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Maarten Vanden Eynde

The Other Side


Maarten Vanden Eynde (°1977) is a Belgian artist, living and working in Brussel (BE) and Saint Mihiel (FR). Vanden Eynde’s artistic practice consists out of sculpture, photography and installation, and is often context related. From the perspective of changes brought about by globalisation, Vanden Eynde asks question about evolution; what is progress? Are we moving forward? Where to? And why did we start moving in the first place?

His work is situated exactly on the borderline between the past and the future; sometimes looking forward to the future of yesterday, sometimes looking back to the history of tomorrow. He studied Free Media at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His postgraduate studies have included a year at the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles, USA, and two years at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. In 2005 he founded the organisation Enough Room for Space, a mobile platform for site-specific projects, together with Marjolijn Dijkman. He is represented by Meessen De Clercq Gallery in Belgium.


The Other Side
IKEA Vase
Brick Era +/-2000 A.D
Homo Stupidus Stupidus
Maarten Vanden Eynde - Genetologisch Onderzoek N° 23, 2005
Oil Bubble
Maarten Vanden Eynde - Industrial Evolution & Industrial Devolution, 2009-2010
Plastic Reef
P.O.P. / Portable Oil Peak
Preservation of Ikea tea-cup
Taxonomic Trophies
Restauration du Lac de Montbel

Art in public space (selection)



Flanders Arts Institute

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