - Photography Journal, Magazine, Hungaria

2009     - JET, Book, The Netherlands
    - Metro, Newspaper, London, United Kingdom
    - Daily Mail, Newspaper, London, United Kingdom
    - Le Monde News, Magazine, France
    - BBC, Online, Brazil
    - Rich, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - C-Space, Book, China
    - Oog, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Moose, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Tush, Magazine, Germany
    - Tangible, Book, Germany

2008     - Kampf Zone, Book, The Netherlands
    - Trick or Cheat, Book, Hong Kong, China
    - Hayden?s Ferry Review, Book, USA
    - The Sun, Newspaper, USA
    - Milk, Magazine, Hong Kong, China
    - Time out, Magazine, Tel Aviv, Israël  
    - Interior+Design, Magazine, Russia
    - Gallery Magazine, Russia
    - Courrier International, Magazine, France
    - Activa Design Diffusion, Magazine, Italia
    - Excellent, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Goedele, Magazine, Belgiim
    - Watch, Magazine, Ukraine, Russia
    - Credits, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Domus International, Magazine, Italia
    - EG-PC Purgatorio, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - GUP, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Creatie, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Next One, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - PF Photography, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - De Volkskrant, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Metro, Newspaper, The Netherlands
    - Mr Motley, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Gaykrant, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - De Pers, Newspaper, The Netherlands

2007     - Tubelight, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Kunstbeeld, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Esquire, Magazine, Russia
    - Provider, Magazine, France
    - Livraison, Magazine, Sweden
    - Gallery Magazine, Ukraine
    - Blend, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - NL20, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - Kunstkopen, Book, The Netherlands
    - Ez, Magazine, The Netherlands
    - NRC-next, Newspaper, The Netherlands

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