AVL MundoKeileweg 18, 3029 BS Rotterdam, Netherlands
Foundation AVL Mundo
For over thirty years, Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout has been working in the Vierhavens (M4H) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With his studio Atelier Van Lieshout he produces three-dimensional objects that straddle art, design and architecture; his work ranges from machines to furniture, from buildings to sculptures, from installations to designs for utopian and dystopian cities. Joep van Lieshout is an artist with an international reputation, with exhibitions at museums and galleries both at home and abroad.
In 2008, Joep van Lieshout founded Foundation AVL Mundo. This foundation has the aim to support culture in the broadest sense of the word. From its base called BRUTUS, a 3500m2 old factory building on the Keileweg, in Rotterdam the foundation organizes exhibitions and events with an international stature. The exhibitions are a complement to the Dutch culture climate and, at the same time, provide the city of Rotterdam with a cultural impulse. In addition to these public activities the foundation strives to support large utopian art projects and facilitate workspace for talented aspiring artists. Furthermore, the foundation wants to make the work of Atelier Van Lieshout visible to a larger audience, for instance in our sculpture garden .