Biography

Lieven Hendriks takes everyday subjects in which the human touch is visible as a starting point for his work. For example, he paints nails in walls, stars and vases cut out of paper, and finger drawings on foggy windows. By using trompe l’oeil effects, his flat canvases appear as loosely stretched linens, deceiving the eyes of the viewer. In his work, Lieven Hendriks, plays a game with the nature of observation. His paintings anticipate how we look at art, how we focus our attention, and how this process is affected by surrounding circumstances. In this way, his work touches directly on the essence of painting and the value attached to it.

Creating hyperreal illusions requires mastery of one’s technique. When seeking to deceive his audience, Hendriks pulls out all the stops to make his work absolutely lifelike. Nothing is allowed to interfere with the illusion. For the artist, painting amounts first and foremost to a conscious demonstration of the highest professional skill. He uses his technical virtuosity to make the viewer think about the way we are used to look at paintings. Although his images seem to be crystal clear at first, they actually make us doubt through their ambiguity.

Lieven Hendriks (1970) studied at the HKU in Utrecht and was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. His work is part of many renowned international collections, including Museum Voorlinden, ESMoA Los Angeles, and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

www.lievenhendriks.com

CV

Education

  • 1994 – 1996 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1991 – 1994 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, The Netherlands

Solo and Duo Exhibitions

  • 2019 Modern Pictures for Modern Rooms, Lieven Hendriks en Thomas Trum, Billytown, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Cutting Corners, Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • 2018 Hearsay, gallery Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lieven Hendriks and Koen Taselaar, gallery Rianne Groen, Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Lieven Hendriks, Francis Boeske Projects, Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • 2016 Living Giving, with Jaap Kroneman, Biënnale Gelderland, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Daybreak, Galleri Flach, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lieven Hendriks / Daniel Schubert, Galerie Boeske & Hofland, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2015 Pages 1, Lieven Hendriks & Jaap Kroneman, Omstand Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Silver Lining, Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lieven Hendriks Francis Boeske Projects Amsterdam Art fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    120 minutes, Cutbacks, project by Frank Koolen and Lieven Segers, Art Bussels, Belgium
  • 2014 lime green and tangerine, Gallery Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2012 Solo Projects, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Basel, Switzerland
    Ikebana Flush, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2011 Big Moon, Sunny Spells and White Starlets, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem (cat.), The Netherlands
    Lieven Hendriks & Hidenori Mitsue, Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
    Lieven Hendriks, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2010 Sunny Spells, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2008 Cold reading, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2007 Landing Soon #1, Heden, Den Haag (cat.), The Netherlands
    Tourist Trophy, Lieven Hendriks & Frank Koolen, Gallery Ruang Mes 56, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (cat.)
  • 2006 Starlet, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam (cat.), The Netherlands
  • 2005 Attitudes 5, Lieven Hendriks & Machiel van Soest, Museum Stadsgalerij (Schunck) (cat.), Heerlen, The Netherlands
    Holidays in the Sun,Van Hoek en Hendriks, Gallery Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Art Cologne, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Cologne, Germany
  • 2004 New Horizons, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2003 Nicht Kippen, Lieven Hendriks & Frank Koolen, Peninsula, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 2002 Lieven Hendriks, Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2001 Zie onder canapé, Villa de Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 1999 Bounty eiland, Stichting de Archipel, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
    Lieven Hendriks, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lieven Hendriks, Rosemin Hendriks en Marten Hendriks, Gallery Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • 1998 Lieven Hendriks en objecten, De Gele Rijder, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Lieven Hendriks, Luxus, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Lieven Hendriks en Jaap Kroneman, De Academiegalerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Collections (selection)

Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Dordrechts Museum Museum

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Stadsgalerij / Schunck* Heerlen
ESMOA, El Segundo Museum of Art, Brian Sweeney Collection, Los Angeles, USA
Fine Art Collectie de Groen, Arnhem
AKZO Nobel
Rabobank Art Collection
De Nederlandsche Bank Art Collection
AMC Art Collection
UMC Art Collection
Provincie Gelderland art collection
The Council of Skåne, Sweden
Collection NUA, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan

Private collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, UK, Mexico, Peru, Colombia

Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs

  • 2019 Pick Me, We like art! Collectie de Groen, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Heden in Huis, met oa. Hans Wilschut, Sigrid Calon, Marlene Dumas, Berend Strik en Elspeth Diederikx, Heden, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Duckumenta, met oa. Caz Egelie, Florian en Michael Quistrebert, Hester Oerlemans, Lily van der Stokker, Omstand, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    On Canvas, Gallery Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany We Like Art, Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Der Rausch, Arti et Amicitiae, curator Frank Koolen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Stuff Matters, Jessica Stockholder Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Art Rotterdam, gallery Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Art Rotterdam, We Like Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2018 Verlicht, with Gabriel Lester, Evi Vingerling, Museum Ijsselstein, IJsselstein, The Netherlands Family Portrait, Provinciehuis Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Say No More, TRUST, Collectie de Groen, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Heden in Huis, met o.a. Vivianne Sassen, Heden, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    The eye is the centre/magnify me, De Ketelfactory, Schiedam, The Netherlands
    Our House, gallery Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Phantom Limb, Fries Museum, with Saskia Olde Wolbers en Thomas Huber, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
    Eenheid in verscheidenheid, Gallery Wit, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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  • 2017 A tasteful journey; The Ron Klein Breteler collection, Pulchri, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Secret Postcard Sale, We Like Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Collectie De Groen, private collection, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    På annan plats, Konstmuseum Ystad, Sweden
    Centraal Museum aankopen, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Hotel Project, Gallery Flach,Upsalla, Sweden
    20+1 Gallery Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
    Regenerate #2, Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands
    Editions and multiples, We like Art, Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Paint it soft, Museum Schunk, Heerlen, The Netherlands
  • 2016 Xmas Xhibition, Rozenstraat 59 (vml. SMBA) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Vanitas, werken uit de collectie Heden, Heden Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Untitled, Miami Beach, gallery Michael Sturm, Miami Beach, USA
    Fibonacci Sequence, Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Elite Hotel, Gallery Flach, Stockholm, Sweden
    PArC 2016, gallery Michael Sturm, Lima, Peru Bermuda Affairs, Lieven Hendriks, Jaap Kroneman, Frank Koolen, Studio Omstand, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Lust for life, painting today, We like art, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    ArtLima, gallery Michael Sturm, Lima, Peru
    Zona Maco, gallery Michael Sturm, Mexico City, Mexico
    Solid Ground, Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2015 ARTBO, gallery Michael Sturm, Bogota, Colombia Art bodensee, gallery Michael Sturm,Dornbirn, Austria
    Recente aankopen Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Schau doch mal rein!, gallery Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
    Zona Maco, gallery Michael Sturm, Mexico City, Mexico Family matters, Pulchri mesdagzaal, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Provincie Gelderland aankopen 2013-2014, Huis der Provinciën, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Endings are also new beginnings, Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Reload, Biënnale Gelderland, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    We Like Art, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Raw Rotterdam, Heden, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Art Rotterdam, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Silence, El Segundo Museum of Art, Sweeney Collection, El Segundo, Los Angeles, USA
    There is no I, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2013 Multiple show, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Homerun, projectspace Circa..dit, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Rob Scholte Museum, Den Helder, The Netherlands
    Cash For Gold, Circa..dit, Arnhem, with Rob Scholte, Frank Koolen, curator Lieven Hendriks
    Loose Ends, projectspace Circa..dit, Arnhem with Barend van Hoek, Koen Taselaar en Fred Bervoets, curator Lieven Hendriks
    Drawing Straws, projectspace Circa..dit, Arnhem, with Dimitar Genchev, Robin Meijer, Mitchel Breed and Ruben Kragt, curator Lieven Hendriks
    The great Escape, Willem Baars Projects, Amsterdam, with Vaast Colson, Guillaume Bijl, Gert Robijns en Kristof van Gestel, curator Frank Koolen
  • 2012 Art Bodensee, gallery Michael Sturm, Dornbin, Austria
    Voor altijd de jouwe, Shunck collection, Heerlen, The Netherlands
    Made Rhythm, gallery Kers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Re; Rotterdam, PRESENTeert Conversation Pieces, Academiegalerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Art Karlsruhe, gallery Michael Sturm, Karlsruhe, Germany
    The Multiple Show 2, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2011 The Multiple Show, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    What’s Up, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht (cat.), The Netherlands
    Sie Sind Hier II, gallery Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
    Il Vento del Nord, L’assocciazone Culturale ALMA, Galleria di Pontremoli, curator Peer Veneman
    Introducing part II, villa flugel, Bad Homburg, Germany
    Collection SCHUNCK*, Raadhuis Heerlen, The Netherlands
    Poisson d’Avril, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam with Susan Collis, Marijn van Kreij, Leon Vranken, Gavin Turk, Fischli & Weiss en Andrew Grassie, curated by Hans Gieles and Lieven Hendriks
    Electricity, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, with Lieven Hendriks, Paul Drissen, Marcel Berlanger, Dino Ruissen and Simon Hemmer
  • 2010 We Like 6%, New Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Wim Izaks prijs, Tricot, Winterswijk, The Netherlands
    Wim Izaks prijs, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
    Solo projects, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Basel, Switzerland
    Mainly on canvas, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Zien wat er is, schilderijen uit de SCHUNCK* collectie, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, The Netherlands
  • 2009 The Multiple show, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lucky Trapezium, Rossi Contemporary, Brussel, Belgium
    My Painting. Nu, Lokaal 01 Breda, The Netherlands
  • 2008 Ideas in paint(ing), CCH, Hasselt, Belgium
    Het huis de kamers II, 7×11, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Landing soon, Erasmushuis, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Het huis, de kamers, K13, Velp, The Netherlands
  • 2007 Art Cologne, Palma de Mallorca, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Mallorca, Spain
    Heel Erg Mooi, Academiegalerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Kunstrai, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Art Cologne, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Cologne, Germany
    Landing Soon #1, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Dreamland, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, The Netherlands
    Dreamland, gallery Gist, Brummen, The Netherlands
  • 2006 Artforum, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 Art Cologne, galerie VOUS ETES ICI, Cologne, Germany
    Kunstrai, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2004 Barend van Hoek nodigt uit, gallery Husstege, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
    Art Cologne, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Cologne, Germany
    F ALS E, De academiegalerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Kunstrai Amsterdam, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Carpet, Artsniper, Arnhem curated by Jaap Kroneman en Wilma Sommers
  • 2003 The unslept house, Het Hooghuis, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Suite Voices #5, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Art Brussels, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Brussels, Belgium
    Expo 2004, Lieven Hendriks en Barend van Hoek, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    De inhuizing, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen, The Netherlands
  • 2002 Mimicry Mommie cries, Janssen en Kooy, Warnsveld, The Netherlands
    Art Brussels, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2001 Mind the gap, Artis, Den Bosch Lieven Hendriks and Jaap Kroneman, Een, Tekeningen, CBKN, Nijmegen, curator Jaap Kroneman
    Tracing my white horse, Consortium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Artforum Berlijn, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 Hotel *****, CBKN, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Extra Room, Academiegalerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    What’s fresh, Artis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
    Een ceder in mijn tuin, Kw14, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
    Een tegoed op de vensterbank, stichting de Archipel, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
    Admiratio, Academiegalerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1999 Nur wasser lässt sich leichter schneiden, Hamburg, Germany, Curator Christiane Mennicke
    Uitgelicht 3, Fonds BKVB, Rai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Kunstvlaai, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Youthquake!, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Schubert en co, Villa de Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Peninsula Wintersalon, Peninsula, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 1998 Aanwinsten 1997, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Bommel van Dam Prijs, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, The Netherlands
    Bommel van Dam Prijs, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium
    Jubilee, Gallery Resy Muijsers, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • 1997 Uitgelicht 2 , Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam Rai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1996 Koninklijke Prijs, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Artists Books & Catalogues

  • 2011 Big Moon, Sunny Spells & White Starlets, catalogue MMKA design Kummer & Herrman, text Dominic van den Boogerd
  • 2007 Landing Soon #1, catalogue Residence Yogyakarta, text Enin Supriyanto
  • 2006 Starlet, catalogue VOUS ETES ICI, text Jan Grosfeld
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  • 2007 Tourist Trophy, Lieven Hendriks & Frank Koolen, MES 56 Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 2005 Holidays in the Sun, Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, text Frank Koolen
  • 2002 New Horizons, paperback, design Jaap Kroneman

Residencies

  • 2018 Sikscreen residency, Plaatsmaken, Arnhem (exhibition)
  • 2011 Nagoya University of Arts (NUA), Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
  • 2006 Landing Soon, Yogjakarta, Indonesia ( cat.)

Curator

  • 2019 Cluster Bubble, with Thomas Trum, Jacco Olivier, Morgan Betz, Koen Taselaar and Peter Schuyff
  • 2014-2019 Ernstig geschikt, Studio Omstand, Arnhem with Rob Groot Zevert
  • 2015 Full Swing, projectspace Cira.. dit, Arnhem with Jaap Kroneman and Marjolein de Groen (cat.)
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  • 2013 Drawing straws, projectspace Cira.. dit, Arnhem
    Cash for gold, projectspace Cira.. dit, Arnhem Loose ends, projectspace Cira.. dit, Arnhem
  • 2011 Poisson d’avril, gallery VOUS ETES ICI Amsterdam,
    Electricity, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam with Dino Ruissen
  • 2010 Lightning Dust, Hidenori Mitsue, gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam

Teaching Experience

  • 2003-now HKU; Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Fine Art
  • 2015-now Member of kernteam HKU, Fine Art
  • 2017 Guest teacher, AKI, Graphic design, full semester, Arnhem
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  • 2015 Guestteacher, AKI, Painting Department, Enschede
  • 2015 External member assessment committee final exam, Frank Mohr painting department, Groningen
  • 2015 Guestteacher Artez, Graphic Design, Arnhem
  • 2014 Guestteacher, AKI, Painting Department, Enschede (lecture)
  • 2011 Guestteacher University of Arts, Nagoya, Japan (lecture)
  • 2010-2011 Guestteacher Staatliche Kunstakademie Der Bildende Kunste Karlsruhe, Duitsland, klasse Prof. Marijke van Warmerdam, Wintersemester
  • 1999-2007 Akademie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, Grafisch Ontwerpen, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Breda
  • 2003-2004 Guestteacher Minerva, Autonome Beeldende Kunst, Groningen