About

Adriaan Van Leuven (b. 1992, Leuven) is an independent graphic designer based in Brussels. He started his practice as a collaborator of publishing house Spector Books in Leipzig and graduated from the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem in 2018. Recent commissioners include Office Baroque, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Captures éditions and Goethe-Institut.

Studios

2019 Atelier Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Brussels, BE (ongoing)
2016 Spector Books, Leipzig, DE
2015 Speculoos, Brussels, BE

Exhibitions

2020 ‘Oooh’, Z33, Hasselt, BE
2019 ‘À Louer/Te Huur’, Le Serpentin, Brussels, BE
—— ‘Weekend at Charlie’s’ (curated by Curatorial Studies Postgraduate), VANDENHOVE Centrum voor Architectuur en Kunst, Ghent, BE (cat.)
2018 ‘Werkplaats Typografie: End of the Year Show’, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, NL
—— ‘The Opening and Closing Reception’, Sitterwerk, St. Gallen, CH
—— ‘Assorted Occurences’, The Box, Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, NL (special critic: Joëlle Tuerlinckx)
—— Analemma, in ‘FLIP – About Image Construction’ (curated by Kasper Andreasen), Zwarte Zaal, KASK, Ghent, BE (cat.)
2017 ‘Fruits of Fraud’, Project room at NY Art Book Fair 2017, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
—— ‘Werkplaats Typografie: End of the Year Show’, Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, NL
—— ‘Present Perfect’, Project room at LA Art Book Fair 2017, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
—— ‘Maps to the Stars’, Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography, Los Angeles, USA (cat.)
2016 ‘WT Papier’, Project room at NY Art Book Fair 2016, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

Residencies

2018 Stiftung Sitterwerk, St. Gallen, CH
2017 Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography, Los Angeles, USA

Studies

2018 Master degree at Werkplaats Typografie, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL
2015 Bachelor degree at ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, BE

Bibliography

2019 Lieselotte Egtberts, Elisa Maupas, ‘Activating Space’, in Antony Hudek et al., Weekend at Charlie’s (KASK School of Arts, 2019), ill.
2017 Austin Redman, WT in LA (Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography, 2017), ill.
2015 Étapes: 228, Paris, 5 November 2015, p.117, ill.
2014 ‘Student “steekt zichzelf in brand”’, Het Laatste Nieuws, 6 November 2014, ill.

Public Presentations & Academic Activities

2019 Octopus of Offshoots: book launch at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, NL
—— Octopus of Offshoots: book presentation at Ghent Art Book Fair 2019, Kunsthal, Ghent, BE
—— Lecture and portfolio review at Erg (Master Installation/Performance), Brussels, BE
2018 External reviewer at Erg (Master erg.edit/Politique du Multiple), Brussels, BE
—— Lecture with Malin Gewinner at ARCHIV & UC Books, Zurich, CH
2017 Shelf Life: book launch at NY Art Book Fair 2017, MoMA PS1, New York, USA