Lula Valletta is a cut-up artist and bibliophile, stuck in purgatory. Desperate of being born about 75 years too late, she tries to pick up where the hobbyhorses of the avant-garde left off; rejecting the logic, reason and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality and anti-bourgeois protest. She has been cutting and pasting since kindergarten. At the age of 18, she wandered to Berlin for the sake of art, only to return 8 years later arm aber sexy after years of being a GlueHead. Together with underdog poet Mr. Pelham she forms the cut-up collective Arpsianism. She gave the world the C.U.M. (Cut-Up Manifesto) and strongly believes that collage is the basis of all art and creation. Specimens of her collage art have been self-published in a series of booklets; an agglomeration of collages into blobs and misprints.

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Photo by Bertus Gerssen

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

A Lesson in Darkness at KHBstudios - Berlin (DE)

2021

INFERNO at HOK Gallery - The Hague (NL)

2021

Iconoclast - Walser in a thawed landscape at Peer In Gallery - The Hague (NL)
2020

Le noir et le noir at Verbeke Foundation, curated by Marie Verboven - Kemzeke (BE)
2019

A Lesson in Darkness (as artcollective Arpsianism) at HOK gallery - The Hague (NL)
2018

PURGATORIO at HOK gallery - The Hague (NL)
2013

In Grave at Sinfonia de Caes - Sao Paulo (BR)
2013

In Grave at [f.u.c.] Fragments of Urban Culture - Berlin (DE)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

RUW! at HilbertRaum - Berlin (DE), curated by Eva Schwab

2022

Quick and Dirty (World Collage Day) at HOK gallery - The Hague, co-curated with Leonor Faber-Jonker

2022

Copyshow at KHB Studios - Berlin (DE), curated by Lydia Mojzis & D.M. Nagu

2022

RUW! at HOK gallery - The Hague (NL)


2021

Adventures Under Ground at Quartair - The Hague (NL), curated

2021

'Voorbericht', duo-show with Jan de Weerd at Maldoror Galerie - The Hague (NL), curated by Anthony Blokdijk

2021

Murf/Murw festival (as artcollective Arpsianism) at Theater de Nieuwe Vorst - Tilburg (NL)
2021

Breaking the Mold at HOK gallery - The Hague (NL)


2020

Geen bloem zonder wortel: Artist support fair at Quartair, curated by Pietertje van Splunteren - The Hague (NL)
2020

L’Age D’Or: In Hysteria at Kunst Kan... gallery, co-curated with Baharak Dehghan - Amsterdam (NL)


2019

Leftovers - KAOS collage festival at Layer House - Kranj (SI)
2019

VOID II at Neurotitan Gallery, curated by Natasja Alers - Berlin (DE)
2019

L’Age D’Or at Art Chapel, curated by Baharak Dehghan- Amsterdam (NL)


2018

The Creative City at Grafische Werkplaats and Affiche Galerij, curated by the archive of the municipality of The Hague and Carola van der Heijden - The Hague (NL)
2018

Unnatural Symmetry at The Yards, curated by Rochester Collage Collective - New York (USA)
2018

VOID at Grey Space in the Middle, co-curated with Natasja Alers - The Hague (NL)

2017

Schlochtenheim: the third act ' En Passant' performance (as artcollective Schlochtenheim) at Datsja - The Hague (NL)

2017

2x5: international workresidency and group exhibition (as artcollective Arpsianism) at Grafische Werkplaats - The Hague (NL)
2017

Schlochtenheim: the second act (as artcollective Schlochtenheim) at MAZE - installation for HATHORS record-release - Berlin (DE)
2017

Schlochtenheim: the first act (as artcollective Schlochtenheim) at Salzhaus -
installation for HATHORS record-release - Winterthur (CH)

2017

Nothing Nice to Say Festival Artshow at West Germany - Berlin (DE)
2017

Schnick Schnack Schnuck at Ludwig, The Fluid Gallery, co-curated with Anelor Robin - Berlin (DE)
2017

Cutting Edge at CoGalleries, curated by Lula Valletta - Berlin (DE)
2017

Graukunst - Cut-Up at Koorenhuis, duo show with Natasja Alers - The Hague (NL)

