Marjolijn Dijkman (1978, NL) is based in Brussels, Belgium. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (2001), the MFA Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (2003) and was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (2006 – 2007). She is a tutor at the MFA AKV / St. Joost in ‘s Hertogenbosch since 2009.
Her practice is twofold: international ongoing projects and works developed in relation to specific contexts or interests, and initiatives such as Enough Room for Space. Her practice evolves from a wide spectrum of interests, with works ranging in media with appropriated aspects from culture and science, which are often entangling different temporalities and geographies. The works can be seen as a form of science – fiction; partly based on facts and research but often brought into the realm of fiction, abstraction and speculation. Enough Room for Space (ERforS) initiates experimental research projects and exhibitions since 2005. ERforS tries to act as freely as possible, always putting the context and the idea before the medium, challenging the barriers between different disciplines (artistic, scientific or activist).
Marjolijn had solo exhibitions at venues like: fig.-2, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, UK (2015); West Space, Melbourne, AU (2015); IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2011); Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2011); Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, US (2010). She participated in group exhibitions at amongst others: 11th Shanghai Bienniale, Shanghai, CN (2016); De Hallen, Haarlem, NL (2016); CCS Bard/Hessel Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson, USA (2016); Netherlands Photo Museum, Rotterdam, NL (2015); Museo Tamayo Art Contemporáneo, Mexico City, MX (2014); Gemeente Museum, The Hague, NL (2013); NiMK, Amsterdam, NL (2011); Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, NL (2010); 7th Mercosul Biennial Porto Alegre, BR (2009); Nam June Paik Museum, Yongin-si, KR (2008); MuHKA, Antwerp, BE (2008); 8th Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2007).
This residency was made possible through the support of Mondriaan Fonds.