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Maarten Vanden Eynde

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°Leuven, Belgium

Birth year

Lives in
Rotterdam (NL), Brussels (BE) and Saint Mihiel (FR)

Works in
Rotterdam (NL), Brussels (BE) and Saint Mihiel (FR)


Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2016 BEWOGEN BEWEGING: Kinetische Sculpturen
The Verbeke Foundation

Maarten Vanden Eynde lives and works in Brussels. Recent exhibitions include: The Museum of Forgotten History, MuHKA, Antwerp, 2012; Manifesta 9, Genk, 2012; Museum Show, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2011; Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, 2011; Alter Nature: We Can, Z33, Hasselt, 2010; Smooth Structures, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, 2010; The Trophy Room, Parker's Box, New York, 2010; Industrial Evolution, Gallery Meessen De Clerq, Brussels, 2010; Faux Jumeaux, SMAK, Ghent, 2009; LOCALISMS, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, 2008; and Please Excuse our Appearance, IKON Gallery, Birmingham. 

Curriculum vitae: Maarten Vanden Eynde

(°Leuven, Belgium 12/02/1977) Lives and works in Rotterdam (NL), Brussels (BE) and Saint Mihiel (FR)


-2008-2010: HISK/Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium
-2006: MSA^ The Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles, USA
-1997-2000: Vrije Richting/Free Media, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
-1995-1997:  Graphic Design, Sint-Lucas Institute Ghent, Belgium


-2011: GeoAIR, Tbilisi, Georgia
-2008: CEAC / Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
-2008: 'LA Works', LACE / Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, USA
-2007: ‘Please Excuse our Appearance’, IKON Galley, Birmingham, UK
-2006: ‘Georgia Here We Come!’, NAC / National Art Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
-2005: FILALE, Basel, Switzerland
-2005: 'Residence Barberini', Rome, Italy
-2004: TSOOC / Tajimi Support Organization for Overseas Ceramists, Tajimi, Japan
-2004: T293 galleria, Naples, Italy
-2002: Gaststudio in the Art collective DUENDE in Rotterdam, NL
-2001/2002: Working period in The European Ceramic Workcenter (EKWC) Den Bosch, NL

Exhibitions (selection)

