Lique Schoot ~ A Life Story in Pictures

20 Days with Hair Towels (2008-2019)
  • Bedroom Portraits (2005 – 2024)
  • Oil on linen
  • 100 x 85 cm each I 39.4 x 33.5 in

The self-portraits of Lique Schoot are visual autobiographical statements that reflect current times. Looking at ourselves is seeing others and the world around us.’

Lique Schoot is a multidisciplinary artist. She works in the tradition of conceptual art.

LS diaries

Since graduating in 1997, she has concentrated on the self-portrait as a vehicle for exploring the nature of existence. She has taken a picture of herself every day with an analog compact camera at arm’s length since October of 2003. This continuous stream of self-portraits, ‘LS diaries’, records her existence in one frame every day. Each month, the film roll is developed in the lab. The prints are stored on a CD, edited on the computer, and titled with the date they are made (year, month and day).

LS data

This photographic diary is a central source for ‘LS data’, her entire, growing oeuvre, encompassing paintings, photography, digital photo collages, objects, poems, site-specific art, and installations. In all of her work, she explores the dual nature of identity as simultaneously the perpetual reinvention of the self and an equally willful projection of the other. Common emotions and great themes emerge from the quiet simplicity and persistence of her imagery.

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New Works

The Garden

Storyboards (2014 – ongoing)

  • The Garden (Self-portraits 05 07 20, 19 08 18), 2024
  • Digital Photo Collage / Print on alu-Dibond
  • 22,4 x 28,4 x 3,5 cm I 8.8 x 11.2 x 1.4 in (incl. frame)

Through the years Lique made a lot of sketches on the computer, combinations of photographs taken from her visual diaries (and sometimes her family archives) that tell little stories about life, somewhere between dream and reality.
Because the project of daily photographed self-portraits is running for more than 20 years now, it is possible to make a poetic work such as ‘The Garden’ – as a metaphor for life.
The series currently show 40 works.

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Self-portrait 06 06 24
  • Self-portrait 06 06 24
  • Living room, Arnhem-NL, 2006

LS diaries color (2005 – ongoing)

The photo diary is expanded with color photos. Read more…>

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Self-portrait 23 07 25
  • Self-portrait 23 07 25
  • Living room, Arnhem-NL, 2023
12 Days in my Bedroom (2005-2014)
  • 15 Days in my Bedroom (2005 – 2014), 2024
  • Oil on linen
  • 306 x 431 cm / 120.5 x 169.7 in
Self-portrait 06 07 04

Bedroom Portraits (2005 – 2024)

Lique is painting self-portraits for almost thirty years. She selects certain images from her visual diaries to become the basis for her works. Her paintings refine and distill the immediacy of candid photography to create formally dynamic compositions at the same time that they expose self-revelation to be another form of camouflage.They are a marvelous balancing act between abstraction and figuration, between rationality and feeling, and between existence and perception.

The Bedroom Portraits show all kind of different feelings and emotions taking place in our bedroom, such as sadness, loneliness, but also love and happiness. The colors of the paintings are bright and based on the rainbow. It is a series about hope, peace, comfort and new beginnings – love to others and the world around us.

The series currently show 17 works.

Recent News

Artist Grant Basic

Till November 2026

Lique’s work is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund till November 2026 with an Artist Grant Basic.

Image: sketch for painting installation – ’32 Days in my Bedroom (2005 – 2021)’

  • Bedroom Portraits (2005 – 2014), 2023
  • 207 x 346 cm I 81.5 x 136.2 in


September 29 – October 1, 2023

For 4 days the Bajeskwartier is occupied by over 75 XL artworks of contemporary artists and designers. A unique mix of monumental paintings and drawings, large sculptures, big photos and huge installations by acclaimed names and emerging talents.

Lique shows an installation of 8 works from the new painting series ‘Bedroom Portraits (2005-2023)’ in room 1.18.

11.00 am – 6 pm

H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48
1096 AH  Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Self-portrait 21 05 11
  • Self-portrait 21 05 11
  • Living room, Arnhem-NL, 2021


June 16 – 18, 2023

Photos from The Silent Artist (LS diaries) will be displayed as part of Der Greif’s 15th anniversary events.

Der Greif is an award-winning organization for contemporary photography. They are presenting ‘Contextualize’ at Pinakothek der Moderne, a rediscovery of the Der Greif archive and new works from the open call ‘Past and Present’ through an interactive installation and artistic interventions from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, 2023. Admission is free, and the opening hours are as follows: Friday from 13:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

Pavillon 333 – Pinakothek der Moderne, München – DE

Selected Works (1998 – ongoing)

Lique Schoot, 4 Days in Bathroom Mirrors, UK 1998
The Silent Artist 2004 - 2022, #17