The work of Lawrence Malstaf (1972, Bruges, Belgium) is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve physics and technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.

Lawrence Malstaf has received several international awards in the field of art and new technology. He is also well known as an innovative scenographer in the dance and theater world.

In 2008 he receives the Witteveen + Bos - prize for Art + Technology (NL), in 2009 the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica (A) and in 2010 the Excellence Prize at The 13th Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (JP). In 2011 his project 'Pavilion' is selected for iMinds Art&D call (B). In 2013 he wins the Norwegian Hedda Prize for best scenography with his design for The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass and made the scenograhpy for the award winning show 'Visning' by Jon Tombre and Cecile Løveid in 2014.

He currently lives and works in Tromsø (Norway) and exhibits internationally.




02015
Event Horizon @ Small Projects, Tromsø Scenography for 'The Wizard of OZ', director Jon Tombre @ Halogaland Teater, Tromsø Conversations & Shrink @ Vormidable, museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag.

02014
Visning, scenography for Jon Tombre @ National Theater, Oslo, scenography / Shrink @ Le Lieu Unique, Rennes / Tipping Point @Art Rotterdam / Tipping point @ Galerie Fortlaan17, Gent / Shrink @ Cité de la Mode, Paris / Solid State & Compass @ NAMOC Beijing / Pavilion @ Bozar, Brussels / Nevel @ Toneelhuis Antwerp, Istanbul, STUK Leuven CC Mechelen / Nemo Observatorium @ St Baafs abdij, Gent / Emotion of Matter, scenography for Søstre 11 år etter by Haugen / Produksjoner @ Dansens Hus, Oslo, Umeå, Tromsø / Library and exhibition design for Homo Religiosus @ Perspektivet Museum, Tromsø

02013
Blikktrommen, scenography for Jon Tombre @ Hålogaland Teater Tromsø / Tipping Point 1 @ Polaria Tromsø / Territorium @ VoltaNY, New York / Conversations @ Eyebeam, New York / Transporter @ National Museum, Beijing / Sand Bible @ Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent / Solid State @ Spring Festival Utrecht / Hedda prize for best scenography, Norway / Solid State (scenography for Arco Renz)@ Jakartha & Brussels / Conversations @ The Naughton Gallery, Belfast

02012
Pavilion, Super Bodies Trienale, Hasselt / 'Compass', FACT, Liverpool / Alexander, Hålogaland Teater Tromsø / Transporter, Kunstenfestival, Watou / Nemo Observatorium, Nuit Blanche, Metz / Territorium & Conversation, Galerie Fortlaan17 / Shrink @ Nuit Blanche 2, Metz / Transporter, Pavilion & Solid State @ Vooruit, Gent / Solid State @ STUK, Leuven / Solid State @ Kunstikit, Rådstua Tromsø / Shrink @ Z33, Hasselt / Pavilion, ICC, Gent

02011
'Transporter' & 'Nemo Observatorium', Le Centquatre, Paris / Territorium / Mad, tour in Norway / 'Shrink' & 'Compass', Reims / 'Shrink', Toulouse / Knot, Galerie Fortlaan17 / 'Pavilion' Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht / 'Orbit / Jesus' Finn festival Harstad / 'Shrink' & 'Nemo Observatorium', File Festival, Sau Paulo, 'Nemo Observatorium', National Museum of China, Beijing / 'Shrink', Paradiso, Amsteram / 'Shrink', Eyebeam, New York, 'Mirror' & 'Shrink', Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh / 'Shaft' & 'Mirror', Le Centquatre, Paris / 'Pavilion' / 'Dust', Stadsschouwburg, Leuven.

02010
'Nemo Observatorium', Excellence Prize, The 13th Japan Media Arts Festival, National Art Center, Tokyo / 'Shrink' + 'Nemo Observatorium', Mois Multi, Quebec / 'Nemo Observatorium', VIA, Maubeuge / 'Nemo Observatorium'& 'Shrink', Exit, Créteil / 'Nevel', Z33, Hasselt / 'Nemo Observatorium', Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh / 'Transporter', Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent / 'Shrink', Lexus Hybrid Art, Moscow / 'Territorium' / MAD, Carte Blanche, Bergen / 'Shrink', Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg / 'Nemo Observatorium', Ars Electronica, Berlin / 'Nemo Observatorium', 2010 Quanta Performance & Art Festival, Taipei, Taiwan / 'Nemo Observatorium', 'Dancing Machine', Gare St-Sauveur, Lille / 'Whirlpool', Capturing Metamorphosis, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam / 'Orbit', Jesus Said - performances, Oslo / 'Shrink', CC Westrand, Dilbeek / 'Transporter', 'Sensorama', CC Westrand, Dilbeek / 'Shrink', AND Festival, Manchester / Solo exhibition, STRP Festival, Eindhoven

02009
'Prik', various locations in Belgium / Solo exhibition 'ART & TECHNOLOGY AWARD 2008' Witteveen + Bos, Bergkerk, Deventer / 'Compass', curated by Domenico Quaranta, Expanded Box, ARCO, Madrid / 'Compass', Kaaitheater, Brussel / 'Transporter', 'Sensorama', Warande, Turnhout / 'Knot', Zennestraat 17, Brussels / 'Transporter', 'Sensorama', Monty, Antwerp / 'Shrink', Centraal Museum, Utrecht / 'Lawrence Malstaf', Solo-exhibition, La Ferme-du-Buisson, Paris / 'Nemo Observatorium' (Golden Nica Award) and 'Shrink', Prix Ars Electronica, Linz / 'Whirlpool', 'Past Present Future', Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent / 'Boreas', Zennestraat 17, Brussels / Scenography for 'Frame for Nostalgia' by Liv Hanne Haugen, Tromsø

