Frans van Lent
Conceptual art , performance and curator.
The work of Frans van Lent is concept driven and minimal in approach. Through performative and sculptural methods, his practice focuses on human behaviour in the public realm and observing, processing and redefining the ordinary ways in which this is visible. He uses various methods, specifically chosen for each occasion: performance; photography, film and sound, descriptive texts. Collaboration with others artists and the curating of events are important and consistent aspects of his artistic practice. In 2014 and 2016 he organised the Unnoticed Art Festival in the cities of Haarlem and Nijmegen. In 2015 he initiated TheConceptBank.org, a free online database for performance concepts. Frans van Lent is initiator and editor of the website UnnoticedArt.com, and co-initiator/curator of 222lodge. He published two books, Unnoticed Art (2014) and TheParallelShow (2018), distributed by Jap Sam Books. His last publication, TPSGF (2019), published by UnnoticedArt, is available as an ebook and freely distributed. Frans van Lent studied Art Education at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg and completed his MA in Fine Art at MaHKU in Utrecht. Since 2000 he has taught at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He lives and works in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.