b. 1978, The Netherlands
Marjolijn Dijkman is a visual artist based in Brussels. Working in site-specific sculpture, video, photography, film, installation, and participatory projects, her multi-disciplinary and research based practice is concerned with residues of enlightenment ideology, manifestations of collective memory, and the blind spots of representation. Through their entanglement of different temporalities and geographies, her works propose alternate narratives and knowledge systems.
Informed by research and collaboration, her work engages different categories of thought – geography, ecology, museology, cosmology – through fictionalization and humor. Dijkman’s artworks can be seen as a form of science-fiction or speculative abstraction. Through their entanglement of different temporalities and geographies, her works propose unconventional collective narratives and alternative systems of knowledge.
Marjolijn Dijkman’s work has been presented at international venues such as Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst; Oldenburg, ICA, London; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Spike Island, Bristol; IKON Gallery, Birmingham; Berkeley Art Museum, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson; and De Hallen, Haarlem. She has also participated in numerous biennials, including Manifesta’s Parallèles du Sud, Marseille; Lubumbashi Biennale; Screen City Biennial, Stavanger; Sydney Biennial; Shanghai Biennial; Sharjah Biennial; and Mercosul Biennial. In 2005, Dijkman co-founded the interdisciplinary art organization Enough Room for Space together with the artist Maarten Vanden Eynde.