Lukas Julius Keijser

Lukas Julius Keijser was born in 1973 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Amsterdam from 1992 to 1997. After graduating, he worked for several years as a journalist for a Dutch newspaper.

From 2004 to 2006 he studied fine art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. He moved to Berlin in 2006 and completed an MA at the Universität der Künste in 2011.

Keijser’s main themes are communication, the family, the internet, and mainstream, underground and trash cultures, exploring the boundaries between art and non-art. He works in a broad range of media including video, performance and photography, for which he produces his own costumes, music and texts. Since 2008 he has worked extensively with the silk-screening process, printing on paper, fabric, wood, glass and other flat surfaces. Since 2011 he has his own silkscreen printing studio in Berlin.

Lukas Julius Keijser has exhibited in galleries in the Netherlands, China and Germany and participated in group exhibitions like 'Oh Platiksack' in several musea in Switzerland. Also he performed in bars and clubs, at fairs and festivals. With his so called 'shop performances' he could be found in abandoned shops in Berlin Kreuzberg and in the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, during art fair Berliner and in a.o. Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Berliner Festspiele in Berlin. His videos have been screened at festivals in Moscow and Amsterdam, where he was nominated for a One Minute Award.

His works have been published in magazines like Mister Motley and is on a record covers of Ostgut Ton Records and ZTT. The music from his first vinyl record can be heard on dance floors from France to Finland and in a porn movie.