For his current show, Van Lieshout has explored recurring themes of work organization, power structures and autarchy. According to Joep van Lieshout, a New Tribal organization in which groups of people will start to organize themselves in tribes instead of countries and nationalities will establish itself.
AVL’s works are displayed at galleries and museums worldwide. In 2001, he realized AVL-Ville, a kind of city-state in the harbours of Rotterdam. In recent years, AVL exhibited at: 10ma Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Venice (2006), MACRO, Rome (2007), Museum Folkwang, Essen (2008), Onderzeebotenloods/ Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam (2010), Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011).