Marijn van Kreij
Marijn van Kreij was born in Middelrode and studied at Grafisch Lyceum, Eindhoven (1996-1999) and AKV St. Joost, Breda (1999-2003) before becoming a resident at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst in Amsterdam (2005-2006). He has had solo exhibitions in Berlin, Zürich, Amsterdam, London, Budapest, Athens, Düsseldorf, Milan and Haarlem, often with contributions by other artists, designers, writers or musicians. Curatorial projects include The Passenger (Paul Andriesse, 2011), The Only Rule is Work (Galerie Waalkens, 2012) and 33 Drawings on Language and Communality in a Straight Line (Barbara Seiler, 2014). Van Kreij has won several awards, amongst which are Prix de Rome basic prize (2004), Uriot Prize (2006), Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst (2013) and most recently the ABN Amro Kunstprijs 2016. Van Kreij’s work is represented in museum and private collections in the Netherlands and abroad.