Lianne van de Laar finished her studies Photographic Design at the HKU Utrecht in 2004, after studying Audiovisual Design and Art History. Since the third year of her studies she has been working as an independent artist with applied and autonomous photography and later also with video and installation art.

Her wide range of projects in different fields of the creative industrie and arts has given her the opportunity to work with graphic, fashion and light designers, illustrators and musicians. These cross-over experiences influenced her work to a graphic, minimal and rhythmic visual style with a focus on detail in light and composition. Though her inspirations are scenes drawn from reality she feels a necessity to alter or rebuild structures, compositions and light-situations. Making her work 'clean' from chaos and distractions to create her own vision on a moment or fragment that caught her eye.

Next to her photographic work she works with video. From 2012 until 2015 as a video artist with Leipzig based music label Holger working together with musicians within the label on video projects and live-performances. Together with light designer Carsten Rüger she forms the collective CC.LL, working as a creative team for theater, live performances and festivals, combining light and video that merges with a space, musical performance or a directors concept.



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2001 – 2004 BFA Photographic Design – Academie of Arts, Utrecht

1999 – 2000 Art History – University, Utrecht

1996 – 1999 Audiovisual studies and Arts – Academie of Arts, Tilburg

Exhibitions / Art Sales

2015 Fade to Black , selected for Fashion Clash Film Festival, Maastricht

2014 Group Exhibition, 21e Leipziger Jahresausstellung, Westwerk, Leipzig

2014 Group Exhibition, video 'practical observations', Island, Hamburg

2013 Solo Exhibition, Bildarchive #20, Spinnerei, Leipzig

2012 Art sale by Van Campen Liem, Amsterdam

2008 Solo Exhibition, ATW, Coqc Galerie, Amsterdam

2004 Art sale by Herman Wesselinkcollege, Amstelveen

2004 Exam Exhibition, HKU, Utrecht

Art / Culture commissions and publications

2014 Campaign Museumweekend film/photogrphy i.c.w. Lava, Amsterdam

2013 Photography Auf AEG, Nurnberg

2013 Film IAmsterdam 'balans' with. Lava, Amsterdam

2012 Campaign ArtEZ finals with Lava, Arnhem

2012 Photography ArtEZ Fact Magazine, Arnhem

2012 Commissioned Art photographic diptique, Van Campen Liem, Amsterdam

2011 Film IAmsterdam city promotion with. Lava, Amsterdam

2011 Photography ArtEZ Fact Magazine, Arnhem

2009 Photography, Rooms of Redbull, Amsterdam

2007 Commissioned Art Project – with Pieter-Frank de Jong, CS, Haarlem

2004 Commissioned Art in adition for Herman Wesselinkcollege, Amstelveen


2017 Video Design - Paradies Fluten - director Robert Borgmann - Akademie Theater Vienna

2016 Video Design - Cosi fan Tutte - director Robert Borgmann - Deutsche Oper Berlin

2016 Video Design - Tod eines Handlungsreisenden - director Robert Borgmann - Staatstheater Stuttgart

2016 Video Design - Die Bacchen - director Robert Borgmann - Theater Basel

2015 Music video, weber - Twin A (part one / trilogy, Holger Records

2015 Fashion Film, Fade to Black - Dirty Design

2015 Visual Performance as CC.LL - Improv. with The Group, OSE, Leipzig

2014 Light-/video installation as CC.LL – live visual performance and concept, AudioInvasion, Gewandhaus, Leipzig

2014 Live performance – Holger Label – Institut fuer Zukunft, Leipzig

2014 Video design - Richard III – director Robert Borgmann – Theater Stuttgart

2014 Music video, Legowelt – Holiday in Paradise, Nachti Various

2014 Music video, Weber – Somehowalovesong, Holger Records

2014 Light-/video installation – live visual performance, Conne Island, Leipzig

2014 Light-/video installation – live visual performance, Baustelle Central Theater, Schauspiel Leipzig

2014 Music video, Dream Weapons – Moonland, Holger Records

2014 Music video, Timoka – Comer, Holger Records

2013 Short film, I-Object with Mari Meyer / Philipp Weber

2013 Music video, Margot – Trentaseitrenta, Holger Records

2013 Visual performance – Lethargy Festival, Zürich

2013 Visual performance – Trouw loves Nachtdigital, Trouw, Amsterdam

2013 Visual performance – Doumen Rooftop Takeover, Leipzig

2013 Stop-motion music video – webermichelson x Praezisa Rapid 3000, Doumen, Leipzig

Photography commissions and publications

2014 Photograpy booklet Richard III Staatstheater Stuttgart

2014 21e Leipziger Jahresausstellung catalogue

2013 Bildarchive 20 Spinnerei – exhibition catalogue

2004 – 2014

Divers photographic publications and editorial assignments for publishers and print-media like

CODE Magazine, ArtEZ Magazine, DJBroadcast, BIS-Publishers, EllE, AMFI, IndieBrands.

Guest teaching

2011 Guest teacher photography / production, AMFI, Amsterdam

2010 Guest teacher photography, HVA, Amsterdam