lily van der stokker

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Born in 1954 in Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Lives and works between Amsterdam and New York.


Upcoming solo exhibitions

Camden Arts Centre, London


Selected solo exhibitions

exhibition of the medicines, kaufmann repetto, New York
Help Help a Little Old Lady Here, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

Friendly Good, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Huh, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Living Room, CAPRI, Düsseldorf

Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Huh, Koenig & Clinton, New York
Best Mooi, Maria Roosen & Lily Van Der Stokker, Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Hello Chair, Air de Paris, Paris

Sorry, Same Wall Painting, The New Museum, New York

Living Room, kaufmann repetto, Milan

Not so nice, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Editions, Berlin

Ugly and Terrible, Leo Koenig, New York
No big deal thing, Tate St. Ives, St Ives, Cornwall
Art Feature at Art 41 Basel, francesca kaufmann
Terrible, Museum Bojmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Flower floor painting, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain

Berlin – Paris (with Dorothy Iannone), Esther Schipper, Berlin
Rien ne va plus, part of Play van Abbe, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

plug in, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
To the Wall (with David Shrigley), Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
The Complaints Club, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Family, Money, Inheritance, francesca kaufmann, Milan
Furniture Project, francesca kaufmann, Milan

Feature, New York Worcester Museum of Modern Art, Worcester, Massachusetts
Oom Jan, Tante Annie, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Tafels en stoelen, VIVIDvormgeving, Rotterdam

Small Talk, Museum Ludwig, Koln
Easy Fun, Galerie Klosterfelder, Berlin
Beauty Friendship and Olde Age, Museum Voor Moderne Kunsten
Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands

francesca kaufmann, Milan
Friends & Family, Le Consortium, Dijon
LvdS and Rob Pruitt, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris

Geklets, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam

The Cabinet Gallery, London
Galerie Klosterfelder, Hamburg
Galerie Air de Paris, Paris

Feature Gallery, New York
Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles

Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
Lily van der Stokker and works from the sixties of Daan van Golden, Robert Indiana, Yayoi Kusama, Niki de Saint Phalle, Martial Raysse, Wim T. Schippers, Elaine Sturtevant, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam

Something, Feature Gallery, New York
Gouveneurstuin Assen, Assen

Le Consortium, Dijon

Galerie Art & Public, Geneva

Curlique, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam
Galerie Art & Public, Geneva
Feature Gallery, New York

Puss-Puss, Ynglingatan 1, Stockholm
Office installation, Feature Gallery, New York

Feature Gallery, New York
Galerie 121, Antwerp
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
Winners and Losers, Gallerie Snoei, Rotterdam
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln
Galerie Lukas & Hoffmann, Berlin
Peninsula, Eindhove

GOED muurschilderingen, Museum Fodor, Amsterdam
Office Party, Feature Gallery, New York

Feature Gallery, New York
CASCO, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Alles Voor 12 & 24 Volt, Rotterdam

Galerie op ’t Hemelrijken, Eindhoven

V.I.R.T.U., Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Outdoor Wallpainting, Breda, The Netherlands


Selected group exhibitions

Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, milan

A Rehearsal for What?, Bel Ami, Los Angeles
A Better Yesterday, CAMH, Houston
Poïpoï, Une Collection Privée à Monaco, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
Illusion und Offenbarung Aus Der Kollektion des Bonnefantenmuseum,
Bonnefantenmuseum, Mastricht

The Rebellious Muse, Feminist Art September Fest, Amsterdam
Gerlach en Koop, Bonnefantenmuseum, curated by gerlach en koop Bonnefan tenmuseum, Maastricht
My Friends And Other Animals, curated by Elena del Rivero, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid
Objects Do Things, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Varsavia
Duh? Art and Stupidity, curated by Paul Clinton and Anna Gritz, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK
Peachtree Industrial, Bodega, New York
Home Improvements, FraenkelLAB, San Francisco, curated by John Waters

Theory of Achievement, organized by Castillo/Corrales, Yale Union, Portland, OR
My Lonely Days Are Gone / Part 2 – Arratia Beer, Berlin
June, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Beyond Borders – 5th Beaufort Triennial of contemporary art by the sea, Beaufort Triennale, Oostende
Toys Redux – On Play and Critique, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, curated by Raphael Gygax and Judith Welter
Looking Back/The 9th White Columns Annual, selected by Cleopatra’s, White Columns, New York
Welter, Migros Museum Fur Gegenwartkunst, Zurich

Blue Blob Drip Wallpainting (2014), Art Basel, kaufmann repetto’s booth, Basel
Semiotics of the Kitchen; what happened after, Gallery Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam
The Wedding Show, W139, Amsterdam, curated by Paul Roos

House of the Vetti, Koenig & Clinton, New York
LAT. 41° 7’ N., LONG. 72° 19’ W, curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery,
New York
Call of the Mall, Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion Murayari, New Museum, New York
As Tears Go By, Cokkie Snoei Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Gevoelige Stof/Sensory Fabric, Gallery Westside, The Netherlands, curated by Den Bosch

@ almere en de anderen, Kunstlinie, Almere, The Netherlands Arthur Rain bow, Air de Paris, Paris

All about Drawing, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam
Exposition d’ouverture, Le Consortium, Dijon

Looking Back: the Fifth White Columns annual, White Columns, New York, curated by Bob Nickas
Nothing is forever, South London Gallery, London
De Geer van Velde à Rineke Dijkstra, un panorama de l’art néerlandais
dans les collections des FRAC, Institut Néerlandais, Paris

Rebelle kunst & feminisme 1969-2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem
La suite, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
The rustle of language, francesca kaufmann, Milan
Portrait de l’Artiste en Motocycliste/Portrait of an Artist as Biker, Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble
Don’t Perish, Leo Koenig, New York
Plug In #52: Lily van der Stokker and guest Jim Isermann, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Love the BeNeLux, Virgil De Voldère (A.K.A. SlingShot Project), New York

In the cherished company of others, De Appel, Amsterdam
Painting now and forever, part II, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Who’s afraid of Jasper Johns, Tony Shafrazi, New York

To the Wall, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

Plug In #1-#8, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Lara Schnitger, Lily van der Stokker, Sue Williams, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
A Dessein, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes, Angouleme, France
Anne Daems invites, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

The Simple Life, Hydra school project, Hydra, Greece, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis
Frontiers, Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
Looking at Words, The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary
Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, curated by Barbara Lee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Life on the screens/Interior Worlds, galerie les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, curated by Vincent Pecoil
Emotion Pictures, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (MuHKA), Antwerp, curated by Dieter Roelstraete
Les apparences sont souvent trompeuses, CAPC Musée d´art contemporain, Bordeaux Black+White and a little bit of color, Museum Voor Moderne Kunsten Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Woorden, RAI Artfair, Gallery van Gelder, Amsterdam
Jusqu’ou irez-vous?, Parcours Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, curated by Anne-Pierre d’Albis-Ganem
Lily van der Stokker Julika Rudelius Antonietta Poeters, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam
Tekeningenzomer / Summer of drawings, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
A kind of Bliss, The Drawing Room, London
A l’étranger, Aménager la maison, habiter le musée, Museo d’Arte Contem poranea di Villa Croce, Genoa

Filmbar, Open air-kino, Auf der dachterrasse des museum Ludwig’s, Museum Ludwig, Koln
Flower Power, “Lille 2004, Cultural Capital”, Musée des Beaux – Arts, Lille, curated by Franck Gautherot, Xavier,Douroux and Seung-duk Kim
C’est arrivé demain, 7e Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, curated by Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot, Eric Troncy, Anne Pontegnie and Robert Nickas
Nice and Easy, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, curated by Patricia Druck K48 Teenage Rebel, Gallerie du Jour/Agnes B, Paris
Creeping Revolution 2, Rooseum, Malmo
Melodrama, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, Vigo, curated by Doreet LeVitte Harten and Markus Mascher
Unfair, De Paviljoens, Almere
Frieze Art Fair, (Galleria Francesca Kaufmann), London

