Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - 2017

Symphony No. 9 Finale

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.

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

Recent solo shows include: Mendes Wood DM at Villa Era, Vigliano Biellese (2021); Salon Berlin, Berlin (2021); Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2019); Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA (2019); Vleeshal, Middelburg (2018); Le Centre d’édition Contemporaine, Geneva (2018); Le Consortium, Dijon (2018); Indipendenza, Rome (2018).

His work has also been featured in the following group shows: Geneva Sculpture Biennial, Geneva (2019); Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber with Isabel Lewis, Sharjah, (2018); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018); Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (2018); Depart Foundation, Los Angeles (2017); Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2017); Off Vendome, New York (2016).

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.


Matthew Lutz-Kinoy






135 x 510 cm




Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brussels, New York

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