The works of Marius van Zandwijk are best described as paintings of inconvenient places. His works explore how his experiences of (social - cultural) inconvenience at places relate to more collective stories. Recently, the complex and changing intertwining of nature and culture emerged as major theme from this research.

In his works questions about remembrance are implied. Like reality, most works contain multiple narratives. Often narratives are juxtaposed in his works. For example: can we be in control of something uncontrollable?  

Exhibitions - selection

Kuiperdomingos Projects, Artspace 411 / Amstelkerk, Amsterdam (g)
Nieuw New Babylon, NDSM Fuse, Amsterdam (g)
Ongemak, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (s)

Open Space, SÍM Korpulfsstadir, Reykjavik (g)
Phenomenology of place, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (s)
Tijdgeest en spookbeelden
, NDSM Fuse, Amsterdam (g)
Lente salon, Artspace 411 / Amstelkerk, Amsterdam (g)

2022, Bijbels Museum / Buitenplaats Doornburgh (g)
Caging Clouds, NDSM Open, Amsterdam (s)
Schoonheid van imperfectie?, Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis / Yomooka Gallery, Leiden (g)
Odyssee 2.0, NDSM Fuse, Amsterdam (g)
Momentum, Treehouse Pavilion, Amsterdam (g), co-curator

Ode aan het Noord-Hollands landschap, Purmerends Museum, Purmerend (g)
Bound to Space, Dialogues on Dutch society, Leiden Shorts, Leiden (g)
Manuporta Festival, Kunsthalle Kohta, Helsinki (g)
Sprouts Alumni 2021, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (g)
Update I, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (g)

De ongemakkelijke plek, Arti et Amicitiae , Amsterdam (s)
July, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland (g)

Sprouts Young Talents, SBK, Amsterdam (g)
Graduation Show, Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (g)
Taking a Walk on the Wild Side, Fabulation Alternative Imaginaries in Art & Life - Uncut, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (g)

Vorm in Herhaling (Form in repetition), Jansen – Kooy Gallerie, Warnsveld (g)
No 2 , Paleisstraat 107, Amsterdam (g) 7, Dogtime, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (g)

What is happening to our brain – Uncut, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (g)

Teaching / interactions

Workshop phenomenology, perception and art, IOD International Association for Organizational Development, Montfoort

Memories, Neighbourhood connecting intiative Tuindorp Oostzaan - NDSM, workshops and show funded by Municipality of Amsterdam
Commemoration, time and urbanism, lecture, Death and birth festival, Amsterdam

Guest lecturer, minor Immersive Environments, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Open studio, SÍM Korpulfstadir, Reykjavik

Guest lecturer, Van Vollenhoven Instituut, Leiden University, Leiden

Artist talk / Workshops, IOD International Association for Organizational Development, Heemstede
Artist talk, SÍM Korpulfstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland


2024   Upcoming: Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
2023   SÍM, Reykjavik, Iceland
           AARK.FI, Archipelago Art Residency Korppoo, Finland
2022   SÍM, Icelandic Society of Visual Artists, Reykjavik
2020   SÍM, Icelandic Society of Visual Artists, Reykjavik


BFa   Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
MSc  Public Administration, Leiden University  


2020   Buning Brongers Prijzen, nominee
2019   SBK Sprouts Young Talent Award, nominee


2024    member supervisory board of SBK, Amsterdam
2024    member Financial Committee of Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam