Levi van Veluw was born in the Dutch town of Hoevelaken in 1985 and studied at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.  

Since graduating in 2007, Levi van Veluw has produced multi-disciplinary works that includes scenographic installations , photographs, films, sculptures, paintings and drawings. This varied body of work has been showcased in many different locations across Europe and the United States, earning him a number of nominations and awards.

Virtual studio tour

ARTEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, the Netherlands

Internship Erwin Olaf

Art Teacher, Photography department, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Awards & Nominations
2014 - 2015
Volksrant kunstprijs, The Netherlands (N)
Epos drawing prize, The Netherlands (N)

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

Epson Photo Art Award, Best selected work, Germany
Photo Academy Award, The Netherlands
The artist first became known in 2008 with his solo exhibition Landscapes at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. This coincided with him being awarded the International Photo Award in New York for the photo series "Ballpoints", and the selection of one of his film works for the Whitstable Biennale UK.

The work of the artist was showcased in a series of major museum exhibitions, including the exhibition "Dead or Alive" at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Marres House for Contemporary Culture Maastricht, Ars Electronica in Linz, Domaine de Kerguéhennec in France.

In addition to his work in his individual practice, Levi van Veluw has also worked on commissions for private clients. In this way, he has collaborated, in 2012, with curator Marc Coetzee on the film “Family” in the frame of the "Films4peace" project. In 2014-2021, Van Veluw created for Hermès life-sized site-specific installations for their main windows in Shanghai, New York, Geneva, Copenhagen and Barcelona.

2013 saw the publication of the book "Origin of the Beginning". This singular book is a work of art in itself, published in an edition of 1000 hand-signed copies. The book, which is widespread among collectors and enthusiasts, provides an overview of the artist’s work from 2006 to 2013, a rich oeuvre that includes photographs, drawings, installations, sculptures and films. In 2019 Van Veluw released his second book “Beyond Matter”.

In 2019 a 300m2 installation was curated by Angel Moya Garcia for the Tuscan cultural institution Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, is an attempt to manufacture a religious spatial experience, except without any tie to denomination.
In 2020 Van Veluw created an intervention in the colossal space of Het HEM Sanctum and tests the boundaries between an artistic and a spiritual experience. Sanctum is a 30m2 deep blue chapel that appears to float in between two floors.
2020 - 2021
Videocittà Rome, Italy
Rosenfeld gallery London (group)
Artisima (solo)
Eduardo Secci gallery, Italy (solo)
Rijksmuseum Twente, The Netherlands
Praz Delavallade, Paris (solo)
Het Hem Museum, The Netherlands (solo)

Fairs: ZonaMaco, Art Roterdam, Arco Madrid, Artissima, Untitled Miami
Ron Mandos gallery Amsterdam (solo)
Borusan contemporary, Istanbul
Rosenfeld gallery London (solo)
Zeppelin University, Apokalypse und Weltrettung, (Germany)
2019 Ömer Koç Abdülmecid Efendi Pavilion, Istanbul
2019 Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
2019 BAM Mons, Belgium
2019 Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, Italy (solo)
2019 Museum Het Hem, The Netherlands (solo)
2019 Rosenfeld Porcini gallery, London
2019 Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (solo)
2019 Singer Museum, The Netherlands
2019 Rijksmuseum Twente, The Netherlands

Fairs: Art Brussels

2018 Domaine the Kerguéhennec, France (solo)
2018 Rosenfeld Porcini, London
2018 SIHH Hermès, Geneva (solo)
2018 Fotogallerie Wien, Austria
2018 AD Intérieurs, France
2018 Galerie im Österreichischen Kulturforum, Berlin

Fairs: Art Brussels, Art Rotterdam, Drawing now, Zona Maco
Exhibitions (Selection)
2016 - 2017
2017 La Galerie particuliere, Paris (Solo)
2017 Gallery Eduardo Secci, Florence
2017 The Armory Show, New York (Solo)
2017 Momentum Bienal, Norway
2017 Museum Kranenburgh, The Netherlands

