Biography

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

2024
Upcoming  New Babylon revisited, NDSM Fuse (g)
Ongemak, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (s)

2023
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
Exodus.nu, 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

2021
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)

2020
De ongemakkelijke plek, Arti et Amicitiae , Amsterdam (s)
July, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland (g)

2019
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)

2018
Vorm in Herhaling (Form in repetition), Jansen – Kooy Gallerie, Warnsveld (g)
No 2 , Paleisstraat 107, Amsterdam (g)
Si.si.spex 7, Dogtime, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (g)

2017 
What is happening to our brain – Uncut, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (g)

Teaching / interactions

2023
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

2022
Guest lecturer, minor Immersive Environments, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Open studio, SÍM Korpulfstadir, Reykjavik

2021
Guest lecturer, Van Vollenhoven Instituut, Leiden University, Leiden

2020
Artist talk / Workshops, IOD International Association for Organizational Development, Heemstede
Artist talk, SÍM Korpulfstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland

Residencies

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

Education

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

Awards

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

Membership

Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam society of visual artists