Available Works


Lisandro Suriel (b.1990, Netherlands) is a contemporary visual artist whose current project, Ghost Island, seeks to build a framework with which to document and process the dynamic and unseen influences of Caribbean identity. As a documentary of Black imagination, Ghost Island posits the Black subconscious as a device for reconfiguring collective memory and reclaiming histories. Growing up as a child in the Dutch Caribbean (Saint Martin), no formal institution ever introduced the idea that Black history and identity might extend beyond being a descendent of slavery. Lisandro lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


MA, The University of Amsterdam, 2013-2015

BA, BA KABK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the Hague), 2009-2013


2020, Photo Basel Online Exhibition, Gallery Viewer

2020, Prospects & Concepts 2020 Aan de Dand Van de Kunstenaars Zelf, Metropolis M

2020, Noorderlicht International Photo Festival: Generation Z, Noorderlicht

2020, Prospects & Concepts – Mondriaan Fund Shows Talent, Mondriaan Fund

2019, Phantasmagoria: The Realms of the Black Imagination, Tilting Axis

2017, De Intuïtieve Werkwijze Van Lisandro Suriel, Fotolab Kiekie


2020, Photo Basel, Virtual Edition, Chrysalid Gallery / Raw Streetphoto Gallery, Basel (Group)
2020, Ghost Island: Memoria, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA (Group)
2020, Prospects & Concepts, Mondriaan Fund, International Art Fair Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Group)
2019, Interrupting Tradition- Perceptions, Notions and Convictions, Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Group)
2019, Ghost Island: Memoria, Casa de Castro Alves, Salvador, Brazil (Solo)
2018, Holland America Line, Art Link Galleries -Cruise Ship (Group)
2018, Islas Inutiles, Bar None, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Group)
2015, Amongst Ghosts and Robots, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, The University of Amsterdam (Group)
2014, Unseen Photography Fair: Neighbor Food Market - New Talent Collection, Hotel de Hallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Group)
2014, 033Fotostad, Frame.de.galerie, Amersfoort, Netherlands (Group)
2014, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Opera of Sinbad, Brussels, Belgium (Group)
2013, FOAM Lab: Barter, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Group)
2013, Unseen Photography Fair, The Bank Giro Loterij Collection New Talent Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Group)
2013, New Steps/First Stage, Haagse Kunst Kring, The Hague, Netherlands (Group)
2013, Salone Della Moda, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Group)
2012, Moving Pink, Secret Garden Montelbaanstoren, MOES and Amphora Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Group)
2012, KABK/CAFA: Struggle, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands (Group)