Frans Van Lent
Works in Dordrecht Netherlands

Frans van Lent
(Rotterdam 1955)
lives and works in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
lectures at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

1974-1979 ‘Academie voor Beeldende Vorming’, Tilburg, Netherlands,
2012-~’ MaHKU, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Exhibitions (2013-2000):
2013 ‘Look on the Bright Side’, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, Netherlands,
2013 ‘Once More..’, Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands,
2013 ‘Baracca: Ritual and Practice’, Bureau Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands,
2012 ‘Kunstvlaai’ with Baracca and with MaHKU, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
2012 ‘Crossing’ with Andrea Radai, Reuten Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
2012 ‘Re:Rotterdam’ Art Fair, Rotterdam, Netherlands,
2012 ‘Lens Based’, Reuten Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
2011 ‘Baracca: Altar’, Gemak, the Hague, Netherlands,
2011 2011 ‘Art Amsterdam’, Reuten Gallery, RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
2011 ‘Low Lives 3′ International Festival of Live Networked Performances,
2011 ‘Crossing’, Filmtheatre Cinode, Dordrecht (the Netherlands)
2010 ‘Tapetenwechsel’, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2010 ‘Exist-ence 3′, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, Australia.
2010 ‘Breakers’, 38CC, Delft, Netherlands.
2010 ‘Exist-ence 2′, White Canvas Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
2009 ‘Huis Clos’, Reuten Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2009 ‘Das Chaos ist immer und ueberall’, G.A.S-station, Berlin, Germany.
2009 ‘A Book About Death’, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY, USA.
2009 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2009 Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2008 VHS-festival #15, Kunst&Complex, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2008 Canariasmediafest 08, Gran Canaria, Spain.
2008 ‘Here, there and Anywhere”, Meinblau E.V./Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin , Germany.
2008 ‘aan het werk 5′, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2008 21. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany.
2008 ‘Straight Lines’, Pictura, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2007 ‘Moving images in public space’, Virtual Museum Zuidas, CASZuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2007 ‘Am Rande, Installationen und Videoarbeiten’, Pyramide, Berlin, Germany.
2007 Grenzwachturm Schlesischer Busch (Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben), Berlin, Germany.
2007 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07, Wroclaw, Poland.
2007 Galerie 32-34, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2006 Onetakefilmfestival, Zagreb, Croatia.
2006 De Einder, Sala d’Exposicions del Govern, Andorra
2006 Artist in residence, Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Berlin, Germany.
2006 ‘Facts.figures’, MOP projects, Sydney, Australia.
2006 ‘Straight Lines’, Kunstonderneming Oosterkade, Groningen, Netherlands.
2005 ‘Des Choses simples’, Théâtre de la Photo, Nice, France.
2005 ‘De Einder’, project POACH, De Hollandse Biesbosch/Pictura Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2004 ‘De Einder’, project DOOR, La Forge, centre for contemporary arts, St. Colombe sur l’hers, France.
2004 ‘MUUR’, installatie, Kunstkerk, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2004 ‘aan het werk 3′, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2004 ‘Landschap en figuur, werk uit de collectie’, Dordrechts Museum 2004, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2002 Galeria Les Punxes, Barcelona, Spain.
2002 ‘Homenatge a Pilar Riberaygua’, Galeria Pilar Riberaygua’, Andorra la Vella, Andorra.
2002 ‘Bosc’, La Forge, centre for contemporary arts, St. Colombe sur l’hers , France.
2002 ‘Presence’, Pictura, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2002 ‘aan het werk 2′, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2000 ‘Dutch photography and video’, Erasmushuis, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Unnoticed Art Festival

Fri May 16, 2014 00:05

Dordrecht, Netherlands

(No One Knows) What Will Be Happening?

The Unnoticed Art Festival takes place during an ordinary weekend in May, in an ordinary Dutch city. The location of the festival will remain a secret, even to the performers, until the weekend itself.
The Unnoticed Art Festival involves a series of performances that are ‘hidden’ within every-day activities in public spaces.

Artists from all over the world responded to an open-call for performance concepts that explore the balance between public/private spaces and expected/unexpected behavior.
The chosen concepts are written in the form of manuals or instructions. A group of 35 volunteer performers will execute these performances, without knowing before-hand the location, or setting, of their act.

The performers have a double role: they are the participants, as well as the only audience that is aware that an art festival is taking place.

What Then?
On the 31st of August, an event will take place in the Pictura art space in the town of Dordrecht. During this event, we will hold a panel discussion on ‘Unnoticed Art’, and present some re-enactments of several festival performances.

A book on ‘Unnoticed Art’ will be distributed on the day, containing all the performance concepts that were put into action, along with the experiences of each performer. The book will also include an essay on the subject of 'Unnoticed Art', written by Dutch artist and festival director, Frans van Lent.

Although there will be no recordings made of the Unnoticed Art Festival - we will be making a video recording of the panel discussion, and making this available on the festival website.

Why is this festival significant?
This festival is significant because it serves as an experiment.

