Born 1968, Deurne, The Netherlands.
Lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Selected Press

The Guardian, Erik van Lieshout: the artist trying to reach his friend who can’t speak after a stroke - review, Adrian Searle, 18 January 2022
Arterritory.com
, What artists are doing now. Dutch artist Erik van Lieshout in Rotterdam, 7 May 2020
Frieze, Erik van Lieshout’s New Film Tells a Tale of Money and Morality, Kito Nedo, 11 November 2019
Frieze
, Erik van Lieshout, South London Gallery, UK, Tom Morton, 15 May 2017
Art Review
, Erik van Lieshout, Dominic van den Boogerd, 2016

Education

1992

Ateliers ‘63, Haarlem

1990

Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, 's-Hertogenbosch

Awards

2018

Dr A. H. Heineken Prize for Art

2017

Main Award from Kunststiftung Ingvild and Stephan Goetz, together with Julian Rosefeldt (Manifesto) at Kino der Kunst for Die Insel, Munich

2016

Theo Wolvencampprijs (Jury: Chris Dercon, Anna Tilroe, Hendrik Driessen, Rudi Fuchs)

2013

Tiger Award Short Films at International Film Festival Rotterdam for Janus

2006

Dolf Henkes Prijs

1999

2nd Prize Prix de Rome

1996

Wim Izaaks Prijs

Solo Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

2022

René Daniëls, Maureen Paley, London

2021

Art Basel Art Blasé, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
René Daniëls, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands
Two Studies on René Daniëls, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany

2019

The Beer Promoter, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Beer, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

2018

Freddy’s, The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017

Three Social Works, South London Gallery, London, UK
Sündenbock (Scapegoat), Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
G.O.A.T., Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016

Erik van Lieshout: The Show Must Ego On, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (C)
DOG, TENT Rotterdam, Pauluskerk, Rotterdam, NL

2015

After the Riot II, Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
I am in heaven, Anton Kern, New York USA

2014

Private View, Maureen Paley, London.

2013

Delegierte Performance for WWTBD, Marien Jongewaard at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

2012

JANUS, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
JANUS, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam.
Ministry of Subculture, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Commision, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

2011

Erik makes Happy, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, (C)
How Can I Help You, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London
English Lesson, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp

2010

Echter Luxus, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
The Shop, Zuidplein, Rotterdam
Erik van Lieshout: Les Bestos: Postward Erections in Focus, Hayward Gallery, London
Rotterdam, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp

2009

keine Kohle kein Holz, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (C)
The Assistant, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève
Im Netz, Ludwig Museum, Cologne
Spot on, Rotterdam-Rostock, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, DE
Sex is Sentimental, Maccarone, New York

2007

I’m so scared of America, (with Kelley Walker), De Hallen, Haarlem
Gaza Surfers, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
Peepshow, Project for Wrong Gallery, Tate Modern, London

Homeland Security, Projekt am Museumsplatz, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (cat.)
Galeria s.a.l.e.s., Rome, IT
Mass MoCA, North Adams-Massachusetts
Kunsthaus Hollywood, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich (C)
Guantánamo Baywatch, Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum-UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

2006

Nouveau Riche, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
This can’t go on (Stay with me), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, (C)
Galerie Arndt & Partner, (with Douglas Kolk), Berlin

2005

I am afraid to tell you, but…, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
Presentation of 5 films, Prospectif Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Don’t live with him, but give to him, Man in the Holocene, London, (C)

2004

See Now we are connected, Institut Nederlandais, Paris, (C)
Tessa, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

2003

Therapy, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
Klebeplastik, Fiebach-Minninger Galerie, Cologne

2002

Naughty by Nature, not because I hate you, Groninger Museum, Groningen, (C)
Bin Shopping, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp

2001

Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam

2000

High, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp

1999

Aktionsforum Praterinsel Laboratorium, Munich
Selbstenzünderer, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp Altes Rathaus, Schwerin

1998

Singing Apart Together, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Mit Heizung, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp

1997

Excedra, (with David Bade), Hilversum

1996

Galerie Sabine Wachters, Brussels
RTL 12+, Galerie Tanya Rumpff (with Charlotte Schleiffert), Haarlem

