Liselot van der Heijden

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Liselot van der Heijden was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands and lives and works in New York City. 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 and 'Nature' as a cultural/political idea and anthropomorphic projection. Her work suggests that representations of nature reveal more about human beings, culture and ideology, than about nature itself. Over the past decade, van der Heijden has exhibited at various institutions throughout the US and Europe. Her work was shown at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Musée d'art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg and Centre Contemporain d'Istres in France, Smart Project Space in Amsterdam, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, ZKM Zentrum fur Medien Technologie in Karlsruhe, Germany. In the US venues include Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, the Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. In New York City she has shown works at the 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 several venues such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Montserrat College of Art. From 1999 till 2005 she was a faculty member at the Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. In September 2005 she joined the College of New Jersey.