Dirk van Lieshout

visual artist


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CEAC exhibition

Dirk van Lieshout is born in Deurne,the Netherlands 1973 and has been living and showing in different cities around the world. He studied at ‘the Ateliers’ in Amsterdam.

Van Lieshout works with different media such as installation,sculpture,drawing and models.Even at art school he had a preference for constructing temporary accommodation: for material that was ‘still in motion’. The theme – if any comes up at all – is the conditioning of human life. His work often takes place in public spaces. Sometimes his works are ‘instruments’ or tools to understand or learn about the surrounding. His installations are actually experiments, carefully matched to their environment and anticipating group behaviour. Performance is an important element in his work and since 2005 he’s realizing mobile studios around the world. The mobile studio’s shows ideas, thoughts and reflections about the surrounding. Besides his ‘site-specific’ work he makes models in his studio.

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The CEAC art space is located in the heart of Shapowei, the art district of Xiamen.

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Tuesday to Saturday

13:00 - 17:30

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Siming South Road 400, 3rd Floor
Xiamen, 361005, China
Tel. 0086 (0) 592 2180850

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