Sunday, June 12, 2011
Through her diverse work Marjolijn Dijkman often considers the foundations of how we perceive and experience our surroundings – the conventions and categories which underlie the comprehension, or not, of the world around us. Ranging from photographic archives and films, to landscape interventions and the organisation of exhibitions and experimental residencies, Dijkman’s practice has concerned itself with for example futurology, public space, knowledge organisation, cartography, utopian architecture or environmentalism. Marjolijn Dijkman graduated from the free media department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2001, finished a post graduate course at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in 2003 and was for two years a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht until 2008. She is a tutor at the Fine Art Department of the MFA AKV St. Joost since 2009.
Maarten Vanden Eynde  (°Leuven, Belgium 12/02/1977) - Lives and works in Rotterdam (NL), Brussels (BE) and Saint Mihiel (FR). Maarten Vanden Eynde is an artist who has devoted his life to exploring the mysteries of our future past by investigating the concept of Genetology, a self-invented ‘Science of First Things’. His work is situated exactly on the borderline between the past and the future; sometimes looking forward to the future of yesterday, sometimes looking back to the history of tomorrow. He studied Free Media at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His postgraduate studies have included a year at the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles, USA, and two years at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. His work has been exhibited internationally in independent art spaces, centers for contemporary art and museums of modern art. In 2005 he founded the organisation Enough Room for Space, a mobile platform for site-specific projects, together with Marjolijn Dijkman. Since 2008 he contributes to the Generali Group Strategic Leadership Programmes as an active fascilitator, consultant and participant in Think Tanks in order to create possible future scenarios.
Residency stay of Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde was supported by the Fonds BKVB.