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One Person Exhibitions & Installations
Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings
Publications / Reviews
Related Experience
Awards, Grants & Residencies

Born in the Netherlands, Liselot van der Heijden lives and works in New York City and Haarlem (NL).

Liselot van der Heijden produces installations, videos, objects and photographs. Recurring themes in van der Heijden’s works are control and power of the gaze, the tendency to objectify “the other” and “nature” as a cultural/political idea and anthropomorphic projection. Her work suggests that representations of nature reveal more about cultural, ideological, political and social frameworks, than actual nature.

Over the past decade, van der Heijden has exhibited at various institutions throughout Europe and the United States. Her work was shown at LOOP, Barcelona, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg and Centre Contemporain d’Istres, France, Videonale 8, Bonn, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, and Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona. In the United States, venues include Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, the Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 40000, Chicago, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. In New York City, she has shown works at the New Museum, the Queens Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center, LMAK Projects, Luxe Gallery, Schroeder Romero, Exit Art, Artist Space, White Box, Momenta Art and the Dumbo Arts Festival, among other venues.

Liselot van der Heijden received a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and numerous residencies from the Experimental Television Center. She has a BFA from the Cooper Union and a MFA from Hunter College. Van der Heijden has lectured on her work in venues such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, New York University, The School of Visual Art, and Pace University in New York. From 1999 until 2005, she taught at the Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. In September 2005, she joined the faculty of The College of New Jersey.

Liselot van der Heijden is represented by Kent Fine Art in New York.

One Person Exhibitions & Installations

Greenwich Historical Society, CT, Greenwich Voices, collaboration with Karina Skvirsky

Kent Fine Art, NYC, Face to Face, solo exhibition
Montclair Art Museum and Bloomfield College, NJ, Bloomfield Avenue Hotline

MMX, Berlin, MMX & Co Verlag, Video Box, Liselot van der Heijden: Imagine

LMAK Projects, New York, Les Uns et Les Autres, solo exhibition

Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, False Metaphors, solo exhibition

LMAK Projects, NYC, Dissonance, solo exhibition

Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ, Beauty is in the Street, installation

LMAK Projects, NYC, See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak Evil
Théatre Lida Atomica, Marseille, Fr, Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, installation

Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn NY, Video_Dumbo INSTALLATIONS

Schroeder Romero,
 NYC, False Metaphors 
The Queens Museum, NYC, Queens International, installation
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, NYC, Jamaica Flux: Workspace & Windows,installation

Gale Gates et al.,
 NYC, Mimic, installation
White Box, NYC, Six Foot Under Series
Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Garden Built For You, installation

Subte, Montevideo, Uruguay, Plastic Monuments, project room, installation

Times Square Gallery, NYC, MFA Thesis Show Hunter College, installation

Smart Project Space,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, After the Orgy, installation

INOVA, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Peter Doroshenko, video installation

Momenta Art,
 NYC, project room, installation 

Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

carriage trade, NYC, Social Photography VII

carriage trade, NYC, Social Photography VI

TCNJ Galleries, NJ, TCNJ Biennial Faculty Exhibition

Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Cornell University, Signal to Code: 50 Years of Media Art in the Goldsen Archive
Kent Fine Art, NYC, Witness, groupshow
Smack Mellon, Brooklyn NY, Kentucky Derby Art Auction

205 Hudson Street Gallery, Hunter College MFA Campus, The Experimental Television Center: a History Etc . . . curated by Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries; Timothy Murray, Curator of the Rose Golden Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University
Evergreen Gallery, Evergreen State College, Olympia WA, Sensations That Announce The Future
Resonance, la biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France, L’homme et la Machine, (Images Passages)
Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, YEAH, YOU MISSED IT!
TCNJ College Gallery, Pennington, NJ, Fluctuations
Palais de L’ile,
Annecy, France, L’homme et la Machine, (Images Passages)

Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, Bronx NYC, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds, installation
Smack Mellon, Brooklyn NY, In Plain Sight
Kent Fine Art, NYC, Revisiting Histories  
ARTEPPES Annecy espace d'art contemporain, Annecy, France, Pour Frontiere un Sommeil,

Voyons Voir, Aix-en-Provence, France, Art contemporain & Territoire 2013, installation

ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Artists Film Club: Work from the Experimental TV
Center Archive, part of Television Delivers People, curated by ICA Associate Curator of Artists' Moving Image, Steven Cairns, and artist James Richards
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, New Media/New Forms, curated by Alex Schwarz and Kelly Baum, 2 works
Kent Fine Art, NYC, Summer Show

Video_Dumbo, NYC, part of the Annual Dumbo Arts Festival, Curated International Screening
Bibliothèque Universitaire de Paris 8 - Saint Denis, Paris, France, Ars Retorica, curated by Irene Panzani
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, TCNJ Art Faculty Exhibition 2011, Installation

Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, False Metaphors. Curated Solo Exhibition, curated by Tomas Peutz in conjunction with the book launch of Liselot van der Heijden: False Metaphors.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,
 NYC, Screening of Selected One-Channel Videos by Liselot van der Heijden, part of the book launch of Liselot van der Heijden: False Metaphors. Invited by Saskia Bos
White Box, NYC, The Waste Land, curated by Raul Zamudio.
Carriage Trade Benefit, NYC, Carriage Trade Benefit Exhibition, invited by Peter Scott

Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina 'Landscape as Litmus'
Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, Retour New York - Amsterdam 
On Air, National Television, the Netherlands
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, Family: An Exhibition by the TCNJ Art Faculty

Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina 'Landscape as Litmus'
Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels, THE CULT OF PERSONALITY Portraits and Mass Culture, curated by Peter Scott 
Yeosu Art Festival, Yeosu, South Korea, Garden of Delights curated by Raúl Zamudio
Sara Meltzger gallery, NYC, All In The Family, curated by Laura Parnes
Digital Media 1.0 festival, La Nau, Valencia, Spain, American Dreams, new video and animation, curated by Jillian Mcdonald
Pace Digital Gallery, Pace University, NYC, American Dreams, new video and animation
Bronx River Art Center, NYC, Beauty is in the Street, curated by Gerry Beegan 
city without walls, Newark NJ, 1800FRAMES|Take4, curated by Norene Leddy & Liz Slagus
Kean University, Union, NJ, 1800FRAMES|Take4
Video_Dumbo, NYC, 1800FRAMES|Take4 (screening.) 
Armory, NYC, Flatland Limo; A Moment in Art in Many Dimensions, curated by Holly Crawford

Danforth Museum, Framingham MA, Information, Insight, Interruption, curated by Martha Buskirk
LOOP, Barcelona, LMAK Projects
Luxe Gallery, NYC, The Nightly News, curated by Kathy Goncharov
40000, Chicago, Encore, curated by Hannah Feldman
Dumbo Arts Festival, NYC, video_dumbo, installation
STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI, Rome, She Devil, curated by Tiziana Di Caro
Yoshiko Matsumoto Gallery, Amsterdam, Video Killed the Painting
Repetti, Long Island City, Project Diversity Queens, "What’s going on?" Contemporary 
and Political Art.

LMAK Projects, NYC, groupshow
MACO, Mexico City, LMAK Projects

la Compagnie, Marseille, 19eme Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques 
HallSpace, Boston, Information, Insight, Interruption, curated by Martha Buskirk
Don Benito, Spain, Satellite Valencia
Val06 International Video festival, Valencia, Spain
Momenta Art, The Unhumane Society, curated by Eric Heist 
Risk Zones/Transitions, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, curated by Sara Reisman 
CUCHIFRITOS, NYC, Animal Magnetism, curated by Raúl Zamudio
Kunst und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany, Anthologie der Kunst, organized by Jochen Gerz
Sagamore Video Lounge, Miami, Highlights from the Sagamore Video Collection
VOX Populi, Philadelphia, PROOF
Pace University, NYC, Satellite Valencia 
Artist Space, NYC, When Artists Say We, archive
Cooper Union, NYC, The Last Show 1912 - 2006
La Sala Naranja in Espacio Carmen, Valencia, Spain, Art in Evolution 
MACO, Mexico City, LMAK Projects
DiVA (Digital Video Art) New York, LMAK Projects

