Madelon Vriesendorp

Freud Unlimited (1975), Madelon Vriesendorp

Madelon Vriesendorp was born in Holland. She co-founded the OMA, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, with Rem Koolhaas, Elia and Zoe Zenghelis. Her paintings were used for book and magazine covers, notably on the cover of Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas.
With Teri Wehn-Damisch & Cartoon Farm, she made an animated film ‘Flagrant delit’ for French Television.
Vriesendorp made drawings and paintings for Built, Domus and Abitare, among others, while working on costumes, built objects, paintings. Her one-man show of paintings, her collection and mindgame: ‘The World of Madelon Vriesendorp’ – for which a book of the same name was published in 2008 – at the Architectural Association in London, went on to Berlin, Basel and the Venice Architectural Biennale.
She received an Honorable Fellowship from the RIBA in 2009. She has shown her work in Serpentine Gallery, Guggenheim NY, The Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Art and Architecture Biennale in Venice, Aedes Berlin, Barbican London, CCA Montreal, MOMA New York, V&A London, Lucy Mackintosh Lausanne, among others.
She participated in the exhibition ‘Lina Bo Bardi: Together’ touring all over Europe, for which she built and found objects. Held master classes and lectured in the Berlage Institute, LSA, Delft, and workshops in the AA and LSA.
Vriesendorp and Sylvia Libedinsky conducted a masterclass in the Berlage Institute in Delft. The resulting work was later shown in the Shenzhen Biennale.
Created installations at the Praga Museum in Warsaw and the Lina Bo Bardi House, Sao Paulo. She participated in the postcard project for Frieze, the Istanbul ‘Are we Human’ Biennale, and the Colombo Biennale 2016.
In 2017 she was awarded an honorary AA Diploma and in 2018 pronounced the winner of the of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize, awarded by The Architects journal and The Architectural review, London.