b. 1968, Netherlands
Erik van Lieshout was born in Deurne, The Netherlands in 1968, and lives and works in Rotterdam.
Previous solo exhibitions include Three Social Works, South London Gallery, London, 2017; Sündenbock (Scapegoat), Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, 2017; Erik van Lieshout: The Show Must Ego On, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2016; Commission, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2012; Erik makes Happy, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, 2011; How Can I Help You, Hayward Gallery, London, 2011; Im Netz, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 2009; Homeland Security, Projekt am Museumsplatz, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2007 and Guantánamo Baywatch, Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2007. Recent group exhibitions include Ammodo Tiger Short Competition, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, Stedelijk Base, video works from the collection with Michael Smith, Grayson Perry, Liza May Post, Erik van Lieshout and General Idea, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2020; Because I Live Here, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2018; Unfinished Conversations, MoMA, New York 2017; Forming in the pupil of an eye, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, Kerala 2016, Manifesta 10, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Kasper König, St. Petersburg, 2014 and The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2013.