2016

Edging, die Kunst der Collage am Rande des Höhepunkts at Ludwig, The Fluid Gallery, curated by D.M. Nagu - Berlin (DE)
2016

100 Years after DADA at R. Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, curated by Lula Valletta - Berlin (DE)
2016

GlueHeads #4 at Scotty Enterprises-Kunstverein, curated by Anelor Robin - Berlin (DE)

2015

Kunst HONK at Make It Art Worthy - The Hague (NL)

2013

Youborn at Wallaby's Open Art Gallery - Berlin (DE)
2013

12 x12 inch at R. Raum für drastische Maßnahmen - Berlin (DE)

ART BOOK FAIRS

2022, 23-25 September
Bremer Zine Festival (DE)
2022, 2-4 September
Indiecon, Hamburg (DE)
2022, 27-29 May

The Other Book: Against the Grain


2021, 12- 13 November

Superbooks, Haus der Kunst München (DE)

2021, 03 - 05 September

Indiecon, Hamburg (DE)

2021, 17 - 26 September

Spread Zinefest, Groningen (NL)


2020-2021, November - May > online
Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen (NO)


2019, 29 November - 01 December

The Other Book, The Hague (NL)

2019, 11 - 12 May

Ghent Art Book Fair, Kunsthal Ghent (BE)

2019, 20 - 21 September

Friends with Books, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin (DE)

2019, 03 - 05 May

Miss Read Art Book Fair, Haus Kulturen der Welt Berlin (DE)


2018, 09 December

Beurs voor Bijzondere Uitgevers, Paradiso Amsterdam (NL)

2018, 08 - 09 September

WIELS Art Book Fair, WIELS Brussels (BE)


2017, 10 December

Beurs voor Bijzondere Uitgevers, Paradiso Amsterdam (NL)

2017, 11 - 12 November

Zine Camp, WORM Rotterdam (NL)

2017, 22 - 24 September

Friends with Books, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin (DE)

2017, 14 - 16 July

Miss Read Art Book Fair, Haus Kulturen der Welt Berlin (DE)


2016, 29-30 October

Berlin Zine Fest, Greenhouse Berlin (DE)


PERFORMANCES/LIVE


04.09.22

LT. UHLULA goes into space (tunes from earth) on RADIO TONKA

03.04.22

RADIO PIONEER celebrates PIONEER PUNK ZINE'S 4TH ISSUE.

Live on RADIO TONKA, in collaboration with Mr. Pelham

16.01.2022

RADIO PIONEER goes FLUXUS live on RADIO TONKA, in collaboration with Mr. Pelham


07.11.2021

RADIO PIONEER goes DEUTSCH ARPSIANISTISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT, in collaboration with Mr. Pelham

16.05.2021

RADIO PIONEER celebrates OUR 3RD ISSUE (1981-2021).

Live on Radio Tonka with Mr. Pelham


2020

Underground movement in music: capitalism failing at WORM Rotterdam (NL). Talk about punk and DIY. Also presented the Underground Manifesto written together with Leonor Faber-Jonker.


2019

The Cut-Up-Manifesto at Art Chapel (as collective Arpsianism) - Amsterdam (NL)


2017

Lautgedicht: together with Aljona Makarova, musically accompanied by percussionist Cauê Pinheiro dos Santos, at MAZE - Berlin (DE)
2017

Lautgedicht: together with Aljona Makarova, musically accompanied by pianist Claudio Petraccini at Salzhaus - Winterthur (CH)


PRESS


2022 Den Haag FM Woordenrijk [radio interview]

About WARPIG; a protest art zine

2021 Tubelight #118 [magazine +online]
Tuimeling - Leonor Faber-Jonker

2021 Metropolis M, nr 5 Fluïditeit [magazine]

Zines zijn vrijheid, in gesprek met zinester Lula Valletta [16-10-21]

2021 Jegens & Tevens [online]

Ook de ateliers kunnen weer open [04-10-21]

2021 Jegens & Tevens [online]

Ondergrondse avonturen in Quartair [23-08-21]

