Visual artist Art van Triest confronts the viewer with a powerful visual language, borrowed from the military and industrial contexts. With skilled craftsmanship and quirky humour, the artist transforms these into thought-provoking sculptures and installations.
With his works, Van Triest unites a raw industrial style with a poetic manner of questioning social issues:  the universal human tendency to strive for control and security in order to subdue our anxieties.



participating and co-curating “unshaping reality” in Quartair (The Hague)



Kalashnipuzzle and more: jan 2018 illustrative works for Lighthouse reports.

Groepstentoonstelling, Territorium, zeist. 4-2018.

Groepstentoonstelling, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, i.s.m. galerie Milk.  5-2018.

july 2018 installation “vertical” on festival Welcome to the village.

Witte Rook Den Bosch. 2018. TBA



Alab amsterdam, artist talk, Art and yournalism, 1-2018



WG kunst Amsterdam // Kalashnipuzzle // 25-26 feb

PREPPERS PARADISE // W2 Den Bosch // 3-19 march
PREPPERS PARADISE // Wolfart Rotterdam // 24-30 march

Kalashnipuzzle and more: 6-7 Dec Universiteit Utrecht.





Vershal het Veem Strijp-S Eindhoven // Dec 2015 – jun 2016 // No Terrain Tank Track

Van Abbe huis eindhoven //16 jan t/m 7 febr

may // Bodegraven exhibit

november // Cultureel Centrum Ekeren (Antwerpen) // AK47 expo

November // Bodegraven exhibit 2

December // This Art Fair Amsterdam // PREPPERS PARADISE



16 jul @ Marine haven Den helder middaglezing voor defensie.



Stroke artfair Munchen // 29 april – 3 may // St.artgallery

Artspace flipside // 29 may – 19- june // AK47 expo

DITS amsterdam // 15 may-19 june // Solo

Meidrift Nijmegen // 6 june // EREHAAG

Zomerexpo GEM den haag // 11 july – 20 sept // Kalashnipuzzle

Theather de Vorst Tilburg // 16 oct – 3 nov // AK47 expo

SBK Dordrecht // 23 oct -24- jan // Hoe rotter ut wordt

geestdrift festival janskerk utrecht // 31 okt // No Terrain Tank Track

Lorenz Casimir College // nov // AK47 expo

Vershal het Veem Strijp-S Eindhoven // Dec 2015 – Jan // No Terrain Tank Track



Creators project on Kalashnipuzzle and more

American creators project

Mixed grill blogpost

interview about “Platoon” at Dits Amsterdam at AT5

interview about “Platoon” at Dits Amsterdam at

interview about “AK47 expo” at omroep brabant



28 feb @ ignite/mediamatic, about the puzzle projects

3 july @ pechakucha Amsterdam, about the platoon @ the red light district



Co-curating the AK47 exhibition at Artspace flipside

Producing EREHAAG in collaboration with Oddstream ao.                            




RAW Artfair Rotterdam 5 – 9 february // Kalashnipuzzle and others

Affordable Art Fair Brussel 6 – 10 february // Kalashnipuzzle and others

TEC ART @ The warehouse Rotterdam 5-9 February // Randomgun

MILK amsterdam 2 may – 16 june // solo exhibition

Collectief de derde wal Nijmegen 8 may – 11 may // solo exhibition

KunstRai Amsterdam 4-9 june // Kalashnipuzzle and others

oddstream festival 15-24 aug // Selfdistraxe and EREHAAG

Herdenking operation market garden Nijmegen // EREHAAG

Bookstore Amsterdam sept-okt // Random Arrow

Art.fair cologne 24-27 okt // kalashnipuzzle and others



january// seminar @ hku

may // @ opening MILK

may // @ opening Derde Wal



publication on




25 may // fablab protospace Utrecht // ceci n’est pas une arme

14 june @ kulter amsterdam // Platoon & Randomgun

27 july  “making peace” expo van “de vrede van utrecht” // dubbelloops

31 july- 4 aug OHM festival 2013 // ceci n’est pas une arme & Randomgun

5-8 sept GOGBOT // ceci n’est pas une arme & Selfdistrax

14-15 / 21-22 september: festival de basis // woorden doen been pijn

11-12 okt: groninger maker faire // PLATOON and RANDOMGUN

12 okt: geestdrift festival // dubbelloops and woorden doen geen pijn

9 nov opening expo ARTWAR in gallery nasty alice, till 14 dec // Ranodmgun



independent drawing initiative

hp de tijd



25 mei Artisttalk @ 5 year anniversary of fablab protospace Utrecht “between hipsters and hackers”

7 sept Rhinofly // artisttalk                                                  




feb PLATOON and Selfdistraxe: Cologne Germany (jack in a box) with Noordkaap

june 2012 solo-exhibition at Das Spectrum Utrecht

august 2012 ceci n’est pas une arme @ quartair Den Haag part of “uncommitted crime” exhibition

oktober 2012 PLATOON @ Noordkaap Dordrecht




NRC handelsblad



1 nov naturalis late night show

24 sept mediamatic ignite

8 july artisttalk/ finnisage @ das spectrum                                       




september RANDOMGUN at “de vrede van utrecht”.

september DUBBELLOOPS at incubate tilburg

september PLATOON P2 at GAME CITY Den Bosch

may HALVEWAARHEID at roodkapje rotterdam

april PLATOON at Palais Paradiso

february project SCROLLER for vantriest bv.                                      




project SCROLLER voor vantriest bv

develloping GEWEER with “de vrede van utrecht”

may prototype “GEWEER-HALVE WAARHEID” at Rhizomatic

september “HALVE WAARHEID”and “PLATOON” with “de vrede van utrecht”              




january opening installation groenhorst

february participating at club oostpool

june participating New Juice

production “koi” tuinevent groen                                                




in mijn begin for rinke nijburg

installation babel

We vs Death project

HOMES at paraplufabriek Nijmegen

HOMES at Villanuts Den Haag

interactive installation at groenhorst college barneveld                        





meneerdewit amsterdam, with HOMES installation

videoillustration walk 4 water

domus dei reconstructie, hq-school                                              




cafe dwaze zaken Amsterdam

wijken voor kunst

videoportraits fractievoorzitters gemeente arnhem

videoillustrations for meeting hedenmorgen provincie gelderland

videoclip “this view is breathtaking”                                            



exam exhibition

media art festival friesland

artikel “een land zonder kunst” in maandblad voor beeldende vakken               




marubi 2004 Galleria e arteve (Tirana, Albanie)                                  




hogeschool voor de kunsten arnhem