Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Grand Entrance, Mendes Wood DM at Villa Era, Vigliano Biellese, Italy
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Working across various mediums including sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and painting, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s allegiance is not fixed to a single medium but depends on their shared developments in form and a simultaneity in practice.

Embracing the spirit of collaboration as a means to expand knowledge and skills, the breadth of techniques and references used across his practice are the result of many collaborative ventures. Where his ceramics are influenced by working with artists in Europe and Brazil, his large-scale paintings unearth his fascination with the refined, sophisticated and carnal painting style of the 18th century.

At the core of Lutz-Kinoy’s practice is performance. Influenced by histories of queer and collaborative practice as well as his background in theatre and choreography, his live work explores the interplay of narratives that are created and constructed between individuals and social spaces.

Constantly reflecting on his own positionality as an artist, Lutz-Kinoy places himself at the core of his practice – enabling him to manipulate and direct, whilst simultaneously undermining his own role as artist within the production of his work.

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (b. 1984, New York) lives and works in Paris.

His most recent solo shows include Grand Entrance, Mendes Wood DM at Villa Era, Vigliano Biellese (2021); Window to the Clouds, Salon Berlin - Museum Frieder Burda, Berlin (2021); Two Hands on Earth, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2019); Hudson Bathers, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA (2019); Sea Spray, Vleeshal, Middelburg (2018); The Meadow, Le Centre d’édition Contemporaine, Geneva (2018); Southern Garden of the Château Bellevue, Le Consortium, Dijon (2018); Song And Love, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy & Ola Vasiljeva, Indipendenza, Rome (2018).

Additionally, Lutz-Kinoy's work has also been featured in recent group shows such as The Flames - The Age of Ceramic, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Paris (2021); Geneva Sculpture Biennial, Geneva (2020); Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber with Isabel Lewis, Sharjah (2019); Eckhaus Latta: Possessed, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018); Welt ohne Außen. Immersive Spaces since the 1960s, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (2018).

His work can be found in the collections of the FRAC Aquitaine, S.M.A.K. Gent, the ADN Collection, Bolzano and the Syz Collection, Geneva.


Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
BFA Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA
Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany

Solo Shows

Grand Entrance, Mendes Wood DM at Villa Era, Vigliano Biellese, Italy
Window to the Clouds, Salon Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Keramikos, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (with Natsuko Uchino)
Two Hands on Earth, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Screaming Compost, Francesca Pia, Zürich, Switzerland
Hudson Bathers, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA
Sea Spray, Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands
The Meadow, Centre d’édition Contemporaine, Geneve, Switzerland
Bowles, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
Fooding, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris, France
Southern Garden of the Château Bellevue, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Song and Love, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy & Ola Vasiljeva, Indipendenza, Rome, Italy
Fire Sale, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Rotten Wood, the Dripping Word: Shuji Terayama‘s Kegawa no Mari (with Tobias Madison), MoMA PS1, New York, USA
To Satisfy the Rose, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, USA
Princess Pompom in The Villa of Falling Flowers, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Crystal Mist, Pro Choice, Paris, France
Port, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, USA
Lutz-Kinoy’s Loose Bodies, Elaine - Museum für Gegenwart Kunst, Basel, Switzerland
Matthew’s Secret, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Werk is Free / Be Free! May Day, Outpost, Norwich, United Kingdom
Keramikos, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Keramikos, Elaine - Museum für Gegenwarts Kunst, Basel, Switzerland
Every Reform Movement Has a Lunatic Fringe with Martijn Hendriks, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Say It With Flowers, Deweer, Otegem, Belgium
New Season, Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany
Warped Passage, Galerie Yukiko Kawase, Paris, France

Group Show
Abundant Futures: Works from the TBA21 Collection, Córdoba, Spain
Soudain dans la forêt profonde, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France

These lacustrine homes, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Geneva Sculpture Biennial, Geneva, Switzerland
The Minguei, SHOP Taka Ishii, Hong Kong
Été Indien, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
Les Chemins, du, Sud, une théorie du mineur, Musée régional d'art Contemporain, Sérigan, France
"Il est une fois dans l'Ouest", FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
Mingei Now curated by Nicolas TrembleySokoyo, Kyoto, Japan
Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber with Isabel Lewis, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Barefoot, Large Glass Gallery, London, United Kingdom
The Weather Outside, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris, France
Masks, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
Eckhaus Latta: Possessed, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
The Performance Agency, Mass X (The Unfolding), Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany
Welt ohne Außen. Immersive Spaces since the 1960s with Isabel Lewis, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany
Nothing Will be As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
A Terceira Mão, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil
La nuit juste avant les fôrets, Doc!, Paris, France
Seasick in Paradise, Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
Waiting for the Sun, Spazioa, Pistoia, Italy
Der Verdienst. 2014-2017, Oracle, Berlin, Germany
Imaginary Ancestors, Almine Rech, New York, USA
Neither., Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
The Discovery of a Leak in the Roof of Marcel Breuer’s Wellfleet Summer Cottage on the Morning of September 16, 1984, Off Vendome, New York, USA
e Mérite 2014-2016, Treize, Paris, France
The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
G.I.F.T., Der TANK, Basel, Switzerland
Theater der Überforderung with Tobias Madison directed by Barbara Weber, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Kälen with Magni Borgehed and Natsuko Uchino, Last Resort, Copenhagen, Denmark
A paz entre os animals, Boatos Fine Arts, São Paulo, Brazil
The Word Today Serves No One Except To Say To The Grocer Give Me A Pound Of Lentils, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany
Trust (Vita Vel Regula), Fluxia, Milan, Italy
Prisma Pavillion curated by Gerry Bibby, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
I love you Me either, Project Native Informant, London, United Kingdom
The November Issue, Mathew, Berlin, Germany
The tolerant home, Siebe Tettero, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AB, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy
Unstable Media, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hi from California, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, USA
every serious man…, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Foreign Figs for Florence, Dingum at Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
Ins Blickfeld gerückt, Institut Français, Berlin, Germany
Brucennial 10, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, USA
Room Without Wall, curated by Silberkuppe, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London, United Kingdom
Exstatic Resistance, curated by Emily Roysdon, X initiative, New York; Grand Arts, Kansas City, USA
Silberkuppe in KUR, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Psychometry, Exile, Berlin, Germany
State of the Art, NY, Urbis, Manchester, United Kingdom
Brucennial 08, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, USA
Soul Stripper, Project Midi, Brussels, Belgium
American Installation, Plaine Project, Chicago, USA
Darling! What color, Thrust Projects, New York, USA
Art guitar and two teaspoons, Bischoff/Weiss, London, United Kingdom
The Invention of Solitude, curated Charles Danby, The Nunnery Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Casper with DL AlvarezArratiabeer Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Selected Screenings

AYE dunkelblau – part two, Kunsterhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
The Sense Ritual, MIX Film Festival, New York, USA
Goshogaoka & Matthew Lutz-Kinoy: selected videos, White Chapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Nostalgia…, Light Industy, New York, USA
Kino, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
PERSPECTACLE 5.1, New Museum, New York, USA
PERSPECTACLE, MIX Film Festival, New York, USA

2014 Premio Emergent, mi art, Milan
2011 Foundation for Contemporary Art
2010 Teva Europe
2004 Flahrety Film Seminars Grant Recipient

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Manikin
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Grand Entrance
Yellow Opening
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Inside the Studio of Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Two Hands on Earth
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Hudson Bathers
Curated by Fernanda Brenner
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Fire Sale
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy Princess Pompom in The Villa of Falling Flowers
Keramikos Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
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