Musée d'art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg,
 le forum itinérant I love vidéo selected by Antonio Muntadas 
Centre Contemporain d'Istres, France. La Cabane, L'Image au revers du visible 
ZKM- Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany, Anthologie der Kunst, organized by Jochen Gerz
Ewha University, South Korea. Media in 'f'
Crédac (Centre d'Art Contemporain), Ivry sur Seine (near Paris)
de Balie, Amsterdam, Dutch Open
Filmtheater 't Hoogt, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Cinematiek 7
VPRO, National Television the Netherlands, Nacht Podium
Objectnotfound, Mexico City
Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands, LMAK Projects
DiVA (Digital Video Art), New York, LMAK Projects
FIAC, Paris, LMAK Projects  
George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, SPEEMA: the Society for Photographic Education's MidAtlantic Conference entitled PROOF
Momenta Art, NYC, groupshow
vertexList, NYC Bring in the Clones

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Putsch au Palais #1, "Oppositions"
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum,
Santa Barbara, CA, Videodrome
Grande Halle de la Villette,
Paris, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
Exit Art, NYC, The Presidency
Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, Videodrome II
The Artist Network, NYC, Anthro/Socio
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Anthology of Art
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark,The Crystal Land Revisited
The Thing, videos
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, Political Projects
Exit Art, NYC, Terror Vision
Gigantic Art Space [GAS], NYC, HIT 'N' RUN part of Tactical Action exhibition
Momenta Art, NYC, Video X
Liquidación Total, Madrid. GO!
Harvest Works, NYC, Political Projects
Art in General, NYC, 6th Annual Video Marathon
Volume, NYC, Brooklyn EUphoria

Whitebox, NYC, BQE
Harvest Works, NYC, Political Projects
TURF, NYC, Film @ 33
Accademia Internazionale di Studi in Arte e Media,Torino, It,VideoEvento 2003
Momenta Art, NYC, Groupshow
WNYC Public Radio, web gallery Art of War
Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, NYC, Foundation Faculty Exhibition

New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, Zenith Media Lounge, Videodrome II
Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC, Dialogue #3
Art in General, NYC, 4th Annual Video Marathon
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, 6º Mostra de Video Independent & Fenomenes Interactius
Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco.I/O (#5): Video Art from the Netherlands
Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, NYC, 9/11 Pratt artists Respond
Centre Pompidou, Paris, Anthology of Art initiated by Jochen Gerz

Momenta Art, NYC, Groupshow
Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, NYC, Foundation Faculty Exhibition
Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden, represented by Momenta Art

Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Torino, Turin, Italy Video d'Arte Evento 2000
Arizona State University Art Museum, Sites Around the City: Art and Environment

Momenta Art, NYC, Multiples Project
Imagespassages, Annecy, France

Artist Space, NYC, Scope 2
ZKM Zentrum fur Medien Technologie, Karlsruhe, Test Patterns, videos from NY selected by Perry Hoberman
Videonale 8, Bonn, Germany
Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany, Crearplast, Phase 4
Videochroniques, Nice, France, La Carte Blanche a Videochroniques
Imagespassages, Annecy, France
Momenta Art, NYC, Groupshow
New Video at Orchard Bar, NYC
Ida Lang Hall, Hunter College, NYC,Show...Video's and Performances
SOHO 20, NYC, Groupshow

Lincoln Center, NYC, 6th New York Video Festival, the Lincoln Center Festival '97
Brooklyn Museum, Working in Brooklyn
l'Ospedale Psichiatrico, Provincia de Perugia, Italy, La Mostra Presenze '97
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, 4º Mostra de Video Independent & Fenomenes Interactius
The Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academie of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, NAP Video Festival
TZ'art & co gallery, New York City, NAP Video Festival
Momenta Art, NYC, Multiples Project

Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC, groupshow
Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union, NYC, alumni groupshow
Video Shag, Toronto

"Monumental Propaganda" organized by Komar and Melamid and Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI):
Courtyard Gallery, World Financial Center, New York City (1993)
The Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow (1993)
AI Gallery, Institute of History, Tallinn, Estonia (1994)
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (1994)
Smithsonian Institution, the International Gallery, Washington DC (1995)
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan (1995)
The Muckenthaler Art Center in Fullerton, California (1996)
The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida (1996)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, Missouri(1996)
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (1997)
Uppsala Konstmuseum, Helsinki, Finland (1997)
Kennisaw State University, Kennisaw, Georgia (1998)

