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


Represented by Galerie Caroline O’Breen (Amsterdam, NL) and RAVNIKAR (Ljubljana, SI).

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



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

Art History, University of Amsterdam (UvA)


2024 (upcoming)

International Center of Graphic Arts MGLC Švicerija (organized by RAVNIKAR)
Residency prior to solo exhibition at Plečnik House, Ljubljana, SI

Buitenplaats Doornburgh, Maarssen, NL

Pompgemaal (binnenlandatelier Mondriaan Fonds), Den Helder, NL

GinDS, Batterij aan de Sloterweg, Hoofddorp, NL


De Torenkamer, VondelCS, Amsterdam, NL

Prizes / Grants


Mondriaan Fund, Kunstenaar Basis (Art Basic grant)

Stichting Stokroos, Hoeders van het Land, Kunstenlab

Amarte Fonds, Hoeders van het Land, Kunstenlab

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

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

Mondriaan Fund, Corona-overbrugging kunstenaar, curator en beschouwer

Foam, Paul Huf Award (nomination)

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

Mondriaan Fund Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, NL

Harry Penningsprize, Eindhoven, NL (longlist)

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)


Springvossen, AmsterdamFM, NL

Kunstenlab, Deventer, NL


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

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


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

Architectuurcentrum FASadE, Amesfoort, NL

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

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

Garage Café #7, Garage Rotterdam, NL


De Mus, Torpedotheater, Amsterdam, NL

Amsterdam UMC Kunstcollectie 
BPD Kunstcollectie
The Ekard Collection
Collection Reyn van der Lugt
Stichting StrandLinks
Various other corporate and private collections

Artworks in public space


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


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

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, RAVNIKAR, Ljubljana, SLO

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

Exhibitions (duo/group)

2024 (upcoming)

UNFAIR 2024, Gashouder, Amsterdam, NL

Art Brussels 2024, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Brussels, BE

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

Arbos, Lustwarande, Tilburg, NL

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

De Verbonden Stad, Museum IJsselstein, IJsselstein, NL


City Stuctures, VHDG, Leeuwarden, NL


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

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


(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

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


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


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


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


This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below
Graphic design: Hans Gremmen. Texts: Taco Hidde Bakker. Published by: Fw:Books

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

Artist texts / essay 


Wakers op de drempel - over bezit en bescherming in historische landelijke architectuur (published by: Mister Motley)


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


Press (selection)


Springvossen, interview with Robert van Altena, AmsterdamFM


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


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


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                          

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


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                                       


Camera Austria International #143, with text by: Taco Hidde Bakker

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