LUCIE HAVEL                                                                                                                           visual artist                                                                                                                                                                                                   


  I am a French/Dutch visual artist based in Rotterdam.

I make life-size spatial work, and objects which I use as interrelated elements to create a scene or setting. In my work I try to get to the core of what makes an object or a place holy. I am fascinated by primitive art and religious art, because objects have a function in those contexts. Archaeology and ethnology are big influences on my work, yet I always relate the subject to the here and now. I use common materials I find in my direct environment, but reorganise and repurpose them to change their domestic nature in to a ritual one. I transform my materials as little as possible, and simplify the techniques I use to their minimum. The shapes are simple, and the materials recognizable. This makes my work raw, sober and factual.

            E X H I B I T I O N S  :

2019 - Open Light, in collaboration with CBK Rotterdam, Carla-Bayle fr

2018 - An artic circle, growing installation, Rotterdam

2018 - Of rubble and common ground, Neck of the woods artspace, Goethe instituut Rotterdam (g)

2018 - De aanschouw, Rotterdam, curator Eddy Kaijser

2017 - Route du Nord, one flag, one bag, pop up store, collaboration Rotterdam nl (g)

2017 - Gast at Borgerstraat OPEN STUDIOS, 8/10 feb., Rotterdam

2017 - Roodkaapje Starter 7/8 feb., Rotterdam

2016 - Roodkaapje Winterwolven, Rotterdam, nl (g)

2016 - Free access | No Inside, totaal installation, Neck of the wods,  Rotterdam, nl

2016 - Route du Nord, Rotterdam nl (g)

2016 - Beeldentuin Ravenstein, Heenvliet nl

2015 - The sweet survival, installation, Lislokaal, Rotterdam nl

2014 - Eldorado3000, A positive post-apocalyptic landscape, Rotterdam nl (g)

2013 - Emerging structures, floating sculptures, Schiedam nl

2013 - Route du Nord, Rotterdam nl (g)

2013 - Binnen een straat van 1000 stappen,  Lisplein 5, Rotterdam nl (g)

2013 - RE-Rotterdam art-fair, re-constructing the way back , Rotterdam nl (g)

2012 - Inspiring spirits, galerie Diana lepelaar, Leiden  (g)

2012 - Haigha, La Rochelle fr  (3d g)

2011 - Duo with Isa D’Hondt, curator Marianne Stevens CJK be

2009 - Passer la ligne, short film for museum ruim 1 op 10 Museum Gouda 

2008 - Mes propriétés cacaofabriek. Helmond nl (solo)

2009 - Ma vie materielle Alliance française, Rotterdam nl (solo)

2008 - Corrosia cbk Flevoland, Almere (g)

2007 - 2003 Galerie Unicaat, Geertruidenberg diverse (duo en g)

2001 - 2002 Vasted angels – centre Les chiroux , Luik (g)

2001 - okt. dec Silo in -  artist united , Amsterdam (g)    

photo Andre Smits