02008
'Prik' @ various locations, Belgium / 'The Long Now', lecture @ Design Academy, Eindhoven / 'Mirror', 'Everybody Nobody', Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent / 'The Long Now', Solo exhibition, Festival de Marseille / 'Madonna', 'Markiezin zkt kunst', Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Brussels / 'Mirror', 'Past Present Future', Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent / 'Orbit', Dansens Hus, Oslo / 'Whirlpool & Sandbible', Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke / ART & TECHNOLOGY AWARD 2008, Witteveen + Bos / 'The Long Now' + 'Shrink', Lebuinuskerk, Deventer / 'The Long Now', i fabriek, Maastricht / 'Knot in Trouble', 'Intimate Strangers', Damaged Goods, Kaai-theater, Brussels / 'Nemo Observatorium', Medialab, Enschede

02007
'Tollen', performance @ 'Artefact', STUK, Leuven / 'Boreas'@ Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent / 'Space in motion', lecture @ ZKM, Karlsruhe / 'Boreas'scenography for a performance in collaboration with Dominique Pauwels and Karine Ponties, Production LOD (various theaters in Belgium, Holland & France) / 'Bubble', installation for Reisa/Matki @ Riddu riddu festival, Mandalen / 'Boreas Archeologies' @ 'Land, Sea and in the Air', Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent / 'Nemo Observatorium' @ 25 years Vooruit, Gent / 'Whirlpool' @ 'De Nieuwe Collectie', Provinciaal Museum, Lier

02006
'Nevel' & 'Fans'@'Artefact', STUK, Leuven & @ TESLA, Podewil, Berlin / 'Compass', 'Victorian Circus' @ De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam / 'Shrink' @ Schauspielhaus Zürich & @ Schauspielhaus Frankfurt / 'Shaft' @ Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch / 'Compass'@ Melkweg, Amsterdam / 'Sandbible', 'Whirlpool' & 'The Long Now'@ 'Free State', Ostend / 'Compass'@ 'Homo Futuris', Vooruit, Gent / 'Tollen'@ Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent

02005
'́Nemo Observatorium' @ ARCO 2005, Madrid / '́Nevel' @ Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent / 'Shaft' & 'Nemo @, Time Festival Gent / '́Compass'́ @ 'Corpus', Bruges & @ '4x4', Les Bains::Connective, Brussels / '́Periscope' @ 'Passages', Leeuwarden / 'Shrink' ́@ Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf & @ Schauspielhaus Hamburg / 'Mirror' @ Fundament Foundation, Tilburg / 'Compass' & 'Shrink', Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent

02004 ́'Being in the Middle', solo-exhibition, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam / 'Sauna in Exile', Norlysfestival, Tromsø in co-production with Halogaland Teater / '́Shaft' at 'Feel', Z33 Hasselt / '́Chairs', performance for '4x4', Les Bains::Connective, Brussels / 'Jaga Experience', scenography for a private event.

02003
Solo-exhibition @ Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent

02002
'Nemo Observatorium' @ Galerie Fortlaan 17, Gent / 'Jesus_c._odd_size' in collaboration with Hotel Pro Forma / Nikolaj Kirke, Copen-hagen / 'Observatorium', solo- exhibition @ Provinciaal Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten, Z33, Hasselt / 'Shrink' @ Inn Motion Festival, Barcelona / 'Shrink' & 'Mirror', 'Buda-Eyeland', Anno'02, Kortrijk / 'Sauna in Exile', Nordic Scene Festival, Les Bains::Connective in co-production with Kaaitheater, Brussels

02001
'Periscope' and 'Horizon machine' installations for 'Too much is not Enough' @ Les Bains, Brussels & Vooruit, Gent / 'Shrink' performance installation @De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam & de Beweeging, Antwerp

02000
Various installations for 'Jesus_c._odd_size', a performance by Kirsten Delholm @ Nikolai Kirke Copenhagen & Malmø̈ / 'C-1' laboratory for dance improvisation, music and visual arts with a.o. Andrew Harwood @ Les Bains::Connective, Brussels / 'Nemo Observatorium', Brussels, Leuven, Blois

01999
Installation for 'Daily Secrets' Choreography by Daniel Aschwanden, Vienna Workshop for dance improvisation with objects, Vienna, Brussels, Tromsø

01998
Installations and performance for 'Crash_Landing', improvisation project by Meg Stuart, combining performance, music and visual arts in Leuven, Vienna, Paris, Lisbon

01997
'Liquid Quantum Garden', 'Spinning Tree', performance and installation with Liv Hanne Haugen and Vincent Malstaf, Norway, Belgium Foundation of Les Bains::Connective, an interdisciplinary workspace in a former swimmingpool in Brussels.

01996
Installation for 'Insert Skin', Choreography by Meg Stuart, Copenhagen, Brussels, Leuven, Oslo, Dijon, Lisbon 'Shrink', performance-installation, Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, Kortrijk, Genk, Paris

01995
Graduated as Master in Industrial Design (Produktontwikkeling), Henry van de Velde Instituut, Antwerp in 1995 Set design for 'The Water fait Mal', Choreography by Benoit Lachambre, Amsterdam, Berlin, Leuven, Sao Paulo, New York, Montreal

01994
'Gubalin', performance installation with Vincent Malstaf, Antwerp, Leuven / Set design for 'Combinaison', Choreography by Bert Van Gorp, Leuven, Gent, Antwerp / 'October', 'November', 'December', 3 installations for CC De Kern, Antwerp

01993
Foundation Krul vzw Antwerp, Brussels, presenting work in progress of several art forms