K48 Teenage Rebel, John Connelly Gallery, New York
Life in a Glass House, A Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Van IJ tot Zee 02, Halfweg, The Netherlands
Spot the Differences, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam
Melodrama, Centro Jose Guerro/Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada; Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vittoria-Gasteiz, Spain, curated by Doreet Le Vitte Harten and Markus Mascher
Adam & Eve. On sex. tolerance and other dependencies, Foundation De Appel, Amsterdam, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Tobias Berger & Annie Fletcher
La Chinoise, Baumgartner Galleries Inc. New York, curated by Sergio Bessa
Pretty, ATM Gallery, New York
Hello to Handmade Words, K.S. Art, New York, curated by David Humphrey
BuitenZinnen, Wormhole 2, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, curated by Ronald Cornelissen and Rein Wolfs
Gttz (Guide to trust no. 2), Yerba Bueno Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Sense of Wonder, Herzlia Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, curated by Doreet Le Vitte Harten
Unbreakable, Art et Amecitea, Amsterdam, curated by Phil Bloom
Drawings, Greene Naftali, New York Feature Gallery, reception area, New York
The Devil Is In The Detail, Allston Skirts Gallery, Boston, curated by Rena Conti and Ivan Moskowitz
OIKA, The Paviljoens, Almere
Een Goed In De Weg Staande Tafel, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam
FRAC Aquitaine, Périgueux, France
Ascan Crone Galerie, Hamburg
Let’s Entertain. Lifes Guilty Pleasures, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg; Miami Art Museum, Miami, curated by Philippe Vergne
De Keeshond Hapt, Biennale Leuven, Leuven, curated by Kees van Gelder

Poesie, Love, Sneeuwwitje, Pfft, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, curated by Liesbeth Brandt Corstius
In Between, The Art Project of Expo 2000, Hannover, curated by Kasper Koning and Wilfriend Dickhoff
Presumed Innocent, CAPC Musée de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, curated by Stéphanie Moisdon-Tremblay and Marie-Laure Bernadac
Aintings and Rawings, Feature Inc., New York
Drawings, Galerie Tache-Levy, Brussels
A New Day Dawning, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston Conserve, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux
Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral, Feature Gallery, New York,
Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester, curated by Margot Heller; Firstsite, Colchester
Hex Enduction Hour By The Fall, Team Gallery, New York, curated by Robert Nickas
Let’s Entertain, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Portland Art Museum, Portland, curated by Philippe Vergne
Au-delà du spectacle, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, curated by Bernard Blistène
Double Space, Apex Art, New York, curated by Sergio Bessa
Haut de Forme et Bas Fonds, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême

1999 Drawings, Alexander and Bonin Gallery, New York
Village Disco, The Cabinet Gallery, London
Love Speed Thrills/Elizabeth Go, Lily Van der Stokker, Mark Neville, Manchester School of Art at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam
Officina Europa, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, curated by Renato Barilli
Wall paintings, Galerie Helga Maria Klosterfelder, Hamburg
Le Grand Premier Opening Show, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
De coraz(i)on, Centro Cultural Tecla Sala, Barcelona, curated by Jorg Bader
Provisorium I, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, curated by Paula van den Bosch
Free Coke lines, drawings & paper, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Parallel Lines: Mix and Match, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, curated by Barbara Toll
Woord en Beeld, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem

L’Envers du décor. Dimensions décoratives dans l’art du XXe siècle, Musée d’Art Moderne, Lille
Surfacing. Contemporary Drawing, ICA, London,
Encyclopedia 1999, Turner & Runion Gallery, Dallas
Poepie en Floepie, Ynglingatan, Stockholm
Wop works on/off paper, ANP, Antwerp
Roommates, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, curated by Zapp Productions
Inglenook, Feigen Gallery, New York, curated by Yvette Brackman
Inglenook II, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Illinois
Vive la vie, Le Parvis, Pau, France
Losse Werken, Rake Klappen, Gallery van Gelder, Amsterdam
Lovecraft, South London Gallery, London, curated by Martin McGeown and Tony Webster
A to Z, The Approach, London, curated by Matthew Higgs Science, Feature Gallery, New York
Bonne Année, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
De Wereld Van Verschil, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem
DeNaturalized, curated by Adam Brooks, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Dramatically Different, Le Magasin, Grenoble, curated by Eric Troncy Kunst… Arbeit, Sudwest LB Bank, Stuttgart, curated by Stephan SchmidtWulffen
Bring Your Own Walkman, W139, Amsterdam, curated by Jack Jeager
Lovecraft, CCA Glasgow, Glasgow, curated by Martin, McGeown and Tony Webster
Fake Ecstacy With Me, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Connexions Implicites, Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, Paris

