Contact

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

bjmlunenburg[at]gmail.com

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

Available works: Gallery Viewer

Interview on artistic practice, see Kunst is Lang - Mister Motley (in Dutch)



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 sculptures, photographs, drawings, and textiles, 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. 



In the period 2023-2027 my work is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund




Photo: Wouter le Duc

 
Education

2013-2017       

Photography, Bachelor of Arts, graduated with honours, University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU)      
                             
2016-2018       

Art History, University of Amsterdam (UvA)




Artist-in-residences

2024 (upcoming)

Plečnik House, Ljubljana, SLO

2022       

         
Buitenplaats Doornburgh, Maarssen, NL

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

GinDS, Batterij aan de Sloterweg, Hoofddorp, NL

2019      
         
EXTRAPOOL, Nijmegen, NL

2018    
           
De Torenkamer, VondelCS, Amsterdam, NL




Prizes / Grants

2023

Mondriaan Fund, Kunstenaar Basis (Art Basic grant)

Stichting Stokroos, Hoeders van het Land, Kunstenlab

Amarte Fonds, Hoeders van het Land, Kunstenlab

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

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

Mondriaan Fund, Corona-overbrugging kunstenaar, curator en beschouwer

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’

Mondriaan Fund Bijdrage Publicaties, NL

2019    
           
Mondriaan Fund Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, NL

Harry Penningsprize, Eindhoven, NL (longlist)

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

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

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



Artist talks (selection)

2024

Springvossen, AmsterdamFM, NL

Kunstenlab, Deventer, NL

2023

Nooit Meer Slapen, Radio 1, interview with Lotje IJzermans (podcast)

RIB Rotterdam, (conversation with Steven Maybury), Rotterdam, NL

Dom Hans van der Laan Foundation, Abdij van Roosenberg, Waasmunster, NL

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

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

TU Delft, faculty of architecture, Delft, NL

ULAY Foundation, Ljubljana, SLO

2021 

Noorderlicht Fotosalon (artist talk with Awoiska van der Molen), 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

Garage Café #7, Garage Rotterdam, NL

2017                

De Mus, Torpedotheater, Amsterdam, NL


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


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

CV (selection)


Exhibitions (solo)

2024 (upcoming)

Plečnik House, Ljubljana, SLO

Dwellers on the Threshold, Galerie Caroline O’Breen, Amsterdam, NL

2023    

Circulations, Brummelkamp Galerie, Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AMC), Amsterdam, NL

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

The Healer, Museum Catharijneconvent, Kunstroute Care Full, Utrecht, NL

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)

2024 (upcoming)

UNFAIR 2024, Gashouder, Amsterdam, NL

Art Brussels, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Brussels, BE

The sketch, its realisation and her lovers, Drawing Centre Diepenheim, NL

Ravnikar Gallery Space, (duo with Meta Drčar), Ljubljana, SLO

Arbos, Lustwarande, Tilburg, NL

City Stuctures, VHDG, Leeuwarden, NL

2023 

Hoeders van het Land, Kunstenlab, Deventer, NL

+1 group show, Woonhuis, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

At the farthest edge: Re-building photography, Atelier NŌUA, Bodø, NO

Enter Art Fair, Galerie Caroline O’Breen, Kopenhagen, DK

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

Because, De Vishal, Haarlem, NL

Novo, new, nouveau, now, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, SLO

Art Island, Galerie Caroline O’Breen, Forteiland IJmuiden, NL

2022            
                  
Baksteen | Brick, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL

Art Verona, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Verona, IT

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

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

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

Young Collectors Circle Festival, Hazenstraat 18, Amsterdam, NL

2021

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

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

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

Prospects, Art Rotterdam 2021, VanNellefabriek, Rotterdam, NL

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

WEEF, Museum Flehite, Amersfoort, NL

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

UtrechtDownUnder, Oudegracht, Utrecht, NL

ArtUtrecht, FOTODOK, former Broese Oudegracht, Utrecht, NL

2019

Tohu wa-Bohu, EXTRAPOOL, Nijmegen, NL

Kunst op de Koffie, Spijkerkwartier, Arnhem, NL

Schone Schijn, Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden-Vesting, NL

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

2018

This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL

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

UNSEEN Photo Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL

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

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

TorenkamerEXPO, VondelCS, Amsterdam, NL

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

Haute Photographie, Fotografiska, Stockholm, SE

Installations, Gallery Josilda da Conceicao, Amsterdam, NL

Haute Photographie, LP2, Rotterdam, NL

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

2017

This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL

Arty Party, Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

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

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




Publications / Books

2022

Correcties, een meandering langs baksteen, hout en textiel in de Bossche School, research publication / essay (self-published)

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)

Levende Linies, research publication with the artwork in public space Levende Linies (self-published)                                                                        


Press (selection)

2024

Springvossen, interview with Robert van Altena, AmsterdamFM

2023

Nooit Meer Slapen, NPO Radio 1, interview with Lotje IJzermans (live radio interview + podcast)

De Groene Amsterdammer, Schilderen als teken van bezit, by: Joke de Wolf

Bart Lunenburg luistert naar wat gebouwen zeggen, interview by: Maarten Buser, De Lage Landen

2022
                               

Volkskrant, Pijlsnelle carriere in de kunst: Bart Lunenburgs werk is ineens overal te zien, interview by: Karolien Knols
Mister Motley - Tussen de bakstenen - met Koen Mulder naar Kunsthal KAdE

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

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

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

De Architect, Stutten van Groningen als aanleiding tot verandering

Metropolis M - Prospects - Een veelbelovend vooruitzicht                          
   
2020   

Lucy in de Lucht, Geschiedenis en losse draadjes, - Bart Lunenburg bij WEEF, by: Marjolein Sponselee   
                                             
DOC! Magazine #46, Migration + Collective Memory, BLOW UP PRESS, by: Grzegorz Kosmala & Daria Tuminas                                      
Het Raam, Werner Mantz & Bart Lunenburg, Nederlands Fotomuseum, by: Iris Sikking

Urbanautica, interview with Steve Bisson

2019                               

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

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

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