Vanguard gallery

Gabriel Lester

Gabriel LESTER (b.1972)


Born in 1972 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Now lives and works in Netherlands


Selected Solo / Duo Exhibitions

2023  “Dig it”, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2020  “Holes in the Sky”, Machinery of Me, Arnhem, the Netherlands

2018  “Shake A Face”, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2017  “The Return of Lester’s Loops”, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

2017  “If you happen to be”, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, America

2017  “How to Act”, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands

2016  “Unresolved”, De Appel Art center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2016  “The Nine Day Week”, CAC museum, Vilnius, Lithuania 

2015  “Cosmic Call”, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2015  “Cleromancy”, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, America

2014  “The Ears Have Walls”, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China

2014  “Habitat Sequences”, El Museo De Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014  “Follies”, Bonner Kunst Verrein, Bonn, Germany

2014  “The Silent Trilogy”, Stiftelsen 3’14, Bergen, Norway

2014  “Blank Stare”, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2013  “The Secret Life of Cities”, Galerie Fons Welters, the Netherlands

2013  “Highlights & Chance Encounters”, Tetem Kunstruimte, Enschede, the Netherlands

2012  “Roxy”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2012  “The Future that Was”, Smart Project Space icw NIMk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Biennale, Triennial, Quinquennial 

2021  Quebec Biennale, Canadian – curated by Steven Matijcio

2019  Ural biennale, Russian – curated by Xiaoyu Weng

2018  Busan biennale, Korea – curated by Cristina Ricupero / Jorg Heiser 

2017  Kochi biennale, India – curated by Sudarshan Shetty 

2016  Moscow biennale, Russian – curated by Defne Ayas / Bart De Baere 

2015  Istanbul biennale, Turkish – curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev 

2014  Marakech biennale, Morocco – curated by Hicham Khalidi 

2014  Sydney biennale, Australia– curated by Juliana Engberg 

2014  Folkestone triennial – curated by Lewis Biggs 

2014  CAFAM bejing biennale, China – curated by Xiaoyu Weng 

2013  Momentum biennale Oslo, Norway – curated by Power Ekroth 

2013  Performa biennale, America– curated by Defne Ayas 

2013  Sharjah biennale, Sharjah– curated by Yuki Kamiya 

2013  Venice biennale, Italy – curated by Raimundas Malasauskas 

2012  Documenta (D) – curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev  


Public commissions

2023  Dank Teken, NHM, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2023  Tree of Souls, NHM, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2023  NDSM GIANTS, Stichting NDSM, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2023  PostNL HQ, Den Haag, the Netherlands

2022  Peel Plaza, Capital C, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2021  Mural, Busterminal Utrecht CS, the Netherlands

2020  AirMail, Headquarters PostNL, The Hague, the Netherlands

2020  Water Mirrors, Headquarters Arhend, Sint Oedenrode, the Netherlands

2020  Promenade, Tunnel design, Oegstgeest, the Netherlands

2019  CS Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

2019  Voor de Wind, Zeist, the Netherlands

2019  Beemster Ereboog, Zuidoostbeemster, the Netherlands

2018  Void-Non-Void, NDSM-Terrein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2018  Delta – Design for a city icon, Den Helder, the Netherlands

2017  Corridor, Horst Festival, Belgium

2017  Locomotion, University of Sports Science, Oslo, Norway

2017  Pitstop, Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands

2017  The Ripple, TAAK/Hortus Haren, the Netherlands

2016  Aura Utrecht, Public Works, Utrecht, the Netherlands

2016  The Moveables, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands

2015  Arcadia Grandview Pavilion, Southbank London, England

2014  Peel #2 Twisted, Museo de Art Moderno Medellin, Columbia


Selected Group Exhibitions 

2023  “A Filed Guide to Getting Lost”, Museum Het Nieuwe Domein, Sittard, the Netherlands

2022  “Ridiculously Yours!”, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

2021  “Ω, Om, Ohm, Omega”, Elektriciteitsfabriek, Den Haag, the Netherlands

2021  “Within Space—Time, We Walk Through Images, Glow Shenzhen 2021” – Futian, Shenzhen, China

2021  “Warehouse Story VII”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2020  “We Never Sleep”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, German

2019  “Chapter I”, Het Hem, Zaandam, the Netherlands

2019  “Weg en Water”, Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2018   LekArt Festival, Culemborg, the Netherlands

2018  “Paysage—Fiction”, Le Tetris, Le Havre, France

2018  “Bambaataa”, De Beeldengalerij, Den Haag, the Netherlands

2018  “Sculpture in the City”, City of London, London, England

2018  “Another Dimension”, Nest, Den Haag, the Netherlands

2017  “Radicale Sociale Animale”, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, the Netherlands

2016  “Heaven”, Hell & Earth, Stedeliijk museum Den Bosch

2015  “Nice’n Light”, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands

2015  “Lustwarande 15”, Park De Oude Warande, Tilburg, the Netherlands

2015  “When I Give I Give Myself”, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2015  “The School of Nature and Principle”, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts,New York, America

2014  “ (In)constancy of Space”, Ring Gallery, Zagreb, Hrvatska

2014  “The Promise”, Arnolfini Center for Contemporary Arts, Bristol, England

2014  “Crime Was Almost Perfect”, Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2014  “Play Time”, Corner House, Manchester, England

2013  “Suspicious Minds”, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazilian

2013  “The Garden of Diversion”, Sifang museum, Nanjing, China

2013  “Call of the Mall”, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2013  “Shanghai Surprise”, chi K11 Art Space, Shanghai, China

2013  “Bourgeois Leftovers”, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012  “Blind Cut”, Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, New York, America

2012  Jardin de Esculturas, NuMu, Guatemala-City, Guatemala