De verbouwing, De Verhuizing & De Verandering, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam
NDXLRTE, Gallery Index, Stockholm, curated by Jack Jaeger and Karl Holmqvist
Smooth, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
Romper Room, Thread Waxing Space, New York, curated by Danielle Chang
Patterns of Excess, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pensylvania Ab Fab, Feature Gallery, New York
Printemps/été 1996, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands, curated by Mark Wilson
Macht der Verfuhrung, Schonheit und geheimnis in der Aktuellen Kunst, Wewerka Gallery, Berlin, curated by Klara Wallner
Intimiteit, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem
New Age Dada, Kunstruimte Berlin, Berlin
Wunderbar, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, curated by Stephen Schmidt-Wullfen
Kingdom of Flora, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California Galerie Air de Paris, Paris

Strappy Sandals & Skinny Belts, The Hyperfeminine Position in Painting, Victoria Room, San Francisco, curated by Sue Spaid
Scribble, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
On Beauty, Regina Gallery, Moscow, curated by Dan Cameron
Interno 1, Gallery Raucci/Santamaria, Napels
Pièces-Meubles, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, curated by Robert Nickas
Comp i Box, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam, curated by Twan Janssen
Zeichen & Wunder/Signs & Wonders, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, curated by Bice Curiger
Signos et Milagres, Centro Calego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Very, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Collection, Fin XXe, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème
Supastore, Middelsbrough Art Gallery, Middelsbrough, Cleveland, curated by Sarah Staton
Quelques Fleurs, at “8th Floor”, New York, curated by Annie Herron
Correspondencias, Rio Arte, Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, curated by Claudia Saldanha
New Age–Dada, Arnhem

Adieu. Les Frontières!, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich Deadpan, The Work Space, New York, curated by Carl Ostendarp
Tekeningen en Tekeningen, Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam
Videotapes, CASCO, Utrecht
Esprit d’Amusement, Stadtmuseum Graz, Graz, curated by Eva Maria Stadler of the Grazer Kunstverein
Faith in Doubt. A speculation on the function of humor in contemporary art, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, curated by Al Harris and Karen Emenhiser
Please Don’t Hurt Me!, Gallery Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Jack Jaeger, Cabinet, London
Flowers, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris
Speedtrials, Team Gallery, Washington DC, curated by Lisa Ruyter
Surface de Réparation, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, curated by Eric Troncy
Supastore, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, curated by Sarah Staton
The Use of Pleasure, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Robert Nickas
Dysfunction, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans LS, curated by Peter Halley and Robert Nickas
Résidence Secondaire, Paris, France, curated by Philippe Rizzo, Stéphane Corréard and Galerie Air de Paris
Babies & Bambies, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, curated by Nina Folkersma
The Art of Seduction, Miami Dade Community College, Miami, curated by Bonnie Clearwater
Wall to Wall, South Hampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, curated by Maureen Paley
Forging Ahead, University of Texas Art Gallery, Arlington, curated by Al Harris
NY-NL-XX, Gemeente Museum Helmond, The Netherlands
The Power of Positive Thinking, Food House, Los Angeles, curated by Sam Durant
Kingdom of Flora, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
A Garden, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
Teenspirit, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
Punishment & Decoration, Galerie Hohenthal und Bergen, Köln, curated by Michael Corris
De logés, Gallery van Gelder, Amsterdam
Kus Me Kus Me Zeeman, de Vishal, Haarlem

Six mois à Paris, Galerie Air de Paris at Café Beaubourg, Paris
Vrij Spel, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem
Wall Gazer, Dooley Le Cappelaine, New York
Good, Associated publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Art of Self-defense And Revenge… It’s Really Hard, Momenta Art, New York
The First New Age Show, W139, Amsterdam
Reflecties, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Het Boudoir van PM, A.I.R., Amsterdam
Recht van Spreken, Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Summer ’93, Galerie Air de Paris
Nice Municipal Acquisitions, 1992, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Phenylovethylamour, Gallery Daniel Buchholz at the Unfair, Köln, curated by Carsten Höller and Lothar Hempel
E, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, curated by NicolausSchafhausen