-2012: 'Back to the Future', with Wout Hoogendijk, CBKU, Utrecht, NL
-2011: 'The Museum Show', Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
-2011: 'Dublin Contemporary 2011', Dublin, Ireland
-2011: 'Evolution of Creation', Sign Gallery, Groningen, NL
-2011: 'Museum of Forgotten History', soloshow at Art Brussels with Gallery Meessen De Clercq, Belgium
-2010: 'SUD/Salon Ubain de Douala 2010', Douala, Cameroon
-2010: 'Gravitation', Kunstruimte Wagemans, Beetsterzwaag, NL
-2010: 'Alter Nature: We Can', Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
-2010: 'Certified Copy', Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
-2010: 'Smooth Structures', SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, NL
-2010: 'Tracks, Traces and Transformations, NEST, Den Haag, NL
-2010: 'Discovery2010', NEMO Science Center, Amsterdam, NL
-2010: 'Objects Are Like They Appear', Gallery MSSNDCLRCQ, Brussels, Belgium
-2010: 'Stardust in a Nutshell', Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
-2010: 'The Trophy Room', Parker's Box Gallery, New York, US
-2010: 'Industrial Evolution', Gallery MSSNDCLRCQ, Brussels, Belgium-
-2010: 'Motion Pictures', Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL
-2010: 'TransNatural', Multiplex, Amstedam, NL
-2010: ‘The Earth seen from the Moon’, Gallery MSSNDCLRCQ, Brussels, Belgium
-2009: 'Homo Stupidus Stupidus', Waag Society, Amsterdam, NL
-2009: 'World Wide Wonders', Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Ghent, Belgium
-2009: ‘La Conquête de l'Espace’, HISK/Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium
-2009: 'LANDSCAPING', Galerie De Meerse, Hoofddorp, NL
-2009: 'Knokke Biennale', Knokke, Belgium
-2009: 'Verzamelde Verhalen', Watou2009, Belgium
-2009: ‘Faux Jumeaux’, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
-2009: ‘Artificial Nature’, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
-2009: ‘Histortion', Sign Gallery, Groningen, NL
-2009: ‘This Is The Future Before It Happened’, Glendale College Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
-2008: 'The Museum of Forgotten History; Het Pand, UGent, Ghent, Belgium
-2008: ‘Hacking IKEA', Platform21, Amsterdam, NL
-2008: ‘Dictatorship Of The Majority’ - Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008, Riga, Latvia
-2008: ‘Site2F7 Festival’, Almere, NL|
-2008: 'LOCALISMS', Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, NL
-2007: 'Eslöv Biennale', Eslov, Sweden
-2007: 'Please Excuse our Appearance', IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK
-2007: 'Turn to Stone', Museo Mineralogico Campano, Italy
-2007: 'Constitution #345’, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, USA
-2007: 'GHB', Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL
-2006: 'From Russia With Love', Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
-2006: 'Europe2006', The Vienna Künstlerhaus and State of Sabotage in Austria, The Latvian National Museum of Art and Gallery Noass in Latvia, Lokaal 01 in Belgium, Pantheon Gallery in Cyprus, The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art in Greece, Stanica Cultural Centre in Slovakia, SCCA/Center for Contemporary Arts-Ljubljana in Slovenia, Galleria Rubin, Viafarini, PAN/Pallazo della Arti Napoli in Italy, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Galerie Frank Gerlitzki espace ApART and ON25 societé civile in Luxembourg, Galeria Bielska BWA and Wyspa Institute of Art in Poland, CCB/Centro Cultural de Belem in Portugal, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall in Denmark, Tartu Kunstmuuseum in Estland, The Korjaamo culture factory in Finland, FAUX MOUVEMENT - centre d'art contemporain in France, Kunstverein KISS, Temporäres Museum, Untergröningen in Germany, The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) and Vartai Gallery in Lithuania, Artpool in Hongary, The Irish Museum of Modern Art in Ireland, Tranzit Social Platform in Czech Republic, The Tapper-Popermajer Art Gallery in Sweden, La Mekanica in Spain, Hidde van Seggelen Contemporay Art in London UK, Smart Project Space, Kunstruimte Wagemans, Expodium, Lokaal 01, Sign, Peninsula, STROOM Den Haag and CBK Rotterdam in The Netherlands.....
-2006: 'white, bright and delighting home', Marthouse, Amsterdam, NL
-2006: 'Georgia Here we Come', NAC. National Art Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
-2005: Napoli Presente, PAN/Pallazo della Arti Napoli, catalogue, Napels, Italy
-2005: 'The Earth seen from the Moon', Cesare Manzo Gallerie, Pescara, Italy
-2004: Ceramic Park Mino, Japan
-2004: Gallery Minonokuni, Tajimi, Japan
-2004: Genetologic Research, Galeria T293, Naples, Italy
-2004: 'Kunstruimte Wagemans', Beetsterzwaag, NL
-2003: 'Genetologisch Onderzoek',  TENT. Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam, NL
-2003: 'Art & Nature' Centre d’Art Contemporain, Sainte-Colombe sur l’Hers, France
-2003: 'Tortura Ex Machina', Toekomstige Kunstruimte Wagemans, Beetsterzwaag, NL
-2002: 'The Biggest Sculpture of the World', Museum Van Nagsael, Rotterdam, NL

Curated Shows/Projects

-2011: 'Back to the Future', with Wout Hoogendijk, CBKU, Utrecht, NL
-2010: 'Smooth Structures', SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, NL
-2009: ‘World Wide Wonders’, with Guy Bovyn, Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Ghent, Belgium
-2009: ‘Landscaping’, Galerie De Meerse/Oude Raadhuis, Hoofddorp, NL
-2008/2009: ‘CURATOR CURATOR’, with Maaike Gouwenberg, HISK, Ghent, Belgium
-2006:  ERforS III: ‘Georgia Here We Come!’, with Marjolijn Dijkman, Tbilisi, Georgia


-2008: Executive Forum on 'Time: Business Opportunity and Strategic Timing', Akademie der AachenMünchener, Bensberg, Germany
organized and produced by Luca Gatti and Alain Wouters, for Generali Group, Italy
-2008: 'RESET', roundtable discussion about collaborations in visual arts, Benedengalerie from De Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Kortrijk, Belgium
-2008: 'Nieuwe Grond: the Artist as Opinion Leader', Think Tank for Utrecht Cultural Capital 2018
organized by de Vrede van Utrecht and Walter Maas Huis, NL
-2007: 'Material Gathering' by Marjolijn Dijkman in THE ANNEX, Maastricht, NL
-2005: 'Rave Nature' (Scooter) by Dijkman/Osterholt in Marres, Maastricht, NL
-2005: 'Immortality Bar' by Toine Klaassen, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, NL
-2005: 'Basis' project by Dijkman/Osterholt in Artis, Den Bosch, NL
-2003: 'Legal Space/Public Space' project i.s.m. Piet Zwart Instituut, Rotterdam and Etablissement d’en Face Projects, Brussels


