Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin



Biography

Inez van Lamsweerde (1963) and Vinoodh Matadin (1961) were born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
van Lamsweerde studied at the Vogue Academy of Fashion and Rietveld Academy In Ámsterdam. She began her career as an artist and spent a year on a studio grant at the PS 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. Since the late 1980s, she has collaborated with Vinoodh Matadin, whom she met in their hometown, Amsterdam.
Matadin was a designer at the time, and their joint projects were a combination of art and fashion. Rather than taking an outsider view of the fashion world as artists, they have become part of the fashion system, although retaining the freedom to create critical and occasionally disconcerting images.
The team worked with fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Yohji Yamamoto, Joop, and Thierry Mugler. They both live and work in New York and Amsterdam.


Exhibitions

2005
The Now People, Part II: Life on Earth, Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC.
Inventing Childhood, New Gallery at Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.
2004
About Face, Hayward Gallery, London.
Making Faces. The Death of the Portrait, Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Indigestible Correctness Part II, curated by Rita Ackermann and Lizzi Bougatsos, Kenny Schachter/ROVE, New York.
The Human Face is an Empty Force, a Field of Death, curated by Angelblood, Annet Gelink Galerie, Amsterdam.
CENAI - Centre National de l'estampe et de l'art imprimé, Maison Levanneur, Ile des Impressionistes, Chatou, France.
Fashination, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden.
Rabobank Nederland Art Collection, The Hague Fotomuseum, The Hague.
2003
Scent,Visionaire Gallery, in collaboration with IFF (International Flavors and Fragrance), New York.
Imagine, You Are Standing Here in Front of Me, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam.
Super You, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York.
Cara a Cara, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal.
Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin: The Now People, Part One: Paradise, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.
2002
Stereo Christy, Visionaire Gallery, New York.
2001
Pitti Immagine Discovery, Stazione Leopolda, Florence.
Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, milneufcentseptantesix, Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris.
2000
Inez van Lamsweerde, Romance, White Cube, London & Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands.
1999
Inez van Lamsweerde, Photographs, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany.
Reykjavik, National Gallery of Iceland & Air de Paris, Paris.
Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul 1850-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA.
1998
Inez van Lamsweerde, ME, Matthew Marks Gallery New York, NY.
1997
The Widow, Matthew Marks Gallery New York, NYC.
Taxonomy, Museum of Modern Art Oxford.
A Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose, Gender Performance in Photography, Guggenheim Museum New York, NY.
1996
Inbetweener, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasglow.
Kunsthaus Zurich.
1995
Grazer Kunstverein, Graz.
Alteritá e identitá, Venice Biennale, Venice.
1994
Spellbound, Centro Cultural de Belem Lisbon.
L'Hiver de L'Amour, Musée de l' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
1993
Centraal Museum, Utrecht.