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.

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


EDUCATION


2003-2007
- ARTEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands

 

2006
- Traineeship at Erwin Olaf Springvel

 

2009-2010
- Professor, Photography, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands


EXHIBITIONS

2018

- Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, Morbihan (Solo)

- Drawing Now, La Galerie Particulière, Carreau du Temple, Paris

- Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

- Salon international de la haute horlogerie, Hermès, Geneva, Switzerland (Solo)

- Zona Maco, Mexico, Mexico

 

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

 

2016    
- Centraal Museum Utrecht, Netherlands
- Marres House of Contemporary Culture, Netherlands (Solo)
- Museum De Fundatie, Netherlands
- Museum of Modern art Arnhem, Netherlands
- Normandy Impressionist Festival, France
- Drawing Now, La Galerie Particulière, Paris
- Palace Soestdijk, Netherlands
- Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Solo)
- Rosenfeld Porcini gallery, Londres, UK (Solo)

2015   
- Marres House for contemporary culture, Maastricht, Netherlands
- Manifesta Foundation Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Rijksmuseum Twente, Netherlands
- Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Netherlands
- Maddox Arts, Londres, UK
- Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
- Textiel museum, Netherlands
- Ben Maltz Gallery, USA
- Drdova Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

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

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

2012    
- Films4peace curated by Mark Coetzee
- Garage, Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Volta, Basel, Switzerland
- Singer Museum, Laren, 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, Israel

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

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

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

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

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

2006     
- Art Cologne, Epson Photo Art Award, Germany



AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2014-2015
- Volksrant Beeldende kunstprijs, Netherlands
- Epos Drawing Prize, Netherlands

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

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


PUBLICATIONS

2018

- L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, magazine, France

 

2017

- Designboom, digital magazine, Milano, Italia

- L'Oeil, magazine, France

 

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

2013     
- NRC, journal, Netherlands
- Tubelight, Netherlands
- de Volkskrant, newspaper, Netherlands
- Financieel dagblad, newspaper, Netherlands
- Hp de tijd, newspaper, Netherlands
- Tubelight, magazine, Netherlands
- Arte.tv, television, Germany / France
- Het Klokhuis, television, Netherlands
- Arte Al Límite, magazine, Spain
- "Utopia", ouvrage, Italia
- Neo2, magazine, Spain
- Frankfurter Allgemeine, newspaper, Germany

2012     
- Wired, magazine, England
- The Huffington Post, newspaper, England
- Focus, magazine, Netherlands
- Garden, magazine, Japan
- Het Financieele Dagblad, magazine, Netherlands
- Designboom, online magazine, Italia
- Eigen Huis & Interieur, magazine, Netherlands
- Vision, magazine, China
- Prism, magazine, Canada
- Diners, magazine, Brazil
- Artam Global Art & Design, magazine, Turkey
- CJP, magazine, Netherlands
- Shutr, magazine, Netherlands
- "Power of Art", ouvrage, USA
- "Crazy Photography", book, France

2011
- Arte Al Límite, gold edition, magazine, Spain
- Rooms, magazine, New York, USA
- Elsevier, magazine, Netherlands
- Elegance, magazine, Netherlands
- Design 360, magazine, Hong Kong, China
- British Journal of Photography, magazine, England
- Frame, magazine, Netherlands
- Tableau, magazine, Netherlands
- Istoe, magazine, Brazil
- Beelden, magazine, Netherlands
- Faar, magazine, Bulgaria
- "Visionaire World", Religion by Ricardo Tisci, ouvrage, USA
- NRC Handelsblad, newspaper, Netherlands
- Parool, newspaper, Netherlands
- Doze, magazine, Spain
- Select, magazine, Brazil
- Utrecht Medical Sciences, magazine, Netherlands

2010
- Financial Times, newspaper, USA
- NRC Handelsblad, newspaper, Netherlands
- Tubelight, magazine, 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, England
- Cilichili, magazine, Czech Republic
- Crafts, magazine, USA
- Interior + Design, magazine, Russia
- Eigen Huis & Interieur, magazine, Netherlands
- Holand Herald KLM, magazine, Netherlands
- Lados, magazine, Spain

2009
- Bright, magazine, Netherlands
- "Hair'em Scare'em", ouvrage, Germany
- X-Funs, magazine, Taiwan
- Kult, magazine, Singapore
- Govan Art, magazine, Chile
- Interview, magazine, New York, USA
- Pie, magazine, New Zealand
- Noord Brabants Museum, ouvrage, Netherlands
- L'air, magazine, France
- A Conceptual, magazine, Cyprus
- Art Nouveau, magazine, USA
- Rojo, magazine, Spain
- Photography Journal, magazine, Hungary

2009     
- "JET", book, Netherlands
- Metro, newspaper, London, England
- Daily Mail, newspaper, London, England
- Le Monde News, magazine, France
- BBC, online, Brazil
- Rich, magazine, Netherlands
- "C-Space", ouvrage, China
- Oog, magazine, Netherlands
- Moose, magazine, Netherlands
- Tush, magazine, Germany
- "Tangible", ouvrage, Germany

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

2007     
- Tubelight, magazine, Netherlands
- Kunstbeeld, magazine, Netherlands
- Esquire, magazine, Russia
- Provider, magazine, France
- Livraison, magazine, Sweden
- Gallery Magazine, Ukraine
- Blend, magazine, Netherlands
- NL20, magazine, Netherlands
- "Kunstkopen", book, Netherlands
- Ez, magazine, Netherlands
- NRC-next, newspaper, Netherlands

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