Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács

Installation view I Wan’na Be Like You, Grote Kerk Alkmaar, 2024, photo by Olivier Middendorp


Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács


The artist duo Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács live and work in Amsterdam. They work in a wide variety of media—most notably video, animation and graphics—producing a myriad of works that reflect on the ornamental characteristics of today’s society. The work of  Broersen and Lukács is characterized by a quest for the sources of contemporary visual culture. With video pieces that incorporate (filmed) footage, digital animation and images appropriated from the media, they demonstrate how reality, (mass) media and fiction are strongly intertwined in contemporary society.


Watch a reportage on Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács’s Point Cloud, Old Growth here.



Margit Lukács (1973, Amsterdam) & Persijn Broersen (1974, Delft) studied at the Sandberg Institute and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Their films, installations and graphic work have been shown internationally, a.o. at Grote Kerk Alkmaar, NL (2024); Stedelijk Museum Breda, NL (2024); Museum Kranenburg Bergen, NL (2022); Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL (2022); Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL (2022); Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL (2022); FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam, NL (2020); A Space Gallery, Toronto, CA (2020); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE (2020); Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR (2019); Kunsthal Viborg, DK (2019); Art Wuzhen, CN (2019); Kasteel Oud – Rekem, BE (2019); Biennale of Sydney AU, (2017); Kröller Müller, Otterlo, NL (2016); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL (2014); Casa Enscendida Madrid, ES (2012); Shanghai World Expo, CN (2010); MUHKA, Mechelen, BE (2009). Their films have been screened at various festivals including LAForum, Oberhausen FilmFest, Kassel Dokumentar und Filmfestival, Rencontres Paris Berlin at the Louvre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the New York Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film ‘Establishing Eden’ was nominated for the 2016 IFFR Tiger Awards. In 2015, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam acquired the site-specific work ‘Ruins in Reverse’ (2015), specially made for the museum’s escalator. In 2022 Het Centraal Museum Utrecht acquired the work ‘Fix the Variable, Exclude the Accidental, Eliminate the Impure, Unravel the Tangled, Discover the Unknown’ (2021), which was specially made for the exhibition ‘The Botanical Revolution’. A public commission for the Noord Zuid Line Amsterdam led to a new work for the metro station in Amsterdam – Noorderpark: De Poorten van Noord (2018). Their work was presented at E22, Esch-Sur-Alzette, European Capital of Culture, Luxembourg.



We’re very proud to announce that Centraal Museum Utrecht has acquired the immersive work ‘Fix the Variable, Exclude the Accidental, Eliminate the Impure, Unravel the Tangled, Discover the Unknown’ (2021) by Margit Lukács & Persijn Broersen. The acquisition was generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund 2020-2021 (commissioned by the museum). 

Tomorrow is a Different Day
Collection exhibition from 1980 – now
Presenting Prime Time Paradise

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands


Curated by Helewise Berger & Ranti Tjan

6 July –  27 October, 2024

Het Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Curated by Astrid Hulsmann
13 September – 3 November, 2024

Breda Photo Festival, Breda, Netherlands

Denn in den Wäldern sind Dinge

Curated by Simone Kobler& Gaillard Céline

24 November, 2024- 2 February, 2025

Stiftung Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland


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