Biography

Levi van Veluw was born in the Dutch town of Hoevelaken in 1985 and studied at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.

Since graduating in 2007, Levi van Veluw has produced multi-disciplinary works that includes photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. This varied body of work has been showcased in many different locations across Europe and the United States, earning him a number of nominations and awards. 

Learning
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.
Awards & Nominations
2014 - 2015
Volksrant Beeldende kunstprijs, the Nethetlands (N)
Epos drawing prize, the Netherlands (N)

2007
International Photo Awards, United States
Art Interview Award, Germany Akzo Nobel, young talent, the Netherlands
AanZet! Kunst Vereniging Diepenheim, the Netherlands
Diesel DNA New Art, Italy
ITS#6 International talent support, Italy
American Photography 23, United States

2006
Epson Photo Art Award, Best selected work, Germany
Photo Academy Award, the Netherlands
Connecting
The artist first became known in 2008 with his solo exhibition Landscapes at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. This coincided with him being awarded the International Photo Award in New York for the photo series "Ballpoints", and the selection of one of his video works for the Whitstable Biennale UK.

In 2010, the work of the artist was showcased in a series of major museum exhibitions, including the exhibition "Dead or Alive" at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Marres House for contemporary Culture Maastricht and Ars Electronica in Linz.

2013 saw the publication of the book "Origin of the Beginning". This singular book is a work of art in itself, published in an edition of 1000 hand-signed copies. The book, which is widespread among collectors and enthusiasts, provides an overview of the artist’s work from 2006 to 2013, a rich oeuvre that includes photographs, drawings, installations, sculptures and videos.

More information can be found on this website. This site presents all the artist’s work in chronological order, with accompanying information.
Exhibitions (Selection)
2016
2016
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (Solo)
opening 10 September
Rosenfeld Porcini gallery, London (Solo)
opening 6 October
Hèrmes Madison Avenue, New York (Solo)
Art Brussels, galerie Ronmandos (Solo)
Drawing now, la Galerie Particuliere, Paris
Centraal Museum Utrecht, the Netherlands
Marres House of Contemporary Culture, the Netherlands (Solo)
Museum De Fundatie, the Netherlands
Museum of Modern art Arnhem, the Netherlands
Normandy Impressionist festival, France
Palace Soestdijk, the Netherlands
2015
Van Veluw’s works have also been widely shown at international art fairs such as, among others, The Armory Show New York, Art Brussels, Volta Basel, Unseen Amsterdam and the Barcelona Loop Fair.

2015
Manifesta Foundation Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Rijksmuseum Twente, the Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands
Maddox Arts, London
Maison Particuliere Brussels, Belgium
Textiel museum, the Netherlands
De Hallen Haarlem, the Netherlands
Ben Maltz gallery, USA
Drdova gallery, Praque
2014 - 2013
2014
Mardin Bienale, Turkey
Museum Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town
La galerie particulière, Paris, France (Solo)
Loop Fair Barcelona, Spain (Solo)
CODA Museum, the Netherlands
Drawing Centre Diepenheim, the Netherlands
CODA museum, the Netherlands
Mondriaan Huis, the Netherlands
Maison & Objet, France

2013
Queensland Centre for Photography, Australia
Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria
Gemeente museum Den Haag, the Netherlands
Arti et Amicitiae, Museum Night, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Annigahof, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Bromer art Collection, Switzerland
Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
2012
2012
Garage, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Volta, Basel, Switzerland
Singer Museum, Laren, the Netherlands
Museum Lanchelevici, Belgium
Museum of Sound and Image, São Paulo
Beit Ha'ir Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv
In addition to his work in his individual practice, Levi van Veluw has also worked on collaborations with private clients. In this way, he has collaborated, in 2012, with curator Marc Coetzee on the film “Family” in the frame of the "Films4peace" project. In 2016 he created large-scale immersive installations for Hèrmes at Madison Avenue New York.
2011 - 2010
2011
Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Rivera & Revera Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Designhuis, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Museum for Old and New Art, Australia
Kunsthal, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2010
Museum for Arts and Design, New York, United States
Virserums Konsthall, Sweden
Arte Leku Arts Centre, Spain
Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland
BKKC, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Gorcums Museum, the Netherlands
2009 - 2007
2009
Noord Brabants Museum, the Netherlands
Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands

2008
C-Space Gallery, Beijing, China
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands
Whitstable Biennale, United Kingdom
Hyeres Festival, France

2007
Kunst Vereniging Diepenheim, the Netherlands
Akzo Nobel, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Galleria Grazia Neri, Milano, Italy

2006
Art Cologne, Epson Photo Art Award, Germany
Film screenings
Museums: Including the Bass Museum of Art (Miami, USA), Centro Nacional de las Artes, (Mexico City, Mexico), Design Museum, London (UK), Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (Canada), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (San Juan) and The Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.) in public urban spaces including the Denver Theatre District (USA), La Virreina Centre de la Imatge (Barcelona, Spain) and the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, USA)
educational institutions and youth leadership conferences: including the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (USA), New World School of the Arts (Miami, Florida), The Banff Centre (Banff, Canada) and the 2012 One Young World summit (Pittsburgh, USA); and international film festivals including Addis Foto Fest (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Afrika Film festival (Leuven, Belgium), Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (Port of Spain, Trinidad) and West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival (Birmingham, UK).
Media & Collections (Selection)
The work of Levi Veluw has been exhibited internationally in leading museums and institutions, and is included in both public and private collections, including the Borisan Collection, the Caldic Collection, the Ekard Collection and Kpmg.

The work of Levi Veluw is widely appreciated, including in the popular media. As such, the work has been presented in radio and TV programmes such as Arte TV and VPRO Radio, and in more than 150 printed publications, including, among many others, Domus magazine, Interview magazine, Arte Al Limite and Frame Magazine. Prominent newspapers such as the Financial Times, the Volkskrant, NRC and the New York Times have showcased and discussed his work.
Newspapers
The New York Times, United States
The Financial Times, United States
Huffington Post, US & UK
De Volkskrant, Newspaper, the Netherlands
NRC, Newspaper, the Netherlands
Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany
Le Monde, France
Magazines
British Journal of Photography, United Kingdom
Arte Al Límite, Magazine, Spain
Wired, Magazine, United Kingdom
Vision, Magazine, China
Artam Global Art & Design, Magazine, Turkey
Frame, Magazine, the Netherlands
2011 Design 360, Magazine, Hong Kong, China
Kunstbeeld, the Netherlands
Visionaire World, Religion by Ricardo Tisci, Book, United States
Crafts, Magazine, United Kingdom
Modern Painters, Magazine, NY , United States

Interview, New York, United States
Livraison, Magazine, Sweden
Courrier International, Magazine, France
Domus International, Magazine, Italy