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

Blindenzimmer, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Triennale Arcadia, Parklandschap, Oranjewoud, Friesland, Netherlands

2021

Showroom, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Democracy today – Problems of Representation, KINDL - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Tales of Manhattan, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Roaring Twenties, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands

2020

Old Technology, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Time for Outrage! Art in Times of Social Anger, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Sgabello Collection: In Search of the Miraculous, Project Space On The Inside, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2019

A Passion for Drawing. The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou Paris, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Because I Live Here, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
CHAPTER 1NE: Edson Sabajo & Guillaume Schmidt ‘Can’t be greedy… You gotta take some, and leave some’, Het HEM Zaandam, Netherlands

2018

Ich bin ein Riss, ich will durch Wände gehen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Weil Ich Nun Mal Hier Lebe (Because I Live Here),Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Recent Acquisitions on Display
, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Line Up: The Power of Drawing, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
True Luxury
, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Germany is Not an Island, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
Bad News
, Wiesbaden Biennale, Wiesbaden, Germany
Manifestations, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
30 jaar Heinekenprijs voor de Kunst
, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2017

Beautiful Distress, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Revolution in red-yellow-blue: Gerrit Rietveld And Contemporary Art, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Bye Bye de Stijl, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Radicale Sociale Animale Talen, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Mentally Yellow. High Noon, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
LOOK! New Acquisitions, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Unfinished conversations: New work from the collection, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, New York, USA
Kino der Kunst 2017, Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, UK
Graphic Witness, Drawing Room, London, UK
ICON, Galerie Krinzinger

2016

Implosion 20, Anton Kern, New York, USA
Kochi–Muziris Biennale 2016, Kerala, India
THE REPETITION OF THE GOOD. THE REPETITION OF THE BAD, New Synagogue Berlin Centrum Judaicum Foundation, Berlin
Emscherkunst 2016, Essen, Germany

2015

Drawing | The Bottom Line, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
‘Duh? Art & Stupidity’, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK
Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Celebrate Life!, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria
The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Drawing Now: 2015, Albertina Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Old Intersections-Make it New III, 5th Thessaloniki Bienniale, curated by Katerina Gregros, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Meisterzeichnungen – 100 Jahre Grafische Sammlung, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Germany

2014

Another, Once Again, Many Times More, Martos, New York, USA
Nouvelle Génération, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Stupidious, South London Gallery, London
Playtime: 4th edition of the Ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d’art contemporain, Rennes, France
Do it Moscow, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture GCCC, Moscow,
Einblicke in die Sammlung Wemhöner, Sammlung Wemhöner, Berlin
Superficial Hygiene, De Hallen, Haarlem
A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…, Landshuter Strasse 49, Mainburg, Germany
The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Manifesta 10, The European Biennal of Contemporary Art, curated by Kasper König, St. Petersburg
Un Histoire, Art, architecture et design, des annes 80 á aujourd’hui, Centre Georges Pompidou, Beaubourg

2013

Sluizen-Between Two Poles, Moscow Biennale, Planetarium, Moscow
Kanaalwerken, Gemeentemuseum, Helmond
Ruhe-Störung, Marta Herford, Herford
Ik hou van Holland. Nederlandse kunst na 1945, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Ghost in the system – scenarios for resistance, 5.Moscow Biennale, NCCA, Moscow
Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
If you will it, it is not a dream, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Territory, AVL-Mundo, Rotterdam
1.pers.sing. – the artist’s body between self portrait and performance -, b-05, Montabaur
The Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Arsenale, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
Nieuwe Aanwinsten, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Rineke Dijkstra. The Krazy House, MMK Frankfurt
Do it, MU, Eindhoven
Reckless Head, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, US
Modern Housekeeping, Cinema Zuid, Eye, Amsterdam
International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2013, Tiger Award Short for Janus
Testing (Re)Production, Museum Sztuki, Lódz

