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Gabriel LESTER biography | artworks | events

1972 Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1994-1995 St. Joost, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Breda, the Netherlands
1995-1996 St. Lucas Academie, Brussels, Belgium (Film Department)
1999-2000 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2003-2004 IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 New York Film Academy (Film Directing course), New York, United States
2005-2006 ISCP, New York, United States
Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Solo exhibitions

2011    It is no great wonder if in the long process of time, while fortune takes her course thither and thither, numerous coincidences should spontaneously occur, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Suspension of Disbelief, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2010    Gabriel Lester, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey 2009    Promotion, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
2008    One Man Show-One Man Band, Kios, Gent, Belgium The Last Smoking Flight, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands A Man of Action, Duvekleemann, Berlin, Germany
2007    And Now for Something Completely Different, IBID Projects, London, United Kingdom
The Last Piece of John Fare, GB Agency, Paris, France BIG BANG-and assorted minor explosions, Bloomberg Space, London, United Kingdom
2006    SEEN, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
4x4 Hands, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2005    Opa, Guadalajara, Mexico A.B.C. Behind the Scenes, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Chiaroscuro, Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 2004    Highlight (plan B), NICC, PSK, Brussels, Belgium
Beautiful Gamble, IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden
2003    The Clock and the Clockwork, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Break North, Fries Museum, Bureau Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
2002    ShutterSpeedTrial, Hortus Tunnel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands News Twister, The Looking Glass, Brussels, Belgium
The Gift of Gab (Curator: Vasif Kortun), Platform, Istanbul, Turkey Cut to the Chase, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, the Netherlands
2001    Art Statements (Art Basel 32), Basel, Switzerland Branching, Lokaal 01, Breda, the Netherlands
Attic, Centre d'Art Neuchatel, Switzerland 2000    Choreography, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Act Again, Marres, Maastricht, the Netherlands 1999    Mala Loka, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Group exhibitions