Publications / Reviews

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture, 2016, By M. Tromble and C. Terranova, Routledge
Recapturing the Scenic Wilds, 2014, exhibition catalog Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery
Mouse Muse. The Mouse in Art. 2014, Lorna Owen, Monacelli Press
The New York Times, July 2012, “Finding Inspiration in a Borrowed Past” by Martha Schwendener
Art Papers, March/April 2012, “Liselot van der Heijden New York” by Chris Kasper, review and noteworthy – the editor’s pick of notable shows.
Modern Painters,
April 2012, “Liselot van der Heijden” Reviews in Brief
With Reference to Hans Haacke 75, 2011, Richter Press Düsseldorf, Germany. Artist contribution.
Liselot van der Heijden: False Metaphors, 2010, monograph on Liselot van der Heijden with essays by Martha Buskirk and Sara Reisman, published by Smart Project Space, Amsterdam.
CastYourArt. 2009, “Liselot van der Heijden: The Eyes Have It” it can be seen on this website:
Retour New York-Amsterdam, publication and interview by Sacha de Boer
Whitehot Magazine, March 2009, “Liselot van der Heijden @ LMAK Projects,” by Chris Kasper 
The L Magazine, March 22, 2009, “Wicked Artsy: Get Installed” by Benjamin Sutton
Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina 'Landscape as Litmus' catalog
Riverdale Press, January 24, 2008, "One Icon, One Face, Many Images" by Tommy Hallissey
ARTnews, May 2007, "The Nightly News" by Kim Levin
El País, June 1, 2007 Cultura/51, "Cuestión de perspectives", MASS MOCA, 09-14-2007 "Photos as Mystery Texts at the Danforth Museum, Information, Insight, Interruption" by Shawn Hill 
Home News Tribune, 05/13/07, "Exhibit explores appeal of "Che" image 
40 years after revolutionary's death" by Carlos Caprioli
TIMEOFF, NJ, May 2007 "Get Your Che On!"  by Megan Sullivan
Nuestra Comunidad, NJ, May 2007 "Hablando del Che" by Carlos Caprioli 
The Village Voice, November 1-7, 2006."Best is Show" Recommendations by R.C. Baker
 Issue 73, 2005, "Video Fair or video Fare?" by Raul Zamudio 
The New York Times, December 12, 2004, "Images on a Transcultural Highway" by Benjamin Genocchio
The New York Times, November 12, 2004, "Critic's Notebook: For New Art, Just Take The 7 Train" by Holland Cotter
The New York Times, November 19, 2004, Art Listings: "Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows" by Holland Cotter
The New York Times, October 22, 2004, Art in Review; "The Presidency" by Ken Johnson
Queens International, exhibition catalog, 2004 
Jamaica Flux: Workspace & Windows, exhibition catalog, 2004 
the thing,, 2004, Review: False Metaphors: Liselot van der Heijden at Schroeder Romero by brian boucher
False Metaphors, 2004, Peter Scott
Newsday, May 9, 2004, "Visualizing FEAR" by Ariella Budick
Daily Russian Newspaper, June 1, 2004. "The look of fear" by Serghei Soloviev
artnet, February 2, 2004, Review: "Dateline Brooklyn" by Stephen Maine
FREE Williamsburg, 2004, 
The February Art Crawl by Keane Pepper
The New York Times, Friday January 23, 2004,"Art Review Sampling Brooklyn, Keeper of Eclectic Flames" by Holland Cotter 
NY ARTS, Nov. 20, 2003, "Enter the Trans-Urban" by Laura Lee Pederson 
Momenta Art exhibitions 1995 through 1999, catalog 
MFA Thesis Show Hunter College, 1999, exhibition catalog
Het Parool, 17 April, 1999, Amsterdam NL in NY. Who is who. De Nederlandse kunsten in New York. 
La Mostra Presenze '97, 1997, exhibition catalog
After the Orgy, 1997, exhibition catalog. Smart Project Space, Amsterdam 
Waterfront Week, April 1996
L'Observatoire, 1995, Participant in the French artist magazine l'Observatoire contributing six pages on the issue "Les Lieux de Passage"
Monumental Propaganda, 1994, exhibition catalog
Manhattan User's Guide, December 1994
The New York Times, Friday September 3, 1993, "The Greening on Russia: Recycling Lenin Statues" by Holland Cotter