2012

Point de Vue, Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch
Edition Bewegte Bilder, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Parelen, De Lakenhal, Leiden
The New Public, Museion, Bolzano curator Rein Wolfs
The Living Years, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Manifesta 9, Genk, Limburg, Belgium
TRACK, SMAK, Ghent (C)
Insight-Outsight II, Städtische Galerie im Park, Viersen
Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo
La La Human Steps, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam

2011

Melanchtopia, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Out of Storage, Collection Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Marres/Maastricht
Beziehungsarbeit – Kunst und Institution, Künstlerhaus k/haus, Vienna
Commercial Break, Garage Projects, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice
Fountain Show, una mostra di fontane d’artista, dispari&dispari project, Reggio Emilia

2010

Collector’s Items No.2. High Drama: Works from the Collection of Hugo & Carla Brown,
The Dutch Cultural Pop-Up Space, London
TRUST, The 6th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art, Seoul, (C)
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LONELY AT THE TOP: Modern Dialect. Contemporary artists look at the work of Renaat Braem, MHKA; NOVA, Antwerp
Contemporary Magic, The National Arts Club, New York
Dessins contemporains / Collection Florence et Daniel GUERLAIN, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie de Besançon, Besançon
Morality ACT VII: Of Facts and Fables, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Aktualität eines Mediums. Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Hey, We’re Closed!, Hayward Gallery, London
Morality ACT V: Power Alone, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Fröhliche Gesellscahft, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart
Morality Act III: And the moral of the story is…, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Shanghai World Expo, Dutch Pavillion, Shanghai
Insight – Outsight, fpm-collection, Viersen

2009

A Secret Understanding, Forma, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin John Bock, Erik van Lieshout, Manfred Pernice, Raymond Pettibon, Keith Tyson, fpmcollection, Berlin Double Dutch, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill vanLieshoutvanLieshout, Kunsthal KAde, Amersfort Zij kwamen uit Deurne, Museum de Wieger, Deurne ”T” Quelques possibilities de texts, centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva May & June, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerpen Puberty 4 AM, Store Gallery, London

2008

Home Alone, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
6th Busan Biennale, Busan
After Nature, New Museum, New York
Pretty Ugly, Maccarone, New York
Institutional and Poetical Violence, Museu Serralves, Porto

2007

A Secret Understanding, Forma, ICA, London
If I can’t dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, MUHKA, Antwerp
Installation of UP! at Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (C)
Size Matters: XXL, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill
Nederclips, Stedelijk Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)

Hamsterwheel, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice
Chocolates, Ojo Atómico, Madrid
Memorial to the Iraq War, Institut for Contemporary Arts, London
Between 2 deaths, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
Temporarily Disconnected, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson
Modelle für Morgen: Köln, European Kunsthalle, Cologne

2006

Chocolates, Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City (C)
Le Printemps de Septembre- à Tolouse, Festival de création contemporaine, Toulouse (C)
6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (C)
Public Image, painting in the city, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg
Cooling out, zur Paradoxie des Feminismus, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel
Gimme Shelter - or I’m gonna fade away, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
SCHADENFREUDE, The Artists Cinema, LUX Touring Project, FACT, Liverpool; Arnolfini, Bristol;
Centre for Contemporary
Arts, Glasgow; Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Phoenix
Short Film Festival, Impakt, Utrecht
Do the right bling, Stedelijk Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, MB 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin (C)
Nederland 1, Museum Gouda, Gouda
Satellite of Love, TENT; Witte de With, Rotterdam

2005

e-flux video rental, Portikus, Frankfurt
M.
Respect! Forms of community/Formes de cohabitation, Musée Dar Si Saïd & the Palais el-Badi, Marrakesch, (C)
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SCHADENFREUDE, film program by Tirdad Zolghadr, Frieze Art Fair, London
Pursuit of Happiness, Bureau Beyond, Leidsche Rijn Utrecht, (C).
Jan De Cock, Pieterjan Ginckels, Manfred Pernice, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik Van Lieshout, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerpen
Populism, CAC Vilnius; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, (C).
7th Sjarjah Biennial, Sjarjah

2004

Premio del Golfo, Biennale Europea Arti Visive, La Spezia, (C).
Wim Izaksprijs laureates, Museum Dordrecht, Dordrecht
Habitat, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Ethnic Marketing, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, (C).
Trailer, Man In The Holocene, London
Funky Lessons, BüroFriedrich, Berlin; BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, (C).
Tracer, Witte De With, Rotterdam, (C).
We are the world, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; De strip, Vlaardingen
Quicksand, De Appel, Amsterdam, (C).

