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.

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.



  • 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 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs, The Netherlands
    Epos Drawing Price, The Netherlands
  • 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  

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2023Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
    Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (solo)
    LAM museum Lisse, NL
    Museum Jan Cunen, NL
    Paviljoen Welgelegen, Collectie Gelderland, NL
    MMKA Arnhem, NL
    Campis podium hedendaagse kunst, NL
    Escher Museum, NL
  • 2022 Borusan contemporary, Istanbul
    Rosenfeld gallery London (solo)
    Zeppelin University, Apokalypse und Weltrettung, (Germany)
  • 2021 Artisima (solo)
    Eduardo Secci gallery, Italy (solo)
    Praz Delevallade, Paris (solo)
    Het Hem Museum, The Netherlands (solo)

  • 2020 Praz Delevallade, Paris (solo)
    Eduardo Secci gallery, Italy (solo)
    Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London (solo)
    Het Hem Museum, The Netherlands (solo)
    Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
    ZonaMaco, Mexico-City, MEX
    Art Roterdam, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2019 Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, Italy (solo)
    Museum het Hem, The Netherlands
    Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (solo)
    Rijksmuseum Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2018 Domaine the Kerguéhennec, France (solo)
    Rosenfeld Porcini, London
    SIHH Hermès, Geneva (solo)
    Fotogallerie, Wien, Austria
    AD Intérieurs, France
    Galerie im Österreichischen Kulterforum, Berlin
  • 2017 Club Silencio by David Lynch, Paris
    Museum More, The Netherlands
    Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, The Netherlands
    La Galerie particuliere, Paris (Solo)
    Gallery Eduardo Secci, Florence
    The Armory Show, New York (Solo)
    Momentum Bienal, Norway
    Museum Kranenburgh, The Netherlands
  • 2016 Galerie Ron Mandos, The Netherlands
    Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 2015 Marres House of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands
    Rijksmuseum Twente, The Netherlands
    Museum de Fundatie, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Drawing Centre Diepenheim, the Netherlands
    Mondriaan House, the Netherlands
    Maison & Objet, France
    La galerie particulière, Paris, France
    Loop Fair Barcelona, Spain
  • 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 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 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
  • 2009 Noord Brabants Museum, 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

Publications (Newspapers)

The New York Times, United States
The Financial Times, United States
Huffington Post, Unites States & United Kingdom


De Volkskrant, Newspaper, the Netherlands
NRC, Newspaper, the Netherlands
Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany
Le Monde, France

Publications (Magazines)

British Journal of Photography, United Kingdom
Arte Al Límite, Magazine, Spain
H-art, Belgium
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, New York, United States
Interview, New York, United States Livraison, Magazine, Sweden
Courrier International, Magazine, France
Domus International, Magazine, Italy