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA., Parsons, NYC, Photography Graduate Program, 2018
CAA, MIT, SVA, Parsons, 2017
Columbia University, Teacher’s College, 2016
School of Visual Art, NYC, MFA Photography & Video Graduate Program, visiting critic, 2015
Parsons, NYC, Photography Graduate Program, visiting critic, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, NYC, artist talk, 2014
MIT, Architecture and Art Department, guest reviewer for the Art, Culture, and Technology graduate reviews, 2013
Montclair University, Art Graduate Program, visiting artist critic, 2011
Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, artist talk and book launch: False Metaphors, 2010 
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NYC, panel discussion and book launch Liselot van der Heijden: False Metaphors, 2010
Montclair University, Art Graduate Program, visiting artist lecture and critic, 2010
Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton NJ. Panel discussion, 2010
LMAK Projects. Artist talk for members of the Fine Art Department of The College for Creative Studies in Detroit who were visiting New York, 2009
The College of New Jersey, Faculty, Art Department, 2005-present
MIT, Architecture and Art Graduate Department, Boston, guest critic, 2008 
Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Department, Baltimore, guest critic 
The School of Visual Art, panel discussion, 2008
Ohio Arts Council, Individual Excellence Award panel in the category Interdisciplinary
Art, 2007 
Maryland Institute College of Art, Graduate department, Baltimore, guest artist, 2007
The College of New Jersey,
 Dress Code, panel discussion, 2007
Maryland Institute College of Art, Graduate department, Baltimore, guest artist, 2006
Bennington College, Vermont, guest artist, 2006
Cooper Union, artist talk, alumni association, 2006
Pace University, NYC, Satellite Valencia, panel discussion, 2006
Centre Contemporain d'Istres, France, Café Debat; Art et Media; L'Image au revers
 visible, 2005
College Art Association, 2005 Annual Conference, Atlanta 
Cooper Union, Faculty, School of Art, New York, NY, 2000-2005 
Pratt Institute, Faculty, Foundation Department, Brooklyn, NY, 1999-2005 
Cooper Union, Admissions and portfolio reviews, School of Art, NYC, 1999-2005 
Cooper Union, Faculty, Outreach Program, New York, NY, 1999-2002 
New York University, Guest Artist Lecture, Foundation Video, 2000 
Montserrat College of Art, Artist Talk, Beverly, Massachusetts, 2001 
M.I.T. Graduate Art and Architecture Department, Boston. guest artist, 1996 
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts, guest artist lecture


1999 M.F.A. Hunter College, New York, NY. Master of Fine Arts Degree. Major in Combined Media/Video.
1988-1992 B.F.A The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NYC. Major in Sculpture and Video.

Awards, Grants & Residencies

2013 Bloomfield Avenue Prize from Bloomfield College and the Montclair Art Museum
2010 Grant for Book Launch event and panel discussion from the Dutch Consulate in New York Membership awarded at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC
2009 Publication grant from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
1995-2007 10 Residencies at the Experimental Television Center
1997 Fellowship from Civitella Ranieri Foundation
1996 Exhibition grant from Experimental Television LTD, Owego, New York
1992 The Elliot Lash Memorial Prize for Excellence in Sculpture
1991 The Rhoda Lubalin Senior Fellowship


The College of New Jersey, Professor, Art and Art History Department, 2005 — present
Cooper Union, Adjunct Assistant Professor, the School of Art, New York, NY, 2000 — 2005
Pratt Institute, Faculty, Foundation Department, Brooklyn, NY, 1999 — 2005


Museum of Modern Art Library, Peter Norton Collection, DAKIS, Sagamore Video Collection, Werner Kramarsky, Gabriella DeFerrari, Agnes Gund, Arizona State University Art Museum, San Jose State University School of Art and Design, Videochroniques, Nice, France, Imagespassages, Annecy, France, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona Video Collection, Spain.

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