2003

Travelling: Towards the border, Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (cat.)
Ian Kiaer, Jonathan Pylpichuk, Erik Van Lieshout, Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Not Now!, Kunstraum B2, Leipzig
BüroFriedrich at Frieze Art Fair (with Monica Bonvicini), London
Accessoiremaximalismus, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, (C).
We are the world (with Jeanne Van Heeswijk, Meschac Gaba, Alicia Framis, Carlos Amorales), Dutch Pavilion, 5th Venice Biennale, (C).

2002

Urban Tension, Museum in Progress, billboard project, New Opera, Vienna
Do it, webproject on e-flux curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, (C).
Private views, Fiebach-Minninger Galerie, Cologne
Politically Correct? Dutch!, Galerie Krinzinger, Salzburg & Vienna, (C).

2001

Stroomversnelling, Groninger Museum, Groningen
Wolfgang Plöger – Erik Van Lieshout, CIAP, Hasselt
Pussy Forever, Christa Burger Galerie, Munich
Zero Gravity, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Carbar, Lowlands, Biddinghuizen
April is the cruelest month, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
A very fancy fair, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht
Nieuwe aanwinsten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2000

Pleidooi voor intuïtie, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Les 33, nightly art bar with Jeroen Jongeleen and Marc Bijl, Rotterdam
Galerie Christa Burger, Munich
Buren, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
BüroFriedrich, Berlin
Paintballs (with Bill Beckenbridge), Buro Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden
Hey, International Competition Style…, TENT, Rotterdam
Exorcism, aesthetic terrorism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Het paard van Troje, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

1999

Prix de Rome: Four artists of the Prix de Rome (painting): Charlotte Schleiffert, Erik Van Lieshout,
Gé Karel van de Sterren en Gijs Frieling, Arti et Amicitea, Amsterdam, (C)
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Franky DC, Walter Swennen, Niels Donckers, Elske Neus, Erik van Lieshout, Sven ’t Jolle, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
groupshow, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
After the Riot, Marres – Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
After the Riot: snowflake office (with Annette Weisser/Ingo Vetter), Galerie Ursula Walteröl, Düsseldorf
Snowflake Office, Naftaly Green Gallery, New York
Schildersverdriet, De Vleeshal, Middelburg
Gladijs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1998

The Centre Holds, Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne
Fonds voor Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst Amsterdam
Mit Heizung, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

1997

Einde eeuw, Tableau vivant, Pulchri Studio, The Hague
Oosterhof/Donia exhibitions, Rotterdam

1996

66th International Biennial of Cairo, Cairo
Pump the Cherry, Galerie Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Ver na Vermeer, De Beyerd, Breda

1995

Stroomopwaarts, HAL, Rotterdam

1994

De Ateliers 1985-1993, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
Couplet 2, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Galerie Sabine Wachters (with Charlotte Schleiffert & David Bade), Brussels
WATT, Witte de With, Rotterdam

1993

De kracht van Heden, Loods 6, Amsterdam

Solo Publications

2018

Sündenbock / Scapegoat Kunstverein Hannover, Koenig Books, 2018

2016

The Show Must Ego On, WIELS & Koenig Books

2014

Rotterdam Zuid: Home South, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2011

Kunst Krise Ivens Rietveld, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany

2006

This Can’t Go On (Stay with Me), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Kunsthaus Zurich; Städtische Galerie Im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Screenings

2019

FULL MOON, FC Hyena, Amsterdam, NL

2017

WORK, KRAFTAdoc Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

2015

Politics without Poetics: Erik Van Lieshout and Amalia Ulman, Nicc België, Brussels, Belgium
Work, IFFR, Rotterdam, NL

2014

The Basement, Amsterdam Art Weekend (screening at IDFA/EYE), Amsterdam, NL

2013

Erik van Lieshout and Daria Martin, Maureen Paley

Talks and Events

2022

René Daniëls - Between presence and painting, Keynote, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands, 3 June 2022.

