Biography

Levi van Veluw was born in the city of Hoevelaken in 1985. He lives and works near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Over the past 15 years, Van Veluw has produced a diverse and evolving oeuvre that is exhibited all around the world. He is known for installations, sculptures, drawings, and autobiographical films that draw from his childhood memories. From the depths of his memory, the artist unearths images that provoke universal emotions and question our human logic. Van Veluw plays with elements of order and chaos, posing to the viewer questions about our obsessive pursuit of control.

Van Veluw creates his works with extreme care and craftsmanship; his sculptures of clay and wood are made entirely by hand, giving them an authentic, coarse, and organic character. His intricately built-up charcoal drawings show great symmetry and harmony, whilst his remarkable use of light evokes a strong, meditative mood.

The installations by Van Veluw offer intense and immersive experiences. In the past, he has built complete, though fictional cathedrals - amongst other dark and sensory spaces built of obscure forms and materials. Visitors that enter Van Veluw’s alternate realities become disassociated from their existing spatial interpretations. They experience a disruptive environment where both order and chaos live one amongst the other.

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

2006
Internship Erwin Olaf

2009-2010
Art Teacher, Photography department, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Awards & Nominations
2014 - 2015
Volksrant kunstprijs, The Netherlands (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
Museums & Collections
The work of Van Veluw has been exhibited internationally in leading museums and institutions worldwide, such as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; the Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Ars Electronica, Linz; Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City; Design Museum, London; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, amongst others. His work is included in both public and private collections, such as the Borusan Collection, Istanbul; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; Museum MORE, Gorssel; the KPMG Art Collection, Amstelveen; the Ekard Collection, Wassenaar; the Lakeside Collection, Rotterdam, and Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection.

Additionally, Van Veluw has worked on commissions for private clients. Within these commissions he has undertaken many collaborations. In 2012, Van Veluw worked alongside curator Marc Coetzee on the film “Family”, produced as part of the “Films4peace” project. In 2014, working alongside Hermès, Van Veluw created a life-sized site-specific installation for one of their main windows in Shanghai. Van Veluw has also participated in international film festivals, including Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa; Afrika Film festival, Leuven; Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Port of Spain, and West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival, Birmingham.
2020 - 2022
2022 Borusan contemporary, Hybrid spaces, TR
2022 Rosenfeld gallery London (solo)
2022 Zeppelin University, Apokalypse und Weltrettung, DE
2022 Eduardo Secci gallery, Italy (solo)Videocittà Rome, Italy

Rosenfeld gallery London (group)
Artisima (solo)
Eduardo Secci gallery, Italy (solo)
Rijksmuseum Twente, The Netherlands
Praz Delavallade, Paris (solo)
Het Hem Museum, The Netherlands (solo)

Fairs: ZonaMaco, Art Roterdam, Arco Madrid, Artissima, Untitled Miami
2023-2024
2024 Singer museum Laren, NL (Solo)
2024 Biënnale Passio il camino, Kortrijk, BE
2024 Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (solo) FR
2024 Depot Boijmans, Lakeside collectie (solo)
2024 Escher Museum, NL

2023 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
2023 Ron Mandos gallery Amsterdam (solo)
2023 LAM museum Lisse, NL
2023 Museum Jan Cunen, NL
2023 Paviljoen Welgelegen,Collectie Gelderland,NL
2023 MMKA Arnhem, NL
2023 Campis podium hedendaagse kunst, NL

Fairs: The Armory show, Dallas artfair, Untitled
Miami, Art Brussels, Art Paris
2019
2019 Ömer Koç Abdülmecid Efendi Pavilion, Istanbul
2019 Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
2019 BAM Mons, Belgium
2019 Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, Italy (solo)
2019 Museum Het Hem, The Netherlands (solo)
2019 Rosenfeld Porcini gallery, London
2019 Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (solo)
2019 Singer Museum, The Netherlands
2019 Rijksmuseum Twente, The Netherlands

Fairs: Art Brussels

2018
2018 Domaine the Kerguéhennec, France (solo)
2018 Rosenfeld Porcini, London
2018 SIHH Hermès, Geneva (solo)
2018 Fotogallerie Wien, Austria
2018 AD Intérieurs, France
2018 Galerie im Österreichischen Kulturforum, Berlin

Fairs: Art Brussels, Art Rotterdam, Drawing now, Zona Maco
Exhibitions (Selection)
2016 - 2017
2017
2017 La Galerie particuliere, Paris (Solo)
2017 Gallery Eduardo Secci, Florence
2017 The Armory Show, New York (Solo)
2017 Momentum Bienal, Norway
2017 Museum Kranenburgh, The Netherlands

2016
2016 Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris
2016 Frac Heute-Normandie, France
2016 Galerie Ronmandos, Amsterdam (Solo)
2016 Facility Ebert Art Center, USA
2016 Rosenfeld Porcini gallery, London (Solo)
2016 labellisée Normandie Impressonniste, France
2016 Hermès Madison ave, New York
2016 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands
2016 Art Brussels, galerie Ronmandos (Solo)
2016 Drawing now, la Galerie Particuliere, Paris

2016 Centraal Museum Utrecht, the Netherlands
2016 Marres House of Contemporary Culture, the Netherlands (Solo)
2016 Museum De Fundatie, the Netherlands
2016 Museum of Modern art Arnhem, the Netherlands
2016 Normandy Impressionist festival, France
2016 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, Zona Maco, Chicago art fair 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
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).
Newspapers (Selection)
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 (Selection)
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