2016 Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris
2016 Frac Heute-Normandie, France
2016 Galerie Ronmandos, Amsterdam (Solo)
2016 Facility Ebert Art Center, USA
2016 Rosenfeld Porcini gallery, London (Solo)
2016 labellisée Normandie Impressonniste, France
2016 Hermès Madison ave, New York
2016 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands
2016 Art Brussels, galerie Ronmandos (Solo)
2016 Drawing now, la Galerie Particuliere, Paris

2016 Centraal Museum Utrecht, the Netherlands
2016 Marres House of Contemporary Culture, the Netherlands (Solo)
2016 Museum De Fundatie, the Netherlands
2016 Museum of Modern art Arnhem, the Netherlands
2016 Normandy Impressionist festival, France
2016 Palace Soestdijk, the Netherlands
Van Veluw’s works have also been widely shown at international art fairs such as, among others, The Armory Show New York, Art Brussels, Volta Basel, Zona Maco, Chicago art fair and the Barcelona Loop Fair.

Manifesta Foundation Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Rijksmuseum Twente, the Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands
Maddox Arts, London
Maison Particuliere Brussels, Belgium
Textiel museum, the Netherlands
De Hallen Haarlem, the Netherlands
Ben Maltz gallery, USA
Drdova gallery, Praque
2014 - 2013
Mardin Bienale, Turkey
Museum Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town
La galerie particulière, Paris, France (Solo)
Loop Fair Barcelona, Spain (Solo)
CODA Museum, the Netherlands
Drawing Centre Diepenheim, the Netherlands
CODA museum, the Netherlands
Mondriaan Huis, the Netherlands
Maison & Objet, France

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
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 - 2010
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

Museum for Arts and Design, New York, United States
Virserums Konsthall, Sweden
Arte Leku Arts Centre, Spain
Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland
BKKC, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Gorcums Museum, the Netherlands
2009 - 2007
Noord Brabants Museum, the Netherlands
Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands

C-Space Gallery, Beijing, China
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands
Whitstable Biennale, United Kingdom
Hyeres Festival, France

Kunst Vereniging Diepenheim, the Netherlands
Akzo Nobel, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Galleria Grazia Neri, Milano, Italy

Art Cologne, Epson Photo Art Award, Germany
Film screenings
Museums: Including the Bass Museum of Art (Miami, USA), Centro Nacional de las Artes, (Mexico City, Mexico), Design Museum, London (UK), Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (Canada), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (San Juan) and The Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.) in public urban spaces including the Denver Theatre District (USA), La Virreina Centre de la Imatge (Barcelona, Spain) and the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, USA)
educational institutions and youth leadership conferences: including the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (USA), New World School of the Arts (Miami, Florida), The Banff Centre (Banff, Canada) and the 2012 One Young World summit (Pittsburgh, USA); and international film festivals including Addis Foto Fest (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Afrika Film festival (Leuven, Belgium), Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (Port of Spain, Trinidad) and West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival (Birmingham, UK).
Media & Collections (Selection)
The work of Levi van Veluw has been exhibited inter- nationally in leading museums and institutions, and is included in both public and private collections, including the Borusan Collection, the Caldic Collection, the Ekard Collection, Beth Rudin de Woody Collection and corporate collections like KPMG.

The work of Levi Veluw is widely appreciated, including in the popular media. As such, the work has been presented in radio and TV programmes such as Arte TV and VPRO Radio, and in more than 150 printed publications, including, among many others, Domus magazine, Interview magazine, Arte Al Limite and Frame Magazine. Prominent newspapers such as the Financial Times, the Volkskrant, NRC and the New York Times have showcased and discussed his work.
The New York Times, United States
The Financial Times, United States
Huffington Post, US & UK
De Volkskrant, Newspaper, the Netherlands
NRC, Newspaper, the Netherlands
Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany
Le Monde, France
British Journal of Photography, United Kingdom
Arte Al Límite, Magazine, Spain
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, NY , United States

Interview, New York, United States
Livraison, Magazine, Sweden
Courrier International, Magazine, France
Domus International, Magazine, Italy