2017

A night with Erik van Lieshout, De Balie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14 November 2017.

Selected Bibliography

(C) denotes catalogue

2022

Searle, Adrian, Erik van Lieshout: the artist trying to reach his friend who can’t speak after a stroke – review, theguardian.com, 18 January 2022
–––, Annet Gelink Gallery opens the group show 'Blindenzimmer', artdaily.com, 17 January 2022

2021

Grenier, Elizabeth, 30 years of Angela Merkel portraits, Arts, dw.com, 12 November 2021
Koelbl, Herlinde, Herlinde Koelbl. Angela Merkel, Taschen, 19 November 2021
Gerlis, Melanie, Noah Horowitz: Digital is here to stay, Financial times, 12 June 2021
Ed. Mühlemann Hartl, Kaspar, Herrmann, Alois, museum in progress, museum in progress. Art in public spaces and in media - IN ONE END & OUT THE OTHER [ & THEN AGAIN ], Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Köln, 2021, pp. 57 - 58.

2020

Peitz, Linda; Peters-Messer, Florian, Time for Outrage! Art in Times of Social Anger!, Distanz, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, December 2020, pp. 38 - 39
–––, What artists are doing now. Dutch artist Erik van Lieshout in Rotterdam, arterritory.com, 7 May 2020

2019

Nedo, Kito, Erik van Lieshout’s New Film Tells a Tale of Money and Morality, frieze.com, 11 November 2019

2018

Sündenbock / Scapegoat Kunstverein Hannover, Koenig Books, 2018
–––, Stedelijk Museum to host “True Luxury”, Blouin ArtInfo. 16 July 2018

2017

Briegleb, Till, Der Horror-Clown, sueddeutsche.de, 4 October 2017
Jones, Jonathan, Five of the best exhibtions, theguardian.com, 14 April 2017
Luke, Ben, Erik van Lieshout, exhibition review: Walk on the wild side with this artist with a mission, standard.co.uk, 6 April 2017
McConnell, Ned, 5 things to do in London, artworkslondon.com, 6 April 2017
Morton, Elise, Get to know the famous felines of the Hermitage in London, calvertjournal.com, 2 May 2017
Morton, Tom, Erik van Lieshout, South London Gallery, UK, Frieze, September 2017
Morton, Tom, Erik van Lieshout, South London Gallery, UK, frieze.com, 15 May 2017
–––, Art Weekly, theguardian.com, 7 April 2017
–––, Editor’s Picks, Guardian Guide, 8 April 2017
–––, The week’s top exhibitions, a-n.co.uk, 10 April 2017

2016

Erik van Lieshout. The Show Must Ego On, featuring texts by Adrian Searle, Fucking Good Art and Zoë Gray, Wiels and Koenig Books, Brussels, 2016 (C)
Griffin, Jonathan, , Erik van Lieshout , On Fire, 2016, pp. 50-55.
Booger, van den Dominic, Erik van Lieshout, ArtReview, April 2016, p. 102.

2015

O’Brien, Sophie, Erik van Lieshout, New York, at Anton Kern, artinamericamagazine.com, 13 May 2015
Ramos, Filipa, Erik van Lieshout: ‘The Basement’, vdrome.org, 15 July 2015.
SFAQ PICKS, After the Riot II, Erik van Lieshout at Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, sfaq.us, 26 June 2015
Goodeve Thyrza Nichols, Erik Van Lieshout’s I Am in Heaven, Art Agenda, February 2017
Paul Laster, Erik Van Lieshout, I am in Heaven, Time Out New York, February 2015, pp. 12-15