-2012: 'Plastic Reef', Revolve Magazine, Brussels, BE
-2011: 'Discovery Channel', Metropolis M, magazine, NL
-2011: 'Aan de wieg van de geschiedenis, elke dag', Over Vorm, Hans Theys, book, BE
-2011: 'Plastic Reef', National Geographic Kids, International edition
-2011: 'Plastic Reef', Tubelight, magazine, Rotterdam, NL
-2011: 'Plastic Reef', Nature and Environment magazine, Norway
-2011: 'Plastic Reef', Leeuwarder Courant, newspaper, NL
-2009: ‘Contemporary Cavedrawings’, Mister Motley #22, magazine, NL
-2009: ‘Europe2006-2014’: La documentation Française, Grande Europe N.7, newsletter, France
-2009: ' \ Archaeology of Genetology \ AG \ 1', published by Sign Gallery, Groningen, NL
-2008: 'Mo(NU)mentum', Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger and Kölnische Rundschau (newspapers), Germany
-2008: 'LOCALISMS', H art, (magazine), Belgium
-2008: 'LOCALISMS', Tubelight, (magazine), NL
-2008: 'Restauration du Lac de Montbel', Cover of S.MAG2 (magazine), NL
-2007: Colomn in S.MAG1(magazine), NL
-2007: ‘Europe2008: In Varietate Concordia’ (article), Yvi Magazine, NL
-2007: ‘Turn to Stone’, (catalogue), Museo Mineralogico Campano, Italy
-2007: ‘Museum Van Nagsael’, overview catalogue, Rotterdam, NL
-2006: ‘From Russia With Love’, KNACK Focus and H art (magazines), Belgium
-2006: ‘From Russia With Love’, Kunstbeeld (magazine) NL
-2006: ‘Europe2006’ in various media throughout the whole European Union (more info).
-2006: ‘Oil Well’, Television, Channel 1, Georgia
-2006: ‘Oil Well’, Television, IMEDI, Georgia
-2006: Georgia Here We Come, Article, Rustavi 2 and 24 Hours (newspapers) Georgia (2X)
-2006: Georgia Here We Come, Televisioninterview, 24 Minutes, Tbilisi, Georgia (2X)
-2006: Georgia Here We Come, Radioreview, Channel 1, Tbilisi, Georgia
-2005: The Ceramic Process, (catalogue), EKWC, ‘s Hertogenbosch, NL
-2005: Napoli Presente, PAN/Pallazo della Arti Napoli, (catalogue), Napels, Italy
-2005: Kunstkaufhaus, Mittelbayerische Zeitung, (newspaper), Germany
-2005: article in “Rotterdam Uit”, (magazine), june-july 2005, Rotterdam, NL
-2005: Art Rotterdam, (catalogue), Rotterdam, NL
-2005: The earth seen from the Moon, Il Tempo and Il Centro (newspapers), Pescara, Italy
-2005: The earth seen from the Moon, Segno (magazine), nr. 201, March/April, Italy
-2004: Ceramic Park Mino, ‘Gifu newspaper’, ‘Asahi’, ‘Chunichi’, (newspapers), Japan
-2004: ‘FlashArt’, (art magazine), n. 157, Italy
-2004: T293, ‘Il Mattino’ by Ricci D., 14 September, (newspaper), Italy
-2004: T293, ‘Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno’, 16 September, (newspaper), Italy
-2004: T293, ‘Giornata della Sera’ and ‘City Napoli’, (newspaper), Italy
-2004: Kunstruimte Wagemans door Klaas Koetje, Tubelight, (art magazine), NL
-2003: Art & Nature, (catalogus en DVD), France
-2003: Art & Nature, ‘L’Indépenance’, ‘La Pèche’,  (newspapers), France
-2003: Bospolder Tussen Dijken; ‘Rotterdams Dagblad’, ‘De Havenloods’, ‘Maasstad’ newspapers, ‘TV Rotterdam’, (television), NL
-2003: Tortura ex Machina; ‘Leeuwarder Courant’, (newspaper), NL
-2002: Museum van Nagsael <The Biggest Sculpture of the World>, ‘Rotterdams Dagblad’, (newspaper),
-2002: European Ceramic Workcenter (EKWC), ‘Brabants Dagblad’, (newspaper), NL
-2002: Galerie de 5er, ‘Rotterdams Dagblad’, (newspaper), NL
-1999: Dell’arte”, Net 5, (television), NL

Awards and Grants

-2011: Fernand Baudin Award, Best Artist Book 2010: 'Industrial Evolution', Brussels, Belgium
-2011: 3rd prize Best Solo Show, with Gallery Meessen De Clercq at ArtBrussels, Belgium
-2010: 'Art in the City' sculpture competition, 1st prize, ArtBrussels, Belgium
-2009: 'Fonds LIVE', Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
-2009: 'Ontwikkelingsbeurs', Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Belgium
-2008: 'Ontwikkelingsbeurs', Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Belgium
-2008: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds scholarship, NL
-2008: Consulate General of The Netherlands, Los Angeles, USA
-2007: Project subsidy for 'Constitution #345’ in Raid Projects, LA, USA from CBK Rotterdam, NL
-2006: ECF travel grand (Step Beyond) for ERforS 3: ‘Georgia Here We Come’
-2006: Royal Embassy of The Netherlands, Tbilisi, Georgia
-2006: Consulate General of The Netherlands, Los Angeles, USA
-2005: Basisbeurs, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
-2005: Consulate General of The Netherlands, Osaka, Japan
-2005: Royal Embassy of The Netherlands, Rome, Italy
-2004: Encouragement Award of The Oribex Ceramic Festival, Mino, Japan
-2004: Royal Embassy of The Netherlands, Rome, Italy
-2004: O&O subsidy for 'The Biggest Sculpture of the World' part 2: Taipei from CBK Rotterdam, NL
-2004: Stipend for TSOOC Artist in Residence Program from “Scholingsfonds voor Kunst en Cultuur”, NL
-2004: Charlotte Van Pallandt Award (nomination), NL
-2004: Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
-2002: Project subsidy for 'The Biggest Sculpture of the World' from CBK Rotterdam, NL
-2001: Startstipendium, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL
-2001: Stipendium and working period in The European Ceramic Workcenter (EKWC), Den Bosch, NL

Lectures and teaching

-2011: Guest teacher at HISK/Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium
-2011: Guest teacher at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL
-2010: Lecture at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL
-2010: Lecture about 'Platic Reef' at NEST, Den Haag, NL
-2010: Lecture about 'Plastic Reef' at 'Lost&Found', Waag Society, Amsterdam, NL
-2010: Guest teacher at Design Academy Eindhoven, NL
-2010: Lecture at Saltus Grammar School, Bermuda
-2009: Lecture about 'Plastic Reef', World Ocean Day, Rotterdam, NL
-2009: Lecture at USC / University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
-2009: Lecture at the Art Academy, Antwerp, Belgium
-2008: Lecture ‘This Is The Future Before It Happened’, in the framework of ‘Ecoscapes’, TENT. Rotterdam, NL
-2008: Lecture ‘Partners in Crime – The Artist as Curator’, LINEART, Ghent, Belgium
-2008: Workshop ‘LOCALISMS’, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, NL
-2008: Lecture at the Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
-2007: Lecture about Genetologic Research and Industrial Evolution at Theater de Kikker, Utrecht for the first 'Zondagsschool' in the framework of the Impakt Festival. With Bas Haring, Esther Mirjam Sent, Richard Rogers, Martijn de Waal, Jan van Nuenen and music by Oorbeek.
-2007: Presentation of ERforS III: ‘Georgia Here We Come!’ for TAM TAM in CBK Rotterdam, NL
-2007: Remapping Los Angeles/ Excavating the Future (a symposium by Martijn Hendriks and Maarten Vanden Eynde)
in the framework of 'Namiddagen van de Topografie' in the Beursschouwburg, Brussels, BE
Guest speaker: Tobias Zielony and virtual guest: davidkremers / Initiated by Dirk Lauwaert
-2007: Lecture about Enough Room for Space and Los Angeles Works at CBK Den Bosch (NL)
-2006: Lecture about Europe2006, Euregionaal Forum, Aachen, Germany / Initiated by BAVO
-2006: Presentation project for STORM, Satelieteiland, Den Haag
-2006: Lecture at the University of Samara, Russian Republic
-2006: Lecture at the Art Academy of Tbilisi, Georgia
-2004: Guest teacher at the Seika Elementary School and Minamigaoka Junior High School, Gifu, Japan
           Guest teacher at the Aichi Education University, Aichi, Japan
           Guest juror at the Tajimi pottery and Design center, Tajimi, Japan

Other activities

-2008-2010: Facilitator at Generali Group Innovation Academy - International Education
-2006-2007: Columnist of Tubelight, Magazine for contemporary art review
-2004: European Coordinator for the Artist in Residence-program “Minonokuni”, Tajimi, Japan
-2007: commission member of think tank KOR/ Kunst in Openbare Ruimte at STROOM Den Haag

-since 2005: Co-founder of Enough Room for Space, a mobile platform for site-specific projects

Recent Exhibits

Maarten Vanden Eynde participated in these exhibits:

May, 2016 Catastrophic Casualties & Casual Catastrophes
Meessen De Clercq
Dec, 2015 A.N.T.H.R.O.P.O.C.E.N.E
Meessen De Clercq
Nov, 2014 Homo Ludens
Meessen De Clercq
Feb, 2014 Proof of a Promise: Excavating the Future.
Locatie Z
Jan, 2014 beyond earth art
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Jun, 2013 I could have lived here
M - Museum Leuven
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