2021 Den Haag Centraal [newspaper]
Kunst met rafelkantjes: Lula Valletta [01-04-21]

2021 Jegens & Tevens [online]
Weer naar binnen kijken [18-03-21]

2019 Den Haag FM Kunstlicht [radio interview]

About The Other Book - Art Book Fair

2018 Jegens & Tevens [online]
De beklimming van Purgatorio [06-08-18]

2018 Villa Next Door [online]
Lula Valletta, Purgatorio [19-06-18]

2017 FluxFM [radio]
Lula Valletta in den coGalleries [23-03-17]



PUBLICATIONS


2022 Verbeke Foundation, Collages & Assemblages

2022 WARPIG protest art zine

2022 RUW#05 MUD

2022 Echo's of Yesterday; an art book by Photo Trouvée magazine


2021 Yes, The Void (online magazine)

2021 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
2021 Photo Trouvée collage book (USA)
2021 Murf/Murw #8 Werner Herzog
2021 ErrORism #2 - Ragged Lion Press (UK)

2020 The Fifth Trade Plough  (online magazine)

2020 Murf/Murw #7 Rasputin
2020 KONT magazine of Silence
2020 Zeehelden Nieuws (#1 - #6 as illustrator)

2019 Prophit #3 Vanity of Existence (introduction by Jah Wobble)

2018 Chaos Festival Catalog (HR)
2018 IN HOK #1 Purgatorio, Lula Valletta
2018 Oltre Collage #2

2017 Prophit #2 Punk
2017 Cults of Life #6 Cult Leaders, curated by Niko Vartiainen
2017 Aglomerado (Sao Paulo, BR)
2017 GlueHeads #4, curated by Anelor Robin

2016 Prophit #1 Dada
2016 Visor Berlin
2016 Splitgraphic Biennale Catalog (HR)


2014 Illür Kunstzine #7 Massive
2014 Illür Kunstzine #6 Light

2008-2012 De Leunstoel (as illustrator)

EDITORIAL DESIGN (artists’ publications and zines)


IN HOK artists' zines #1 - #21

Each exhibition in HOK is accompanied by a limited edition publication. Most publications come with a unique multiple, ranging from darkroom prints, engraved copperplates, pop-up collages to (valid) post stamps. The IN HOK series grows both in volume, size, knowledge, and content. Almost like a journey…


Stencilwerck Editions #1 - #5
of which 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Vieze Gluiperds' are nominated for Mooi Marginaal 2021-2022


Counter Culture Chronicles, Casioli Press

Several zines and chapbooks for these Dutch labels based in The Hague with focus on counterculture and avant-garde.


Volume of poetry 'o!' by Edwin Fagel


Volume of poetry 'Gewoon een Geintje' - Ton Lebbink
Made in collaboration with Leonor Faber-Jonker
> nominated for Mooi Marginaal 2018-2019


Analog Eco for Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag

Loose-leaf publication on the occasion of Festival Analog Eco in box form containing 16 different elements, from a booklet about the exhibition to a sample card of natural inks.


Ruigoord Openbare werken newspaper


Het Andrea Behr Pamflet 41 (by Boekie Woekie)
Collaboration with Florian Cramer (storyteller), Johanna Monk (editor), Dalin Waldo (illustrator & HERstorizer and Lula Valletta (collagist & juffrouw



SIDE ACTIVITIES

Founding director of The Other Book

Artbook festival in The Hague (NL)


Boardmember of KNUST/EXTRAPOOL

A venue and art space based in Nijmegen, operating in sound, art and print.


Co-founder of HOK Gallery (art, prints and zines)

HOK is an independent art space on the Westeinde in The Hague (NL). An above ground Underground platform with a slightly different twist.


Editor and curator of Stencilwerck Editions

Stencilwerck is an artist-run stencil print room based at De Besturing in The Hague (NL).


Founder of Prophit Art Zine

Prophit is a contemporary art magazine that is completely committed to the art of analog collage.


Curator of Adventures Under Ground


'Cutting Edge' collage workshops


Teacher in printmaking at Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag

De Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag (The Graphic Workshop, the Hague) is a production workshop for visual artists, graphic artists, photographers and designers.