Marjet Zwaans

Marjet Zwaans seeks proximity with the materials and people she works with. Although abstraction, statistics and rationality were central while studying economics, Zwaans strives to reverse these approaches in her artistic practice. With attention to ambiguities, she attempts to be sensitive to a polyphony of perspectives instead of diminishing them to a generalized structure, to reconsider assumptions, and to engage with intimacy and nuances. Interdependency and responsivity reflect among all Zwaans’ works, which expand and merge with one another through contagious collaborations.

Marjet Zwaans, LikenLichen: Silkscreen Workshop [work in progress], 2020

Marjet Zwaans, LikenLichen: Silkscreen Workshop [work in progress], 2020

Background Marjet Zwaans (1988) lives and works in Amsterdam and Maastricht, The Netherlands. She graduated from the Minerva Art Academy, Groningen and the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is currently artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht. Her work has been exhibited in art spaces such as Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam and Art Rotterdam and at Documenta14, Kassel, Germany and the Moengo Triennial in Moengo, Suriname.

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Marjet Zwaans
likenlichen: Silkscreen Workshop (2020)

Marjet Zwaans, LikenLichen: Silkscreen Workshop, 2020 Marjet Zwaans, LikenLichen: Silkscreen Workshop [work in progress], 2020
Marjet Zwaans

Work In Progress: Porcelain

(2020)

Marjet Zwaans, Work In Progress: Porcelain, 2020
Marjet Zwaans
Makaku l@bu (2019)

Photo by G.J. van Rooij

Marjet Zwaans, Makaku l@bu, 2019
Marjet Zwaans
Double Conscious Space (2018)

Marjet Zwaans, Double Conscious Space, 2018
Marjet Zwaans
Decentral Lecture (2017)

Collaboration with Saulė Vaivilavičiūtė and Yara Veloso

Marjet Zwaans, Decentral Lecture, 2017