2011    Tijdelijk Verblijf, Kasteel Oud-Rekem, Belgium De stad 3D, Historie, Street art en Toekomstvisies, Museum Hilversum, the Netherlands De stad en haar collectie, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Performance) Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin: I am not a studio artist, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
2010    De Nederlandse identiteit?, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, the Netherlands Parkplatz, Lokaal 01, Breda, the Netherlands
ShadowDance, Kunsthal KadE, Amersfoort
"Not Our Cup of Tea"-a variety show traveling down memory lane commissioned by Capacete for the Sao Paulo biennial, i.c.w. Raimundas Malasauskas, Sao Paulo, Brazil Les Rendez-vous du Forum: Repetition Island (Curated by Raimundas Malasauskas), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
B-sides and Rarities, Extra city (i.c.w. Lokaal 01), Antwerp, Belgium Sound Design for Future Films, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2009    The Prompt Performa 09 Biennial, New York, United States Group Show, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Filmic Conventions, ZOO, London, United Kingdom Discovering Slowness, CEAC, Xiamen, China B-sides and Rarities, Lokaal 01, Breda, the Netherlands Clifford Irving Show (One-night-only), Kadist Art Foundation, New York, United States
Videoclub Avril (http://www.videoclubparis.com/page2_vid.html), Paris, France The Secret of the Ninth Planet, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, United States Lapses, Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Fribourg, Switzerland Real vague, Bétonsalon, Paris, France Slow Movement or: Half and Whole, Kunsthalle Bern , Switzerland Paper Exhibition, Artists Space, New York, United States
2008    In het duister; Zwervende tentoonstelling #12, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Fear Minus One, The University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, United States The Studio: Sound design for future films, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Liverpool Biennial: MADE UP (International 08), Liverpool, United Kingdom Library, UOVO Open Office Berlin, Germany Wrap your troubles in a dream, Lautom Contemporary, Oslo, Norway 3500 cm2 (Art poster exhibition), Uqbar, Berlin, Germany
One of these things is not like the other things, Galleria 1/9 Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy Deep Screen; Art in Digital Culture (Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Capacete (With Helmut Batista, Jean-Pascal Flavien&Ducha), Gallery Friedrich Petzel, New York, United States
2007    Group show with Gallery Artists, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Drop it Like it's Hot, Frieze Artfair / Frankfurter Kunstverein, London, United Kingdom 'Decoder'-Contour-(Third Biennial for Video Art), Mechelen, Belgium Twee en twintig duizend vijfhonderd: De Collectie Almere, aanwinsten 01-07, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, the Netherlands
Modern Solitude, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Night of the 25th; MiArt 2007 (Arcipelagi Olanda), Milan, Italy The discovery of slowness, Kw14,’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands The First Antechamber, Projects Arts Centre Dublin, Ireland
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada Young Belgian Art Prize, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Still Here, ArtSpace, Sydney, Australia Anyan Public Arts Project (permanent work), Anyang, Korea 3500 cm2 #61, Blueroom a Rialto Santambrogio, Rome, Italy Ready Media, Montevideo, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Giving Visibility, Art Basel Miami Beach, United States
2006    Being in Brussels, Argos, Brussels, Belgium Le Nouveau Sicle, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In Moment, SkellefteåKonsthall, Skellefteå, Sweden The Urban Condition, Cross Section, De Paviljoens, Almere, the Netherlands Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands Everywhere, Busan Biennial 2006, Korea Undo/Redo, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2005    Group Show with Gallery Artists, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dropping, Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands Black Market, 9th Baltic Triennal, Vilnius/London, Lithuania/ United Kingdom Parking our Society, Public Space, Utrecht, the Netherlands
More Then This, Goteborg Biennial, Goteborg, Sweden
Past/Present/Forever, Buia Gallery, New York, United States For Sale, Turin, Biennial, Italy Juicy Meadows, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands This may be, Sculpture Center, New York, United States
2004    Rio de Janeiro Film festival, Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Olandu Burias, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
Traveling without moving, W139, Amsterdam and Trafo, Budapest, the Netherlands/ Hungary Oneindige Landschappen, Het Slot Zeist/ Loods 6, De Bagagehal, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Argos Festival, Brussels, Belgium Puerto Rico 04, M&M Proyectos, Puerto Rico Ahuman, MUU, Helsinki, Finland
2003    Group show-New work by Gallery Artists, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Group Show-New Work by Gallery Artists, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Biennal of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Albisola, Italy De Inrichting (Manifestation on Contemporary Art and Psychiatry), GGZ Noord-Holland, Heiloo, the Netherlands
Wanderlust, Antoine Dansaertstr. 182, Brussels, Belgium Blobs, S.K.O.R., Amsterdam, the Netherlands Haupt-und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany Models und Mavericks, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, the Netherlands The last Seduction, Artis, Den Bosch, the Netherlands
White Meat and Sunlight, Gallery Harbord & Wiesofski, Berlin, Germany Split and Pick-up, Het Stuk, Leuven, Belgium
2002    Group Show, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Other than Film, TENT, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Self Exposure, Harmoniegebouw, Groningen, the Netherlands And Other Love Stories, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Cellar in the Attic, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands A Haunted House, Outline, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Parel, Raid Project Space, Los Angeles, United States
2001    Group show, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Unlimited NL #4, De Appel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Affinités électives n.3, Galerie Du Jour Agnes B., Paris, France Ferveur, FRAC, Lyon, France Hotel New York, PS 1, New York, United States
2000    Anarrations, Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Open Studio's 2000, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
For Real, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands From Here to There & Circles of Life, Expo 2000, World Expo, Hannover, Germany How to Act, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands
1999    BUG in Baby, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Film & Video Screening

2009    Roshd International film festival Teheran, Teheran, Iran Commissions
2008    GlassHouse, Rabobank Bergeijk, the Netherlands Eemplein, Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Martini Ziekenhuis, Grongingen, the Netherlands
2007    APAP, Anyang City, South Korea Elevating the Witte de With, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Moon Lit Lake, CC&CP, Tielt, Belgium 2006    Renovatie Anna, Ministerie van SZW, Den Haag, the Netherlands
Perscope Lanterns, Carberg, Maastricht, the Netherlands 2005    Beatrix Postkantoor, Zorgcentrum Beatrix, Culemborg (with Jennifer Tee), the


Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, the Netherlands
MUDAM, Fondation Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg Rabobank Art Collection, the Netherlands 21CMuseum, Louisville, United States


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