2014

Erik van Lieshout: Rotterdam Zuid – Home, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art Rotterdam, 2014. (C)
Borcherdt, Gesine, Manifesta 10, Art Review, September 2014, pp.192-193
Diaconov, Valentin and Reichert, Kolja, Manifesta 10, Frieze d/e, September- November 2014, pp126-129
Searle, Adrian, The art world takes on Russia’s regressive LGBT laws at Manifesta 10, guardian.com/uk, 30 June 2014
Maureen Paley: Erik van Lieshout, Mousse, January – March 2014, p. 256.
Pick of the Week: Erik van Lieshout, The Guardian Guide, 1 – 7 February 2014, p. 36.
Pick of the Week: Erik van Lieshout, The Guardian Guide, 8 – 14 February 2014, p. 26.
Williams, Gilda, Reviews: Erik van Lieshout, Artforum, April 2014, p. 270

2012

Kellaway, Brooke, Homeland Security: Erik van Lieshout Searches for the Iraq War, Walker Magazine, 12 October 2012

2011

Eric Van Lieshout, Kunst Krise Ivens Rietveld, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, 2011. (C)
Pallister. James, Erik van Lieshout at the Hayward Gallery, architectsjournal.co.uk, 20 January 2011
Searle, Adrian, The Ali G of Art, The Guardian, 11 January 2011
Sherwin, Skye, This week’s new exhibitions – Erik Van Lieshout, London, The Guardian, 8 January 2011
Morton, Tom: I should make artworks for my friends, an interview with Erik van Lieshout, haywardprojectspace.blogspot.co.uk, January 2011

2009

Scrimgeour, Alexander, Erik Van Lieshout, Maccarone inc. Artforum International, April 2009, pp.185-186
Johnson, Ken, Erik van Lieshout, Sex is Sentimental, The New York Times, 5 February 2009

2008

What Does It Mean to Make Art During Wartime, Modern Painters, April 2008, p. 67 Loock, Ulrich, Erik van Lieshout – Willem de Rooij (conversation), exh. cat., Violência Institucional e Poética/Institutional and Poetic Violence, Fundação de Serralves e/ and Civilização Editora, Porto, 2008, pp. 128-181

2007

Pearson, Tony, Hell is Other People, Erik van Lieshout’s Agony of Communication, Modern Painters, November 2007, pp. 84-88
Hooper, Rachel, Lessons in buffoonery and bravado: Erik van Lieshout”, exh. cat., Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007, pp 212-217
Blumenstein, Ellen & Felix Ensslin (eds) Erik van Lieshout, exh. cat. Between two deaths, Zwischen zwei toden, Karlsruhe, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, pp.192-193 & pp. 283-284,
Zolghadr, Tirdad, Tough Love, Feminism and its Thresholds, Frieze, London, March 2007 p. 33

2006

Rein Wolfs and Mirjam Varadinis, Erik van Lieshout—This Can’t go on (Stay With Me), ed. Erik van Lieshout, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Kunsthaus Zurich; Stadtische Galerie Im Lenbachhaus, Munich, JRP Ringier, 2006. (C)
Morton, Tom, At Your Service, Erik van Lieshout—This Can’t go on (Stay With Me), ed. Erik van Lieshout, exh. cat. Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, 2006.
Lüttiken, Sven, et al. Video Shacks, A Prior Magazine #12. Brussels, 2006, p. 6–9
Morton, Tom: Isaac and Ishmael, A Prior Magazine # 12, Brussels, 2006, p. 70–77
Eggel, Caroline: “UP!,” A Prior Magazine # 12, Brussels, 2006, p. 94–98
Rebellion: Julie Becker & Erik van Lieshout, ed. The Wrong Gallery, exh. cat. The Wrong Gallery New York. The Wrong Times no. 3 New York, October 2006

2005

Heiser, Jörg: Erik van Lieshout, Funky lessons, exh. cat., Revolver Verlag, Frankfurt a. M., p. 62–64
Cattelan, Maurizio and Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subotnick: El Topo: Cinque domande a Erik van Lieshout, Domus, Milan, February 2005, p.137–138 2004
Van Lieshout Erik, See? Now we are connected, IDEA Books, Amsterdam, 2004
Eichler, Dominic, O brother, where art thou?, Frieze # 81, London, March, p. 76–79

2002

Barbera van Kooij, Patty Wageman (eds), Naughty By Nature, Not because I hate you, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, 2002