By revealing as little information as possible, the festival functions as a spontaneous performance, an ‘unnoticed’ public intervention.

The meaning of the festival is encapsulated in the experiences of the performers, as they explore through their act(s) the blurring contours between performer-audience, and the precarious balance between public/private spaces and behaviors.

How Can You Help?
For this festival to take place, we plan on camping with a group of 35 volunteers and the organizers, close to the city where the festival will take place. We need funds to cover: transportation, camping and food costs for those two days.

Because the Unnoticed Art Festival requires a level of secrecy, and also due to its experimental nature, we want everyone involved to be completely immersed into the experience for these two days. By traveling, camping and eating together, all the performers will be able to reflect upon their role(s), and how it relates to everyone else's. With your support, we can strengthen the reach and impact of this festival to its full potential.

If you are intrigued and curious about art and performance mixing with everyday life in unexpected ways, please help us by making a donation and/or sharing our campaign. We appreciate all your help!

Artists Involved:
Rafael Abreu Canedo (BRA), Sarah Boulton (UK), Derek Dadian-Smith (USA), Craig Damrauer (USA), Dino Dinco (USA), Mr. and Mrs Gray (NL), Linda Hesh (USA), Hiroomi Horiuchi (JPN), David Horvitz (USA), Daan den Houter (NL), Jeroen Jongeleen (NL), Ienke Kastelein (NL), Jonathan Keats (USA), Joke van Kerkwijk (NL), Kees Koomen (NL), Margreet Kramer (NL), Gavin Krastin (ZA), Steef van Lent (DE), Gretta Louw (AUS), Lilla Magyari (HU), Andrew McNiven (UK), Janet Meany (AUS), Tim Miller (UK), Marnik Neven (BE), Joyce Overheul (NL), Nico Parlevliet (NL), Malin Peter (SWE), Jess Rose (UK), Julie Rozman (USA), Roekoe M (NL), Joshua Schwebel (CAN), Jack Segbars (NL), Edwin Stolk (NL), Topp & Dubio (NL).


The Drift

Tue Jul 01, 2014 00:00

Dordrecht, Netherlands

The Drift
An experimental curatorial project:

222lodge invites you to submit one of your current video works. The subject and technique are free. The only limitation is a maximum length of 15 minutes.

A small committee will view every work to discover the clearest connecting direction in most of the submissions. What emerges as the main (most prominent) subject? What can be described as the leading thread?

When we established this 'main subject', we will select the works for the program in relation to this theme.

To submit: Create a folder containing your CV (pdf), some web-references and the video-file (H264). Give the folder your name. Zip the folder and send it (by use of Wetransfer or Dropbox) to


Physical labour

Sun Apr 13, 2014 00:00

Dordrecht, Netherlands

Open Call:
The 9th edition of the Urban Explorers Festival in Dordrecht, Netherlands, will take place on June 7, 2014. For this festival we are putting together a one-day show of live art and video art. We are looking for works, fitting within the theme of Physical Labour.

Please send statement/cv and link to
Deadline: Sunday April 13, 2014.



Sat Feb 01, 2014 00:00

Dordrecht, Netherlands

Mombu ( & OVO ( & 222lodge Extern #25 @ Dolhuis Dordrecht (NL)!


What are we looking for:- short video’s (12 minutes max) and performances with an open, experimental character. Absolutely no music videos!
It is ok if the theme does suit the atmosphere around the bands. It is better if does not!
Send your video’s to by use of Wetransfer ( or send a link to your Dropbox-folder. Email subject should be 'Black Noise'.
We will let you and the rest of the world know if your work is selected.

Beware this is a No Budget Festival!
This festival is organised in cooperation with 10 years of Baracca (


Postponed deadline Unnoticed Art Festival

Thu Jan 16, 2014 23:45

Dordrecht, Netherlands

In the spring of 2014 222lodge will be organising a festival for Unnoticed Live Art.
The festival for Unnoticed Art balances on the line between public and private. It shows artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fits in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, will probably remain unnoticed to bystanders.

Concept and executing the works are split. The artist sends the concept more or less as a manual. The chosen works will be carried out by a group of volunteers in a weekend in May in a midsize Dutch city.

These volunteers have a double roll. They are participants as well as audience. They are responsible for realising the performances in the best possible way and they are also the ones who can fully experience the works. In fact they become part of it. The public is not excluded in this way but it is actually embedded.

The location and dates of the festival will remain secret. That way the passers-by will be accidental and without knowledge of the occasion.
They have their own aims, their own occupations, their own thoughts.

After the festival a manifestation will be organised and a book will be published. This will of course be announced clearly.

We are now looking for:
-Concepts of live art that fit within the context of the Invisible Art Festival.
A selection committee will be responsible for the program selection.
-Volunteers who are willing to join us for the festival-weekend (2 days) to execute selected concepts in the public space. It is important that the volunteers have the capacity and motivation to act as normal and as inconspicuous as possible in a public situation. An simple audition will be part of the selection procedure.

Open Call:
Please send your artist statement, concept and a (short but adequate) CV to