Lars Arrhenius (1966-2020)


We are sad to hear that artist Lars Arrhenius has passed away on 18 April 2020, after falling ill after surgery. Lars was resident at the Rijksakademie in 1995 and 1996.

His works, which extended from pictures, animations, installations, games, books, tv-shows, apps and more, are permeated by strong social pathos, quirky humour and vital existential issues. He was an artist in constant change and development. Lars Arrhenius was also strongly committed to fighting climate change through the #artistforfuture movement and through exhibitions and new projects.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends in these difficult times.

(Former) residents, advisors and staff of the Rijksakademie