The Red Light Show, Stichting CASCO, Utrecht, curated by Jack Jaeger
I Love You, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Hôtel Saint-Simon, Angoulème
Tattoo Collection, Galerie Jennifer Flay and Galerie URBI et ORBI, Paris; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain, Nantes; Galerie Air de Paris, Nice organized by Galerie Air de Paris, Nice and Galerie URBI et ORBI, Paris
Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?, Real Art Ways, Hartford Connecticut, curated by Cary S. Leibowitz
Multiple Difference, Gallerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Wall Drawings, Galerie Air de Paris, Nice
The Invention of Childhood, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, USA, curated by Nancy Bless
Prospect 1992/Retrospekt 1968, Le Consortium, France, curated by Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot and Robert Nickas
The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral & Lake Nairobi, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glenn Ellyn, Illinois, curated by Hudson Berlin Fahr Ich Hin, Galerie Lukas & Hoffman, Berlin
Molteplici Culture, Milan, curated by Liam Gillick
Sugar and Spice & The House of Zoffy, Speedway Gallery, Boston Gallery Van Gelder, Amsterdam

Office Party, Feature Gallery, New York
Closed On Monday, A Calendar, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Louder, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, curated by Tony Tasset and Kathryn Hixson
No Man’s Time, Villa Arson, Nice, curated by Eric Troncy
Christmas Show, Galerie Air de Paris, Nice
Oogbaden in de Nieuwe Meer, Amsterdam

Godhead, Feature Gallery, New York
Spiel Der Spur, Shedhalle, Zurich
Work On Paper, Paula Allen Gallery, New York
Drawings, Althea Viafora Gallery, New York

Tropical Rainforest, by COLAB, New York
Prisoners of Art, by COLAB, New York, USA

One Twenty-eight, Gallery 128, New York

Stokker, Stikker Gallery, New York


Permanent Public Installations

De Vijf Zinnen, tables and chairs coffeshop, Gorinchem, The Netherlands

Pharostoren, conference rooms of the Belastingdienst + I.N.D., Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Het Veertien Banken Kunstwerk, Grasveld t/o Hilverbeek 1-7, Almelo, The Netherlands

The Pink Building, Hannover Messe, Halle 10, Hannover, (part of “In Between”, the Art Project of Expo 2000, curated by Kasper Koning and Wilfried Dickhoff)

Milton Keynes Theatre, Backstage area (ground floor, dressing room corridor), Milton Keynes

Suedwest LB Bank, Restaurant, Stuttgart

Hôtel Windsor, room 4, Nice


Selected public collections:

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem
Van Abbemuseum, EindhovenMuseum Gouda, Gouda, the Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, the Netherlands
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Jumex Collection, Mexico
Collection Dakis Joannou, Greece
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Worchester Art Museum, Worcester
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
FRAC Bourgogne
Musee des Beaux Arts de Nancy
FRAC Poitou-Charentes


Lily van der Stokker was born in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, in 1954. She lives and works between Amsterdam and New York. Lily van der Stokker has been making immersive artworks in the form of wallpainting-based installations since the 1980s, at which time she also operated an art gallery in New York’s East Village sharing a street with such influential programs as Colin de Land’s Vox Populi and Pat Hearn’s eponymous gallery. In their immediate delivery, van der Stokker’s works beckon happy-go-lucky intonations in their fanciful, ‘feminine’, curlicued and flower- powered familiarity. Their formal bubbled, blobby, and loopy approachable techniques may recall the doodlings more traditionally relegated to the notebook margins of a teenage girl, while the textual inclusions create dichotomies that illuminate more cutting messages and comment upon more condemning realities. van der Stokker presents us with works that require the viewer to consider the implications of ‘Kissy, Kissy’ but also of ‘no improvement / no progress’. As Roberta Smith noted in 1990, “The messages conveyed in this terminally cheerful manner usually have a double edge.”


Lily van der Stokker: museum exhibitions selection

Lily van der Stokker has exhibited extensively in both Europe and the United States with solo exhibitions including those at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Tate St.Ives, Cornwal; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; and Le Consortium, Dijon; among others. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre Pompidou, Paris; New Museum, New York; Aspen Art Museum; and Villa Arson, Nice; among many others. van der Stokker has completed numerous monumental public art projects such as the Celestial Teapot, Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht, (2013) and Pink Building during the World Expo in Hannover (2000).


Lily van der Stokker: Education

Lily van der Stokker earned a degree in monumental design and painting from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost, Breda.


Lily van der Stokker: exhibitions at the gallery

Exhibition of the Medicines, 2019, solo show at kaufmann repetto New York
Living Room, 2012, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
FAMILY, MONEY, INHERITANCE, 2005, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Furniture Project, 2005, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Lily van der Stokker, 2002, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan