Bart Lunenburg (1995)
Lives and works in Utrecht, The Netherlands

(+31) 6 21 600 530

Represented by Galerie Caroline O’Breen (Amsterdam, NL) and Ravnikar Gallery Space (Ljubljana, SLO).

Available works: Gallery Viewer

In my multidisciplinary artistic practice, I work with architecture, the memory of buildings, architectural history, and heritage. I mainly work with scale models, which in their turn can lead to the creation of photographs, videos, drawings, and sculptures, often coming together in installations and books.

In my projects, I try to ‘excavate’ the memory of buildings by researching archival materials combined with my own observations and translating these into scale models.

I like to approach a new project by staying in a building or site for a longer period of time. By doing so, I try to listen, study and translate the building’s life, materials, and memory into objects that often come together in multi-disciplinary installations and autonomous objects.

In my work, I combine architectural history and heritage with my own observations and experiences to create new narratives on our fundamental, yet difficult relationship with our built environment. I have a strong interest in the way in which buildings absorb ideas and ideologies, fears and desires, memories and flaws; both those of the architect as well as those of the resident. Therefore, I always try to approach materials, buildings, and cities as if they have a memory of their own.
        Interview on artistic practice, see Kunst is Lang - Mister Motley (in Dutch)

Photo: Wouter le Duc



2013-2017        Photography, Bachelor of Arts, graduated with honours, University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU)      
2016-2018        Art History, University of Amsterdam (UvA)

2017-2018        Bcademie, Rotterdam

My work is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fonds

CV (selection)

Exhibitions (solo)

2023 (upcoming)          Circulations, AMC Brummelkamp Galerie, Amsterdam, NL

2022                                One to seven, grey to red, three to four, tread to thread, Buitenplaats Doornburgh, Maarssen, NL

2022                                The Healer, Kunstroute Care Full - ArtUtrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, NL

2022                                 Ashes | Ashes, R SPACE, Ljubljana, SLO

2020                                This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below, FOTODOK / Casco Art Institute: Working for the                                                               Commons, Utrecht, NL

Exhibitions (group)

2023 (upcoming)          At the farthest edge: Re-building photography, Atelier NŌUA, Bodø, NO 

2023 (upcoming)          De Vishal, Haarlem, NL

2023 (upcoming)          Novo, new, nouveau, now, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, SLO

2022                                Baksteen | Brick, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL

2022                                Art Verona, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Verona, IT

2022                                A line, a grid, a knot, Galerie Caroline O’Breen (w/ Chaïm Dijkstra), Amsterdam, NL

2022                                Athens Photo Festival, Photobook exhibition, Benaki Museum / Pireos 138, Athens, GR

2022                                Art Rotterdam, Galerie Caroline O’Breen, Rotterdam, NL

2022                                Young Collectors Circle Festival, Hazenstraat 18, Amsterdam, NL

2021                                (Un)earth, BPD Cultuurfonds, Burgerweeshuis, (w/ Awoiska van der Molen), Amsterdam, NL
2021                                Open Studio, Het Pompgemaal (w/ Maaike Kramer), Den Helder, NL

2021                                Vice Versa, De Vishal, St. Bavokerk, Haarlem, NL

2021                                (Un)earth, Noorderlicht, (w/ Awoiska van der Molen), Groningen, NL

2021                                Prospects, Art Rotterdam 2021, VanNellefabriek, Rotterdam, NL

2021                                The Crossing of the First Threshold, Batterij aan de Sloterweg, GinDS, Hoofddorp, NL

2020                                Fish and guests smell at three days old, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, NL

2020                                WEEF, Museum Flehite + Mariënhof, Amersfoort, NL

2020                                ENFOLDED/UNFOLDED (w/ Maaike Kramer), Circle Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2020                                UtrechtDownUnder, Oudegracht, Utrecht, NL

2020                                ArtUtrecht, FOTODOK, former Broese Oudegracht, Utrecht, NL

2019                                Tohu wa-Bohu, EXTRAPOOL, Nijmegen, NL

2019                                Kunst op de Koffie, Spijkerkwartier, Arnhem, NL

2019                                Schone Schijn, Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden-Vesting, NL

2019                                A Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Moira, Utrecht, NL

2018                                This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL

2018                                Salon ‘18 Utrecht-Amersfoort, Rietveldpaviljoen, Museum Flehite, Amersfoort, NL

2018                                UNSEEN Photo Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL

2018                                A Short Ride in a Fast Machine - The Window Show, Moira, Utrecht, NL

2018                                On my way to the Galatic Supermarket, need anything?, Garage Rotterdam, NL

2018                                TorenkamerEXPO, VondelCS, Amsterdam, NL

2018                                Creme Fresh - De Belofte 13, Kunstliefde, Utrecht, NL

2018                                Haute Photographie, Fotografiska, Stockholm, SE

2018                                Installations, Gallery Josilda da Conceicao, Amsterdam, NL

2018                                Haute Photographie, LP2, Rotterdam, NL

2018                                Jetzt Schlägt Dreizehn (/w Bcademie), St. Mariastraat 136-138, Rotterdam, NL

2017                                This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL

2017                                Het venster in de kunst, UNSEEN Book Market, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL

2017                                Get them while they’re hot, Leiden, NL

2017                                Arty Party, Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2017                                Oogst, Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, The Hague, NL

2017                                 Graduation Exhibition University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU), NL

2016                                 Teaser #2 Take-Off, Tractieweg, Utrecht, NL

2016                                 Teaser #1 Under Construction, Tractieweg, Utrecht, NL

2016                                 The Rediscovery of Ondiep, UNSEEN Book Market, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam,NL

2015                                 Edited by, KunstWest, Amsterdam, NL

2014                                 Dial M for Media, Academiegalerie, Utrecht, NL


2022                 Buitenplaats Doornburgh, Maarssen, NL

2021                 Pompgemaal (binnenlandatelier Mondriaan Fonds), Den Helder, NL

2021                 GinDS, Batterij aan de Sloterweg, Hoofddorp, NL

2019                 EXTRAPOOL, Nijmegen, NL

2018                 De Torenkamer, VondelCS, Amsterdam, NL

Artist talks

2022                Buitenplaats Doornburgh, One to seven, grey to red, three to four, tread to thread, (conversation with                                       Lieneke Hulshof)

2022                 Kunst is Lang (podcast with Luuk Heezen), Mister Motley, NL

2022                 TU Delft, faculty of architecture, Delft, NL

2022                 ULAY Foundation, Ljubljana, SLO

2021                 Noorderlicht Fotosalon, Groningen, NL

2020                 Architectuurcentrum FASadE, Amesfoort, NL

2019                 Art Meat #9, FOTODOK & Casco Art Institute, Utrecht, NL

2018                 De Donkere Kamer #38, Atelier Neérlandais, Paris, FR

2018                 Garage Café #7, Garage Rotterdam, NL

2017                 De Mus, Torpedotheater, Amsterdam, NL

Prizes / Grants

2022                Mondriaan Fonds Grant International Presentations, solo exhibition, R SPACE, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2021                Stichting Stokroos, project investment Brick Weaving Tapestry, Buitenplaats Doornburgh / Kunsthal KAdE

2021                Mondriaan Fonds, Corona-overbrugging kunstenaar, curator en beschouwer

2021                Foam, Paul Huf Award (nomination)

2020                Grant for Artistic Research, Centraal Museum / Universiteit Utrecht / ZonMW,
                          Prize ‘Artistic research on the remembrance of the COVID-19 crisis’ (winner)

2020                 Mondriaan Fonds Bijdrage Publicaties, NL

2019                 Mondriaan Fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, NL

2019                 Harry Penningsprize, Eindhoven, NL (longlist)

2018                 K.F. Hein Stipendium 2018, K.F. Hein Fonds, Utrecht, NL (nomination)

2018                 Latent Call, Matèria Gallery & D.O.O.R., Rome, IT (nomination)

2018                 K.F. Heinfonds kunstparticipatieproject, Utrecht, NL (nomination)

Artworks in public space

2019                Levende Linies, Public artwork for a tunnel underneath the A12 highroad, near the village of Vechten and                             the Waterliniemuseum Fort bij Vechten.

                          Commisioned by: QKunst, Province of Utrecht

                          AMC Kunstcollectie
                          BPD Kunstcollectie
                          The Ekard Collection 
                          Collection Reyn van der Lugt
                          Stichting StrandLinks 
                          Various private collections

Publications / Books

2021                                   This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below
                                             i.c.w. graphic designer Hans Gremmen & writer Taco Hidde Bakker, published by: Fw:Books

2019                                  Tohu wa-Bohu, Collaborative riso-printed artist publication (curated by: Taco Hidde Bakker &                                                   Daniëlle Lemaire, EXTRAPOOL, Nijmegen, NL)

2019                                  Levende Linies, eponymous research publication with the artwork in public space Levende Linies

Press (selection)

2022                                 Volkskrant, Pijlsnelle carriere in de kunst: Bart Lunenburgs werk is ineens overal te zien,                                                              interview by: Karolien Knols

2022                                 Mister Motley - Tussen de bakstenen - met Koen Mulder naar Kunsthal KAdE

2022                                 Een gebouw als weefgetouw - Bart Lunenburg in Buitenplaats Doornburgh, text by: Anna van                                                      Suchtelen (ArtUtrecht)

2022                                 C4 Journal, Bart Lunenburg - This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below, review by:                                                               Alexander Mourant

2021                                NRC Handelsblad, Noorderlicht International Fotofestival 2021: The Makeable Mind

2021                                Dagblad van het Noorden - Installatie (Un)earth Noorderlicht in Groningen 

2021                                De Architect, Stutten van Groningen als aanleiding tot verandering

2021                                Metropolis M - Prospects - Een veelbelovend vooruitzicht                           
2020                                Lucy in de Lucht, Geschiedenis en losse draadjes, - Bart Lunenburg bij WEEF, by: Marjolein                                                         Sponselee   
2020                                DOC! Magazine #46, Migration + Collective Memory, BLOW UP PRESS, by: Grzegorz Kosmala &                                                 Daria Tuminas                                      

2020                                Het Raam, Werner Mantz & Bart Lunenburg, Nederlands Fotomuseum, by: Iris Sikking

2020                                Urbanautica, interview with Steve Bisson 

2019                                Nep, of toch niet nep, Schone Schijn, Galerie Pouloeuff, Gooi- en Eemlander

2019                                Metropolis M - A Short Ride in a Fast Machine - een tentoonstelling van ‘The Artist’, by: Domeniek                                                                Ruyters                                       
2018                                 Camera Austria International #143, with text by: Taco Hidde Bakker

2018                                 Simulacrum jrg. 26 #4, (T)huis, Over licht, vensters en de Nederlandse doorzonwoning